Jericho Brown is a recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. His poems have appeared in Fence, Jubilat, The New Criterion, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME, and The Best American Poetry anthologies. He is poetry editor at The Believer, and his latest book, The Tradition, will be out from Copper Canyon in April of 2019.
Jennifer Franklin is the author of No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018) and Looming (Elixir Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, Paris Review, “Poem-A-Day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She holds an AB from Brown University and an MFA from Columbia University where she was the Harvey Baker Fellow. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars at Hudson Valley Writers Center, where she serves as Program Director and co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She lives in New York City.
From Jamaica, Shara McCallum is the author of five books of poetry, published in the US and UK, most recently Madwoman (2017), which won the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Poetry Prize. Her work has been widely published in the US, the Caribbean, and Europe, has been translated into several languages, and has received such recognition as a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and an NEA Poetry Fellowship. From 2003-17 she directed the Stadler Center for Poetry and is now a Liberal Arts Professor of English at Penn State University.
Alexandra Lytton Regalado’s poetry collection, Matria, is the winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Matria was listed as one of the “Favorite Poetry Collections of 2017” at Literary Hub, it was a finalist in two categories for the 2017 Foreword INDIES Award and featured in NBC News, Chicago Review of Books, and Entropy. Her poems, stories, and non-fiction have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2018, Narrative, Gulf Coast, The Notre Dame Review, and Creative Nonfiction among others. Co-founder of Kalina press, Alexandra is author, editor, and/or translator of more than ten Central American-themed books including Vanishing Points: Contemporary Salvadoran Prose (2017). She is the winner of the 2015 Coniston Poetry Prize and she was the recipient of the third Letras Latinas / PINTURA PALABRA DC Ekphrastic residencies. Her ongoing photo-essay project about El Salvador, through_the_bulletproof_glass, is on Instagram. For more info visit: www.alexandralyttonregalado.com.
Kevin Prufer is the author of, among others, How He Loved Them (Four Way Books, 2018), Churches (2014), In a Beautiful Country (2011), and National Anthem (2008) He’s also co-editor of New European Poets (Graywolf Press, 2008), Literary Publishing in the 21st Century (Milkweed Editions, 2016), and Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries (Graywolf Press, 2017). Among Prufer’s awards and honors are four Pushcart prizes and multiple Best American Poetry selections, numerous awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Prairie Schooner/Strousse Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lannan Foundation.
Sandy Solomon is the author of Pears, Lake, Sun (University of Pittsburgh Press). Her poems have appeared in such journals as The New Yorker, New Republic, Partisan Review, Threepenny Review, Gettysburg Review, and Ploughshares. Poems are forthcoming in Plume and Vox Populi. She teaches in Vanderbilt University’s Creative Writing Program. Her website, terribly out of date, is www.sandysolomon.com.
Adrienne Su is the author of four books of poems, Middle Kingdom (Alice James Books, 1997), Sanctuary (Manic D Press, 2006), Having None of It (Manic D, 2009), and Living Quarters (Manic D, 2015). Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and teaches at Dickinson College. Recent poems appear in journals and anthologies including Bennington Review, New Ohio Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Best American Poetry 2018, and Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. More poems and prose can be found at adriennesu.ink.
Sherraine Pate Williams’s most recently published poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, The Los Angles Review, Mezzo Cammin, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in poetry from Murray State University’s creative writing program and teaches basic literacy skills to adults. She currently lives in Kentucky with her family.