Marcia Aldrich is the author of the free memoir Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton and Companion to An Untold Story, winner of the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. Her website is: MarciaAldrich.com.
A. H. Jerriod Avant, a native of Longtown, MS and graduate of Jackson State University, was selected to participate in the 2012 and 2013 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Brown University in Providence, RI. A 2013 Pushcart nominee, his poems have appeared in The Louisville Review, PLUCK!, A Narrow Fellow, The Rumpus, Callaloo, H_NGM_N, Pinwheel and are forthcoming from Lumberyard. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an MFA candidate and Writer in the Public Schools Fellow at New York University.
Cecile Ceuillette Berberat is a bookbinder and Super 8 filmmaker in Missoula, Montana. She has both her MFA in fiction and her MA in Literature from the University of Montana. This fall, she moves to France to teach English composition to university students in Toulouse.
Louis Bourgeois is the Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a 501 (c) 3 arts organization based in Oxford, Mississippi. Bourgeois is also the founder and co-instructor of the Prison Writes Initiative, a writing program set-up for Mississippi inmates.
Christopher Derek Bruno is a maker above all other things. After his education in industrial design, Derek has moved about the United States cultivating his approach to the design/fabrication of furniture and sculpture based imagery. Currently residing in his hometown of Atlanta, his recent work intends to explore the cognitive visual experience.
Justine Champine recently received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College’s fiction program. She lives in Manhattan where she is at work on her first novel.
Adam Cicchini is an illustrator / designer from Perth, Western Australia who works predominately in graphite. His works center around the human form with plays between the feminine and masculine or the perceived dominant and submissive.
Shebana Coelho is a poet, playwright and filmmaker. Her poems have been published in Chronogram, WordRiot, the Malpais Review, Sin Fronteras and Lummox. Her website is www.shebanacoelho.com
Allen Davis is completing a novel of interconnected stories about people in crisis. He works at a bank and is an avid photographer.
Bill Derks is a small town Michigan writer currently living in the bosom of Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, holds an MFA, and his work has been published in Lumina, The Laureate, Display, and online through Carte Blanche.
Dylan Egon, from NYC, lifestyle artist, represented by the Jonathan LeVine gallery. Social political pop art. Functional, multiple and one of a kind objects.
Elif Varol Ergen is a graphic designer and illustrator from Ankara, Turkey. She received her master’s degree in graphic design from Hacettepe University, and her PhD from Hogeschool Gent Fine Arts Academy. Her work has been shown in galleries around the world. She currently works as a lecturer and is represented by CDA Projects Gallery. You may find more of her work at: http://www.elifergen.com/
Ever has always been fascinated by the human body, the meat that hides the bones, by what we hold inside. This is the nature of his work, to give importance to the inconsequential, to “deify” an unremarkable person. His work may be found at http://eversiempre.com/
Faith has been known to paint walls and canvases that dig into the dirt and fire of existence with parables and images that somehow linger well after one has closed one’s eyes.
Maria Flaccavento is a poet from southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. She is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of California San Diego. Her work can be found in The Apiary, Bedfellows, The Fanzine, and online.
Elizabeth Inness-Brown is the author of the story collections Satin Palms and Here, and the novel Burning Marguerite. She teaches at Saint Michael’s College and lives in the Champlain Islands of Vermont, where she gardens and nurtures two cats, one son, and a husband.
John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations; Seismosis, an art-poetry dialogue with Christopher Stackhouse, as well as the forthcoming short story collection Counternarratives. His translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer appeared earlier this year. An artist whose work has been exhibited in Brooklyn and Berlin, he teaches at Rutgers University in Newark.
Alison Kinney, like Jonas Kaufmann, can rewire a dishwasher to her liking. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Avidly (L.A. Review of Books), New Criticals, Salon, Narratively, The Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories, The Literary Review, The Hairpin, The Blue Mesa Review, Gastronomica, and The Inquisitive Eater. She received an M.F.A. from The New School.
Steven Klepetar’s work has received several nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Three collections appeared in 2013: Speaking to the Field Mice (Sweatshoppe Publications), Blue Season (with Joseph Lisowski, mgv2>publishing), and My Son Writes a Report on the Warsaw Ghetto (Flutter Press). His e-chapbook, Return of the Bride of Frankenstein, was just published by Kind of a Hurricane Press.
Jessica Lilien has work published or forthcoming in LUMINA, Clackamas Literary Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art Online, Morpheus Tales Magazine, the anthology Night Terrors III, and TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. Her short story “After Saco River” was one of the winners of the LUMINA XII 2013 Fiction Contest, judged by George Saunders. He called it “very strange.” She lives in Brooklyn.
