Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of Joy (Tupelo 2012), Ardor (Tupelo 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande 2004), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. Lee also wrote two chapbooks, God’s One Hundred Promises (Swan Scythe 2002) and What the Sea Earns for a Living (Quaci Press 2014). Her book of literary criticism, Anglophone Literatures in the Asian Diaspora: Literary Transnationalism and Translingual Migrations (Cambria 2013), was selected for the Cambria Sinophone World Series. She earned an M.F.A. from Brown University and Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, she serves as Full Professor of English and Chair at a liberal arts college in greater Los Angeles, where she is also a novice harpist. Lee is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Anna Cates resides in Wilmington, Ohio and teaches in Southern New Hampshire University’s online M.F.A. in creative writing program. A regular contributor to literary publications, her first full length collection of haiku and other poems, The Meaning of Life, is available at Cyberwit.net and Amazon.
Esteban Ismael lives in San Diego where he teaches creative writing. His poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Ruminate Magazine, H_NGM_N, RHINO, and Crab Orchard Review, among others.
Michael Prihoda is a poet and editor, born and living in the Midwest.
Sarah Ann Winn lives in Manassas Virginia. Her work has appeared or will appear soon in Cider Press Review, Massachusetts Review, Nashville Review, Quarterly West, and RHINO, among others. Sundress Publications released her chapbook, Portage, in 2015.