Michael Autrey

Michael Autrey is a poet and a critic. His first book, Our Fear, was published by The Cultural Society in 2013. He is pursuing an MFA in poetry at the Bennington Writing Seminars.


Kristin Dykstra

Kristin Dykstra is editor and co-translator of Maqroll’s Prayer and Other Poems by Álvaro Mutis, forthcoming from New York Review Books. Her translations of books by Reina María Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Flores, Angel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales were published by the University of Alabama Press, each with her critical introduction.

Piotr Gwiazda

Piotr Gwiazda’s recent books include US Poetry in the Age of Empire, 1979–2012 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Aspects of Strangers (Moira Books, 2015). His translation of Zero Visibility: New Poems by Grzegorz Wróblewski is forthcoming from Phoneme Media. He is a Professor of English at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).


Joe Luna

Joe Luna’s critical prose has appeared in Critical Inquiry, Textual Practice, World Picture, and The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, among others; his most recent collection of poems is Data for Ethics (Hi Zero, 2015). He teaches literature at the University of Sussex.

Jose-Luis Moctezuma

Jose-Luis Moctezuma’s critical and poetic work has been published in Jacket2, Big Bridge, FlashPoint, and elsewhere. Spring Tlaloc Seance (Projective Industries, 2016) is his most recent chapbook of poems. He is completing a PhD in English at the University of Chicago.

Patrick Morrissey

Patrick Morrissey is the author of two books of poetry, The Differences (Pressed Wafer, 2014) and World Music (Verge Books, 2017). From 2014 to 2016, he served as poetry editor of Chicago Review.



Jeremy Noel-Tod

Jeremy Noel-Tod teaches in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2013), the Complete Poems of R.F. Langley (2015), and The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem (forthcoming). The Whitsun Wedding Video: A Journey into British Poetry (Rack Press) appeared last year.

Liesl Olson

Liesl Olson is Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry library. She is the author of Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis (Yale University Press, 2017) and Modernism and the Ordinary (Oxford University Press, 2009).



Eric Powell

Eric Powell is PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. His critical work has appeared in Thinking Verse, The Notre Dame Review, and Chicago Review, among other places.



Sam Rowe

Sam Rowe is finishing a PhD in English at the University of Chicago. His writing on poetry appears or is forthcoming in ELH, Romantic Circles Praxis, Chicago Review, and Full Stop.


Gerónimo Sarmiento Cruz

Gerónimo Sarmiento Cruz is PhD student in English at the University of Chicago.

Zhou Sivan

Zhou Sivan was born in Malaysia. He is the author of two chapbooks, Zero Copula (Delete Press, 2015) and Sea Hypocrisy (Doublecross Press and Projective Industries, 2016). Recent poems have appeared in Lana Turner, Almost Island, Asymptote, The Margins: Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and The Little Basket 2016 (Fixi Novo). He lives in Chicago.

Jean-Thomas Tremblay

Jean-Thomas Tremblay, a PhD candidate in English at the University of Chicago, researches and teaches 20th- and 21st-century U.S. literature, social movements, and theories of embodiment. His writing is compiled at jttremblay.wordpress.com.