Joanna Klink

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Joanna Klink is the author of four books of poetry. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Montana. Her new book, forthcoming from Penguin in June, includes a sequence of poems called “Night Sky,” based on the chambers of James Turrell’s Roden Crater. An excerpt from “Night Sky” can be found here. It appears in the May/June 2020…

Paul Guest

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Paul Guest is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Because Everything Is Terrible, and a memoir, One More Theory About Happiness. His writing has appeared in POETRY, Paris Review, Tin House, Slate, New England Review, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and numerous other publications. A Guggenheim Fellow and Whiting Award winner, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. His poem “Testimonial” can be found…

Rebecca Morgan Frank

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Rebecca Morgan Frank ’s fourth collection of poems, Oh You Robot Saints!, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press in 2021. She is the author of three previous collections of poems, including Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017) and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry, 2012), a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have recently appeared…

Brianna Johnson

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Brianna Johnson’s stories have appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine (online), and the Molotov Cocktail. She received a 2018 Pushcart Prize nomination for work featured in Gigantic Sequins (Issue 9.2). An MFA graduate from the University of Tampa, she lives in Orlando, Florida, where she teaches and serves as managing editor of Burrow Press online journal Fantastic Floridas. An excerpt from her story “Black-Woman” can…

Cortney Lamar Charleston

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Cortney Lamar Charleston is a Pushcart Prize–winning poet and the author of Telepathologies (Saturnalia Books, 2017). He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem, the Conversation Literary Festival, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His poem “Etymology of Gangsta” can be found here. It appears in the…

Rebecca Nison

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Rebecca Nison is the author and illustrator of a graphic poetry collection, If We’d Never Seen the Sea, and her work has appeared in Catapult, F(r)iction, Pank, Weave, Bushwick Review, and others. She teaches writing at Parsons The New School for Design and holds an MFA from the New School. She is currently at work on a novel, a collection of short stories, and a…

LaToya Watkins

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LaToya Watkins’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in A Public Space (2018), the Sun (2018), McSweeney’s (2017), West Branch (2017), and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and scholarships from A Public Space (2018), MacDowell Colony (2016, 2018), Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (2015, 2017), Yaddo (2018), Hedgebrook (2017), and Kimbilio Fiction (2014). She writes and teaches in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. An excerpt from…

Joseph Earl Thomas

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Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Northeast Philly, whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Apiary, Philadelphia Printworks, and The Offing. A memoirist and poet, he also wonders how things might have gone had he fallen in love with hominids first, and so writes speculative fiction only by the night. He is currently working on two book-length projects: Sink, a memoir about coming…

Marwa Helal

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Marwa Helal is the author of Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019). She has been awarded fellowships from Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, Cave Canem, and is a Jerome Hill Artist Fellow. Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her poem “beast of no      omissions” can be found here. It appears in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of the Kenyon Review. What was your…

Christopher Kondrich

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Christopher Kondrich is the author of Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019), selected by Jericho Brown as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, 2013). New poems appear or are forthcoming in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Believer, Bennington Review, Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Witness, and elsewhere. An associate editor for 32 Poems, he lives and works in…