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Taryn Andrews, once a resident of New York and California, currently resides in Denver, CO. She is the author of Clouds Can Trees (Minutes Books). Her work has appeared in Maggy, Peaches & Bats and Heavy Feather Review among others. She works full-time as a copywriter writing advertisements for diamonds.

Dan Chelotti is the author of x (Mcsweeney's), and two chapbooks, The Eights (PSA) and Compost (Greying Ghost). His poems have appeared in A Public Space, Boston Review, Fence, Poetry, and many other journals. He lives and loves in Massachusetts.

Monica Fambrough is the author of the poetry collection Softcover (Natural History Press), as well as a contributor to Oversound and the New York Times Magazine. Her poems have been anthologized in the collections Poets on Painters (Wichita State) and Poems About Horses (Everyman). Recently, her poems appeared in the catalog for The Figure 8, an exhibition of three female visual artists at the University of Georgia’s Dodd Galleries. She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and three children.

Kamden Hilliard picked up good vibes from The Ucross Foundation, Callaloo, and The Davidson Institute. Kamden prefers Kam and is an Editor at Jellyfish Magazine. They're the author of two chapbooks: distress tolerance (Magic Helicopter Press, 2016) and perceived distance from impact (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Kam tweeters @KamdenHilliard. Please bother them-- they're already lonely again.

Anchia Alexandria Kinard holds her B.A in English from Union College in Schenectady, NY and she has her MFA in Poetry from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Raised in Charlotte, NC, Anchia now lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She was honored with the 2001 OPUS Literary Award in Charlotte, NC and achieved an Honorable Mention for the 2004 Audre Lorde Poetry Prize in Troy, NY. Her realm of writing has led her to interview such notable figures as Richard Jenkyns, descendant of Jane Austen and professor at Oxford and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Her poetry has been recorded by international poet Anne Waldman and more recently she has been published in the Tygerburning Journal and Poetry Crush. She is looking forward to continuing to develop her writing and distinguish herself as a poet of substance.

Natalie Lyalin is a co-editor at Natural History Press. She is the author of Pink and Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Books 2009) and Blood Makes Me Faint, But I Go For It (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014). She lives in Philadelphia.

Delia Pless' poems have appeared in Forklift, Ohio, LIT, Prelude, Western Beefs of North America, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Broc Rossell is the author of Festival (Cleveland State University, 2015). This poem is part of an unpublished manuscript called Alameda, and more of it is in Canadian Literature and Fairy Tale Review. Other stuff has appeared in Boston Review, Harvard Review, jubilat, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Capilano Review, Volt, and elsewhere. He lives in Vancouver, BC, and teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Cheryl Quimba lives in Buffalo, New York. Her debut poetry collection, Nobody Dancing, was published by Publishing Genius in 2015 (a selection from “Fake Memories” appears in Nobody Dancing). She is alsp the author of the chapbooks Scattered Trees Grow in Some Tundra (Sunnyoutside Press) and, with Joe Hall, May I Softly Walk: The Santa Fe Journals (a digital chapbook from Poetry Crush).

Naima Yael Woods is an educator and writer living in the countryside of southern New Mexico. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a TENT Residency Fellow. New work is published or forthcoming from Glittermob, jubilat, Apogee, Anthropoid, Diagram and elsewhere.

Lesley Yalen’s writing has appeared in jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, Everyday Genius, Better, and elsewhere. She is the author of two chapbooks, This Elizabeth and The Beginning In. Her full-length poetry collection The Hearts of Vikings was published by Natural History Press in 2015. She lives in Western Massachusetts and works at the Yiddish Book Center.