Justin Bigos is the author of the poetry chapbook Twenty Thousand Pigeons (iO Books, 2014). His poems have appeared in magazines including Ploughshares, New England Review, The Collagist, Crazyhorse, and The Gettysburg Review; his fiction is forthcoming in McSweeney’s and Ninth Letter. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he teaches creative writing at Northern Arizona University.
Bojan Louis is a member of the Navajo Nation — Naakai Dine´é; Ashiihí; Ta’neezahnii; Bilgáana. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Platte Valley Review, Hinchas de Poesía, American Indian Research and Culture Journal, and Black Renaissance Noire; his fiction in Alaska Quarterly Review. He is the author of the nonfiction chapbook, Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona (Guillotine Series, 2012). He has been a resident at The MacDowell Colony. He earns his ends and writing time by working as an electrician, construction worker, and English Instructor at universities and community colleges in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Sara Sams is a poet, translator, and editor from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While she writes about Appalachian lore and the local legends of her hometown — the Manhattan Project’s “Secret City” — she found she needed to travel far from home in order to better explore her own region’s history. She has taught English in Granada, Spain, and creative writing at the National University of Singapore, and currently teaches composition for ESL learners at Arizona State University. Her poems and translations have been featured in Blackbird, Hinchas de Poesía, …and love… from Jacar Press, and The Drunken Boat. She has previously served as a contributing editor for both Hayden’s Ferry Review and Parnassus: Poetry in Review. Sara lives in Phoenix and swears by the Welcome Diner.
Erin Stalcup’s short stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Sun, [PANK], H_NGM_N, Hinchas de Poesía, Puerto del Sol, Novembre (Swiss), and elsewhere. Erin received her MFA from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers. After a decade of teaching in community colleges, universities, and prisons in New York City, North Carolina, and Texas, she recently returned to her hometown of Flagstaff, where she has joined the creative writing faculty at her alma mater, Northern Arizona University.
Candice Amich is currently an A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in transnational American studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She is at work on a book project entitled The Poetics of Globalization, in which she examines the aesthetic strategies Latina, Caribbean, US, and Latin American feminist poets and performance artists employ to counter the abstractions of globalization discourse. She earned her PhD in English from Rutgers University and holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University.
Corey Campbell’s fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, The Rattling Wall, Necessary Fiction, Conte, Anderbo, and The Coachella Review, among other publications. A graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers, Ms. Campbell lives in Phoenix, AZ, where she’s completing her first collection of short stories.
Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her reporting, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Grantland, The American Prospect, Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, Next City, and many others. She is also a political media correspondent with the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project. Anna is a writer-in-residence in city high schools and the founder of Literary Detroit.
Lauren Espinoza is currently a graduate student in the MFA Program in Poetry at Arizona State University, where she is the Teaching Artist for the Young Writers Program. Her poetry has appeared in an anthology selected by Naomi Shihab Nye entitled Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25, in print at The Mas Tequila Review, online at The Acentos Review and Whole Beast Rag, and she has poems forthcoming in As/Us and NewBorder: Contemporary Voices from the Texas/Mexico Border, published by Texas A&M Press. She is an inaugural member of the Letras Latinas Young Poets Initiative, the CantoMundo Workshop Assistant, and holds a graduate certificate in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas-Pan American.
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Whitney Packer is a reader and writer in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is currently studying for her MFA at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches English and Religious Studies. She is managing editor for NAU’s literary journal, Thin Air, and is at work on her debut collection of essays.
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