John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010). He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago in philosophy and social thought and writes about theater for Time Out Chicago.
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Kate Bernheimer is the author of The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold The Complete Tales of Merry Gold, The Complete Tales of Lucy Gold, and Horse, Flower, Bird, as well as the editor of several fairytale-related anthologies, including most recently, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: 40 New Fairytales.
Ken Chen is the 2009 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award, the oldest annual literary award in the United States, for his debut poetry collection Juvenilia, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Louise Gluck. He is the Executive Director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the preeminent literary nonprofit in support of excellent literature by Asian Americans.
Merrill Cole is a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Germany and a Guest Professor at the Art Institute of Braunschweig. His project, Lust Murder Sex Dolls and Other Weimar Monstrosities, involves naked dancing and Dada photomontage during the 1920s in Berlin. An Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University, he teaches queer studies, literature, and creative writing. He is the author of The Other Orpheus: A Poetics of Modern Homosexuality, as well as numerous essays and poems.
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Sarah Fox is a teacher and a doula. Her book Because Why was published by Coffee House Press, and her poems, reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared in Conduit, jubilat, Rain Taxi, and others. She is the publisher of Fuori Editions, and with her husband John Colburn she co-imagines a future Center for Visionary Poetics. Together they live in Minneapolis where they grow and occasionally consume entheogenic plan.
Lara Glenum is the author of The Hounds of No and Maximum Gaga, as well as the co-editor (with Arielle Greenberg) of the anthology Gurlesque. She teaches at LSU.
Johannes Göransson is the author of A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, Dear Ra, Pilot (Johann the Carousel Horse) and Entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate, as well as the translator of several books, including Remainland: Selected Poems of Aase Berg, Ideals Clearance by Henry Parland and Collobert Orbital by Johan Jönson. He teaches at the University of Notre Dame and co-edits Action Books and Action, Yes.
Josef Horáček’s translations of modern Czech poetry appeared in New American Writing; Circumference; and Action, Yes. His multimedia installation Meat Out of the Eater (in collaboration with Lara Glenum and Jordan Dalton) was recently on display at conferences of innovative writing and hybrid art in Buffalo, NY (&Now, 2009) and Oxford, OH (post_moot, 2010).
Dan Hoy lives in Brooklyn and co-founded SOFT TARGETS, a magazine of art, literature, and philosophy. His publications include Glory Hole, published with Jon Leon’s The Hot Tub (Mal-O-Mar, 2009), Basic Instinct: Poems (Triple Canopy, 2008), and Outtakes (Lame House Press, 2007).
Lucas de Lima is an MFA candidate at the University of Minnesota.
Joyelle McSweeney is the author of the books of poetry The Red Bird, The Commandrine and Other Poems, and the novels Flet and Nylund the Sarcographer. She is also the co-editor of Action, Yes and Action Books. She teaches at the University of Notre Dame.
Megan Milks is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her fiction has been published in the anthologies Thirty Under Thirty; Wreckage of Reason; and Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire; and other publications. She co-edits Mildred Pierce Zine and co-hosts Uncalled-for Readings Chicago.
Monica Mody is from Ranchi and Delhi, where she worked for the human rights organization Breakthrough. She earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Notre Dame. Her poetry can be found in the “Poet’s Sampler of the Jan/Feb issue of Boston Review and in Apocryphal Text and Horseless Review.
Danielle Pafunda is author of Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies, My Zorba, Pretty Young Thing, and the forthcoming tales of a mommy vampire Manhater. With Alissa Nutting she’s at work on a collaborative short fiction collection about sad animals, dead pearls, and salty carnivals. She’s on the board of directors at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and teaches gender & women’s studies and English at the University of Wyoming.
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