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Spring 2023


Meghan Hildebrand resides in the qathet Regional District in the Canadian province of British Columbia and has been painting and exhibiting since 1997. Her work has been acquired internationally by public and private collections. Hildebrand’s next body of work, “Lightningwise,” will debut at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg in May 2023.


Jan Beatty is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award for her memoir, American Bastard. Her sixth book, The Body Wars, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Poems have been published in The New York Times Magazine, POETRY, The Best American Poetry, Pleiades, New England Review, Copper Nickel, and North American Review. Awards include the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Artists Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation, and a Creative Achievement Award in Literature from the Heinz Foundation.

Sébastien Luc Butler is a Poe/Faulkner fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia. His writing has been featured in The Michigan Daily and is forthcoming from The Journal. He is the recipient of the 2021 Hopwood Award for Poetry from the University of Michigan. Butler hails from Dexter, Michigan, and  currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brittany Cavallaro is the author of the poetry collections Girl-King and Unhistorical, both from University of Akron Press. Individual poems have  appeared in The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Tin House, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, and scholarships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Cavallaro is also The New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes novels for young adults.

Cortney Lamar Charleston is the author of Telepathologies and Doppelgangbanger. He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent  Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and he has also received fellowships from Cave Canem and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, his poems have appeared in POETRY, The Nation, The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, Granta, and elsewhere. Charleston serves as a poetry editor at The Rumpus and on the editorial board at Alice James Books.

James E Cherry’s latest poems can be found in or are forthcoming from Fare Forward; Birmingham Poetry Review; and Black Fire This Time, an anthology. He is the author of three collections of poetry, two novels, and a collection of short fiction. His latest novel, Edge of the Wind, was re-released in 2022 from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Cherry has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and is an adjunct professor of English at the University of Memphis Lambuth. He is president of the Griot Collective of West Tennessee, a poetry workshop.


Dante Di Stefano’s most recent work is the book-length poem Midwhistle (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023).

Chelsea Dingman’s first book, Thaw, was chosen by Allison Joseph to win the National Poetry Series. Her second book, Through a Small Ghost, won the Georgia Poetry Prize. A third collection, I, Divided, is forthcoming from LSU Press in 2023. Dingman’s work can be found in The Southern Review, The New Republic, and Kenyon Review, among others. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Alberta.

Jennifer Funk is a native Californian trying to prove her mettle in New England. A graduate of Bennington College and of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers, she has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as well as The Frost Place. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Four Way Review, Cimarron Review, Nashville Review, The Boiler, and elsewhere. Funk’s debut collection of poetry, Fantasy of Loving the Fantasy, will be published by Bull City Press in June 2023.

Brian Henry is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Permanent State, and the new prose book Things Are Completely Simple: Poetry and Translation. He has translated Tomaž Šalamun’s Woods and Chalices, Aleš Debeljak’s Smugglers, and five books by Aleš Šteger. His work has received numerous honors, including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Howard Foundation fellowship, a Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences grant, and the Best Translated Book Award.

Jenny Irish is from Maine and lives in Arizona, where she teaches at Arizona State University. She is the author of the hybrid collections Common Ancestor and Tooth Box, the short story collection I Am Faithful, the chapbook Lupine, and the forthcoming collection Hatch. She facilitates free community workshops every summer.

Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a recipient of the 2022 Digital Residency at The Seventh Wave and the 2021 Robert Hayden Scholarship at Stockton University. Her poems are forthcoming in Pleiades, Cream City Review, the minnesota review, and elsewhere. Kanta is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal.

Abbie Kiefer’s recent work is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, and other places. She was a 2022 semifinalist for the 92Y Discovery Prize.

Born in South Korea and raised in Peru, Ae Hee Lee is the author of poetry chapbooks Bedtime || Riverbed, Dear bear, and Connotary. Most recently, her full-length poetry collection ASTERISM has been awarded the 2022 Dorset Prize by John Murillo and will be published by Tupelo Press in 2024.

Diana Keren Lee’s poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Pleiades, and Vinyl. A finalist for the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship and Switchback Books Emma Gatewood Prize, she has received support from the Fine Arts Work Center, MacDowell, and New York University. Born in Austin to Korean immigrants, Lee lives in the Front Range of Colorado.

Robert Wood Lynn is a poet from Virginia. His debut collection, Mothman Apologia (2022 Yale University Press), was selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2021 Yale Younger Poets prize. His work has been featured in Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and other publications.

