Satarah Wheeler is a MFA candidate at The University of Kansas. Her current poetic interests include building a giant city out of high-powered telescopes one poem at a time. Her work appears in Midwestern Gothic, Moon City Review, Cave Region Review, Elder Mountain: A Journal of Ozarks Studies and others. She was raised in Branson, MO.
Deanna Paul is a New York City attorney by way of Miami Beach, Florida. Though a full time lawyer, she has spent the last two years taking writing courses at New York University’s School of Continuing Professional Studies and Gotham Writers and poetry workshops through UCLA Extension, Brooklyn Poets, and Poets House. This is her first poetry publication.
C.T. McGaha is a writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. His work has previously appeared in Potluck Mag, 90s Meg Ryan, and others. When he’s not writing, he’s reading apocryphal texts from the early Desert Fathers or driving around town listening to Modest Mouse.
Safwan Khatib is from Indianapolis, Indiana and currently lives in New York City where he is an undergraduate student at Columbia University. His poetry most recently appears in The Adroit Journal.
Elvira Basevich lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches philosophy at Queens College, CUNY, where, in between lectures on god and the human spirit, she sits in a grey, windowless room and makes idle conversation with Brodsky’s ghost and writes love letters to the Atlantic Ocean.
Cathy Allman’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in California Quarterly (CQ), Caveat Lector, Crack the Spine, The Critical Pass Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Edison Literary Review, Elysian Fields, Front Range Review, Off the Coast, The Old Red Kimono, On Location, Pearl, Penmen Review, Peregrine, Pisgah Review, River Poets Journal, The Potomac Review, The Round, Sanskrit, Talking River, Terminus, and Town Creek Poetry.
Marjorie Thomsen earned her MSW from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her first collection of poetry, “Pretty Things Please” will be published in 2016 (WordTech/Turning Point). She received the New England Poetry Club’s 2012 Firman Houghton Award and won first place in The University of Iowa’s School of Social Work National Poetry Contest. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies, most recently in “FEAST” (Black Lawrence Press), which includes poetry and recipes. Marjorie lives in Cambridge, MA.
Anna B. Sutton is a poet and publisher from Nashville, TN. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, Brevity, and other journals. She received her MFA from UNC Wilmington and a James Merrill fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. She is a co-founder of The Porch Writers’ Collective in Nashville, poetry editor at Dialogist, a reader at Gigantic Sequins, a designer for One Pause Poetry, and project manager at John F. Blair, Publisher. She lives and works in Winston-Salem, NC.
Nicholas Kerklaan lives in Edmonton, Alberta. This is his first published poem.
M.K. Foster’s poetry won the 2013 Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, has been recognized with an Academy of American Poets Prize, and has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast; The Account; H.O.W. Journal; B O D Y; The Baltimore Review; The Journal; Ninth Letter; Radar Poetry, and elsewhere. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and starting this fall, she will be a Ph.D. student in English Literature through the Hudson Strode Renaissance Program at the University of Alabama.