Lisa Marie Basile, Laura McCollough, Jason Schneiderman
Lisa Marie Basile is the author of Apocryphal (SUNY Buffalo, 2014), Andalucia (The Poetry Society, 2011) and war/lock (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2014). She is the editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and her poetry and other work can be seen in PANK, the Tin House blog, The Nervous Breakdown, The Huffington Post, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center, Dusie, and the Ampersand Review, among others. She’s been profiled in The New York Daily News, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Poets & Artists Magazine, Relapse Magazine and others. Lisa Marie Basile holds an MFA from The New School. Follow her on tumblr.
Laura McCullough’s most recent books include Jersey Mercy, poems, Black Lawrence Press, and an edited anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, University of Georgia press. Her other books of poetry include, Rigger Death & Hoist Another (BLP), Panic (winner of the Kinereth Genseler Award, Alice James Books), Speech Acts (BLP), What Men Want (XOXOX Press), and The Dancing Bear (Open Book Press). She edited The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn, University of Syracuse press. Her essays, memoirs, stories, and poetry have appeared widely in places such as Michigan Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The American Poetry Review, Guernica, Pank, Gulf Coast, The Writer’s Chronicle, Best American Poetry, and others. She has had fellowships or scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, the Virginia Center for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Marble House, and the NJ State Arts Council, among others. She teaches full time at Brookdale Community College in NJ, is on the faculty of the Sierra Nevada low-res MFA, and has taught for Ramapo College and Stockton University. She is the founding editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations. Visit her at lauramccullough.org.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of Primary Source (Red Hen Press, 2016), winner of the Benjamin Saltman award; Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press, 2010), Richard Snyder Prize; and Sublimation Point, (Four Way Books, 2004) winner of the from Ashland Poetry Press, and Striking Surface, A Stahlecker Selection. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. Jason has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America in 2004 and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award in 2011. He is Poetry Editor of the Bellevue Literary Review and Associate Editor at Painted Bride Quarterly. He is an Assistant Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of the City University of New York. Learn more at jasonschneiderman.net.