Fisayo Adeyeye has works published in The Collapsar, The Birds We Piled Loosely, The Wildness, and work forthcoming in Print Oriented Bastards, New American Writing, and This Magazine. He is the current Poetry Editor of Fourteen Hills, a Co-Curator of the VelRo Graduate Reading Series. His chapbook Blackfish was a finalist for the 2015 Best Prize Chapbook Contest (Big Lucks). His first full length book Cradles is forthcoming from Nomadic Press in April 2017.
Devon Balwit was her parents’ only attempt to pass on their genetic legacy. She moped about the Midwest until finally moving her moods across the country to the Pacific North. After marrying and passing on her own genetic treasures, she settled into the serious business of teaching and writing poetry. At all of these efforts, she fancies she has had some success.
Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Ghost City Review, Minor Literature[s], and Barking Sycamores, among others.
Ace Boggess is author of the novel A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing, 2016) and two books of poetry, most recently, The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014). Forthcoming is a third poetry collection: Ultra-Deep Field (Brick Road). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
Kevin Casey is the author of And Waking… (Bottom Dog Press, 2016), and the chapbooks The wind considers everything (Flutter Press) and For the Sake of the Sun (Red Dashboard). His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Rust+Moth, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Green Briar Review, Chiron Review, and Ted Kooser’s syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry. For more, visit andwaking.com.
Kmye Chan was born in April 1985 in France, and has been attracted to drawing, painting and all sorts of crafts since a very young age. She started displaying her artwork on the internet for fun in her late teens while pursuing her biology studies. These days she works as a scientist by day, but come night Dr Camille transforms into Ms Kmye in pursuit of mischief in general and art in particular. She has been working as an artist and freelance illustrator as time permits since 2008, and her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across Europe and the US. She currently resides in Paris, France. You can find her at kmye-chan.com.
Marlena Chertock‘s first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. She is the Poetry Editor for District Lit. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, The Little Patuxent Review, Moonsick Magazine, Paper Darts, and Wordgathering. Find her at marlenachertock.com or @mchertock.
Doug Cornett is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. He earned his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Portland State University. He was awarded first prize in the 2016 William Van Dyke Short Story Contest from Ruminate Magazine, and his work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Permafrost Magazine, Propeller Magazine, Lime Hawk, and elsewhere. He is a regular blogger for Ploughshares, and his fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Award.
Emily Corwin is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington and the Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, glitterMOB, Hobart, smoking glue gun, and Word Riot. Her first chapbook, My Tall Handsome was recently published through Brain Mill Press. You can follow her at @exitlessblue.
Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick‘s first full-length book, Before Isadore, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. She is an associate poetry editor for The Boiler Journal and work has appeared or is forthcoming in the following: Stirring, Versal, The Texas Observer, Devil’s Lake, Four Way Review, among others. Hardwick also has chapbooks out with Thrush Press and Mouthfeel Press. She writes in the deserts of West Texas.
Kathryn Hargett is a senior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Her work has been recognized by universities and organizations such as Princeton University, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the National YoungArts Foundation, the Alabama Writers’ Forum, the UK Poetry Society, and others. She is the editor-in-chief of TRACK//FOUR, a literary magazine for writers and artists of color. Her work has been published in or is forthcoming from the Adroit Journal, the Blueshift Journal, A-Minor Magazine, Gigantic Sequins, DIALOGIST, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, and elsewhere. She is a Chinese-American poet from the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama.
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios‘s poetry has been featured in many online and print journals such as: Clementine, Kentucky Review, Two Cities Review, GFT Press, Page and Spine, Form Quarterly, Bethlehem Writers Roundable, and in issues of Hurricane Press, Poeming Pidgeon, Unsplendid, The Binnacle, Evening Street Review and The Edison Review. Her prize winning chapbook, Special Delivery was published by Yellow Chair Press in the spring of 2016, and she has been a 30/30 poet for Tupelo Press. She is a Professor Emerita from American University, and has spent most of her life performing as a singing artist across Europe and the United States.
Michele Leavitt, a poet and essayist, is also a high school dropout, hepatitis C survivor, and former trial attorney. Her essays about reuniting with her birth family appear in Sycamore Review, Narratively, Guernica, and Catapult. Poems are published most recently in North American Review, concis, Gravel, and Hermeneutic Chaos. She’s the author of the Kindle Singles memoir, Walk Away.
Courtney LeBlanc is the author of chapbooks Siamese Sisters and All in the Family (Bottlecap Press). Her poetry is published or forthcoming in Public Pool, Rising Phoenix Review, The Legendary, Germ Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Brain Mill Press, and others. She loves nail polish, wine, and tattoos. Read her blog at www.wordperv.com, follow her on twitter: @wordperv, or find her on facebook.