Pranām / Obeisance; Radial; Nāranga aurantium; & Elegy as Lies Unrevealed at the Toledo Amtrak Station

Rushi Vyas is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection When I Reach for Your Pulse (Four Way Books, 2023) and the collaborative chapbook Between Us, Not Half a Saint (Gasher, 2021) with Rajiv Mohabir. Born and raised in Ohio, Vyas recently immigrated to Aotearoa | New Zealand, where he is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Otago. His poems are forthcoming or published in Indiana Review, Pigeon Pages, The Adroit Journal, Tin House, The Offing, 32 Poems, Landfall, the anthology A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand (Auckland University Press, 2021), and elsewhere.

The News with Cancer and Parakeets & The News According to Psychoanalysis

Justin Jannise’s poetry collection How to Be Better by Being Worse (BOA Editions, 2021) won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Copper Nickel, The Yale Review, and New Ohio Review. Recently a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize in Poetry and a former editor-in-chief of Gulf Coast, Jannise is a PhD candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston.

Before; Back Seat; & On the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Commemoration, March 25, 2021

Cheryl Clarke has been writing for lesbian and gay and queer communities since 1981, beginning with This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa).

The Cuckoo, translated from the Russian by Samuel Page

Maya Alexandrovna Kucherskaya is a prolific fiction writer and critic, a scholar of Russian Orthodox history, and the head of the creative writing program at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics. Her Contemporary Paterikon was awarded the Bunin Prize in 2006, her novel The God of Rain won the Student Booker Prize in 2007, and her short-story collections have been shortlisted for various other awards.


Carol Guess’s short-fiction collection Sleep Tight Satellite is forthcoming in 2023 from Tupelo Press. A frequent collaborator, she writes across genres and illuminates historically marginalized material. In 2014 she was awarded the Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement by Columbia University. The author of twenty books of poetry and prose, she is a professor of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches queer studies and creative writing.

The Fur Handbag

Larissa Lai has published eight books, including Iron Goddess of Mercy (2021), The Tiger Flu (2018), and Automaton Biographies (2009), from Arsenal Pulp, and Salt Fish Girl (Thomas Allen, 2002). Recipient of the Dr. Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Astraea Award, and a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Books in Canada First Novel Award, among others, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, where she directs the Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing. Her new novel, The Lost Century, will be published by Arsenal Pulp in 2022.

Sacred Returns: Garrett Hongo’s “Ancestral Graves, Kahuku”

Edward Hirsch has published ten books of poems, most recently Stranger by Night (2020) and Gabriel: A Poem (2014), both from Alfred A. Knopf, and six books of prose, including 100 Poems to Break Your Heart (Mariner Books, 2021) and A Poet’s Glossary (Harcourt, 2014). His new prose book, The Heart of American Poetry, will be published in April 2022 to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the Library of America.

Slow-Dancing with 45s

Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawai‘i, lived as a child in Kahuku on O‘ahu, and grew up thereafter in Los Angeles. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including Pulitzer Prize finalist The River of Heaven (Alfred A. Knopf, 1988), and two memoirs: Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai‘i (Vintage, 1996) and his latest, forthcoming from Pantheon, The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches at the University of Oregon, where he is Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Ira Sukrungruang’s books include four works of nonfiction: This Jade World (University of Nebraska Press, 2021), Buddha’s Dog & Other Mediations (University of Tampa Press, 2018), Southside Buddhist (University of Tampa Press, 2014), and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy (University of Missouri, 2010); the short story collection The Melting Season (Burlesque Press, 2016); and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night (University of Tampa Press, 2013). He is the president of Sweet: A Literary Confection and the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College.