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A Swiss native, E.C. Belli’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, Gulf Coast, FIELD, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Antioch Review, Western Humanities Review, Caketrain and also in Europe: revue littéraire mensuelle, PO&SIE and Voix d’Encre (France). She has been mistaken for a citizen of Sweden, "Swederland,” Swaziland, and has been believed to speak Swedish, "Swederlish," and/or "Swiss." While her plight is considerable, she finds comfort in extended opening hours and apéritifs. [email]

David Blair's poems have recently appeared in Slate, storySouth, and Ploughshares. His first book Ascension Days won the Del Sol Poetry Prize. He is an associate professor at The New England Institute of Art. [email]

Jack Boettcher is the author of Theater-State, a novel from Blue Square Press. Recent stories are in Dark Sky, Fence, and Puerto del Sol. [email]

Ryan Collins is the author of a chapbook, Complicated Weather. Some of his recent work has appeared in Leveler, Spittoon, H_NGM_N, Jellyfish, Knock, and Handsome. He lives in the Illinois Quad Cities. [email]

Claudia Cortese’s poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2011, Crazyhorse, and RATTLE, among others, and can be found online at Nashville Review and Front Porch Journal. Cortese just completed her first book of poems, Cut a Hole and Pull You Through, which explores trauma, myth, fairy tales, and girlhood. She lives and teaches in New Jersey. [email]

Originally from Tallahassee, Lightsey Darst writes, dances, writes about dance and other arts, and teaches in Minneapolis. Her books are Find the Girl (Coffee House, 2010) and DANCE (forthcoming from Coffee House in 2013). You can find her poetic work in Typo, Spork, and Triquarterly Online, and forthcoming in VOLT. Her criticism is online at mnartists.org and Bookslut, among other publications. [email]

Oliver de la Paz is the author of three books of poetry. The most recent book, Requiem for the Orchard, was published by the U. of Akron Press. He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology A Face to Meet the Faces: an Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poems. [email]

Tim Earley is the author of two collections of poetry, Boondoggle (2005) and The Spooking of Mavens (2010) and is at work on a third, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery. His work has appeared in Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Typo, La Petite Zine, Green Mountains Review, Perihelion, Conduit, and other journals. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi and teaches at Ole Miss. [email] [website]

Mined Muzzle Velocity (Lowbrow Press) is Jennifer H. Fortin's first book. Dancing Girl Press published her chapbook If Made Into a Law in 2011. Another chapbook, Nicole C. (Apartment 4), was published as part of the Dusie Kollektiv in 2011. Another is forthcoming from Poor Claudia. With three other poets, she founded and edits LEVELER. [email]

Christine Gosnay, formerly a violinist, translator, ne'er-do-well, and software analyst, lives high atop a peak in the Santa Cruz mountains with her husband and daughters. Her poems and essays are in recent or upcoming issues of the Santa Clara Review, Cactus Heart, The Rumpus, Beecher's Magazine, Anemone Sidecar, Prick of the Spindle, Straight Forward Poetry, and the anthology Shared Light. She is the founding editor of The Cossack Review. [email] [twitter] [website]

Dan Gutstein is the author of non/fiction (Edge Books, 2010, stories) and Bloodcoal & Honey (WWPH, 2011, poems) and has published stories and poems widely in journals and magazines. He works at MICA (Baltimore), lives in D.C., and rides the MARC (commuter rail) in between. He has been declared the 2010-2011 No. 1 "hottest" professor in America by the web site Rate My Professors, and his body temperature has risen as a result, a phenomena he describes as "personal warming." [email]

Rose Hunter is the author of the poetry book to the river (Artistically Declined Press, 2010). She lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. [email] [website]

Drew Krewer's work can be found in Fairy Tale Review, Trickhouse, and Poor Claudia. His chapbook, Ars Warholica (2010), is available from Spork Press. He is the founding editor of The Destroyer. [email]

Eric Linsker's poems have recently appeared in Hi Zero and Lana Turner. He coedits The Claudius App. [email]

