Irène Mathieu, author of orogeny, is a pediatrician and writer from Virginia. She is winner of the 2016 Bob Kaufman Book Prize and the 2017 Yemassee Journal Poetry Prize, and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop.
Kevin McFadden is a poet and the chief operating officer of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Molly Minturn‘s poems and essays have appeared in Boston Review, the Iowa Review, Sycamore Review, Bennington Review, the Toast, Indiana Review, Longreads, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook, Not in Heaven, was published in February by Southword Editions in Ireland.
Kamilah Aisha Moon, author of Starshine & Clay, is a Cave Canem fellow. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is the assistant professor of poetry and creative writing at Agnes Scott College.