Mike Alberti was born and raised in New Mexico. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Minnesota. His short stories are found or forthcoming in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, One Story, and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis, where he is at work on a novel.
39.2 SNEAK PEEK: A FAMILY RECIPE THAT CANNOT BE FOLLOWED WRITTEN DOWN by TIANRU WANG
Tianru Wang grew up in Los Angeles, but was born in Jinan and is in love with New Orleans. Her work has been recognized by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, the Live Poets Society of New Jersey, and the English department at Yale University, where she is currently an undergraduate.
39.2 SNEAK PEEK: APOCALYPSE DREAM AGAIN by KRISTEN STEENBEEKE*
Kristen Steenbeeke is an MFA candidate in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received the Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship. She’s had work in Pleiades, Tin House, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Poetry Northwest, and others. She was recently a finalist in Mid-American Review‘s Fineline Competition and Third Coast‘s Poetry Contest.
39.2 SNEAK PEEK: HOW DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO BE ALL GHOST? by CANESE JARBOE
Canese Jarboe is the author of the chapbook dark acre (Willow Springs Books, 2018). Canese has been the recipient of an editorial internship with River Styx, a scholarship from The Frost Place, and currently serves as a reader for Boulevard. Their poems appear recently or soon in TYPO,New South,Hayden’s Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Originally from rural southeastern Kansas, Canese has since moved from town to town in Europe and the U.S. They currently live and teach in coastal Louisiana.