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 How2So To SpeakQuarter After EightLittle Red Leaves, and Fogged Clarity, among others.

Craig Kite is a New York City poet and visual artist recently published by Three Rooms Press, NYSIA Press, Gamabzine and Great Weather For MEDIA. He is co-founder/editor of Mad Gleam Press and co-editor/contributor for He had a background in journalism and ha lived in written from locations such as Iraq and Mexico publishing human rights reports and articles in Signs of the Times (Christian Peacemaker Teams). He is also a vocalist in the band Heads on sticks. 

Peter Longofono's poems have appeared in H_NGM_N, fieldsLuna Luna MagazinePublic Pool, and Tenderloin, among others. He serves as the Reviews Editor at Coldfront and makes music with TH!CK. His chapbook, CHORDS, was published in March 2016 by the Operating System. He lives in Brooklyn.

Matt Mitchell is a math teacher, essayist, and poet living near the American River in Sacramento with his family and an undetermined number of Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetles. Before living near the river he spent eight years on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. His poem Noah Island is coming out in the fall 2016 Poetry Now, a publication of the Sacramento Poetry Center. He also blogs at

Christopher Mulrooney was born in Athens, Georgia June 9, 1956 and died July 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, where he spent over thirty years writing poetry, film reviews and translations. He is the author of toy balloons (Another New Calligraphy), Rimbaud (Finishing Line Press), alarm (Shirt Pocket Press) and reservation (Hesterglock Press). His work has appeared in many magazines, most recently Agave Magazine, Seltzer, Poetry Ireland Review, riverbabble, Clementine Poetry Journal, and Blue Lotus Review. A limited edition printed by Classic Letterpress,moonflowers, is forthcoming.                

Richard Pearse has had poems and stories in over 40 magazines, and his four books of poems went into Private Drives: Selected Poems (Rattapallax Press). His collection of microfictions on the disaster of desire, Penalty Love, is due out next year. He's at

Matt Reeck has published 5 chapbooks and 2 translations, Bombay Stories (Vintage) and Mirages of the Mind (New Directions). His translation from the French of Abdelkébir Khatibi, Class Warrior--Taoist Style, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. He is the co-editor at Staging Ground:

Lauren Rudewicz is a poet, student, and coffee shop enthusiast (largely for the great poetry-writing atmosphere coffee shops often provide, as painfully cliché as it sounds). She is a current undergraduate at the University of California, Davis, pursuing a B.A. in English and a minor in Ancient Greek. She interns at the local Poetry Night Reading Series, where a wonderful community of creative writers graciously support her regular appearances on the list of open mic-ers. She lives in Davis, CA, but relishes opportunities to visit her family and hometown in southern California.

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.

Jared Schickling is the author of several BlazeVOX [books], including the trilogy in many parts Two Books on the Gas: Above the Shale and Achieved by Kissing + ATBOALGFPOPASASBIFL: Irritations, Excrement and Wipes + The Pink (2015-13), Province of Numb Errs (2016), and The Paranoid Reader: Essays, 2006-2012 (Furniture Press, 2014).  He co-edits Delete Press and lives in Western New York.  

F. Keith Wahle was most recently published in the anthology, Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century (Dartmouth, 2014), edited by Carolyn Beard Whitelaw & Marilyn Krysl.

Yi Wu is a New York-based poet. His work has appeared in New Verse NewsUppagusSlink Chunk Press and Clockwise Cat. A collection of his poems, A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

Past Contributors:

Nora Almeida lives in Brooklyn where she works as a librarian and edits the magazine, Staging Ground. Her chapbook, Houses (Dancing Girl Press), was published in 2011. Her writing has appeared in Diagram, Shampoo, No Dear, Caketrain, and other journals. 

David B. Applegate gets shapes. Recently, he released a porch techno album under the name Blind Moany Wat titled "No outside force can harm the coyote" on extraordinary net-label Immigrant Breast Nest. You can download it for free here:

L.S. Asekoff is the author of Dreams of a Work (Orchises, 1994), North Star (Orchises, 1997) His latest book, The Gate of Horn, will be published by Northwestern in 2010.

Joshua Baldwin lives in Brooklyn. He reviews fiction and poetry for Publishers Weekly and Chicago Review. He also contributes to the online publication digital emunction. To read his review of Kevin Connolly's Drift, click here. To read his review of Andrzej Stasiuk's Nine, buy this issue of Chicago Review (to read the first few paragraphs, click here).

Tamiko Beyer divides her time between Brooklyn and St. Louis, where she is pursuing an M.F.A. at Washington University. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in diode, The Sonora Review, Little Red Leaves and others. She is a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellow, a recent recipient of a grant from the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, and leads creative writing workshops for homeless LGBT youth, children from low-income families, and other communities. You can see a picture of her cat on her website,

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.

