Nino Cipri is a queer and nonbinary/trans writer. A multidisciplinary artist, Nino has written fiction, essays, reviews, plays, comics, radio features, and many rabble-rousing emails. They have also performed as a dancer, actor, and puppeteer.
Karen Barron writes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction in the Kansas Flint Hills, which she imagines resemble the rolling interior and contours of the creative mind. Her work has been published in New Letters, The Bennington Review, The Little Balkans Review, terrain.org.
Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan UP 2011); the chapbooks Goodnight Whoever’s Listening (Essay Press 2015) and Earth Day Suite (Beard of Bees 2010); and the critical work Poetry and the Public (Wesleyan UP 2002). He teaches at the University of Kansas.
Diane Glancy is professor emerita at Macalester College. Her 2014-16 books: The Collector of Bodies, Concern for Syria and the Middle East, Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of Native Education, Report to the Department of the Interior, and three novels, Uprising of Goats, One of Us, and Ironic Witness. ww
Jeff Griffin is the author of Lost and (University of Iowa Press, 2013). He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently pursuing his PhD in poetry at the University of Kansas. An associate at Griffin Moss Industries, Inc., he also operates the publishing house Slim Princess Holdings.
Jacqueline Holland is mother to two seriously adorable little boys, Henry and Luca, wife to crotchety, but talented fine art painter, Peter Holland, and, in the scraps of time when she's not busy attending to any of those three high-maintenance divas, she is also pursuing her MFA in creative writing at KU.
Poet, dance writer, and retired psychologist Janet Eigner composes free verse poems that explore themes of family, community, and the earth and its war-wounds.
Kelly Barth lives on very little money in a very small house with her partner Lisa Grossman in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a fiction fellow in the University of Montana’s creative writing program and has received fellowships from the Missouri Arts Council and the Kansas Arts Commission. Her memoir, My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus was published in 2012.
Michelle Boisseau won the Tampa Review Prize in 2015, and her fifth book, Among the Gorgons, was published by the University of Tampa Press in April. She has twice received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts. She is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.