A writer and book artist working in both text and image, Kristy Bowen is the author of a number of chapbook, zine, and artists book projects, as well as eight full-length collections of poetry/prose/hybrid work, including Salvage (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and Major Characters in Minor Films (Sundress Publications, 2015). She lives in Chicago, where she runs dancing girl press & studio. Her seventh collection Little Apocalypse is due out from Noctuary Press in late 2018.
Wren Hanks is the author of The Rise of Genderqueer, a 2018 selection for Brain Mill Press's Mineral Point Poetry Series and a finalist for Gold Line Press's chapbook contest. A 2016 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow, his work has been anthologized in Best New Poets and recently appears in Foglifter, Waxwing, ANMLY, and elsewhere. He is also the author of Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press), an Elgin Award finalist, and co-edited Curious Specimens (Sundress Publications). He lives in Brooklyn, and you can find him on twitter at @suitofscales.
Canese Jarboe is the author of dark acre (Willow Springs Books, 2018). Their poems have appeared in Willow Springs, TYPO, Indiana Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and elsewhere. Canese currently lives and teaches in Louisiana.
Halee Kirkwood is pursuing an MFA at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is a descendant of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Their work has been published in Cream City Review, Midwest Gothic, Poetry City, USA, Strange Horizons, and Dawn, With Arms Full Of Roses: An Anthology of Queer Joy.
Jennifer Martelli is the author of My Tarantella (forthcoming, Bordighera Press), as well as the chapbook, After Bird (Grey Book Press, 2017). Her work has appeared or will appear in The Sycamore Review, Sugar House, Superstition Review, Thrush, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Her prose and artwork have been published in Five-2-One, The Baltimore Review, and Green Mountains Review. Jennifer Martelli has been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes and is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry. She is a poetry editor for The Mom Egg Review.
Aya Satoh received her MFA in poetry at the University of Montana. She has been published in Anomaly’s folio Radical: Avant Garde Poets of Color and has work forthcoming in Bennington Review.
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.