Viktorsha Uliyanova: A World in Black & White
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.
Kristine Esser Slentz: Accuse You
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: Spell Poems
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.
Roosevelt Island Man
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.
Abigail Welhouse: Whispers for Your Safety
Abigail Welhouse is the author of Bad Baby (dancing girl press), Too Many Humans of New York (Bottlecap Press), and Memento Mori (a poem/comic collaboration with Evan Johnston). Her writing has been published in The Toast, The Billfold, Ghost Ocean Magazine, the Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. Subscribe to her Secret Poems at tinyletter.com/welhouse
Gregory Crosby: I Bought You Violence
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. His debut full length is forthcoming from Operating System in 2018.
Lisa Marie Basile: Dead Boy Poetry
Lisa Marie Basile is the founding editor-in- chief of Luna Luna Magazine. She is the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press, 2014) and a few chapbooks. She was a finalist for the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize, and her work can be found in PANK, Sporklet, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center, The Atlas Review, The Rumpus, Narratively and more. She holds an MFA from The New School. She has books forthcoming from Clash Books and Inside the Castle.