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Billy Cancel's work has recently appeared in Shampoo, Glitterpony & Cricket Online Review. He co-runs Hidden House Press. A collection The Autobiography Of Shrewd Phil was published by Blue & Yellow Dog Press last year. Sound poems, visual shorts, & other aberrations can be found at

Mark Dow's manuscript Plain Talk Rising has been a finalist in the New Issues and Colorado Prizes competitions. He has recent work in PN Review and Wag's Revue and is author of American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons (California). He teaches at Hunter College in New York.

Brian Foley is the author of the chapbooks The Constitution & The Black Eye. His chapbook TOTEM won the 2011 Equinox Chapbook Context and is forthcoming from Fact-Simile editions. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Action Yes, Columbia Poetry Journal, Poor Claudia,Real Poetik, H_NGM_N & elsewhere. With Julia Cohen, he edits Saltgrass Journal. With EB Goodale, he edits Brave Men Press.

A.T. Grant lives in Minneapolis. He has a band called New South Bear. You can hear them here. He wants to play music or read poems in your house (or garage or at your dance hall). His writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, Sixth Finch, Forklift OH, and inter|rupture.

Jennifer MacKenzie lives in Damascus, Syria. Other poems of hers have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Esque, Handsome, Shampoo, and Drunken Boat.

Kyle McCord is the author of two books of poetry. His first book, Galley of the Beloved in Torment, was the winner of the 2008 Orphic Prize. His second book is a co-written book of epistolary poems entitled Informal Invitations to a Traveler from Gold Wake Press. He has work forthcoming or featured in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Journal, Cream City Review, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, Volt and elsewhere. He lives in Denton, TX where he's a PhD Fellow at the University of North Texas and co- edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry.

Matt McBride has published poems in Alice Blue, Diagram, FENCE, Forklift, OH, Meridian, Mississippi Review, Packingtown Review, and Pheobe amongst others. His latest chapbook, The Space Between Stars, was recently published by H_NGM_N books.  Currently, he is an editor for the Cincinnati Review as well as His blog is

Travis Macdonald is a poet, copywriter, bookmaker, editor and occasional essayist. Not necessarily in that order. His recent books include The O Mission Repo [vol. 1] (Fact-Simile 2008), Basho's Phonebook (E-ratio 2009), N7ostradamus (BlazeVox 2010), BAR/koans (Erg Arts 2011), Time (Stoked Press 2011), Sight And Sigh (Beard of Bees 2011), Title Bout (Shadow Mountain 2011) and Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks And Spoons 2011). Other poetry and prose has appeared in print, online and elsewhere. He currently lives, works, writes and co-curates Fact-Simile Editions in Philadelphia, PA

John McKernan—who grew up in Omaha Nebraska in the middle of the USA—is now a retired comma herder after teaching 41 years at Marshall University. He lives—mostly—in West Virginia where he edits ABZ Press. His most recent book is a selected poems Resurrection of the Dust. He has published poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Journal, Antioch Review, Guernica, Field and many other magazines.

Anthony Opal lives in Chicago where he is chapbook review editor for TriQuarterly Online and a graduate student at Northwestern University. His poems have most recently appeared in Boston Review, Notre Dame Review, Harpur Palate, and The Greensboro Review.

Michael Sikkema is the author of six chapbooks, most recently Autogeography, a collaboration with Jen Tynes (from Black Warrior Review), the forthcoming Wander Rooms and Outside Noise (from Grey Book Press), and the forthcoming May Apple Deep (from Horse Less Press). His full length collection, Futuring, is available at Blazevox Books. He is a co-editor at Horse Less Press and is in love with the whole damn world even though it won't return his phone calls.

Sarah Suzor is the author of It was the season, then. (EtherDome Chapbooks), Isle of Dogs (Toadlily Press), and The Principle Agent (Black Lawrence Press). Her interviews and reviews have appeared in various online and print journals including Rain Taxi and Tarpaulin Sky. She lives in Venice, California where she is the founding editor for Highway 101 Press, and a guest lecturer for the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris.

Felino A. Soriano is a case manager and advocate for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Visit his website:

Nick Sturm is the author of the chapbook WHAT A TREMENDOUS TIME WE'RE HAVING! (iO Books, 2012).  His poems have appeared in Aesthetix, Dark Sky, Dinosaur Bees, Forklift, Ohio, Hayden's Ferry, Jellyfish, Red Lightbulbs, and elsewhere. His reviews and interviews can be found widely in places like Coldfront, HTMLgiant, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He is a PhD Candidate at Florida State University.

Chris Toll is a poet and collagemaker who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He co-curates the Benevolent Armchair Reading Series. In 2011, Publishing Genius Press released his book, The Disinformation Phase.

Wendy Xu is the author of the chapbook The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N BKS). Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in Diagram, CutBank, Drunken Boat, InDigest, MAKE, Columbia Poetry Review, PANK, Third Coast, NOO, Jellyfish, ANTI-, and elsewhere. She co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books , and lives in Northampton.

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