Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her poetry and translations are published or forthcoming from Poetry Magazine, The Journal, Cherry Tree, and others. She is the author of the chapbooks On Not Screaming (Horse Less Press) and Symptoms of Teething, winner of the 2016 Vella Chapbook Prize from Paper Nautilus Press. Eloisa is the founder/editor of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. You can find her at www.eloisaamezcua.com.
Chloe N. Clark believes in bats, baked goods, and stage magic. For more of her writing visit her website, Pints and Cupcakes, or follow her on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes
Amy Collini‘s work has appeared in Slice, Southern Indiana Review, Redivider, Baltimore Review, Indiana Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Isthmus and elsewhere. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two sons and is currently at work on a novel and a memoir.
Maryah Converse was a Peace Corps educator in Jordan, 2004-2006, and was studying in Cairo during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. She has written about these experiences and other lessons from the Arab world for NewMatilda.com, StopStreetHarassment.org, Forage Poetry, From Sac and New Madrid Journal. She pays the bills by grant writing in Manhattan, teaches Arabic, and blogs intermittently about the Arab world at desertmirror.blogspot.com.
Alejandro Crotto is the author of Abejas (2009, Editorial Bajo la luna) and Chesterton (2013, Editorial Bajo la luna). He has published poems and other texts in the journals Diario de Poesía, Fénix (both in Argentina), Letras Libres (Mexico), Alba Londres (England), Desenredos (Brazil), and Exit (Canada), among others; his poems have been widely anthologized in Argentina. In 2015 he published a book of translations from the English, entitled Once Personas.
Thalia Cuello is a hermit living in South florida. She leaves her humble abode when a good photo idea strikes her, and when her dogs need to use the bathroom. She collects rocks from all her travels and hoards vintage magazines from the 70s. She studied photography at Miami International University of Art & Design.
Born in Miami, Dana De Greff is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Miami and is the winner of the 2016 Knight Arts Challenge for her project “PageSlayers Summer Camp,” a free creative writing camp for children in Opa-Locka. She’s been accepted or awarded scholarships from the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, TENT, and The Key West Literary Seminar. Her work appears in Philadelphia Stories, Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Boston Review, The Miami Herald, and The New Tropic. In her free time she teaches poetry to 4th graders in Liberty City with O, Miami and plays with her cat, Oscar Wao.
James Dunlap studied English at University of Arkansas and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His poems have appeared in Heron Tree, The Dirty Napkin, Weave, Nashville Review, and StorySouth.
Rowan Jaines is a PhD researcher and writer living in Sheffield, UK. She studied Anthropology at Sussex University in Brighton and writes for their Culture and Capitalism blog.
Joe Jiménez is the author of The Possibilities of Mud (Korima 2014) and Bloodline (Arte Público 2016). Jiménez is the recipient of the 2016 Letras Latinas/ Red Hen Press Poetry Prize. His writing has recently appeared in Entropy, Drunken Boat, Atticus Review, and on the PBS NewsHour and Lambda Literary sites. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is a member of the Macondo Writing Workshops. For more information, visit joejimenez.net.
Aimee LaBrie works as a communications director at Rutgers University. Her short story collection, Wonderful Girl, was chosen as the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction and published by the University of North Texas Press. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and stories have been published in Pleiades, Minnesota Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Permafrost, and other literary journals. In 2012, she won first place in Zoetrope’s All-Story Fiction contest. Her second collection of short stories, Animal Shelters, was a finalist in the BOA Prize in Fiction in 2014. You can read her blog at www.butcallmebetsy.blogspot.com.
Jessi Lewis grew up on a blueberry farm in rural Virginia. She was one of the founding editors of Cheat River Review. Her essays, short stories and poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Pinch, Yemassee, Appalachian Heritage, and Flyway, among others. Jessi’s novel manuscript, She Spoke Wire, was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
Michael Angel Martín was born and raised in Miami, FL. His interests include stringed musical instruments, benedictine contemplation, and mall food. His poems can be found in or are forthcoming in Dappled Things, Anglican Theological Review, The Offbeat, Green Mountains Review, Saint Katherine Review, The Mondegreen, and Jai-Alai Magazine.
Robin Myers is a US-born, Mexico-based poet and translator. Her translations have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Beloit Poetry Journal, Waxwing Literary Journal, and Poetry International Web. Her own poems have appeared in journals like The Offing, the Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and New Millennium Writings (as the winner of their 41st contest). Her bilingual book ELSE / LO DEMÁS was published this year in Spain (Kriller71 Ediciones) and Argentinan (Zindo & Gafuri), as was CONFLATIONS / AMALGAMA (Ediciones Antílope) in Mexico.
Erik Norbie is a writer living in Minneapolis. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO, The Healing Muse, The Examined Life Journal, and elsewhere.
Katherine Riegel is the author of Letters to Colin Firth and two other books of poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Brevity, Mead, The Offing, Orion, and elsewhere. She is co-founder and poetry editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection, and she writes with The Gloria Sirens. She lives in Memphis, TN with her husband, who is not Colin Firth but does have an English accent. Find out more at katherineriegel.com.
Kari Shemwell is a short fiction writer from western Kentucky. She has studied at Murray State University and Sierra Nevada College. Her work has previously been published in the Masters Review Anthology, Stonecoast Review, and online at Berfrois. She now lives in New Orleans and works in the film industry.
Lauren Ward is a third-year fiction student at the University of Montana’s MFA program. Her work has been published in the Nottingham Review. She typically writes realist fiction, and enjoys exploring the strangeness underlying daily life.
Farah Milagros Yamini says ¡Viva la revolución! to everything from poetry and
queerdom to breathing. They are an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at FIU, an
Aqua scholar with the Aqua Foundation for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans Women,
and a sometimes yogi, sometimes dancer, sometimes thespian who is constantly
scheming to queerify the South Florida literary scene.