Erika Jo Brown is from New York. She graduated from Cornell University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Capote Fellow in Poetry. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston and an assistant editor of poetry at Gulf Coast. Her debut poetry collection, I'm Your Huckleberry, was released by Brooklyn Arts Press in December 2014.
BJ Love lives in Texas where he teaches and produces a podcast called Pretty LIT. Poems of his can be found in H_NGM_N, diode, Sink Review, Pinwheel, Coconut, and Forklift, OH.
Sheila Maldonado is the author of one-bedroom solo (Fly by Night Press, 2011). Sheila grew up in Coney Island. Her family hails from Honduras. She teaches creative writing for The City University of New York and Teachers & Writers Collaborative.
Geoffrey Nutter is the author of four books of poems: The Rose of January, Christopher Sunset, Water's Leaves & Other Poems, and Summer Evening. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, the Colorado Prize, and the Verse Press Prize. His poems have been widely anthologized, including in The Best American Poetry, The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries and Isn't It Romantic: 100 Poems by Younger American Poets. He is an associate professor of creative writing at New York University.