(Editor-in-Chief) 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.
(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 presented her poetry at Split This Rock 2018. Majda is a 2017 Best of the Net nominee and a Neil Shepard Award finalist. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Duende, The Fairy Tale Review, Hunger Mountain, Jahanamiya (the first Saudi feminist literary journal), The Normal School, Slice, The South Dakota Review, Wildness and the anthology of 90’s pop culture Come As You Are.
(Assistant Poetry Editor) Levi Todd is a queer poet and lifelong Chicagoan. He serves as Social Media Intern for Vinyl Poetry and Prose, and his work is published or forthcoming in Pinwheel, Cotton Xenomorph, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Arcturus, and more. He tweets at @levicitodd, where he’d love to hear your favorite Carly Rae Jepsen song.
(Reviews Co-Editor) Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times; The Millions; Brain, Child; Los Angeles Review of Books; The Georgia Review; Shenandoah; The Rumpus; Brevity; Fourth Genre and elsewhere. A fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, she was named a 2013 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow to attend a residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts. Currently she is a nonfiction editor at r.kv.r.y quarterly, and a regular reviewer for The A.V. Club.
(Reviews Co-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.
(Reader) Candace Williams is a black, queer nerd living a double life. By day, she’s Head of Community Operations at a podcasting startup. By night and subway ride, she’s a poet. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hyperallergic, Sixth Finch, Bennington Review, Lambda Literary Review, and Copper Nickel, among other places. She graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and earned her MA in Elementary Education from Stanford University. She’s been awarded a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship, Cave Canem scholarships, and a Best of the Net 2016 nomination. You can find her walking her pit bull down Nostrand Ave, watching too many episodes of Murder, She Wrote, and subtweeting the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy (@teacherc).
(Reader) Koh Xin Tian is a writer, editor, and translator from Singapore. She writes for the Ploughshares blog and has an MFA in poetry from West Virginia University, where she served as 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) 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.
(Founding / Contributing 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 / Contributing 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.