Joel Craig is the author of The White House (Green Lantern Press, 2012), and the chapbook Shine Tomorrow(Lost Horse, 2009). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Iowa Review, Fence, GutCult, A Public Space, TYPO, and Rabbit Light Movies. He co-founded and curates The Danny’s Reading Series and edits poetry for MAKE: A Literary Magazine—where he lives, in Chicago, Illinois.
Kendra DeColo is the author of Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Southern Indiana Review, Calyx, The Collagist, Best Indie Lit of New England and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference and residencies from the Millay Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is the founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and Book Review Editor at Muzzle Magazine.
Nami Mun grew up in Seoul, South Korea and Bronx, New York. For her first novel, Miles from Nowhere, she received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. Miles From Nowhere was selected as Editors’ Choice and Top Ten First Novels by Booklist; Best Fiction of 2009 So Far by Amazon; and as an Indie Next Pick. Chicago Magazine named her Best New Novelist of 2009. Her short stories have been published in Granta, Tin House, The Iowa Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Evergreen Review, Witness, and elsewhere. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in Chicago. http://www.namimun.com
Virginia Smith Rice received her MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. Her poems appear in BathHouse Journal, Canopic Jar, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Meridian,Rattle, and Southern Poetry Review, among other journals. Her first full-length poetry collection,When I Wake It Will Be Forever, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications.
Augustus Rose was born in the Northern California coastal town of Bolinas, and grew up there and in San Francisco. A novelist and screenwriter, he currently makes his home in Chicago, where he teaches fiction writing at University of Chicago and Columbia College.