Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, published by the University of Utah Press. She is also the author of two chapbooks, and her poems have appeared widely in literary journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she lives in San Francisco, where she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and in the community.
Carly Joy Miller is the author of Ceremonial (Orison Books, 2018), selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2017 Orison Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Like a Beast (Anhinga Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Rick Campbell Chapbook Prize. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, West Branch and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Poetry International and a founding editor of Locked Horn Press.
Hala Alyan is an award-winning Palestinian American poet, novelist and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner and Colorado Review. She resides in Brookyln with her husband.