“But this power to … communicate the full weight of a paradox, to ‘say’ in one stroke and “unsay” in the next—to me, that’s poetry at its best.”
“Short stories are rarely about the moment of crisis. I think that’s because what happened is just a fact.”
Hugh Sheehy is the author of The Invisibles (University of Georgia Press), winner of the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award. His fiction has appeared widely, most recently in Story, West Branch, and Five Points. He lives in Beacon, New York and teaches at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, and in Miami University’s Low Residency MFA Program.
Claire Wahmanholm is the author of Night Vision (winner of the 2017 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM chapbook contest), Wilder (winner of the 2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and the 2018 Society of Midland Authors Award for Poetry) and Redmouth (Tinderbox Editions 2019).
Rage Hezekiah is the author of Stray Harbor, recently released by Finishing Line Press. She is a Cave Canem and MacDowell Fellow who earned her MFA from Emerson College.
Leslie Harrison’s second book, The Book of Endings (U of Akron, 2017), was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. Her first book, Displacement (Mariner, 2009) won the Bakeless Prize from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. A former Roth Resident at Bucknell, she has recent poems in West Branch, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Orion and elsewhere. She lives in Baltimore.
Sara Quinn Rivara is the author of two collections of poetry, Lake Effect (Aldrich Press, 2013) and Animal Bride (Tinderbox Editions, Fall 2018). Her work has appeared in Blackbird, RHINO, cream city review, 32 Poems, Split Lip Magazine, Superstition Review, Dunes Review and many other places. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Nathan Oates’s collection of stories, The Empty House, won the 2012 Spokane Prize. His stories have been anthologized in The Best American Mystery Stories (2008 & 2012), The 75th Anniversary Issue of The Antioch Review, Forty Stories, and elsewhere.
By Jackson Pierce-Felker ’18 and Leslie Markevitch ’18
Robyn Carter’s writing has appeared in Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, Colorado Review, NanoFiction, A-Minor Magazine and other journals.