Kim Addonizio’s latest books are My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits (Stephen F. Austin Press, 2014) and a story collection, The Palace of Illusions (Soft Skull Press, 2014). A new book of poems, Mortal Trash, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton, along with a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Viking/Penguin).
Mukund Belliappa grew up in various parts of India and has lived in the US since attending graduate school at UT Austin, where he studied engineering, mathematics, and creative writing. Belliappa’s essays have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, and Rain Taxi. A sizeable portion of his reading and writing over the past decade has been in colonial history. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two Malinois.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart (Persea Books, 2005) and of Apocalyptic Swing (Persea Books, 2009), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A recipient of awards and fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, Paris Review, Civitella di Ranieri, and the Lannan Foundation, among others, she teaches in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and UNC Chapel Hill. She is Senior Poetry Editor at Los Angeles Review of Books. Her third book of poems, Rocket Fantastic, is forthcoming.
Alex Cigale’s poems, as well as his translations from Russian, have appeared in Colorado Review, Kenyon Review, the Literary Review, PEN America, TriQuarterly, and others. His translations of Osip Mandelstam’s “He Who Had Found a Horseshoe” and “Séance,” and of section one of fellow Acmeist Vladimir Narbut’s “Seventeenth,” appeared in NER 34.3-4. He is a 2015 NEA Literary Translation Fellow for his work on the poet of the St. Petersburg philological school Mikhail Eremin.
Francine Conley is the author of the chapbook How Dumb the Stars (Parallel Press, 2001). Recent poems have appeared in American Literary Review, Juked, Paris-Atlantic, Shadowgraph Magazine, Asteri(x) Journal, Naugatuck Review, Hartskill Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College.
Michael Deagler lives in Philadelphia. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Glimmer Train, Minnesota Review, Buffalo Almanack, and elsewhere.
Alex Dimitrov is the author of Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013). A second collection of poems is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. He lives in New York.
W. S. Di Piero is the winner of the 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and is the author of many volumes of poetry and essays. His most recent books of poems are Tombo (McSweeney’s, 2014), Nitro Nights (Copper Canyon, 2012), and When Can I See You Again: New Art Writings (Pressed Wafer, 2010).
Stephen Dixon has published fifteen story collections and fifteen novels, to which he will soon add the novel Letters to Kevin (Fantagraphic Books, 2016), the novella Beatrice (Publishing Genius, 2016), and his collection Late Stories (Curbside Splendor, Trnsfr Books, 2016). “Just What Is Not” and two other stories from that collection were first published in NER. Dixon continues to live in Ruxton, Maryland.
John Milton Edwards [pen name for William Wallace Cook] (1867–1933) was the author of The Fiction Factory (1912) and, as William Wallace Cook, worked as a newspaper reporter before he began publishing popular novels and stories. Most of his fiction first appeared serially in weekly and monthly magazines, and included westerns, science fiction, satire, fantasy, and work in other genres. He also notably published a how-to book titled Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots (1928). His novels released in book form include A Round Trip to the Year 2000, or a Flight Through Time (1903) and Adrift in the Unknown, or Adventures in a Queer Realm (1905), a satire on US capitalism.
John Gallaher is the author of five books of poetry, including Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (with G. C. Waldrep, BOA, 2011) and In a Landscape (BOA, 2014), as well as two chapbooks and two edited collections. He co-edits the Akron Series in Poetics and the Laurel Review. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Boston Review, Chicago Review, and elsewhere.
Robert Hahn is a poet, essayist, and translator. His books of poetry include No Messages (Notre Dame University Press, 2001) and All Clear (South Carolina University Press, 1996). His nonfiction has appeared in American Scholar, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, TriQuarterly, Southern Review, Raritan, and elsewhere. His translations from the Italian (with Michela Martini) have been widely published and are collected in the FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012). He lives in Boston.
Caitlin Hayes was born and raised in New Hampshire and earned her MFA at Syracuse University in 2013. She has received fellowships from Colgate University and the Carson McCullers Center, and scholarships from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her stories have appeared in New England Review and Southern Review.
Ursula Hegi is a bi-cultural writer who has published twelve books. Her Burgdorf Cycle encompasses Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother’s Palm, The Vision of Emma Blau, and Children and Fire. Hegi’s work has been translated into many languages. Awards include the Italian Grinzane Cavour, NEA, and PEN/Faulkner. She is on the MFA faculty at Stony Brook Southampton, and has also taught at Barnard and UC Irvine. She has served as a juror for the National Book Awards and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Christopher Knapp lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, and is working on an MFA in Fiction at the University of Virginia.
Timothy Liu’s latest book is Don’t Go Back to Sleep (Saturnalia Books, 2014). He lives in Manhattan and Woodstock, New York.
Leslie Adrienne Miller’s most recent collections of poetry include Y (Graywolf Press, 2012) and The Resurrection Trade (Graywolf Press, 2007). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Crazyhorse. Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, she holds degrees in creative writing and English from Stephens College, the University of Missouri, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the University of Houston.
Tyler Mills grew up in upstate New York. She is the author of Tongue Lyre, winner of the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (Southern Indiana University Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, Poetry, Boston Review, the Believer, Georgia Review, and Blackbird, and her work has won awards from Gulf Coast, Crab Orchard Review, and Third Coast. She is editor-in-chief of the Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought, and Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Lucia Perillo’s new book, Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.
Genevieve Plunkett is a graduate of Bennington College. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two young children. This is her first piece of published fiction.
Mary Rechner is the author of the story collection Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women (Propeller Books, 2010). Her stories have been published in journals such as the Gettysburg Review, Burnside Review, Washington Square, and Kenyon Review. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family, and works at Literary Arts.
sam sax is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow and a Poetry Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers, where he serves as the editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He’s the author of the chapbooks A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button Poetry, 2014); sad boy / detective, winner of Black Lawrence’s 2014 Black River Chapbook Prize; and all the rage (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016). He is co-editor of The Dead Animal Handbook, and his poems are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boston Review, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry, Salt Hill, TriQuarterly, and other journals.
Paula Schwartz is the Lois B. Watson Professor of French Studies at Middlebury College and a scholar of World War II France and the Resistance movement.
Raïssa Venables’s photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Jersey City Museum, Roswell Art Museum, in Kunstvereinen throughout Germany, and elsewhere. Group exhibitions including her work have appeared, among elsewhere, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Emden Museum, Marta Herford Museum, and Städel Museum. Hatje Cantz Publishers released a monograph of her work in 2006, and the British American Tobacco Company awarded her an exhibition catalogue in 2010. Venables received an MFA from Bard College and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. She is represented by Gallery Wagner + Partner in Berlin, Germany.
Maximilian Voloshin (1877–1932) was a Ukrainian-born Russian poet who grew up in Moscow and spent much of his childhood in the Crimea. He was expelled after a year at Moscow University for radical student activities and went on to travel widely in Russia and Europe, spending a significant period in Paris. He returned to Russia just prior to the Revolution, in 1916, and settled in Koktebel on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. He came to be regarded as a significant poet of the Russian Silver Age, and was known for his refusal to subscribe to any ideology or to take sides in political conflict. He published five books of poetry (the first appeared in 1910), as well essays, criticism, and translations of French poetry. In his later life he gained recognition as a watercolor painter.
Wayne Michael Winfield is a writer and creative director at a New York advertising agency. He has written a memoir, A Heart Out of Tune, and a collection of essays about golf titled An Eloquence Words Can Only Envy. He has two children and lives in Westchester, New York.
C. Dale Young is the author of four collections of poetry, including the forthcoming The Halo (Four Way Books, 2016). His short story collection, The Affliction, is due out from Four Way Books in 2018. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, he practices medicine full-time and teaches in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.