Contributor Notes

COLLEEN BARAN is a Canadian artist and writer.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Berkeley Poetry Review, Pleiades, NDR, Room, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2019. She was the winner of Prism's 2019 Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize.

CONOR BRACKEN is the author of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour, and translator of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine's Scorpionic Sun. He teaches English at the University of Findlay.

ALI BLACK is a writer from Cleveland, Ohio. She is the poetry editor for Gordon Square Review and her work has appeared in A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts From a Segregated City, december, The Rumpus and jubilat

JACK CHRISTIAN is the author of the poetry collections Family System and Domestic Yoga.

CAROLINE CRUMPACKER is author of Astrobolism and the chapbooks Recherche Theories, The Institution in Her Twilight and Upon Nostalgia. Her work has appeared in A Best of Fence, American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics, and Love Poems by Younger American Poets.

CYNTHIA CRUZ is the author of the poetry collections Guidebooks for the Dead, Dregs, How the End Begins, Wunderkammer, The Glimmering Room, and Ruin; the novella Steady Diet of Nothing (forthcoming from Four Way Books); and the critical essay collections Disquieting: Essays on Silence and The Melancholia of Class (forthcoming from Repeater Books). 

JEFF DOLVEN teaches poetry and poetics at Princeton University. He is the author of Senses of Style, Scenes of Instruction, and the admittedly hasty Take Care; as well as a volume of poems, Speculative Music. He is an editor-at-large at Cabinet magazine.

KEITH DONNELL, JR. is an Oakland-based poet/book editor. His recent translations have appeared in Puerto del Sol's Black Voices Series, Fourteen Hills, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019. His first collection, The Move, is forthcoming in 2021.

KATE GARKLAVS lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the chapbook Diffusely Yours, and her work has appeared in Juked, NOO Journal, Tammy, and Wigleaf. She is the prose editor of the Portland-based Submission reading series.

KATHERINE GIBBEL is a poet. Her chapbook Prairie will be published by Ethel Press in summer 2020.

ROBIN GOW is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE. His poetry has recently been published in POETRY, New Delta Review, and Roanoke Review

JORIE GRAHAM is a professor at Harvard University. Graham is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship. Her latest book of poems is Fast

MYRONN HARDY is the author of Radioactive Starlings. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. He lives in Maine.

KATHLEEN HELLEN is the author of The Only Country was the Color of My Skin, Umberto's Night (winner of the Washington Writers' Publishing House prize), and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento.

MICHAEL HURLEY is the author of the chapbook Wooden Boys. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Cincinnati Review, Spillway, Sugar House Review, The Massachusetts Review, Copper Nickel, FIELD, Blackbird, and Guernica. He is from Pittsburgh.

JULEEN EUN SUN JOHNSON was born in Seoul, South Korea, adopted and taken to Valdez, Alaska. Johnson earned an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work has been published in Cirque: A Literary Journal, The Dunes Review, and Indianapolis Review.

ANASTASIOS KARNAZES is a teaching fellow at Columbia University with recent writing at Recliner, BOMB, and The Iowa Review.

RAMI KARIM is a writer and editor living in New York. He is the author of Smile & Nod and The closer you look the faster I disappear. His novel Crybaby will be published in 2021. An editor at Pinko, he teaches writing and literature at the City University of New York and the college re-entry program at Fountain House.

ADA LIMÓN is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry) and Bright Dead Things. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency MFA program, and the online and summer programs for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

NICK MAIONE is the author of 1000 NAMES FOR A DAY, an ongoing poem-project. It occasionally features cameos by others who have been inspired to offer names of their own in the quest to reach one thousand. Any who wish to participate is welcome to submit their day-names or images through the email found on the site

LAURA S. MARSHALL is a poet, educator, and former linguist. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Bennington Review, Trestle Ties, 8 Poems, juked, decomP magazinE, Epigraph Magazine, Califragile, and Junoesq. She is an MFA candidate at UMass Amherst.

LYNN MELNICK is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Refusenik (forthcoming 2021). I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive, a book about Dolly Parton that is also a bit of a memoir, is forthcoming in 2022.

LAUREN MILICI is a Florida native who writes poetry, teaches English, and is currently getting her MFA in creative writing somewhere in the mountains of West Virginia.

