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 ewelcker.tumblr.com. 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

carina finn

Carina Finn is the author of LEMONWORLD & Other Poems (Co.Im.Press, 2013), MY LIFE IS A MOVIE (Birds of Lace, 2012) and I HEART MARLON BRANDO (Wheelchair Party Press, 2010). Her work has appeared in TYPO, SUPERMACHINE, PANK, Storyglossia, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Notre Dame, writes for … More carina finn

claire sylvester smith

Claire Sylvester Smith has recent work appearing or forthcoming in Boston Review, Southeast Review, American Poetry Review, Verse Daily, and Gulf Coast. She lives in Austin, where she is a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas and serves as poetry editor of Bat City Review.

adam clay

Adam Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and The Wash(Parlor Press, 2006). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. He co-edits TYPO Magazine and lives in Kentucky.

jacqueline kari

Jacqueline Kari is completing her MFA at Louisiana State University. She is a poet and translator and an amateur print-, paper-, and bookmaker. She has published two chapbooks of translations, and her work has appeared in RealPoetik, Lana Turner, and The Cambridge Literary Review and is forthcoming in TENDE RLOIN.

christine kanownik

Christine Kanownik’s poetry can be found in the past or upcoming issues of: Everyday Genius, Lungfull! Magazine, Glitterpony, Shampoo, and H_NGM_N. She’s been resident at the University of Chicago, The Congress Theater, and La Misíon in Baja, California. Her first chapbook, We are Now Beginning to Act Wildly, is forthcoming from Diez Press. She currently … More christine kanownik

jessie janeshek

Jessie Janeshek’s first book of poems is _Invisible Mink_ (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology _Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers_ (KWG Press, 2008).

melissa ginsburg

Melissa Ginsburg’s poetry book, Dear Weather Ghost, will be published by Four Way Books in April 2013. Her poems have appeared recently in Copper Nickel and The Iowa Review, and are forthcoming in Jubilat and Denver Quarterly. She teach creative writing at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

matt hart

Matt Hart is the author of four books of poems, most recently Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2012). A fifth collection, Debacle Debacle, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N BKS in 2013. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati … More matt hart

megan mckeon

Megan McKeon is currently an Associate Poetry Editor at Bat City Review and is pursuing her Master’s of Fine Arts in poetry at the University of Texas – Austin. Her work can be found at levelerpoetry.com.  She likes cheese.

graham foust

Graham Foust is the author of five books of poems, including To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems (Flood Editions, forthcoming 2013).  With Samuel Frederick, he has translated the late work of the German poet Ernst Meister (1911-1979), including In Time’s Rift, which was recently published by Wave Books.  He lives in Denver, Colorado with … More graham foust