C Dylan Bassett, originally from Las Vegas, currently attends the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the author of five forthcoming chapbooks, Some Futuristic Afternoons (Strange Cage), Lake Story (Thrush Press), and No Audience (alice blue press), One Continuous Window (Mouthfeel Press), and The Invention of Monsters, co-written with Summer Ellison (iO Books). His recent poems are published/forthcoming in journals such as Black Warrior Review, Cincinnati Review, Diagram, Inter/rupture, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, and Verse Daily. He’s received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Stadler Center for Poetry, the Morrie Moss Foundation and the University of Iowa. He co-edits likewise folio / likewise books.
Brandon Courtney served four years in the United States Navy’s Maritime Interdiction Operations. He is the author of The Grief Muscles (Sheep Meadow Press) and Improvised Devices (Thrush Press). Poems from his debut collection have been praised as “sharp, dense, lyrical, and devastating” and “at once complex, subtle and harrowing.” A 2013 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he holds degrees from Hollins and Drake University, and is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago.
Steven D. Schroeder’s first book was Torched Verse Ends. His poetry is available from New England Review, Pleiades, Verse, Indiana Review, The Journal, The Laurel Review, Copper Nickel, Drunken Boat, The Collagist, The Rumpus, and Verse Daily. Pieces have also appeared by invitation in city parks, public transportation, and business waiting rooms. He edits the online poetry journal Anti-, serves as a contributing editor for River Styx, and works as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer. In high school, he wrote an epic, unfinished fantasy novel during AP Calculus, including maps, bestiaries, and a history of the world. A Colorado kid at heart, he now lives in St. Louis.