Julia Armstrong graduated from Washington College in 2015 with a BA in English and creative writing. From then until 2020, she worked for her alma mater as the administrative assistant for the Rose O’Neill Literary House. In 2017, she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant in poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council. Her work has appeared in RHINO and Gulf Stream. Julia is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Tech.
Aisha Bhoori is a television writer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of Harvard, she was a three-time recipient of the Edward Eager Memorial Fund Prize for best creative writing, the Harvard Monthly Prize for greatest literary promise, and the David McCord Prize for Unusual Creative Talent in the Arts. Her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Nashville Review, and The Harvard Advocate. Her upcoming television credits include STAIRCASE for HBO Max, among others.
Megan Callahan is a writer, French-to-English translator, book reviewer, and lover of languages. She holds a BA in Linguistics and an MA in Translation Studies from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in magazines like Room, PRISM international, and Montréal Writes and is forthcoming in the anthology Best Canadian Stories 2021. Born and based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, she is at work on her first short story collection.
Chandra Livia Candiani was born in Milan in 1952. Her poetry has won the Montale Prize (2001), Camaiore Prize (2014) and International Regina Coppola Prize (2019). She is author of eight poetry collections, including La nave di nebbi: Ninnenanne per il mondo (The Ship of Fog: Lullabies for the World, Vivarium 2005), La bambina pugile (Boxer-girl, Einaudi 2014) and Vista dalla luna (Viewed From the Moon, Salani 2019). Candiani runs poetry workshops in homeless shelters, AIDS hospices, and elementary schools and curated and edited But Where Are the Words?: Poems by the Children of Milan’s Ethnically Diverse Suburbs (Effigie 2015).
Shelby Clark is a native Mississippian and current poetry candidate within the University of South Florida’s MFA program. Her work largely explores her Cajun roots in conjunction with the Southeast’s physical landscape. Clark is likewise an aspiring sculptor and painter with works on display in Tampa, Florida.
Dorsey Craft is the author of Plunder (Bauhan Publishing 2020), winner of the May Sarton NH Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, Michigan Quarterly Review, Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, Southern Indiana Review and elsewhere. An Assistant Poetry Editor for AGNI, Dorsey lives and writes in Jacksonville, FL.
Roy Duffield is a writer, translator and editor at Anti-Heroin Chic, a journal that celebrates those on the outside. He is a winner of the Robert Allen Micropoem Contest (2021) and was honoured to be chosen to perform his work at the 2019 Beat Literary Festival in Barcelona. He believes in making poetry accessible to everyone and you can read said poetry in the likes of Quadrant, The London Reader, The Dawntreader, Into the Void and The Journal of Wild Culture.
Jack Felice is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Art History. He currently lives in Tallahassee, Fla. His artwork has appeared in The Florida Review, 14 Hills, Drim Space, The New Republic, Tagvverk, Meridian, and The Weird Show.
Abbie Kiefer is a writer from New Hampshire. Her recent work has appeared in Arts & Letters, The Cincinnati Review, The Common, Passages North, Poet Lore, and other places. She is on the staff of The Adroit Journal.
Tyler Kline is a writer and teacher living in Pennsylvania.
Judith Skillman is a resident of Newcastle, Washington and a dual citizen of the US and Canada. Her work has appeared in Cimarron Review, Threepenny Review, Zyzzyva, and other journals. She is the recipient of awards from Academy of American Poets and Artist Trust. Her new collection is A Landscaped Garden for the Addict, Shanti Arts Press, 2021. Visit www.judithskillman.com
Nick Stanovick is a writer and educator living in Brooklyn. He is an alumnus of Temple University and Auburn University, an International Poetry Slam Champion, and the winner of the Robert Hughes Mount Jr. Prize. His poems have appeared in Spillway, Vinyl, The Academy of American Poets, Ghost City Review, and Drunk in a Midnight Choir, among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at Queens College in New York City.
SM Sukardi is a writer and essayist who lives in Brooklyn. SM is a 2021 Periplus Fellow.
Elisabetta Taboga has 10 years’ experience as a professional translator to Italian from French, Spanish and English and is currently an editor of art books. She has a Masters in Compared Literature from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, and a Bachelor’s in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
D.S. Waldman is a Marsh-Rebelo Scholar at San Diego State University. His work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Gettysburg Review, Copper Nickel, 32 Poems, Colorado Review, New Letters, Diode, The Common, and Los Angeles Review. www.dswaldman.com
Jane O. Wayne has published four poetry collections. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Poetry, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, The American Scholar, The Cincinnati Review and Southern Poetry Review.