RAJIV MOHABIR is the author of two poetry collections, and a translator. His memoir Antiman won the 2019 New Immigrant Writing Prize from Reckless Books and is forthcoming in 2021. He is an assistant professor of poetry in the MFA program at Emerson College, and translations editor at Waxwing

MADELEINE MORI is a Japanese-American poet originally from San Francisco. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in BOAAT, Cosmonauts Avenue, Salt Hill, Sixth Finch, and The Cincinnati Review. She is the Poetry Editor at Pigeon Pages and lives in Brooklyn.

MEEREE ORLANDINI is a poet and fiction writer based in South Philadelphia. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of the Arts. By day, she is an assistant first grade teacher at Germantown Friends School.

SUPHIL LEE PARK was born and grew up in South Korea. She holds a BA in English from NYU and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bennington Review, Colorado Review, Ploughshares, Sugar House Review, and The Malahat Review.

SAL RANDOLPH is an artist and writer who lives in New York and works between language and action. She is also a Zen practi-tioner and senior student of Roshi Enkyo O'Hara at the Village Zendo. 

DAVID RICHARDSON is a writer and editor. Recent work can be read in jubilat, apricota, and The Proceedings of ESTAR(SER). He is a co-founder of dispersed holdings, an art space and publishing project based in New York City. 

JON RUSESKI is the author of the chapbooks Sporting Life and Neon Clouds. He co-edits b l u s h, an online poetry journal and publishing imprint.

CHELSI SAYTI is a second year MFA poet at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She completed her BA in Philosophy at West Virginia University and considers Appalachia central to her poetry and nonfiction.

MAYA SHARPE is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New York and Los Angeles. Maya's passion lies in exploring composition as a means to demonstrate that there is more of a connection and love between people than the politically derived disconnect and hatred.

ALANA SOLIN is a writer from New Jersey. She currently lives in Brooklyn. 

JORDAN STEMPLEMAN is the author of nine collections of poetry including Wallop, No, Not Today, and COVER SONGS COVER SONGS COVER SONGS OFF DAYS (forthcoming). He co-edits The Continental Review, serves as the faculty editor for Sprung Formal, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series. 

ROSIE STOCKTON is a poet based in Los Angeles. Their first book, Permanent Volta, recipient of the 2019 Sawtooth Prize, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press in 2020. Their poems have been published by Publication Studio, Monster House Press, Big Big Wednesday, Flint Magazine, A Plume Journal, and WONDER

BRITTANY TOMASELLI earned her MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her chapbook Since Sunday won the 2018 Omnidawn Chapbook Prize. Her work can also be found in Fairy Tale Review, The Wanderer, and Columbia Poetry Review

OJO TAIYE's poem "Elegiac" is the winner of the 2019 Hart Crane Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Grist Journal, Fiddlehead, The Well Review, Lambda Literary, Glintmoon, Banshee, Ruminate, Savant-Garde Journal, and Strange Horizon.

ZOE TUCK was born in Texas, became a person in California, and now lives in Massachusetts. She is the author of Soft Investigations and Terror Matrix. Her website is

LENA KHALAF TUFFAHA is a poet, essayist, and translator. She is the author of Water & Salt (winner of  the 2018 Washington State Book Award), Arab in Newsland, and Letters from the Interior.

LYDIA WILSON is a British researcher and scholar of the Middle East currently affiliated with the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, as well as the City University of New York. She edits the Cambridge Literary Review and has published essays and articles in magazines and academic journals including The New York Review of Books, Nautilus, and The Nation

EMMA WIPPERMANN is a poet in New York. Her first book, Pleasure as a Series of Objects, is forthcoming. She has an MFA from Brown University and is working on a poem-novel about Joan of Arc/Arkansas.

LEAH XUE'S poetry has appeared in the Harvard Advocate, Prelude, and DIAGRAM. She received a Galway Kinnell Memorial Scholarship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers in 2019. She earned her MFA at the University of Michigan, and lives in lower Manhattan with the dog Poopy Xue. 

FELICIA ZAMORA is the author of Quotient, Body of Render, Instrument of Gaps, & in Open, Marvel, and Of Form & Gather. Her work may be found or is forthcoming in Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Lana Turner, North American Review, Poetry Daily, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Missouri Review Poem of the Week, The Nation, Verse Daily, and West Branch