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; & wolftours.com/FAQ

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.

For I Will Consider My Father Javed

Fatima Malik is a Pakistani-American poet with work published or forthcoming from Chestnut Review, diode poetry journal, The Margins, Waxwing, and others. She is working on her first full-length collection of poems, an excavation of grief after her father’s sudden death. She holds a BA in English literature and creative writing from Dartmouth College and a joint MA in journalism and Near Eastern Studies from New York University. While she currently lives in New York City, her heart is forever in Lahore. 

A Mansion and a Mercedes and a Date with David Hasselhoff

Mark Jude Poirier has published two novels and two short-story collections. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Southern Review, BOMB, Subtropics, The American Scholar, and elsewhere. He recently won both an O. Henry Award and a Pushcart Prize and was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. His films have played at the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the American Film Festival of Deauville, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and in theaters all over the world.

Over the River, translated from the Norwegian by Olivia Lasky

Laila Stien, a Norwegian novelist, poet, and translator, has published several collections of short stories and poetry. She has an education in ethnology, social anthropology, and Sámi language and has translated a number of Sámi novels, poems, and texts into Norwegian.