Selected by Forrest Gander for the 2019 Stafford/Hall Oregon Book Award for Poetry, Small Gods, Matthew Minicucci’s most recent collection, was also named a Green Rose book for New Issues Press. His first book, Translation, was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize at Kent State University Press.
Lysley Tenorio’s stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies. A Whiting Writer’s Award winner and a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he has received fellowships from the University of Wisconsin, Phillips Exeter Academy, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Gabriella Gage is a nonfiction writer and journalist born and raised in Somerville, Massachusetts. She holds history degrees from Harvard University (A.B.) and McGill University (M.A.) Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, MuckRock, Elle Decor Italia, and she is the former editor-in-chief of Scout Magazines. A 2018-2019 fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston, she has received grants from the Vermont Studio Center, the Somerville Arts Council, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Carol K. Pforzheimer Fellowship.
Yanyi is a poet and critic based in Brooklyn. Winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, he is currently an Asian American Writers Workshop Margins Fellow and associate editor at Foundry.
Joanna Scott is the author of numerous works of fiction, including The Manikin, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Various Antidotes: Stories and Arrogance, both finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award; and the critically acclaimed Make Believe, Tourmaline, Liberation, and Follow Me. Her most recent novel, Careers for Women, reimagines the life of a 1950s female executive.
James Longenbach is the author of five books of poems, most recently Earthling, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest book of criticism, How Poems Get Made, will be out in fall 2018, and his poems and essays appear regularly in The New Yorker, Poetry, and The New York Times Book Review.
Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, The Friend. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag.
Jordan Jacks is a writer from Texas. His fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Yale Review, Weekday, Territory, and has been featured on The Organist podcast from McSweeney’s/KCRW.
Christa Romanosky is a native of northern Appalachia. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia. She is a 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center fellow in fiction, and is a recipient of a Barbara Deming grant in fiction.
Duy Doan, the 2017 Yale Younger Poets Prizewinner, is a Vietnamese-American poet from Texas. A Kundiman fellow, he received his MFA in poetry from Boston University. His poems have appeared in Slate, The Cortland Review, Best Emerging Poets: Stay Thirsty Magazine, Amethyst Arsenic, and elsewhere.
Suzanne Rivecca is the author of Death is Not an Option: Stories (W.W. Norton 2010), which won the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for The Story Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and The New York Public Library Young Lions Award.
Mike Alberti was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Flyway, Gulf Coast, One Story, and elsewhere.
Maxim Loskutoff was raised in western Montana. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Fiction, Narrative, and The Chicago Tribune. His collection Come West and See is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.
D.M. Aderibigbe was born in Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos in 2014. His chapbook, In Praise of Our Absent Father, was selected for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series selection.
Dan Chiasson is the author of five books, most recently Bicentennial (Knopf, 2014). He is Professor of English at Wellesley College and serves as The New Yorker’s poetry critic.
Walter Perrie, born in Lanarkshire in 1949, was educated at the universities of Edinburgh, (M.A. hons philosophy) and Stirling (M.Phil). Since 1975 he has worked as a freelance editor, poet, critic, travel writer and sometime lecturer, giving courses in philosophy and creative writing.
Airea D. Matthews was awarded the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for her manuscript, simulacra. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned her MFA, and the Executive Editor of The Offing, a channel of The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Mark Wunderlich is the author of The Earth Avails (Graywolf Press, 2014), winner of the Rilke Prize and finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. His other works include Voluntary Servitude and The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award.
Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer. Her poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and her debut novel, Orchid & the Wasp, will be published in Spring 2018 by Hogarth (U.S.) and Oneworld (U.K.).
Jennifer Clarvoe’s first book of poems, Invisible Tender, won the Poets Out Loud Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her second book, Counter-Amores, was published in 2011 by University of Chicago Press.
Catherine Pond is a poet from Alpharetta, Georgia, who teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and whose manuscript, Fieldglass, was a 2015 finalist for the Kathryn A. Morton First Book Prize given by Sarabande Books.
Nate Klug is the author of Rude Woods, a modern translation of Virgil’s Eclogues (The Song Cave, 2013), and Anyone, a book of poems (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Noah Warren was born in Nova Scotia and grew up in Charlestown, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy and of Yale, which awarded him the Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship.