Michelle Brulé holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. Her poems have been accepted for publication byXavier Review, Talking River, and Brooklyn Stories. She is the recipient of the Louis Goodman Creative Writing Scholarship, and has also performed with the children’s Spoken Word group, Slam Chops.rpts

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

 Patricia Connolly is currently a second-year MFA student in creative writing at the University of Notre Dame.  She teaches Sociology for the City Colleges of Chicago and has a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Loyola University. Despite living, working, and studying in cities, much of her poetry is inspired by the natural world.  Her poems paint verbal snapshots of places that are grounded in the interiority of the social, the philosophical, and the spiritual.  She has recently finished a collection of poems that are excerpts from a recluse’s journal and her has been published in The Bend.

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. 

Daveo M. Crish, 72 inches high, a decent guy, Ohio born, Queens bearing blank as he can. Thanking you for the present attention.

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. 

Mariya Deykute was originally made in Russia, aged for eleven years in select small towns and then imported for further refinement into Brooklyn, New York. Failing to meet any expectations of refinement, she now attends UMass Boston, climbs trees, writes horror, teaches literature and theater, dances in the Commons, sails on tallships and plans to change the world one poem at a time. She has no plans to grow up. 

Liz Dosta will begin her MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence this fall, and currently interns for The New Yorker Magazine. You can find her blog here: She lives in Brooklyn.

Stephen Emerson lives in the North of England and his work has appeared in Jacket, Great Works, Cake, Poetry Salzburg Review, nthposition, FREAKLUNG, SPINE, and The Red Ceilings.
          He is the author of 'X' The Arthur Shilling Press 2009, 'Attack of the Gas Powered Angles' KnivesForksandSpoons 2010, 'Poems found at the scene of a murder' ZimZalla (July 2010)
'No Ideas But in Things' By Stephen Emmerson & Chris Stephenson due out later this year.

Sarah Feeley is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Originally from Rhode Island, she also holds a BFA in Theatre (Acting) and a BA in French from the University of Rhode Island. After completing her undergraduate studies, Sarah moved to Paris, France. As a freelance media relations consultant, Sarah's clients include AAB Productions, The Foundation for AIDS Research, The Catalog for Giving of New York City, and The Reciprocity Foundation. Sarah volunteers at Starting Artists, an after-school arts program in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and recently built her first three-string cigar box guitar. Her poems can be seen in/at/on Other Rooms Press, The Brooklyn Review, Nasty Safari, and Pax, a publication of NYC’s The Poetry Brothel.

Emilie Friedman 
grew up in Manhattan. She is a poet- chef. Would you like to hire her?

Ed Go's work has appeared in The Dimebag of Poetry, The Canary, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review and Boston Poet Journal: Bad Ass edition, among others. You can read his confessional poem at Underground Voices and his manifesto on Other Rooms.

Yelizaveta Golub Bored girl sits at home and eats rice crispies hoping the milk hasn't turned stale yet and watches soap operas.... 

Stella Goodall is an occasional poet, full-time lover of poetry, and hater of writing bios.   She earned a bachelor of arts in English literature and philosophy from UMASS-Boston, by the skin of her teeth, and has spent most of her commitment-phobic life working as a freelance set decorator, floral designer, and sometime office temp with a focus on generally enjoying the chaos of life.
      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.

melissa christine goodrum moved to NYC to gain an M.F.A. in poetry from Brooklyn College. Her work can be found in The New York Quarterly, The Torch, The Tiny, Rhapsoidia, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Transmission, Bowery Women: Poems, and A Harpy Flies Down by Other Rooms Press. This poet is an active member of the poetry community everywhere she goes. Some of her wacky endeavors include: co-president of the Cambridge Poetry Awards, administrative director of Bowery Arts & Sciences, and the recipient of a Zora Neale Hurston Award from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. She wears many, many masks—poet, translator, scholar, editor, photographer, and writing teacher in the New York City Public School system.

Whit Griffin is the author of Pentateuch: The First Five Books (Skysill Press, 2010). Recent poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Cannibal, The Equalizer, Poetry Salzburg Review and Forklift, Ohio. He currently resides in western Tennessee.

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

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.

Britni Jackson lives, writes, and teaches in Los Angeles , California . She is the proud mama of the most beautiful brown boy in the world. Britni received her MFA from Brooklyn College and has been published by Other Rooms Press and Lorraine & James. She is presently at work on her first collection of poetry.

Luke Janka is a career educator in the New York City Public School system beginning in 2000. He has taught English in progressive and alternative high schools, provided instructional and leadership coaching, and became an assistant principal in August 2011. Luke lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their cat Tulu.

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.

