RAZIELLE AIGEN is a Montreal-born, Canadian American writer and artist. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Entropy, Deluge, Contemporary Verse 2, Bad Dog Review, Dovecote Magazine, Half a Grapefruit, Moonchild Magazine, Sewer Lid, Fresh Voices, Five:2:One, California Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Light Waves The Leaves is forthcoming from above/ground press. Razielle holds a B.A. in History and Contemporary Studies from Dalhousie/King’s University, and is an alumna of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. More of Razielle’s work can be found at razielleaigen.com and through Twitter @ohthepoetry .
DANIEL BOURNE's books of poetry include The Household Gods and Where No One Spoke the Language. His poems have appeared in Field, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Guernica, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, Plume, and others. He teaches in English and Environmental Studies at The College of Wooster, where he is the editor of Artful Dodge. Since 1980 he has also lived in Poland, including 1985-87 on a Fulbright for the translation of younger Polish poets and, most recently, in 2018 and 2019. His translations of Polish poets have appeared widely, including in Field, Colorado Review, Partisan Review, and Plume. This Spring, Bourne received an artistic fellowship from the Gdańsk/Pomeranian Province Department of Culture for the translation of a novel by Polish writer Stanisław Esden-Tempski, Między sierpniem a młotem (The Month Between the Hammer and the Sickle).
EMILY BRANDT is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Falsehood, as well as three chapbooks: Sleeptalk Or Not At All, ManWorld, and Behind Teeth. Her poems have appeared in many journals including LitHub, The Recluse, and Washington Square Review, and the anthologies Inheriting the War and Brooklyn Poets Anthology. She’s been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and was a 2016 Emerging Poets Fellow at Poets House. She earned her BA in Psychology, English, and Women’s Studies from Boston University, her M.Ed from Pace University, and an MFA from New York University, where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear, curator of the LINEAGE reading series at Wendy’s Subway, and an Instructional Coach at a NYC public school.
SHANE BREWER is a dilettante and imbiber schooled at the University of Self-Help with a focus on toxicology and sprezzatura. He was born in a dingy part of Pennsylvania and relocated to Pittsburgh at the age of 21. A former musician, he now lives alone and works at a hookah lounge and a library for the blind and physically handicapped.
ORIANA C.M is a film student born in Mexico, raised in N.Y.C. She’s currently working on a collection of poems called “Wood makers” that among many other aspects relate words to filmmaking.
PATRICIA CONNOLLY is an associate professor teaching sociology and literature at a community college in Chicago. She loves teaching and is passionate about poetry. She thinks of her work as visual; verbal snapshots of places grounded in the social, the philosophical, and the spiritual. Despite living, working and studying in cities, the quieter, unseen forces inspire her writing. Her work has appeared in Birds Piled Loosely, Yes Poetry, The Rain Party and Disaster, Other Rooms Press and Askew.
JACK DEMCHAK, a 20-year-old Pittsburgh native, attends the University of Chicago, where he studies Comparative Human Development and Creative Writing. When not studying and making bad decisions, he works by day as a barista and by night as a bartender, doing his best to give the right drinks to the right people at the right times. He enjoys sitting outside with his dogs and reading them one-liners he writes in the middle of the night, hoping they'll find them funny, and makes his friends listen to his objectively bleak music taste at inappropriate times. This is his first published piece of writing.
ZACHERY ELBOURNE is a child of New Orleans currently living in Brooklyn. They are a graduate of the UMass Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers, and in the past they were a reader and social media editor for jubilat literary journal, Poetry Editor for Delta journal, Assistant Managing editor of Slope Editions, and a co-founder and co-host of the Dead Bird reading series.
M. FORAJTER is the editor of Tarpaulin Sky Press & Magazine. Her work has been published in several magazines, including The Journal Petra, Court Green, Queen Mob's Tea House, Luna Luna, and Witch Craft Magazine. Her chapbooks, WHITE DEER and Marmalade Girl, are available from dancing girl press. She really likes Nirvana, werewolves, and medieval art.
