ANNE GORRICK (Cut the morning out of this text” and other poems) writes and makes art in West Park, NY, and is the author of three books of poetry from Shearsman Books: KyotologicI-Formation (Book One), and I-Formation (Book Two).  She curates the reading series Cadmium Text, and co-curates (with Lynn Behrendt) the electronic journal Peep/Show.  Currently, she is co-editing (with Sam Truitt) an anthology of innovative poetry from New York’s Hudson Valley, and you can often find her lost in a long poetic collaboration with John Bloomberg-Rissman.


MICHAEL EARL CRAIG (“Perhaps You See Where I Am Heading”)’s latest book of poems is Talkativeness, published by Wave Books (April 2014).  He lives near Livingston, Montana.


WHIT GRIFFIN (From We Who Saw Everything) is the author of Pentateuch (Skysill, 2010), The Sixth Great Extinction (Skysill, 2012) and A Far-Shining Crystal (Cultural Society, 2013).  Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Golden Handcuffs Review, LUNGFULL!, and Hambone.  He currently lives in Memphis.  




SOFI THANHAUSER (“Hustler Scholars”) is a writer, artist, and musician. She is currently getting her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming.


Rossina Zamora Liu (“The Woman and Buddha and Jesus”) is a nice person. She does not remember kicking down unlocked office doors or jumping out of moving cars.  Her essays about spell-casters, virgin-ghosts, and plants that eat chickens (roasted) are published in two folklore collections (forthcoming).  On Tuesdays, she writes with veterans at a local homeless shelter. 


Chaz Reetz-Laiolo (“Oak”) lives in California with his daughter, Isa. His work has recently appeared in EcotoneHarvard ReviewNew England ReviewThe Paris Review, Raritan, and the 2012 Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology.