Lisa Hiton holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Linebreak, the Paris-American, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Lambda Literary, among others. Her first book has been a finalist or semi-finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize, the Brittingham & Felix Pollack Poetry Prize, the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize, and the YesYes Books Open Reading Period. She has received the AWP WC&C Scholarship, the Esther B Kahn Scholarship from 24Pearl Street at the Fine Arts Work Center, and two nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook, Variation on Testimony, was released from CutBank.
Wayne Johns‘ poems have appeared in Best New Poets, New England Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Image, and elsewhere. He received the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize for The Exclusion Zone (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). His first collection, Antipsalms, received the Editor’s Choice award from Unicorn Press and will be released this fall.
Isabella Nilsson is a member of the Columbia University Class of 2020. She is a former Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards Gold Medalist and United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Her writing can be found online at the Eye and elsewhere. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Since Heidi Seaborn started writing in 2016, her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Nimrod, Mississippi Review, Penn Review, Yemassee Journal, American Journal of Poetry and in her chapbook Finding My Way Home. She’s won or been shortlisted for over a dozen prizes. Her first book of poetry, Give a Girl Chaos, is forthcoming from C&R Press/Mastodon. She’s an MFA candidate at New York University, a graduate of Stanford University, and a member of the Adroit Journal‘s staff. Visit her online at heidiseabornpoet.com.
Anthony Veasna So is a queer man, a Cambodian-American son, and a recent graduate of Stanford University. A native of Stockton, California, he was raised on stories of the Khmer Rouge Genocide that often, somehow, ended on a self-deprecating joke. His prose and comics have appeared in n + 1, decomP, Barrelhouse, Hobart, Nashville Review, Ninth Letter Online, and elsewhere. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Syracuse University, where he is a University Fellow.
Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has recently appeared in Salt Hill Journal, the Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2014 & 2016, DIAGRAM, Columbia Poetry Review, and on Verse Daily, among others. She is the author of two chapbooks, The smallest thing on Earth (Bloom Books, forthcoming) and Start with dead things (Midnight City Books, 2015), a split chapbook with Joshua Young. She was also a finalist for the 2014 & 2016 Indiana Review Poetry Prizes and the 2015 Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, and serves as a poetry editor for the Adroit Journal. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English literature, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan.