The high school English teacher who opened my mind to Ellison and Woolf and Dostoyevsky, who assigned Prisons We Choose to Live Inside, turned out to be the worst sort of zealot and purist, the kind that postures for radical freedoms publicly and abuses and
______________________________________________ Jessica Cogar is a master’s student in Ohio University’s creative writing program, where she teachers rhetoric and writing, and reads for New Ohio Review. Poems have appeared in Switchback, scapegoat review, The Boiler, small po[r]tions, and elsewhere.
______________________________________________ Isabel Acevedo is an MFA candidate at Georgia College and State University. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of Arts & Letters.
______________________________________________ F. Daniel Rzicznek is the author of two poetry collections, Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007), as well as four chapbooks, most recently Live Feeds(Epiphany Editions, 2015). His recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Volt, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, The Pinch, Drunken
______________________________________________ John Repp is a native of the Pine Barrens region of southern New Jersey. He has lived for many years in northwestern Pennsylvania. His most recent collection of poetry is Fat Jersey Blues, winner of the 2013 Akron Poetry Prize from the University of
______________________________________________ Ben Gunsberg is an Assistant Professor of English at Utah State University. His poetry appears in CutBank, The Southeast Review, and The South Carolina Review, among other magazines. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the University of Alabama and the University of
______________________________________________ Shelby Dale DeWeese grew up on a farm in the southeast United States but currently lives and writes in California. She is an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco, a poetry reader for Switchback and Teen Ink, and an educational program intern
______________________________________________ Theodore Zachary Cotler’s most recent books are Supplice and Ghost at the Loom. His awards include the Colorado Prize and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He’s a founding editor of The Winter Anthology at www.winteranthology.com. Cotler will direct Shipwreck on a Hillside, a feature-length drama
______________________________________________ Kara Kai Wang is a second year poetry candidate at University of Oregon.
______________________________________________ Tim McLafferty lives in NYC and works as a drummer. His poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pearl, Portland Review and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor at Forge Journal. timmclafferty.com