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… is the author of four poetry collections: Be the Thing of Memory (Tolsun Books, 2021), Operating Theater (Noctuary Press, 2015), Forty-One Jane Doe's (Ahsahta 2013), and Intervening Absence (Ahsahta, 2009); as well as the chapbooks Proficiency Badges (Meeking Press, 2020), Grapple (above/ground press, 2017); Overture in the Key of F (above/ground press, 2013), and A Useless Window (Black Ocean, 2007). She works for the University of Chicago Press and is co-founder of the indie press Black Ocean.
… has received honors from Best American Essays, Prairie Schooner, Nowhere Magazine, Boulevard, Fourth Genre, and The Pinch. Their experimental and hybrid essays have also appeared in PANK, Hunger Mountain, Pleiades, Zone 3, and others. She is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago.
… is a photographer and writer. Her poetry, non-fiction, and hybrid-genre pieces explore the uncanny and illuminate the quotidian, often blending the visual and written language to create fully immersive works. She is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago.
… is a fiction writer and lifelong Chicagoan. He is a recipient of the Great River Writer’s Retreat and was a finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Prize. His work has appeared in Bat City Review, Gulf Stream, Jewish Fiction .net and others. He has an MFA from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and teaches English at Columbia College Chicago.
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