James Belflower is a poet, critic, and performer who lives in Albany, NY with his wife, Jessica, and their dachshund, Jake. He received a Ph.D. in Contemporary Poetry and Poetics from SUNY Albany. His creative and critical work, broadly speaking, focuses on employing artistic models to investigate our embeddedness in the material world. He is the author of The Posture of Contour (Spring Gun Press 2013), Commuter (Instance Press 2009), and Bird Leaves the Cornice, winner of the 2011 Spring Gun Press Chapbook Prize. His poems, essays, and reviews appear, or are forthcoming in: Aufgabe, Fence, New American Writing, 1913, and Drunken Boat, among others. With Matthew Klane, he co-curates the Yes! Poetry and Performance Series whose mission is to bring writing into conversation with other art forms. Find more here www.jamesbelflower.com.
Jeff T. Johnson’s writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Fanzine, PEN America, Jacket2, Encyclopedia Vol. 3, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. With Claire Donato, he collaborates on Special America. His open-field concrete digital poem THE ARCHIVERSE is documented at archiverse.net, and is anthologized in Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. A chapbook, trunc & frag, is at Our Teeth. He is currently a Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute. For more information, visit jefftjohnson.com.
Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is forthcoming from Fence Digital (2016). He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College. See: matthewklane.blogspot.com.
Jaclyn Lovell is a Part-Time Assistant Professor at The New School, where she received her MFA (2011). Wisconsin-born, she can still catch frogs with her bare hands and continues to smile on her subway commute from Brooklyn, her home for the last seven years. When she is not writing about the relationship between princesses and hunting, or the storing of trauma in limbs, she’s officiating weddings for close friends and family. Editor in Chief at LIT from 2009-2014, she’s thrilled to be back on the editing scene and working with the good people at Boog City!