Adrienne Raphel is the author of What Was It For (Rescue Press, 2017), winner of the Rescue Press Black Box Poetry Prize, and the chapbook But What Will We Do, winner of the Seattle Review Chapbook Contest. She writes for the New Yorker online, and her work has also appeared in the Paris Review Daily, the Atlantic online, and Lana Turner Journal, among other publications. Raphel earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and she is currently a PhD candidate in English at Harvard University, where she studies poetics.
Vanessa Jimenez Gabb is the author of IMAGES FOR RADICAL POLITICS (Rescue Press, 2016) and the chapbooks midnight blue (Porkbelly Press, 2015) and Weekend Poems (dancing girl press, 2014). She received her MFA in Poetry from CUNY Brooklyn College and is from and lives in Brooklyn.
Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads, forthcoming from Prelude Books in 2018. Her translations include adagio ma non troppo, by Ryoko Sekiguchi (forthcoming, Les Figues Press) and The Next Loves, by Stéphane Bouquet (forthcoming, Nightboat Books), as well as a book of philosophy by Frederic Neyrat, Atopias (co-translated with Walt Hunter, Fordham University Press, 2017).She is the recipient of a WPR Creative Grant from Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room for 2016-17 and a 2017 French Voices Grant for her translation of Stéphane Bouquet’s Vie Commune (currently seeking an American publisher). turner photo 2018Originally from northeast Tennessee, she holds an A.B. from Harvard College, a Masters in cinema from the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle, and an M.F.A. in poetry from New York University. As of May of 2017, she holds a PhD in English from the University of Virginia, where she wrote a dissertation about the relationship between contemporary American poetry and global labor transformation. Starting in fall 2018, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
Sara Deniz Akant is a Brooklyn-based educator, poet and performer. She is the author of Babette, selected by Maggie Nelson and published by Rescue Press in 2015, as well as Parades (Omnidawn 2014) and Latronic Strag (Persistent Editions 2015). Sara Deniz is Turkish-American. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is a doctoral candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has taught poetry and writing at the University of Iowa, Baruch, Medgar Evers, and John Jay College. She has been the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets, and an artist in residence at Yaddo, Art Farm, and MacDowell. Her poetry has appeared most recently in Paperbagazine.com and at the Poetry Foundation. She co-runs the GC Poetics Group, and is related to Dracula by marriage.