Kirsten Ihns is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a Ph.D. student and Neubauer Presidential Fellow at the University of Chicago,where she studies texts that seem to want to be images. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, Yalobusha Review, Sonora Review, The Offing, BOAAT, Bennington Review, and elsewhere. She is from Atlanta, GA.
Daniel Moysaenko holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is the author of the chapbook New Animal (H_NGM_N Books, 2015). Other work has appeared in Asymptote, The Journal, Oversound, Pleiades, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse Daily, The Volta, and elsewhere. He is pursuing a poetry PhD at Florida State University.
Margaret Ronda is the author of two poetry books: Personification (2010), which won the 2009 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize and the forthcoming For Hunger (Saturnalia Books, 2018), as well as a critical study, Remainders: American Poetry at Nature’s End (Stanford UP, 2018). She teaches American poetry and environmental literature and theory at the University of California-Davis.
Maya Phillips is the author of the poetry collection Erou, forthcoming in fall 2019 from Four Way Books. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in At Length, BOAAT, The Gettysburg Review, Ghost Proposal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Vinyl, among others, and her arts & entertainment journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, American Theatre, and more.
Rebecca Liu’s recent poems can be found in Boston Review, VOLT, Web Conjunctions, and Gulf Coast. She is Poetry Editor of The Bare Life Review.
Sarah Gridley is an associate professor of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of three books of poetry: Weather Eye Open (University of California Press, 2005), Green is the Orator (University of California Press, 2010), and Loom (Omnidawn Publishing, 2013, Judge, Carl Phillips). She is currently working on a poetry manuscript titled, Insofar.