Matt McBride’s poems have previously appeared in/ are forthcoming from FENCE, Forklift, Ohio, InkNode, Juked, Little Red Leaves, Mississippi Review, Meridian, New Collage, Packingtown Review, and Smartish Pace, amongst others. He works on staff at two journals, Cincinnati Review and Memorious. [email] [blog]

Gary L. McDowell is the author of American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize, and co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2009). His poems, essays, and stories are forthcoming in The Tusculum Review, Barn Owl Review, Burnside Review, HTMLGIANT, Monkeybicycle, and Hotel Amerika, among others. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. [email]

William Minor's poems have appeared in Dusie, Coconut, and La Petite Zine. His first book, tree on the outside, was released last year by Coracle press. [email]

Christopher Mohar has taught fiction at two UW's (Seattle and Madison) and in a men's correctional facility, and in past lives has been a metallurgical engineer, a busboy, and a legal assistant’s assistant. Some of his recent and forthcoming work can be found in Creative Nonfiction, LIT, Gastronomica, The Journal, The Southwest Review, and the anthology New Stories from the Midwest (Indiana University Press). In his free time, Christopher bends wires into interesting shapes.

Timothy David Orme is a writer and filmmaker. His films have shown at large and small festivals around the world, and his second book of poetry, Oponearth, is forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books

Jay Pabarue's poems have appeared recently in Gargoyle, Redactions: Poetry and Poetics and Pear Noir, and his nonfiction has appeared in Philadelphia Stories. He is currently a sophomore at Yale University.

Elena Passarello is a performer, a cat-herder, the first female winner of the Stella Shout Out screaming contest in New Orleans, and the author of Let Me Clear My Throat, which Sarabande will publish this fall. She encourages you to learn more about Hector, the sassy ventriloquist dummy that took her quiz, at the website of Hector's handler, T. Foley, [here]. [email]

Hilary Plum is co-director of Clockroot Books and lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Recent prose and criticism have appeared in The Collagist, The Critical Flame, The Rumpus, and Kenyon Review Online.

John Pursley III teaches at Clemson University. He is the author of If You Have Ghosts, the Editors' Poetry Prize Selection for Zone 3 Press, and four chapbooks, most recently, A Story Without Poverty (Stepping Stones Press). His work has appeared in AGNI, Colorado Review, and Poetry.

Sean Rys lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he teaches composition and creative writing at the University of Arizona. You can find his most recent work in the online journal elimae. [email]

Max Sheridan lives and writes in Nicosia, Cyprus. [email] [website]

Terese Svoboda's fifth book of poetry is Weapons Grade published by the U. of Arkansas Press. Poems forthcoming in Poetry, Plume, The Awl, and Agricultural Reader.

Dennis James Sweeney's work has appeared or is upcoming in places like elimae, Juked, Mid-American Review, and PANK. He is from Cincinnati but lives in north India. By the time you read this, he may very well be back in the United States of America. [email]

Regina Valluzzi has always pursued art in tandem with her technical achievements in Nanotechnology and Biophysics. A trained scientist who spent years as a researcher in the Chemical, Physical and Biological Sciences, her experience is evident in her approach to painting as both an art and a science. She has shown in several juried exhibitions, and her work is included in private collections in the US, UK, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bulgaria, and Malta. [website]

Nico Vassilakis works with both textual and visual alphabet. Recent books include Staring @ Poetics (Xexoxial Editions, 2011), West of Dodge (redfoxpress, 2010), Protracted Type (Blue Lion Books, 2009), staReduction (Book Thug, 2008), and Text Loses Time (Many Penny Press, 2007). His Vispo videos have been shown at festivals and exhibits of innovative language art. He was a founding member of the Subtext Collective. Nico, along with Crag Hill, edited THE LAST VISPO: A Visual Poetry Anthology 1998-2008, forthcoming from Fantagraphics Books (Fall 2012). [email] [website] [youtube]

Jonathon Walter's work has appeared in The Atlantic. He is an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel's poems and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space; Fairy Tale Review; No, Dear; Sixth Finch; Asymptote; Lana Turner Journal; and Fawlt Magazine, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and is an editor at Argos Books. [email]