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Johanna Goodman is an internationally exhibited artist whose principal medium is collage. Her work has also garnered gold medals from The Society of Illustrators and awards from American Illustration, Communication Arts, and The Society of Publication Design. Goodman’s work has been featured in a wide variety of publications from The Guardian and Marie Claire to VICE and  Creative Review. Her work has also been included in several books about  illustration, art, and collage, including Illustrators Annual, The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art 3, The Collage Ideas Book, and Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits.


José A. Alcántara has worked at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station; on a fishing boat in Alaska; as a baker in Montana; and as a calculus teacher in Cartagena, Colombia. He is the author of The Bitten World: Poems (Tebot Bach, 2022). His poetry has appeared in American Life in Poetry, Poetry Daily, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Poetry Northwest, Bennington Review, Rattle, The Southern Review, and The Slowdown. Alcántara lives in western Colorado and wherever he happens to pitch his tent.

William Archila’s poems have been featured in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day and have been published in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, AGNI, The Missouri Review, and Tin House, among others. He’s also been featured in Spotlight on Hispanic Writers at the Library of Congress. His first book, The Art of Exile, won the International Latino Book Award in 2010. Archila’s second book, The Gravedigger’s Archaeology, won the 2013 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize and was also a finalist for the International Latino Book Award in 2016.

Ruth Awad is a Lebanese-American poet, a 2021 National Endowment for the Arts Poetry fellow, and the author of Outside the Joy (Third Man Books, 2024) and Set to Music a Wildfire, winner of the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Alongside Rachel Mennies, she is the co-editor of The Familiar Wild: On Dogs and Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2020 and 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work appears in POETRY, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, AGNI, The Believer, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, The Missouri Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.

Chee Brossy is the author of the chapbook Burntwater and the collection The Strings Are Lightning and Hold You In. His poems have appeared in Narrative, Colorado Review, AGNI, Red Ink Magazine, Denver Quarterly, Taos Journal of Poetry, and Prairie Schooner.

Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark, which received the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, serves as poetry editor of New England Review, and teaches at the University of Texas in Austin. Her third book of poems, An Authentic Life, is forthcoming in 2024.


Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and author of Deluge, winner of the 2021 Levis Reading Prize, the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry, and longlisted for the 2021 PEN Open Book Award, and four chapbooks. Her honors include multiple Pushcart Prizes, grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Cleveland State University, where she was the inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing & Publishing. Her poems appear in The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Atlantic, POETRY, and elsewhere. Chatti is a Provost Fellow at the University of Cincinnati and teaches in Pacific University’s MFA program.

Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Revising the Storm, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. His third book, One Wild Word Away, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2024. He has received fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Whiting Foundation, and his poems have been published in The Atlantic, New England Review, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Oxford American, PBS NewsHour, and Ploughshares. Davis teaches with the University of Arkansas’s Program in Creative Writing & Translation and with The Rainier Writing Workshop.

Deaf and genderqueer poet Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. She is a recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Recent work can be found in The Best American Poetry 2020 and The New York Times. Day is an assistant professor of English and creative writing in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

Maggie Graber is a queer poet from the Midwest and the author of Swan Hammer (Michigan State University Press, 2022), winner of the 2021 Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize and a nominee for a 2023 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award. Her work has appeared in The Journal, South Dakota Review, The Louisville Review, RHINO Poetry, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. Graber currently lives and teaches in Oxford, Mississippi, where she earned her PhD.

Rebecca Gayle Howell is a 2019 United States Artists Fellow in poetry. Her Best Book of the Year honors include those from The Best Translated Book Awards, Foreword INDIES Awards, The Nautilus Awards, Ms. Magazine, Book Riot, and  Poets & Writers. Howell is the long-time poetry editor of the Oxford American  and an assistant professor for the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing & Translation. Her most recent book is What Things Cost: An Anthology for the People, co-edited with Ashley M. Jones.

Lucas Jorgensen is a poet and educator from Cleveland, Ohio. He holds an MFA from New York University where he was a Goldwater Fellow. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from POETRY, The Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, and others.

James Kimbrell’s poems have appeared in POETRY, The Nation, Ploughshares,  and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. He has published three books of poetry, The Gatehouse Heaven, My Psychic, and Smote, and was co-translator of Three Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-seon, and Choi Young-mi, all with Sarabande Books. The recipient of a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a recent National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Kimbrell teaches in the Department of English at Florida State University.

Virginia Konchan is the author of four poetry collections, including Bel Canto and Hallelujah Time, and a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift, and co-editor of Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems (University of Akron Press, 2023). Recipient of fellowships from the Amy Clampitt Residency, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Konchan’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Atlantic, American Poetry Review, The Believer, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day.

Keith Leonard is the author of the poetry collection Ramshackle Ode. His poems have appeared recently in American Poetry Review, The Believer, New England Review, POETRY, and Ploughshares, among others. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’  Conference, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. Leonard lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Christopher Brean Murray is the author of Black Observatory, winner of the 2022 Jake Adam York Prize. He has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and Inprint Houston, and he served as online poetry editor of Gulf Coast. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bennington Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, New Ohio Review, Quarterly West, Washington Square Review, and other journals. Murray lives in Houston.

Sam Ross is the author of Company, winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry from the Publishing Triangle. He lives in New York.

Callie Siskel is the author of Two Minds, forthcoming from W. W. Norton in 2024. Her recent poems appear in The Atlantic, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. Siskel is a poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Matthew Tuckner is a PhD candidate in English with a specialization in creative writing at the University of Utah. His debut collection of poems, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, American Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, Copper Nickel, The Common, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, West Branch, and Poetry Daily, among others.


Andrew Furman is a professor of English at Florida Atlantic University and teaches in its MFA program in creative writing. He is the author, most recently, of the novels Jewfish and Goldens Are Here and the memoir Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair with Florida. His essays and stories have appeared in such publications as Prairie Schooner, Oxford American, The Southern Review, Santa Monica Review, Ecotone, Willow Springs, The Wall Street Journal, Poets & Writers, and The Florida Review. Furman’s next novel, The World That We Are, is forthcoming in 2025 at Regal House Publishing.

Mathew Goldberg’s stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Shenandoah, StoryQuarterly, and The Atlantic, among others. His debut novel,  Roan, is a literary Southern noir. Goldberg lives with his wife and son in Missouri.

Alena Graedon’s first novel, The Word Exchange, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and Paperback Row pick. It has been translated into eight languages. Her nonfiction has been published in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times Book Review,, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, and Guernica, among other publications. Stories from her collection-in-progress have appeared in The Paris Review, VICE, and Southern Humanities Review. Graedon has received fellowships from MacDowell, Ucross, Yaddo, Lighthouse  Works, Jentel, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont  Studio Center.

Brigitte Hoarau lives and writes in the Blue Ridge Mountains and serves as an assistant professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, where she is slowly developing an undergraduate creative writing program. She holds an MFA from Georgia State University.

Hannah Thurman is a Brooklyn-based writer originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, whose short stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Meridian, and others. The winner of The Florida Review’s 2023 Editor’s Prize for Fiction, she has been chosen for conferences/residencies at Bread Loaf, Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. Thurman recently completed her first novel.


Carolyn A. Fox is the author of an upcoming memoir, To the Moon and Back, about growing up the daughter of a rocket scientist who helped NASA design the fuel system that put the first humans on the moon. Formerly the host of the syndicated broadcast radio show, Carolyn Fox’s Hollywood Spotlight, she is currently working on a fiction project.

David McDannald co-authored The Last Great Ape with activist Ofir Drori. His work has been published in Glimmer Train, TriQuarterly, Oxford American, and The American Scholar.