Cecilia Cammisa is a senior English Major at Fordham University. She enjoys art, tea, poetry and the BBC.
Robert Evory is a creative writing fellow at Syracuse University. He is the Poetry Editor for Salt Hill and the co-founder and managing editor for thepoetsbillow.org. He earned his Bachelor degree from Western Michigan University in Creative Writing and Music. His poetry is featured or is forthcoming in: Spillway, Spoon River, The Baltimore Review, Redactions: Poetry & Poetics, Pennsylvania English, Nashville Review, Wisconsin Review, Sierra-Nevada Review, Water~Stone Review, and elsewhere.
Vievee Francis is the author of Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University, 2012) and Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University, 2006). Her work appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, The Rumpus, Best American Poetry 2010, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. A Development Editor for Callaloo, and a Visiting Professor (Undergraduate Program) of Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College.
Paul Legault is the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney's, 2012). He is currently a Writer in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis.
Meera Nair is the author of Video (Pantheon Publishing) and a children's book Maya Saves the Day (Duckbill: India). Video received the Seventh Annual Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction. It was named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post and Book magazine and was the Editor's Choice at the San Francisco Chronicle. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, Nair's work has appeared on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, as well as in The Threepenny Review, Calyx, Departures, National Post, The New York Times Magazine and in the anthologies, Charlie Chan is Dead-2, Delhi Noir and Money Changes Everything. She is currently the Visiting Fiction Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University.
Courtney Sennish examines the development of structures through time in her dissected landscapes. Her practice focuses on preserving the craft of printmaking while exploring its development over time. She parallels the layers of printmaking to the layers of our inhabited foundation. She is interested in the way mankind manipulates and disguises the pre-existing. The human act of addition is represented through her print and collage works on paper showing the potential of surface. This imagery was influenced by extensive travel and study in Rome and Japan while receiving her BFA in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently she is an MFA candidate at California College of the Arts seeking to expand her practice and delve further into the forgotten layers of time.
Sean Singer’s first book Discography won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. He has also published two chapbooks, Passport and Keep Right On Playing Through the Mirror Over the Water, both with Beard of Bees Press and is the recipient of a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has recently appeared in Memorious, Pleiades, Souwester, Iowa Review, New England Review, and Salmagundi. He has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers-Newark. He lives in Harlem, New York City.
Lara Stapleton was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan. She also lived in Manila as a child, where her mother is from. She is the author of The Lowest Blue Flame Before Nothing (Aunt Lute) and the co-editor of Juncture (Soft Skull) and Thirdest World (Factory School). New York City is her home.