Emily August is an Assistant Professor of British Literature at Stockton University. She lives in Philadelphia, and dreams of Minnesota’s pine forests and lakes, amidst which she was born and raised.

Jeffery Berg grew up in Six Mile, SC and Lynchburg, Virginia. His poems have appeared recently in the Leveler and glitterMOB. A Virginia Center of the Creative Arts fellow, Jeffery lives in the East Village and blogs at jdbrecords.

Destiny Birdsong is a poet and essayist whose work has either appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, At Length, Vinyl, and elsewhere. She is a lecturer and academic advisor at Vanderbilt University.

Keegan Cook Finberg‘s poetry has recently appeared in Two Serious Ladies and Bone Bouquet. Her critical writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Canada and Beyond, Textual Practice, and The Believer. She currently teaches English at Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville with another literary critic and a dog.

Amit Majmudar is a widely published poet, novelist, and essayist. His next collection, Dothead, is forthcoming from Knopf in March 2016.

Jessica Ratigan‘s work has appeared in Blackbird, Hunger Mountain, and other journals. Ratigan currently lives in Hampton, Virginia, where she teaches English and creative writing at Hampton High School.

John Rauschenberg owns a literary bar in Brooklyn, Pacific Standard. He has published poems in West Branch, Good Foot, 32 Poems, La Fovea, poemeleon, and the Shadowbox Press chapbook The Musculature of Small Birds.

Freya Sachs lives, writes, and teaches in Nashville, Tennessee.

Matthew Buckley Smith is the author of Dirge for an Imaginary World, Winner of the 2011 Able Muse Book Award. His poems have appeared in AGNI, Harvard Review, Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter.

Cedric Tillman is a Cave Canem fellow. His debut poetry collection, entitled Lilies in the Valley, was published by Willow Books in 2013. Cedric lives in Charlotte.

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