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Colleen Abel is the author of Housewifery, a chapbook. A former Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at UW-Madison's Institute for Creative Writing, her work has appeared in venues such as The Southern Review, West Branch, Notre Dame Review, Mid-American Review, Rhino, Cimarron Review, The Journal, Ploughshares' blog and elsewhere. She is currently the Joan Beebe Graduate Teaching Fellow at Warren Wilson College. (
        Recommended poet: Monica Youn
Diego BŠez writes regularly for Whole Beast Rag and Booklist. Poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared most recently in Kweli, Hobart, and The Review of Higher Education. He lives and teaches in Chicago.
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Chloe Anne Campbell is an MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A graduate of Columbia University and a native of Glouster, Ohio, she currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina where she is the Poetry Editor of The Greensboro Review. She is a recipient of the 2012 Academy of American Poets Prize and the Woodberry Prize. Her writing and criticism appear or are forthcoming in Spoon River Poetry Review, The Pinch, storySouth, Quarto, Columbia New Poetry, and Writers' Bloq Quarterly. (
        Recommended poet: Shara Lessley
Jimmie Cumbie received his MFA in Poetry from Bennington College. His poems have appeared recently in Spoon River Poetry Review, CavanKerry Press, Swink, Map Literary, Structo and the anthology, The Sonnets: Translating & Rewriting Shakespeare. He lives in Chicago, where he has been involved in Chicago's rich theater scene, having had his plays produced at A Red Orchid, Stage Left, Bailiwick, Voltaire and various regional festivals.
        Recommended poet: Lucie Brock-Broido
Gillian Cummings' poems have appeared in Boulevard, Colorado Review, The Cream City Review, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Paris-American and other journals. She is the author of two chapbooks, Spirits of the Humid Cloud (dancing girl press, 2012) and Petals as an Offering in Darkness, (Finishing Line Press, 2014). A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College's MFA program, she lives in Greenburgh, New York and is also a visual artist.
        Recommended poet: Allison Benis White
Lauren Hilger was named the 2012 Nadya Aisenberg Fellow from the MacDowell Colony. A finalist for the Iowa Review Award and the Wabash Prize, her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Cortland Review, and Harvard Review, among other journals.
        Recommended poet: Spencer Reese
Peter LaBerge is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. His recent poetry appears in such publications as The Louisville Review, DIAGRAM, The Newport Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, Word Riot, Weave Magazine, and Hanging Loose. In the past, he has been named a two-time Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medalist for Poetry and a commended Foyle Young Poet of the Year, among other distinctions. He grew up in Connecticut, and currently serves as the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Adroit Journal.
        Recommended poet: Cynthia Arrieu-King
Nancy Chen Long works at Indiana University and lives with her woodsman husband and blue-eyed dog in a small cabin in the forested hills of south-central Indiana. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology and an MBA, worked as an electrical engineer, software consultant, and project manager, and more recently earned her MFA. As a volunteer with the local Writers Guild, she offers poetry workshops and coordinates a reading series for poets. She writes poetry-book reviews and interview poets at You'll find her recent and forthcoming work in Sycamore Review, Cold Mountain Review, RHINO, and other journals. Her chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2013.
        Recommended poet: Susanna Childress
Erin Lynch is an MA candidate in poetry at the University of North Texas, and have previously been published in Blast Furnace.
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Laurin Becker Macios has her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Hampshire and is the Program Director for Mass Poetry. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in [PANK], Tupelo Quarterly, Theodate, RHINO Poetry, and Pif Magazine among others, and she was a finalist for Paper Nautilus' 2013 Vella Chapbook Prize. She lives in Boston with six plants and one wicked awesome husband.
        Recommended poet: Aimee Nezhukumatahil
Christine Marshall's poems have appeared in places such as Best American Poetry, Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, Memorious, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly and Western Humanities Review. She teaches at Davidson College. (
        Recommended poet: Srikanth Reddy
Paula Mendoza's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, PANK, New Orleans Review and elsewhere. She blogs for the Michigan Quarterly Review and lives and writes in Austin, Texas.
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Deidre Price teaches writing at Northwest Florida State College. Her recent work can be found in Wicked Alice, The Penwood Review, Right Hand Pointing, and online at The Little Literati, where she writes articles and creative nonfiction on the love of literature and being "a mama of three and lit Ph.D.
        Recommended poets: Amy Riddell Kristy Bowen
Sara Ryan is a junior studying poetry at University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She is the editor of Mangrove, University of Miami's undergraduate literary journal. She has been published in Uncommon Core anthology and Wingbeats. She aspires to get her MFA in Poetry after graduating from UMiami.
        Recommended poet: Aracelis Girmay
Will Schutt is the author of Westerly, winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. He is also the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Gilman School, the James Merrill House, the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. His poems and translations have recently appeared in Agni, Field, New Republic and elsewhere. More information can be found at his website. (
        Recommended poet: Sarah Arvio
Arthur Westover studied at Brigham Young University and Baylor College of Medicine. (
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