Contributors' Notes

Marcia Arrieta is a poet, artist, and teacher. Her work appears in Clockwise Cat, Of/with, Fourteen Hills, Moss Trill, Wicked Alice, Eratio, Posit, Rivet, Stoneboat, Web Conjunctions, and Catch & Release. She is the author of two poetry books: archipelago counterpoint (BlazeVOX 2015) and triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme (Otoliths 2011). She edits and publishes Indefinite Space.

Devon Balwit is a writer and teacher from Portland, OR, USA. She has two chapbooks forthcoming in 2017: "how the blessed travel," from Maverick Duck Press, and "Forms Most Marvelous," from dancing girl press. Her recent work has found many homes, among them: Sweet, The Journal of Applied Poetics, Five 2 One, Peacock Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, Poets Reading the News, and more.

Andrew Brenza is the author of the chapbooks "21 Skies" (Shirt Pocket Press, 2015), "And Then" (Grey Book Press, 2016), and "8 Skies" (forthcoming from Beard of Bees Press). Gossamer Lid, his first full-length collection, was published by Trembling Pillow Press in January 2016. Most days, he works as the director of a small public library in southern New Jersey.

Billy Cancel has recently appeared in Blazevox, Gobbet, and West Wind Review. His latest body of work PSYCHO'CLOCK is out on Hidden House Press. Billy Cancel is 1/2 of the noise/pop duo Tidal Channel. Sound poems, visual shorts and other aberrations can be found at

Joel Chace has published work in print and electronic magazines such as The Tip of the Knife, Counterexample Poetics, OR, Country Music, Infinity's Kitchen, and Jacket. His recent collections include Sharpsburg, from Cy Gist Press, Blake's Tree, from Blue & Yellow Dog Press, Whole Cloth, from Avantacular Press, Red Power, from Quarter After Press, Kansoz, from Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press, and Web Too, from Tonerworks.

Liz Chereskin has work appeaing inYemassee, ILK, Whiskey Island, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, "come with me to Des Moines" was published by H_NGM_N in 2013 and her manuscript "weather/report" was a semi-finalist in Sarabande's Kathryn A. Morton Prize in 2014. She lives in Chicago where she works for NAVS, an animal advocacy organization.

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty books of poetry, most recently DARK HORSE (C&R Press, 2017). Her awards include two Yaddo residencies, a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, and a Visiting Artist Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, as well as grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University's Kittredge Fund. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, New American Writing, The Iowa Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Quarterly, and Grants Specialist at Black Ocean.

Logan Fry lives in Austin, Texas, edits Flag + Void, and contributes to The Volta Blog. His poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from publications including Fence, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, New American Writing, Prelude, and Best American Experimental Writing (BAX 2014).

W. Scott Howard teaches poetics and poetry in the Department of English at the University of Denver. He received his Ph.D. in English and Critical Theory from the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was a member of the Subtext Collective. Scott worked at Powell’s Books (1990-93) where he co-managed (with Vanessa Renwick) the Small Press & Journals section, the dewclaw reading series, the prism interdisciplinary discussion series, and also managed the Critical Theory section. His interviews in PLAZM magazine (1993-97) are noted in the documentary film, Helvetica (2007). Scott is the founding editor of Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture and of Appositions: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture. His multigraphs for Reconstruction include Water: Resources and Discourses (2006) co-edited with Justin Scott Coe; and Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields (2016). His collections of poetry include the e-book, ROPES (with images by Ginger Knowlton) from Delete Press, 2014; and SPINNAKERS (The Lune, 2016). His work has received support from the Modern Language Association, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Beinecke Library, Yale University. Scott lives in Englewood, CO and commutes year-round by bicycle, following what crow dost.

If John Lowther were plotted on a scale of Witness Protection Program--to--zero degrees from Kevin Bacon, he’d be living in his mother’s spare bedroom struggling with his diss (which has brutal grappling skills). A book written with Dana Lisa Young called Held to the Letter is forthcoming from Lavender Ink in the sometime soon. The sonnet published here brings the tally of pubbed & forthcoming to 405, approximately 72% of the 555 which will make up the book. Links to pubs and more at wordpress where John is lowtherpoet.

Julia Madsen received an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, and is currently a doctoral student in English/Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Her poems and multimedia work have appeared or are forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Deluge, Dreginald, Small Po[r]tions, Tagvverk, BlackWarrior Review, Devil’s Lake, Versal, Cutbank, Alice Blue Review, Cartridge Lit, and elsewhere.

Geraldine Monk was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in North West of England. She has been an active member of the British poetry scene since the mid-seventies and over the years has been the recipient of various awards and commissions. Her poetry has been the subject of many critical studies including Zoё Skoulding’s Experimental Cities, David and Christine Kennedy’s Body, Time & Locale and Adam Piette in Poetry Review. The Salt Companion to Geraldine Monk, edited by Scott Thurston appeared in 2006. Major collections of her work include Interregnum (Creation Books), Escafeld Hangings (West House Books), Lobe Scarps & Finials (Leafe Press) and Ghost & Other Sonnets (Salt Publishing). In 2012 she edited Cusp: Recollections of Poetry in Transition (Shearsman Books). They Who Saw the Deep was published by Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press in 2016. She is an affiliated poet at the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield University.

John Myers lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he works as a social worker with older adults. He graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in biology and from the University of Montana with an MFA in poetry. Recent work has been published in Aufgabe, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Transom, and Flag + Void. His newest project is called Mudship.

Erica Peplin is a writer who lives in New York. I've been published by Hobart and McSweeney's.

Sarah Perkins is a graduate student of English Literature at North Carolina State University where she studies poetry both classic and contemporary. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband.

Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman is a doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Arizona and works as Program Specialist at the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center in Tucson. His work culminates at the interstices of performance, visual art, and poetics, having over the last decade exhibited installations in galleries in New York City and Amsterdam, written and directed seven plays, and published essays and poems in many literary journals, including University of Toronto Journal of Jewish Thought, Colorado Review, and Jacket2.

Jake Syersak is the author of Yield Architecture (Burnside Books, forthcoming), and the chapbooks "Notes to Wed No Toward" (Plan B Press), "Impressions in the Language of a Lantern' s Wick" (Ghost Proposal) and "These Ghosts / This Compost: An Aubadeclogue" (above/ground Press). He currently lives in Athens, GA, where he is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. He edits Cloud Rodeo and serves as contributing editor to Letter Machine Editions.

Erick Verran's poetry is forthcoming in Little Star, Gargoyle Magazine, and Hollow, a small press based in Boston. He is preparing an article for The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies as well as a full-length manuscript for punctum books.