Olm & Where But to Think Is to Be Full of Sorrow

Brooks Haxton teaches in the graduate writing programs at Syracuse University and Warren Wilson College. In February 2021, his new poems will appear in Mister Toebones, his seventh collection from Alfred A. Knopf.

Ashes and Quartz; What I Should Have Told the Hypnotist; CBD Dream on 9/11; & Percocet Dream after Root-Canal Surgery

Henry Hart has published four books of poetry, including his most recent, Familiar Ghosts (Orchises Press, 2014). His poems and essays have appeared in journals such as The New Yorker, the Southern Review, the Yale Review, the Sewanee Review, and the Kenyon Review. His biography James Dickey: The World as a Lie (Picador, 2000) was runner-up for a Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Wiley-Blackwell published his biography The Life of Robert Frost in 2017, and he has published critical books on Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, and Geoffrey Hill. He is currently the Hickman Professor of Humanities at the College of William and Mary and poet laureate of Virginia.

Confidants

Don Lee is the author of the novels Lonesome Lies Before Us (2017), The Collective (2012), Wrack and Ruin (2008), and Country of Origin (2004), and the story collection Yellow (2001), all published by W. W. Norton. He has received an American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. He teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Temple University.

Playing Minimalism: Arvo Pärt, Sacred Sound, and Several Different Keyboards

Matthew Schwager is a designer and writer living in Bozeman, Montana.

Octopus

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Oceanic (Copper Canyon Press, 2018). She was recently named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Her writing appears in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN, and Tin House. Her book of illustrated nature essays is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions. She serves as poetry faculty for the Writing Workshops in Greece and is professor of English and creative writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.

Etymology, Ecology, and Ecopoetics

As an expression of local, state, and regional inequities, environmental racism is a feedback loop of enhanced health risks, restricted job opportunities, diminished educational success, and negative social relations for certain populations due to zoning policies, industrial interests, and business/governmental …

Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of several chapbooks and six books of poetry: As Iz (Omnidawn, 2018), Howell (Atelos Books, 2011), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), On Spec (Omnidawn, 2008), and c.c. (Krupskaya, 2002). A limited-edition art project, Trump l’oeil, was published by Hostile Books in 2017. He and Jeanne Heuving edited the anthology Inciting Poetics (University of New Mexico Press, 2019). 

The Gospel of Good Roads: A Letter to the American Farmer

Bryan Head is a poet from Asheville, North Carolina, who is currently completing an MFA at the University of Maryland. His work has appeared in the New England Review. He is the editor of the Sakura Review, and he co-manages HomeWord Youth Poetry, a spoken-word poetry organization in Asheville.

The Citizenship Question

Jenni(f)fer Tamayo is a queer, migrant, and formerly undocumented poet, essayist, and performer. Her poetry collections include To Kill the Future in the Present (Green Lantern Press, 2018), You Da One (Noemi Press, 2017), and [Red Missed Aches] (Switchback Books, 2011). Currently, JT lives and works on Ohlone and Patwin lands and is pursuing her PhD in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research explores how contemporary Black and Indigenous poets use vocal practices to counternarrate histories of colonial violence.

If I Ever Get My Citizenship Papers

Aline Mello is a Brazilian writer and editor living in Atlanta. She is an Undocupoet fellow, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, The New Republic, Grist, and elsewhere.