Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the full-length collection THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST. Other work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Boston Review and four chapbooks. The name of Jeff’s dog is Beckett Long Snout. The name of his micro-press is Dikembe Press.
New York based artist and writer, Eric Amling is a master collage-maker. All of his work is constructed in his studio, White Jazz. Subtle and seductive, the work below is generated directly from the source material for his
new work, as a response to certain evocative lines of poetry. His debut book of poetry, From the Author’s Private Collection, will be published in early 2015 by Birds, LLC.
Stephanie Anderson is the author of In the Key of Those Who Can No Longer Organize Their Environments (Horse Less Press) and Variants on Binding (forthcoming, National Poetry Review Press). Her most recent chapbooks are Sentence, Signal, Stain (Greying Ghost) and Charting Practice: A Fictive Essay (Double Cross Press). She currently lives in Chicago and edits the micropress Projective Industries.
Andrea Applebee is a poet based in Durham, NC. Her work has appeared in Absent, Ditch, Hot Metal Bridge and others. She grew up in the Carolinas.
David B. Applegate lives and works in Raleigh, NC. He co-operates the electronic music net-label Immigrant Breast Nest.
Mary-Kim Arnold’s short fiction has appeared at Tin House (online), Wigleaf, Swarm Quarterly, and The Pinch. Her poems have been published in Day One, Year One: Best of 2014, burntdistrict, Two Serious Ladies, Sundog Lit, and elsewhere. She has also written for HTML Giant, The Lit Pub, and The Rumpus, where she is Essays Editor. She is Reviews Editor at Queen Mob’s Tea House. Mary-Kim received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University and is studying poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She plays bass in the band WORKING and lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children.
Dan Brady is is the author of two chapbooks, Cabin Fever / Fossil Record (Flying Guillotine Press, 2014) and Leroy Sequences (Horse Less Press, 2014). Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Artifice, Big Lucks, Everyday Genius, and H_NGM_N. He is the poetry editor of Barrelhouse and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and son.
Erika Jo Brown is from New York. She graduated from Cornell University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Capote Fellow in Poetry. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston and an assistant editor of poetry at Gulf Coast. Her debut poetry collection, I'm Your Huckleberry, was released by Brooklyn Arts Press in December 2014.
Thea Brown’s poems are forthcoming or have most recently appeared in Better, The Volta, Mississippi Review, inter|rupture, Sink Review, and elsewhere, and she has a chapbook called We Are Fantastic from Petri Press. She lives in Baltimore, the Greatest City in America.
Vincent Cellucci wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and edited Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology (Lavender Ink, 2012). Come back river, his first chapbook, a bilingual Bengali-English translation collaboration with the poet and artist Debangana Banerjee is recently available from Finishing Line Press.
_A Ship on the Line, a battleship-collaboration with poet Christopher Shipman was just released by Unlikely Books.
Marisa Crawford is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback, 2010), and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples, 2013). Her writing has recently appeared in Fanzine,
The Hairpin, and Bitch, and is forthcoming in Electric Gurlesque (Saturnalia, 2016) and The &NOW Awards 3: Best Innovative Writing (&NOW, 2015). Marisa is founding editor of the feminist blog WEIRD SISTER, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Brooke Ellsworth is author of the chapbooks, Thrown (The New Megaphone) and Mud (forthcoming from dancing girl press). She currently lives in Queens, NY and teaches at Parsons.
Laurie Filipelli's poems have recently appeared in Salamander, The Pinch and at apt literary magazine where her poem “Texas SB 5” was nominated for the 2014 Best of the Net and Million Writers Award. Her first collection, Elseplace, was published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2013.
Joe Fletcher is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: Already It Is Dusk (Brooklyn Arts Press) and Sleigh Ride (Factory Hollow Press). Other work can be found in Jubilat, Octopus, Slope, Puerto Del Sol, Painted Bride Quarterly, Hoboeye, Hollins Critic, and online at joefletcherpoetry.com. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina, and is the project manager of the William Blake Archive.
Ricky Garni is a graphic designer from North Carolina, whose poetry is widely available in print, the Web, and various anthologies. His poetry titles include The Eternal Journals of Crispy Flotilla, Maybe Wavy and The Sea
of Kicking Legs; Jiggle Fest, a collection of short prose, is slated for release in the Winter of 2014.
Carla Gannis is a transmedia artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Through digital remixing, Gannis expresses in her work the hybrid nature of identity, where virtual and real embodiments of self diverge
and intersect. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her most
recent solo exhibitions include “The Garden of Emoji Delights” at Kasia Kay Gallery, Chicago, Il; “<legend> </legend>” (in collaboration with Justin Petropoulos) at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and “The Multiversal Hippozoonomadon & Prismenagerie” at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, NY, NY. Carla is the recipient of several awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award in New York, NY. She teaches in the Digital Arts Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. The drawings contained in this issue: “Narrativity Fact Sheet Algorithm,” “Narrativity Fact Sheet,” “Flagging Procession Algorithm,” “Flagging Procession,” “Topography from Silence Algorithm,” and “Topography from Silence (The Large Glass),” were originally published in <legend> </legend> (Jaded Ibis Press 2013).
