Melissa Cannon

Melissa Cannon was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Tennessee. Her first career was teaching college English; her second, working in the fast-food industry. Her poems have been published in many small-press journals and anthologies, including HomeWorks and HomeWords, two volumes of Tennessee writers from the University of Tennessee Press. She is retired and lives in Nashville.


D. R. Goodman

D. R. Goodman is the author of Greed: A Confession (Able Muse Press, 2014). A previous, two-time winner of the Able Muse Write Prize for poetry, and 2015 winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, her work has appeared in such journals as Crazyhorse, Notre Dame Review, Seattle Review, Whitefish Review, and many others. Her poems have been chosen for inclusion in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and in the anthology, Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets, William Baer, editor.


Rob Wright

Rob Wright currently serves as assistant fiction editor to the magazine Able Muse. He has been awarded three Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has published short stories, book reviews, and poetry in the magazines Able Muse, Angle, Big City Lit, the Evansville Review, Rattle, String Poet, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts.


David Allen Sullivan

David Allen Sullivan’s books include: Strong-Armed Angels; Every Seed of the Pomegranate; a book of co-translation with Abbas Kadhim from the Arabic of Iraqi Adnan Al-Sayegh, Bombs Have Not Breakfasted Yet; and Black Ice.


Maryann Corbett

Maryann Corbett lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her work has appeared in journals such as 32 Poems, Barrow Street, Ecotone, Rattle, River Styx, Southwest Review, and Subtropics and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2018 and Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters. Her third book, Mid Evil, won the 2014 Richard Wilbur Award; she is also a past winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and a past finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award.


Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar is a widely published poet, translator, novelist, and essayist. His forthcoming poetry collection is Kill List (Knopf, 2020), and his most recent book is Godsong: A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary (Knopf, 2018).


Gabriel Spera

Gabriel Spera’s first book of poems, The Standing Wave, was a National Poetry Series selection and also received the Literary Book Award for Poetry from PEN USA-West. His second book, The Rigid Body, received the Richard Snyder prize. He recently received the 2018 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry from the Bellevue Literary Review. Other honors include an NEA Fellowship and a COLA grant from the City of Los Angeles.


Lynn Marie Houston

Lynn Marie Houston holds a PhD in English from Arizona State University and an MFA from Southern Connecticut State University. Her poetry book, The Mauled Keeper (Main Street Rag Publishing), was the first runner-up for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Award, a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, and the winner of the poetry category in the National Federation of Press Women’s national literary contest. In 2018, she was awarded an artist fellowship from the Connecticut State Office of the Arts.


Andrew Frisardi

Andrew Frisardi is a writer, translator, independent Dante scholar, and editor from Boston living in central Italy. His poems appear lately in Able Muse, Alabama Literary Review, First Things, Measure, the Modern Age, New Verse News, the Orchards, Sacred Web, Temenos Academy Review, and Think; and in his chapbook, Death of a Dissembler (White Violet Press).


Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Able Muse, Agenda, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, the Moth, New American Writing, New Writing Scotland, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Review, Stinging Fly, Threepenny Review, and the TLS, among many other journals. Her collection Shot Silk was listed for the 2017 Poets Prize, and she has received grants from Giorno Poetry Systems and Vermont Studio Center. Copies of her poem “More” were heli-dropped across London as part of the 2012 Olympics Rain of Poems.


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