Carrie Bennett is the author of biography of water (The Word Works) and The Land Is a Painted Thing (The Word Works), as well as several chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press: The Quiet Winter, Animals in Pretty Cages, and The Affair Fragments. 

Jenna Cardinale writes poems. Some of them appear in Verse Daily, Pine Hills Review, Across the Margin, Luna Luna Magazine, and the HIV Here + Now Project. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she co-curates the mostly-monthly poetry series Readings in Color and drinks all the whiskey.

A.E. Clark is the author of the chapbook Addresses Home (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Other recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Rust + Moth, Menacing Hedge, and Sugared Water. She lives in Las Vegas, where she works as an antiquarian bookseller.

Ryder Collins has a novel, Homegirl! Her chapbook, The way the sky was now, won Heavy Feather Review’s first fiction chapbook contest, and she has two chapbooks of poetry, i am hopscotch w/out hop and Orpheus on toast.

Juliet Cook is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver, purple, and dark red explosions. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications. You can find out more at

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.

Chris Holdaway is a poet & editor from New Zealand, where he directs Compound Press. Recent work in Cream City Review, Prelude, & The Seattle Review.

Sam Killmeyer is an MFA candidate at Colorado State University. Her chapbook was a finalist for the Autumn House chapbook contest and her poems are published or forthcoming in The Chicago Quarterly Review, JMWW and elsewhere.

Raised in the shadow of Houston refineries, Emily Pinkerton currently lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University, and her writing has previously appeared or is forthcoming in BlazeVOX, Pith, Anthropoid, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Gravel, and LEVELER, among others. Her first chapbook, Natural Disasters, is forthcoming with Hermeneutic Chaos Press in July 2016.

Saara Myrene Raappana’s most recent chapbook is A Story of America Goes Walking, a collaboration with visual artist Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton (Shechem Press, 2016). She was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in southern China, and works for Motionpoems. For more, go to

Tatiana Ryckman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of two chapbooks, Twenty-Something, and VHS and Why it’s Hard to Live. More at


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