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Amy Bagwell's poems are recently (or will be) in Beloit Poetry Journal, New Ohio Review, Free State Review, High Shelf Press, where is the river, and storySouth. She makes text-based art and teaches English at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, where she received an MFA from Queens University. (
        Recommended poet: Hanif Abdurraqib, Karen Skolfield
Sheila Black is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Iron, Ardent (Educe Press, 2017). Her chapbook All the Sleep in the World is newly released from Alabrava Press. She is a co-editor of Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, The Spectacle, The Southampton Review, Kenyon Review Online, The New York Times and other places. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX and works at AWP.
        Recommended poets: Melissa Kwasny, Laura van Prooyen
Michael Cole has published a co-translation of Finnish poet Pentti Saarikoski's Dances of the Obscure (Logbridge-Rhodes Pr.) and two poetry chapbooks: Manna for Winter (Owl Creek Pr.) and After Uelsmann (Bottom Dog Pr.). Recent work appears in Cloudbank, Gargoyle, Harpur Palate, Midwest Review, and Gone Lawn. After thirty years at Kent State University, he now lives with his artist wife on the shore of Lake Erie.
        Recommended poets: David Shumate, Charles Simic
William Cordeiro has work published or forthcoming in AGNI, The Cincinnati Review, Frontier Poetry, The Offing, The Threepenny Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Will's forthcoming collection, Trap Street, won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award. Will co-edits Eggtooth Editions and teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.
        Recommended poet: David Leo García
Genevieve Payne holds an MFA from Syracuse University where she was the 2019 recipient of the Leonard Brown Prize in poetry. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Colorado Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and RHINO. (
        Recommended poet: Jenny Xie
Bethany Reid's Sparrow won the 2012 Gell Poetry Prize. Her recent poetry books are Body My House (Goldfish Press, 2018), and The Thing with Feathers, which was published as part of Triple No. 10 by Ravenna Press (2020). (
        Recommended poets: Kaveh Akbar, Joanna Klink
Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics, often putting a quirky twist on his subjects. Sometimes he employs an unusual perspective using what is hidden, discarded, or considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives in Bologna, Italy. (
        Recommended poet: Jenny Xie
Grace Q. Song is a Chinese-American writer residing in New York. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Storm Cellar, Four Way Review, Passages North, PANK, and elsewhere. A high school senior, she enjoys listening to ABBA and Russian waltzes. She tweets @grasoceng. (
        Recommended poet: Alex Dimitrov
Steven Sanchez's debut book, Phantom Tongue (Sundress Publications, 2018), was selected by Mark Doty for the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, Lambda Literary Fellow, and the winner of the Federico García Lorca Prize. His poems have appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, Missouri Review, and elsewhere. (
        Recommended poet: C.T. Salazar
Rachel Stempel is a genderqueer Jewish poet and educator. They are the 2020 winner of the Matt Clark Editors' Choice Prize in fiction from New Delta Review and their work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Nasiona, SPORAZINE, Penn Review, and elsewhere. Born in Ukraine, they currently LARP as a Long Island townie. (
        Recommended poet: Robin Gow, Benny Sisson
Sara Moore Wagner is the recipient of a 2019 Sustainable Arts Foundation award. She is the author of the chapbook Hooked Through (Five Oaks Press, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Nimrod, Western Humanities Review, Tar River Poetry, Harpur Palate, Gulf Stream and Stirring, among others, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, and for Best of the Net. Her poetry has also been supported by a SAFTA residency, a merit scholarship from the Juniper Institute, and a scholarship to the Palm Beach Poetry Festival as a finalist for the Thomas Lux prize. She holds a BFA from BGSU, and an MA in literature from NKU, where she currently teaches Intro to Creative Writing. She lives in Cincinnati with her filmmaker husband Jon and their children, Daisy, Vivienne, and Cohen. (
        Recommended poet: Tiana Clark

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