Lauren Rooker’s poetry has appeared in Cider Press Review, Crab Orchard Review, Iris, Matter, and National Literary Review. “Translation” is excerpted from a manuscript-length sequence of persona poems that re-imagine the post-lapsarian experiences of Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, and the snake. Lauren lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.
Doug Ramspeck is the author of four poetry collections. His first book, Black Tupelo Country (2008), received the John Ciardi Prize and is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). His most recent book, Mechanical Fireflies (2011), received the Barrow Street Press Book Prize. His poems have been published by journals that include The Kenyon […]
Mary Beth O’Connor lives, writes, and teaches in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Her work has been published most recently in Red Fez, Inkwell, Asinine Poetry, Printer’s Devil Review Cafe Irreal, Prick of the Spindle, Mad Hatter’s Review, and other journals, and is forthcoming in The Healing Muse and Literary Bohemians. Her award-winning chapbook […]
Born in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, Binh Nguyen spent her childhood between the mountains of her father’s birthplace, and the sea, of her mother’s. At age nine, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family as a political exile. She received BAs in literature and philosophy from Baylor University, an MA from the University of […]
Jessica Hendry Nelson is the nonfiction editor at The Fiddleback, an online literary journal, and teaches writing at the State University of New York in Purchase, New York. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Crab Orchard Review, Alligator Juniper, Fringe, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2011 John […]
Matt Longabucco’s poems have appeared in With+Stand, Conduit, Pleiades, and WashingtonSquare. He teaches writing and literature in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University, and is a founding member of the Brooklyn Writers’ Collaborative. He lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn.