Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer

Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer is a poet and installation artist in St. Louis. She is the author of the poetry collections Well Waiting Room (Fordham University Press, fall 2021) and Cleavemark (BOAAT Press, 2016) and the children’s book The Cloud Lasso (Penny Candy Books, 2019). Her poems and art have appeared in Bomb, Bennington Review, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, AGNI, Washington […]

Montana Ray

Montana Ray is a poet, translator, and scholar. Her first book of visual poetry, (guns & butter), was described by Cathy Park Hong as a mix of “Apollinaire with Pam Grier.” She holds an MFA and a PhD in comparative literature from Columbia University, where she wrote her dissertation on settler longing in the work of Cuban and […]

Amaranth Borsuk

Amaranth Borsuk’s work focuses on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language. Her most recent projects are the chapbook W/\SH: Initial Contact (Above/Ground, 2021), a speculative ecopoetic collaboration with Terri Witek; The Book: 101 Definitions (Anteism, 2021), a collection of definitions of the book by artists, writers, scholars, librarians, and book artists; […]

Christopher Kondrich

Christopher Kondrich is the author of Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019), selected by Jericho Brown as a winner of the National Poetry Series, by Library Journal as a Best Poetry Book of 2019, and as a finalist for The Believer Book Award in Poetry, as well as the book-length poem Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, […]

Michael Shewmaker

Michael Shewmaker is the author of Leviathan (2023) and Penumbra (2017), winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His recent poems appear in Best American Poetry, The Believer, Oxford American, Ploughshares, Southern Review, Yale Review, and […]

Michael Shewmaker

Michael Shewmaker is the author of Leviathan (2023) and Penumbra (2017), winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His recent poems appear in Best American Poetry, The Believer, Oxford American, Ploughshares, Southern Review, Yale Review, and […]

Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter is the author of three poetry collections: Transformer (The Word Works), I will not kick my friends (Elixir Press), and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press). Her chapbook Cat’s Tongue is forthcoming from Texas Review Press in 2022. Kathleen’s poems and short fiction have appeared in The New Republic, The New Statesman, Poetry […]

Marci Vogel

Marci Vogel is a California-born poet, writer, and translator. She is the author of Death and Other Holidays (Melville House Press, 2018), winner of the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella and translated into French  as La Mort et autres jours de fête (Éditions do, 2020). Her debut poetry collection, At the Border of Wilshire & Nobody, was […]

Bertha Rogers

More than 500 of Bertha Rogers’s poems have been published in journals and anthologies; and in several chapbooks and full-length collections, among them Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2011); and Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991). She is completing What Want Brings: New and Selected Poems (also to be published by Salmon in […]

Traci Brimhall

Traci Brimhall is the author of four poetry collections: Come the Slumberless from the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon); Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems […]