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Gregory Ariail grew up in Buford, Georgia. For a year he was a trail worker in the Rocky Mountains. Currently he's a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Michigan. [email]

Jenni B. Baker is the editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her own poems—both found and not—have been published in more than two dozen journals. In her current project, Erasing Infinite, she creates found poetry from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, one page at a time. [email] [website

Katharine Coles' fifth poetry collection, The Earth Is Not Flat (Red Hen 2013), was written under the auspices of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program; ten poems from the book, translated into German by Klaus Martens, appeared in the summer 2014 issue of the journal Matrix. A professor at the University of Utah, in 2009-10 she served as the inaugural director of the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute. She has received grants and awards from the NEA, the NEH and, in 2012-13, the Guggenheim Foundation.

The Poet Dot Devota: "My story written in the sand! Laziness, despair, / Worldly pressures, travelling, & dirty clothes, / the need for sleep, / Contempt for time -- and more despair. Oh yes; I'm a writer / Daring enough to make the sand my paper."   —Rosemary Tonks

Michelle Dove is the author of Radio Cacophony, forthcoming from Big Lucks Books. Recent writing appears in Chicago Review, ILK, Cloud Rodeo and Sixth Finch. [email]

Alisa Golden writes, makes art, teaches bookmaking at California College of the Arts and is the author of five instructional books, including Making Handmade Books. Her essays, short stories and poems have been published in several magazines including Safety Pin Review, 100 Word Story, NANO, and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (UK), among others. She edits Star 82 Review and rearranges matter in the one-square-mile city of Albany, CA. [website]

Kenny Gordon lives and works and writes with his family in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah. Everything you've heard is true. He's sorry. [email]

John Oliver Hodges lives in Brooklyn and teaches writing at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He has published two books of fiction: The Love Box, a collection of short stories, and War of the Crazies, a novella. His writing and photography have appeared in numerous journals, including The Masters Review, Oxford American Magazine, Juxtapoz, and Cream City Review. [email]

Daniel Hornsby's work has appeared in Indiana Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Journal, and Unstuck. He is 25. [email]

Julius Kalamarz collects shoguns with no mind for empire. [email] [tumblr] [website]

J. Robert Lennon is the author of seven novels and two story collections, including See You in Paradise, published by Graywolf Press in fall 2014. He teaches writing at Cornell University. [website]

Aditi Machado has a chapbook called The Robing of the Bride (Dzanc, 2013) and poems published in The Iowa Review, MiPOesias, Better Magazine, LIES/ISLE, and elsewhere. She edits poetry for Asymptote, an online journal of translation. [email] [website]

Andrew Maynard is from Arizona. His recent works have appeared in Bayou Magazine, Switchback, and Essay Daily. Beginning in spring 2015, he'll be the post-graduate teaching fellow at the University of San Francisco. [email]

Alex McElroy's fiction appears or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, Tin House Flash Fridays, Nashville Review, Gigantic Sequins, and elsewhere. He currently serves as the International Editor for Hayden's Ferry Review. [email] [blog]

Paula Mendoza has/will have work in Drunken Boat, Washington Quarterly, Ilk, PANK, and elsewhere. She blogs for the Michigan Quarterly Review, and is the assistant poetry editor for Newfound Journal and Coconut. She's currently at work on poems with demons inside them, and welcomes any advice, anecdotes, and specialized knowledge from demonologists. Amateurs preferred. [email] [tumblr]

Thomas Mira y Lopez received his MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona. There, he was an editor at Sonora Review and Fairy Tale Review. His work is forthcoming in The Pinch and Seneca Review, or read online at Green Briar Review and PANK.

Jeffrey Morgan is the author of Crying Shame (BlazeVox [Books], 2011). His poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Cutbank, Pleiades, Rattle, Verse Daily, and West Branch. [email] [tumblr]

JoAnna Novak is the Pushcart Prize nominated author of Laps (Another New Calligraphy, 2014), a limited-edition art book of short fictions, and Something Real (dancing girl press, 2011), a prose chapbook. With Thomas Cook and Tyler Flynn Dorholt, she edits and publishes Tammy. She lives in Massachusetts, where she is working on a memoir. [website]

Brian Oliu is originally from New Jersey and currently teaches at the University of Alabama. He is the author of So You Know It's Me (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2011), a series of Craigslist Missed Connections; Leave Luck to Heaven (Uncanny Valley Press, 2014), an ode to 8-bit video games; and i/o (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2015), a memoir in the form of a computer virus. His works in progress deal with professional wrestling, long distance running, and NBA Jam (not all at once). [website]

Dustin Parsons's essays have appeared recently in Indiana Review, Seneca Review, Crab Orchard Review, and others. He lives in Western New York with his wife and sons. [email] [website] [twitter]

Ryan Sheldon is a PhD candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Other work appears in Toe Good Poetry. [email]

Lindsay Stern's first book, Town of Shadows, was adapted into a dance in 2013 by Loud Hound Movement, a collective based in New York City. A former Watson Fellow, she received the Amy Award for poetry in 2014. Her work has appeared in CASE, American CircusWeird Fiction ReviewPANKand The Faster Times, among other publications. Her second book, Lüz, is forthcoming in 2015 from Ravenna Press. [email] [website]

Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has appeared in Salt Hill Journal, PANK, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2014, Columbia Poetry Review, Washington Square Review, and on Verse Daily. She serves as a poetry editor for The Adroit Journal, and recently co-edited Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She is currently a student at the University of Cambridge, where she studies English literature and attempts to assimilate. [email]