Naomi Amado was a finalist in the 2014 Norman Mailer College Poetry Competition. She hopes the poems inside her never run out.
Cody Badaracca grew up in North Routt County, Colorado, near Clark. He dreams about living in New Mexico or Louisiana, if only for the mild winters and variety of reptiles.
Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal lives and works in Los Angeles County. The Camel Saloon, Dead Snakes, and Yellow Mama have published his most recent poems.
CL Bledsoe’s latest collection is Riceland. His latest novel is Man of Clay. He currently lives in northern Virginia with his daughter.
Chris Bullard is a native of Jacksonville, FL. He lives in Collingswood, NJ. Kattywompus Press published his third chapbook, Dear Leatherface, in January of 2014. WordTech Editions expects to publish his second full-length book, Grand Canyon, in 2015.
Laurie Byro's poetry has received frequent recognition in WebDelSol's InterBoard Poetry Community competitions. She is Poet-in-Residence at the West Milford Township library and has been facilitating Circle of Voices poetry discussion for 15 years. Her full-length collection Luna has been accepted for publication in 2015 by Aldrich Press. "Candle Lion" was written as a memorial for her father, Paul Dwight Lampe.
William Cullen, Jr. is a veteran who works at a non-profit in New York City. His poems have appeared in Canary, Gulfstream, New Verse News, Spillway, The Christian Science Monitor and Word Riot.
Robin Wyatt Dunn writes and teaches in Los Angeles. His sixth novel, Conquistador of the Night Lands, is due out this year from Villipede Press.
Uma Dwivedi is a girl primarily interested in understanding; she uses words to cut open the world before her and obsesses over the sliced geography. Previously, she has been published in 34th Parallel Magazine and Red Fez.
Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia is the author of ROBOT and This Sentimental Education. Garcia was raised in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Albany, NY. Kenyatta has a degree in Linguistics and is the editor of ALTPOETICS and Sparks of Consciousness as well as being one half of the lo-fi noise punk pair - R9W.
Robin Dawn Hudechek lives in Laguna Beach, CA with her husband, Manny. Her poems have recently appeared in Hedgerow: a journal of small poems and The Camel Saloon. More of her poetry can be found at robindawnh.wordpress.com.
Jeremy Jusek is a poet and SEO content writer living in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an MFA Poetry student at the University of Arcadia and the recipient of two poetry awards; his work has been featured in The Rusty Nail and other publications.
Irene Mitchell, is the author of Minding the Spectrum’s Business (FutureCycle Press, 2015), A Study of Extremes in Six Suites (Cherry Grove Collections, 2012), and Sea Wind on the White Pillow (Axes Mundi Press, 2009). Formerly poetry editor of Hudson River Art Journal, Mitchell often serves as poetry workshop facilitator.
Luis Neer is a young writer of poetry and prose. An alumnus of the creative writing program at the 2014 West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts, he attends high school in New Cumberland, West Virginia, where he lives.
Cindy St. Onge’s poems have appeared in Gravel, Apeiron Review, and other journals, and have been nominated for inclusion in both the Pushcart and Best of the Net anthologies. Her chapbooks, Move Your Lips When You Read, and Road to Damascus were released December 2014 by Grizelda Press.
Joseph Pfister’s fiction has appeared in PANK, Juked, decomP, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and was long-listed by The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2013. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife. Visit him online at josephspfister.com.
Jennifer Raha is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She likes teaching and writing poems. She currently has work forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, SAND, The Canary, Salamander, and The Cafe Review.
Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, was the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. He has published several books of poetry, most recently Art Museums (Blue Horse Press, Redondo Beach, CA). As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems is forthcoming from Texas Review Press.
Barry Yeoman's work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Harbinger Asylum, Red Fez, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Crack the Spine, Burningword Literary Journal, Two Hawks Quarterly, Broad River Review, Soundings Review and The Rusty Nail, among others. Originally from Springfield, Ohio he lives and writes in London, Ohio.