TIMOTHY DONNELLY is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003) and The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010). His poems have appeared in Harper's, The Iowa Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He teaches in Writing Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts and is a poetry editor for Boston Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
SHIRA DENTZ is the author of a book of poems, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman Books), a chapbook, Leaf Weather (Tilt Press), and another full-length collection, door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press), that is forthcoming. Her poems have appeared widely in journals such as The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Western Humanities Review, jubilat, and New American Writing, and have been featured on NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, The Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she is currently Poetry Co-Editor of Quarterly West, finishing a PhD at the University of Utah, and a Fellow at the Tanner Center for the Humanities in Salt Lake City.
ELY SHIPLEY’s first book, Boy with Flowers, won the 2007 Barrow Street Press book prize judged by Carl Phillips, the 2009 Thom Gunn Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His writing appears in the Western Humanities Review, Prairie Schooner, Diagram, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah and currently teaches at Baruch College, CUNY.
CHLOE YELENA MILLER’s poetry and essays have been published in Alimentum, The Cortland Review, Narrative, and other literary journals. Her poetry was a finalist for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry and in Narrative’s First Annual Poetry Contest. Miller received an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Miller lives in Washington, D.C., teaches writing at George Mason University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and privately.