Laura Cronk is the author of a book of poems, Having Been an Accomplice, which won the 2011 Lexi Rudnitsky prize from Persea Books. Her work has appeared in journals and websites such as Barrow Street, Conduit, Ecotone, RealPoetik, and WSQ and in the anthologies The Best American Poetry (2006, 2008), Best American Erotic Poems, and The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel. She is an Associate Director of the Writing Program at The New School, where she coordinates the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy. For many years she curated the Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar in Manhattan.
Madge McKeithen has an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte, and is
the author of Blue Peninsula: Essential
Words for a Life of Loss and Change. Her
writing has been published in TriQuarterly, Utne Reader, Lost and Found: Stories from
New York, the New York Times Book
Review, and Best American Essays
2011. She currently teaches nonfiction online at The New School
and all genres in person at St. Andrews University in North Carolina.
Sharon Mesmer, MFA, Brooklyn College, is a Fulbright Specialist. She is the recipient of two
New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships and a MacArthur Scholarship
(through Brooklyn College) and a co-recipient of a Jerome Foundation/SASE grant.
Publications include Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place, Annoying
Diabetic Bitch, The Virgin Formica, Ma Vie a Yonago, In Ordinary Time,
and The Empty Quarter; poems in the Norton Anthology of
Postmodern American Poetry; prose in I'll Drown My Book:
Conceptual Writing by Women; and essays
and articles in the Paris Review, the Brooklyn Rail, and American Poetry
Review. A novel, The Starry Dynamos, is forthcoming.
Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Cold War, which was named one of Publishers Weekly's 100 best books of 2011; The Search Engine, which was selected by Derek Walcott for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems; and The Do-Over. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, the Washington Post, The Believer, A Public Space, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches at The New School and online at The Poetry School in London. She was a co-founder of LIT (the journal of the graduate writing program at The New School), and she's the poetry editor of Women's Studies Quarterly. She has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and grants from Yaddo, Ragdale, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.
Jenny Zhang is the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books), the nonfiction
chapbook Hags (Guillotine),
and The Selected Jenny Zhang, an e-book
from Emily Books. She's a 2016 National Magazine Award finalist,
and her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published or are forthcoming
from New York, Racked, Buzzfeed,
Poetry, Rookie, The Hairpin, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Jezebel,
The Guardian, the Iowa Review, and Glimmertrain. She
holds degrees from Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Andrew Zornoza has a BA from Princeton University. He is the author of the novel Where I Stay. His short fiction and essays have appeared in BOMB, the Poetry Foundation, Gastronomica, Sleepingfish, CapGun, and many other outlets. He has taught at Gotham Writers' Workshop and in Parsons' Design and Technology MFA program. Born in Houston, Texas, he currently works out of New York City.
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