Iñupiaq poet Joan Naviyuk Kane is the author of THE STRAITS, HYPERBOREAL and THE CORMORANT HUNTER'S WIFE. She has received the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, the American Book Award, and a Whiting Writer's Award. and will be released later this month from University of Pittsburgh Press. Kane is an alum of Harvard College and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University. She lives in Anchorage with her husband and young sons.
Orlando White is the author of two books of poetry: Bone Light (Red Hen Press, 2009) and LETTERRS (Nightboat Books, 2015). He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Omnidawn Poetry Feature Blog, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, American Indian Culture And Research Journal, Evening Will Come: A Monthly Journal of Poetics, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Residency and a Bread Loaf John Ciardi Fellowship. He teaches at Diné College and in the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Danielle Vogel is an artist and cross-genre writer. She is the author of Between Grammars (Noemi 2015) and the artist book Narrative & Nest (Abecedarian Gallery 2012). Her installations, which investigate the archives of memory stored within language, have been exhibited most recently at RISD Museum, The University of Arizona’s Poetry Center, Pace University, and Abecedarian Gallery. She teaches creative writing and book arts at Wesleyan University.
Robin Beth Schaer was born and raised in New York. She was educated at Colgate University and Columbia University. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Saltonstall Foundation, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Paris Review, and Guernica, among others. She teaches writing in New York City, and worked as a deckhand aboard the Tall Ship Bounty, a 180-foot full-rigged ship lost in Hurricane Sandy in 2012.