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Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Karyna McGlynn is the author of two books of poetry, Hothouse (Sarabande Books, 2017) and I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande Books, 2009), as well as three chapbooks: The 9-Day Queen Gets Lost on Her Way to the Execution (Willow Springs Editions, 2015), Alabama Steve (Sundress, 2014) and (Scorpionica (New Michigan Press, 2007). Her poems have recently appeared in Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, Black Warrior Review, Subtropics, AGNI, Witness, Ninth Letter, The Literary Review, and The Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day. Karyna holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, and recently earned her PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Houston where she served as Poetry Editor and Managing Editor for Gulf Coast. A veteran performance poet, Karyna has been a member of five National Poetry Slam teams and was a finalist at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is currently the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing where she serves as Senior Editor for Devil's Lake.
Alan Semrow’s work has been featured in over 30 publications. Semrow has a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Apart from writing fiction, he is a professional copywriter. He is also Fiction Editor for Black Heart Magazine and was a Guest Fiction Editor for the Summer Issue of Five Quarterly. In his free time, he likes to be with his friends, family, and shih tzu, Remy. Semrow's debut short story collection, Briefs, was released by Lethe Press in November 2016.