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Earth's Gravitational Pull Causes Cracks on the Moon. Oil and spray paint on canvas, 20 x 16 in. 2019. [c] Danielle Klebes.

Danielle Klebes has exhibited at notable galleries and museums including Albany Center Gallery in Albany, New York, the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Helikon Gallery in Denver, Colorado, Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vermont, and 77 Galleiy in Rutland, Vermont, as well many other galleries in West Virginia, Massachusetts, Florida, and Istria, Croatia. She was an artist in residence at MASS MoCA in November 2018 and at Vermont Studio Center in March 2019, and she has several domestic and international residencies coming up in 2019 and 2020. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online publications. Klebes holds an m fa in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Timea Balogh is a Hungarian American writer and translator with an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her debut short story was nominated by Juked for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and she has another story forthcoming in Passages North. She has been an American Literary Translators Association Travel Fellow, and her translations of Hungarian prose and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in the Offing, Waxwing, Asymptote, Washington Square Review, and Arkansas International, among others. She divides her time between Las Vegas and Budapest.

Julia Eagleton's work has appeared in the Emerson Review and The Faber Academy Anthology. She was a finalist for the Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize and a semifinalist for the American Short Fiction Halifax Ranch Prize, and she received an honorable mention in Glimmer Trains Short Story Award for New Writers.

Willie Fitzgerald is a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. His fiction has appeared in the Stranger, Hobart, and elsewhere. For five years, he helped run APRIL, a nonprofit dedicated to small press publishing.

Rochelle Hurt is the author of In Which I Play the Runaway (Barrow Street), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems (White Pine). Her poetry and nonfiction appear in Ninth Letter, Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She lives in Pittsburgh and teaches at Slippery Rock University.

Sabrina Islam is from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She spent her early childhood in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. She holds an MFA in creative writing from University of Maryland, where she teaches college writing. Her writing engages with return, lost love, and family relationships. Her stories can be found in Flock, Acta Victoriana, and the minnesota review.

Christina Ma-Kellams teaches psychology to undergraduates in California when she isn't writing. Her fiction has appeared in zYZZYVA, the Kenyon Review, Baltimore Review, Gargoyle, Necessary Fiction, Paper Darts, and elsewhere, ad her nonfiction has been published in the Wall Street Journal and by Rowman and Littlefield.

Becky Mandelbaum is the author of Bad Kansas, winner of the Flannery O'Conner Award. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, the Missouri Review, the Georgia Review, Electric Lit, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. Originally from Kansas, she now lives in Washington State and teaches at Hugo House in Seattle. Her first novel is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. Visit

Gretchen VanWormer grew up in Burlington, Vermont. She is the author of a chapbook of essays, How I See the Humans (CutBank), and her essays have appeared in the Journal, Brevity, miCRo: The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in Stillwater, Oklahoma.


Akpa Arinzechukwu is the author of City Dwellers (Splash of Red).

Peter Balakian is the author of seven books of poems, four books of prose, and three collaborative translations from the Armenian. Ozone Journal won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He teaches at Colgate University.

Robert Bedick is the author of the novels Tomas and The Zimmerman File as well as An Argument in Favor of Television and Other Stories.

Despy Boutris's work has been published or is forthcoming in Palette Poetry, Third Coast, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast Online, and more. Currently, she teaches at the University of Houston and serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast.

Fiona Chamness is a writer and musician from Ann Arbor, MI. Her work appears or is forthcoming in PANK, Blood Lotus Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and the Indiana Review, among others, and appearls in several anthologies and in the collection Feral Citizens, coauthored with Aimee Le. She was the recipient of Beloit Poetry Journal's Chad Walsh Prize. Chamness writes and performs as a solo musician and with queer feminist punk band Cutting Room Floor. She is currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University, Newark.

Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, NC. He is the author of two poetry collections, River Hymns (APR/Honickman First Book Prize), and Cardinal, forthcoming from Copper Canyon. A former Ruth Lilly finalist and Cave Canem fellow, Daye won this year's Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship and served as the Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence at UC Santa Barbara. Most recently, he was awarded a Whiting Writers Award.

Marie Etienne is the author of nine collections of poems, five novels, and three books on the theater. She spent her childhood in Indochina, in what is now Vietnam, during World War II and the beginning of the Viet Minh struggle for independence, and continued her education in Africa and in France. Roi de Cent Cavaliers/King of a Hundred Horsemen, translated by Marilyn Hacker, was published by FSG and received the 2009 American PEN Award for poetry in translation. This sequence is from Le Livre des recels (Flammarion).

David Groff's book Clay was chosen by Michael Waters for the Louise Bogan Award. His collection Theory of Devolution was selected by Mark Doty for the National Poetry Series. He has co-edited two anthologies, Who's Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners and Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS. An independent book editor, he teaches poetry and nonfiction in the MFA program at the City College of New York.

Marilyn Hacker is the author of fourteen books of poems, including Blazons (Carcanet) and A Stranger's Mirror (Norton), and an essay collection, Unauthorized Voices (Michigan). Other translations of French and Francophone poets include Venus Khouiy-Ghata's A Handful of Blue Earth (Liverpool) and Emmanuel Moses's Preludes and Fugues (Oberlin). She received the 2010 PEN Voelcker Award and the international Argana Prize for Poetry from the Beit asSh'ir/House of Poetry in Morocco in 2011. She lives in Paris.

