Frances Justine Post:

Frances Justine Post is a recipient of the 2008 “Discovery” / The Boston Review Poetry Prize and is currently a Writer-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Boston Review, The Massachusetts Review, Western Humanities Review, and others. She lives in Manhattan.

Jack Christian:

Jack Christian is the author of the chapbook Let’s Collaborate from Magic Helicopter Press. His poems are upcoming in Web Conjunctions and have appeared recently on the web in Drunken Boat, Sixth Finch, Ink Node, I Thought I was New Here, and Cimarron Review. He is from Richmond, Virginia and lives now in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Dorothea Lasky:

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life (Wave Books, 2010) and AWE (Wave Books, 2007). She is also the author of the educational text, Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), and several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Boston Review, and Columbia Poetry Review, among other places. Currently, she lives in New York City and researches creativity at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ben Lerner:

Ben Lerner’s books of poetry are The Lichtenberg FiguresAngle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path, all published by Copper Canyon Press.

K. Silem Mohammad:

K. Silem Mohammad is the author of four poetry collections: The Front (Roof Books, 2009), Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), and Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003).  He edits the literary journals West Wind Review and Abraham Lincoln, and is Associate Professor of English and Writing at Southern Oregon University.

Zachary Schomburg:

Zachary Schomburg is the author of Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean 2009), The Man Suit (Black Ocean 2007) and several chapbooks, including, most recently, collaborations with Emily Kendal Frey called Team Sad (Cinematheque Press 2010), Feelings Using Wolves (Small Fires Press, forthcoming), and Ok, Goodnight (Future Tense Books, forthcoming). His translations from the Russian of the poems of Andrei Sen-Senkov have been published in Circumference, Jacket, Harp & Altar, and Aufgabe among others. A DVD of his poem-films, Little Blind Thing, is now available from Poor Claudia. He and Mathias Svalina co-edit Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, OR.

James Shea:

James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, selected for the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series. His poems have appeared in various journals, includingAmerican Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Colorado Review, jubilat, and Verse. He has taught at the University of Chicago, DePaul University, and as a poet-in-residence in the Chicago public schools. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago.


CAConrad is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010).  He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), and Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006).  The son of white trash asphyxiation, his childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.  Visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com or with his friends at http://PhillySound.blogspot.com

Mark Leidner:

Mark Leidner lives and tweets in Western Massachusetts.

Ben Mirov:

Ben Mirov has writing in, or forthcoming from: Did I Shit Me (I & II), The Agriculture Reader, Lungfull!, Absent, Verse Daily, The Best American Poetry Blog, and We Are Champion. He is the author of Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N, 2009), I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Ghost Machine (Caketrain Press, 2010). He is general editor of pax americana. He is also poetry editor of LIT Magazine. He blogs at isaghost.blogspot.com.

Mairéad Byrne:

Mairéad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry.
Her books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius
2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions
2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She lives in Providence and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design.

Jim Behrle:

Jim Behrle’s latest chapbook is SUCCUBUS BLUES (Editions Louis Wain).

Dan Boehl:

Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher, which put out his book Kings of the F**king Sea, and will publish Emily Pettit’s Goat in the Snow and Dan Magers’ Partyknife this winter. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost. He writes art reviews in Austin and works for the University of Texas.


Luke Degnan:

Luke Degnan is an audio engineer, a poet, and a musician. He was born in Irvington, NJ and is the son of a fireman and a philosophy major.