poetry

Ananda Lima

Ananda Lima

Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Offing, PANK, Origins and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Rutgers University, Newark. She was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer program and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House, the Community of Writers and Sewanee, where she currently serves as staff. Ananda is working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood, and a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil.

Ananda Lima

Ananda Lima

Ananda Lima’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Offing, PANK, Origins and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Rutgers University, Newark. She was selected for the AWP Writer to Writer program and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Tin House, the Community of Writers and Sewanee, where she currently serves as staff. Ananda is working on a full-length poetry collection centered on immigration and motherhood, and a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil.

Ananda
Lima

Angie Macri

Angie Macri

Angie Macri is the author of Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University Press), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past (Finishing Line Press). Her recent work appears in Heron TreeNew MadridQuiddity, and Sugar House Review. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.

Angie Macri

Angie Macri

Angie Macri is the author of Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University Press), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past (Finishing Line Press). Her recent work appears in Heron TreeNew MadridQuiddity, and Sugar House Review. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs.

Angie
Macri

Anne Barngrover

Anne Barngrover

Anne Barngrover is the author of Brazen Creature (University of Akron Press, 2018) and Yell Hound Blues (Shipwreckt Books, 2013) and co-author, with Avni Vyas, of the chapbook Candy in Our Brains (CutBank, 2014). Her poems have appeared in EcotoneCrazyhorseCopper NickelIndiana Review, and others. Anne earned her MFA from Florida State University and her PhD from University of Missouri. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Saint Leo University and lives in Tampa, Florida.

Anne Barngrover

Anne Barngrover

Anne Barngrover is the author of Brazen Creature (University of Akron Press, 2018) and Yell Hound Blues (Shipwreckt Books, 2013) and co-author, with Avni Vyas, of the chapbook Candy in Our Brains (CutBank, 2014). Her poems have appeared in EcotoneCrazyhorseCopper NickelIndiana Review, and others. Anne earned her MFA from Florida State University and her PhD from University of Missouri. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Saint Leo University and lives in Tampa, Florida.

Anne
Barngrover

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson is a second year PhD student studying poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Currently, he serves as the managing editor for cream city review. His work has appeared in Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Stoneboat, Prick of the Spindle, Red Savina Review, Storm Cellar, Josephine Quarterly, Gravel, Into the Void, Split Rock Review, and Cardinal Sins.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson is a second year PhD student studying poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Currently, he serves as the managing editor for cream city review. His work has appeared in Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Stoneboat, Prick of the Spindle, Red Savina Review, Storm Cellar, Josephine Quarterly, Gravel, Into the Void, Split Rock Review, and Cardinal Sins.

Caleb
Nelson

Caroline Chavatel

Caroline Chavatel

Caroline Chavatel is an M.F.A. candidate at New Mexico State University where she works as Assistant Poetry Editor of Puerto del Sol. Her work has appeared or will appear in The Cossack Review (2016 October Prize for Poetry winner), phoebe (2017 Greg Grummer Poetry Award finalist), Gulf Coast, Fugue, Hayden's Ferry Review, Nimrod, Sugar House Review and Epoch, among others. She currently lives in Las Cruces, NM.

Caroline Chavatel

Caroline Chavatel

Caroline Chavatel is an M.F.A. candidate at New Mexico State University where she works as Assistant Poetry Editor of Puerto del Sol. Her work has appeared or will appear in The Cossack Review (2016 October Prize for Poetry winner), phoebe (2017 Greg Grummer Poetry Award finalist), Gulf Coast, Fugue, Hayden's Ferry Review, Nimrod, Sugar House Review and Epoch, among others. She currently lives in Las Cruces, NM.

Caroline
Chavatel

Jay Udall

Jay Udall

Jay Udall is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Because a Fire in Our Heads, winner of the 2017 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in publications such as North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review and Verse Daily. He teaches at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he also serves as poet-in-residence and chief editor of the online journal Gris-Gris.

Jay Udall

Jay Udall

Jay Udall is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Because a Fire in Our Heads, winner of the 2017 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in publications such as North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review and Verse Daily. He teaches at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he also serves as poet-in-residence and chief editor of the online journal Gris-Gris.

Jay
Udall

Johannah Racz Knudson

Johannah Racz Knudson

Johannah Racz Knudson works from Fort Collins, Colorado as a writer, writing coach, and content strategist. Her poetry has appeared in Sycamore ReviewPuerto del SolNorthwest ReviewPeregrineGSU Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Colorado State University and is a two-time winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. In addition to poetry, Johannah is writing Transylvania Blue, a biography of one man’s survival across the forests of WWII Europe.

