Heather Bowlan is Chapbook Editor for BOAAT Press and a member of poetry staff for Raleigh Review. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Nashville Review, Day One, Four Chambers, and elsewhere, and she is a regular contributor to make/shift magazine. She received an Academy of American Poets University Award for 2014 while completing her MFA at North Carolina State University, and is proud to still call Raleigh home.
Joe Jiménez is the author of The Possibilities of Mud (Kórima 2014). Jiménez was the recipient of the 2012 Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Prize and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. He lives in San Antonio and is a member of the Macondo Workshops.
Kenji Liu’s writing appears in Los Angeles Review, Asian American Literary Review, The Collagist, Barrow Street Journal, CURA, RHINO Poetry, Split This Rock’s poem of the week series, The Rumpus, and the anthologies Dismantle (Thread Makes Blanket Press) and Orangelandia (Inlandia Institute). A recipient of fellowships from VONA/Voices, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and Community of Writers at SV, he holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Social Transformation from California Institute of Integral Studies. He lives in Los Angeles.
Joseph Rios was born and raised in Fresno County. His chapbook, Shadowboxing: Poems and Impersonations is forthcoming from Achiote Press. He graduated from UC Berkeley and works as a handyman and mover in the Bay Area.
Lindsay Tigue writes poetry and fiction and has work published or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, FiveChapters, Blackbird, Indiana Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review among others. She was a 2013 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia in Athens.