JAMES ARDIS is the author of Your Arkansas: A Strategy Guide (Gauss PDF, 2016) and a finalist for the Driftless Poetry Prize. His work has most recently appeared in FreezeRay, Devil’s Lake, and Rust+Moth. You can contact him at jamesardiswriting [at] gmail [dot] com.
QUENTON BAKER is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is the fact of blackness in American society. His work has appeared in Jubilat, Vinyl, Apogee, The James Franco Review, and Cura. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of the James W. Ray Venture Project award from Artist Trust. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2016).
AJA BEECH works in computer tech support, is a freelance author, and mother of two living in Philadelphia, PA. Some of the publications where her work can be found are: The 5-2, Al Dia News, Apiary Magazine, Certain Circuits, Huffington Post, Incandescent Mind, WHYY Newsworks and Twelve Winters Press. Articles about her work have appeared at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Generocity, two.one.five Magazine and The Philadelphia City Paper. Her poem, for you women, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. In 2010, she received a Leeway Art and Change Grant to compile an art and poetry chapbook concerned with the death penalty.
AARON BOOTHBY is a poet from California now living in Montréal. Work has been published in Vallum, Axolotl, Whiskey Island, and other journals while a chapbook titled Reperspirations, Exhalations, Wrapt Inflections was published in 2016 with Anstruther Press. Tweets appear @ellipticalnight and a website can be found at secret-interference.info
Dr. micha cárdenas directs the Poetic Operations Collaborative, a design research lab at the University of Washington Bothell applying technological creativity to advance social justice. She is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Interactive Media Design at the University of Washington | Bothell. cárdenas is an artist/theorist who creates mobile media to reduce violence and increase health. cárdenas’ forthcoming book, Shifting Poetics uses practice-based research to understand trans of color movement in digital media, where movement includes migration, performance and mobility. cárdenas has been described as one of “7 bio-artists who are transforming the fabric of life itself” by io9.com.
cárdenas’ co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs were published by Atropos Press. Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies Troubling the Line, The &Now Awards 3, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves and Writing the Walls Down. She has published book chapters in Plants, Androids and Operators – A Post-Media Handbook, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Queer Geographies, The Critical Digital Studies Reader and the Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader. Her articles have been published in CTheory, the Media-N Journal, the Ada Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, and the AI & Society Journal, as well as the magazines No More Potlucks, Mute Magazine and Make/Shift Magazine.
SUE CLANCY is a professional fine artist and illustrator with affection for the visual story. She is represented by 3 different commercial art galleries – one of which is the 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland Oregon which specializes in the book arts. When not cutting and gluing handmade paper to make her artwork she can be found reading a library book alongside a dachshund named Rusty. More of Sue’s work can be seen at http://www.sueclancy.com
E.G. CUNNINGHAM is the author of Apologetics (Finishing Line Press) and Ex Domestica (C&R Press 2017). Her poetry and prose have appeared in The Poetry Review, The Nation, Puerto del Sol, Litro Magazine, Hobart, and other journals. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia in Athens.
LAUREN FLINNER is an artist primarily working in film/video, animation, collage & bookmaking. Her current interests include the multiple meanings of words, attempting to understanding violence, & the care and comfort of tortoiseshell cats. More online at laurenflinner.com & vimeo.com/lflinner.
DENISE JARROTT grew up in Iowa and currently lives in Colorado. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, Poor Claudia, The Volta, LVNG, The Burnside Review, and elsewhere.
S. KAY is the author of RELIANT (tNY.Press, 2015), JOY (Maudlin House, 2016), and LOST IN THE LAND OF BEARS (Reality Hands, 2016). Follow her at @blueberrio.
CAROLINE KESSLER is a poet, editor, and facilitator currently pursuing an MFA at Washington University in St. Louis. Her poetry and prose has been published in The Susquehanna Review, Sundog Lit, Profane, Rivet, Superstition Review, Anderbo, and elsewhere. She is the co-creator of The 18 Somethings Project, a writing adventure, and co-founder of Index/Fist, a creative collective that publishes zines. More at carokess.com
CALI KOPCZICK’s work has appeared in BLIND GLASS, Bear Review, Entropy, and others. She is an editor at Chin Music Press and the writer/production manager for Where the House Was, a documentary about the history and demolition of Richard Hugo House. She and her many socks live in Seattle.
CORBIN LOUIS is a poet and performer from Seattle, Washington. He is a recording artist and MFA student at University of Washington, Bothell. Corbin’s work has previously been featured in Best American Experimental Writing, Clamor Magazine, Atticus Review, The Visible Verse Film Festival and others. The author seeks to extend stage performance through design mediums and visual rhythm. Ink becomes saliva and sweat. Salt water and whispers. The poet lives!
JONAH MIXON-WEBSTER is a poet, sound artist, and educator from Flint, MI. He is a Ph.D. candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University where he is currently writing the dissertation “Stereo(TYPE): A Paracolonial Approach to Racial Performativity in African American Poetry and Critical/Creative Race Pedagogy.” A Callaloo Fellow, his poetry and hybrid writing are featured or forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Kinfolks: A Journal of Black Expression, Spoon River Poetry Review,Blueshift Journal, Assaracus, Callaloo, Voluble, and the anthology Zombie Variations Symposium.
TAYLOR NAPOLSKY’s work has appeared in Really System, Small Po[r]tions, decomP, and others. He lives in Seattle. Visit him on Twitter @taylornapolsky.
SARA PECK lives in Charleston, SC, where she teaches middle & high school English and runs a used bookstore. She is the author a chapbook, Yr Lad, Bob (Persistent Editions 2013) and fifty percent of a collaborative full length book, Here You Are (Horse Less Press 2015) with poet Jared Joseph.
TONY RICKABY’s conceptual works, installations and paintings have been shown throughout Europe and the US. His current practice concerns historical and autobiographical reflections on parts of South London, where he lives. He has written for Anderbo, Aspidistra, Athregeum, Dark Sky, Fox Chase Review, Streetcake, Whistling Fire, Ditch, Word Riot, and produced animations and visual poems for Altered Scale, Counterexample Poetics, Drunken Boat, Locus Novus, Otholiths, Suss and Toad. http://www.tonyrickaby.co.uk
JD SCOTT is the author of two chapbooks: FUNERALS & THRONES (Birds of Lace Press, 2013) and Night Errands (YellowJacket Press, 2012). Recent and forthcoming publications include Best American Experimental Writing, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, The Pinch, The Baltimore Review, Hotel Amerika, Barely South Review, Apogee, and elsewhere. More of JD’s work can be found at jdscott.com.
RYAN KAVEH SHELDON is an Iranian-American writer based in Buffalo, NY. He is a PhD candidate in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. His work appears in matchbook, DIAGRAM, and Jacket2. He is one of the co-founders of the Hostile Books collective.
BARRETT WHITE splits his time between Seattle, the Hudson Valley, and the Florida Gulf Coast. He is an editor for Tagvverk, an online journal, and the author of two chapbooks: TON and PUNCTD. Work has appeared in venues such as Gauss PDF, Ferrofluid, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Packet Biweekly, Deluge, NOÖ, Gobbet, Glass Press, and elsewhere. His website is barrettwhite.info and he tweets @dmvwifi.