Joshua Aiken: “I am poet, playwright, and activist from St. Louis, Missouri. I am an alumnus of WU-SLam, Washington University in St. Louis’ performance poetry team. My work has aappeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Cactus Heart, Spires, Winter Tangerine Review, and HEArt Online. I am currently studying for my Masters in History and acclimating to torrential rain at the University of Oxford.”
Cornelia Barber is a poet and performance artist living in Crown Heights, NY. She has performed at Bureau of General Services Queer Division, Mellow Pages Library, The Cake Shop, and several private events in Hudson, Bushwick and Manhattan, NY. She writes at the intersection of Feminine Mysticism and experimental poetics. She is published in the Luma Foundation’s 89+ project, LemonHound, and Prelude Magazine.
Tom Beckett: “For the last three years Tom Beckett has been working on a novel called Appearances. He lives in Kent, Ohio.” [Editor’s note: Beckett’s book, Dipstick (Diptych) was published in April by Marsh Hawk Press and was the winner of the 2013 Marsh Hawk Press poetry prize].
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014 and was called a “strong and satisfying effort” by Publishers Weekly.
Jack Crimmins is author of two books of poetry, Kit Fox Blues, published by Diane di Prima’s Eidolon Editions press, with an introduction by di Prima, and The Rust Life, a book-length poem, from Earthworm Press & Projects. A number of chapbooks published, including a book of color collage poems, Time Has Razors, also from Earthworm. Work as a licensed psychotherapist with adolescents on probation in Sonoma County, California.
William Doreski lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and teaches at Keene State College. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowell’s Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.
Dion Farquhar is a poet and fiction writer with recent poems in Columbia Poetry Review, Cricket Online Review, moria, BlazeVOX, Shifter, etc. Her second poetry book Wonderful Terrible came out in 2013 with Main Street Rag Publishing, and her first poetry book Feet First was published by Evening Street Press in 2010.
Howie Good’s poetry collections include The Complete Absence of Twilight from MadHat Press and Fugitive Pieces from Right Hand Pointing Press
Seth Jani originates from rural Maine but currently resides in Seattle, WA. He is the founder of Seven CirclePress (www.sevencirclepress.com) and his own work has been published widely in such journals as Red River Review, The Foundling Review, The Eunoia Review and Hobo Camp Review. More about him and his work can be found at www.sethjani.com.
Dida Kutz is the editorial director of the Point Lobos magazine. That experience has helped her form some clear opinions about pretty vs. interesting.
Since 2011, when she began to pursue photography with intention, she has shown in four juried local exhibitions (including the Center for Photographic Art), and received an honorable mention in the international Julia Margaret Cameron contest in 2013.
Ron Lavalette has been widely published, both in print and online. A reasonable sample of his work can be found at EGGS OVER TOKYO.
Nguyen Louie is a Comic Artist and Illustrator. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son. Aside from being a mom, she loves to spend her days drawing and her nights noshing on novels and movies. For more information, please email her at email@example.com and check out her latest musings at nguyenlouie.blogspot.com.
Bo Luengsuraswat is an interdisciplinary artist whose cultural intervention ranges from experimental filmmaking to writing to culinary business. His written and creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Critical Ethnic Studies Anthology; nineteen sixty nine: an ethnic studies journal; Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader (Second Edition); Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics; Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation; Feminist Wire; Plenitude Magazine; and Dreamers Adrift
Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net, Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013. Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has four e-book titles.
Leny Mendoza Strobel is often perplexed on how to write her bio. Some folks call her professor, author, nonprofit director but she’d rather be known as a grandma, friend, sister, elder, gardener. If you happen to know her, feel free to let her know who you think she is. She is currently a fan of Mooji and Martin Shaw.
ML Oroquieta used to write op-ed pieces for his alma mater’s paper. Each month, Chinatown trims his hair under careful, Guangzhou hands. The day-job and the long commute to work are daily preludes before desk-time, struggling to finish a novel.
Kenneth Pobo has a chapbook forthcoming from Poet’s Haven Press called Highway Rain and a book forthcoming from Blue Light Press called Bend Of Quiet.
Jai Arun Ravine is a writer, dancer and graphic designer. They are the author of แล้ว AND THEN ENTWINE: LESSON PLANS, POEMS, KNOTS; IS THIS JANUARY; THE SPIDERBOI FILES; and the director of the short film TOM/TRANS/THAI, which has screened in Bangkok, Berlin, Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others. They hold an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School. Creative and critical writing appears most recently in Transgender Studies Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal, Eleven Eleven, EOAGH and TENDE RLOIN. A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, they are a former Staff Writer for Lantern Review. For more visit jaiarunravine.com
David Tilley is a writer and visual artist living along the Erie Canal in Upstate N.Y. He is heavily influenced by inner and outer landscapes as well as disjunctive approaches to literary, philosophical, and political thought.
Marianne Villanueva was born and raised in the Philippines, received a creative writing fellowship from Stanford University, and now lives in northern California. She has written three collections of short stories: Ginseng and Other Tales From Manila, Mayor of the Roses, and The Lost Language. Her novella, Jenalyn, was a finalist for the 2014 Saboteur Awards. She teaches creative writing on-line for UCLA Extension’s Writers Program.