Rachel Mennies is the author of the poetry collections The Naomi Letters; The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, the 2014 winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry at Texas Tech University Press and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award; and No Silence in the Fields, a chapbook from Blue Hour Press. Her poetry has recently appeared at The Believer, Kenyon Review, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her essays, criticism, and other articles have appeared, or will soon, at The Millions, the Poetry Foundation, Lit Hub, and numerous other outlets.

Wayne Miller is the author of five poetry collections, most recently We the Jury, which won the Colorado Book Award, and Post-, which won the Colorado Book Award and the Rilke Prize. He’s received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the Poetry Foundation, POETRY, and the US-UK Fulbright Commission, and his co-translation of Moikom Zeqo’s Zodiac was shortlisted for the PEN Center USA Award in Translation. Miller teaches at the University of Colorado Denver, co-directs the Unsung Masters Series, and edits Copper Nickel.

Lenore Myers is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Her award-winning poems and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Collagist, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Myers teaches English to recent immigrants in Northern California.

Carolyn Oliver is the author of The Alcestis Machine (Acre Books, forthcoming  2024) and Inside the Storm I Want to Touch the Tremble, selected for the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. Her poems appear in three chapbooks and in Massachusetts Review, Copper Nickel, Poetry Daily, Beloit Poetry Journal, 32 Poems, Plume, and elsewhere. Her awards include the Goldstein Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review, the E. E. Cummings Prize from the New England Poetry Club, and the Writer’s Block Prize in Poetry. Oliver lives in Massachusetts.

Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) is hailed as one of the most prominent poets of his generation, renowned for his impact on the Eastern European avant-garde movement. He authored over fifty collections of poetry in Slovenian and English, and is known for his experiments with surrealism, polyphony, and absurdism.

Kara van de Graaf is the author of a collection of poems, Spitting Image, which won the Crab Orchard First Book Award and was published by Southern Illinois University Press. Her poems appear in The Southern Review, AGNI, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, The Adroit Journal, and the anthology Best New Poets, among others. van de Graaf is associate professor of English at Utah Valley University.

Michael Waters has published thirteen books of poetry, most recently Caw, The Dean of Discipline, and Celestial Joyride. His next book, Sinnerman (Etruscan Press), will appear in 2023. He has co-edited several anthologies, including Border Lines: Poems of Migration, Reel Verse: Poems About the Movies, Contemporary American Poetry, and Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali. His poems have appeared in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, and Rolling Stone. He is the recipient of five Pushcart Prizes and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Foundation, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Waters lives without a cell phone in Ocean, New Jersey.

Ross White is the director of Bull City Press, an independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He is the author of Charm Offensive, winner of the 2019 Sexton Prize, and three chapbooks: How We Came Upon the Colony, The Polite Society, and Valley of Want. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Tin House, and The Southern Review, among others. White teaches creative writing and grammar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-hosts The Chapbook, a podcast devoted to tiny wonderful things. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswhite.


Becky Hagenston is the author of four award-winning story collections, most recently The Age of Discovery and Other Stories, which won The Journal’s Non/Fiction Prize and the 2022 Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award in fiction. She is a professor of English at Mississippi State University.

Phuong Anh Le was born and raised in Hanoi and at the age of twenty-one came to the United States to work as a translator for the Robert McNamara Oral  History Project on the Vietnam War. She received her MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College, her MPA from Princeton University, and her JD from Columbia Law School. A former attorney and previous contributing editor at Kweli, she’s at work on a novel and a collection of stories.

Abby Lipscomb’s fiction has appeared in Boomtown: Explosive Writing from Ten Years of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA Program, The Greensboro Review, storySouth, LUMINA, Quiddity, Valparaiso Fiction Review, and  elsewhere. Her work has won the Rash Award for Fiction, the 2022 Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, and received Special Mention in the 2020 Pushcart Prize anthology. Lipscomb’s story collection, Spatfall, is forthcoming from Willow Springs Books.

L. Richardson tends her many philodendra in Houston, Texas. Her fiction is forthcoming in Peatsmoke: A Literary Journal, and her scholarship has appeared in Textual Practice, The Harold Pinter Review, and The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell. Richardson teaches at Rice University.

Megan Ritchie is a Michener Fellow at the University of Miami. Her short stories have been published in Coolest American Stories 2022 and Hobart, and she's been a finalist in the Carve fiction contest, the Northwest Review fiction  contest, and the Stillhouse Press novella contest. Ritchie recently returned from Scotland, where she was at work on her first novel.