Sandra Alcosser‘s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her books of poetry, A Fish to Feed All Hunger and Except by Nature received the highest honors from National Poetry Series, Academy of American Poets and Associated Writing Programs. She received two individual artist fellowships from NEA and served as National Endowment for the Arts’ Conservation Poet for the Wildlife Conservation Society and Poets House, New York, as well as Montana’s first poet laureate and recipient of the Merriam Award for Distinguished Contribution to Montana Literature. She founded and directs SDSU’s MFA each fall, edits Poetry International, and is Visiting Faculty at Pacific University.
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.
Sean Hill’s recent work takes the road trip as a site for exploring race, culture, and otherness. He is the author of Dangerous Goods, awarded the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and Blood Ties & Brown Liquor, named one of the Ten Books All Georgians Should Read in 2015. His poems and essays have appeared in Callaloo, Orion, Poetry, Terrain.org, Tin House, and numerous other journals and anthologies. He has received fellowships and awards from organizations and institutions including Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Stanford University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit him at www.seanhillpoetry.com.
Alexander Long‘s fourth book, On Distance, was published in 2018 through Stephen F. Austin University Press. Long is Associate Professor of English at John Jay College, and is working on a biography of Larry Levis.
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 information, visit her website.
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.
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.