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Sarah Carson was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in Chicago. She is the author of three chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry: Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press) and Buick City (Mayapple Press). Read more of her work at
        Recommended poet: Alyse Knorr
Dorothy Chan was a 2014 finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship and a 2016 semi-finalist for The Word Works' Washington Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Plume, Spillway, Little Patuxent Review, Dialogist, and The McNeese Review. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart. She is the Assistant Editor of The Southeast Review.
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Raylyn Clacher is a poet and mother living in Wichita, Kansas. She is the author of All of Her Leaves (dancing girl press, 2015) and the founder and organizer of The Feast, a monthly poetry reading series that aims to encourage local writers by bringing in the best poets that the Midwest has to offer. Her poetry and book reviews have appeared in South Dakota Review, New Orleans Review, bookslut, and burntdistrict among others.
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Drew Dillhunt debut book of poems is Leaf is All, which won the 2015 Bear Star Press Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Craig Santos Perez says, "Through avant-garde, documentary, and eco-poetic modes, Drew Dilhunt weaves the intimate themes of birth, parenthood, and family into the global contexts of plastic production and ecological collapse. Read these poems carefully because they are tenderly inscribed with fragmented origins and precarious futures." Widely published in literary journals, his writing has appeared in VOLT, Mudlark, Tarpaulin Sky, and Jacket2. He is Associate Editor of Hummingbird Press.
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Anthony Frame is an exterminator from Toledo, Ohio, where he lives with his wife. He is the author of one book, A Generation of Insomniacs (Main Street Rag Press, 2014) and three chapbooks: most recently, To Gain the Day (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2015). He is the editor of Glass Poetry Press and the poetry editor for The Indianola Review. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Muzzle Magazine, Rattle, Crab Creek Review, Third Coast, Harpur Palate, The North American Review, and Verse Daily, among others. In 2014, his work was awarded an Individual Excellence Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Visit him online at (
        Recommended poets: Jennifer Givhan, Sarah Ghoshal, Les Kay.
Chris Haven's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Pleiades, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, and Hotel Amerika. He teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
        Recommended poet: Dean Rader.
Emily Johnston is a Seattle poet, essayist and activist, published also in Slate, Crosscut, The Oregonian and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, Her Animals, came out in September 2015 from Hummingbird Press, and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
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Trevor Ketner holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota. He has been or will be published in Best New Poets 2015, Day One, Ninth Letter, West Branch, Pleiades, The Offing, Lambda Literary, Devil's Lake, Adroit and elsewhere. His essays and reviews can be found in The Kenyon Review, Boston Review, The Rumpus, and The Collagist. He was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, received the 2014 Gesell Award in Poetry, and is Associate Poetry Editor for Slice Magazine. (
        Recommended poet: Kaveh Akbar.
Autumn McClintock lives in Philadelphia, works at the public library, and serves on the City's Poet Laureate Selection Committee. Her first chapbook, After the Creek, was published n 2016. Poems of hers have recently appeared in Poetry Daily, Green Mountains Review, Drunken Boat, RHINO, THRUSH, and others. She is a staff reader for Ploughshares.
        Recommended poets: Mary Szybist, Gabrielle Calvocoressi.
Taly Oehler is a Los Angeles based visual artist, with a Masters of Science in Psychology. Her images have been exhibited in Los Angeles, CA, including at the LA Center for Digital Arts, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, and the LA Music Center. National exhibitions include Black Box Gallery, in Portland, OR, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, in Doylestown, PA, and the Center of Fine Art Photography, in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she was awarded the Director's Honorable Mention. Taly Oehler's art and writings have been published both online and in print, including in LensCulture, Vine Leaves Literary Magazine, The Tolucan Times, and Prompt Literary Magazine. ( )
        Recommended artist: Zanele Muholi.
Clare Paniccia, born and raised in upstate New York, is currently PhD student in poetry at Oklahoma State University, where she also works as an Associate Editor for the Cimarron Review. In 2016 she was a finalist for the Indiana Review, Sonora Review, and Nimrod Poetry Prizes. Her poetry has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and an AWP Intro Journals Award, and her work has been featured in or is forthcoming from Indiana Review, Grist, TriQuarterly, Crab Orchard Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She can be found online at Follow her @ClarePaniccia. (
        Recommended poet: Anders Carlson-Wee.
Maggie Queeney reads and writes in Chicago. Her recent work has appeared in Copper Nickel, TYPO, Southern Poetry Review, and The Southeast Review, among others.
        Recommended poet: Lo Kwa Mei-en.
Alexandra Spensley is a native of Avon Lake, Ohio, and a student at Princeton University. Her work has been published in The Guardian and The Sierra Nevada Review, among others, and she was named a 2015 Foyle Young Poet of the Year. (
        Recommended poet: Ocean Vuong.
Jennifer Sperry Steinorth is a poet, educator, collaborative artist, and licensed builder. Her poetry has appeared recently in Alaska Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Colorado Review, The Journal, jubilat, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West and elsewhere. A chapbook, Forking The Swift, was published in 2010. She has received grants from the Sewanee Writers Conference, The Vermont Studio Center, Warren Wilson College where she received her MFA in poetry, and The Bear River Writers Conference. In 2016 she was the Writers@Work Poetry Fellow selected by Tarfia Faizzulah and won the Connecticut River Review Poetry Prize. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan and teaches at The Leelanau School and at Interlochen Center for the Arts. (
        Recommended poet: C.D. Wright.
Carolyn Williams-Noren's poems have appeared in Salamander, Gigantic Sequins, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. She's the author of a chapbook, Small Like a Tooth (dancing girl press, 2015) and the founder and caretaker of a free poetry library in the Minneapolis neighborhood where she lives with her family. (
        Recommended poet: Lorena Duarte.

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