Anthony McCann is the author of Thing Music and three other collections of poetry. He lives in the Mojave Desert.
Ethan Fugate lives and writes in Charleston, S.C. with his partner, three dachshunds, three chickens named after characters played by Shelley Winters, and a long-suffering cat. The first draft "Ankara" began during his bicycle commute home on the day of the incident.
Dale Smith has published essays, reviews, and criticism, including Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (University of Alabama, 2012), and is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent of which is Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform, 2014). He is also the co-editor with Robert Bertholf of An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olson (due fall 2017).
Roberto Tejada’s recent publications include Todo en el ahora (Libros Magenta, 2015), selected poems translated into Spanish by Alfonso D’Aquino, Gabriel Bernal Granados, and Omar Pérez. He is faculty at the University of Houston where he teaches in the Creative Writing Program and Art History Department.
Elaine Equi’s books include Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems, Click and Clone, and most recently, Sentences and Rain, all from Coffee House Press. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program at The New School.
Anna Moschovakis is the author, most recently, of They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This.
Jeremy Hoevenaar lives in Brooklyn, NY with his beautiful family. He's the author of Our Insolvency (Resolving Host, 2016), Cold Mountain Mirror Displacement (American Books, 2013), and Adaptations of Pelt and Hoof (H_NGM_N, 2012). Recent work’s in 6×6, Elderly, Across the Margin, and soon to be in 'Pider.
Garrett Caples is the author of Power Ballads (Wave, 2016) and Retrievals (Wave, 2014), among other books. He's an editor at City Lights, where he curates the Spotlight poetry series, and is the co-editor of Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New & Selected Poems by Frank Lima (City Lights, 2016), Particulars of Place by Richard O. Moore (Omnidawn, 2015), and The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia (California, 2013).
Laura Henriksen's poems have been featured in Poor Claudia's Crush series and Fewer and Further Press's Asterisk series. Her poems and reviews can be found in the Poetry Project Newsletter, Clock, and No, Dear. The poems included here are from her first chapbook, forthcoming from Imp.
Maureen Thorson is the author of two books of poetry: My Resignation (Shearsman 2014) and Applies to Oranges (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011). Her latest chapbook is The Woman, the Mirror, the Eye (Bloof Books 2015).
Brandon Shimoda's latest book is Evening Oracle (Letter Machine Editions), which received the WCW Award from the Poetry Society of America. His recent writings include essays on the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in The Margins and The New Inquiry. "HIST ODRES DE PARADISE" were written in southern Taiwan.