Bios 6

Eric Amling is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Nine Live Two-Headed Animals (Greying Ghost, 2010). He is the proprietor of Human Hair & Co. ( He lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Abby Beckel is the co-founder and publisher of Rose Metal Press (, an indie

publisher of cross-genre writing. She has a master's degree from Emerson College, is a published poet and magazine writer, and lives with her fiance Jay in a 110-year-old house in Washington, DC.


Nellie Bellows's poems have appeared in 42opus, Gulf Coast, and are forthcoming in The Southern Review. She is the assistant poetry editor for Fringe magazine and currently works and writes in North Carolina.


Jordan Castro (b. 1992) is the co-author of Cute (Thumbscrews Press, 2011) and two other chapbooks.  He is the author of Supercomputer (Deckfight Press, 2011) and two other e-books.  He maintains a blog and a twitter account.


Paula Cisewski’s second collection, Ghost Fargo, was selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize and was published in 2010. She is also the author of Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006) and of three chapbooks: How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002), Or Else What Asked the Flame (w/Mathias Svalina, Scantily Clad e-chap, 2008), and Two Museums (MaCaHu Press 2009). She lives in Minneapolis.


Julia Cohen is the author of 10 chapbooks. Her work has been published in 6x6, Columbia Poetry Review, Octopus, and 1913 amongst others. She is the poetry editor of Saltgrass and the Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly. She can be found at:


Daniel Coudriet lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia, and in Carcarañá, Argentina. He is the author of Say Sand (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and Parade (Blue Hour Press, 2011). His poems and translations of Argentinean poetry have made recent appearances in Verse, Boston Review, Bateau, The Laurel Review, Parcel, Typo, and elsewhere.


Craig Foltz is a writer and multimedia artist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including

Octopus, Chicago Review, Ninth Letter, and Harp & Altar among others. A book of poetry is available from Ugly Duckling Presse. He lives and works in New Zealand, where dormant volcanoes are king. More at


Since the day he was born, Jeremiah Gould has been getting bigger. He has a proven track record and several more unproven track records. He has a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and is Editorial Assistant for Rope-a-Dope Press in South Boston. You can find his latest workonline inthe Sink Review and on the collaborative blog project I Am A Natural Wonder. He is currently filling out his entire shape in Exeter, NH.


Joe Hall's first book of poems is Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean Press 2010). His poetry and fiction have appeared in Gulf Coast, HTML Giant, Barrelhouse, Hayden's Ferry Review, Zone 3 and elsewhere. With Wade Fletcher he co-organizes the DC area reading series Cheryl's Gone. He no longer lives in a trailer park.


Derek Henderson is alive and well in Salt Lake City. He is author, with Derek Pollard, of Inconsequentia, (BlazeVox, 2010) and author of Thus & (if p then q, 2011). At present, his favorite quote is Thoreau's observation that "it is morning when I am awake and there is a dawn in me."


Rauan Klassnik's book, Holy Land, released from Black Ocean in early 2008. Rauan spends most of his time

in Mexico: walking the dogs, watering the garden and dreaming of how high the bamboo stalks will grow. He'd love to say he's "religious."


Michael Leong is the author of two books of poetry--e.s.p. (Silenced Press, 2009) and Cutting Time with a Knife (Black Square Editions/The Brooklyn Rail, forthcoming)--and his translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat, I, the Worst of All, was published by BlazeVOX [books] in 2009. Michael's work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Action, Yes; Double Room; Hotel Amerika; jubilat; Lana Turner; Opium Magazine; and Tin House. He is currently a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University.


Rob MacDonald lives inBoston and is the editor of the online journal Sixth Finch. His poetry has appeared in Octopus, No Tell Motel, H_NGM_N and other journals. Last New Death, a chapbook, is available from Scantily Clad Press.


Ben Mirov grew up in Northern California. He is the author of Ghost Machine (Caketrain, 2010), and the chapbooks, Vortexts (SUPERMACHINE, 2011), I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N, 2010).


Debrah Morkun's first full-length book of poetry, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in April 2010. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is the curator of The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series ( & is a founding member of The New Philadelphia Poets ( Visit Debrah at


David Need lives in Durham and teaches in the Department of Religion and the Program in International Comparative Studies at Duke University. His poetry and prose have been published in Hambone, Golden Handcuffs Review, and Talisman; he curates the Arcade Taberna long poem readings series

( and maintains four other linked blogs on poetics and poetry.


Anna Lena Phillips works for American Scientist by day and is poetry editor of Fringe by night. She is the recipient of a 2010–2011 Emerging Artist grant from the Durham Arts Council. Notes on the Endearments can be found at


Chad Reynolds lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and son. He is the author of one chapbook (Victor in the New World, Rope-a-Dope Press 2008) and has published poems and reviews in various print and online journals.