Johannah Racz Knudson

Johannah Racz Knudson

Johannah Racz Knudson works from Fort Collins, Colorado as a writer, writing coach, and content strategist. Her poetry has appeared in Sycamore ReviewPuerto del SolNorthwest ReviewPeregrineGSU Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Colorado State University and is a two-time winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award. In addition to poetry, Johannah is writing Transylvania Blue, a biography of one man’s survival across the forests of WWII Europe.

Johannah
Knudson

Kathleen Hellen

Kathleen Hellen

Kathleen Hellen is the author of the award-winning collection Umberto’s Night and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Her poems have appeared in Barrow StreetEvergreen Review, The Massachusetts ReviewNorth American ReviewPoetry EastWitness, and elsewhere. Hellen is a recipient of the Thomas Merton prize and prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes and featured on Poetry Daily.

Kathleen Hellen

Kathleen Hellen

Kathleen Hellen is the author of the award-winning collection Umberto’s Night and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Her poems have appeared in Barrow StreetEvergreen Review, The Massachusetts ReviewNorth American ReviewPoetry EastWitness, and elsewhere. Hellen is a recipient of the Thomas Merton prize and prizes from the H.O.W. Journal and Washington Square Review. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes and featured on Poetry Daily.

Kathleen
Hellen

Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter is the author of two poetry collections, I will not kick my friends, winner of the 2017 Elixir Poetry Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, which received the 2013 Texas Institute of Letters first book award. She was granted fellowships from the Dobie Paisano Ranch; Dora Maar House; James Merrill House; Cill Rialaig Retreat, and Vermont Studio Center. She won the 2014 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award, judged by Brenda Hillman, and the 2016 Poetry Society of America Emily Dickinson Award. She teaches at Sonoma State University.

Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter is the author of two poetry collections, I will not kick my friends, winner of the 2017 Elixir Poetry Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, which received the 2013 Texas Institute of Letters first book award. She was granted fellowships from the Dobie Paisano Ranch; Dora Maar House; James Merrill House; Cill Rialaig Retreat, and Vermont Studio Center. She won the 2014 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award, judged by Brenda Hillman, and the 2016 Poetry Society of America Emily Dickinson Award. She teaches at Sonoma State University.

Kathleen
Winter

Martha Zweig

Martha Zweig

Martha Zweig's collections include Monkey Lightning, Tupelo Press, 2010;  Vinegar Bone (1999) and What Kind (2003), both published by Wesleyan University Press, and Powers (1976) a chapbook from the Vermont Arts Council. Get Lost, her latest, has won the Rousseau Prize for Literature and is forthcoming from The National Poetry Review Press. She has received Hopwood and Whiting awards. Her poems are widely published; three were featured in POETRY.  Her MFA is from Warren Wilson College.

Martha Zweig

Martha Zweig

Martha Zweig's collections include Monkey Lightning, Tupelo Press, 2010;  Vinegar Bone (1999) and What Kind (2003), both published by Wesleyan University Press, and Powers (1976) a chapbook from the Vermont Arts Council. Get Lost, her latest, has won the Rousseau Prize for Literature and is forthcoming from The National Poetry Review Press. She has received Hopwood and Whiting awards. Her poems are widely published; three were featured in POETRY.  Her MFA is from Warren Wilson College.

Martha
Zweig

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is an Inland Empire poet, social worker, and father of two great sons: Markus & Jonathan. You can find his work in The Berkeley Review, The Portland Review, The LA Review, H_NGM_N among other fine publications.

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is an Inland Empire poet, social worker, and father of two great sons: Markus & Jonathan. You can find his work in The Berkeley Review, The Portland Review, The LA Review, H_NGM_N among other fine publications.

Michael
Cooper

Michelle Matthees

Michelle Matthees' poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Memorious, PANK, The Prose Poem Project, The Bellingham Review, J Journal, 22 Magazine, and the Baltimore Review. Last October New Rivers Press published her first book-length collection of poems, Flucht. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, and other arts organizations.

Michelle Matthees

Michelle Matthees' poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Memorious, PANK, The Prose Poem Project, The Bellingham Review, J Journal, 22 Magazine, and the Baltimore Review. Last October New Rivers Press published her first book-length collection of poems, Flucht. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, and other arts organizations.

Michelle
Matthees

Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell is a 2012 Pushcart Prize winner and the author of two volumes of poetry, The Near Surround (Four Way Books, 2002) and Grief Hut (Cervena Barva Press, 2009). Her third book, The Out-of-Body Shop is forthcoming in 2018. Her poems have appeared in, Agni, Columbia College Literary Review, Green Mountains Review, Poetry Daily, Tar River Review, Thrush, Tulane Review, and Washington Square Review among others. She is the co-editor of and chief contributor to Plume Interviews I (2017). Mitchell teaches at Salisbury University in Maryland and serves as the Associate Editor of Special Features for Plume.

Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell is a 2012 Pushcart Prize winner and the author of two volumes of poetry, The Near Surround (Four Way Books, 2002) and Grief Hut (Cervena Barva Press, 2009). Her third book, The Out-of-Body Shop is forthcoming in 2018. Her poems have appeared in, Agni, Columbia College Literary Review, Green Mountains Review, Poetry Daily, Tar River Review, Thrush, Tulane Review, and Washington Square Review among others. She is the co-editor of and chief contributor to Plume Interviews I (2017). Mitchell teaches at Salisbury University in Maryland and serves as the Associate Editor of Special Features for Plume.

Nancy
Mitchell

Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown is a first-generation Mexican American poet. His work appears, or is forthcoming, in Apogee Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, DIALOGIST, New Delta Review, Auburn Avenue, Peach Mag, Third Point Press, and elsewhere. He works as a proposal writer and tweets @nickbrwn.

Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown is a first-generation Mexican American poet. His work appears, or is forthcoming, in Apogee Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, DIALOGIST, New Delta Review, Auburn Avenue, Peach Mag, Third Point Press, and elsewhere. He works as a proposal writer and tweets @nickbrwn.

Nicholas
Brown

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson’s Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror won the 2017 Miller Williams Prize, selected by Billy Collins, University of Arkansas Press. Earlier collections include The Garden of Earthly Delights Book of Ghazals (Texas Review Press), Rorschach Art Too (2014 Donald Justice Prize, Story Line Press), Paradise (Miller Williams finalist, University of Arkansas Press), Frescoes (Idaho Book Prize, Lost Horse Press), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/Intuit House Book Prize), and Rorschach Art (Red Hen). His poems have appeared in such journals as The American Journal of Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, ShenandoahThe Southern Review, and The Yale Review.

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson’s Self-Portrait in a Door-Length Mirror won the 2017 Miller Williams Prize, selected by Billy Collins, University of Arkansas Press. Earlier collections include The Garden of Earthly Delights Book of Ghazals (Texas Review Press), Rorschach Art Too (2014 Donald Justice Prize, Story Line Press), Paradise (Miller Williams finalist, University of Arkansas Press), Frescoes (Idaho Book Prize, Lost Horse Press), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/Intuit House Book Prize), and Rorschach Art (Red Hen). His poems have appeared in such journals as The American Journal of Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, ShenandoahThe Southern Review, and The Yale Review.

Stephen
Gibson

Susan Grimm

Susan Grimm

Susan Grimm’s poems have appeared in Blackbird, Poetry East, The Journal, and other publications. Her book of poems, Lake Erie Blue, was published by BkMk Press in 2004. She also edited Ordering the Storm: How to Put Together a Book of Poems (2006). She won the inaugural Copper Nickel Poetry Prize (2010) and the Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize (2011). Her chapbook Roughed Up by the Sun’s Mothering Tongue was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. In 2014 she received her second Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She blogs at The White Space Inside the Poem.

Susan Grimm

Susan Grimm

Susan Grimm’s poems have appeared in Blackbird, Poetry East, The Journal, and other publications. Her book of poems, Lake Erie Blue, was published by BkMk Press in 2004. She also edited Ordering the Storm: How to Put Together a Book of Poems (2006). She won the inaugural Copper Nickel Poetry Prize (2010) and the Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize (2011). Her chapbook Roughed Up by the Sun’s Mothering Tongue was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. In 2014 she received her second Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. She blogs at The White Space Inside the Poem.

Susan
Grimm

Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson’s poems have appeared most recently in Sugar House ReviewThistle MagazineCanopic JarHouseguestMain Street RagA Dozen Nothing, and Chiron Review. His first full-length collection, Mass for Shut-Ins, is forthcoming from Backwaters Press. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and teaches in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. 

Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson’s poems have appeared most recently in Sugar House ReviewThistle MagazineCanopic JarHouseguestMain Street RagA Dozen Nothing, and Chiron Review. His first full-length collection, Mass for Shut-Ins, is forthcoming from Backwaters Press. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and teaches in the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. 

Todd
Robinson

W. Todd Kaneko

W. Todd Kaneko

W. Todd Kaneko is the author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor 2014) and co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic 2018). His poems and prose have appeared in The Normal School, Barrelhouse, Gulf Coast, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Rumpus and many other places. A Kundiman fellow, he is co-editor of Waxwing magazine and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he is an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University.

W. Todd Kaneko

W. Todd Kaneko

W. Todd Kaneko is the author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor 2014) and co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic 2018). His poems and prose have appeared in The Normal School, Barrelhouse, Gulf Coast, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Rumpus and many other places. A Kundiman fellow, he is co-editor of Waxwing magazine and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he is an Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University.

W. Todd
Kaneko