Matthew Graham is the author of three books of poetry, World Without End, New World Architecture, and 1946, and is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Vermont Studio Center. He teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana.
Tom Wilhelmus is professor emeritus of English at the University of Southern Indiana. His reviews of contemporary fiction appear frequently in The Hudson Review.
Formerly muscle for the IRS, Ron Mitchell is the co-founder and former editor of RopeWalk Press. He teaches composition, creative writing, and literary editing & publishing at the University of Southern Indiana.
Joan Kempf deJong is an associate professor of graphic design at the University of Southern Indiana. With over ten years of teaching experience, she currently teaches courses in graphic design, computer graphics, web page design, digital illustration and multimedia. Her work has been exhibited locally and regionally and is included in private and corporate collections. Presently, her computer-generated work consists of a mixture of object-oriented and representational figures as well as bitmapped abstractions.
Alice Shen teaches playwriting, theatre history, and English composition at USI. She received her MFA from Virginia Tech and her BA from James Madison University. Her full-length play, Entitled, won the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Charles M. Getchell New Play Award in 2010.
Jim Hunter was educated at Miami (OH) University and earned his MA in English at Virginia Tech. He currently teaches Composition and literature at USI, and he has worked as an actor, a cook, an accountant, and a paramedic.
Anthony Rintala is a poet and English instructor at the University of Southern Indiana.
Marcus Wicker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His first book, Maybe the Saddest Thing, was selected by DA Powell for the National Poetry Series and is forthcoming from Harper Collins in October. The recipient of a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has also held fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Indiana University, where he received his MFA. Wicker joined the creative writing faculty at the University of Southern Indiana in the fall of 2012.
Leisa Belleau teaches courses in humanities, literature, and creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana. As a Southern Illinois University graduate student, her work was nominated for the AWP Intro Award for Fiction, and she continues to publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Sarah Wangler’s poems have recently appeared in Cream City Review, Field, Moon City Review, Superstition Review, The Tusculum Review, and the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. She has also worked as an editorial assistant for the journals Cimarron Review and Passages North.
Matthew Guenette is the author of American Busboy (Akron Series in Poetry) and Sudden Anthem, winner of the 2007 American Poetry Journal Book Prize from Dream Horse Press. His poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, DIAGRAM, The Greensboro Review, Indiana Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The National Poetry Review, and other publications.
Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is a poet, professional editor, and educator living in Denver, CO. He is the author of a collection of poems, Ghost Gear; editor of Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days; series editor of Floodgate Poetry Series: Three Chapbooks by Three Poets in a Single Volume; founder of FineArtsEditing.com; and founder and managing editor of PoemoftheWeek.org. Learn more at AndrewMK.com.
Mihaela Moscaliuc's first poetry collection, Father Dirt, was published by Alice James Books in 2010. Her poems, translations, reviews, and articles have appeared in The Georgia Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Poetry International, Pleiades, Arts & Letters, Connecticut Review, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. Moscaliuc teaches at Monmouth University and in the MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation at Drew University.
Rebecca Hazelton has been published in Agni, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review; featured on Verse Daily and Ink Node; and included in Best New Poets 2011. She was the 2010-2011 Jay C. and Ruth Hall Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Creative Writing Institute. Her book first book, Fair Copy, won The Ohio State Press/The Journal poetry award in 2011, and her second book, Vow, is from Cleveland State Press. In 2012, she won The Discovery/Boston Review Prize.
Cassidy Helms is a junior at USI, planning to graduate in the fall of 2015 with a BA in Spanish language and culture and English rhetoric and writing. She hopes to pursue a career in publishing and editing and/or a hobby in travel blogging. Her current hobbies include reading, journaling, cooking and any outdoor adventure activity there is available. Her addictions include coffee, running, the sun, and New Girl.
Sean Adams is an English major with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition and a minor in journalism. He is also a drummer/songwriter.
Shannon Gray is a senior at USI, majoring in English with a rhetoric and composition emphasis. She will graduate in the fall of 2015 and plans to attend law school.
Nigel Parker is a junior at USI currently pursuing a BA in English with an emphasis on rhetoric and writing.
Katy Reuter is a senior at USI; she is an English major with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition, and plans to graduate in the spring.
Theresa Stiers is a senior at USI. She is majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. She will graduate in the spring of 2016 and plans to pursue a career as a fiction writer.