Justin Bigos received his MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in magazines including Ploughshares, New England Review, The Collagist, Crazyhorse, and The Gettysburg Review; his interviews and reviews in 32 Poems, HTMLGIANT, and the American Literary Review. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he recently joined the creative writing faculty 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.
Erin Stalcup’s short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Sun, [PANK], H_NGM_N, Hinchas de Poesía, Novembre (Swiss), the anthology Phantom Manners: Contemporary Southern Gothic Fiction by Women, 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. Erin recently finished her first collection, Gravity: Stories & a Novella, and has started a novel, Ruination.
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/are forthcoming 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.
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.
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.