Juliana Chang is a Taiwanese American writer, storyteller, and filmmaker. She is the 2019 recipient of the Urmy/Hardy Poetry Prize, the 2017 recipient of the Wiley Birkhofer Poetry Prize, and a 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Medalist in Poetry. She received a BA in Linguistics and a MA in Sociology from Stanford University in 2019.
Alan Cohen was a poet before beginning his career as a Primary Care MD, teacher, and manager, and has been living a full and varied life. He has been writing poems for 60 years and is beginning now to share some of his discoveries. He has had 107 poems published in 52 venues over the past 8 months. He’s been married to Anita for 41 years, and they’ve been in Eugene, OR these past 11.
Nancy K. Dobson’s writing, both fiction and poetry, has been published in a variety of publications including The Sun Magazine, Noyo River Review, Five on the Fifth, and ARDOR, and more. Her poetry has won a few prizes. When not writing, she enjoys hiking beautiful trails or upcycling fashion.
Camille Ferguson lives in and loves Cleveland, Ohio. Camille recently graduated from Cleveland State University where she received the Neal Chandler Creative Writing Enhancement Award. Her work is featured in Ligeia Magazine, Jelly Bucket, and Rabid Oak, and is forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys, Memoir Mixtapes and Qu Literary Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @camferg1.
Matt Hall is a photographer originally from Cambridge, England who has recently moved to the south coast to continue his style of street photography. Silhouettes, obfuscation, and abstraction are all common themes in Matt’s work and his recognisable style has led to his images being featured in many publications. More of his work can be found on his Instagram feed @the13thsecond and his website www.the13thsecond.co.uk
Koen Jacobs was born in Belgium in 1972. He is currently exploring the street and urban world around him. His interests include: people, portraits/candids, documenting humanity, black and white, fine art, post-processing techniques, cinematography, juxtaposition and contrasts. You can find his work at koenjacobsphotography.com and follow him on instagram @_koen_jacobs_
Gregory T. Janetka is a writer from Chicago who runs the site Literary Chicagoland. His work has been featured in Glass Mountain, Gravel, The Phoenix, and other publications. More of his writings can be found at gregorytjanetka.com.
Victoria Lewis lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Entropy, The Oregonian, Teaching Tolerance, and Persimmon Tree, among others.
Brandon T. Madden has been published in various graduate and professional journals. His political theory piece “Do Americans Still Believe in the Principles of the Declaration of Independence” was published by the international journal The Transnational in 2015. He hopes to one day become a competent writer.
In a dusty past narrative, Brandy McKenzie has published poems in more than three dozen literary magazines, won various awards, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and worked on the editorial boards of three different nationally distributed literary magazines. These days, though, she mostly works as a paralegal, teaches critical thinking and writing to community college students, and tries to provoke conversation about the strangeness of our shared waking dream.
Mirela Momanu—based in Bucharest, Romania—loves to chase the light on streets and to find it in its most creative ways: from flares to shadow, everything surprises her and makes her wonder at each capture. Currently she is preparing to be a psychologist and will use creative photography in therapy sessions as well.
Cameron Morse was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in 2014. With a 14.6 month life expectancy, he entered the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri—Kansas City and, in 2018, graduated with an M.F.A. His poems have been published in numerous magazines, including New Letters, Bridge Eight, Portland Review and South Dakota Review. His first poetry collection, Fall Risk, won Glass Lyre Press’s 2018 Best Book Award. His latest is Baldy (Spartan Press, 2020). He lives with his wife Lili and two children in Independence, Missouri, where he serves as a poetry editor at Harbor Review and the poetry editor at Harbor Editions. For more information, check out his Facebook page or website.
Darlene Anita Scott is a poet and visual artist. Her recent poetry appears in About Place, Aunt Chloe, Kestral, Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, and Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter, a volume she co-edited. Scott’s poetry collection, Marrow, re-imagines the Peoples Temple congregation that was coerced into suicide by their spiritual leader and is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in 2021. Scott’s visual art has recently appeared in journals such as The West Review and The Journal of Compressed Arts, and her photography is featured in Auburn Avenue, Barren Magazine, and 805 Literature + Art.