(Editor-in-Chief) Hannah Dow is the author of ROSARIUM (Acre Books, 2018). Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Southern ReviewRHINO, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, and The Cincinnati Review, among others. She lives, writes, and teaches in Southern California, and you can find her online at hannahdowpoet.com.

 

(Poetry Editor) Majda Gama is a Beirut-born, Saudi-American poet based in the Washington, DC area where she has roots as a Punk DJ and activist. She has read her poetry at the San Francisco Lit Crawl, the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, and Split This Rock. Majda is a 2017 Best of the Net nominee and a Neil Shepard Award finalist. Her poems have appeared or are
forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Duende, The Fairy Tale Review, Jahanamiya (the first Saudi feminist literary journal), Nimrod, The Normal School, Slice, The South Dakota Review, and Wildness.

 

(Poetry Editor) Levi Todd is a queer poet and lifelong Chicagoan, where they serve as a relationship health educator with youth. Levi’s work has been published in The Shallow Ends, PinwheelCotton Xenomorph, and elsewhere. Find them on Twitter/Instagram @levicitodd and read more at www.levitodd.com

 

(Reviews Editor) Sarah Ann Winn’s first full length poetry collection, Alma Almanac, won the 2016 Barrow Street Book Prize and will be published by Barrow Street Press in 2017. She is the author of four chapbooks: Portage (Sundress Publications, 2015), Haunting the Last House on Holland Island, Fallen into the Bay (Porkbelly Press, 2016), Field Guide to Alma Avenue and Frew Drive (Essay Press, 2016), and Ever After the End Matter (forthcoming, Hermeneutic Chaos Press). Other work has appeared in such journals as Five Points, Massachusetts Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. She is the founder of Poet Camp, a roving residency for women writers. She lives in Manassas, Virginia, where she teaches poetry workshops and lives with her husband, two lovely dogs, and one bad cat.

 

(Social Media Editor) Jacqui Zeng is a poet from the Chicago suburbs. Her poems appear in Mid-American, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Natural Bridge, Nightjar Review, and in the anthology Rust Belt Chicago. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

 

Brandon Melendez, Web Editor

(Web Editor) Brandon Melendez is a Mexican-American poet from California. He is the author of Gold That Frames The Mirror (Write Bloody Publishing, 2019). He is a National Poetry Slam finalist and a recipient of the 2018 Djanikian Scholarship from The Adroit Journal, as well as the 2018 Academy of American Poets Award. His poems can be found in Black Warrior Review, Muzzle Magazine, Ninth Letter, The Journal, Shenandoah, PANK, and elsewhere. He lives in Boston where he is pursuing his passion for web development and an MFA at Emerson College.

 

(Feedback Editor) Noelia Young is a spoken word poet based in Fayetteville, AR and is originally from Costa Rica. She has been a featured poet for the Open Mouth Reading Series, the Spirits Rebellious showcase, Hot Springs’ Wednesday Night Poetry Series, the NWACC Arts & Cultural Festival, and the University of Arkansas. Her poems have recently appeared in audio form in Terse. Journal. She is currently working on a full length book of poems discussing her experiences as a first generation immigrant, as well as a collection of essays discussing the Arkansas prison system. She is a corporate proofreader, music teacher, crisis intervention specialist, and a writing mentor for the PEN America prison writing program. When not working a million hours a day, she spends her time writing, drinking wine, and constantly tripping over her three cats while telling herself she should really get more sleep.

 

SK Grout grew up in Aotearoa/New Zealand, has lived in Germany and now splits her time as best she can between London and Auckland. She is the author of the micro chapbook to be female is to be interrogated (2018, the poetry annals). She holds a post-graduate degree in creative writing from City, University of London and also is a Poetry Editor for honeyandlime Literary Journal. Her work appears in Crannóg, Landfall, Rising Phoenix Press, Banshee Lit, Parentheses Journal, L’Éphémère Review, Barren Magazine and elsewhere. Read more at https://skgroutpoetry.wixsite.com/poetry

 

(Reader) Jihyun Yun is a Korean-American poet from California. A Fulbright Junior Research Fellow, she received her BA in Psychology from UC Davis and MFA from New York University. A four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and 2018 Blue Mesa Review contest winner, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bat City Review, Narrative Magazine, Adroit Journal, 32 Poems and elsewhere.

