Rachel Abramowitz is a D.Phil. candidate at the University of Oxford, and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has published poems and reviews in Crazyhorse, Transom, The Kenyon Review Online, Wave Composition, POOL, jubilat, The Colorado Review, and elsewhere. She lives in New York.
Peter Campion is the author of three collections of poems, Other People, The Lions, and El Dorado, all from the University of Chicago Press’s Phoenix Poets Series. Peter is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Larry Levis Reading Prize, The Rome Prize (Prix de Rome) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Fellowship. He directs the M.F.A. program at the University of Minnesota.
Richard Gwyn is the author of four collections of poetry and prose poetry and two novels, Deep Hanging Out and The Colour of a Dog Running Away, which has been translated into many languages. His memoir, The Vagabond’s Breakfast, won the Wales Book of the Year (nonfiction) in 2012. His translations from Spanish include poetry collections by the Argentinians Joaquín Giannuzzi (2012) and Jorge Fondebrider (2013). He is currently working on an anthology of contemporary Latin American poetry, to be published by Seren in 2016.
Marti Leimbach is an American novelist and story writer. Her work includes the international bestseller, Dying Young and Daniel Isn’t Talking. Born in Washington DC, she was educated at Harvard University and at the University of California, Irvine’s Creative Writing Program.
Sam Riviere studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design, and holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from UEA. His first book, 81 Austerities, was published by Faber & Faber in 2012. Kim Kardashian’s Marriage was a password-protected blog viewable on request from 05.05.13 – 14.07.13, and Standard Twin Fantasy (f.u.n.e.x., 2014) is a new pamphlet of poems. He currently lives in Belfast.
Sam Thomas calls herself an Atlantic writer, i.e. with roots on various edges of The Pond. Her work has featured in Threepenny Review, Borderlands: Texas Review of Poetry and Stop Sharpening Your Knives. She studied creative writing with The Poets House in Waterford, Ireland and the University of Oxford Masters program. Currently, she resides in Athens, Georgia and is at work on a collection of short stories about other roaming Atlantics.
Roseanne Watt is a 23 year old poet from the Shetland Islands, currently living in Edinburgh. She recently graduated from the University of Stirling with a first class BA (Hons) in Film & English studies, and is now reading towards an MLitt in Creative Writing, specialising in the film-poem. She has had work featured in the anthology These Islands, We Sing, edited by Kevin MacNeil and published by Polygon, and Northwords Now. Roseanne’s writing is very much inspired by her island home, often exploring themes and issues surrounding Shetland’s island identity, both temporal and linguistic.
Monica Youn is the author of Barter (Graywolf Press, 2003) and Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the New York Times Magazine, and she has been awarded fellowships from the Library of Congress and Stanford University, among other awards. A former lawyer, she now teaches poetry at Princeton University.