Jordan Stempleman holds a graduate degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the author is eight collections of poetry including Wallop which was published in 2015 by Magic Helicopter Press. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Court Green, Crazyhorse, New American Writing, Slope, VerseDaily and elsewhere. He has received awards from the University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, and Columbia College, and was named one of “The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry” by The Huffington Post. He has taught social science, humanities, and creative writing courses at the Kansas City Art Institute, University of Iowa, and Columbia College. Stempleman is the faculty editor for the literary arts journal Sprung Formal, and the co-editor of The Continental Review, one of the longest running online literary magazines devoted to video poetics.
Amie Barrodale's stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's Magazine, VICE, McSweeney's, and other publications. In 2012 she was awarded The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize for Fiction for her story "William Wei." She is a former staff writer for The Onion and is currently the fiction editor at VICE.