Michael Karl (Ritchie) is a Professor of English at Arkansas Tech University, where he serves as advisor to the undergraduate literary magazine, Nebo. He has had work published in various small press magazines, including the Web Arkansas Literary Forum.
Michael Keenan’s first book of poems, "Translations On Waking In An Italian Cemetery," was released by A-Minor Press in 2014. His poems have appeared in Verse Daily, the PEN Poetry Series, the IHOP Poetry Series, Fence, Alice Blue Review, and Posit, among others. Michael is often seen driving from one all-night Bar BQ joint to another with poet Carlos Lara.

AP Lewis's most recent work, Anita's Dream appears in the Reclaiming Our Voices anthology, now available on Etsy; from the forthcoming No Variation on the Old Theme.

Susan Lewis lives in New York City and edits Posit ( She is the author of eight books and chapbooks, most recently This Visit (BlazeVOX [books], 2015), How to be Another (Červená Barva Press, 2014), and State of the Union (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014). Her work has recently appeared in The Awl, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Connotation Press, Gargoyle, Luna Luna, Ping Pong, Prelude, Propeller, and Yew. More at

Travis Macdonald was recently named a 2014 Pew Fellow in the Arts. He is the author of two full-length books – The O Mission Repo [vol.1] (Fact-Simile) and N7ostradamus (BlazeVox) – as well as several chapbooks, including: Bookquet (Shirt Pocket), Title Bout (Shadow Mountain), Basho’s Phonebook (E-ratio), BAR/koans (Erg Arts), Sight & Sigh (Beard of Bees), Time (Stoked Press) and Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). In his spare time, he co-edits Fact-Simile Editions ( with his wife JenMarie. 

Jacob Jacques Martin lives in northwest Arkansas for some reason. Perhaps it is the humidity. He studied English and Journalism at Arkansas Tech University. He does his best to hate the things he writes, so he revises then abandons; reads then gets scared of writing. He is not as strange as he wanted to be, and he's never forgiven himself for that.

RC Miller lives in Metuchen, NJ. He is the author of Mask With Sausage (gobbet press), Pussy Guerilla Face Banana Fuck Nut (Les Éditions du Zaporogue), & A Large Retailer (Ronin Press). Miller maintains an art blog via

Dolan Morgan was born on a mountain top in Tennessee (incidentally, the greenest state in the land of the free). Among other things, he was raised in the woods, so he knows every tree. Notably, he killed him a bear when he was only three.

Curtis Nash: I was born in 1964 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Growing up in the Midwest has kept me grounded, though I have always been interested in anything and everything to do with anywhere else.
I am a U.S. Air Force veteran, stationed in Germany for the entire enlistment, traveled a little bit, and found how similar most places are to the people and places I know the best, in terms of how most people live and work and get by.
I hold a BA in English Literature and Anthropology, and a Masters degree in British Lit before 1700, all from Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne.  I have two children, 23 and 20 years of age, a stepchild, also 20, and a granddaughter, 4. My work has also appeared in the publication "Confluence." I have been married for ten years to my second wife, Caryn, and currently reside in my hometown.

Gregory K. Nelson
 is a journalist, screenwriter, and poet.  His poetry has been published at New Millennium Writings and can be read and his creative non-fiction can be read at  He lives in CT.

Sarah Pearlstein studied poetry at Commonwealth High School under Bill Corbett in the early 90s. After a long hiatus, in which she went to Minnesota to write fiction (the result of this experience was a BA. From Macalester college, and a mini-prize for writing the best poem of the 1995 college literary journal issue), returned home to a series of interesting but short-lived employment. She published in “From Ashes To Flesh”, “Malleable Jangle”, and made a collaborative movie with Juliet Schneider, animator, etc.. based on one of her published poems, “All The Bulbous Accidents”, which was shown at the Reel Film Movement film festival this past June at the Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts. She has performed at anti-war movement fundraisers, a couple of lofts of note during Fort Point Open Studios, and at the Quixotic Arts Festival some years back. She works part-time as the Associate Director for Local Sightings, a tiny consulting company in Brookline Village, Mass. which works to get underground and independent film seen in the Boston area, and across the country.

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

Beni Ransom lives in Seattle, Washington and may or may not be moving elsewhere in the near future. His poetry has appeared in Shampoo Poetry and Other Rooms Press. He will be studying Creative Writing, Calligraphy, and Printmedia for the next few years. 

Matt Reeck was a finalist for the 2011 Nightboat Poetry Prize and won the 2010 BOMB poetry contest, judged by Susan Howe. Recent poetry has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Bombay Gin, Juncture and the Peacock Online Review. His drama has been featured this year at Dixon Place and the Boog City Poetry and Music Festival, where Ed Go and Tony Tavarez performed "Panoptical Illusion."

