Kevin McLellan is the author of Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015) and the chapbook Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010), a collaborative serious with numerous women poets. The chapbook Shoes on a wire (Split Oak Press) and the book arts project [box] (Small Po[r]tions) are both forthcoming. He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize, and his poems have appeared in journals including: American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, Salt Hill, West Branch, Western Humanities Review, Witness, and several others. Kevin lives in Cambridge MA. (Author photo by Jonathan Sachs).
Anne Lesley Selcer is an art writer and a poet in the expanded field. Her collection from A Book of Poems on Beauty was chosen for the Gazing Grain publication award in 2014. She is also the author of Banlieusard commissioned by Artspeak (Vancouver), as well as two chapbooks. Writing has most recently appeared in Fence, Armed Cell, and The Chicago Review, and has been included in three anthologies. She has produced art writing for catalogs or monographs for Centre A, the Or Gallery, the Belkin, and the Helen Pitt, TV Books (Deitch Projects, NY), as well as for Fillip and SFMoma's Open Space. This Fall, 2nd Floor Projects (San Francisco) commissioned a limited edition chapbook, and a visual critical essay is forthcoming from Insert Blanc press. Fortune Sequence for Two Voices will screen at the Visible Verse festival. She was recently an artist-in-residence at Krowswork (Oakland).
Sandy Longhorn is the author of three books of poetry: The Alchemy of My Mortal Form, which
won the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths
(Jacar), and Blood Almanac (Anhinga). New poems have appeared in burntdistrict, Crazyhorse,
Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hotel Amerika, The Southeast Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere.
Longhorn teaches at the University of Central Arkansas for the Department of Writing and
the Arkansas Writer’s MFA Program. In addition, she co-edits the online journal Heron Tree,
serves as a reader for the online journal One, and blogs at Myself the only Kangaroo among the
Natalie Eilbert received her MFA in poetry from Columbia University, where she was awarded the 2010 Linda Corrente Poetry Prize. A recent fellow in the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars, her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Barn Owl Review, La Petite Zine, Two Serious Ladies, No, Dear, Boxcar Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura Neuman's person has circulated in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle. In addition to The Busy Life, she/ze is the author of Stop the Ocean (Stockport Flats). Other poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, OmniVerse, Fact-Simile, EOAGH, and Troubling the Line: An Anthology of Trans & Genderqueer Poetry (Chax Press and Nightboat). Dance co-conspirations have included collaborations with The Workshop for Potential Movement as well as GRIT, a non-collaboration investigation into process with Philadelphia-based choreographer Greg Holt. A former member of Seattle's Margin Shift Poetry Collective, she currently teaches creative writing and composition at Temple University and the Community College of Philadelphia.
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback, 2010), and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples, 2013). Her writing has appeared in Bitch, Hyperallergic, The Hairpin, and The &NOW Awards 3: Best Innovative Writing (&NOW, 2015), and is forthcoming in the second edition of Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics (Saturnalia, 2016). Marisa is founding editor of the feminist website WEIRD SISTER, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Lancaster, PA.
Meg Thompson lives and writes in Cleveland, Ohio. Her chapbook of poems is Farmer (Kattywompus, 2015) and more of her work can be read at DIAGRAM, Sundog Lit, Neutrons Protons, Lumen, The Journal, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She blogs at sleepingforzero.blogspot.com and tweets at @DianaCopenhagen.
Renée E. D’Aoust’s first book Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press) was a Foreword Reviews "Book of the Year" finalist and she is the recipient of grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and a fellowship from the NEA Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism. She is the winner of the “Midnight Sun Fiction Award” from Permafrost and the “Intro to Journals Nonfiction Award” from AWP, and seven of her essays have received “Notable” listings in the Best American Essays series. Recent and forthcoming publications include Brevity, Los Angeles Review of Books, Ragazine, Rain Taxi, and Trestle Creek Review. D’Aoust volunteers as a mentor for AWP's "Writer to Writer" program, as an Idaho Master Forest Steward, and as an editor/writer for Women Owning Woodlands. She teaches online at North Idaho College and Casper College, and lives in Idaho and Switzerland. Follow her @idahobuzzy and please visit www.reneedaoust.com.
Erin Costello is a poet, digital artist, and web designer who holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2009 she founded SpringGun Press with Mark Rockswold: a print press for books of poetry, and a bi-annual online journal of poetry, flash fiction, and electronic literature. She has received awards for both her traditional and electronic writing and her work has been featured in various venues and publications. Originally from Northern California, she currently lives in Denver where she enjoys the incredible literary/art scene and works as an online marketer.
j/j hastain is the inventor of The Mystical Sentence Projects and is author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), Apophallation Sketches (MadHat Press), Luci: a Forbidden Soteriology (Black Radish Books), The Non-Novels (Spuyten Duyvil) and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance of Experimental Realisms. j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky.
Nora Boydston is a writer, editor, and teacher. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the New School. Her essays and book reviews have been published in The Curator Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and The Collagist.
Linda Chavers is a writer from Washington, DC. By day she teaches awesome books in Temple University's Intellectual Heritage and English Departments. By night she writes on girlhood, blackness and disability. Currently, her favorite living author is Marlon James. Learn more at www.lindachaversphd.com. Follow her @dorismariahphd.
Brianna Low was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her MFA from Indiana University. More of her writing can be found at briannalow.com.
Kelly Lorraine Andrews' poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, Prick of the Spindle, SELFISH, and Love Me, Love My Belly, among others. She is the author of the chapbooks I Want To Eat So Many Kinds of Cake With You (forthcoming, Dancing Girl Press) and Mule Skinner (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). She coedits the online journal Pretty Owl Poetry, and you can find additional information about her publications along with a slideshow of her cats at kellyandrewspoetry.com.
Cassandra Eddington lives, writes, and teaches in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she received her MFA in Poetry from Colorado State University. Her chapbook manuscript was a finalist in Ahsahta Press' 2012 Sawtooth Poetry Prize competition. Recent work can be found online in Word For/Word, Otoliths, and ditch. Other work is forthcoming in La Vague.
slp is a poet, songwriter, musician, and educator living in Colorado, who can be found vaguely under-promoting her first studio album widow’s daughter, or hermette-ing with her Smith-Corona typewriter and her melancholia. slp received an MFA from Colorado State University in 2013. She lives with a dog named Fred.