Contributors’ Notes

Emileigh Barnes' work has appeared in BathHouse, EOAGH, Southern Women’s Review, Cricket Online Review, and other journals.

Annah Browning grew up in the foothills of South Carolina. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2010.  You can find her work in The Kenyon Review Online and DIAGRAM.

William Cordeiro received his MFA from Cornell University where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate studying 18th century British literature.  Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Fourteen HillsSentence,Rougarou, Waccamaw, Stone Canoe, Ping Pong, RequitedLuminaComstock ReviewGulf Stream, and elsewhere.  He is grateful for residencies from Risley Residential College, Provincetown Community Compact, Ora Lerman Trust, and Petrified Forest National Park.

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of two poetry collections:  Night Songs (Gold Wake Press, 2010) and Compendium (Cow Heavy and Floral Books, 2011).  She's also the editor of narrative (dis)continuities: prose experiments by younger american writers (VOX Press, 2011).

Shira Dentz is the author black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman Books), a chapbook, Leaf Weather (Tilt Press), and another full-length collection, door of thin skins(CavanKerry Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals including The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, American Letters & Commentary,jubilat, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Field, Western Humanities Review, Black Warrior Review, Drunken Boat, and Bombay Gin. In addition, her poems have featured on NPR, Poetry Daily, and Omnidawn Publishing’s blog.She is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, She is Poetry Co- Editor of Quarterly West, finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Utah , and a Fellow at the Tanner Center for the Humanities in Salt Lake City. Before leaving for Iowa City and Salt Lake City, she lived in Brooklyn, NY, and worked for many years as a graphic artist in an advertising agency and taught English as a NYC Teaching Fellow in aBrooklyn public high school.

Crystal S. Gibbins is pursuing her PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she also works as an editorial assistant for American Life in Poetry. Her chapbook, Now Here Nowhere, is forthcoming from Furniture Press Books (2012), and other works will appear in Prairie Schooner and The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets (Backwaters Press 2012). 

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has two e-books at xPress(ed), and one at Blazevox. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, Big Bridge, and elsewhere. You are welcome to visit

Derek Henderson’s work has appeared in Witness, CutBank, Black Warrior Review, The Journal, Puerto del Sol and VOLT. Inconsequentia, the book-length poem co-written with Derek Pollard, was published this past spring with BlazeVOX. Thus &, an erasure of Berrigan’s Sonnets, is forthcoming from If P Then Q Press. 

Joshua Kryah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry. His first collection of poems, GLEAN (2007), won the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, and Ploughshares, among other journals. He lives with his wife and two children in Las Vegas and teaches at UNLV. He is also the poetry editor of Witness. You can learn more about him at

Dorothee Lang is a writer, web freelancer and traveler, and the editor of BluePrintReview. She lives in Germany, keeps a sky diary, and always was fascinated by languages, roads and the world, themes that reflect in her own work. For more about her, visit her at

Brian Lucas’s non-serial series of ‘miniatures’ was initiated after he moved his studio back home and no longer had space to work with larger canvases. Some of these images appeared to him in the morning air,  others came about in response to spoken instructions coming from without.  Lucas is a native Californian, although he spent several years living in Thailand and traveling through various parts of SE Asia. He now resides in the  city of Oakland, California. His books include "Circles Matter" (2012, BlazeVox Books), “Telepathic Bones” (2010, Berkeley Neo-Baroque), “Light House” (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Andrew Joron, “Force Fields” (Hooke Press, 2010).  He blogs at and

Alexandra Mattraw's chapbook, Projection, can be found through Achiote Press.  Her poems have also appeared in journals such as Denver QuarterlyVOLTVerseSeneca Review,and American Letters & Commentary. A former Vermont Studio Center resident, Alexandra currently runs a reading and art salon series called Lone Glen in San Francisco. For more information on the series or her work, visit her at .

Rachel May teaches at Babson College. Her work has appeared in Meridian, Nimrod, The Journal, Cream City Review, Fugue, Green Mountains Review, EOAGH, Night Train and other journals. A collaborative poetry chapbook, I: NE, Iterations of the Junco, was published by Small Fires Press in 2009.

Kevin O’Rourke received his MFA from the University of Minnesota, where he served as the poetry editor of Dislocate 5.  New work can be found in Tammy, 580 Split, The Brooklyn Review, and at

Moriah L Purdy Moriah L Purdy lives on the eastern shore of Maryland where she is the Assistant Director of the Writing Center at Washington College and a lecturer in the departments of English and Education. Two collaborative projects with visual artists, Simultaneous Contrast and Comparative Darkness, have been exhibited in curated gallery exhibits. Her individual poems will or have been featured in journals such as DIAGRAM, Marginalia, and Fringe Magazine. She occasionally contributes news and musings to a blog at

Jai Arun Ravine  is the author of and then entwine (Tinfish Press 2011) and a staff writer for Lantern Review.

Kathleen Rooney  is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press Her most recent book is the essay collection For You, For You I Am Trilling These Songs(Counterpoint), and her second solo poetry collection, Robinson Alone, is forthcoming from Gold Wake Press.

Cindy St. John is the author of City Poems (Effing Press 2009) and People Who Are in Love Will Read This Book Differently (Dancing Girl Press 2009). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The Southern Review, H_NGM_N, and Cimarron Review. She lives in Austin, TX.

Tim Shaner's work has appeared in Claudius App (forthcoming), JacketKioskP-QueueShampoo88: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, The Portable Lower Eastside, Ambit (UK), The Rialto (UK), and other magazines. He is the co-editor of Wig, a magazine devoted to poetry written on the job, and curates A New Poetry Series in Eugene, Oregon. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University (London) and a Ph.D. from SUNY-Buffalo’s Poetics Program. He works as a full-time part-timer at Lane Community College and Umpqua Community College.

Gautam Verma lives and works in Piacenza, Italy, where he has been the past few years since completing graduate work at the University of Denver. His work has appeared in 26, Blaze Vox, Big Bridge, Drunken Boat, Diagram and Moria. His chapbooks include "Tombs" and "In Ladakh" from Shearsman and "Soundings" from Blaze Vox ebooks.

Joshua Ware lives in Lincoln, NE where he is pursuing his PhD in poetry and poetics. He is the co-author of I,NE: Iterations of the Junco (Small Fires Press), as well as the author of A Series of Ad Hoc Permutations, or Ruby Love Songs (Scantily Clad Press) and the forthcoming Excavations (Further Adventures Press) and Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (Furniture Press).  His work has appeared in many journals, such as 580 Split, EOAGH, Laurel Review, New American Writing, and Quarterly West.

Scott Wilkerson is the author of a book of poems Threading Stone (New Plains Press), the recipient of a 2009 and a 2011 Writing Residency from the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts. He teaches in the Department of English at Columbus State University. His new book, Ars Minotaurica, is forthcoming in 2012.