Jason Arment served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a machine gunner in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Lunch Ticket, and elsewhere. University of Hell Press will publish his memoir Musalaheen in 2017. He lives in Denver, where he coordinates the Denver Veteran Writing Workshop with Colorado Humanities.
Natalie Bakopoulos is the author of The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster, 2012), and her work has appeared in Tin House, VQR, The New York Times, and various other publications. Along with Eileen Pollack and Jeremiah Chamberlin, she is the coauthor of Creative Composition. She has received fellowships from the Camargo and Macdowell foundations and was a 2015 Fulbright fellow in Athens, Greece. She is working on her second novel.
Graham Barnhart served as a Special Forces medic in Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently pursuing an MFA at Ohio State University. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Beloit Poetry Journal, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, The Sewanee Review, and others. He was recently named the recipient of the 2015 Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal.
Theresa Dowell Blackinton has won the Betty Gabehart Prize for Fiction and the North Carolina State Short Fiction Award. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.
D.F. Brown was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks. He served as a combat medic with the First of the Fourteenth Infantry in Vietnam, 1969–1970.
Glenda Carpio is a professor of English and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
Yunte Huang is a Guggenheim fellow and a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of award-