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Ken Cormier is the author of Balance Act (Insomniac Press) and The Tragedy in My Neighborhood (Dead Academics Press). His live, multi-media performances have been described as "a William Burroughs exorcism through a Karaoke machine." Ken also makes radio fiction and documentary pieces, many of which have aired on public-radio affiliates around the US and on the BBC. He teaches Creative Writing at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Meredith Hoffheins is featuring pieces from her body of work entitled Violet Hour, a formal investigation of the cast shadow. Meredith was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Pratt Institute in Painting and Drawing, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has recently been shown in the group show Playdate at BCS Gallery/ARPNY in Long Island City, at 776 Gallery in Bushwick, and at Roanoke College in Virginia. In February 2014, she was awarded an artist grant to attend Vermont Studio Center. Courtney Mandryk holds MFAs in poetry (University of Michigan) and visual art (Cranbrook Academy of Art). Her writing has appeared in journals such as The Adirondack Review, DIAGRAM, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. She was born in New Paltz, bred in State College, gave birth in Ann Arbor, and currently lives in Philadelphia. Alison Palmer's poetry has appeared in FIELD, The Laurel Review, Cannibal, Best New Poets 2010, and will be in the upcoming issue of Natural Bridge. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and was nominated for 2007 and 2008 AWP Journals Project. She was also awarded the Emma Howell Memorial Poetry Prize while attending Oberlin College and participated in the 2012 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Madeline Perett lives in Boston and is a graduate of the creative writing program at UMass Boston. She has been published in the Bicycle Review and Prime Number Magazine. Catherine Pond holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Skidmore College. Her other work has been published or is forthcoming in Salmagundi, Redivider, HOW Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, and La Fovea.