Emily Brandt is a Brooklyn-based poet, teacher, and co-founding editor of No, Dear. She received her MFA from New York University, where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop. She’s been in residence at Saltonstall and Elsewhere. Emily does what she can to help out VIDA. She’s a Leo hitched to a Pisces.
Alyse Bensel is the author of Shift (Plan B Press, 2012) and has poems most recently forthcoming or in Mid-American Review, Cold Mountain Review, Heavy Feather Review, and Ruminate. She is currently a PhD candidate in creative writing specializing in poetry and eco-lit at the University of Kansas.
Candice Wuehle is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City, Iowa, holds a Masters in Literature from the University of Minnesota and is a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas where she is a Chancellor’s Fellow and Assistant Poetry Editor of Beecher's Magazine. Some of her poems can be or will be found in The Volta, Inter|rupture, NOO, Boaat, Fairy Tale Review, BlazeVOX, SOFTBLOW, Similar:Peaks:: and The Atlas Review.
Irène Mathieu is a writer and medical student at Vanderbilt University. Before medical school she studied International Relations at the College of William and Mary and completed a Fulbright Fellowship in the Dominican Republic. Irène’s poetry, prose, and photography have been published or are forthcoming in The Caribbean Writer, the Lindenwood Review, Muzzle Magazine, qarrtsiluni, Extract(s), Callaloo Journal, and elsewhere.
A native of the once-booming aluminum town of New Kensington, PA—just north of Pittsburgh—Meghan Tutolo spends her days juggling life and art. She writes and edits for the marketing department of an Italian foods company, teaches English Composition at a local college, and paints ferociously.
Kassandra Lee grew up in San Diego, California. Her poems have most recently appeared in The Columbia Review and Quarto Literary Magazine. She received her Bachelors in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University. She lives in Beijing where she works as an arts educator.
Jeanine Deibel received her MFA in Poetry at New Mexico State University. She works as an Editor for Bone Bouquet, Noemi Press, and Puerto del Sol. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Eleven Eleven, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Whiskey Island, among others. She is the author of the chapbook, IN THE GRAVE (Birds of Lace Press, 2013). For more information, visit: jeaninedeibel.weebly.com.
Alyson Miller teaches literary studies at Deakin University, Geelong. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in both national and international publications, along with a book of literary criticism, Haunted by Words: Scandalous Texts (Peter Lang,
Kelly Andrews's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, Uppagus, Thirteen Myna Birds, Weave Magazine, Pear Noir, and Philadelphia Stories. She coedits the online journal Pretty Owl Poetry and has a hand in creating B.E. Quarterly, a sometimes-quarterly zine. She’s currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing at The University of Pittsburgh as a part-time student and works full-time as an assistant managing editor at an economic journal.
Portia Elan lives with her Gemini cat in the San Francisco Bay Area; she attends the MUSE program at UC Berkeley and teaches in Oakland. She recently completed her MFA in Poetry at the University of Victoria. She also holds degrees in Library Science (Univ. of Illinois, ’11) & Medieval History (Stanford, ’10).
Shira Richman’s poems, short stories, essays, and interviews have been published or are forthcoming in Bayou, PANK, Copper Nickel, Newfound, Palooka, Third Coast, Spoon River Poetry Review, Willow Springs, PopMatters, Crab Creek Review, Knockout, the Seattle Metro buses, and elsewhere. She lives in Nuremberg, Germany, where she studies German and Germans. She has been known to Bark for a literary blog (http://thebarking.com).
KJ Hannah Greenberg, a three time Pushcart Prize Nominee, one time Best of the Net nominee, and an actual National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar, gave up all manners of academic hoopla to raise children. Hannah is an Associate Editor for Bound Off! and for Bewildering Stories.
Christina M. Rau is the founder of Poets In Nassau, a reading circuit on Long Island, NY. She teaches English at Nassau Community College where she also serves as Editor for The Nassau Review and Coordinator of the Creative Writing Project. . Her own poetry has appeared on gallery walls in The Ekphrastic Poster Show, on car magnets for The Living Poetry Project, and most recently in the journals Technoculture, Crony, and Redheaded Stepchild.
Alison Carter is the author of A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues Press) and Here Versus Elsewhere (Insert Blanc Press) as well as several shorter collections, including Sum Total (Eohippus Labs), All Bodies Are The Same and Have The Same Reactions (Blanc Press), and Shadows Are Weather (Horse Less Press). Allison works in mental health and lives in Los Angeles, CA with her partner Julien and their dog, Little Cowboy. accarter.com
Alexandra Isacson is an Arizona State graduate who lives and teaches in the Phoenix area. She is the author of the poetry chapbook written to honor the visual arts & humanities, Poetic Anthropologies, (Medulla Publishing, 2011). She is a Pushcart (2012, 2010) & Best of the Net Anthology (2009) nominee.