A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in fiction, Terese Svoboda is the author of six novels, five books of poetry, a memoir and a book of translation from the Nuer. When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Poems Selected and New will appear in 2015, and Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet in 2016.
Julia Glass is the author of the novels And the Dark Sacred Night, The Widower’s Tale, The Whole World Over, and the National Book Award-winning Three Junes, as well as the Kindle Single “Chairs in the Rafters.” Her third book, I See You Everywhere, a collection of linked stories, won the 2009 SUNY John Gardner Fiction Award. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Other awards for her fiction include the Sense of Place Award, the Tobias Wolff Award, and the Pirate’s Alley Medal for Best Novella.
Susan Steinberg is the author of Spectacle (Graywolf Press, 2013), a finalist for the L. A. Times Book Prize in fiction; Hydroplane (FC2, 2006); and The End of Free Love (FC2, 2003). Her stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, American Short Fiction, Boulevard, The Massachusetts Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, and other literary magazines.
Ansel Elkins’s debut collection of poetry, Blue Yodel, was selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Believer, Best New Poets 2011, Ecotone, Guernica, Gulf Coast, the North American Review, the Southern Review, and others.
Damiano Abeni MD, MPH, is an epidemiologist who has been translating American poetry into Italian since 1973. Moira Egan’s books are Strange Botany/Botanica Arcana (peQuod); Hot Flash Sonnets (tsager, 2013); Spin (Entasis, 2010); Bar Napkin Sonnets (winner of The Ledge Chapbook Competition, 2009); ss Seta della Cravatta/The Silk of the Tie (Edizioni l’Obliquo, 2009); and Cleave (WWPH, 2004).
Anna Noyes is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her stories have appeared in the women’s fiction issue of VICE,FiveChapters, and Summer Stories: Paintings by Leslie Anderson, Stories by Ten Maine Writers.
Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran is the author of Antes y después del Bronx: Lenapehoking (New American Press, 2014) and South Bronx Breathing Lessons (Palabrera Press, 2014), and editor of the Fall 2010 international queer Indigenous issue of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought.
Molly Anders holds an MFA in fiction from Syracuse University and a BA in Middle East Studies and Creative Writing from Bard College. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Tin House, Salt Hill, Newsweek International, and JO Magazine.
Eryn Green holds a PhD from the University of Denver and an MFA from the University of Utah. A previous finalist for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the Omnidawn First Book Prize, his debut collection Eruv was recently selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.
Kelle Groom is a poet and memoirist. Her memoir of loss and redemption, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection, a Library JournalBest Memoir, Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, Oprah.com O Magazine selection, and Oxford American Editor’s Pick.
Peter Kline’s first collection of poetry, Deviants, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in the fall of 2013. He is an instructor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco and with Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program.
Mieke Eerkens is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA program in Nonfiction Writing. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Guernica, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Best Travel Writing 2011, the Norton anthologyFakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts, and Creative Nonfiction magazine, which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize.
James Reidel is a writer whose work spans poetry, fiction, translation, biography, and history. He has written extensively about the poet Weldon Kees including a full-length biography, Vanished Act: The Life and Art of Weldon Kees (University of Nebraska Press, 2003).
Gimbiya Kettering has an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Most recently, she was the Undiscovered Voices Scholar at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland where she rewrote her first novel, Love in the Time of Democracy, early drafts of which have won awards and grants from American University, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Elizabeth George Foundation.
Amy Glynn Greacen’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Criterion, Poetry Northwest, Southwest Review, eleven eleven, Cimarron Review, The Best American Poetry 2010 and 2012, and elsewhere.
Lydia Conklin, September 2012 James Merrill House Fellow, is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Astraea Foundation, the Sitka Center and Harvard University.
Jedediah Berry, Spring 2011 Fellow, is the author of a novel, The Manual of Detection, winner of the William L. Crawford Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize, and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award.
Josh Weil is the author of The New Valley (Grove, 2009), a New York Times Editors’ Choice that won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation; the GLCA New Writers Award; and was shortlisted for the Virginia Literary Award in Fiction.