Guest Editor Kenzie Allen is a descendant of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. She graduated from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan where she was the recipient of Hopwood Awards in poetry and non-fiction, and she has been awarded an Emerging Writer fellowship to Aspen Summer Words and the Littoral Press Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, The Iowa Review, Drunken Boat, SOFTBLOW, Day One, Apogee, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and she is the managing editor of the Anthropoid collective. She lives in Norway, and on her tribe’s reservation in Green Bay.
Ace Boggess is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). He is an ex-con, ex-husband, ex-reporter, and completely exhausted by all the things he isn’t anymore. His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals, and his newest book The Prisoners is available now. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
Travis Dahlke is a writer from Connecticut. His work has appeared in Five Quarterly, Verbicide Magazine, Dead Beats Literary Blog and in the collection of short stories ‘Love on the Road 2013’. He regularly posts illustrated fiction on manateeriverbank.wordpress.com.
Alexa Doran is a poet who recently graduated from the UNCW MFA Poetry program. She has recently been featured or is forthcoming in Ekphrasis, Petrichor Review, So to Speak, Gertrude Press, The James Franco Review, Cactus Heart and CALYX literary magazines. Her poems were finalists in the 2014 Third Coast Poetry Contest, the 2014 Puerto Del Sol Contest, the 2014 Fairy Tale Review Contest and for the 2015 Nancy Hargrove Editor’s Prize.
Originally from Denver, Brian Robert Flynn is currently breathing the fiction and poetry of Washington, DC. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in LETTERS Journal, The Learned Pig, Glasgow Review of Books, Banango Street, and The Moth.
Rosie Gailor is a recent graduate of Edinburgh University’s MSc Creative Writing programme (yeah, try and figure that one out). She currently lives in Bristol; surrounded by Jaffa Cakes and in the company of her female cat, John Smith. (Don’t ask.) She’s been published twice before and has had a few of her short plays produced in Bristol and Edinburgh, and her greatest claim to fame is that if you Google her she’s the only Rosie Gailor to currently exist.
David Greaves’ poetry and fiction has appeared in the ‘Verge’ anthology, ‘Valve’, and ‘From Glasgow To Saturn’, and his prose-poetry pamphlet, ‘Hinged’, was released by the New Fire Tree Press in 2011. He currently lives and teaches in Madrid and generally doesn’t tweet at @dgrbolith.
Samuel Hovda was born and raised in rural Minnesota. He now attends the MA program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cleaver Magazine, Contrary Magazine, and elsewhere. You can find him at SamuelHovda.com and on Twitter @SamuelHovda.
Conley Lowrance began writing poetry after an aborted career in punk rock. His interest in lyrics and subculture literature eventually led him to the University of Virginia’s poetry writing program where he received his BA in 2012. His poems have appeared in publications by Tupelo Press, Columbia Journal, Underwater New York, The Glasgow Review of Books, and Empty Mirror, among others.
Currently, he is exploring the intersections of Surrealist poetry and detective fiction and is the Program Manager at Columbia University’s Heyman Center for the Humanities and Society of Fellows. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and cats. Follow him @ConleyLowrance.