Issue 07 Contributors
Hannah Aisling is a nomadic New Yorker who currently lives on an orange grove in Southern California. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside.
Abbie J. Amadio is working on a first novel and sometimes writes poetry. These are her first published poems. She lives in Oakland, California.
Chiara Bertin is an Italian visual designer and artist busy in various spheres of visual culture through research-based graphic projects involving drawing media theory and prints. Linked to pop culture, through the use of several media as digital graphic, illustrations, video and photography, Chiara Bertin questions us on human perception of “reality”, at the same time she raises social issues as the sexualization of the female image in the media, the media voyeurism or consumerism characterizing the contemporary society.
Rachel Cruea is a student at Ohio Northern University studying creative writing and literature. Along with serving as the editor-in-chief of Polaris literary magazine, she has had her work previously published in editions of The Pinch, The Adroit Journal, and Birds Piled Loosely, among others.
Tyler Dillow lives in the Vortex of Wichita, Kansas. He sings sutras of Midwestern agony vicariously through the blue yodels of heartbroken towns.
Kyle Flemmer is an author, editor, and publisher from Calgary, Canada. Kyle founded The Blasted Tree Publishing Company in 2014 as an outlet for his writing and to build a community of emerging Canadian artists. He graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a double-major in Western Society & Culture and Creative Writing. Kyle is passionate about social satire, philosophy, and science, and enjoys writing poetry, short stories, and critical essays.
Emma Gammans lives and writes in Calgary, AB. She is an avid traveller and backpacker and derives much of her inspiration from her outdoor adventures. Her academic background is in creative writing and history.
David Groulx was raised in Elliot Lake Ontario. He is proud of his aboriginal roots, Anishnabe and French Canadian. His poetry has appeared in over a 170 magazines in 15 countries.
hannah harris-sutro is a queer leatherfemme monster. her existence is borderline, meaning that she is practiced at walking on eggshells, tightropes, knives, and all manner of sharp things that divide extremes. hannah has written about queer family, gender, self-accountability, trauma, madness, and healing at cuntext.com since 2011. she writes and makes family as a white settler of german and scottish descent in tio'tia:ke on kanien'kehá:ka territory.
Holly Hartman is a writer, editor, and collage artist in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kelsey Hatch was raised in Massachusetts and graduated with a major in English Literature from St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY). She currently lives in Vermont and enjoys foraging for mushrooms, cooking, and spending time outdoors. Her work has appeared in Alimentum and Clementine Unbound.
Elena Ibáñez is a member of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. She started drawing and painting while still employed as a biology teacher. Now retired, she is able to devote more time to both activities, as well as wood-carving and engraving. She has lived in Barcelona and Madrid but finds a lot of inspiration in Valencia. Some of her work will be exhibited in a number of exhibitions in Madrid in 2017.
MW Jaeggle is a graduate student at McGill University. Previous work has appeared in ditch, (parenthetical), The Liar, The Claremont Review, and on his mother's fridge. He splits his time between Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory, and Montreal, unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory.
Asela Lee Kemper is a writer who has written for The Odyssey and World Of Dance. She will receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Southern Oregon Univeristy in June 2017.
Scott Laudati lives in NYC. He is the author of Play The Devil (Kuboa Press). Visit him on Instagram: @scottlaudati
Suchoon Mo is a retired academic living in the semiarid part of Colorado. His poems and music compositions appeared in a number of cultural and literary publications.
katarina morris is an mfa student at miami university. she uses poetry to discuss the self, feminist issues, and ideas of equality. she was instructed from a young age that nature was more important than nurture, but she doesn't remember any dolls in her bedroom.
mwpm lives and writes in Waterloo, Ontario. The musings of mwpm have appeared (or forthcoming) in filling Station, (parenthetical), Sewer Lid, Otoliths, Sonic Boom, untethered, and MUSH/MUM.
Laura Mei Roghaar is a poet and teaching writer. She lives in Boise, Idaho.
Molly Thornton is a Seattle-based writer raised in the Southwest. She is influenced by female friendship, queer love, and life’s gritty magic. Her work has appeared in Lavender Review, The Leveller and the Seattle Globalist. She was recently a finalist in the 2016 Gazing Grain Poetry Chapbook Contest. She is a graduate of Artist Trust’s 2016 Lit EDGE program and a 2016 Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow.
Bill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist. He has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands with Nirala Press. His collages have been published in over a hundred magazines. Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Katrina Underwood holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Philosophy from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She has served as Associate Poetry Editor for SEEDS Literary Journal and presented her work throughout the city. When she’s not finding inspiration from riding public transit she pulls plenty of material from her suburban upbringing and experience living in different landscapes.