Co-Editor & Poetry Editor
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, Indiana Review, and The Gettysburg Review; his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Short Stories 2015, McSweeney’s, Ninth Letter, Memorious, and The Seattle Review; and his nonfiction has appeared in The Collagist. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he teaches creative writing at Northern Arizona University.
Co-Editor & Prose Editor
Erin Stalcup’s first story collection, And Yet It Moves, is forthcoming in Fall 2016 from Indiana University Press in their Break Away Books series. Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Sun, PANK, Hinchas de Poesía, and elsewhere, and she has creative nonfiction forthcoming or appearing in The Laurel Review and STIR. Erin received her MFA from Warren Wilson College’s Program for Writers, and later served as the Joan Beebe Fellow at Warren Wilson. After teaching in community colleges, universities, and prisons in New York City, North Carolina, and Texas, she is now faculty at her alma mater, Northern Arizona University, in her hometown of Flagstaff.
Co-Editor & Poetry Editor
W. Todd Kaneko
W. Todd Kaneko is the author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, 2014). His prose and poems have appeared in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Barrelhouse, The Normal School, The Collagist, and many other places. He has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he teaches at Grand Valley State University. Visit him at toddkaneko.com.
Curtis Bauer is the author of two poetry collections, most recently The Real Cause for Your Absence (C&R Press, 2013). He is also a translator of poetry and prose from the Spanish; his publications include the full-length poetry collections Eros Is More, by Juan Antonio González Iglesias (Alice James Books, 2014) and From Behind What Landscape, by Luis Muñoz (Vaso Roto Ediciones, 2015). He is the publisher and editor of Q Avenue Press Chapbooks and the Spanish Translations Editor for From the Fishouse. He teaches Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Translations Editor — on hiatus
Sarah Valentine is the translator of Into the Snow: Selected Poems of Gennady Aygi (Wave Books, 2011). She has published widely in literary journals and is currently working on a memoir about discovering her African American heritage as an adult, which centers on unearthing family secrets and solving the mystery of her biological father's identity. Sarah received a PhD in Russian Literature from Princeton University, focusing on contemporary Russian poetry and poetics and has held fellowships at the Princeton Center for the Study of Religion and UCLA as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of the Humanities. Her scholarly monograph, Witness and Transformation: The Poetics of Gennady Aygi, is forthcoming from Academic Studies Press in May, 2015. Currently, Sarah teaches Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Candice Amich is an Assistant Professor of English at Vanderbilt 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 in The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, The Rattling Wall, Necessary Fiction, Gulf Stream, Jabberwock Review, Anderbo, and The Chamber Four Fiction Anthology, among other publications. A Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2014, she recently worked for Arizona State University’s Creative Writing Program and led workshops with incarcerated writers in the Arizona State Prison Complex — Florence. She is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and in 2015 will become a PhD student in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston. Ms. Campbell is completing her first collection of stories.
Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her reporting, essays, and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Grantland, The American Prospect, The Christian Science Monitor, Next City, and many others. She is a political media correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review and a former Fulbright fellow in Kenya. She is also the editor of A Detroit Anthology. Anna is a writer-in-residence in city high schools, the founder of Literary Detroit, and a founding board member of Write A House. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers.
Winner of 2015 AWP Intro Journal Award and the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry by Four Way Books for his first full-length collection The Taxidermist’s Cut (Spring 2016), recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, and the 2015 Kundiman Prize for his manuscript The Cowherd’s Son, Rajiv Mohabir received fellowships from Voices of Our Nation’s Artist foundation, Kundiman, and the American Institute of Indian Studies language program. His poetry and translations are internationally published or forthcoming from journals such as Best American Poetry 2015, Quarterly West, Guernica, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Anti-, Great River Review, PANK, and Aufgabe. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from at Queens College, CUNY where he was Editor in Chief of the Ozone Park Literary Journal. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i, where he teaches poetry and composition.
Toni Jensen’s first story collection, From the Hilltop, was published through the Native Storiers Series at the University of Nebraska Press. Her stories have been published in journals such as Fiction International, Denver Quarterly, and Iron Horse Literary Review and have been anthologized in New Stories from the South, Best of the Southwest, and Best of the West: Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri. Her short story “At the Powwow Hotel” won Nimrod International Literary Journal’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. She teaches in the programs in creative writing and Indigenous Studies at the University of Arkansas.
Dexter L. Booth
Dexter L. Booth is the author of Scratching the Ghost (Graywolf Press, 2013), which won the 2012 Cave Canem Poetry Prize selected by Major Jackson and was a Finalist for the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in Poetry, as well as a finalist for the 2014 L.A. Leimert Park Book Fair’s Jessie Redmon Fauset Award. Booth is included in the anthology The Best American Poetry 2015 (edited by Sherman Alexie) and his poems appear in Blackbird, The Southeast Review, Ostrich Review, Grist, Willow Springs, Bat City Review, Virginia Quarterly, and other publications. Booth is currently a PhD candidate and Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California.
Grace Shuyi Liew
Grace Shuyi Liew is the author of Prop (Ahsahta Press, 2016) and Book of Interludes (Anomalous Press, 2016). Elsewhere, her work can be found in West Branch, cream city review, Twelfth House, Puerto del Sol, H_NGM_N, Bone Bouquet, PANK, and other journals, and her reviews can be found in Fanzine and here in Waxwing. She has received awards from Aspen Summer Words, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and others. She is also an editor at Anthropoid. Born and raised in Malaysia, she currently resides in Louisiana.
Social Media Editor
Grace Fenlason studies journalism and English at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is the Managing Editor of the student-run Lumberjack Newspaper and a writer for NAU’s marketing department. She also interns and reads for Thin Air Magazine and designs for Flagstaff International Relief Effort. She plans on pursuing a career in literary journalism.
Rachel Andoga is a poet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work can be found in journals including Sundog Lit, Third Coast, Yew Journal, Yemassee, Coal Hill Review, as well as ... and love ... from Jacar Press. A graduate of the MFA program at Arizona State University, Rachel currently writes and teaches in Phoenix, Arizona.
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