Amanda Bales hails from rural Oklahoma. After leaving the prairie she fell in love with mountains and bummed around a few before landing on a (large) hill in Ireland. Her work has been nominated for the Best New American Voices series and has appeared in such journals as Bateau and The Southern Humanities Review.
Sue Song lives and works in New York City. She received her MFA from New York University. Everyday she is grateful to be in love.
Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s sixth book of poems Parable Hunter (2008) is from Carnegie Mellon University Press, as were his previous three titles. He has new work in Margie, Stand, The Fiddlehead, Salmagundi, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review and Agni (both online). He was recently featured in The Writer’s Chronicle and Saw Palm.
Janna Pate received her MA in English from TCU, where she studied poetry with B.H. Fairchild and fiction with Cynthia Shearer. Her fiction has appeared in descant. Janna currently resides in New York City.
Rumit Pancholi has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame and a BA from the University of Maryland at College Park. He currently resides in Maryland and works for a nonprofit publishing firm in Washington, D.C.
Wendy Noonan lives in Portland, Oregon with her son, boyfriend, and Frankenstein, the cat. She teaches freshman composition at Portland State University. Her poems have appeared in Permafrost, Diner, and Bolts of Silk, but her only permanent gig is with the Noonan family Christmas letter.