| October 22, 2016
Nick Hilbourn teaches special needs youth and lives in an intentional community of educators in Pennsylvania. His writing most recently appears in Apeiron Review, Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Defenestration, Stoneboat Literary Review and Brain of Forgetting. He writes film and TV essays for HeadStuff.org. Contact him on Twitter, @nhilbourn
| October 22, 2016
Adam Berlin is the author of the novels Both Members of the Club (Texas Review Press/winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize), The Number of Missing (Spuyten Duyvil), Belmondo Style (St. Martin’s Press/winner of The Publishing Triangle’s Ferro-Grumley Award) and Headlock (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill). He teaches writing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and co-edits J Journal: New Writing on Justice. For more, please visit adamberlin.com
| August 22, 2016
Born in Puerto Rico, John Yohe grew up in Michigan, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He has worked as a wildland firefighter, deckhand/oiler, runner/busboy, bike messenger, wilderness ranger, and fire lookout, as well as a teacher of writing. A complete list of his publications, and poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing samples, can be found at his website: www.johnyohe.com
| August 22, 2016
K. D. Rose is a poet and author. K.D.’s favorite writers are dead and her other favorite writers are unknowns she reads in Literary magazines. K.D. regrets not possessing a piece of paper that says MFA but hopes you won’t hold that against her. K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. Publication is also forthcoming in Word Riot, Poetry Breakfast, Stray Branch Magazine, Strange Poetry, and The Nuclear Impact Anthology. Her poetry and short stories have been published in Candlelit Journal, the Voices Project, showcased in the Tophat Raven Art and Literary Magazine, and on Creative Thresholds online. Her latest release is Brevity of Twit. She has a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Bobby Gant is a published writer and poet, having had poetry, short stories, blogs, articles and reviews published in a variety of online and print journals and magazines. Bobby also works in adult education. He currently lives in West Yorkshire in the North of England.
Christopher Brownsword was born in Sheffield, England. His reviews have appeared in Word Riot and 3 AM Magazine.
Rachel Dacus’ book, Gods of Water and Air, follows two other poetry collections, Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau. Her writing has appeared in Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Drunken Boat, The Pedestal, Valaparaiso Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is at work on a novel of the great Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. More at racheldacus.net.
Rachel Summerfield lives in Chicago, where she is finishing up her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing at DePaul University. She is a peer tutor at DePaul University’s Writing Center, a member of Chicago-based poetry team Poems While You Wait, and an intern writer for The Real Chicago magazine. She has been published in Heartbeat Literary Journal and Crook & Folly magazine 2014-2016 and is a proud cat mom.
Kenny Torrella’s fiction has appeared in NAILED, Oblong, and 101 Words. He lives in Washington, D.C. and spends his days working to prevent cruelty to farmed animals. Find him on Twitter @kennytorrella.
Donavon Davidson is the author of Everything is Conditional Love Poems (Empty City Press, 2016). Davidson has also recently received a nomination for a Pushcart Prize from Clockhouse. His poems have appeared in many online and print journals, including: Spork, Clockhouse, Thirteen Myna Birds, Anti-, Stirring, Bird’s Thumb, Sink Review, InDigest, decomP, Black Heart, Dressing Room, Pirene’s Fountain, Identity Theory, ditch, FRiGG, Softblow, Juked, Pedestal, MiPOesias, Prick of the Spindle, Word Riot, and many others.