Contributors’ Notes

Jenni B. Baker is the editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review and currently works as a nonprofit writer and editor in the Washington, D.C. area. Her poetry has appeared in over a dozen publications, including The Newport Review, qarrtsiluni, InDigest, and BluePrintReview. More of her work is available on her website at

Elizabeth Blau is an M.F.A. candidate and graduate teaching assistant in painting and drawing at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and received her B.F.A. from CalArts, California Institute of the Arts. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Nevada Arts Council, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and the Galesburg Civic Arts Center in Illinois. Her work has been exhibited in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Arizona, and New York City.

Shannon Dunn, a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins, has taught writing at Johns Hopkins, George Mason University, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bhanu Kapil lives in Colorado, where she teaches writing and thinking at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, as well as Goddard College’s low-residency M.F.A. Her full-length works of poetry/prose include The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press), and, most recently, Schizophrene (Nightboat Books, 2011).

Scott Keeney is the author of Sappho Does Hay(na)ku (Sephyrus, 2008). His poems have appeared in many print and online literary magazines, including Anything Anymore Anywhere, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green,, Juked, Milk, Mudfish, Mudlark, New York Quarterly, Poetry East, SHAMPOO, and Stirring. He lives in Connecticut.

Jason Nemec was born in Akron, a.k.a. Action, Ohio. His poems and stories have been published in magazines such as Meridian, Rattle, and Nimrod, and on the Web at storySouth, Verse Daily, Switchback, and The Murky Fringe. He is a Ph.D. student at the University of Cincinnati and is at work on a novel.

Laura Neuman is a poet from San Francisco. She/Xe sometimes collaborates with dancers, and has performed and co-created work with The Workshop for Potential Movement. Her poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail. Laura has an M.A. in Poetry from Temple University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

David W. Pritchard is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He holds a dual degree in literature and theatre from American University, where he served as a poetry editor for AmLit. His poems have appeared online in The Catalonian Review and Anastomoo. In 2010, his play Variations on an Umbrella was performed at Gettysburg College.

Laura van den Berg’s debut collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, Conjunctions, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, Best New American Voices 2010, and The Pushcart Prize XXIV. Laura lives in Baltimore, where she is completing a novel.