Gina Abelkop lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas with a Pisces Pug named after Ava Gardner. She is the founder / editor of Birds of Lace and her first book of wayward poems, Darling Beastlettes, came out last year from Apostrophe Books. Visit her [here]
James Capozzi's book, Country Album, won the New Measure Poetry Prize and is published by Parlor Press. He lives in Richmond, VA.
Jonathan Escoffery is a Miami-based writer of Jamaican heritage. He is currently studying fiction as a MFA candidate in the University of Minnesota's creative writing program. He holds a BA in English from Florida International University. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Interrobang?! Magazine, The Coffin Factory, Silver of Stone Magazine, the Lip Service Stories quarterly series, and elsewhere. His song, "World Tour" is featured in the film, Totally Baked. Jonathan is currently working on a novel.
M. Forajter is a second-year MFA student at Columbia College Chicago, where she also teaches writing. Her work has appeared previously in Black Tongue Review and Columbia Poetry Review.
J. Fossenbell's poems have appeared in Short, Fast, & Deadly, Whole Beast Rag, ILK Journal, Everyday Other Things, and Wazee Independent Journal; essays and translations can be found at delerious hem, Parabasis, Cerise Press, and The Word magazine. Originally from Colorado, J. currently lives in Minneapolis, goes to MFA school at the University of Minnesota and is co-editor-in-chief for dislocate magazine.
Matthew Harrison lives in Massachusetts. His writing recently appeared or will soon in Word Riot, Gargoyle, Atticus Review, Ping-Pong, The Saint Ann's Review, Kitty Snacks, and elsewhere.
Leif Haven is a writer living in Portland, Oregon. Other work can be found [here]
Shannon Hozinec bridges cities with her hair and drinks whiskey by the slop-full. Her work can be found in Pear Noir!, ILK Journal, Specter Magazine, decomP, and other places, if you know where to look.
Alice Ladrick is a human from Ohio who writes poems in Indiana (for now). She has been published in a couple places (like Vector), but mainly feels at home on the couch watching Bravo.
Carrie Lorig is in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota. She co-runs the reading series, Our Flow is Hard. Her collaborative poems with Russ Woods are published or forthcoming in Diagram, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and Snow Monkey.
Tony Mancus is the author of three chapbooks: Bye Land (Greying Ghost Press), Bye Sea (True Light Books), and Diplomancy (Horse Less Press). In 2008, he co-founded Flying Guillotine Press with Sommer Browning and they make books. He works as a quality assurance specialist and a writing instructor and lives in northern Virginia with is wife, Shannon, and their two cats.
Codi Suzanne Oliver is a teenager who has written an e-book of short stories available [here] and plays in a noise band and has a blog. She is inescapably reduced to that which she consumed and produces for consumption.
Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland. He has lived all over the world as a teacher of English as a foreign language. A novella, The House of Zabka, is on its way in the form of a bizarre fairy tale from Poland (Deathless Press, 2013). His latest book of poetry (Mu) so Dream (window) is available from Poor Claudia. Recent writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, NAP, Poor Claudia, Gesture, Metazen, Radioactive Moat, and Housefire Books (among others). He lives in London and blogs (and reblogs) at The House of Zabka.
Russ Woods is in Chicago. He edits Love Symbol Press. His collaborative poems with Carrie Lorig are published or forthcoming in Diagram, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and Snow Monkey.