From Gulf Coast:
Eric Ekstrand graduates this May with an MFA in poetry from the University of Houston, where he teaches creative writing. He is also an instructor for Writers in the Schools and a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. His poems have appeared in Bat City Review, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. In 2009 the Poetry Foundation awarded him a Ruth Lilly Fellowship.
Hannah Gamble teaches Intro to Short Fiction at the University of Houston and serves as the Reviews/Interviews Editor for Gulf Coast. Her poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Third Coast, Mid-American Review, and Scarab, and she once won a “most horrible love-themed short story” contest at Hayden’s Ferry Review for her love-themed short story which all the editors agreed was most horrible. She graduates this May with her MFA in poetry.