Beth Alvarado is the author of two books, Anthropologies: A Family Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2011) and Not a Matter of Love and other stories (Winner of the Many Voices Project Prize, New Rivers Press, 2006). Beth lives in Tucson, Arizona for part of each year and in Bend, Oregon, where she teaches at the OSU-Cascades low residency MFA program.

Andre Bagoo is a poet and journalist from Trinidad. His second book of poems, BURN, was published by Shearsman Books in 2015.

deborah brandon holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Additional work appears in [PANK], Cream City Review, Bombay Gin, Mom Egg Review, Denver Quarterly, Moonshot, Hotel Amerika, White Whale Review, Transom, Ocho, MiPOesias, Cadillac Cicatrix and Puerto del Sol and others; and anthologies Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices and Stone River Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poetry.

Wendy Burk is the author of Tree Talks: Southern Arizona (Delete Press) and the translator of Tedi López Mills’s Against the Current (Phoneme Media), both forthcoming in 2016. She is the recipient of a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Projects Fellowship and a 2015 Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian-British writer whose recent books include Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016) and Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman, 2015). She is collaborating on the Out of Bounds poetry map @OOBPoetry. For the Harper-Wood Studentship (St John’s College, Cambridge), she will be travelling to create site-specific work.

Eddie Chuculate's collection of stories, Cheyenne Madonna, is published by Black Sparrow Books/David R. Godine, Publisher, in Boston. He has won an O. Henry Prize, held a Wallace Stegner fellowship at Stanford University and graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 2013. He also won a 2014 literature fellowship from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. He lives in Austin.

Jeff Diteman is made of relatively durable tubes. He lives on an onion patch in a fog-choked valley aflutter with nervous finches, eager nuthatches, and remorseless crested jays. He is the Vice-President of the Brattleboro Impatient Archaeologists' Guild (BIAG) and Editor in Absentia of Cloudrag Magazine. His works of pataphysical journalism and dialectical surrealism have appeared on the Internet as well as In Real Life. He is the author of Dnghu Kantos: The Poems of Popakos in Pseudo-Proto-Indo-European.

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet, novelist and dancer. She has published five books of fiction and poetry. Her most recent book is The Adulterous Citizen. Since 2001 she has worked with the Chandralekha troupe. She lives on a beach in Tamil Nadu.

Kenneth Dyer-Redner is an enrolled member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe. He received his degree from the University of Nevada, Reno where he also fought for the historic UNR boxing club. Presently, he is the fiction editor for Red Ink: An International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts, and Humanities. He is pursuing a Master's degree in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. He lives in Phoenix with his wife and two children. He writes fiction.

Jennifer Elise Foerster is the author of Leaving Tulsa, published by the University of Arizona Press in 2013. A Mvskoke citizen, Jennifer is an alumna of the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She has received a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Denver.

Ben Fowlkes is a sports writer who covers professional fighting for USA Today and its dedicated mixed martial arts site, He has covered the sport professionally since 2006 for media outlets including Sports Illustrated, AOL Sports, CBS Sports, and others. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana, and a BA in English from San Diego State University. His fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse, Glimmer Train, Crab Creek Review, and Pindeldyboz. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife and two daughters.

Melissa Goodrich received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Arizona. Her stories have previously appeared in Gigantic Sequins, PANK, Artful Dodge, The Kenyon Review Online, American Short Fiction, and others, and her first collection of stories is DAUGHTERS OF MONSTERS, published by Jellyfish Highway Press.

Dustin Hellberg walks here and there they say. 

Meirion Jordan is a Welsh poet, editor and traditional musician. He has published two collections of poetry with Seren, and currently works as a lecturer in English. When he is not editing the literary journal Lighthouse or getting on with research he can generally be found trying to fit even more ornaments into the line of a fiddle tune.

Michael Leong is the author of several poetry books including Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions, 2012) and Words on Edge (Black Square Editions, forthcoming). His criticism has appeared in Contemporary Literature, Modern Language Studies, and Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. He is Assistant Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY and a 2016 NEA Literature Translation Fellow.

Eric Magrane is a poet and geographer and the co-editor, with Christopher Cokinos, of The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (University of Arizona Press, 2016). His website is

Farid Matuk is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Editions) and My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta Press). 

Geraldine Monk is a U.K. poet whose major collections include Interregnum, Creation Books, Escafeld Hangings, West House Books, Ghost & Other Sonnets, Salt Publishing and Lobe Scarps & Finials, Leafe Press. In 2012 she edited Cusp: Recollections of Poetry in Transition, Shearman Books. Her forthcoming book They Who Saw the Deep will be published in 2016 in the USA by Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press. She is an affiliated poet at the Centre for Poetry & Poetics, The University of Sheffield.

Kristen E. Nelson is the author of Write, Dad (Unthinkable Creatures Chapbook Press, 2012). She has published creative work in The Feminist WireThe Volta, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Tarpaulin Sky Journal, Dinosaur Bees, Quarter After Eight, Spiral Orb, Glitter Tongue, The Dictionary Project, Trickhouse, In Posse Review, Cranky, and Everyday Genius, among others. She is a founder and the Executive Director of Casa Libre en la Solana, a non-profit writing center in Tucson, Arizona.

Wang Ping was born in China and came to the U.S. in 1986. Her publications of poetry and prose include American Visa, Foreign Devil, Of Flesh and Spirit, New Generation: Poetry from China Today, Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China, The Magic Whip, The Dragon Emperor, The Last Communist Virgin, Flashcards: Poems by Yu Jian. She won the Eugene Kayden Award for the Best Book in Humanities and is the recipient of NEA, the Bush Artist Fellowship for poetry, the McKnight Fellowship for non-fiction, and many others. She received her Distinct Immigrant Award in 2014, and Venezuela International Poet of Honor in 2015. She’s also a photographer, installation artist. Her multi-media exhibitions include “Behind the Gate: After the Flood of the Three Gorges,” “Kinship of Rivers” at schools, colleges, galleries, museums, lock and dams, and confluences along the Mississippi River. She is professor of English at Macalester College, founder and director of Kinship of Rivers project. / /

Shann Ray grew up in Montana.  A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, his poetry and prose have been honored with the American Book Award, the High Plains Book Award, and Bread Loaf's Bakeless Prize.  Because of his wife and three daughters, he believes in love. 

Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N.Ireland. They are the author of eight books from micro presses. Most recently Rides from Bart Press and Mu (dream) So (window) from Poor Claudia. Their work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was featured in Best British Poetry 2015. Recent poetry has appeared in BOAAT, Poetry Wales, and Tin House. Currently, they live in the docklands of East London. Visit them online at: and on twitter: @postpran

Jessica Smith, Founding Editor of Foursquare and name magazines and Coven Press, serves as the Librarian for Indian Springs School, where she co-curates its Visiting Writers Series. She is the author of numerous chapbooks including Trauma Mouth (dusie 2015) and mnemotechnics (above/ground 2013) and two full-length collections, Organic Furniture Cellar (Outside Voices 2006) and Life-List (Chax Press). Read more excerpts from The Daybooks at