Carl Phillips is the author of twelve collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Silverchest. His honors, among many others, include the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Theodore Roethke Foundation Memorial Prize and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Male Poetry. He has four times been named a finalist for The National Book Award.

Martha Serpas has published two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche (New Issues) and The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton). Her third, The Diener, will be published by LSU Press in early 2015. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Image, and Southwest Review. A native of southern Louisiana, she co-produced Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands. She is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston and also serves as a hospital trauma chaplain.

Elyse Fenton is the author of the poetry collection, Clamor, which was awarded the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize. Her second manuscript, Sweet Insurgent, won the Alice Fay di’Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her poetry and prose have been published in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Zzyzyva, The New York Times, and elsewhere.

Michael Tyrell is the author of the poetry collection The Wanted and has published poems in many magazines, including recent issues of Fogged Clarity, The New Republic, and The Iowa Review. With Julia Spicher Kasdorf, he edited the anthology Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn.

Jay Nebel‘s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, Tin House and other journals. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children, and drives a juice truck for a living.

Matthew Olzmann’s first collection of poems, Mezzanines (2013) was awarded a Kundiman Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, Gulf Coast and Rattle, among many other journals. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman, the Kresge Arts Foundation and Bread Loaf, Olzmann currently teaches at Warren Wilson College and is co-editor of The Collagist.

Daniel DeVaughn is the executive editor of the arts journal Cumulus, as well as the co-curator of the The Daily Dive, an online forum for the exchange of literature, music and visual art. He holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, and has received fellowships from Sewanee, the Norman Mailer Writer’s Workshop, and the Vermont College of the Fine Arts.

Samantha Farrell is a songwriter who makes her home in Boston. She has released two full-length albums, Spiritus and Luminous, and two EPs, In Between Stories and Softly Swooning World. Farrell has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Matthews’ Band, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Nathanson, among others.

Ree Davis is an author living in Virginia. Her work has appeared in Narrative, Menacing Hedge, and Daedalus: The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other journals. Her story “Watermark” won Narrative‘s Fall 2007 Fiction Contest. She holds a Master of Architecture from UNC Charlotte and an MFA from Queens University.

Sara Azriel is a singer and multi-instrumentalist living in Providence, RI. Her music has been featured on both PBS and NBC, and she has held the stage at such nationally renown venues as Royce Hall, Narrow’s Center for the Arts and The Knitting Factory. She holds a degree from Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

Mary Jane Ansell was a finalist for the prestigious BP Portrait Award in 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Based in the UK, she shows internationally and has recently participated in group and solo exhibitions in London, New York, Singapore and Los Angeles. Mary Jane’s work has also been featured on the covers of recent novels, including those of New York Times bestseller Tiffany Baker. She has exhibited several times with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Mark Powell studied painting and drawing at the University of Huddersfield. Since graduating he has had shows in America, Europe, and across the United Kingdom.

Koji Takei is a mixed media artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. His art has been exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum, the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, and the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica. He is currently represented by the William Turner Gallery. Takei has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, Otis College of Art and Design and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is a current faculty member at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Tarn Painter-MacArthur‘s work has appeared in The Columbia Review, Blue Earth Review, Willows Wept Review, and the anthology “Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man.” He’s the recipient of the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Award, and the Penny Wilkes Writing and the Environment Award. Currently he lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he’s the Walter and Nancy Kidd Fellow at the University of Oregon.

Michael McDermit is an artist living in Oregon. He is a contributing member of the My Idea of Fun artist collective that is based out of his flood-famous hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His writing and music are archived on the website, along with a plethora of great art from better artists. He is a music editor at Impression of Sound, and also contributes photography to a correspondence blog called Rubber Necking.

Matthew Nienow is a poet and ship builder living in Port Townsend, Washington. His poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, Southwest Review, Narrative and Crazyhorse, among many other journals. His work has twice been anthologized in Best New Poets (2007, 2012) and has earned him awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation and Artist Trust. He was named a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellow by the Poetry Foundation.

Robert Earle is the author of the novels, The Way Home and The Man Clothed in Linen, in addition to a book of non-fiction entitled Nights in the Pink Motel: An American Strategist’s Pursuit of Peace in Iraq. He has degrees in literature and writing from Princeton and Johns Hopkins and lives in Arlington, Virginia, following a twenty-five year career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Scott Hightower is the award-winning author of four books of poetry and Hontanares, a bi-lingual (Spanish-English) collection (Devenir, Madrid, 2012). In 2008, Hightower’s work garnered a prestigious Barnstone Translation Prize. Besides reviewing poetry for Fogged Clarity, he is a contributing editor to The Journal and the editor of the bi-lingual anthology Women Rowing: Mujeres A Los Remos (Mantis Editores, 2102). He is adjunct faculty at NYU. Hightower, a native of central Texas, lives and works in New York and sojourns in Spain.

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