Yael Hacohen is a PhD student at UC Berkeley. She has an MFA in poetry from New York University, where she was an NYU Veterans Workshop Fellow, international editor at Washington Square Literary Review, and editor-in-chief at Nine Lines Literary Review. Her poems appear or forthcoming in the Poetry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Every Day Poets Magazine, and many more. She was a finalist in the Glimmer Train Very Short Story Competition, the Consequence Prize in Poetry, and the MSLexia Poetry Prize for Women.

Isabel Henderson received her fiction MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BA from Princeton University. Her work has previously appeared in The Atlantic. She lives in Iowa City.

Lynne Knight has published six full-length poetry collections and six chapbooks, along with I Know (Je sais), a translation, with the author Ito Naga, of his Je sais. Her awards include publication in Best American Poetry, a Poetry Society of America award, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Rattle Poetry Prize. She lives on Vancouver Island.

George Looney's books include the recent Red Mountain Press Poetry Prizewinning What Light Becomes: The Turner Variations, Meditations Before the Windows Fail, Monks Beginning to Waltz, A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness, and the award-winning novel Reportfrom a Place of Burning. He founded the BFA Program at Penn State Erie, edits Lake Effect, and is translation editor of Mid-American Review.

Jennifer Manthey's poems have appeared in journals including Calyx, Crab Orchard Review, Palette Poetry, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She received her MFA from Hamline University in St Paul and lives in Minneapolis.

Chloe Martinez's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications including Waxwing, the Normal School, the Collagist, PANK, and the Common. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a semifinalist for the 2018 Perugia Prize, a book reviewer for RHINO and a reader for Adroit. She is the program coordinator for the Center for Writing and Public Discourse at Claremont McKenna College as well as Lecturer in Religious Studies. Visit

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh has published poetry and essays in the American Poetry Review, the Kenyon Review, AGNI, Feminist Studies, and other journals. Her book of literary criticism entitled Male Poets< and the Agon of the Mother: Contexts in Confessional and Postconfessional Poetry was published this year. She lives with her husband and their three children in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Maxine Scates is the author of three books of poetry, Undone (New Issues), Black Loam (Cherry Grove), and Toluca Street (Pittsburgh). She is also co-editor, with David Trinidad, of Holding Our Own: The Selected Poems of Ann Stanford (Copper Canyon). Her work has received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Oregon Book Award for Poetry, and two Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Eugene, OR.

Iggy Shuler is a poet and essayist from South Carolina. Her work has been recognized by the National Young Arts Foundation and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Alabama. A multiple Pushcart nominee, she is the author of several poetry chapbooks and a recent collection, Stories to Read Aloud to Your Fetus (Finishing Line Press). She is currently doing readings from her debut fiction collection, Every Mask I Tried On, which won the Brighthorse Books Prize. She has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net. She serves as Poetry Editor for Pidgeonholes and President of the Alabama State Poetry Society.

Brian Swann is the author of the story collection Not the Real Marilyn Monroe (MadHat Press) and the forthcoming Another Log on the Fire: New and Selected Fiction (MadHat). He is also the author of Sunday Out of Nowhere: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow).

M. Lock Swingen was born and raised in North Dakota. His work has appeared in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Harvard Review, the Kenyon Review, and the London Magazine. He currently lives in San Francisco, CA.

Patrick Sylvain is a poet, social and literary critic, and photographer. His work has been published in several creative anthologies and reviews including: African American Review, AGNI, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Caribbean Writers, Ploughshares, and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. Sylvain's academic essays are anthologized. Sylvain received his BA from the University of Massachusetts, an EdM from Harvard, and an MFA from Boston University as a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow. He is on faculty at Brown University's Africana Studies. He is also the Shirle Dorothy Robbins Creative Writing Prize Fellow at Brandeis University. His poetry chapbook, Underworlds, is published by Central Square Press, and more work is forthcoming from Beacon Press.

Chionia Uramas work has been published in Pleiades, Blackbird, Paper Darts, and the Normal School and is forthcoming in the Southern Humanities Review. She received the Fresh Shaw Fiction Prize and an honorable mention in the Lindenwood Review Lyric Essay Contest. Urama is a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship alumna and a graduate of the University of Miami MFA program where she was a Michener Fellow. She teaches creative writing and composition at the University of New Orleans.

Tara Westmor is an anthropologist poet, raised in Dayton, Ohio. She received her m fa in poetry from New Mexico State University. She has been published in the Cincinnati Review, the Greensboro Review, Hunger Mountain, Split Rock Review, and elsewhere. She was the runner-up for the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.

He Xiang lived in Beijing as a child.


David Hicks is the author of White Plains, a novel in stories and a professor of English and Fulbright Scholar at Regis University, where he also cofounded and codirects the Mile-High MFA. He lives with his wife Cynthia in Colorado. Visit

Graham Oliver lives and teaches near Austin, Texas, his work has previously appeared in the Rumpus, Electric Literature, Ploughshares's blog, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in fiction and an ma in rhetoric and composition from Texas State University. Visit Twitter @grahammoliver.

Amy Small-McKinney's work has been published in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, the Cortland Review, Construction, Connotation Press, and elsewhere. Her second full-length book of poems, Walking Toward Cranes, won the Kithara Book Prize (Glass Lyre Press). Her poems have also been translated into Romanian and Korean. Small-McKinney's reviews of poetry books have appeared in a number of journals. Small-McKinney recently completed her MFA in poetry from Drew University.


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