Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics (University of Akron Press, 2013) and two chapbooks including Bestiary of Gall (Sundress Publications, 2013). Her poetry appears in Agni, Beloit Poetry Journal, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Indiana Review, The Journal, The Kenyon Review, Narrative, The Paris-American, Poetry Magazine, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She’s the recipient of the 2012 Poetry Prize from The Journal, selected by G.C. Waldrep; 2nd Place in Narrative’s 2012 30 Below Contest; and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, U.S. Poets in Mexico, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her MFA in poetry in 2012. She serves as the prose editor for 32 Poems, a staff member of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and as the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.
Lisa Wells is a poet and essayist. She’s the author of the chapbook BEAST (Bedouin, 2012), and a book of essays, Yeah. No. Totally. (PDP, 2011). Her work appears or is forthcoming from Third Coast, The Rumpus, Austin Review, Southern Humanities Review, Coldfront, and others. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she currently lives in Iowa City where she’s an MFA candidate in poetry at the Writers’ Workshop.