Erica Lee Braverman’s (from “Mass Hysteria” 1 and 2) poems have appeared in North American Review, Passages North, Descant, Hayden's Ferry Review, Poetry Northwest, Poet Lore, So to Speak, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the University of Oregon, and lives in Portland.
Lance Carpenter (Approach, Landscape With Empty Spaces) is a Great Lakes substitute teacher and poet. He is a first-generation graduate from Purdue University where he studied English and Environmental Science, and currently serves as social media editor for THRUSH Poetry Journal. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with his partner.
Lisa Schapiro Flynn (The Horse Latitudes) has poems published in journals including The Crab Creek Review, Pretty Owl Poetry, Noble/Gas Quarterly, UCity Review, Menacing Hedge, 13th Moon: a Feminist Literary Magazine, and others. Her poem “My Mother Dreams an Archaeopteryx” received the Honorable Mention in the Crab Creek Review 2018 Poetry Contest, judged by Maggie Smith. Lisa has an MFA from Emerson College. She lives in the far suburbs of New York City with her family.
Alyssa Froehling (The Hermit, Estuary) grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at The Ohio State University and poetry editor of The Journal. Her poems can be found in the Mid-American Review and F(r)iction, where she won the Tethered by Letters 2017 spring poetry contest judged by Maggie Smith. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her dog.
Kim Harvey (Say Our Names, Supplicant) is a San Francisco Bay Area poet, Associate Editor of Palette Poetry, and an alumni of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her work has appeared in Rattle, 3Elements Review, Typishly, Poets Reading the News, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere. She won 2nd Prize in the Comstock Review’s 2017 Muriel Craft Bailey Poetry Contest judged by Ellen Bass and Special Merit in the 2018 Contest. Most recently, she won 3rd Prize in the 2019 Barren Press Poetry Contest. Twitter: @kimharveypoet. Website: www.kimharvey.net.
T.J. McLemore’s (Deer Camp, Zavala County) poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New England Review, Crazyhorse, 32 Poems, Adroit Journal, SLICE, Willow Springs, Michigan Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, and other journals. Individual poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, selected for Best New Poets, and nominated for a Pushcart. He has received awards and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Boston University, Poetry by the Sea, and Crab Orchard Review. Currently he is a doctoral student in English literature and environmental humanities at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Anna B. Sutton’s (What Is Fjord To Harp?) work has appeared in Indiana Review, Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Barrow Street, DIAGRAM, Quarterly West, Superstition Review, Verse Daily (by way of Southeast Review), and other journals. She received her MFA from University of North Carolina Wilmington and a James Merrill fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. She is a co-founder of the Porch Writers' Collective and has worked for numerous literary organizations, including Humanities Tennessee, Lookout Books, Blair Publisher, Gigantic Sequins, One Pause Poetry, Dialogist, Ecotone, and Chautauqua. Learn more at annabsutton.com.
Gabriella R. Tallmadge (Lengua Oscura) is a writer and educator from San Diego, California. Her poetry has received a Transitional Artist Residency Award from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and was chosen by Dorianne Laux for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the Best New Poets anthology. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Georgia Review, Crazyhorse, Mid-American Review, Guernica, The Journal, and others. More of her work can be found online at www.grtallmadge.com.
Marisa Adesman (Overbearing) received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. In 2013, she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in painting and psychology. She attended Yale University’s Summer School of Art in Norfolk, Connecticut in 2012 and Columbia University’s Advanced Painting Intensive in 2013, as well as many other residencies across the country, including Marble House Project, Jentel Foundation Residency, and PLOP residency in London. Adesman has shown her work in galleries and museums across the country, including Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, MA; Asya Geisberg Gallery in NYC; and Morgan Lehman Gallery in NYC. She will be presenting her collaborative film, The Ballad of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, at Elephant West Gallery in London in September 2019. Please see www.marisaadesman.com for a full CV.
A writer and book artist, Kristy Bowen (Cover Art, Untitled) is the author of a number of chapbook, zine, and artist book projects, as well as several full-length hybrid poetry/prose collections, including Salvage (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and Major Characters In Minor Films (Sundress Publications, 2015). She lives in Chicago where she runs dancing girl press & studio.
Janna Ireland (Untitled, 2019, Untitled (2), 2019, Collapse) was born in Philadelphia, but has chosen Los Angeles as her home. She holds an MFA the from UCLA Department of Art and a BFA from the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU. Ireland is the 2013 recipient of the Snider Prize, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago and in group exhibitions across the United States and internationally. She has been published in Aperture, Harper’s, Art Papers, Vice, and The Los Angeles Times. Learn more at www.jannaireland.com and follow her in Instagram @jannaireland.
Sherrie-Leigh Jones (Lost In This Vast Remoteness) is an Artist/Printmaker based in Brighton, UK. She explores imaginary landscapes through a process of collaging her own photographs, paintings, found imagery and printmaking techniques to create limited edition prints and originals. Drawing inspiration from romanticism, the sublime, science fiction and nature, her work transcends past, future and present offering a means of escapism. She is interested in creating a journey through vast, imagined landscapes, exploring the uncanny often found in abandoned buildings and land, endless woodlands and places of natural phenomena and wonder. Recent work has been inspired by traditional Japanese and Chinese landscape paintings and prints. Jones exhibits in the UK and internationally. In 2018, she was invited to be a part of Woolwich Contemporary Editions, who work with the most exciting international contemporary printmakers to produce accessible, limited edition works exclusive to the Woolwich Contemporary brand which are available online and through a series of touring exhibitions. In 2015, Jones was awarded a Print Futures Award, and in 2013, her SS13 collaboration with fashion label To Be Adored (tba) featured on the front cover of Grazia China. Her work is held in Jeremy Cooper's Collection and private collections in the UK. Learn more at www.sherrieleighjones.com and follow her on Instagram @sherrieleighjonesart.
Eric Nyquist (Los Osos, The Abel Room) is an American artist working in Los Angeles. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he began a career as a working artist and illustrator. His body of work includes meticulous drawings, paintings, and collages that merge the organic and the industrial. Learn more at www.ericnyquist.com and follow him on Instagram @Ericbnyquist.
Kate Puxley (Venery) was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has since lived in Toronto, Ottawa, Rome, and Montreal. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2005, she extended her practice beyond the palette and became a certified taxidermist. She specializes in large charcoal drawings, sculpture, and ethical taxidermy (found animals, predominantly roadkill). Puxley has apprenticed with taxidermists in Canada, the UK, Austria, and Italy. She completed her MFA in Sculpture at Concordia in 2017 and is the recipient of the Power Corporation Graduate Fellowship. In 2018 she spent three months in Cholula, Mexico where she set up studio and presented her work in a solo show at Galeria Mercado Negro. She currently lives and works in Montreal. Learn more at katepuxley.com.