Viktorsha Uliyanova is a Russian artist and writer focusing primarily on documentary and portraiture. Her work examines post-Soviet world, isolationism, and the interpersonal complexities between the East and the West. Uliyanova's photographs rely upon unstructured spontaneity thus capturing the fragility of time and real nature of her subjects. Drawing from her background in poetry,the images are often presented as visual narratives and explore the unnoticed fleeting moments. Uliyanova lives and works in New York City.Read More
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KRISTINE ESSER SLENTZ is originally from northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area, or what’s lovingly called “The Region.” Kristine is a Purdue University alum who studied English literature and creative writing. After college, she began working in the digital marketing field to marry her experience in both writing and advertising. She started in search engine optimization (SEO) and soon transitioned into content marketing. During this time, she also wrote pieces for publications like HuffPost, Pattern, and NUVO. Currently, Kristine is earning her MFA in creative writing (poetry) at City College of New York. She is also the Assistant Editor for the online poetry publication Unfold Magazine, and the Features Manager for the poet's community The Harbor through The Speakeasy Project. Her poetry has appeared in Bold City Literary Magazine, The New Southern Fugitives, and then Flying Island Journal where she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Cooper Wilhelm is the author of three collections of poetry: A full-length collection called DUMBHEART/STUPIDFACE (Siren Songs / 2017); a microchapbook about raising the dead, Walt Whitman, and Breakups called Klaatu Verata Nikto (Ghost City Press / 2016); and a chapbook of poems about pigs called Swine Song (Business Bear Press / 2018). More at CooperWilhelm.com and @CooperWilhelm on twitter.
Ted Chevalier lives in Brooklyn, New York. He currently works as a Senior Multimedia Designer at Sales Graphics, where he manages projects for companies such as A&E Networks, Western Union and Disney. He received his BFA in graphic design at School of Visual Arts, with a minor in motion graphics. Ted is also the Web Editor and Digital Designer for Yes, Poetry. He often freelances design and illustration projects, having worked for musicians such as The Slackers and 100dBs.Read More
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (Operating System, 2017), Sexting the Dead (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes, Poetry and the managing editor for Civil Coping Mechanisms and Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalenteRead More