Ngo Tu Lap has published three collections of poems in Vietnam, as well as five works of fiction, five collections of essays, and many translations from Russian, French, and English. Black Stars, co-translated by Martha Collins, is the first full collection of his work in English and received the PEN Poetry in Translation Award.
Joanna Higgins is the author of Waiting for the Queen: A Novel of Early America, a novel for young readers, as well as A Soldier's Book, Dead Center, and The Importance of High Places, a collection of short stories.
Ed Pavlić is the author of Visiting Hours at the Coloring Line, winner of the 2013 National Poetry Series, and several other collections of poems and critical works. He has published essays, poems, fiction, and dramatic pieces in numerous magazines and journals and teaches English at the University of Georgia.
Éireann Lorsung is the author of Her Book and Music for Landing Planes By, named a New and Noteworthy collection by Poets & Writers. A third collection of poems, The Book of Splendor, is forthcoming. She edits the journal 1110, co-runs MIEL Books, and runs Dickenson House, a writers' residency. She lives in Belgium.
Molly Beth Griffin is the author of Silhouette of a Sparrow, which received the Milkweed Prize for Children's Literature and was a Lambda Literary Awards Finalist, and several picture books, including Loon Baby and Rhoda's Rock Hunt.
Tamas Dobozy is the author of Seige 13. He has published over fifty works of short fiction in such journals as Granta, AGNI, Fiction, and One Story. The story "The Restoration of the Villa Where Tíbor Kálmán Once Lived," included in Seige 13, received a PEN/O. Henry Prize.
Leila Wilson is the author of The Hundred Grasses. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, A Public Space, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Canary, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing and literature at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jon Pineda is the author of Apology, which won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize in 2013. His other work includes the memoir Sleep in Me and three collections of poems. In 2016, he received the Library of Virginia Literary Award.
A widely published journalist and freelance writer, Miriam Karmel is the author of Being Esther. Her work has been published in AARP The Magazine, Minnesota Women's Press, Bellevue Literary Review, and Minnesota Monthly. She lives in Sandisfield, Massachusetts and Minneapolis.