MENAGERIE

 

 
Carl Boon lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American culture and literature at 9 Eylül University. His poems have appeared in many magazines, including Posit, The Maine Review, and Diagram. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Boon recently edited a volume on the sublime in American cultural studies.
 
Chloe N. Clark‘s poems and fiction appear in Apex, Future Fire, Little Fiction, Uncanny, and more. She is co-EIC of Cotton Xenomorph, writes for Nerds of a Feather, and teaches at Iowa State University. Her debut chapbook, The Science of Unvanishing Objects, is out from Finishing Line Press and she can be found on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes.
 
Todd Dillard‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including Electric Literature, Barrelhouse, Superstition Review, Nimrod, and Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.
 
Josh Giacometti has a BA in Creative Writing and Religion from Waynesburg University and was poetry editor of Muse & Stone from 2009-2010. His work has appeared in Platform Review.
 
Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London, and fueled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She lurks in libraries and her local independent bookshop, Bookseller Crow. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in, former cactus mag, Litro, New Flash Fiction Review, Porridge and Longleaf Review. She tweets erratically @coffeeandpaneer.
 
Originally from Minnesota, Julie Hart has lived in London, Zurich and Tokyo and now in Brooklyn Heights. Her work can be found in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Anti-Heroin Chic, Beautiful Losers, Juniper and at juliehartwrites.com. She is a founder with Mirielle Clifford and Emily Blair of the poetry collective Sweet Action.
 
Aby Kaupang is the author of NOS, disorder not otherwise specified (w. Matthew Cooperman, Futurepoem, 2018), Disorder 299.00 (w. Matthew Cooperman, Essay Press, 2016), Little “g” God Grows Tired of Me (SpringGun, 2013), Absence is Such a Transparent House (Tebot Bach, 2011) and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable (Scantily Clad Press, 2008). She has had poems appear in The Seattle Review, FENCE, La Petite Zine, The Laurel Review, Dusie, Verse, Denver Quarterly, & others. She holds master’s degrees in both Creative Writing and Occupational Therapy and lives in Fort Collins where she served as the Poet Laureate from 2015-2017. More information can be found here.
 
Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska. Her work received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review and has been recently published/is forthcoming in New Delta Review, Quarter After Eight, The Collagist, Fugue, Gigantic Sequins, and The Rumpus, among others. She is a nonfiction editor at Pithead Chapel and assistant editor for Split Lip Press.
 
Christopher Locke’s poems have appeared widely, including such publications as The North American Review, Poetry East, Verse Daily, Southwest Review, The Literary Review, The Sun, West Branch, Rattle, & on NPR’s Morning Edition. His most recent collection is Ordinary Gods (2017—Salmon Poetry). Locke has received the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Award, & state grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council & the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He lives in the Adirondacks & teaches poetry online at The Poetry Barn & in person at North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, New York.
 
Rita Mookerjee‘s poetry is featured or forthcoming in Lavender Review, GASHER Journal, and Literary Shanghai. Her critical work has been featured in the Routledge Companion of Literature and Food, the Bloomsbury Handbook to Literary and Cultural Theory, and the Bloomsbury Handbook of Twenty-First Century Feminist Theory. She currently teaches ethnic minority fiction and women’s literature at Florida State University where she is a PhD candidate specializing in contemporary Caribbean literature. Follow her on Instagram @melanincholia.
 
Mary Balice Nelligan is a Chicago-based writer currently at work on her second novel. “Exit Plan” is her debut short story. Find her on Twitter at @ateachablemom.
 
Jacob Parsons is a young poet from northern Australia who is currently residing in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His poetry has appeared in various publications including Ariel Chart, The Cadaverine, CommuterLit and is forthcoming in Ink in Thirds.
 

 
 
 
 

Megan Perra has written for Sierra, Rucksack Magazine, and Noble/Gas Qtrly. She has a graduate degree in Visual Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal and a BSc in Zoology from the University of British Columbia. Her interests lie at the cross section of hunting and conservation, and the ways in which we can leverage culture and tradition to better understand species and environments at risk. She is currently working on a documentary project in Þingeyri, Iceland about Arctic fox research and hunting, and exhibiting at Art Center East in La Grande, Oregon.
 
Andy Posner is a resident of Dedham, Massachusetts. He grew up in Los Angeles and received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Culture from California State University, Northridge. He moved to New England in 2007 to pursue an MA in Environmental Studies at Brown University. While there, he founded Capital Good Fund, a nonprofit that provides small personal loans and financial coaching to low-income residents of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Florida. When not working, he enjoys reading, writing, hanging out with his wife and their adorable Beagle, Chance, watching documentaries, and ranting about the state of the world.
 
Katherine Joyce Robbins was born and raised in California, but currently lives in Japan. After developing her interest as a teen, she soon decided to devote herself to the art of photography. When she is not photographing, she enjoys exploring her current country, writing, reading and dancing. Visit https://500px.com/katherine-joyce for more.
 
Basmah Sakrani is a Pakistani-Canadian, currently living in Memphis, TN with her husband and dog. She spends her days in the advertising world, helping brands tell their stories online. She is also a graduate student in the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has previously been published in Rusted Radishes, a literary journal in Beirut.
 
Erika Saunders lives in South Dakota with her husband and three children. Her poetry has been included in Cholla Needles, Watershed, Pasque Petals, and Oakwood Literary Magazine which awarded her the 2017 Anita Bahr Award for Outstanding Contributor.
 
Jackie Sizemore is a writer, educator, and entrepreneur. With no hometown to speak of, she comes from the Rustbelt, the South, and Tokyo. Her work has previously appeared in Citron Review, Eastern Iowa Review, Opossum, Ravishly’s Long Reads, and others. Creative nonfiction is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review and Mikrokosmos. Her novel in progress was a finalist for the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and her flash memoir was longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship. She received her MFA from Boise State University and is currently running her writing coaching practice, Point of View Consulting.
 
Kimberly Ann Southwick is an Aries and the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal Gigantic Sequins. She has two poetry chapbooks, most recently efs & vees, (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015). She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and is a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Poetry at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A poem of hers was a finalist for the 2016 Yemassee Poetry Prize, and you can read her recent work (out or forthcoming) in The Wanderer, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Louisiana Literature, and tenderness, yea, as well as other places. Follow her on twitter @kimannjosouth and visit her at kimberlyannsouthwick.com for more.
 
Artemis Spyridonidis is an attorney living in California. She began quietly writing in journals when she was 8, and continues to write, although not so quietly. This is her first publication.
 
Madeline Wallace is an English major at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. She recently served as an editorial intern for Earlham’s literary magazine, The Crucible. Her poetry has been published in Teen Ink, but since she’s no longer a teen, she’s started submitting her work elsewhere.
 
Emily Paige Wilson is the author of I’ll Build Us a Home (Finishing Line Press, 2018). She has received nominations for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and the Pushcart Prize. Her work can be found in The Adroit Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, PANK, and Thrush, among others. She lives in Wilmington, NC, where she received her MFA from UNCW. Visit her website at https://www.emilypaigewilson.com/.