Contributors

Woogee Bae is an MFA student at the University of Washington Bothell’s Creative Writing and Poetics program. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in P-QUEUEPeach Mag, and elsewhere. She is a Gemini.

John Boucher holds a BA in Film Theory & Production from The Evergreen State College, and an MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics from University of Washington – Bothell. His written work has appeared in Clamor, ExFic, Les Sar’zine, Seattle Gay Scene, and elsewhere, including various live performance venues around Seattle. Other noteworthy efforts include co-creating of The IIWII Project, a five-year, daily, extemporized mash-up of text and image with artist Aaron Morgan; editing the award-winning feature film Heart Breaks Open; and co-founding the Seattle-based writing collective Les Sardines.

A.O. Federspiel is a gender fluid / trans performance artist, poet and critic. They hold a degree in Cultural Studies and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies from University of Wisconsin and are an MA candidate in English and Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo (State University of New York). Their work molds/mutates/transforms/constellates interdisciplinary creative-critical scholarship into freestanding works of performative-poetic critique. Their interests include identity politics and deconstruction, their alternatives and afterlives. They write poetry, criticism, one-act plays, and performance art pieces that center their experience as a queer/trans/disabled writer, thinker, and performer. Their writing has appeared, is forthcoming, or under review in places like BlazeVox, Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, Feminist Formations, Small po[r]tions, (Dis)integration, Peach Mag, and My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry. They are currently based in Buffalo, New York.

Tasha Fouts received her MFA from Bowling Green State University and is All But Dissertation on her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has previously appeared in Bateau, Salt Hill, and Birds Piled Loosely. Though she now lives and works in Chicago, she will forever call Alaska home.

Tirzah Goldenberg is the author of Aleph (Verge Books, 2017). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in AurochsDispatches from the Poetry WarsWest BranchLVNG, and Flag + Void. She is an editorial assistant for the Transcending Trauma Project. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Satoshi Iwai was born and lives in Kanagawa, Japan. He writes poems in English and in Japanese. His English work has appeared in Heavy Feather Review, RHINO, Small Po[r]tions, Your Impossible Voice, Poetry Is Dead, and elsewhere.

Ivy Johnson is a poet and performance artist in Oakland, CA. Her book, As They Fallis a collection of 110 notecards for aleatoric ritual and was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is co-founder of The Third Thing, an ecstatic feminist performance art duo. They have a self-titled chapbook out with Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs, available on the website. Her book Born Again is forthcoming from The Operating System this July.

Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Canyons (w/ James Belflower, Flim Forum, 2016), Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is online at Fence Digital. Recent collaborations w/ Justin Edward Moore are online or forthcoming from Gramma, Word for / Word, and Reality Beach. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he co-curates the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series and teaches at Russell Sage College. 

Mingpei Li was born in China and lives in New York City. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Black Warrior ReviewMagmaPuerto del SolThird CoastUp the Staircase QuarterlyVinyl, and elsewhere.

Rachel Linn graduated with an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she received the Eugene Van Buren prize for her thesis project.  Her writing and illustrations have appeared or are forthcoming in Storm Cellar, Typehouse, Coachella, Bracken, and elsewhere.  To see examples of her work, including an embroidered letterpress edition of a creative nonfiction piece, please visit https://rslinn.com.

Justin Edward Moore is the founder of HomeSchool for the Improvisational Arts, which established a multi-disciplinary, collaborative teaching environment in Chicago. His artwork (including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics and multimedia) has been shown in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor. His work is in collections worldwide, including London, Berlin and Sydney Australia. He has been a studio assistant to Jeff Koons, as well as other prominent visual artists. He currently lives in Michigan, with his English foxhound Lina, and his Brazilian rain tree bonsai Olson, where he maintains a daily music and poetry practice. He can be found on Instagram @justinedwardmoore

Originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico, William Repass lives in Pittsburgh and works as a projectionist and film librarian. His poetry has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Bennington Review, Denver Quarterly, Cabildo Quarterly, Hobart, and elsewhere.

raphael schnee can be found in high definition in Brooklyn, NY. Their poems have been featured in No, Dear, Tagvverk & Alien Mouth.

Isabel Sobral Campos’s first collection of poetry is forthcoming with Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. She is the author of the chapbooks Material (No, Dear and Small Anchor Press, 2015) and You Will Be Made of Stone (dancing girl press, 2018). Her poetry has appeared in Bone BouquetGauss PDFHorseless Press, the Yalobusha Review, Oxidant/Engine’s BoxSet Series, and elsewhere. Her writing will also appear in BAX2018: Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press) and theBoston Review. She is the co-founder of the Sputnik & Fizzle publishing series.

Dani Spinosa is a recent doctoral graduate with a PhD in English (focusing on Canadian and American experimental poetics) from York University. Dani’s scholarly work has appeared in or is forthcoming from ESC: English Studies in Canada, the Canadian Review of American Studies, MediaCommons, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and Mosaic. Dani also have a book-length scholarly manuscript in peer review at the University of Alberta Press. Dani’s poetry and short fiction have previously appeared in Bywords, In/Words Magazine, The Charlatan, and the Dispatches poetry anthology “Resist Much/Obey Little” and is forthcoming from Canadian Literature.

Justin Thurman teaches writing at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, The Collagist, and The Masters Review, among others.

Author of chapbooks Dead-Eye Spring (Cy Gist Press) and This Paper Lantern (Dancing Girl Press), Cheryl Clark Vermeulen has poems and translations in the Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Jubilat, Third Coast, TWO LINES Online, DIAGRAM, EOAGH, Split Rock Review, among others, as well as the anthology Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico. She is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Poetry Editor for the journal Pangyrus.

Kina Viola is a poet and book designer living in Ithaca, NY. Her work has appeared in “Best of the Net,” Witch Craft Magazine, Jellyfish, The Fanzine, and GlitterMOB, among others. She is the managing editor for chapbooks at Big Lucks Books, and also co-runs the handmade chapbook micro-press Garden-Door Press.

Valerie Wernet writes occasionally. She makes her living as a baker and a maker of ice cream. Her poetry has appeared in Mantis, 1001 Journal and Small Por[t]ions issues 1 and 4. Valerie lives on a remote island in BC with her wife and their two dogs, Grendel and Gorse.

Meagan Wilson is a PhD student in SUNY Buffalo’s poetics program.