Gregory Crosby: #NotTrump Series
Gregory Crosby’s work has previously appeared in Court Green, Epiphany, Copper Nickel, Paradigm, Rattle, Ophelia Street, Poem, Jacket, Pearl, The South Carolina Review, among others. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York. Prior to that, he was an art critic in Las Vegas, Nevada (which still works as an icebreaker at parties). His first chapbook "Spooky Action at a Distance" was published by the Operating System in 2014.
Chris Roberts: #NotTrump Series
Chris Roberts grew up in backwater Pennsylvania, where he learned to pronounce his Korean birth name as "Die Young." His work has appeared in Blue Lyra Review, and is forthcoming in Brooklyn Arts Press's Brooklyn Poets Anthology. In the fall of 2016, Roberts was the recipient of a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship.
Carolyn Zaikowski: #NotTrump Series
Carolyn Zaikowski is the author of the novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013). Her fiction, poetry, and essays have been published widely, in such publications as Denver Quarterly, The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, Entropy Magazine, Everyday Feminism, PANK, and Dusie. She lives and teaches in Massachusetts. Find her at www.carolynzaikowski.com.
Matthew Lippman: #NotTrump Series
Matthew Lippman is the author of four poetry collections—The New Year of Yellow (winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, Sarabande Books), Monkey Bars, Salami Jew, and American Chew (winner of the Burnside Review of Books Poetry Prize). He is the recipient of many awards including a New York State Fine Arts Grant, and Jerome J. Shestak Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review.
Eileen Murphy: #NotTrump Series
A former Chicagolander, Eileen Murphy lives on semi-rural property that must be mowed quite often, located 30 miles from Tampa, surrounded by the wild animals of Central Florida, most of them mosquitoes. She received her Masters degree from Columbia College, Chicago. She teaches literature and English at Polk State College and has recently published poetry in Tinderbox (nominated for Pushcart Prize), The American Journal of Poetry, Deaf Poet’s Society, Right Hand Pointing, Rogue Agent, and a number of other journals.
Angie Sijun Lou: #NotTrump Series
Angie Sijun Lou is from Seattle. Her writing has appeared/will appear in The Rumpus, Hobart, Voicemail Poems, Metatron, Peach Mag, Cosmonauts Avenue, Elastic Magazine, and others. She was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. She is sick of the moon and tweets at @kuntalope.
Chris Antzoulis: #NotTrump Series
Chris Antzoulis is a New York-based comic book writer and poet with an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. He has also helped other writers reach audiences through his work on literary magazines such as Madcap Review and Lumina. He currently lives in Queens, NY with his two evil cats and teaches writing at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. From his humble corner of the city, he hopes only to share with his readers his passion for telling stories.
Nathan McClain: #NotTrump Series
Nathan McClain is the author of Scale (Four Way Books, 2017), a recipient of scholarships from The Frost Place and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and a graduate from Warren Wilson's MFA Program for Writers. A Cave Canem fellow, his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Callaloo, Ploughshares, Hunger Mountain, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Southern Humanities Review. He lives in Brooklyn.
John Maher: #NotTrump Series
John Maher is an award-winning journalist and poet living in Brooklyn, NY. He is an assistant news editor at Publishers Weekly, and co-editor of The Dot and Line. He has written for publications including Electric Literature, Kirkus Reviews, and The Long Island Herald, and placed work in Esquire, Hyperallergic, Entropy, The Adirondack Review, Magnapoets, The Miscreant, and Yes, Poetry, among others. His poems have been acclaimed by Mark Wunderlich as “sharp, short, and striking, notable for their control and their certainty. I admire the endings of the poems in particular, with their modest flourishes, their brandished daggers."
Monica Rowley: #NotTrump Series
Monica Rowley teaches amazing high school students in Brooklyn, noting that they are far better than she is at trigonometry and pentameter. She loves sharks and tigers, Gilgamesh, and Ramprasad Sen's poetry to the Goddess Kali. She is the oldest of seven, and her siblings are her best friends. She considers this turn of sibling luck the best fortune she could have. Monica has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including one from the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you would like to read more of her poems, check them out on Brooklyn Poets’ The Bridge or in the upcoming issue of the Irish literary journal, The Ogham Stone.
