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.
Lisa Hiton holds an MFA 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, was recently released 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 in or is forthcoming from the Greensboro Review, Colorado Review, Pleiades, and Best New Poets 2016, among others. He was raised in eastern Washington and currently works as a librarian in College Station, Texas.
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, Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2015, the Quaker, Textploit, 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 Journal, the Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2014 & 2016, DIAGRAM, Columbia Poetry Review, and on Verse Daily, among others. She is the author of two chapbooks, The smallest thing on Earth (Bloom Books, forthcoming) 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 graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English literature, and recently began pursuing her MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan.