Carina Milena Maceira is a 19-year-old, first generation American of Cuban Spaniard/Colombian decent. Maceira was also primarily raised by her indigenous Mexican-Arab Persian step-family, further adding to her multicultural identity. Maceira grew up in America between the states of Florida, Virginia and Maryland. Today she resides in the Middle East as an English teacher in an Islamic Institute in the small country of Kuwait. Because of her traditionally conservative family and environment Maceira shares her work anonymously on social media accounts by the handle of C. Medusa and performs her work within the safe comfort of the open minded and liberal art, music and poetry community of Kuwait.Read More
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Aqdas Aftab is a pakistani queer nonbinary writer, currently getting their PhD in decolonial trans of color literature at the University of Maryland. Their writing has been published or is forthcoming in Bitch Media, Vulture Bones, Crab Fat Magazine, and The Rumpus. These days, Aqdas is thinking about spirituality and love through the framework of prison abolition.Read More
Ricky Garni grew up in Miami and Maine. He works as a graphic designer by day and writes music by night. His latest book, WOWED BY LARD, was released in the Spring of 2018.
E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Starbucks connoisseur, and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture (Anomalous Press), and Hysteria: Writing the female body (Sable Books, forthcoming). Kristin is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry including A Guide for the Practical Abductee (Red Bird Chapbooks), Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), Fire in the Sky (Grey Book Press), 17 seventeen XVII (Grey Book Press), and Behind, All You’ve Got (Semiperfect Press, forthcoming). Kristin is an assistant poetry editor at The Boiler and an editorial assistant at Sugared Water. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker. Find her online at EKristinAnderson.com and on twitter at @ek_anderson..