Charles Rzepka was born in Detroit, did his graduate work at University of California–Berkeley, and now lives in the Boston area. He teaches English at Boston University and, in addition to poetry, writes books and essays on British Romanticism and on crime fiction. His latest book is Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard (Johns Hopkins, 2013), and his latest essay, forthcoming in a Festschrift honoring the late Jack Stillinger, is on John Keats’s “Isabella, or The Pot of Basil.” 

The Shofar; Suffering; & Where Is the Master, Boatswain

G. C. Waldrep’s most recent books are The Earliest Witnesses (Tupelo/Carcanet, 2021) and feast gently (Tupelo, 2018), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Waldrep lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he teaches at Bucknell University. In 2021, he was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.

Auden in America

Edward Brash was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Philadelphia, attended Williams College, and earned his living as an editor at Time-Life Books. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Partisan Review, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, Mademoiselle, Critical Quarterly, and other magazines and anthologies in the United States and the U.K.

Elegy Riding Shotgun & from “In the Land of Vines (Italy, 2013)”

Matthew Otremba lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his MFA in poetry from the University of Houston, and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review and the Los Angeles Review.

Grand Tour, 1992; [Exiting a performance]; Cimitero Acattolico; & A Sympathy, For Patrick

Paul Otremba published three collections of poetry: Levee (2019), Pax Americana (2015), and The Currency (2009), all from Four Way Books. He taught at Rice University and in the Warren Wilson low-residency MFA program. On June 24, 2019, he died from cancer in Houston, Texas.

Dumb Apple; The Peach; & Spring, Again

Alice Friman’s poetry collections include Blood Weather (LSU Press, 2019), The View from Saturn (LSU Press, 2014), Vinculum (LSU Press, 2011), The Book of the Rotten Daughter (BkMk Press, 2006), Zoo (1999), Inverted Fire (1997), and Reporting from Corinth (1984). A recipient of many honors, including two Pushcart Prizes and inclusion in Best American Poetry, she has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Plume, Crazyhorse, and others. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she was Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College. 

Fat Girl Crown

Stephanie Rogers is the author of Plucking the Stinger (2016) and Fat Girl Forms (2021), both published by Saturnalia Books. She grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and was educated at Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati; her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PloughsharesTin HousePoetry NorthwestShenandoahNew Ohio Review, and elsewhere. She lives outside of Nashville in Lebanon, Tennessee. 

from “Langkasuka”

Jeffrey Yang is the author of three collections of poetry: Hey, Marfa (2018), Vanishing-Line (2011), and An Aquarium (2008), all from Graywolf Press. His new book, Line and Light, will also be published by Graywolf in the spring of 2022.

Wolf Tours Intake Q&A; History of Wolves; Wolf Tours Souvenirs; The Wolves Speak to the Clients in a Dream; &

Alyse Knorr is an associate professor of English at Regis University and, since 2017, has co-edited Switchback Books. Her most recent collection of poems, Mega-City Redux, won the 2016 Green Mountains Review Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the poetry collections Copper Mother (Switchback Books, 2016) and Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013); the nonfiction book Super Mario Bros. 3 (Boss Fight Books, 2016); and four poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Republic, Poetry, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Denver Quarterly, among others.