MENAGERIE

 
 

 
E. Kristin Anderson is a poet and author living in Austin, TX. She’s the co-editor of the Dear Teen Me anthology and her poetry has been published worldwide in many magazines. Kristin is the author of seven chapbooks including A Guide for the Practical Abductee, Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night, 17 Days, Acoustic Battery Life, Fire in the Sky, and She Witnesses (forthcoming). E. Kristin Anderson is a co-editor at Lucky Bastard Press, and is a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review. Once upon a time she worked at The New Yorker.
 
Chloe N. Clark‘s work has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Hobart, Midwestern Gothic, Sleet, and more. For her thoughts on dessert, sci-fi, and more, follow her @PintsNCupcakes.
 

Caroline Fairey is a Creative Writing student at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She enjoys baseball and looking at strangers’ tattoos. Her work has been previously published in Litmus.

 
Valerie San Filippo is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University’s minuscule English department, and is currently an assistant editor for Dan’s Papers. She likes to write poems about witches, murder, and rocks.
 
Talin Ghazarian is a recent graduate of Wellesley College. She will continue her education in art history at Cambridge, UK, this fall.
 
Ron Gibson, Jr. has previously appeared in Pidgeonholes, Maudlin House, The Vignette Review, Ghost City Review, Cease Cows, Spelk Fiction, Ink in Thirds, Gravel Magazine, etc. been included in various anthologies, and been nominated for two Pushcarts. He tweets at @sirabsurd.
 

Andy Golla was born in Greenville, SC, and has lived there ever since. He previously read for Crashtest Magazine, and will be attending Furman University in the fall.
 
William James is a poet, punk rocker, and train enthusiast from Manchester, NH. He is a contributing editor for Drunk In A Midnight Choir & the author of “rebel hearts & restless ghosts” (Timber Mouse, 2015). Follow him on Twitter (@thebilljim) or at http://www.williamjamespoetry.com.
 
Sheng Kao is 18 years old and has been published three times. She will be attending Oberlin College in the fall of 2016.

 
Janna Layton lives in San Francisco. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are upcoming in various literary journals, including , Appalachian Heritage, Caesura, Zone 3, and Pretty Owl Poetry. She blogs at readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com.
 

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in the DC area. She is the author of two full length poetry collections (forthcoming.) Her chapbook “Clown Machine” is forthcoming from Grey Book Press this summer. Recent work can be seen or is forthcoming at Jet Fuel Review, Pith, Freezeray, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Inter/rupture, and decomP. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/.
 
Emilie Majarian is a UK-based digital artist & illustrator. Her interests include Robert Frost poems, survival horror videogames, existential nihilism, and smooth jazz. She is primarily nocturnal and an habitual devourer of audiobooks. She may be glimpsed on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Erin McIntosh is a writer and actress currently living in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared and is forthcoming in various journals including Two Serious Ladies, Bone Bouquet, Lavender Review, Cleaver Magazine, Gravel, Plenitude Magazine and Pine Hills Review. Visit her at www.erinmcintoshofficial.com.
 
Milo Muise is a recent college grad and New Englander currently living in Oregon. Their poems have appeared or are upcoming in FreezeRay, Tinderbox, and elsewhere. They have a tiny Internet presence at: immaturepalate.tumblr.com.
 
Alisha Mughal has had stories appear in Sediments Literary-Arts Journal and Eunoia Review. She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. She currently resides and writes in Markham, Ontario.
 
Sarah Nichols lives in Connecticut, and is the author of two chapbooks, Edie(Whispering): Poems From Grey Gardens (dancing girl press, 2015) and The Country of No (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015, her work has also appeared in Yellow Chair Review, Thank You For Swallowing, and Porkbelly Press’s Emily anthology (2015).

 
Jeff Pearson is a graduate of the University of Idaho’s MFA Program and has been published by Black Rock & Sage, Otis Nebula, a capella zoo, Heavy Feather Review, Shampoo, Salt Front, Axolotl, and Moon City Review. His first chapbook, Sick Bed was published by Small Text Dreams Press. He currently teaches at Lewis-Clark State College in Northern Idaho.
 
Ashley Roach-Freiman is a librarian and poet with work appearing in Bone Bouquet, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Smartish Pace, The Literary Review, and Superstition Review. She co-coordinates and hosts the Impossible Language reading series in Memphis, TN. More about her can be found at ashleyroachfreiman.com.
 
Raquel Salas-Rivera has published poetry and essays in anthologies and journals such as Los rostros de la Hidra, Cachaperismos, Tonguas, En la Orilla, Arsempi, Claridad, Quaint, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, #gorgonpoetics, and La Revista del ICP. In 2010 she won first place in two literary contests: El Decimosexto certamen literario de la Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico and El Certamen de Poesía del Festival Cultural Queer de Mayagüez. Her first book, Caneca de anhelos turbios (2011), was published by Editora Educación Emergente. Her chapbook, oropel/tinsel (2016), was published by Lark Books & Writing Studio. You can find out more about her work at http://www.raquelsalasrivera.co.
 
Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and currently lives in Alabama with her partner and 4 small mammals. She writes about the adventures of mammals. Her poetry chapbook, Objects In Vases, was published by Anchor & Plume earlier this year. More online at www.alinastefanescu.com.

 
Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad was born and raised in New York. Her poetry has appeared in Passages North, Chiron Review, The Commonline Journal, Kudzu House Quarterly, Narrative Northeast, and is forthcoming in Natural Bridge, The Pinch, and Poydras Review. She currently lives in New York and practices matrimonial law.