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Alexis Almeida lives in Denver. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in TYPO, Vinyl Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Matter Monthly, Oversound, and elsewhere. Her translation of Florencia Castellano’s Propiedades vigiladas is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. A finalist for the Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, she was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to Argentina and will be traveling to Buenos Aires in 2016. You can find her at alexisfalmeida.tumblr.com

Julia Cole lives in Holyoke, MA and is very slowly working on a collection of short stories.

Emily Hunt is the author of Dark Green (The Song Cave, 2015). Her poems have appeared in the PEN Poetry Series, The Iowa Review, TYPO, The Volta, Diagram, and many other journals. She lives in Oakland, CA. Find her at ehunt.tumblr.com.

RE Katz works as an Artist in Residence at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She is the author of three chapbooks: Any Berry You Like (iO Books, 2014) an Author Collection (Awst Press, 2015), and Pony at the Super (Horse Less Press, 2015). She is interested in glamour only.

erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is a fine arts publicist and curates the john oates house reading series. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various anthologies and journals. Books include the precipice of jupiter and camera obscura, both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein, and the solo projects murmur in the inventory, and daryl hall is my boyfriend (Barrelhouse fall 2015), along with recent chapbooks from Ypolita Press and Lame House Press. New chapbooks are forthcoming from Lark Press and Belladonna. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shane McCrae's most recent book is The Animal Too Big to Kill. He teaches at Oberlin College and Spalding University, and has received a Whiting Writer's Award and a fellowship from the NEA. He lives in Oberlin, Ohio.

Andrew Morgan is a professor, poet, editor and volunteer whose work can be found in magazines such as Conduit, Verse, Slope, Stride, Fairy Tale Review, Country Music, GlitterPony, Pleiades (as part of a "Younger American Poets" feature) and included in the anthology Disco Prairie Aid and Pleasure Club. He is the recipient of a Slovenian Writer's Association Fellowship which sponsored a month long writing residency in the country's capital city of Ljubljana, served as the Juniper Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he facilitated the Visiting Writers Program, has worked as an Editorial Assistant for Verse Magazine, and as an Assistant Managing Editor for Verse Press. His first book, Month of Big Hands, was published by Natural History Press in 2013.

Patricia No is a writer, editor, and publisher. She co-founded and runs Publication Studio in Portland, OR, is an editor of the annual literary magazine, Weekday, and co-founded and runs Problem Press, a poetry publishing outfit in Detroit, MI.

Ted Powers is the author of Please Light Up (Slope Editions, 2015). He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers. He edits The Peach Basket: Poets on Basketball.

Nicole Reber is a poet and visual artist born in Southern California, 1989. Recent exhibitions of her work have taken place at Silent Barn, Kimberly-Klark, Knockdown Center, BHQFU, and AMO Studios. She has spoken at MoMA PS1 and Printed Matter. She is a co-curator of Packet, a biweekly art publication that is about to hit its 68th issue. She maintains a practice from her studio in Brooklyn where her work is soundtracked by her obsessively detailed Spotify playlists.

Jono Tosch is an artist, poet, and handy-man. He makes bookcases. Some of his artwork can be found at Upriseart.com. His poems have appeared in jubilat, notnostrums, glitterpony, Pleiades, New Delta Review, Fence, and Divine Magnet.

Florencia Walfisch was born in Buenos Aires. She writes and makes textile art. She has participated in various individual and group shows, interdisciplinary projects, and poetry readings. With Ana Lafferranderie, she curates the reading series at Fedro, a bookstore and cultural center in San Telmo. Her poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies. In 2004, Sopa de ajo y mezcal received the Jaime Sabines prize from Coneculta in Chiapas. She lives and works in her hometown.

Karen Weiser's second collection of poetry Or, The Ambiguities is just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. This poem, in conversation with Herman Melville's Clarel, is in it.