Notes on Contributors

Brent Ameneyro’s poetry has been published in, Hispanic Culture Review, and elsewhere. He was the recipient of the following awards: 2019 Sarah B. Marsh Rebelo Excellence in Poetry, 2020 San Miguel Poetry Week Fellowship, and the 2021 SRS Research Award for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice.

Ilana Bean is a nonfiction MFA candidate at the University of Iowa, as well as a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, Stanley Fellowship Award, and the Englert Nonfiction Fellowship. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nashville Review, Chicago Review of Books, DIAGRAM, Speculative Nonfiction, and elsewhere.

Kristene Kaye Brown is a mental health social worker. She earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Winner of the Clayton Prize for poetry, her work has been featured on NPR and published most recently in New South, Nimrod, Ploughshares, Salt Hill, and others. She lives and works in Kansas City.

Ian Cappelli (he, him) has written the chapbook ‘Suburban Hermeneutics’ (Cathexis Northwest Press, 2019). His work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Atlanta Review,, SAND, Sugar House Review, SoFloPoJo, and The Los Angeles Review, among others.

Anthony Correale holds an MFA in Fiction from Indiana University and is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He served as Fiction Editor at Cream City Review and Indiana Review. “It Is a Circle, Never Broken” is his first story to appear in print.

c3crew is a school teacher, finder and mender. c3’s poetry has appeared in Spillway, Bodega, and The Sugarhouse, Cincinnati & Gettysburg Reviews. He’s often scheming a return to his Renton, WA coffee shop, in the shadow of the dragon.

Laura Donnelly is the author of two collections of poetry, Midwest Gothic (Ashland Poetry Press 2020), and Watershed (Cider Press Review 2014), and her new work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, SWWIM, EcoTheo Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. Originally from Michigan, she lives in Upstate New York and is Director of Creative Writing at SUNY OSwego.

Jordan Escobar is a writer in Jamaica Plain, MA. His work can be found in Zone 3, Willow Springs, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and been the recipient of a fellowship with the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. He currently divides his time teaching at Emerson College and Babson College and working as a professional beekeeper.

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of Look Alive—a finalist for numerous prizes, including The National Poetry Series, and winner of the 2019 Cowles Poetry Book Prize from Southeast Missouri State University Press—along with seven chapbooks, most recently The Undead, winner of Sixth Finch Books’ 2020 Chapbook Contest, and Shadow Box, winner of the 2019 Madhouse Press Editor’s Prize. Her poetry can be found in Five Points, TriQuarterly, Pleiades, and elsewhere. She also serves as editor-in-chief of the Whiting Award–winning LGBTQ+ literary journal Foglifter.

Mary GrandPré is an abstract painter, who lives and works in Sarasota, Florida. She is a former graphic designer, and renowned children’s book illustrator, most recognized for her illustrations for the American-published Harry Potter book series. After working several years in both fields, she found a new freedom and joy in painting abstractly. Today, her paintings continue to tell a story, holding a narrative quality that invites the viewer to explore and discover their own story.

Reuben Gelley Newman is a writer and musician from New York City. His work appears in diode, DIALOGIST, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere. He was a Fall 2020 intern at Copper Canyon Press and works in the library at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

Nora Hikari (she/her) is a transgender poet and artist based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming at Ploughshares, The Shade Journal, Palette Poetry, Gulf Coast, and others. Her chapbook, Girl 2.0, is a Robin Becker Series winner, and is forthcoming at Seven Kitchens Press. She can be found at her website and contacted at

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones, Paper Doll Fetus, and Sightseer. Hoffman is a former Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Director’s Guest at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her poems have appeared in jubilat, Fence, Blackbird, diode, the Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere.

Patrycja Humienik, daughter of Polish immigrants, is a writer based in Seattle, WA. A semi-finalist for the 92Y Discovery Prize, her poetry is featured/forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Southeast Review, Passages North, BOAAT, Columbia Journal, Poetry Northwest, Palette Poetry, and elsewhere. She is working on her first book of poems, Anchor Baby. Find Patrycja on twitter @jej_sen.

Justin Hunt grew up in rural Kansas and lives in Charlotte, NC. His work has won several awards and appears in a wide range of literary journals and anthologies in the U.S., Ireland and the U.K., including, among others, Five Points, Michigan Quarterly Review, New Ohio Review, The Florida Review, Arts & Letters, Bellingham Review, Crab Creek Review, Cider Press Review, New York Quarterly, Southword, The Strokestown Poetry Anthology, Live Canon and The Bridport Prize Anthology. He is currently working on a debut poetry collection.