Alina Gregorian's poems have been published in Boston Review, GlitterPony, H_NGM_N, and other journals. She curates a poetry reading series at the Huffington Post, co-curates Triptych Readings, and co-edits the collaboration press Bridge. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Joseph Goosey lives in Southern Pines or Waxhaw, North Carolina. Recent words have shown up in Wag's Revue and a chapbook called STUPID ACHE was published by Greybook Press. He is a dropout of the MFA program at George Mason University.
j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon. j/j hastain is the inventor of The Mystical Sentence Projects and is author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), The Non-Novels (forthcoming, Spuyten Duyvil) and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance of Experimental Realisms. j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky.
Sean Patrick Hill is the author of the chapbook Hibernaculum (Slash Pine Press) and two full-length books of poetry. Poems appear or are forthcoming in Typo, DIAGRAM, Spork, Country Music, The Equalizer, Phantom Limb, and The Pinch. He publishes poetry broadsides as curator of Green Fuse Press in Louisville, Kentucky.
A culture journalist, Brian Howe is the associate editor of INDY Week. His poems, videos and sound art have appeared in many publications, including Coconut, Horse Less, Octopus, Effing Magazine and Cannibal. He is the author of three chapbooks: Guitar Smash (3rdness Press), This is the Motherfucking Remix (with Marcus Slease; Scantily Clad Press) and Foreign Letter (Beard of Bees). He sporadically runs the Wax Wroth Reading Series and is currently finishing a book, seven years in the making, called Wolf Intervals. http://waxwroth.wordpress.com/
Laura Jaramillo is a poet from Queens. She is working on her PhD in film studies at Duke University.
Peter Bogart Johnson is the author of the chapbook Humble under a book of you (Buttlerlamb, 2014). His work has appeared or will be appearing in Sixth Finch, Sink Review, Atlas Review, The Recluse, Lungfull!, and Coldfront, among others. He curates the EARSHOT reading series in Brooklyn, NY, where he lives.
Siel Ju is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Might Club from Horse Less Press and Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit from Dancing Girl Press. Her poems and stories have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, ZYZZYVA, LIT, and other places. More of her work can be found at sielju.com.
Christine Neacole Kanownik is founding editor/curator of The Electric Pumas, a poetry and digital media series. You can find her work in such places as: The Huffington Post, jubilat, EOAGH, H_NGM_N and The Poetry Project Newsletter. Her first book, THE KING OF PAIN, is forthcoming from Monk Books in 2015.
Dylan Krieger is a third-year MFA student in creative writing at LSU, where she has also served as a composition instructor and co-coordinator of the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival. Before her migration southward, she graduated with highest honors from her hometown University of Notre Dame with a BA in English & philosophy. Her current (thesis-related) research obsessions include apocryphal Christology and de Sadean erotic caricatures of violence. Her recent work can be found online in Jacket 2, Foothill, and Crab Fat.
Amy Lawless is the author of two books for poems, most recently My Dead (Octopus Books 2013). Her next book Broadax is also forthcoming from Octopus Books. An audio chapbook from BROADAX is just out from Black Cake Records. Some poems have most recently appeared in The Equalizer, Atlas Review, and Smoking Glue Gun. She was a 2011 NYFA poetry fellow and lives in New York City where she teaches writing. For more info on Amy, check out her blog at amylawless.blogspot.com.
Caryn Lazzuri is Exhibitions Manager at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Her essays and articles have appeared in Culinate and Museum, and her poetry has appeared in various print and online journals. She lives in Baltimore where she splits her time between art and books.
BJ Love lives in Texas where he teaches and produces a podcast called Pretty LIT. Poems of his can be found in H_NGM_N, diode, Sink Review, Pinwheel, Coconut, and Forklift, OH. He also reads books and writes about them for cant and Heavy Feather.
John Lowther’s work appears in the anthologies, The Lattice Inside (UNO Press, 2012) and Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (U of Alabama, 2003). Held to the Letter, co-authored with Dana Lisa Young
is forthcoming from Lavender Ink. John works in video, photography, paint and performance. He’s writing a dissertation to reimagine psychoanalysis as grounded in the lives of intersex and transgender people so as to broaden our appreciation of subjective possibility.
Tony Mancus is the author of a handful of chapbooks - most recently Again(st) Membering (Horse Less Press) and City Country (Seattle Review). In 2008, he co-founded Flying Guillotine Press with Sommer Browning. They make small books. He currently works as a technical writer and lives with his wife Shannon and their two yappy cats in Arlington, VA.
Matt Mauch is the author of two books of poetry, If You’re Lucky Is a Theory of Mine, which was the 2012 open-reading period selection by Trio House Press, and Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press). He is also the author of the poetry chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow (Mondo Bummer). He hosts the annual Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, and the Maeve’s Sessions readings at Maeve's Cafe along NE Mpls's in/famous Poetry Row. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant recipient, Mauch edits the anthology Poetry City, USA, an annual collection of poetry and prose on poetry, and teaches in the AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College. He lives in Minneapolis.
R/B Mertz is a poet living and teaching in Pittsburgh, PA. She has two books of poetry available online, Leaves
Feliz Lucia Molina is the author of Undercastle, a first collection of poetry & prose forthcoming from Magic Helicopter Press in 2013. The Wes Letters is a forthcoming collaborative epistolary novel with Ben Segal and Brett Zehner. Her long generative poem Roulette (in collaboration with Daniel Howe) is anthologized in the ELO, Vol.2. Recent things appears and are forthcoming in continent., Bomblog, Dusie, Gauss PDF, P-Queue, and others. With Ben Segal she runs Museum Of Expensive Things, a publisher of chapbooks. She is a Kundiman Fellow and has been in residence at The MacDowell Colony, Mustarinda House in Finland, Camac Centre d’Arte in France, and this summer at Haisyakkei in Japan.
Pete Moore is the author of Southern Colortype (2013, Three Count Pour) and is a PhD candidate in English at Duke University.
Justin Petropoulos is the author of two collections of poetry, Eminent Domain (Marsh Hawk Press 2011), selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and <legend> </legend> (Jaded Ibis Press 2013), a collaborative work with multimedia artist, Carla Gannis. Justin is a contributing editor for Entropy magazine and an adjunct faculty member at New Jersey City University, where he teaches composition and creative writing. The poems contained in this issue: “Narrativity Fact Sheet,” “Flagging Procession,” and “Topography from Silence” were originally published in <legend> </legend> (Jaded Ibis Press 2013).
Douglas Piccinnini is the author of the forthcoming novella, Story Book (The Cultural Society). His writing has appeared in Antioch Review, Aufgabe, Lana Turner, The Seattle Review, NYT Online, Verse, The Volta, and other publications. His first book of poems, Blood Oboe, will appear in the fall of 2015 with Omnidawn.
Chad Reynolds is the author of three poetry chapbooks. A fourth and fifth, Drummer and Eau-de-Vie, are forthcoming in 2015 from Greying Ghost and Sixth Finch. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cutbank, the minnesota review, Sink Review, Sixth Finch, Ghostwriters of Delphi, and Corduroy Mountain. He lives in Oklahoma City, where he co-runs Short Order Poems.
Michael Robins is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011) and In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015). He teaches literature and creative writing at Columbia College Chicago. For more information, visit www.michaelrobins.org
Adam Soldofsky's work has appeared in Paperbag, Clementine, Bodega, No, Dear, Leveler, Gigantic Sequins, Phenome and on the Tin House Blog. He lives in Campbell, California.
Janaka Stucky is the Publisher of Black Ocean as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome. He is the author of Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You. His latest collection, The Truth Is We Are Perfect, is forthcoming from Third Man Books in April of 2015.
MK Sukach is the author of two chapbooks, Something Impossible Happens (Big Wonderful Press) and Impression of a Life (Corrupt Press). His fiction and poetry appears in a number of journals to include JMWW, The Poetry Storehouse, Connotation Press, Spoon River Poetry Review, Construction Magazine, Yemassee, and others. Closer look: www.mksukach.com.
Ken Taylor is co-founder and contributing editor of Lute & Drum. Author of the chapbooks, first the trees, now this (Three Count Pour, 2013) and dog with elizabethan collar (selva oscura press, 2015) his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Hambone, VOLT, The Offending Adam, Blackbird, 3:AM Magazine, Posit and others.
Ken L. Walker carries a Kentucky driver's license even though he has lived in Brooklyn for the past 7 years. Previous work can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, likewise folio, The Seattle Review, Atlas Review, and Lumberyard, among others. These poems are from the chapbook, Twenty Glasses of Water (Diez Press), and are semi-translations from the I Ching. New poems will be appearing in Boston Review, and The New Orleans Review as well as in the anthology Devouring The Green (Jaded Ibis Productions), in the coming year.
Andrew James Weatherhead holds a degree in Neuroscience from NYU, an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and is an Eagle Scout. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming from MuuMuu House, Vice, and Painted Bride Quarterly.
Colleen Shu-ching Wu received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She writes in both Chinese and English. She is a prize-winning poet and has published a Chinese poetry collection, Today Sits
in Dust, in Taiwan in 2003.