Translating from Turkish, Aron Aji is the recipient of the 2004 National Translation Award and NEA fellowships (2006, 2016). He directs the MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa.
Maria Anderson is from Montana. Her work has recently appeared in the Missouri Review and the Atlas Review. She was a finalist for the 2016 Dzanc Disquiet International Fiction Award and for the 2015 Missouri Review Editors’ Prize. She’s an editor at Essay Press.
Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was a French poet best known for Les Fleurs du Mal ( The Flowers of Evil).
Cortney Lamar Charleston is a Cave Canem Fellow. His poems can be found in issues of Beloit Poetry Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Journal, Pleiades, and Rattle, among others.
Dan Chelotti is a teacher at Elms College, where he directs programs at The Blue House. He is the author of x (Mcsweeney’s) and two chapbooks. One of his favorite poems is Nazim Hikmet’s “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved.”
Sarah Coates graduated from Cranbrook Academy of Art with an MFA in metalsmithing but never really touched metal. She makes art. She also writes. It’s often very shiny and about that uncomfortable schism between adulthood and childhood. That itchy rubbing of ages.
Cynthia Cruz is the author of four collections of poetry: Ruin, The Glimmering Room, and Wunderkammer. Her fourth collection, How the End Begins, will be published in March of 2016. Her essays, interviews, and art writing have been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, and Hyperallergic. Cruz has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Macdowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts.