Rose Hunter’s book You As Poetry was recently released by Texture Press. She is also the author four paths (Texture Press), and to the river (Artistically Declined Press). She is originally from Australia, lived in Canada for ten years, and then Puerto Vallarta. She now resides in Mexico City where she keeps a photo blog of her surroundings here. Catch her on twitter: @roseh400.

David Lee was born in Loma Linda, California, but was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lee studied at Louisiana State University where he recently received his Bachelor of Arts in Literature. His future plan is to continue pursuing poetry in a graduate setting.

Sarah Lilius currently lives in Arlington, VA. Lilius graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Some of her publication credits include Denver Quarterly, Heartlands, Court Green, Marlboro Review, BlazeVOX, and Pulse Literary Journal. She also co-authored the chapbook Here, Hunger (NeoPepper Press) with fellow poet Erin M. Bertram.

Casandra Lopez was raised in Southern California’s Inland Empire and has an MFA from the University of New Mexico. She has been selected for residencies with the Santa Fe Art Institute and the School of Advanced Research where she is the Indigenous writer in resident for 2013. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in various literary journals such as Potomac Review, Hobart, Acentos Review, Weber–Contemporary West, and Unmanned Press. She is a founding editor of As/Us: A Space For Women Of The World.

Laurie Patton earned a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is serving as professor of religion at Duke University. She teaches early Indian religions, comparative mythology, and religion and literature. Her scholarly interests also include the study of women and Hinduism in contemporary India. She is the author or editor of eight books and articles in this field.  She has had two books of poetry published: Fire’s Goal: Poems from the Hindu Year (White Cloud Press 2003) and Angel’s Task: Poems in Biblical Time (Station Hill of Barrytown  2011). Her poems have been published in Nimrod International Journal, Calyx, CCAR Journal, Compass Rose, Confluence, Fox Cry Review, Grey Sparrow, Kerem, Phoebe, Plainsongs, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Studio One, and Women’s Torah Commentary (United Reform Judaism Press).

M. Nasorri Pavone’s poems have appeared in The Cortland Review, New Letters, Harpur Palate, DMQ Review and elsewhere. She also writes plays. Her latest, Feeding Time celebrated its world premiere at last year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival.  She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and lives in Venice, California.

Terry Persun writes in many genres, including historical fiction, mainstream, literary, and science fiction/fantasy. He is a Pushcart nominee. His third poetry collection is And Now This (MoonPath Press). His novel, Cathedral of Dreams was a ForeWord magazine Book of the Year finalist in the science fiction category, and his novel Sweet Song won a Silver IPPY Award. His latest novel is, Ten Months in Wonderland, the story of one Airman stationed in Thailand at the end of the Vietnam War and how he gets caught up in the seedy underworld of booze and prostitutes. Terry’s website is:

Matthew Sharos is a Poetry MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches first-year writing. His work is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review and Eratio.

Kimberly Ann Southwick is a poet, wife, and teacher living in Philadelphia. She is also the founder and editor in chief of the bi-annual, black & white literary arts journal, Gigantic Sequins. For more information visit her websit here. She can also be followed on twitter @kimannjosouth.

Anna Lowe Weber’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattle, Ninth Letter, Iowa Review, and Florida Review, among others.

Diane Webster’s goal is to remain open to poetry ideas in everyday life or nature or an overheard phrase and to write from her perspective at the moment. Many nights she falls asleep juggling images to fit into a poem. Her work has appeared in Philadelphia Poets, Illya’s Honey, River Poets Journal and other literary magazines.

Jacqueline Doyle lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches at California State University, East Bay. Her work has recently appeared in South Dakota Review, New Plains Review, and Ninth Letter online, winner of their meta-essay contest. She has fiction and creative nonfiction forthcoming in Confrontation, South Loop Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Southern Indiana Review. This is her second publication in Bluestem Quarterly. Visit her here:

Danger Panzer’s work has been featured in Word RiotPunchnel’sThe Millerton NewsMarco Polo Arts magazine and others.

Ross William Nervig lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nervig is one of the founding editors of Revolver – a literary/cultural publication based in the Twin Cities.

Stephen Ramey’s work has appeared in various places, including Microliterature and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

J. Weintraub has for the last thirty year published fiction, essays, poetry, and translations in all sorts of literary reviews and periodicals, from The Massachusetts Review to Modern Philology and from Gastronomica to Bluestem. Many of his pieces have been anthologized, and he is a recipient of Illinois Arts Council Awards for fiction and creative nonfiction. He’s been an Around-the-Coyote poet, a StoneSong poet, and has had one-act plays produced by the Theatre-Studio in New York City, the Summer Place Theatre in Naperville, Illinois, and Theatre One in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He is currently a network playwright at Chicago Dramatists. For further writings, his website is here:

Kelle Groom is an author of the memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster) and three poetry collections, most recently, Five Kingdoms. Groom’s work has appeared in Agni, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2010. For more information please visit her website here.