Kris Hall: #NotTrump Series
Kris Hall is an event coordinator for Ogopogo and Da'daedal. Author of the chapbooks Dillinger on the Beach (Horse Less Press) and Notes for Xenos Vesparum (Shotgun Wedding). His work has appeared in Juked, DREGINALD, Reality Beach, SHARKPACK Annual, and Seattle Review of Books. He currently lives with his wife and two cats.
Juliet Cook & j/j hastain: #NotTrump Series
Juliet Cook is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver, purple, and dark red explosions. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications. You can find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com.
j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.
Laura Buccieri: #NotTrump Series
Laura Buccieri lives in NYC, where she is an MFA candidate in Poetry at The New School. You can find her forthcoming and most recent work in Bustle, Prelude, Potluck, PANK, Word Riot, The Seventh Wave, Reality Beach, Nourrir, Yes Poetry, Public Pool, Entropy, and FORTH. She works at Freeman’s Journal and Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. Check out more of her work here: laurabuccieri.com.
Sarah Lilius: #NotTrump Series
Sarah Lilius lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and two sons. Some places her work can be found are The Denver Quarterly, Court Green, Hermeneutic Chaos, Tinderbox, Red Paint Hill, and Stirring. She is the author of What Becomes Within (ELJ Editions, 2014) and The Heart Factory (Black Cat Moon Press, 2016). She has a forthcoming chapbook from Dancing Girl Press. Her website is sarahlilius.com.
Emily Corwin: #NotTrump Series
Emily Corwin is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington and the Poetry Editor for Indiana Review. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, glitterMOB, Hobart,smoking glue gun, and Word Riot. Her chapbook, My Tall Handsome was recently published through Brain Mill Press. You can follow her at @exitlessblue.
Kristin Chang: #NotTrump Series
Kristin Chang is from California. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Margins (Asian American Writers Workshop), Nailed Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, Souvenir Lit, and elsewhere. She is currently on staff at Winter Tangerine and can be found at moonflock.tumblr.com.
Cade Leebron: #NotTrump Series
Cade Leebron is currently earning her MFA at The Ohio State University, where she serves as Online & Art Editor at The Journal. Her work has been published in Electric Literature, The Boiler, The Deaf Poets Society, and elsewhere. She recently founded the site www.usforpresident.org, and can be found online at www.mslifeisbestlife.com, or on Twitter @CadeyLadey
L. Shapley Bassen: #NotTrump Series
L. Shapley Bassen's "Portrait of a Giant Squid" was the First Place winner in the 2015 Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. She is the author of Summer of the Long Knives (Typhoon Media) and Lives of Crime & Other Stories (Texture Press). Her second collection, Showfolk & Stories (Inkception Books) will appear in Dec., 2016. She was a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award, was a 1st reader for Electric Literature, won the 2009 APP Drama Prize and a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship, and is poetry/fiction reviewer for Brooklyner, The Rumpus, and others. Visit her online at http://www.lsbassen.com/
Alexandra Smyth: #NotTrump Series
Alexandra Smyth lives in Brooklyn, NY. She was a recipient of the 2014 Poets and Writers Amy Award, and the 2013 recipient of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Prize in Poetry. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Found Poetry Review, Rust + Moth, and Stirring, among others.
Anthony Cappo: #NotTrump Series
Anthony Cappo is the author of the chapbook, “My Bedside Radio” (Deadly Chaps Press, 2016). His poems have appeared in Prelude, Connotation Press – An Online Artifact, Stone Highway Review, Pine Hills Review, Yes Poetry, and other publications. Anthony received his M.F.A in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. He grew up in South Jersey, but is a long-time resident of New York City. His work can be found at anthonycappo.com.