Myra Kamal is a Pakistani-American writer born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She serves as the 2021 Phoenix Youth Poet Laureate. Myra is a three-time Scholastic Art and Writing National Medalist, a Regional American Voices Nominee in poetry, and was published in The Best Teen Writing of 2018. She is also cofounder of the borderline, an online youth literary magazine.

Jessica Kim is a disabled poet from California. A YoungArts Finalist in Writing (Poetry), Commended Foyle Young Poet, and the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, her poems can be found in Frontier Poetry, Wildness Journal, and Waxwing Magazine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Lumiere Review and Polyphony Lit. Find her at, @jessiicable on Twitter, or stealing cookies from the cookie jar.

Marisa Lainson is a queer poet and educator based in Southern California. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches writing and serves as the Poetry Editor of FAULTLINE Journal of Arts and Letters. Her poems have recently appeared in Frontier Poetry and Foothill Poetry Journal, where she was a finalist for the 2021 Foothill Editor’s Prize.

Logan Lane is a writer from Ohio with an MFA from the University of Michigan. His fiction is forthcoming in The Common.

Jen Levitt is the author of *The Off-Season*. Her second collection is forthcoming with Four Way Books in 2023.

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a husband, father of four, poet, musician, and cyclist, who writes from Boston, Massachusetts. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the journals Baltimore Review, Stillwater Review, Greensboro Review, Passengers Journal, High Shelf Press, Dillydoun Review, and others. You can learn more about him at

Natalie Martell lives in Minneapolis and works as a personal care assistant. She loves trees, painting, and playing guitar. She’s bi and has a cat named Willow. Her work has appeared in Salt Hill, SWWIM, Flyway, and elsewhere.

Angelo Mao is a research scientist. He received his PhD in bioengineering from Harvard University. His first book of poems is Abattoir (Burnside Review Press, 2021), and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Lana Turner, and elsewhere. He has also written for Opera News and Boston Classical Review.

Peter Money performs with the Vermont based poetry band Los Lorcas. His novel Oh When the Saints, endorsed by Nuala O’Connor, was published by Liberties Press, Ireland. His other books include American Drone: New & Select Poems, Che: A Novella In Three Parts, and translations of Saadi Youssef with Sinan Antoon, Nostalgia, My Enemy. His spoken word album, Blue Square, is available on Apple Music along with Los Lorca’s Last Night In America. In comics, Peter appears as the poet Joey King in Marvel’s Unstable Molecules, The Fantastic Four prequel by James Sturm. RTE aired his radio essay, “Loves: Silence and the music of JS Bach.” Peter directed Harbor Mountain Press for a decade and a half. For more, see, @poetpetermoney (I), @petermoneyhere (T)

Masin Persina’s poems have appeared in Seneca Review, Boulevard, Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch and elsewhere.  He worked at Sony BMG before beginning his career as a high school educator.  He currently teaches writing and rhetoric in the upper school at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, CA.

Ayesha Raees identifies herself as a hybrid creating hybrid poetry through hybrid forms. Raees currently serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor at AAWW’s The Margins and has received fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Brooklyn Poets, and Kundiman. Raees’s first chapbook, “Coining A Wishing Tower” won the Broken River Prize hosted by Platypus Press and judged by Kaveh Akbar, and will be forthcoming in March 2022. From Lahore, Pakistan, she currently lives between Lahore, New York City, and Miami. Her website is:

Jessica Reed’s two chapbooks are World, Composed (Finishing Line Press, finalist for the Etchings Press Whirling Prize) and Still Recognizable Forms (Laurel Review/Green Tower Press—forthcoming in 2022). Her work has appeared in Conjunctions, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, Colorado Review, Scientific American, Denver Quarterly, Bellingham Review, New American Writing, Inverted Syntax, Diagram, Pank, Waxwing, Exposition Review, The Fourth River,and elsewhere.

Suzanne Manizza Roszak‘s creative nonfiction has appeared in Hobart, The Pinch, and South Dakota Review; her poetry has appeared in Colorado Review, Third Coast, and Verse Daily. Suzanne is an assistant professor of English at the University of Groningen and a reader for CutBank.

Brian Russell received his MFA from UC-Irvine and has work published or forthcoming in Columbia Journal, Prairie Schooner, Sycamore Review, and elsewhere.

Sophia Huneycutt holds a degree in English literature from Davidson College and is an alumna of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop summer graduate intensive program. She’s currently an MFA student at The Ohio State University, where she is an associate fiction editor at The Journal. Her fiction has been published in Jabberwock Review and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.