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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.

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