kelly corinda

    Kelly Corinda is a poet from Long Island who hopes to one day be a poet from Austin, TX. She has a large collection of books and dresses, and will soon be going to Montreal for the first time. Her work can be found in Similar:Peaks::, Revolver, Modcloth, and elsewhere. She also has a … More kelly corinda

ethan plaue

Ethan Plaue is an editor-in-chief of the Columbia Review and a co-editor of New Poetry. He lives in New York City.  

laura ferris

from: Héroïnes/Heroines These two poems are inspired by the form of surrealist Claude Cahun’s “Heroines” (1925), a series of fifteen satirical monologues given by various legendary or historical women (such as Sappho, Helen of Troy, the biblical Judith, the Virgin Mary, etc.) that begin with epigraphs and are written in prose.  -Laura Ferris       … More laura ferris

noelle kocot

Noelle Kocot is the author of six books of poems, most recently, Soul in Space (Wave Books, 2013). She translated some of the poems of Tristan Corbiere which appear in a book called Poet by Default (Wave, 2011), and wrote a discography of music, Damon’s Room (Wave, 2010).  Her work has been widely anthologized, including in … More noelle kocot

rachel burns

        from “White Girl Noir”     Rachel Burns is an active member of The Blondetourage as well as devastatingly improper. She turns 23 tomorrow, and just got hired at pacsun, thus, achieving her teenage dream. Other works from White Girl Noir can be found at spork, Deluge,  h_ngm_n and others. stay tragic … More rachel burns

marcus mcdonald

Marcus McDonald‘s poems will appear in his forthcoming chapbook, @snarkus666, from Similar:Peaks:: and he also has a forthcoming self-released artist book titled Death in Sensible Shoes. He likes to look at little objects and pretend like they are other cute little things. He also believes in anything. And he’s a musician. He lives in Brooklyn and makes … More marcus mcdonald

jason tobin

  Jason Tobin is currently an MFA candidate in the New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin and poetry editor for Bat City Review.  He splits his time between Austin and Portland, OR.

gina abelkop

  Gina Abelkop is the author of I Eat Cannibals (forthcoming 2014, coimpress) and Darling Beastlettes (Apostrophe Books, 2012). She lives in Athens, GA where she also runs the DIY feminist press Birds of Lace.    

jenn marie nunes

from “Where You Stay At” Jenn Marie Nunes is the author of four chapbooks, most recently OBJECT REFERENCE NOT SET TO AN INSTANCE OF OBJECT from dancing girl press. Her work appears is such journals as Tupelo Quarterly, Horse Less Review, New Orleans Review, Finery, and Southeast Fiction, and she is co-editor of TENDE RLOIN, an online gallery for poetry. Her first full-length … More jenn marie nunes

laura madeline wiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of twelve collections of poetry, including the full-length books Queen of the Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013) and Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012), the collaborative book Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) with artist Sally Deskins, the letterpress book Unclose the Door (Gold Quoin Press, 2012), … More laura madeline wiseman

jamison crabtree

  Jamison Crabtree is a Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Other poems from this sequence appear or are forthcoming in The Destroyer, Printer’s Devil Review, Whiskey Island, and HOBART.

kim vodicka

  Kim Vodicka is the author of Aesthesia Balderdash (Trembling Pillow 2012). She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University (2013) and is a former coordinator of Delta Mouth Literary Festival. Her artwork has been published in Tenderloin, and her poems have been published in Shampoo, Ekleksographia, Dig, Spork, Unlikely Stories, RealPoetik, Cloudheavy Zine, TheThe Poetry, Finery, Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants, Epiphany, Industrial Lunch, Salt, and Moss Trill. Her … More kim vodicka

sam sax

  sam sax is an mfa candidate at The Michener Center for Writers and the two time Bay Area Unified Grand Slam Champion. He’s a recipient of the 2013 Acker Award in Poetry and was a finalist for The Normal Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, The Journal, The … More sam sax

ellen welcker

  Ellen Welcker has poems collected in the chapbooks, Mouth That Tastes of Gasoline, (alice blue, shotgun wedding series, 2014), The Urban Lightwing Professionals (H_NGM_N, 2011), as well as a full-length book, The Botanical Garden (astrophil press, 2010). Other poems can be linked to at She lives Spokane, WA, & curates SpoPo, a living room poetry series.

jessica comola

Jessica Comola‘s poems have previously appeared in Anti-, Everyday Genius, Painted Bride Quarterly, Eccolinguistics, and BOAAT Press. She currently lives in Oxford, MS.

jon ruseski

Jon Ruseski is a poet and musician. Recent work has appeared in Sixth Finch, Ilk, and Sink Review. He lives in Northampton, MA.

lauren gordon

    Lauren Gordon is the Pushcart Prize nominated author of the forthcoming chapbooks “Meaningful Fingers” (Finishing Line Press) and “Keen” (horse less press).  Some of her work has recently appeared with burntdistrict, Sugar House Review, Mikrokosmos, Rain Taxi, Menacing Hedge, and Poetry Crush.  Her MFA is in Poetry from New England College and she lives outside … More lauren gordon

jeffrey allen

Jeffrey Allen is the author of two chapbooks, Simple Universal (Bronze Man Books 2007) and bone and diamond (H_NGM_N Books 2013), and holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago. His poems, reviews, and interviews can be found in or are forthcoming from Another Chicago Magazine, The Bakery, Forklift Ohio, Handsome, H_NGM_N, RHINO, Sundog Lit, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. He serves as the Educational … More jeffrey allen

christopher pérez

from “the mexican” Christopher Rey Pérez‘s drawings and long poem,”On the Heels of Our Enemies,” is out from 98Editions in Beirut. His poems and essays appear in Better: Culture & Lit, The Brooklyn Rail, Shoppinghour, Makhzin, and is slated to appear in PARAGRAPHITI. He currently lives in Mexico, where he’s a 360 Xochi Quetzal fellow. … More christopher pérez

sara biggs chaney

from “Girls, Beasts”*   *These poems are inspired by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova’s series of self portraits with real animals, and the photographs’ symbolic association with the famous Cluny tapestries. Sara Biggs Chaney received her Ph.D. in English in 2008 and currently teaches first-year writing in Dartmouth’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. Her first chapbook, Precipice … More sara biggs chaney

taisia kitaiskaia

Taisia Kitaiskaia was born in Russia and raised in America. Her poems and translations are forthcoming or have appeared in Gulf Coast, Narrative Magazine, and Poetry International, and she is currently a James A. Michener fellow at the University of Texas in Austin.

kelly connor

Kelly Connor lives in Nebraska. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Juked, Ghost Proposal, and Black Warrior Review.

daniel beauregard

Daniel Beauregard lives in Atlanta, where he works for a small local newspaper. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Stoked, NAP, ILK, Spittoon, Jellyfish, Phenome and elsewhere. His chapbook “Before You Were Born” was released in January by 421 Atlanta. Follow him @666ICECREAM.

david blumenshine

  David Blumenshine is the co-founder & editor in chief of Similar:Peaks::. His work has been published by or is coming soon from Paper Darts, Seven Corners, Passages North, & Bluffs.

ansley clark

A native of Portland, Oregon and recently a traveling hermit-teacher, Ansley Clark is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Colorado Boulder where she also teaches creative writing. She has been previously published in The Volta, Spork, The Legendary, and Cirque, with work forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She can be found here:

claire bowman

Claire Bowman was born in the cornfields next to the Missouri river. Her mother raised her in the woods. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for Bat City Review and an MFA Candidate at the Michener Center for Writers. She sometimes loves it all. There are demons in her heart. They never let up.

hannah rodabaugh

Hannah Rodabaugh received her MA from Miami University and her MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School.  Her work was included in Flim Forum Press’ anthology: A Sing Economy. Recently, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Defenestration, Used Furniture Review, Palimpsest, Similar:Peaks::, Horse Less Press Review, Drupe Fruits, and Nerve Lantern. Her chapbook, With Words: Verse in Concordance, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl … More hannah rodabaugh

chelsea tadeyeske

Chelsea Tadeyeske is author of the chapbooks HEELDRAGGER (plumberries press, 2012) and TOTEM (plumberries press, 2013), co-author with Cynthia Spencer of THERE EXISTS…(plumberries press, 2012), proprietress of pitymilk press (, editor of the online collaborative journal gritty silk, and co-organizer of the Midwest Small Press Festival. Her work has been published in places such as Everyday … More chelsea tadeyeske

dawn sueoka

Dawn Sueoka’s work appears in West Wind Review, Fast Forward, SHAMPOO, and Noö Weekly, among others. An essay on John Cage appears in Jacket2, and her chapbook, Little Uglies, is forthcoming from Bloof Books in 2014. She lives and works in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

katie prince

Katie Prince is an MFA candidate at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and an intern at Lookout Books. Her work has been published in Prick of the Spindle and Epic.

victoria a. sanz

Victoria A. Sanz is a fluent trilingual from Miami, living in Chicago. She reads for The Conversant, serves as an editor for Columbia Poetry Review and works as a content writer for an SEO consulting firm.

