GEOFFREY NUTTER (“The Blooming of Significance” and other poems) is the author of A Summer Evening, Water’s Leaves & Other Poems, Christopher Sunset, and The Rose of January. He teaches poetry at NYU and Greek and Latin Classics at Queens College. He also runs a series of private poetry workshops in Manhattan, information for which can be found here.


MICHAEL MARTIN SHEA (from Hermeneutics) currently lives in La Plata, Argentina, where he is a Fulbright Fellow. He is the managing editor of the Best American Experimental Writing anthology, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Conjunctions, Jubilat, Pleaides, RealPoetik, Tender-Loin, and elsewhere. He makes his permanent home in Las Vegas, Nevada.


JENDI REITER (“The Deer Problem” and other poems) is the author of the poetry collections Bullies in Love (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2015), Barbie at 50 (Cervena Barva Press, 2010), Swallow (Amsterdam Press, 2009), and A Talent for Sadness (Turning Point Books, 2003). Awards include a 2010 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists’ Grant for Poetry. Her prizewinning short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Bayou Magazine, and OSA Enizagam, and her first novel is currently seeking a publisher. She is the editor of WinningWriters.com, an online resource site for creative writers. Visit her blog at www.jendireiter.com and follow her @JendiReiter.


MEG RONAN (“Mild Retro-Chic Anxiety Disorder” and “SCOOT”) is the author of the obligatory garnish argument (SpringGun Press 2014). Her poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, APARTMENT Poetry, Big Lucks & other lovely journals. She reads for Gazing Grain Press, an inclusive feminist chapbook press, organizes the In Your Ear reading series with Tony Mancus & works at Bridge Street Books in Washington, DC.