Richard Jackson teaches in The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s interdisciplinary honors program, the MA writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Prague Summer Program. Resonance (Ashland, 2010), an Eric Hocher Award-winner, is his tenth book of poems. His poetry has been translated into fifteen languages. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 5, 12 and 19. 
Joel Allegretti is the author of The Plague Psalms (The Poet’s Press, 2000); Father Silicon (The Poet’s Press, 2006), selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006; Thrum (Poets Wear Prada, 2010) and Europa/Nippon/New York: Poems/Not-Poems (Poets Wear Prada, 2012). His poetry was the basis of two song cycles by Frank Ezra Levy. His poems appear in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Aaron Belz lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He is the author of two books of poetry, The Bird Hoverer (BlazeVOX, 2007) and Lovely, Raspberry (Persea, 2010); a third is forthcoming from Persea. He read for Smartish Pace at CAM Raleigh on November 16, 2012 and at Copy Cat in Baltimore on April 13, 2013 (see media section for videos). [bio updated 2013]
Capista, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Capista's poems have appeared in Literary Imagination, North American Review and Slate. He teaches writing at Towson University. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Piotr Gwiazda is the author of Gagarin Street: Poems (WWPH, 2005) and Messages: Poems & Interview (Pond Road, 2012). He was Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Connecticut, in the fall of 2008. He teaches modern and contemporary poetry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Gwiazda has new poems in Smartish Pace Issue 19; he's also read for SP and his videos are in the media section. 
Lesley Jenike's first poetry collection is Ghost of Fashion (CW Books, 2009). She received her PhD from the University of Cincinnati in 2008, and she currently teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Jennifer Maier is the author of Dark Alphabet (Southern Illinois, 2006), which won the 2005 Crab Orchard Review Series in Poetry First Book Award and was named one of the Ten Remarkable Books of 2006 by the Academy of American Poets. She is a professor of modern literature and creative writing at Seattle Pacific University and an editor of the arts quarterly Image. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
M.B. McLatchey's writing has appeared in Ekphrasis, Grain, Science, Shenandoah, The Comstock Review and The Southern Poetry Review. Her recent awards include the Spoon River Poetry Review’s Editors’ Prize, the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry and the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award. She has taught at Harvard University, Rollins College and the University of Central Florida, and is currently a professor of Humanities at Embry Riddle University. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Matt McBride's latest chapbook, Cities Lit by the Light in Photographs, was released last March by H_NGM_N books. He is an assistant poetry editor for Memorious.org. His poetry has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Anti-, Cream City Review, Columbia Poetry Review, FENCE, Forklift, Mississippi Review and Strange Machine amongst others. His blog is inventionsofthemonsters.blogspot.com. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Hayden Saunier won the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry from Nimrod International Journal. Her first collection of poetry, Tips for Domestic Travel, was published in 2009 by Black Lawrence Press. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. She read for Smartish Pace at the KGB Bar in New York City on Dec. 3, 2012 and at Copy Cat in Baltimore on April 13, 2013 (see media section for videos) [bio updated 2013]
Gregory Djanikian directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Man in the Middle (1984), Falling Deeply into America (1989), About Distance (1995), Years Later (2000) and So I Will Till the Ground (2007), all from Carnegie Mellon University Press. He has received an NEA fellowship, the Eunice Tietjens Prize and Friends of Literature Award from Poetry and the Anahid Literary Award from the Armenian Center of Columbia University. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19.