Marcia Arrieta is a poet, artist, and teacher. Her recent work appears in Barrow Street, Otoliths, Eratio, BlazeVOX, Osiris,Clockwise Cat, Lines + Stars, Shuf, Of/With, Stoneboat, and Posit. She has two poetry collections—archipelago counterpoint (BlazeVOX) and triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme (Otoliths), and has a chapbook forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. She edits and publishes Indefinite Space, a poetry/art journal, now in its 25th year.
Michael Caylo-Baradi’s work has appeared in The Galway Review, MiPOesias, Eunoia Review, Eastlit, Our Own Voice, Bombus Press, Local Nomad, Otoliths, Prick of the Spindle, Ink Sweat & Tears, and elsewhere.
He is an alumnus of CUNY’s The Writers’ Institute.
Mark Cunningham has a new chapbook, Alphabetical Basho, out on the Beard of Bees site. He has two books out from Otoliths, 80 Beetles and Helicotremors. 71 Leaves, an e-book from BlazeVOX, is free to anyone curious enough to Google it.
Melinda Luisa de Jesús is Chair and Associate Professor of Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts. She writes and teaches about Asian American cultural production, girl culture, monsters, and race/ethnicity in the United States. She is also a poet, and has published five chapbooks with Locofo Chaps/Moria Poetry in 2017: Humpty Drumpfty and Other Poems, Petty Poetry for Scrotus’ Girls, Defying Trumplandia, Adios, Trumplandia!, and James Brown’s Wig and Other Poems. Her poems have appeared in Rat’s Ass Review, Konch Magazine, and Rabbit and Rose. In addition, she edited Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory, the first anthology of Filipina/American feminisms (Routledge 2005). She is a mezzo-soprano, a mom, an Aquarian, and admits an obsession with Hello Kitty. For more info: http://peminist.com
Dah Helmer’s fourth poetry collection is ‘The Translator’ from ‘Transcendent Zero Press’, and his poetry has been published by editors from the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, China, Philippines, Spain, Australia, Africa and India. His poems have recently appeared in Straylight Magazine, Otoliths, The Cape Rock, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review, Indian River Review, The Linnet’s Wings, and Junto Magazine. Dah lives in Berkeley, California where he is working on the manuscript for his fifth poetry book. ‘Harbinger Asylum Magazine’ has nominated Dah’s poem “Some god” for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He is the chief editor of ‘The Lounge’, a poetry critique group.
Artist, poet, and freelance writer, J.I. Kleinberg is co-editor of Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington (Other Mind Press, 2015). Her found poems have appeared recently in Diagram, Rise Up Review, The Tishman Review, Yew Journal, Hedgerow, Otoliths, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, doesn’t own a television and blogs most days at thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com.
Thomas Osatchoff has resided in many places throughout the world where he has had the opportunity to develop his perspective. He has recently appeared in such places as Untitled Stories Mark V, Anti-Heroin Chic, and Dryland.
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.
Tyler Sherwood Pruett is a writer and artist with a special interest in creative nonfiction and indeterminate literary forms. His work has recently appeared in many prestigious journals such as Otoliths, X-Peri, Zombie Logic Review, and Clockwise Cat. He is the author of A Refutation of Exile published by Red Moon Press, a themed collection of threshold art poems. Tyler studied writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Of Indian origin, Sultana Raza has an M.A. in English Literature. Her articles and fiction have appeared in numerous publications in English and French. Sultana Raza’s poems have been published in many journals, including London Grip (UK), Literary Gazette (USA), Caduceus (Ed. Yale University, USA), the Peter Roe Series, (Tolkien Society UK), Muse India, and The New Verse News, Catch and Release (Columbia’s online Journal), and Indiana Voices Journal.
A.S. Reisfield is a botanist making art, music, and perfume in the altiplano of Central Mexico.
Eileen R. Tabios loves books and has released about 50 collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental biographies from publishers in eight countries and cyberspace. Her most recent include THE OPPOSITE OF CLAUSTROPHOBIA (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2017) and AMNESIA: SOMEBODY’S MEMOIR (Black Radish Books, 2016). Forthcoming poetry collections include MANHATTAN: An Archaeology (2017) and HIRAETH: Tercets From the Last Archipelago (2018). Inventor of the poetry form “hay(na)ku,” she has been translated into eight languages. She also has edited, co-edited or conceptualized 12 anthologies of poetry, fiction and essays as well as served as editor or guest editor for various literary journals. More information is available at http://eileenrtabios.com
Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are Ley Lines & bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, & some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York.