Colleen Louise Barry is a poet in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she also teaches writing. Before that, she was a Publishing Assistant at Random House in New York City. For the time being, she lives in Northampton, MA with her dog, Pilgrim.
Mira Bartók is a Chicago-born artist and the author of The Memory Palace, an illustrated memoir. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies and has been noted in The Best American Essays series. She lives in Western Massachusetts where she runs Mira’s List, a blog that helps artists find funding and residencies all over the world, and North of Radio, a multi-media collaborative. She is also the literary adviser to TransCultural Exchange, an international arts organization.
David Bartone and Jeff Downey’s case studies have previously appeared in Invisible Ear. Together they have taught an experimental writing course, In Rare Forms: Collaborative Writing for the Eventful. Also, they are editors of Microfilme Magazine. David or Jeff’s poems are in or forthcoming at Denver Quarterly, Octopus, H_NGM_N, Handsome, The Laurel Review, Thermos, and No Tell Motel. Jeff’s poem was in RealPoetik when we were at Bertucci’s.
Michael Bazzett’s poems have appeared in West Branch, Green Mountains Review, Best New Poets, DIAGRAM, and Boxcar Poetry Review, among others. He was the winner of the 2008 Bechtel Prize from Teachers & Writers Collaborative and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. New poems are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Bateau, The Los Angeles Review, and Sentence. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.
Jensen Beach lives in Massachusetts with his family. His work has appeared in The Lifted Brow, Waccamaw, Avery, Keyhole Magazine and is forthcoming in the Best of the Web 2010 (Dzanc), among others. He is an editor at Hobart.
Bryan Beck is in his first year of MFA candidacy at UMass. He is from Oregon and has a poem forthcoming in the Everyman’s Library Anthology The Art of Angling: Poems About Fishing (Random House 2011).
Sarah Boyer is a second year poet in the UMass Amherst MFA Program for Poets & Writers. She is originally from South Dakota. Her shenanigans can be found in notnostrums and GlitterPony.
Dustin Buchinski is currently a second year fiction writer in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Caroline Cabrera is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she also teaches writing. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Jellyfish, H_NGM_N and Interrupture. She is managing editor of Slope Editions. She lives in Pelham, MA.
M. Charlton is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Heather Christle grew up in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. She is the author of The Difficult Farm, a collection of poetry available from Octopus Books. Her poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, Fou, No: a journal of the arts, and Octopus. She lives in Atlanta.
Adam Cogbill’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Black Fox, Word Riot, The Common, and other publications, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Stella Corso is a poet in the MFA program at UMass Amherst. Her recent work can be found in Tarpaulin Sky, and collaborative poems with Alex Phillips are forthcoming from the Peacock Online Review. She is an Editorial Assistant for jubilat.
Daniel Coudriet, a 2005 graduate of UMass’s MFA Program, lives with his wife and son in Richmond, Virginia, and in Carcarañá, Argentina. He is the author of Say Sand (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and Parade (Blue Hour Press, 2011). His poems have made recent appearances in Verse, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Boston Review, Octopus, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere.
Christy Crutchfield writes and teaches in Western Massachusetts. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Mississippi Review, elimae, Necessary Fiction, PANK, and others. She is an Associate Editor for Keyhole Magazine.
Emily Culliton is a recent graduate of the UMass MFA Program for Poets & Writers, and is now living in New York.
Abha Eli has worked as reporter and sub-editor for The Himalayan Times, desk editor for Nepali Times, and editor of Wave magazine. She was a columnist and writer for The Vista, Republica and Wave. She is studying for an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Paul Fattaruso received his MFA from UMass Amherst in 2003. He is the author of Travel in the Mouth of the Wolf, Bicycle, and The Submariner’s Waltz.
Ari Feld was born and grew to young manhood in the Midwest. He got his MFA from UMass Amherst and currently lives in Barcelona with his wife.
Jessica Fjeld is the author of two chapbooks: The Tide, available from Pilot Books; and On animate life, for which she was awarded a Poetry Society of America fellowship. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a contributing editor at jubilat.
Kyle Flak was in the UMass Amherst MFA program in “the days of yore.”
Rachel B. Glaser is the author of Pee On Water, a collection of short stories. Her writing has appeared in New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Supermachine, and others. Check out writing, NBA paintings, and more at Rachelbglaser.blogspot.com.
Ashley Ellen Goetz studied Graphic Design, Art, and English at the University of Minnesota. She also studied in the MFA program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ashley was appointed co-editor of Route 9 in May 2012. More of Ashley’s work can be viewed at AshleyEllen.com.
Anne Cecelia Holmes’ poems have appeared in SUPERMACHINE, notnostrums, and La Petite Zine. With Lily Ladewig she is co-author of the chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press 2011). She is the managing editor of jubilat and lives in Northampton, MA.
