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Jesse De Angelis lives in Boston. He received a BA from Simon's Rock and an MFA from Boston University. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Best New Poets 2016, and others. He enjoys expanding his award-winning collection of historical American cookbooks, despite a serious lack of shelf space. 


Michelle Donahue is a current PhD Student in Creative Writing & Literature at the University of Utah. Her fiction has appeared in Arts & LettersBeloit Fiction JournalCutBankPaper Darts, and won Treehouse’s prize for unusual prose. Her poetry has appeared in Bayou MagazineWord RiotRust+Moth, and others. She received her MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University, where she was the 2013 Hogrefe Fellow and the managing editor of Flyway.


Lisa Hiton holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Linebreak, The Paris-American, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and LAMBDA Literary, among others. Her first book has been a finalist or semi-finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize, the Brittingham & Felix Pollack Poetry Prize, the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize, and the YesYes Books open reading period. She has received the AWP WC&C Scholarship, the Esther B Kahn Scholarship from 24Pearl Street at the Fine Arts Work Center, and two nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook, Variation on Testimony, is forthcoming from CutBank. She is the Interviews Editor at Cosmonaut’s Avenue and the Poetry Editor of The Adroit Journal.


Jackson Holbert's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2016Vinyl Poetry, Thrush Poetry Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Whiskey Island, and the minnesota review, among others. He was raised in Nine Mile Falls, Washington and is a recent graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. 



Isabella Nilsson is a member of the Columbia University Class of 2020. She is a graduate of the Iowa Young Writers Workshop, a National YoungArts Finalist in Short Story, a National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Medalist in Short Story and Creative Nonfiction, and a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Writing. Her writing can be found in Aerie International and Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2015The QuakerTextploit, Litro NY, and elsewhere. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.


Anthony Veasna So is a queer man, a Cambodian-American son, and a recent graduate of Stanford University. A native of Stockton, California, he was raised on stories of the Khmer Rouge Genocide that often, somehow, ended on a self-deprecating joke. His prose and comics have appeared in decomP, Barrelhouse, Hobart, Nashville Review, Ninth Letter Online, and elsewhere. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Syracuse University, where he is a University Fellow. 


Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has recently appeared in Salt Hill JournalThe Kenyon Review Online, Indiana ReviewBest New Poets 2014 & 2016DIAGRAMColumbia Poetry Review, and on Verse Daily, among others. She is the author of two chapbooks, The smallest thing on Earth (forthcoming from Bloom Books) and Start with dead things (Midnight City Books, 2015), a split chapbook with Joshua Young. She was also a finalist for the 2014 & 2016 Indiana Review Poetry Prizes and the 2015 Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, and serves as a poetry editor for The Adroit Journal. She recently graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English literature, and will begin pursuing her MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan in the fall.