Thomas Dooley, Lawrence Kaplun, Danniel Schoonebeek, Valerie Hsiung
Thomas Dooley is the author of Trespass (Harper Perennial, 2014), a National Poetry Series selection. His poetry, collaborations and interviews have appeared widely, most notably on NPR, Poets & Writers, Academy of American Poets and “PBS NewsHour.” Thomas is the Artistic Director of Emotive Fruition, an organization where actors collaborate with poets to bring poetry to life on stage. A member of the creative writing faculty at New York University, Thomas lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.
Lawrence Kaplun is completing his first manuscript of poems. His poems and essays have appeared in the Gay & Lesbian Review, Lambda Literary, Painted Bride Quarterly, Sonora Review, Southern Humanities Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.
Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014), the travelogue C’est la guerre (Poor Claudia, 2016), and the forthcoming collection of poems Trébuchet, which was a 2015 National Poetry Series selection and will be published by University of Georgia Press in 2016. Recent work appears in The New Yorker, Fence, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.
Valerie Hsiung is the author of efg (exchange following and gene flow): a trilogy (Action Books, forthcoming 2016), incantation inarticulate (O Balthazar Press, 2013), and under your face (O Balthazar Press, 2013). Her writing appears or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Cosmonauts Avenue, Denver Quarterly, New Delta Review, PEN Poetry Series, Prelude, RealPoetik, and VOLT, among others. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hsiung spent significant portions of her childhood in Las Vegas, received a BA from Brown University, and is now based out of Brooklyn, New York, where she works as a love detective and matchmaker. She is also an editor for Poor Claudia.