Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Alen Hamza immigrated to the United States when he was fifteen. He holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Better, Fence, Narrative, Phantom Limb, and elsewhere. He is currently a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Drew Kalbach is from Philadelphia. He is the author of Spooky Plan (Gobbet Press 2014). Read more of his work at his website, www.drewkalbach.com.
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.
Ethan Plaue is an editor-in-chief of the Columbia Review and a co-editor of New Poetry. He lives in New York City.
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