 

(Reader) Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a GREAT scholarship awardee, and has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from England. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in Quiddity, In/Words magazine, Bombus Press and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal and author of the micro-chapbook Synecdoche (The Poetry Annals, UK).

 

(Reader) Alexa Winik is a Canadian poet and writer currently living in Edinburgh. She holds an MLitt in Women, Writing, and Gender and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews, where she served as the poetry editor for The Scores. Her work is published or forthcoming in The ScoresPoetry Reviewamberflora, and Structo. She occasionally tweets @aj_winik. 

 

(Reader) Koh Xin Tian is a writer, editor, and translator from Singapore. She is a creative writing lecturer at the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme, and a content strategist at a digital marketing agency. She has written for the Ploughshares blog and has an MFA in poetry from West Virginia University, where she was poetry editor of the Cheat River Review. Xin Tian’s poems are featured in Twelfth House Journal, Softblow, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.

 

(Reader) Kelly Grace Thomas is the winner of the 2017 Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a Best of the Next nominee. BOAT/BURNED, her first full-length collection, is forthcoming from YesYes Books. Kelly’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: DIAGRAM, Tinderbox, Nashville Review, Sixth Finch, Muzzle, PANK and more. Kelly currently works to bring poetry to underserved youth as the Manager of Education and Pedagogy for Get Lit-Words Ignite. She is also the co-author of Words Ignite: Explore, Write and Perform, Classic and Spoken Word Poetry (Literary Riot). Kelly was a 2016 Fellow for the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop. She is the founder of FeministWrites, a creative collective that connects and champions feminist voices. She is currently a reader for Tinderbox Poetry Journal. She lives in Walnut Creek. For more please visit www.kellygracethomas.com

 

(Reader) Alicia Elkort’s poetry has appeared in AGNI, Black Lawrence Press, Califragile, Georgia Review, Heron Tree, Hunger Journal, Menacing Hedge, Rogue Agent, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and many others. Alicia’s poems have been nominated for the Orisons Anthology (2016), the Pushcart (2017), and Best of the Net (2018). She lives in California and will go to great lengths for an honest cup of black tea and a cool breeze.

 

(Reader) Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet living in Scotland. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, where she is studying poetry written by second-generation immigrant authors. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, Third Coast Magazine, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Poetry Book Society, The Adroit Journal, Room Magazine, and others. Alycia is the author of the chapbook Faces that Fled the Wind (forthcoming, BOAAT Press) and the winner of the 2018 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest in poetry. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon.

 

(Reader) Todd Osborne is a poet from Nashville, TN. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming at The Missouri ReviewBig MuddyRedactions, Juked, and elsewhere. He currently lives and writes in Hattiesburg, MS.

 

(Founding  Editor) Molly Sutton Kiefer continues to stay connected to the journal by initiating an interview series with authors whose books have recently come out. Molly runs the sister-press Tinderbox Editions, which is a nonprofit press in southeastern Minnesota. Her book Nestuary is a full-length lyric essay explore themes of (in)fertility, the body as medical object, and pregnancy. She has three poetry chapbooks, most recently Thimbleweed, and her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Collagist, and Fiddlehead Review, among others. She lives in Minnesota with her family, where she teaches Montessori elementary school.

 

(Founding Editor) Brett Elizabeth Jenkins lives and writes in Saint Paul, where she teaches college freshmen how to write sentences. She is the author of the chapbook Ether/Ore (out of print), and co-author of the ebook Love Stories/Hate Stories.

 

     

(Founding  Editor) Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican-American poet from the Southern California border. Her full-length poetry collection Landscape with Headless Mama won the 2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize. Her second collection  Protection Spell was chosen by Billy Collins for inclusion in the Miller Williams Poetry Series from University of Arkansas Press. Givhan received an NEA in poetry, a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship, and a Latin@ Scholarship to The Frost Place. She’s won poetry prizes from The Pinch Journal, The DASH Literary Journal, and The Blue Mesa Review. She earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College, her Master’s from Cal State Fullerton, and her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2013, Best of the Net 2015, AGNI, POETRY, Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, and others. She teaches online at Western New Mexico University and The Poetry Barn, and lives with her family beside the Sleeping Sister volcanoes.