Charles Holdefer, author of four novels and the recent story collection Dick Cheney in Shorts, is an American writer currently based in Brussels, Belgium. His
Grant Clauser is the author of four poetry books: The Magician’s Handbook (PS Books), Reckless Constellations (winner of the 2016 Cider Press Review Book Award),
Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough is a native of Poland. Her essays were published in journals such as Agni, Ploughshares, The American Scholar, The Threepenny Review, and TriQuarterly.
Meghan Kenny’s stories have appeared in literary journals including The Gettysburg Review, Cincinnati Review, Hobart, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She was awarded the 2005 Iowa Review Award,
Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor of the Kenyon Review. Her essay “If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?” is widely taught
“I don’t make the characters do what I would do in facing these situations—as I’ve already illustrated, my characters seem to thwart me on every level—but I do wind up learning a lot about myself when writing about others. It reminds me of how psychologists say that children play as a way to learn to navigate social situations, that they’re sort of practicing for the real thing. And I guess, in a way, writers are people who have just never stopped playing.” ~ Jen Michalksi