Joe Meno is a fiction writer and playwright who lives in Chicago. A winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Great Lakes Book Award, and a finalist for the Story Prize, he is the author of six novels: Office Girl, The Great Perhaps, The Boy Detective Fails, Hairstyles of the Damned, How the Hula Girl Sings, and Tender as Hellfire. His short story collections are Bluebirds Used to Croon in the Choir and Demons in the Spring. His short fiction and non-fiction have been published in a number of venues and he was a contributing editor to Punk Planet.
Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the United States, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she is author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press). Her poetry is widely published, most recently in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press),The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing (Lake Forest College Press), and as Bernadette Mayer’s assistant on The Helens of Troy, NY (New Directions). She teaches in the Creative Writing program at Columbia College and at Truman College, where she works with immigrants and refugees.
Amina Cain is the author of two collections of short stories: Creature (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Work has appeared in BOMB, n+1, Denver Quarterly, The Encyclopedia Project, Two Serious Ladies, and other places.
Laura Goldstein has published six chapbooks including phylum (Horse Less Press) and let her (dancing girl press), as well as poetry and essays in the Denver Quarterly, American Letters and Commentary, How2, Jacket2 and other fine publications. She teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola University and is the co-curator of the Red Rover Series with Jennifer Karmin. Her first collection of poetry, loaded arc (Trembling Pillow Press.) has recently been released.