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.

Barton Carroll, a singer and songwriter from North Carolina, has released several acclaimed folk albums, including Together You and I and The Lost One. His most recent record, Avery County, I’m Bound to You came out this autumn.

Nikki-Lee Birdsey was born in Piha, New Zealand. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and holds a BA from New York University. Her work has been published in The Broome Street Review, the Claudius App, Petri Press, and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook Free That Hooker from Aero Press (Spring 2012).

Scott Hightower is an award winning poet, translator, and the author of four books. This fall, Hontanares/Fountains, a bi-lingual book, is forthcoming from Devenir, Madrid. Hightower teaches as adjunct faculty at NYU. A native of central Texas, he lives in Manhattan and sojourns in Spain.

Jenn & Basho have released two full-length albums—2012′s Take the Air and, more recently, Tarantula Arms. When not touring the country they live in Portland.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Middle of Nowhere (Olivia Eden Publishing) and the forthcoming poetry chapbooks The Complete Absence of Twilight (Mad Hat Press), Echo’s Bones and Danger Falling Debris (Red Bird Chapbooks), and An Armed Man Lurks in Ambush (unbound CONTENT). He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.

Janet Chalmers is an author and poet living in New York. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Inkwell, Barrow Street, Kenyon Review, The Mom Egg and Chelsea, among other journals. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

Cindy Hunter Morgan is the author of two chapbooks – The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker won The Ledge Press 2011 Chapbook Competition, and Apple Season won the Midwest Writing Center’s 2012 Chapbook Contest. Her poetry has appeared in the journals A cappella Zoo, Bateau, Sugar House Review, Weave and West Branch, among many others. She teaches Creative Writing at Michigan State University.