MENAGERIE

 
 

Hannah Bishop is an MFA poetry candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is originally from New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and then worked at a gastroenterology office for a year. She greatly prefers reading poems to reading colonoscopy reports. Hannah especially enjoys sweets, RuPaul, fun facts, and her dog, Teek.
 
Chelsea Bunn is a poet and educator living in New Mexico. Her work appears in publications in print and online, including Maudlin House, Apathy Magazine, Cover, The Big Windows Review, Dogwood, and Georgetown Review. She earned her BA in creative writing and her MFA in poetry at Hunter College in New York, where she received a teaching fellowship, a Norma Lubetsky Friedman Scholarship, and taught creative writing for eleven years. She was selected as Thinker in Residence by Art in Odd Places in 2016 and was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize twice. Born and raised in NYC, she currently teaches poetry for the Continuing Education Departments of Santa Fe Community College and UNM Osher. Visit her at chelseabunn.com.
 
Hannah Cohen received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She co-edits Cotton Xenomorph and is a contributing editor for Platypus Press. She is the author of Bad Anatomy (Glass Poetry Press, 2018). Recent and forthcoming publications include Noble/Gas Qtrly, Glass, Calamus Journal, Cease, Cows, Yes Poetry, Gravel, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.
 
Rico Craig’s first poetry collection – BONE INK – melds the narrative, lyrical and cinematic, using unexpected images and voices to investigate the transformative passions and regrets of modern life. His work has been widely published and anthologised. To find recent work visit twitter.com/RicoCraig.
 
Lindsay D’Andrea holds a MFA in creative writing and environment from Iowa State University. Her work has been featured in Heavy Feather Review, The Collapsar, InDigest Magazine, and others. She currently lives and works in the Boston area. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @Lindszd.
 
Aslan Demir is from Turkey, born in Van, an eastern Kurdish city, and went to Pakistan to study English Literature, and Urdu Language (double major). After living in Islamabad for six years and teaching English in Mongolia for four years, Aslan is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University.
 
Maris Finn is a writer from New York, currently living and writing in Austin, Texas. She works for the Texas Book Festival and has her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Her short fiction has appeared in Literal Latte, Gandy Dancer, and Molotov Cocktail. You can find her on Twitter at @maris_finn.
 
Jennifer Fliss is a Seattle-based fiction and essay writer. Her work has appeared in PANK, Hobart, The Rumpus, Necessary Fiction, and elsewhere. She can be found on Twitter at @writesforlife or via her website, www.jenniferflisscreative.com.

 
 
 
 

Trivarna Hariharan is a student of English Literature from India. She has authored There Was Once A River Here (Les Editions du Zaporogue), The Necessity of Geography (Flutter Press) and Letters I Never Sent (Writers Workshop, Kolkata). Her poems appear or are forthcoming from Right Hand Pointing, Third Wednesday, Otoliths, Peacock Journal, Across the Margin, Front Porch Review, and others. In October 2017, Calamus Journal nominated her poem for a Pushcart Prize. She has served as an editor-in-chief at Inklette, and a poetry editor for Corner Club Press. Besides writing, she learns the Electronic Keyboard, and has completed her 4th Grade in the instrument from Trinity College of Music, London.
 
Erin Kirsh is a writer and performer living in the rainforest of Vancouver, BC. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her writing has been published in The Malahat Review, EVENT, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Molotov Cocktail, and more. In 2016, Erin was the Managing Director of Verses Festival of Words, Canada’s largest alternative literary festival. Visit her at www.erinkirsh.com.
 
Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist. The author of several collections of poetry, he lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
Eric Morris-Pusey writes poems, a few of which have been published in The Missouri Review, Driftwood Press, and 3Elements Review, among other places. He works on the editorial board and blog of Nimrod International Journal and holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He may be found online at ericdmorrispusey.com or on his stoop in Columbia, Missouri, gazing wistfully at the vacant lot across the street.
 
Scherezade Siobhan is an Indo-Rroma psychologist, community catalyst, and a writer. Her work has appeared in international journals, anthologies, art exhibits, theater performances and bios of okcupid users. She is the author of three books – Bone Tongue (Thought Catalog Books, 2015), Father, Husband, (Salopress, 2016), & The Bluest Kali (Lithic Press, Forthcoming 2018). She is the creator and curator of The Mira Project, a global dialogue on women’s mental health, gendered violence, and street harassment and also runs Bruja Roja – a literary space dedicated to publishing arrangements of language, art and journalism by women, non binary, trans, queer & neurodiverse people. She will be a resident at CAMAC Arts in France in 2018. She is the founder and Chief Therapist at “The Talking Compass”(www.thetalkingcompass.com) – a therapeutic space created to provide affordable counseling care for people who need it. She can be found squeeing about militant bunnies at @zaharaesque on twitter/fb/IG. Website : www.zaharaesque.com.
 
Millie Tullis is a poet and writer living in northern Utah. In 2015 she won the Sandy River Review’s Undergraduate Poetry Prize and in 2016 she won the Elizabeth R. Curry Poetry Contest. She is a recent graduate of Utah State University and can be reached at http://millietullis.weebly.com.
 
Kirsten Valentine is an autodidactic painter living and working in Chicago. Kirsten can also be found on instagram @kirstenvalentine.