Taylor Daynes grew up in Wenham, Massachusetts. She currently resides in Baltimore, where she writes, teaches and is pursuing an MFA at The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her work has appeared online at Incessant Pipe, and in print in ZigZag Folios.
Christian Detisch’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Superstition Review, Blackbird, and the minnesota review. He is a third year MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he serves as the Levis Fellow.
Stephanie McCarley Dugger’s chapbook, Sterling, is available from Paper Nautilus. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Calyx, CUTTHROAT, Gulf Stream, Meridian, Naugatuck River Review, The Southeast Review, Still: The Journal, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, Zone 3 and other journals. She grew up on a farm in Alabama, received an MFA from the University of Wyoming and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, where she serves as poetry editor for Grist.
Kyle Ellingson lives with his wife in Saint Paul, MN, and works at Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Sou’wester, The Madison Review, Euphony, Pacifica, and Kansas City Voices.
Megan Ellis is pursuing her MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she also works as a designer for Ecotone. Previously, she was an assistant editor for the Florida Review. She was a finalist for the 2015 Rafael Torch Literary Nonfiction Award. Her work appears in the Cypress Dome. @officialmellis
Kris Faatz is a Baltimore-area pianist and teacher. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Potomac Review, The Kenyon Review’s KROnline, Glassworks Magazine and Reed Magazine, among others. Her first novel-in-progress, To Love a Stranger, draws on her experience of the classical music world, and was a finalist for the 2015 Schaffner Press Music in Literature Award. Kris is also an assistant editor for Bartleby Snopes literary journal.
Keith Flynn (www.keithflynn.net) is the award-winning author of seven books, including five collections of poetry: The Talking Drum (1991), The Book of Monsters (1994), The Lost Sea (2000), The Golden Ratio (Iris Press, 2007), Colony Collapse Disorder (Wings Press, 2013), and a collection of essays, entitled The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Memory: How To Make Your Poetry Swing (Writer’s Digest Books, 2007). His latest book is a collaboration with photographer Charter Weeks, entitled Prosperity Gospel: Portraits of the Great Recession. Flynn is founder and managing editor of The Asheville Poetry Review, which began publishing in 1994. For more information, please visit: www.ashevillepoetryreview.com.
Deborah Gang, originally from Washington D.C., moved to Kalamazoo to attend grad school and remained there, both for her work as a psychotherapist and the huge freshwater ocean to the west. Her research is published in Education & Treatment of Children, and her creative non-fiction and poems are in Literary Mama and The Driftless Review. Her poems are also seen in Arsenic Lobster, The Michigan Poet, J Journal/CUNY, and Flare/Flagler Review.
Sean Higgins lives in a brick farmhouse with his wife in Ypsilanti, Michigan. They have cats and chickens. He works as a citations submission editor for a research firm, and likes to collect old nautical maps. His work has been published in Midwestern Gothic, Bartleby Snopes, and The Furious Gazelle.
Tara Isabel Zambrano lives in McKinney, TX and she is an electrical engineer by profession. She moved from India to the United States two decades ago. Her work has been or will be published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Isthmus, Prime Number, Chiron review, Dewpoint Literary Journal and others.
Angie Macri is the author of Underwater Panther (forthcoming from Southeast Missouri State University Press), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize. Her recent work appears in Cottonwood, Heron Tree, and North Dakota Quarterly. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she teaches in Little Rock.
Lucian Mattison’s first full-length collection, Peregrine Nation (The Broadkill River Press, 2014) won the 2014 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize. His work appears or is forthcoming in The Boiler, Everyday Genius, Hobart, Muzzle Magazine, Spork, and The Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other journals, and has received Pushcart Prize nominations. He received his MFA from Old Dominion University. He is an associate editor at Big Lucks and edits poetry for Green Briar Review. To read more visit Lucianmattison.com
Maxine Rosaler’s work has been or will be published in The Southern Review, Glimmer Train, Green Mountains Review, Ascent, Fifth Wednesday, Able Muse, The South Carolina Review and other literary quarterlies. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation of Arts fiction fellowship, and a story of hers was cited in Best American Short Stories.
Casey Vogt grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado and after graduating high school moved directly to the ski resort town of Winter Park, nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains. Vogt spent seven glorious years existing solely as a snowboard bum. However, after awhile the mind and body can only take so much abuse, both drug and physical. Vogt followed a girl to Ohio, enrolled at the University of Akron, and fell in love with art. The girl didn’t last long, but his passion for painting has never faded. Vogt currently resides in Akron, Ohio with his wife, and fellow painter, Laura Vinnedge, and their two lovely dogs, Trotsky and Chomsky. Vogt is represented by Azart Gallery in New York City, NY Diehl Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY and Longview Gallery in Washington D.C.