Analicia Sotelo is the author of Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for the PSA Chapbook Fellowship (Poetry Society of America, 2016). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. Analicia is the 2016 Disquiet International Literary Prize winner in Poetry and is the recipient of scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Image-Text-Ithaca Symposium. She holds a BA in English Literature from Trinity University and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Houston.
Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize, and Small Gods, forthcoming from New Issues Press in 2017. He is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Wick Poetry Center, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also received his MFA. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, among others.
Kara Krewer grew up on an orchard in rural Georgia. She holds an MFA from Purdue University, and her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, The Journal, Prodigal, RHINO, and elsewhere. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and lives in Santa Clara, California.
James Hoch’s poems have appeared in The New Republic, Washington Post, Slate, Chronicle Review of Higher Education, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review and many other magazines. His first book, A Parade of Hands, won the Gerald Cable Award and was published in March 2003 by Silverfish Review Press. His most recent book is Miscreants (WW Norton, 2007). He has received fellowships from the NEA, Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences, St Albans School for Boys, Summer Literary Seminars. Currently, he is Professor of Creative Writing at Ramapo College of NJ and Guest Faculty at Sarah Lawrence.
Meg Wade's first manuscript, Blame The Woods, was chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2016 Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize. She is a former Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Creative Writing Institute, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in CutBank, Pinwheel, Linebreak, Nashville Review, New South, and Banango Street, among other journals and anthologies. She tweets at @tennessee_me, but lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee.