Contributors

Melanie Browne (Issue 1) writes poetry and fiction in Texas. A former art teacher, some of her obsessions include Stanley Kubrick, mid twentieth century presidents, and reading random death certificates on Ancestry.com.

Darren C. Demaree (Issue 2). My poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, North American Review, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. I am the author of fifteen poetry collections, most recently 'Burning It Down' (December 2020, 8th House Publishing). I am the Editor in Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry. I am currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and children.
 

William Doreski (Issue 1) has published three critical studies and several collections of poetry. His work has appeared in many print and online journals. He has taught at Emerson College, Goddard College, Boston University, and Keene State College. His most recent book is Stirring the Soup.  williamdoreski.blogspot.com

Ashley D. Escobar (Issue 2) is the author of the poetry chapbook SOMETIMES (Invisible Hand Press, 2021) and a filmmaker. Her writing has appeared in MAI: Feminism & Visual Culture, Leavings, and BlueHouse Journal, among others. People watching is her favorite hobby, along with taking trains without any particular destination in mind. quinoacowboys.com

Tim Goldstone (Issue 2) roams widely and is now deep in Welsh marshland. Published in numerous venues including The Daily Drunk, Hypnopomp, The Wild Word, Idle Ink, Doghouse, Lamplit Underground, Crannóg, The Speculative Book, Altered States, The Mechanics' Institute Review Anthology. Also forthcoming in The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang, and other journals. Prose sequence read on stage at The Hay Festival. Tweets @muddygold 

John Grey (Issue 2) is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Orbis, Dalhousie Review and Connecticut River Review. Latest book, “Leaves On Pages” is available through Amazon.

David Hay (Issue 2) is an English Teacher in the Northwest of England. He has written poetry and prose since the age of 18 when he discovered Virginia Woolf's The Waves and the poetry of John Keats. These and other artists encouraged him to seek his own poetic voice. He has currently been accepted for publication in Dreich, Abridged, Acumen, The Honest Ulsterman, The Dawntreader, Versification, The Babel Tower Notice Board, The Stone of Madness Press, The Fortnightly Review, Nine Muses Poetry, Green Ink Poetry, Dodging the Rain, The Morning Star as well as The New River Press 2020 Anthology. 

James Kramer (Issue 1) is a writer straddling irrelevancy like a champ. He’s appeared in various magazines and owns a comfortable suit that he likes to wear at @JamesAKramer1.

Layla Lenhardt (Issue 2) is Editor in Chief of 1932 Quarterly. She has been most recently published in Rust + Moth, Glass Mountain, Poetry Quarterly, and Pennsylvania Literary Journal. She is a 4th place finalist in Poetry Super Highway’s 2019 Poetry Contest. www.laylalenhardt.com

Kurt Luchs (kurtluchs.com) (Issue 1) won the 2019 Atlanta Review International Poetry Contest, and has written humor for the New Yorker and the Onion. Sagging Meniscus Press published his humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny), and his forthcoming poetry collection, Falling in the Direction of Up.

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Avery Mathers (Issue 2) keeps bees and monitors moths in the Scottish Highlands, but mostly he writes. His flash fiction and short stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Friday Flash Fiction, 101-Words, 50 Give or Take, Triclops, and others.

Adam Kelly Morton (Issue 2) is a Montreal-based husband and father (four kids, all seven-and-under), who teaches acting and writing for a living. He's had stories published in Canada, the US, and the UK, and has an upcoming piece in A Wild and Precious Life: A Recovery Anthology, to be published in 2021 in London, England. Adam is currently working toward an MA in Creative Writing from Teesside University, UK (distance), and his debut collection of stories, Harmony Street, was released in May, 2020.

Ryan Norman (he/him) (Issue 2) is a queer writer from New York living in the Hudson Valley. Ryan enjoys swimming in mountain lakes and climbing tall things. His micro chapbook I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A BOND GIRL is forthcoming with The Daily Drunk (2021). You can find him on Twitter @RyanMGNorman or ryanmgnorman.com

Basilike Pappa (Issue 1) lives in Greece. Her work has appeared in various online journals, including Rat's Ass Review, Intrinsick, Timeless Tales, Dodging the Rain, Surreal Poetics and Bones Journal for Contemporary Haiku.

Frederick Pollack (Issue 2). Author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS (Story Line Press; the former to be reissued by Red Hen Press), and two collections, A POVERTY OF WORDS (Prolific Press, 2015) and LANDSCAPE WITH MUTANT (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). Many other poems in print and online journals.

Bryan Ray (Issue 1) was born in 1977 to a church organist and a milk truck driver. The first half of his life was spent in aimless thinking, and the last half was spent in aimless writing.

Lars von Ritter (Issue 1) is an author from Schwerin, Germany.

Bojana Stojcic (Issue 1) writes prose and poetry, and has her words published here and there. She thinks we all have our scars, the question being how well we can hide them.

Chachee Valentine (Issue 2) has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Stolen Island Review, Lullwater Review, Fugue, P'an Ku, Words & Images, Alchemy, Prairie Margins, Askew, Bitchin’ Kitsch and Eunoia Review. Chachee was one of seventeen finalists for the Rita Dove Poetry award in Salem, NC, placed second at Emory University’s Lullwater Review Prize for Poetry and was the recipient of the Rosemary Cox Poetry Award at Georgia State University. Chachee currently attends Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM where she will receive a BFA in Creative Writing in Spring ’22.   

Reed Venrick (Issue 1)