Christina Rodriguez is an aspiring writer, working on making a name for herself in the worlds of poetry, online media, and journalism. She blogs at and has currently started her own online media company called Establishing Artists for Tomorrow Media Group, also known as E.A.T. Media, Her writing has appeared in QueensZine, a handful of stones, Daily Love,, High Coup Journal, Train Write, Short, Fast, and Deadly, 50 to 1, fri haiku, rust+moth, and Yes, Poetry. She is currently working on her first chapbook and keeps a matchbook close by in case she is tempted to actually show the manuscript to anyone.

Danny Earl Simmons is an Oregonian and a proud graduate of Corvallis High School. He has loved living in the Mid-Willamette Valley for over 30 years. He is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and an active member of the Albany Civic Theater. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals such asAvatar Review, Summerset Review, The Smoking Poet, Boston Literary Magazine,Pirene’s Fountain and, quite proudly, Other Rooms.

Sarah Sarai's poems are in AscentBoston ReviewThe Wallace Stevens Journal, and others. Her poetry collection, The Future Is Happy (BlazeVOX), is available through Small Press Distribution. She also has published four chapbooks, is a contributing editor at The Writing Disorder, and a former junior lifesaver. She lives in New York and grew up in L.A.

Michael Schiavo is the author of The Mad Song, and the chapbooks Ranges II (Forklift, Ink.), 275 Ocean Avenue (Gondola), and Beautiful School (Gondola). His poetry has appeared in such places as Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, The Normal School, The Yale Review, La Petite Zine,LIT, Wag's Revue, and Fourteen Hills. He lives in Vermont.

Gary J. Shipley is the author of eight books of various sizes. His latest is forthcoming from Blue Square Press. He has published in Gargoyle, The Black Herald, Paragraphiti, elimae, >kill author, nthposition, 3:AM, and others. More details can be found at

Jennifer Stockdale is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of Notre Dame. She holds degrees from the College of Wooster and Miami University, where she served as poetry editor for Oxford Magazine. Her work has been published in Salt Hill.

Michelle Taransky is the author of Barn Burned, Then, selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. She is a member of the Critical Writing Faculty at Penn and an adjunct poetry instructor at Temple University. Taransky is also the reviews editor for Jacket2 and co-curator of the reading series Whenever We Feel Like it. 

Samantha Taylor Samantha lives in Brooklyn with a little white dog in a green room. She was taught a long time ago never to let a chair be just a chair, and it stuck. Her red hair makes her both inconcealable and disarming. She can't drive a car but it quite good at feelings. Her poems have appeared in Other Rooms and notebooks all over New York City and hope to soon travel to grad school and find themselves.

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.

Rodrigo Toscano's latest book is Collapsible Poetics Theater (Fence Books). Toscano is also the artistic director and writer for the Collapsible Poetics Theater (CPT). His polyvocalic pieces, poetics plays, and body-movement poems, have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater in Los Angeles, Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival, Poet’s Theater Jamboree 2007, and the Yockadot Poetics Theater Festival. His radio pieces have appeared on WPIX FM (New York), KAOS Public Radio Olympia, WNYU, and PS.1 Radio. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, and Catalonian. Toscano is originally from Southern California. He works in Manhattan at the Labor Institute, and lives in Brooklyn.

Paul Vargas  is a graduate of Bennington College living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. His debut poetry collection, All Times Eastern, is available at You can find other works of his at

Douglas Watson is writing a book of short stories called The Era of Not Quite. His story "Against Specificity" can be read here [].

Phyllis Witte was born and raised in New York City. She writes poetry as well as prose.
She has won the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Series Award and the Pat Parker Memorial Poetry Prize.
She has read with such poets as Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Sapphire.
Her readings have taken her from Columbia University uptown, to The Minetta Lane Theater for the AIDs Theater Project downtown.
Her work has been published in the anthologies, among them: Women on the Verge (St. Martin’s Press), and Women Strike Back (Storyline Press).

John Sibley Williams is the author of Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013) and six poetry chapbooks. He is the winner of the HEART Poetry Award, and finalist for the Pushcart, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review, co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 project, and Marketing Director of Inkwater Press. A few previous publishing credits include: Third CoastNimrod International JournalInkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Evansville Review, RHINO, and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jennifer Bartlett
Drew Baughman
MeLaina Elise Evans
V.L. Bond
Ariella Goldberg
Lisa Jarnot
Yelena Kolova
Carlos Lara
Chip Livingston
Kelly Matthews
Sean Mullin
Annalisa Pesek 
Olga Pester
Kip Potharas
Joe Robitaille
William Sanders
Pietro Scorsone
Nicole Steinberg
L. Sze
Keith Wahle
Michael Whalen