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Will Burke is from Portland, Maine. His chapbook The World Is Full of Peasants. is out by Slash Pine Press. Recent work can be found at Pank and Swine Magazine, and his microtoxic serial redaction: Mmmmm! can be found at

Sarah Certa holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her poems appear in PANK, anderbo, The Bakery, MiPOesias, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Split Rock Review and a Social Media Wrangler for H_NGM_N. She lives in Minnesota with her daughter, Evelyn.

Matthew Cooperman is the author of Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, as well as three chapbooks, Still: (to be) Perpetual (dove | tail, 2007), Words About James (phylum press, 2005) and Surge (Kent State University Press, 1999). A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, and current poetry editor of Colorado Review, he teaches at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he lives with the poet Aby Kaupang and his two children. More information can be found at

Patrick Culliton is a small blue sock from Ohio. He is the author of the chapbooks Hornet Homily (Octopus Books) and Horse Ballast (Pavement Saw Press). A current Chicago resident, Patrick Culliton is also Co-founder and Co-host of the podcast Talus, Or Scree.

Leora Fridman is a writer, translator and educator living in Massachusetts. Her recent and forthcoming publications are included in Denver Quarterly, Catch-up, Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, and others.

Adrian Kien grew up in Elko, NV and Missoula, MT. He received his MFA at Boise State University. He is the author of the forthcoming, The Caress is a Letter of Instruction (Slope Editions). He is also the author of Look Up, a collaboration with the artist, Kelly Packer, The Caress is a Letter of Instruction (Strange Machine chapbook winner, 2011), An Anatomy Lesson, translations of Christian Prigent (Free Poetry, 2010) and Who is There (BlazeVOX , 2008). When not teaching or writing, he enjoys exploring the Idaho backcountry looking for deer and cow bones for his wife to paint.

Haley Larson lives in Colorado. Some of her work, interviews, and reviews can be found in Shampoo, La Petite Zine, Superstition Review, and Marginalia among others. Most recently, Raindance Film Festival in London and the Denver Film Festival selected and screened a short film/poem collaboration between her and Timothy David Orme.

Andrew K. Peterson's poetry publications include some deer left the yard moving day (BlazeVOX, forthcoming in 2013), karaoke lipsync opera (White Sky Press, 2012), and Museum of Thrown Objects (BlazeVOX, 2010). bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps was a runner up in the Equinox Chapbook Contest, published by Fact-Simile Press in 2011. He edits the online journal summer stock, and lives in Massachusetts.

Ryan Ridge is the author of the story collection Hunters & Gamblers and the poetry collection Ox. His novel(la) American Homes is due out later this year from Mud Luscious Press and his chapbook 22nd Century Man is forthcoming in March from Sixth Finch. He lives in Southern California.

Jordan Stempleman's recent collections of poetry include No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press, 2012) and Doubled Over (BlazeVOX Books, 2009). He co-edits The Continental Review, teaches writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series.

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. He lives on the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia.

Nicole Wilson is alive in Chicago.

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