Mihaela Moscaliuc was born and raised in Romania, and came to the United States in 1996 to complete graduate work in American literature. Her poetry collection, Father Dirt (winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award) appeared from Alice James Books in 2010,
Andrei Codrescu is the author of forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters. His new books are The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess (Princeton UP, 2009) and Jealous Witness: New Poems
Amal Al-Jubouri was born in Iraq, and is the author of five collections of poetry, including This Body is Yours, Do Not Fear for My Sake, which received the prize for best Arabic book at the Beirut book fair. She has also translated many plays and collections of poetry into Arabic.
Pablo Medina is the author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and translation, among them the poetry collection Points of Balance/Puntos de apoyo (2005) and the novel The Cigar Roller (2005).
Joan Larkin’s most recent book, My Body: New and Selected Poems (Hanging Loose Press) received the Publishing Triangle’s 2008 Audre Lorde Award. Larkin teaches in the Drew University M.F.A. Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.
Guy Jean resides in Gatineau, Quebec, where he is much involved in the development and promotion of literature. He collaborates in creative and translation projects with artists and poets in Quebec, USA and Europe. He has just recently published his seventh book of poems.
Aracelis Girmay is the author of the collage-based picture book, changing, changing, and the collection of poems entitled Teeth. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and board member of the Acentos Foundation. Girmay grew up in Santa Ana, California and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Jennifer K. Sweeney’s second poetry collection, How to Live on Bread and Music, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of America Poets and the 2009 Perugia Press Prize. Her first book, Salt Memory, won the 2006 Main Street Rag Poetry Award. Nominated six times for a Pushcart Prize,
Gregory Djanikian was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1949 of Armenian parentage and came to the United States when he was eight years old. He has published five collections of poetry, all with Carnegie Mellon UP, the most recent of which is So I Will Till the Ground.
Kurt Brown founded the Aspen Writers' Conference and Writers' Conferences & Centers (a national association of directors). His poems have appeared in many literary periodicals, and he is the editor of several anthologies including Blues for Bill, for the late William Matthews
George Bilgere’s most recent book of poems is The White Museum, chosen by Alicia Ostriker for the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Series. Bilgere won the May Swenson Poetry Award in 2006 for Haywire (Utah State UP). He teaches at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sholeh Wolpé is the author of Rooftops of Tehran (Red Hen Press), Sin—Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad (U of Arkansas P), and The Scar Saloon (Red Hen Press). She is the associate editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (Norton, 2010),