Duane Locke lives hermetically near gallinules, anhingas, ospreys, herons and alligators in Tampa, Florida. He has had 6,870 different poems published. He believes in the transvaluation of all beliefs and values.
E. E. Lyons has a Sharpshooter badge in junior riflery and a Yeoman badge in archery. Her essays and poetry have appeared in The Fiddleback, Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Washington, DC and is working on a novel about the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Jaime Mathis currently writes from Portland, Oregon where she is inspired by a Dane, a half-Dane, sixteen chickens, and an ex-Mafia cat. She received a BA in English Lit from Newbold College, England and her graduate degree at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Bruce McRae is a Pushcart-nominee and Canadian musician with over 800 publications, including Poetry.com and The North American Review. His first book, ‘The So-Called Sonnets’ is available from the Silenced Press website or via Amazon books. To hear his music and view more poems visit his website: http://www.bpmcrae.com, or ‘TheBruceMcRaeChannel’ on Youtube.
Nick McRae is the author of The Name Museum (C&R Press, 2014) and Mountain Redemption (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), as well as editor of Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Publications, 2013). His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Nick serves as associate editor of 32 Poems and is currently a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas.
Jasmine Nikki ‘Nikay’ C. Paredes received an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a BFA in Creative Writing from Ateneo de Manila University. Her poetry chapbook, We Will See the Scatter, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. She was born and raised in Cebu, Philippines.
Emmet Martin Penney is a recipient of The College Prize for Poetry from the Academy of American Poets and an alumnus of the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. His work has previously appeared in The Bad Version. Born in Chicago, he now resides in Brattleboro, VT.
Phlegm is a Sheffield-based muralist and artist who first developed his fantastical illustrations in self-published comics. His work now extends to the urban landscape, and can mostly be seen in run-down and disused spaces. Phlegm creates surreal illustrations to an untold story, weaving a visual narrative that explores the unreal through creatures from his imagination. His storybook-like imagery is half childlike, half menacing, set in built up cityscapes with castles, turrets and winding stairways.
Jacob Powers was born and raised in the woods of Western Massachusetts. He recently earned his B.A. in English from Amherst College, and will be relocating to Oregon this summer to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. In his fiction, Jacob explores issues of trauma, class, and race, considering the ways in which these issues are interrelated and work together to create a sense of place.
Juan Eugenio Ramirez lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His interests include ancient mythology, euphony, and dissonance. He teaches English at St. Francis School, a progressive preparatory school in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pamela Rivas enjoys working with graphic design, illustration, photography, and lettering. She is interested in all kinds of commissions and collaborations. You may find her work on facebook, cargo collective, or instagram, and you may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rone attempts to locate the friction point between beauty and decay, the lavish and despoiled, creating an iconic form of urban art with a strongly emotional bent. A key individual in the Melbourne street art scene, Rone’s images have not only appeared all over his adopted city, but have increasingly begun to appear around the world. www.r-o-n-e.com
Marin Sardy’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Post Road, Bayou, Hot Metal Bridge, Luna Luna, LUMINA, Phoebe, and other journals, as well as two books published by the University of New Mexico Press—Landscape Dreams (2012) and Ghost Ranch and the Faraway Nearby (2009). In 2013, Sardy received an M.F.A. in Nonfiction from Columbia University. She is currently the nonfiction editor of Cactus Heart and is writing a memoir.
Tufik Y. Shayeb’s poetry has appeared in various publications over the years, including Blinders Journal, Watershed Review, Muzzle Magazine, Heyday Magazine, and The November 3rd Club. To date, Shayeb has published three chapbooks and one full-length collection titled, I’ll Love You to Smithereens. Currently, Shayeb works as a full time attorney and studies law, genomics, and biotechnology at Arizona State University.
Sten & Lex have been doing stencils on the street since 2000/2001. All of their work results from an individual path that developed far from art academies and design institutes and far from a classic writing and graffiti background. The duo are best known in the history of stencil making for developing the halftone stencil technique where the main part of their stencil portraits are composed by thousands of lines. They usually produce portraits from people they have photographed themselves or found in family photos albums, anonymous people.
Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist, the author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, and the co-author of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jane Wunrow is an illustrator and mixed-media artist. Through the process of dismembering illustrations of animals and juxtaposing them with images of stratum formations she hopes to reveal the potential for a hidden metamorphosis. http://www.janewunrow.com/
Tara Zanzig, under the moniker Tararchy, is a multi-disciplinary artist with an emphasis on non-traditional screen printing. Her work explores the concept and connection of mind-body-spirit to human existence and the natural world. The practice of yoga greatly informs her work, however the literal representations are symbolic of universal concepts.