Chris Hosea was educated at Harvard and the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program. His poems appear in Denver Quarterly, LIT, Swerve, 6×6, Horse Less Review, Article: Art and the Imaginative Promise, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, The Literary Review, VOLT, and more. He lives with the poet Cecily Iddings in Brooklyn.
Emily Hunt has published illustrations in Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics and exhibited work at A. I. R. Gallery, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, the Dumbo Arts Center, Plant Zero, Gallery 5, Red Head Gallery in Toronto, and elsewhere. Awards include 3rd Place in the 2008 Texas National Competition, a Juror’s Award in the 31st NYU Small Works Exhibition, and a residency scholarship from Anderson Ranch Art Center. She lives in Northampton, MA.
Sara Jaffe’s work has appeared, most recently, in NOON, Fourteen Hills, Encyclopedia, and Invisible Ear. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and plays guitar in a band tentatively named REALIA. She lives in Brooklyn.
Annie Kleeman is a fiction writer at UMass Amherst, and a Fiction Editor of Route 9.
Jason Larson lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Andrea Lawlor is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in publications such as Persiflage #1, The Brooklyn Rail, Lambda Literary, and Encyclopedia (Volume II). Lawlor lives in Western Mass, edits the Pocket Myths series, teaches and studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and attempts to avoid using personal pronouns in bios.
Ryan MacDonald was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His stories and videos have appeared in The Continental Review, Notnostrums, Fast Forward Press, Compendium, Chrome, and Sprung Formal. His sculptural work as well as reviews can be seen on the blog Brief Epigrams: more or less. He lives in Northampton MA.
Andrew McAlpine is in his first year in the UMass MFA program. He lives in Deerfield, MA, where he is very cold.
Kyle McCord received his MFA from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2009. His book Galley of the Beloved in Torment won the 2008 Orphic Prize. He has received awards or grants from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Iowa Poetry Society. He has work forthcoming or published in Boston Review, Cimarron Review, Columbia: a Journal of Art and Literature, Cream City Review, Gulf Coast, Volt, and elsewhere. He currently lives and teaches in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mariela Méndez, originally from Argentina, holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar and completed a dissertation comparing the non-fictional prose of Alfonsina Storni and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. She is co-editor of a collection of Alfonsina Storni’s essays, Nosotras … y la piel (Alfaguara, 1998), and she has scholarly work appearing in various venues, most recently in Nuevo Mundo/Mundos Nuevos (France), and The Journal of Transnational American Studies (Stanford/UC Santa Barbara).
Andrew Michael Roberts is the author of something has to happen next, which was awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize. He has written two chapbooks, Dear Wild Abandon, selected by Mark Strand for a national chapbook award from the Poetry Society of America, and Give Up. He makes his home in Portland, Oregon.
Michael Robins (MFA ‘04) is the author of Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011) and The Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), which received the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry. Recent or forthcoming poems can be found in American Letters & Commentary, Bateau, Conduit, The Laurel Review, Mid-American Review and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago.
Zach Savich’s first book, Full Catastrophe Living, won the Iowa Poetry Prize. His second, Annulments, won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. It will be published in September 2010. He is in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Gale Thompson is from South Carolina but currently lives in Sunderland, MA where she attends the MFA program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst. She teaches composition and creative writing at the University and edits Jellyfish Magazine. Gale has works published or forthcoming in H_NGM_N, Bateau, and Denver Quarterly, among others.
Emily Toder is a poet, translator, and letterpress printer. She holds master’s degrees in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and in literary translation from the University of East Anglia, UK, and the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. Originally from New York, she currently resides in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she operates Nor By Press and studies library science. Her original work and translations have appeared in various print and electronic journals.
Heather Varnadore has an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Kansas State University and is in her second year of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Wendy Xu is the author of The Hero Poems, a chapbook forthcoming from H_NGM_N BKS in October 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Journal, ANTI-, CutBank, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, curates the collaborative book-review project Read This Awesome Book, and blogs at extrahumanarchitecture.tumblr.com. She lives in Northampton.
Mike Young is the author of Look! Look! Feathers, a story collection in which “Burk’s Nub” appears. He is also the author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, a poetry collection. He co-edits NOÖ Journal and runs Magic Helicopter Press. Find him online at http://mikeayoung.blogspot.com. His favorite food in the Pioneer Valley is the Cuban rice at the Haymarket.
Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Come on All You Ghosts, from Copper Canyon Press. He is an editor for Wave Books, teaches at the low residency program at UCR-Palm Desert, and lives in San Francisco. More information is available at his website.
Dan Dov Zeller lives in Northampton, MA, a habitat he finds ideal for his daring life of botanical and intellectual exploration. He is best known for questioning the wisdom of all theories of gravity positing that it is more likely for apples to fall on people than for people to trip on apples.
Leni Zumas’s first book, Farewell Navigator: Stories, was published in 2008 by Open City.