Sarah Aronson is a graduate of the University of Montana MFA program. Her work can be found in the Portland Review, Yemassee, Cirque, Boiler, and Zymbol among others. She is also the host of the Montana Public Radio Program, The Write Question.
Zan Agzigian is a poet, story writer, playwright, and arts advocate who has received grants, most notably for innovative theater projects in Montana with Charlo, to help cultivate, nurture and promote Native Theater in regional Indian Country. Stamen and Whirlwind, is her 1st book of poetry.
Barbie Beaton writes creative nonfiction as a form of empowerment from the invisible wounds of child abuse and transgenerational trauma. She is currently writing a book-length memoir, a coming-of-age story of family, identity, and perseverance. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Missoula, MT.
Jolene Brink is a poet, essayist, and visual artist. Her essays have appeared in Orion, Southern Humanities Review, and Arcadia Magazine. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, The Carolina Quarterly, Post Road and others. Her poetry chapbook, Peregrine, won the 2015 Merriam-Frontier Award. She received here MFA from the University of Montana and currently works for Submittable in Missoula, MT.
Robert Buchko holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Montana, (2002) and a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin Millworker (1997). He has won two Academy of American Poets Awards (1996;1997); he was a finalist in the Washington Square Review Poetry Contest (2005); he has won a Jacob Javits Fellowship, U.S. Dept. of Education; a Robert E. McNair Research Fellowship (Philosophy), U.S. Dept. of Education, 1995; Nomination for a National Ruth Lily Award (Poetry) 1997; and won an American Indian Student Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 1995. He has poems published in the Sonora Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and What Light: An Anthology of Minnesota Poets (published by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN) as well as other publications.
Heather Cahoon received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana where she was the recipient of the 2000 Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship and the 2005 Merriam Frontier Award for publication of her chapbook, Elk Thirst. In 2015, she received the Montana Arts Council’s Artist Innovation Award to support the completion of her book-length poetry manuscript entitled, Horsefly Dress. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Hanging Loose, South Dakota Review, New Poets of the American West, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, and Poems Across the Big Sky: An Anthology of Montana Poets. Heather is from the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana and is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Sarah Capdeville received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Raised in Montana, she considers the landscapes of the American West her habitat and home. She has worked as a wilderness ranger, ranch hand, field instructor, sled dog handler, and construction hand across the West and internationally. Her work has been published and is forthcoming in Fourth Genre, Camas Magazine, Raven Chronicles, and Montana Naturalist.