Suzanne Maria Menghraj teaches writing and arts criticism in NYU's Liberal Studies program. She is currently at work on a collection of essays on art and wilderness, as well as experimental translations of French literary criticism and an Italian novel. A former contributing writer for Guernica, her essays have appeared or will soon appear in Flyway: A Journal of Writing and Environment, Writing on the Edge, and Punctuate. Suzanne lives in Brooklyn and grew up in the Bronx and in Queens. Her family hails from Trinidad, an island that often figures in her work.
Carley Moore is the author of 16 Pills, a collection of personal essays forthcoming from Tinderbox Editions in December 2017, Portal Poem, a poetry chapbook from Dancing Girl Press, and The Stalker Chronicles, a young adult novel published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2012. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Brainchild, The Brooklyn Rail, The Establishment, GUTS, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Nervous Breakdown, and Public Books. She is a Clinical Professor of Writing in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University and a Senior Associate at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking.
James Polchin’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming from The Smart Set, The New Inquiry, Painted Bride Quarterly, Lambda Literary Review, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, DUCTS and Brevity. He has taught writing at Princeton University, The American University in Washington, D.C., and the New School for Public Engagement. He is Clinical Professor in the Global Liberal Studies Program at New York University.
Stephen Policoff's 1st novel, BEAUTIFUL SOMEWHERE. ELSE, won the James Jones Award and was published by Caroll & Graf in 2004. His 2nd novel, COME AWAY, won the Dzanc Mid-Career Author Award and was published by Dzanc Books in 2014. His fiction and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Provincetown Arts, Sunday Stories,and many other publications. He is Clinical Professor of Writing in Global Liberal Studies at NYU.