ginger ko

  Ginger Ko studies at the University of Wyoming’s MFA in Creative Writing program.  Her poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Anti-, TYPO, inter|rupture, and HTMLGIANT. She is originally from Los Angeles.

caitlin scarano

Caitlin Scarano is originally from southern Virginia but now lives in interior Alaska, where she is a poet in the University of Alaska Fairbanks MFA program and editor-in-chief of Permafrost. Her poetry and essays have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, Fugue, and Lemon Hound.

aaron apps

Aaron Apps is a PhD student in English Literature at Brown University. He also holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota. His first book of poetry Compos(t) Mentis came out from Blazevox [Books] in 2012, and his second book of hybrid-genre prose, Intersex, is forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky Press in 2014. His … More aaron apps

paul cunningham

  Paul Cunningham manages Radioactive Moat Press and edits Deluge. Additionally, he somehow functions as both a deputy editor for FANZINE and an editorial intern for Action Books. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in publications including LIT, Tarpaulin Sky, Similar Peaks, DIAGRAM, and Witness. He is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Notre Dame.

melissa burton

  Melissa Burton, the co-founder and website developer for LitBridge, currently lives in Dallas, TX. She has a M.S. in Human Computer Interaction from Iowa State University and currently works as a Project Manager. Her prose and poetry has appeared in a variety of journals.

eszter takacs

  Eszter Takacs is an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming inThrush, The Adroit Journal, Word Riot, DIAGRAM, Forklift Ohio, Cloud Rodeo, Ghost Proposal, Inter|rupture andILK.  She is also the author of the chapbooks The Spectacular Crash (H_NGM_N, 2013) and Together We Will Talk Right Down to Earth (The New Megaphone, 2014). She … More eszter takacs

chanel clarke

  Chanel Clarke was born in Louisiana. She received her MFA in poetry from the Michener Center for Writers. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Flag and Void, Hayden Ferry’s Review, Bayou, Anti-, and other journals. She lives in New Orleans and studies social work at Tulane University.

christopher lott

  Christopher William Lott was birthed in New Orleans. He is currently in the MFA program at UMass Amherst. His poetry and fiction have been published in Smoking Glue Gun, Bayou Magazine, Plain China, Route Nine, & Delta Journal. He makes music with Wall of Ears, who released their debut album Perfect Organ Assembly in August 2013.

jerrod bohn

  from Winter Gestations   Jerrod E. Bohn’s work has appeared in Phoebe, The Montreal Review, FRiGG, SPECs, Spry, alice blue review, Souvenir, Word For/Word and elsewhere. He lives in Fort Collins, CO where he teaches in the English department at Colorado State U, instructs yoga at the CSU rec center and works part-time at … More jerrod bohn

rachel milligan

  Rachel Milligan, originally from Philadelphia, is a Teaching-Writing Fellow in Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a 2013 recipient of the US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship in Chinese. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, Foothill: a journal of poetry, APIARY, Lyre Lyre, and Oxford Magazine. She is also a translator of contemporary … More rachel milligan

fernando flores

  Flores was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His poetry and fiction can be found or are forthcoming in The Monarch Review, The Bilingual Review, NewBorder Anthology, Bat City Review. His short story collection Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas Vol. 1 is due Spring 2012.

joe hall

Joe Hall is the author of The Devotional Poems and Pigafetta Is My Wife (Black Ocean Press 2010, 2013). With Chad Hardy he co-authored The Container Store Vols I & II (SpringGun Press 2012).

laura madeline wiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of nine collections of poetry, including the full-length book Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Men and Their Whims (Writing Knights Press, 2013) and First Wife (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her chapbook Stranger Still (Finishing Line Press, 2013) is forthcoming. She is the editor of Women … More laura madeline wiseman

dylan krieger

Dylan Krieger frets and fucks in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is currently earning her MFA in poetry and co-coordinating the Delta Mouth Literary Festival at Louisiana State University. Her heart and warm jackets, however, still reside in the Catholic stronghold of South Bend, Indiana, where she was born, baptized thrice, and graduated summa cum … More dylan krieger

peter twal

From: Airplane Mode  Peter Twal is both a writer and an electrical engineer. After completing his undergraduate degree, he found himself programming software aboard countless ships, despite being certain that just watching Titanic made him seasick as a kid. He only sometimes gets dizzy writing poetry these days. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the New … More peter twal

vanessa jimenez gabb

Vanessa Jimenez Gabb received her MFA from CUNY Brooklyn. Her poetry has most recently appeared or will appear in Word Riot and the Atlas Review and her chapbook Weekend Poems is forthcoming from dancing girl press. She co-parents