Bonnie Emerick has taught at colleges in Savannah, Baltimore, New York City, and Colorado. Her poetry has been published in print anthologies as well as print and online magazines, including How2, So To Speak, Quarter After Eight, Little Red Leaves, and Fogged Clarity, among others.
Franziska Ruprecht is a performance poet who currently lives in Munich, Germany. She holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Wayne State University, Detroit. Franziska teaches at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, and offers workshops and individual lessons in performance poetry. The poet has performed at events such as Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark, as well as at the Munich Literature Festival. Since 2001, she stepped on stage with her poetry in the USA, Germany, and other European countries, often with musical accompaniment. Most recently, she published a few poetry songs on SoundCloud*. Franziska Ruprecht calls her style ‘poetry that glitters’. Her first book Meer-Maid is a collection of poetry in German (Wolfbach Verlag, Switzerland 2015). Since 2002, her poems have appeared in American, British, and German anthologies and magazines. She has received awards such as the Literature Prize ‘22.Haidhauser Werkstattpreis’ in 2015, and scholarships for her studies in Detroit.
A German-born UK national, Rose Mary Boehm, short-story and novel writer, copywriter, photographer and poet, lives and works in Lima, Peru. Two novels and a poetry collection (TANGENTS) have been published in the UK. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in US poetry reviews. Among others: Toe Good Poetry, Burning Word, Muddy River Review, Pale Horse Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Other Rooms, Requiem Magazine, Full of Crow, Poetry Quarterly, Punchnel’s, Avatar, Verse Wisconsin, Naugatuck River Review, Boston Literary, Red River Review, Ann Arbor.
Susan Bruce was an actress in NYC, with an MFA from NYU, for over 20 years. Performing on Broadway in Pulitzer Prize winning Angels In America she was inspired to write poetry by the poetic words of Tony Kushner. She studies at The New School with Kathy Ossip and Patricia Carlin. Her poems have been accepted by Barrow Street, 34th Parallel, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Finery, Written River, LUNA LUNA, Other Rooms and Minerva Rising, where her chapbook was a 2013 finalist.
Billy Cancel's work has recently appeared in Blazevox & Unlikely Stories. His new chapbook is Innocent Teeth (is out on Hidden House Press) plenty at the depot -billycancelpoetry.com
Joseph Cooper is currently writing and teaching in Princeton, WV. He is the author of the full-length books TOUCH ME (BlazeVox 2009)and Autobiography of a Stutterer (BlazeVox 2007), as well as the chapbooks Here Come the Groovies co-authored with Andrew K. Peterson (Livestock Editions 2011), Memory/Incision (Dusie 2007), from Autobiography of a Stutterer (Big Game Books 2007), and Insuring the Wicker Man Shadow Created Delusion co-authored with Jared Hayes (Hot Whiskey 2005). He is the 2009 winner of the Equinox Chapbook Award from Fact-Simile Editions with his chapbook, Point of Intersection. In addition, his work has appeared in numerous journals including most recently The Ash Anthology, BlazeVox11, Counterexample poetics: Assemblage of Experimental Artistry, Bombay Gin, Brown Bagazine, Dear Sir,, Diode Poetry, Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Sex and Murder, and Sous Rature.
Alejandro Juárez Crawford has performed his serial poems at the Blue Note, Galapagos Arts Space, SOBs, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. His most recent series, "Learning Music," appeared in Synesthesia Literary Journal. He relies on poetry to re-inflate the cartoon hero, flattened by a falling piano – and pop him back into his world, or else through to another one. He writes regular opinion pieces for US News & World Report’s Economic Intelligence blog, and is a senior consultant with Acceleration Group. He is professor of entrepreneurship for Bard's MBA in sustainability and teaches at the Zicklin School of Business, the New School, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Gregory Crosby is the author of the chapbook Spooky Action at a Distance (The Operating System, 2014). He teaches creative writing at Lehman College, City University of New York.
Emilie Friedman grew up in Manhattan. She is a poet- chef. Would you like to hire her? www.emiliefriedman.com
Yelizaveta Golub Bored girl sits at home and eats rice crispies hoping the milk hasn't turned stale yet and watches soap operas....
She currently lives in the northeast of England with her two cats, Blake and Boo Radley, and enjoys country walks, village gossip, and learning how to cook new stuff like poached quince and plum chutney. She will always consider herself a New Yorker.
Noah F. Grossman builds furniture in Brooklyn, NY. He's published work in McSweeney’s, InDigest, The Brooklyn Quarterly, and theNewerYork!. You can find more here.
Lianuska Gutierrez studied at Harvard and Fordham, and she is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her critical work explores excess as a channel to ethicality and also focuses on poetics of both corporeality and selfhood founded on the word (the subject of signifiers). Work can be found in Eratio Poetry Journal, Counterexample Poetics, Wicked Alice, Corazon Land Review, Yemassee, Gesture, The Prague Revue, and other journals. She is coeditor of an incipient literary journal called Medusa Talks Back.
j/j hastain lives in Lafayette, Colorado. j/j’s poetry and prose as well as j/j’s essays on gender, shamanism, spirituality, trauma, feminism, sound and queer theory have been published widely.
Andrea Henchey holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University; her work has appeared in ABSENT and GHOTI and is forthcoming in H_NGM_N, PANK, and A RIVER & SOUND REVIEW. Though her travels have brought her to more exotic locales such as Nepal, Kenya, and Chile, she currently lives in Connecticut where she coordinates “Inescapable Rhythms,” a poetry reading series, trains for marathons with her mutt, Bodhisattva, and teaches full-time. Learn more at www.andreahenchey.com
Napoleon Id is the editor and/or author of several obscure online literary projects; his work has appeared in several journals including Landmines, epinaughtical and The Pseudononymous Anonymous Review. Don't google him.
Jim Juletid lives in an outhouse near Ely, MN. His work has appeared on the front, rear, and side walls of the outhouse in a variety of media, including (but not limited to): chalk, sharpie, coal, floor detritus, shagbark hickory sap, and soap-on-a-rope.
Gregory K. Nelson is a journalist, screenwriter, and poet. His poetry has been published at New Millennium Writings and can be read atbrickdumbsublime.blogspot.com and his creative non-fiction can be read at fightingcopsnaked.blogspot.com
Andrew K. Peterson's poetry publications include karaoke lipsync opera (White Sky, 2012), Museum of Thrown Objects (Blaze Vox, 2010), and bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Fact-Simile Press Equinox Chapbook Contest Runner Up, 2011). Recent online work can be found at Elective Affinities, Intercapillary Space, and The Offending Adam. He edits the online lit journal summer stock, and currently lives in Mass.
Nate Pritts is the author of four full-length books of poems, most recently Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX, 2010) & The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books, 2010). He is the founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N & H_NGM_N BKS. Find him online at www.natepritts.com.
Mark Terrill shipped out of San Francisco as a merchant seaman to the Far East and beyond, studied and spent time with Paul Bowles in Tangier, Morocco, and has lived in Germany since 1984, where he’s worked as a shipyard welder, road manager for rock bands, cook and postal worker. His writings and translations have appeared in over 500 literary journals and anthologies worldwide, a dozen chapbooks, several broadsides and three full-length collections, including Kid with Gray Eyes (Cedar Hill Books) and Bread & Fish (The Figures). Currently he lives on the grounds of a former shipyard near Hamburg with his wife and a large brood of cats.