MICHELLE GIL-MONTERO is a poet and translator of contemporary avant-garde Latin American writing. She is the translator of Poetry After the Invention of America: Don't Light the Flower by Andrés Ajens (Palgrave MacMillan); Mouth of Hell, The Tango Lyrics, and The Annunciation by María Negroni; and This Blue Novel by Mexican poet Valerie Mejer Caso (Quattro Books and Action Books). She is the author of Attached Houses (Brooklyn Arts Press). Her work has been supported by an NEA Literature Fellowship in Literary Translation, a Howard Foundation grant, a PEN/Heim Translation Fellowship, and a Fulbright US Scholars Grant. Her poems and translations have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. She teaches several courses in Creative Writing, directs the Visiting Writers Series, serves as Faculty Advisor to the student literary magazine, and is the Publisher of Eulalia Books.
PATRICIA "TRISH" HARTLAND makes sounds, poems, and translations with tongues that work to lick and lather their borders and margins.
NATE HOIL is a poet from Davenport, Iowa. He will soon begin his MFA canidacy at Miami University.
JULIE HOWD is the author of Talking from the Knees Up (dancing girl press, 2018). She earned an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and the James A. Michener Center. Her work can be found in Sixth Finch, Inter|rupture, Forklift, Ohio, and other journals.
SHANNON HOZINEC lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and can be primarily found on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mourntart/
WOJCIECH KASS was born in 1964 in Gdynia (a large city just north of Gdańsk). He is a poet, essayist and literary critic as well as a central member of the editorial board of the literary publishing house Topos. He is a member of the Stowarzyszenie Pisarzy Polskich and has received such awards as a Gloria Artis Bronze Metal from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as the Kazimierza Iłłakowiczówna First Book Award in 2000. He is also the director of the Museum of Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński located in the middle of the woods in the Mazurian Lake District, a forest lodge, where Gałczyński himself found both personal and lyrical refuge during the height of the Stalinist years in the early 1950s. The poems that appear in Deluge No. 13 are from his collection Wiry i Sny (2008).
GREGORY KIMBRELL is the author of The Primitive Observatory (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, and The Ceremonial Armor of the Impostor, forthcoming from Weasel Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in IDK Magazine, Impossible Archetype, The Operating System, Phantom Drift, Quail Bell Magazine, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and elsewhere. More of his writing, including his sci-fi/horror magnetic poems and erasures, can be found at gregorykimbrell.com
LORI LAMOTHE has published three poetry books and has had poems in Jet Fuel Review, DIAGRAM, BlazeVOX, SHAMPOO, The Journal, The Literary Review, Verse Daily, etc. She is a baker who lives with her daughter and an adopted Siberian husky.
CAT INGRID LEECHES lives and writes in Alabama w/ a cat named Dirtbike. Their work has appeared in Mid-American Review, The Offing, Adroit, and elsewhere
RUBY MARS is an interdisciplinary poet and rave music fan living in Athens, GA.
VALERIE MEJER-CASO was born in Mexico City yet came from a family of european inmigrants, this is relevant in her work about the family saga treated as a series of shipwrecks (This Blue Novel). Mejer Caso has been the recipient of the International Poetry Award “Gerardo Diego” (Spain) and was also the recipient of three grants given by The National Council for Culture and the Arts in Mexico. She’s the author of Cuaderno de Edimburgo and de la ola el atajo (Amargord, Colección Trasatlántica, España); Geografías de Niebla (Tucán de Virginia, 2007, México); Esta Novela Azul (Tucán de Virginia 2005, México); Ante el ojo del cíclope (Tierra Adentro, 2000, México). The collection of poems Rain of the Future was published by Action Books in 2014 and was edited by C.D Wright. Her book This Blue Novel, translated by Michelle Gil- Montero, won in 2017 the Pen/Heim award for best translated poetry book. Mejer Caso has also collaborated with several photographers, among them Barry Shapiro, Russel Monk, and with D.S Borris (and the poet Forrest Gander) they made a book about empty football fields across the most unexpected places in Mexico called Time’s Playing Fields (Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, TX). Mejer Caso has translated in collaboration with other poets complete collections of poetry, among them are Charles Wright, C.D Wright, Ruth Fainligth, Forrest Gander & Pascale Petit. From december 2016 to March 2017 she was part (in collaboration with Shapiro) of the Bienalle of Kochi-Muziris in India, where room by room of the exhibition was ubiquitous to every chapter of the unfolded book named “Untamable Light”. Her poetry has been translated into English, Slovenian, and Corean.
