lynn melnick

Lynn Melnick is author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012) and co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015).  She teaches at 92Y in NYC and is the social media & outreach director for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.  Her poems can be … More lynn melnick

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kendra fortmeyer

  Kendra Fortmeyer received her MFA in fiction from the New Writer’s Project at UT Austin, where she completed her first novel.  She edits fiction for Broad! magazine.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, NANO Fiction, apt, Juked, Fiddleblack, Corium and elsewhere.

joshua marie wilkinson

Joshua Marie Wilkinson‘s works include Swamp Isthmus, The Courier’s Archive & Hymnal, and Meadow Slasher (all from Black Ocean and Sidebrow Books). He lives in Tucson, where he edits The Volta and runs Letter Machine Editions.  

megan kaminski

from: Fortuna   Megan Kaminski is the author of Desiring Map (Coconut, 2012) and seven chapbooks for poetry, most recently Wintering Prairie. Her forthcoming book Deep City (Coconut, 2015) explores the body and the city as architectures in crisis. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series downtown. She can … More megan kaminski

chris emslie

            Chris Emslie is assistant editor at ILK journal. His poems have appeared / are forthcoming in Salt Hill, Anti- and Upstart, among others. He lives in Tuscaloosa, where he is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama.

amy lawless

Amy Lawless is the author of two books of poems, most recently My Dead (Octopus Books 2013), and her next collection BROADAX is forthcoming from Octopus Books in 2015. An audio chapbook from BROADAX is just out from Black Cake Records.  She lives in New York City.

ana maria caballero

            Ana Maria Caballero worked in finance, journalism, wine importation, and even for the Colombian government before recently becoming a mom.  Now she focuses her efforts on writing poetry and book thoughts, which can be read atwww.thedrugstorenotebook.co.  Her work has appeared in Big River Poetry Review, Elephant Journal, East Coast Ink, … More ana maria caballero

lily duffy

from: TACT         Lily Duffy is a poet from Maryland living in Colorado, where she studies poetry and teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in ILK, Hot Metal Bridge, Cloud Rodeo, Bone Bouquet, NAP, inter|rupture, wicked alice, and Dusie, among others. With Rachel … More lily duffy

kelly corinda

    Kelly Corinda is a poet from Long Island who hopes to one day be a poet from Austin, TX. She has a large collection of books and dresses, and will soon be going to Montreal for the first time. Her work can be found in Similar:Peaks::, Revolver, Modcloth, and elsewhere. She also has a … More kelly corinda

ethan plaue

Ethan Plaue is an editor-in-chief of the Columbia Review and a co-editor of New Poetry. He lives in New York City.  

laura ferris

from: Héroïnes/Heroines These two poems are inspired by the form of surrealist Claude Cahun’s “Heroines” (1925), a series of fifteen satirical monologues given by various legendary or historical women (such as Sappho, Helen of Troy, the biblical Judith, the Virgin Mary, etc.) that begin with epigraphs and are written in prose.  -Laura Ferris       … More laura ferris