David Joez Villaverde is a Peruvian American multidisciplinary artist with forthcoming or recently published work in Crab Fat Magazine, Occulum, Mortar Magazine, Dream Pop Press, Moonchild Magazine, Ellipsis Zine, The Fanzine, formercactus, and Unlost Journal. He resides in Detroit and can be found at schadenfreudeanslip.com or on Twitter @academicjuggalo
Sara Wainscott is the author of Queen of the Moon (dancing girl press, 2017). Her work appears in DIAGRAM, The Journal Petra, Powder Keg, BOAAT, Fairy Tale Review, The Collapsar, Dream Pop Journal, and elsewhere. She co-curates Wit Rabbit, an inter-genre reading series in Chicago.
Douglas Luman is a co-founder of Container, art director at Stillhouse Press, head researcher at appliedpoetics.org, a book designer, and digital human. His first book, The F Text, was released in fall 2017 on Inside the Castle.
Kim Parko is the author of Cure All (Caketrain Press, 2010) and The Grotesque Child (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016), which was the co-winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Press 2015 book prize. She lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is an associate professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Kailey Tedesco is the author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publishing) and These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese (Dancing Girl Press). She is the editor-in-chief of Rag Queen Periodical and a staff writer for Luna Luna Magazine. She also performs with the Poetry Brothel. Her work has been featured in Phoebe Journal, OCCULUM, Bad Pony, Electric Literature, Faerie Magazine, and more.
Ela Rhodes Thompson is second-year MFA candidate at George Mason University. They are the editor-in-chief of hellscape press & poetry editor of So to Speak, a feminist literary journal. A few of their honors include the winner of the 2017 Mark Craver Poetry Award & finalist of the 2016 Jane Lumley Prize. Their current work has been featured or is forthcoming in Juked, DELUGE, Hermeneutic Chaos, Spy Kids Review, & elsewhere.
Lenni Sanders is a writer and performer in Manchester, UK, whose poetry has appeared in The Tangerine, Butcher's Dog, The Emma Press Anthology of Love, and is forthcoming in Eyewear's Best New British and Irish Poets 2018.
Bertha Isabel Crombet is a soon to be MFA graduate from Florida International University. She was born in a tiny town on a hill about 15 miles from Santiago, Cuba, but she's been living in Miami for twenty years. She has been published in Jai-Alai Magazine and has forthcoming work in Black Warrior Review. She's also received the Academy of American Poets prize in 2018. Additionally, she's a hot sauce connoisseur and a collector of fortune cookies. The fortune inside the cookie, not the cookie itself. This is important to note.
Mary Biddinger is the author of five full-length poetry collections, most recently Small Enterprise and The Czar (both from Black Lawrence Press). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Bad Pony, Diode, Gold Wake Live, The Laurel Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others. She lives in Akron, Ohio, where she teaches at the University of Akron & NEOMFA program and edits the Akron Series in Poetry.
Kerri Webster’s third book of poems, The Trailhead, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in the spring of 2018. Poet and instructor of creative writing at Boise State, Webster received a Whiting Award in 2011 for her first book, We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (University of Georgia Press). Her second collection, Grand and Arsenal, in 2012 earned the Iowa Poetry Prize (University of Iowa Press).
A graduate of the Hollins MFA program in Creative Writing, Eve Strillacci lives and writes in NYC, where she phones her sisters irregularly and takes long walks with the moon. Her work has appeared in Sixth Finch, The RS500, and elsewhere.
JoAnna Novak is the author of the novel I MUST HAVE YOU (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017). She has written fiction, essays, poetry, and criticism for publications including Salon, Guernica, BOMB, The Rumpus, Conjunctions, and Joyland. She received her MFA in fiction from Washington University and her MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy. She lives in Los Angeles.
Jill Mceldowney is the author of Kisses Over Babylon (dancing girl press 2016). Her work can be found in journals such as Fugue, Corium, Vinyl, Ghost Proposal and others.
Anna Kelley is pursuing an MFA in poetry at Syracuse University. She is a reader for Salt Hill and moonlights as a skater for Assault City Roller Derby. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cherry Tree, Literary Orphans, Up the Staircase Quarterly, CICADA, Split Lip Magazine, and others.
Margaret Ann Graber is a poet from the Midwest. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University and a BA from Indiana University. A Luminarts Cultural Foundation Fellow in Creative Writing, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Louisville Review, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Hobart, and elsewhere. Find her online at maggiegraber.com.
Kat Finch is a poet living and working in Ann Arbor as a letterpress printer and lecturer at the University of Michigan. She received her MFA in poetry at the same institution, and her poetry may be read at Black Warrior Review, The Literary Review, and Inter|rupture, among others.
Lisa Marie Basile is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks: Andalucia (Poetry Society of New York), War/Lock(Hyacinth Girl Press), and Triste (Dancing Girl Press). Her book NYMPHOLEPSY (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards. Her poetry and other work can be or will be seen in PANK, Spork, The Atlas Review, Tarpaulin Sky, the Tin House blog, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Rogue Agent, Moonsick Magazine, Best American Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, PEN American Center and the Ampersand Review, among others.
Peter Longofono's poems have appeared in H_NGM_N, fields, Luna Luna Magazine, Public Pool, and Tenderloin, among others. He edits reviews for Coldfront and makes music with TH!CK. His chapbook, CHORDS, was published in March 2016 by the Operating System. He lives in Brooklyn.
Kiki Petrosino is the author of three books of poetry: Witch Wife (forthcoming in 2017), Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013) and Fort Red Border (2009), all from Sarabande Books. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, FENCE, Gulf Coast, Jubilat, Tin House and on-line at Ploughshares. She is founder and co-editor of Transom, an independent on-line poetry journal. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville, where she directs the Creative Writing Program. Her awards include a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat and research fellowships from the University of Louisville's Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Lillian Kwok is originally from Philadelphia, and now lives in Honolulu. She has a chapbook published by Awst Press and one forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Her work has been published in the Waxwing, the Cortland Review, Paper Darts and other journals. She holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.