EMILY O’NEILL writes and tends bar in Cambridge, MA. Her debut poetry collection, Pelican (2015), is the inaugural winner of YesYes Books' Pamet River Prize for women and nonbinary writers and the winner of the 2016 Devil's Kitchen Reading Series. Her second collection with YesYes, a falling knife has no handle (2018), was named one of the ten most anticipated poetry titles of fall by Publishers Weekly. She is the author of five chapbooks and her recent work has appeared in Bennington Review, Catapult, Hypertrophic Literary, Little Fiction, Redivider, and Salt Hill, among many others.
MEG PENDOLEY is a writer living in Philadelphia. Meg's work can be found on Tin House's Open Bar and in Apiary Magazine and Bedfellows.
MAXWELL RABB is a poet and cook born in Atlanta, now living in Athens, GA. His poems are forthcoming in Dream Pop Journal, and his essay “On Hannah Weiner” appears in The Operating System's Poetry Month.
ESTELLE REARDON studies Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. In 2017, she self-published a science fiction novel on the Inkitt website entitled Elimination. She is currently working on a realistic fiction novel exploring the intricacies and origins of her generation's mental health trends.
JUSTIN RUNGE is the author of Plainsight (New Michigan Press, 2012) and Hum Decode (Greying Ghost Press, 2014). His criticism has been featured by Black Warrior Review and Pleiades, and his poetry has been published in Cincinnati Review, Poetry Northwest, Sycamore Review, and other journals.
BRETT SALSBURY is a native Kansan who currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas. His creative work has most recently appeared in SUSAN, Gasher, Pretty Owl Poetry, Sprung Formal, and Unincorporated. A graduate of the MFA program at UNLV, he has also served as a writer-in-residence at Sundress Academy for the Arts.
JACOB SCHEPERS is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises (Outriders Poetry Project 2014). His poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Destroyer, Deluge, The Fanzine, Tupelo Quarterly, Entropy, and PANK, among others.
BARRY SHAPIRO grew up among the 1950s' mid-century artistic influences. His photography is best described as humanistic photojournalism. Among his outstanding collections created through teaching photography workshops around the world are works from the locales of Galindo MX, Seychelles/Indian Ocean, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Bhutan. His work is in private collections and museums, and he was part of the 2016 Kochi Biennale exhibition “Untamable Light.” In the Spring 2019 edition of the NYU journal Esferas he and poet Valerie Mejer Caso collaborated on a bi-lingual poem/photo essay about environmental devastation titled “The House that Is, the House that Isn’t.” https://www.barry-shapiro.com/
ADAM TEDESCO’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Laurel Review, Fence, Conduit, jubilat, and elsewhere. He is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Misrule (URSUS AMERICANUS), and the full-length collection Mary Oliver (Lithic Press).
CANDICE WUEHLE is the author of BOUND (Inside the Castle Press, 2018) and Death Industrial Complex (Action Books, 2020) as well as the chapbooks VIBE CHECK (Garden Door Press, 2017), curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER (Grey Books Press, 2015). Her work can be found in Tarpaulin Sky, The Volta, The Colorado Review, SPORK, Black Warrior Review, and BAX 2020. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Candice currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas. Find her at candicewuehle.com