Kathryn Locey

Kathryn Locey teaches English at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Most recently, her poems have appeared in Paper Nautilus, Able Muse, and the Voices from the Porch anthology.



Hailey Leithauser

Hailey Leithauser is the author of Swoop (Graywolf, 2013), which won the Poetry Foundation’s 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. She has recent or upcoming work in Ecotone, Pleiades, Poetry, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best American Poetry 2014. Last spring, she taught at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.



Dorie deWitt LaRue

Dorie deWitt LaRue’s first novel, Resurrecting Virgil (The Backwaters Press), won the Omaha Prize for Fiction. Her poetry collections include The Private Frenzy (University of Nebraska Press) and Seeking the Monsters (New Spirit Press). She is a recipient of a Louisiana DOA Fellowship, a Shreveport Regional Arts Council Fellowship, and four grants from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, The Massachusetts Review and elsewhere.


Michael Lacare

Michael Lacare grew up in Long Island, New York and moved to Florida when he was twenty-one. His essays and stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. He lives in Florida with his wife and children, where he is currently at work on a novel.



Judith Kunst

Judith Kunst’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, Saint Katherine Review, In Posse, LUMINA, Measure, and other publications. Her book, The Burning Word (Paraclete Press) explores the treasure houses of Jewish literary traditions and the Bible. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives with her family at La Lumiere School in northwest Indiana.



Len Krisak

Len Krisak’s latest books are Afterimage, The Carmina of Catullus, and Ovid’s Erotic Poems. His work appears in the Hudson, Sewanee, PN, and Antioch reviews, and he is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wilbur, and Robert Frost Prizes. He is also a four-time champion on Jeopardy!



Stephen Kampa

Stephen Kampa has poems published or forthcoming in Yale Review, Smartish Pace, Subtropics, Rattle, First Things, Cincinnati Review, and others. His first book, Cracks in the Invisible, won the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and a gold medal in poetry from the Florida Book Awards. His second book, Bachelor Pad, recently appeared from the Waywiser Press.



Lisa Huffaker

Since winning Southwest Review’s Morton Marr Poetry Prize in 2008, Lisa Huffaker’s poems have been published in Southwest Review, Poet Lore, Measure, Southern Poetry Review, Mezzo Cammin, The Texas Observer, and Southern Humanities Review, which recently nominated her for the Pushcart Prize. Lisa’s primary background is classical singing; she holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory, and has sung with The Dallas Opera since 1999.


Barbara Haas

Barbara Haas has an MFA from UC-Irvine, is an NEA Fellowship recipient (fiction) and teaches in the Creative Writing & Environment MFA program at Iowa State University. She is a repeat contributor to The North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Hudson Review. Her nonfiction centers on environmental issues in Russia.



J.P. Grasser

J.P. Grasser is originally from Maryland. His work explores the diverse regions he has called home, most insistently his family’s fish hatchery in Brady, Nebraska. He studied English and Creative Writing at Sewanee: The University of the South and is currently an MFA student in poetry at Johns Hopkins University. His work appears or is forthcoming from The Journal, Cream City Review, Ninth Letter Online, The Collagist, and Nashville Review, among others.



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