Imitation: A Study

Shivani Radhakrishnan is a writer living in New York, where she is also a PhD candidate in philosophy at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Threepenny Review, n+1, the Washington Post, and Boston Review, among others. She is working on an essay collection.

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird

Susan Cerulean is a writer, naturalist, and activist. She was awarded a Gold Medal for Florida Nonfiction for her book Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change (2015), published by the University of Georgia Press, which will release Cerulean’s I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird: A Daughter’s Memoir in 2020. She has also edited several collections on Florida’s ecology, including UnspOILed: Writers Speak for Florida’s Coast (Red Hills Writers Project, 2010)She divides her time between Tallahassee and Indian Pass with her husband, oceanographer and climate scientist Dr. Jeffrey Chanton. 

The Bear in the Orange Grove

Dustin Parsons’s Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2018. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such as Brevity, Hotel Amerika, Pleiades, and many more. He lives in Mississippi with his wife, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and their two sons.

From Travel & Leisure; and Night Pastorals (with introduction by Michael Collier)

Stanley Plumly (1939–2019) authored ten collections of poems and four works of nonfiction. Elegy Landscape: Constable and Turner and the Intimate Sublime, his most recent book, was published by W. W. Norton in 2018. His many honors and awards include an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Truman Capote Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. He was the founding director of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Maryland, where he had been a professor of English since 1985. Middle Distance, a collection of poems he finished before his death, will be published by W. W. Norton in 2020.

Michael Collier’s most recent book, My Bishop and Other Poems (University of Chicago Press), was published in 2018. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland and a director emeritus of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences.

Copies; Continuity; & Deathless

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University. Among her books of poetry are Futureless Languages (Radiator Press, 2018); Manifest (Switchback Books, 2013), chosen by Harryette Mullen as winner of the Gatewood Prize; and People Are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books, 2010). New poems appear in jubilat, American Poetry Review, and VOLT.

Leela

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press, 2017) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books, 2016) and translator of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara (Kaya Press, 2019). His memoir, Antiman, won the 2019 Reckless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize and will be published in 2021. Currently he is an assistant professor of poetry in the MFA program at Emerson College and the translations editor at Waxwing Journal.

The Necessary Impossibilities of Poetry (on Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin; Dorothy Barresi’s What We Did While We Made More Guns; Analicia Sotelo’s Virgin; and Kevin Prufer’s How He Loved Them)

Kevin Clark’s several books of poems include the forthcoming The Consecrations (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2021). His first collection, In the Evening of No Warning (New Issues Poetry and Prose, 2002), earned a grant from the Academy of American Poets, and his second, Self-Portrait with Expletives (2010), won the Pleiades Press prize. His poetry appears in the Southern Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, and Crazyhorse. A regular critic for The Georgia Review, he’s also published essays in the Southern Review, Papers on Language and Literature, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. He teaches at the Rainier Writing Workshop. 

My Own City (on Donna Masini’s 4:30 Movie; Jennifer Franklin’s No Small Gift; and Lee Briccetti’s Blue Guide)

Jonathan Blunk is a poet, essayist, and radio producer. His works include the authorized biography James Wright: A Life in Poetry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017) and the essay “ ‘Living Toward That Voice’: James Wright Transfixing and Transfixed,” which appeared in The Georgia Review (Winter 2017). Blunk’s work can also be found in such journals as the American Poetry Review, Poets & Writers, and FIELD magazine.

Underwater Falsetto

Tiana Nobile is a Kundiman fellow and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. A finalist in the National Poetry Series and for the Kundiman Poetry Prize, she is the author of a chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (Antenna / Press Street Press, 2017). Her writing has appeared in Poetry Northwest, the New Republic, Guernica, and the Texas Review, among others.