Rick Barot has published two collections of poetry with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002) and Want (2008). His poems have recently appeared in The New Republic, Tin House, and The Threepenny Review. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artist Trust of Washington, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer in Poetry. He lives in Tacoma, Washington and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University and in the low-residency Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Steven Cramer's fifth collection of poems, Clangings, will be published by Sarabande Books in 2012. Other “Clangings” have appeared or will appear in Denver Quarterly, Field, The Journal, Slate, and elsewhere. His essay, “Merwin’s Evolving Protocols: On the Occasion of ‘The Day Itself,’” will be included in the collection of critical essays, Until Everything Is Continuous Again: American Poets on the Recent Work of W. S. Merwin, edited by Kevin Prufer and Jonathan Weinert. Cramer’s work will also be represented in The Book of Villanelles, edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali and published in the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series. He directs the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University, in Cambridge. You can visit his website at www.stevencramer.com.
Alex Dimitrov’s first book of poems, Begging For It, is forthcoming from Four Way Books. He is the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Yale Review, Tin House, and Boston Review. He works at the Academy of American Poets and frequently writes for Poets &Writers magazine.
Norman Dubie’s most recent collection of poems, The Volcano, was published by Copper Canyon Press in November 2010.
Luke Gullickson is a composer, pianist, and guitarist whose aesthetic embraces classical and new concert music, jazz/improvisational styles, post-rock, and acoustic music. Luke writes concert music under his own name, releases hybrid-genre instrumental albums as Lake of Five Oceans, and plays and records indie-folk music as Golconda. In all categories, he takes great inspiration from the interpersonal energy of informal music-making as well as travel, the outdoors, and ideas of place. Luke studied at the University of Texas at Austin (MM), Illinois Wesleyan University (BA), and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and has been a resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Joshua Tree National Park.
Sean Hill is the author of Blood Ties & Brown Liquor (UGA Press, 2008). His awards include fellowships from Cave Canem, The MacDowell Colony, the University of Wisconsin, and Stanford University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Callaloo, Ploughshares, DIAGRAM, Tin House, and Poetry, as well as in several anthologies including Black Nature. He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota. More information, as well as poems, can be found at www.seanhillpoetry.com.
Chloe Honum is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, an Isabella Gardner Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her poems have appeared in LIT, Orion, and The Paris Review, among other journals, and were included in Best New Poets 2008 and 2010. Find her online at www.chloehonum.com
Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He has published one collection, Far District: Poems (Peepal Tree Press Limited, 2010). He has won the Academy of American Poets’ Levis Award and the 2011 PEN/Joyce Osterweil award for poetry.
Sara Eliza Johnson’s poetry has appeared in the New England Review, Shenandoah, Iron Horse Literary Review, Best New Poets 2009, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, a Winter Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a work-study scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and an AWP Intro Journals Project Award. She holds an MFA from the University of Oregon and lives in Los Angeles.
Hyejung Kook’s work has appeared in Denver Quarterly and Fugue. A 2009 Kundiman Fellow, she is currently working on Flight, a chamber opera libretto commissioned by composer Sarana Chou.
Sandra Lim is the author of Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). Her work is also included in the anthologies Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies (Kore Press, 2006) and Gurlesque (Saturnalia 2010). She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Amit Majmudar is a diagnostic nuclear radiologist who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and twin sons. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Best American Poetry anthology, Poetry Magazine, and Poetry Daily. His first novel, Partitions, was published by Holt/Metropolitan, with featured reviews in The Wall Street Journal and NPR’s All Things Considered. His first poetry collection, 0’, 0’, was released by Northwestern in 2009. His second poetry collection, Heaven and Earth, was awarded the Donald Justice Prize for 2011.
Nina McConigley was born in Singapore and grew up in Wyoming. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston. She has received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She also received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for The Best New American Voices 2009. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, Slice, Asian American Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, and others. She has completed a short-story collection, Cowboys and East Indians and is at work on a novel. She currently lives in London.
Katie Peterson is the author of This One Tree (2006), winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Boston Review, the Chicago Tribune, Gulf Coast, and other publications. She holds a doctorate in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University, and she has held teaching positions at Deep Springs College and Bennington College. The recipient of fellowships from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and Yaddo, Peterson is currently Professor of the Practice of Poetry at Tufts University. She was born in California and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Paetrick Schmidt was born in Germany and he lives and works in Wismar. He has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and an Artist-in-residence with Catalysis Projects. You can see more of his work at http://www.paedie.de/
Holly M. Wendt teaches at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. She is the Assistant Fiction Editor of Drunken Boat and the co-director of the Equality State Book Festival. Her fiction has previously appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal
Stefanie Wortman’s poems have appeared in the Yale Review, New Orleans Review, Cimarron Review, Smartish Pace, Pleiades, and other journals. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri.
Robert Wrigley teaches at the University of Idaho. His most recent book is Beautiful Country (Penguin, 2010).