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Nancy Shih-Knodel

Nancy Shih-Knodel grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and received her education at Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard ReviewThe Examined Life Journal, and Yellowjacket Review. She is a faculty member in the English Department at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

Samuel Snoek-Brown

Samuel Snoek-Brown is the author of the fiction chapbook Box Cutters (sunnyoutside 2013), the novella In the Pulse There Lies Conviction (Blue Skirt Press 2017), and the historical novel Hagridden (Columbus Press 2014), for which he received a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship. He also has been shortlisted in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition, twice for short fiction and once for his novella, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Maggie Rosen

Maggie Rosen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Most of her professional work has been as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Her poems have been published in Little Patuxent Review, Waccamaw, Cider Press Review, RiverLit, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Barely South, and Conclave, among other publications. 

Daniel Pereyra

Daniel Pereyra is a Phoenix, AZ based writer of poetry and fiction whose work has been featured in The Artists Catalogue, Westward Quarterly, Poetry Quarterly, The Avalon Literary Review, Five Poetry, Third Wednesday and more.  His first poetry chapbook, “Sunday Morning Ponderings”, was published by Flutter Press in August 2015.

Andrew Bode-Lang

Andrew Bode-Lang earned his MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona. His short stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Epoch, The Greensboro ReviewHarpur PalateNew Orleans Review, Passages North, Poetry East, and Rattle. He lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife, Katie, and their daughter.

Anika Fajardo

Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Her writing has been recognized with awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. Her memoir manuscript was a finalist for the Bakless Literary Prize. Her work has appeared in various publications such as  Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Mama, Hippocampus Magazine and in anthologies including Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction and Sky Blue Water: Great Stories for Young Readers.

Paul Van Dyke

Paul Van Dyke is an Army veteran of Iraq and a recipient of the Purple Heart. His work has appeared in Water~Stone Review, War, Literature, & the Arts, O-Dark Thirty, and Revolver. He is currently working on a memoir about his time in Iraq, and a novel about professional wrestling.

José Angel Araguz

José Angel Araguz is a CantoMundo fellow and author of six chapbooks as well as the collection Everything We Think We Hear (Floricanto Press). His poems, prose, and reviews have appeared in RHINO Poetry, New South, and The Volta Blog. A current PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati, he runs the poetry blog The Friday Influence. A second collection, Small Fires, is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press.

Noah Stetzer

Noah Stetzer is a graduate of The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and also a scholarship recipient from the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging LGBT Writers & from the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.  Born & raised in Pittsburgh PA, he currently lives in the Washington DC metro area.

Amy Strauss Friedman

Amy Strauss Friedman teaches English at Harper College and at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development.  She earned her MA in Comparative Literature from Northwestern University.  Amy is a regular contributor to the newspaper Newcity and a staff writer at Yellow Chair Review. Her work has appeared in Kentucky Review, Red Paint Hill, FLAPPERHOUSE, Lunch Ticket and elsewhere.  

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