Sean Cho A. is the author of “American Home” (Autumn House 2021) winner of the Autumn House Publishing chapbook contest. His work can be future found or ignored in Pleiades, The Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California Irvine and the Associate Editor of THRUSH Poetry Journal. Find him @phlat_soda
Megan J. Arlett was born in the UK, grew up in Spain, and now lives in Texas where she is pursuing her PhD. The recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2019, Best New British and Irish Poets, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Third Coast, and elsewhere.
Ellie Black is a cartoonist who grew up in Maine and now lives in Brooklyn. They went to Wesleyan University, where they co-created and illustrated the card game Someone Has Died. Their work has appeared in print and online at The New Yorker, Airmail, Hobart, and others. You can find more of their cartoons and comics on Instagram and Twitter @efblack36
Corey Elizabeth Campbell‘s fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Story, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, and the anthology Buffalo Cactus and Other New Stories from the Southwest. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, she has received support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Community of Writers, the University of Houston, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A contributing editor at Waxwing, she works for the University of Iowa and volunteers on a community crisis helpline.
James Ciano holds an MFA from New York University, and has received support from the Vermont Studio Center and The Community of Writers. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, his poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, jubilat, The Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Quarterly West. Originally from New York, he lives in Los Angeles, California where he is currently a Provost Fellow at the University of Southern California, pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing.
Kevin Costello is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Find him on Instagram @kvnessnce.
Chelsea Dingman‘s first book, Thaw, was chosen by Allison Joseph to win the National Poetry Series (University of Georgia Press, 2017). Her second poetry collection, Through a Small Ghost, won The Georgia Poetry Prize (University of Georgia Press, 2020). She is also the author of the chapbook, What Bodies Have I Moved (Madhouse Press, 2018). Visit her website: chelseadingman.com.
Nikki Ervice is a writer and professional dancer from Homer, Alaska. Her work has appeared in Salon, PANK Magazine, New Limestone Review and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jalen Eutsey is a poet, librarian, and freelance sportswriter from Miami, Florida. He earned a BA from the University of Miami and an MFA in Poetry from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches creative writing to teens and young adults as part of the Writers in Baltimore Schools and Baltimore Youth Film Arts programs. His work has been published in storySouth, Harpur Palate, Into the Void, Cellpoems, and others.
Alfonso Gatto (1909-1976) was one of Italy’s most important modern poets, especially as a voice for the resistance to Mussolini during WW II. But for the poet, who was imprisoned for anti-fascist activities, resistance was a way of being rather than a response to political circumstances. He wrote: “To resist means to oppose a force that works against us, threatens to overpower us and that invites us to retreat.” Gatto was one of a second generation of Hermetic poets, following in the tradition of Eugenio Montale, who was one of his greatest supporters. Gatto was also a painter and his art influenced his rich verbal portraits of the land he called “la terra dipinta.”
Siew David Hii lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His poetry appears or is forthcoming at Sugar House Review, PRISM, and The Nashville Review.
Yuxi Lin is a Chinese American writer. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Southern Review, Four Way Review, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from New York University.
Sijia Ma (b.2001 in Shenyang China) is currently pursuing a B.A. in Studio Arts and Quantitative Economics at Smith College, MA. She also studied Graphic Design at Yale University and is now studying Photography at Amherst College. Sijia works in the medium of photography, performance, and graphic design. Her works have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, and Loosen Art Gallery in Rome. She is also the Co-founder of One Centimeter Gallery. Find her online at msijiama.com.
Mike McGowan is an oil painter out of Ventura County, California. He studied fine art at CSUN where he received an MA in 2009. Mike’s work has appeared in or on Hobart: Another Literary Journal, UCLA’s The Beat, an assortment of now defunct lit zines, and various peoples’ walls.
Among modern Italian poets, Lisa Mullenneaux has translated Anna Maria Carpi, Amelia Rosselli, Patrizia Cavalli, and Maria Attanasio. She is the author of Naples’ Little Women: The Fiction of Elena Ferrante, lives in Manhattan, and teaches writing for the University of Maryland GC. More at http://umuc.academia.edu/LisaMullenneaux
Carolyn Orosz lives and writes in Northern California. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Sixth Finch, Poetry Northwest, New South, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She is a poetry reader for the Adroit Journal.
Esteban Rodriguez is the author of the poetry collections Dusk & Dust, Crash Course, In Bloom, (Dis)placement, and The Valley. His poetry has appeared in Boulevard, Shenandoah, The Rumpus, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He is the Interviews Editor for the EcoTheo Review, an Assistant Poetry Editor for AGNI, and a regular reviews contributor for [PANK] and Heavy Feather Review. He lives in Austin, Texas
MK Sturdevant‘s writing appears or is forthcoming in several places, including Orion, Newfound, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, Tiny Molecules, The Great Lakes Review, The Westchester Review and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the 2019 Montana Prize in Fiction, a 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee, and she lives in the Midwest. In 2021, she will be Writer in Residence at Elsewhere Studios.
Kelsey Carmody Wort is an MFA candidate in poetry at Purdue University. She writes frequently about her home state of Wisconsin, queerness, pop culture, and the occasional accidental sonnet. She lives and writes in Lafayette, Indiana.
Maria Zoccola is a queer Southern writer with deep roots in the Mississippi Delta. She has writing degrees from Emory University and Falmouth University. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, 32 Poems, The Massachusetts Review, Colorado Review, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere.