Rebecca Dunham is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Glass Armonica, published by Milkweed Editions, and The Flight Cage, published by Tupelo Press. She is the recipient of an NEA fellowship and was the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellow in Poetry at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, FIELD, The Southern Review, and others. She is a professor in the creative writing program at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jennifer Tatum’s poems and essays have appeared in South Loop Review, 1913: a journal of forms, and Columbia Poetry Review. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago and is the Social Media Coordinator for Switchback Books. From San Diego, by way of Dallas, she lives works and writes in Chicago.
Simone Muench is the author of five full-length collections including Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010) and Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014), as well as the forthcoming chapbook Trace (Fall 2012 Black River Chapbook Award; BLP). She is a recipient of a 2013 NEA fellowship, two VSC fellowships, two Illinois Arts fellowships, a Yaddo residency, an Artsmith residency, and the Bright Lights/Big Verse PSA Award. She serves as faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review.
Ryan Bartelmay’s debut novel, Onward Toward What We’re Going Toward, was released in August 2013 by IG Publishing. In 2005, Ryan won the Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers hosted by Boulevard. Other stories have appeared in the The Greensboro Review, Sycamore Review, Opium, Phoebe: A Journal of Arts and Letters, and Sweet Fancy Moses. Ryan has published non-fiction and other miscellanea in The Believer, Time Out: Chicago, and Gadfly. He lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter and two cats.
Donna Vorreyer’s first full-length poetry collection, A House of Many Windows was released in 2013 by Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Labletter, Rhino, Linebreak, Cider Press Review, Stirring, Sweet, wicked alice, and Weave. Her fifth chapbook, We Build Houses of Our Bodies was also just released from Dancing Girl Press. She serves as a poetry editor forMixed Fruit magazine and The Poetry Storehouse, a website that encourages multi-media remixes of previously published poems.