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Vivien Yap: Someone Else to Yield

Vivien Yap is an aspiring writer and poet from Singapore. Growing up with loud thoughts in a quiet girl, Vivien’s poems have had to bear the brunt of her suppressed youth. Her style ricochets between loud, angry precipitations of her thoughts and fluffy, day-dreams of love and heartbreak. Vivien’s debut book ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’ is now available for purchase online. On days when she’s not writing poems, Vivien is also a singer-songwriter and is also working on her debut EP to be released in 2019. Website.

Vivien Yap: Someone Else to Yield

Leah Mueller: Don't Get Too Comfortable

Leah Mueller is an indie writer from Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of two chapbooks, “Queen of Dorksville” (Crisis Chronicles Press) and “Political Apnea” (Locofo Chaps) and three books, “Allergic to Everything”, (Writing Knights Press) “Beach Dweller Manifesto” (Writing Knights) and “The Underside of the Snake” (Red Ferret Press). Her work appears in Blunderbuss, Summerset Review, Outlook Springs, Crack the Spine, Atticus Review, Your Impossible Voice, and other publications. She was a featured poet at the 2015 New York Poetry Festival, and a runner-up in the 2012 Wergle Flomp humor poetry contest.


Leah Mueller: Don't Get Too Comfortable

Brian Spears: #MeToo Series

Brian Spears is the poetry editor of The Rumpus (www.therumpus.net) and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). He lives and works in Des Moines, IA.Brian Spears is the poetry editor of The Rumpus (www.therumpus.net) and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). He lives and works in Des Moines, IA.

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Rachel Evelyn Sucher: #MeToo Series

Rachel Evelyn Sucher is a queer-identified Vermont writer, activist, performer, horsewoman, and intersectional feminist. Her poems have been shortlisted for the International Literary Award (Rita Dove Award in Poetry) and the Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets, and longlisted for the Brett Elizabeth Jenkins Poetry Prize. Rachel is the founder and editor-in-chief of COUNTERCLOCK literary & art journal, an editor at Sooth Swarm Journal, a social media manager at Half Mysticpublishing house & literary journal, and a founding member and editor at Mandatory Assembly literary journal.

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Lynne DeSilva-Johnson: #MeToo Series

Lynne DeSilva-Johnson (she/her/they/them) is a nonbinary queer interdisciplinary creator, cultural scholar, and educator. Lynne is the founder of The Operating System, a radical open source arts organization and small press, and serves as visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute. Recent publication credits include Wave Composition, The Conversant, The Philadelphia Supplement, Gorgon Poetics, POSTblank, Vintage Magazine, Live Mag, Coldfront, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little: Poems for The Resistance, and “In Memory of Feasible Grace,” part of the Panthalassa Pamphlet series, among others. Her performances and work have appeared widely, including recent features or projects at Artists Space, Bowery Arts and Science, The NYC Poetry Festival, Parkside Lounge, Carmine Street Metrics, Eyebeam, LaMaMa, Triangle Quarterly, Undercurrent Projects, Mellow Pages, The New York Public Library, Launchpad BK, Dixon Place, Poets Settlement, SOHO20 Gallery and many more. They are always still beginning.

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MW Murphy: #MeToo Series

MW Murphy is a poet and novelist. She is the author of the novel Second Daughter, which was selected by NPR’s Faith Middleton as a “shelf-tracker” book of the month, and was also a featured book at R J Julia Booksellers. MW was selected for publication in the “Open Weave” poetry anthology published by Curbstone Press / Northwestern University, which also awarded her first place in its Poet Laureate Division. She has a short piece of fiction in the anthology Gathered Light published by Three O’ Clock Press in May 2013. MW also has poems in the international poetry anthology series “The Art of Being Human - Volume 13, Volume 14, and Volume 15”, all of which were published in 2015, and a short story in the anthology A Shadow Map published in 2017. MW is currently nearing completion of her urban sci/fi fantasy novel The Girl in the Bookstore which takes place mostly in Manhattan’s East Village.              

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Lois Roma-Deeley: #MeToo Series

Lois Roma-Deeley's poetry collection, The Short List of Certainties, won the Jacopone da Todi Book Prize (Franciscan University Press, 2017). She is the author of three previous collections of poetry: Rules of HungernorthSight and High Notes—a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist. Roma-Deeley’s poems are featured in numerous literary journals and anthologies, nationally and internationally, such as Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Villanelles (Pocket Poet Series), Rabbit and many more.  Currently she serves as Associate Editor of Presence. www.loisroma-deeley.com/

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Stephen Furlong: #MeToo Series

Stephen Furlong is a recent graduate of Southeast Missouri State University located on the Mississippi. His poems, reviews, and interviews have recently appeared in Big Muddy, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Pine Hills Review, among others. He also had a poem in A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors of Sexual Assault published by Civil Coping Mechanisms and edited by Joanna C. Valente.  

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Jamie Agnello: #MeToo Series

Jamie Agnello, "who is a human, not a puppet...(NY Times)" is a theater artist, writer, and puppeteer based in Brooklyn. She is a staff member/performer/collaborator with Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, a teaching artist with The New Victory Theater, and a florist with Stems Brooklyn. MFA Poetry & MFA Theater from Sarah Lawrence College. www.jamieagnello.com

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Christopher Morgan: #MeToo Series

Christopher Morgan is a Lebanese American poet and editor who grew up in Detroit, the Bible Belt of Georgia, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently lives and co-manages Nostrovia! Press. The Reviews Coordinator at Alien Mouth, and the author of four chapbooks, his work can be found at GargoyleA cappella ZooVoicemail PoemsBennington Review, and concīs, among others. He loves the woods, designing games, and happy hour margaritas.

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Kristi Carter: #MeToo Series

Kristi Carter's poems have appeared in publications including So to Speak, poemmemoirstory, CALYX, Hawaii Review, and Nimrod. Her book Cosmovore is available from Aqueduct Press. She is also the author of chapbooks forthcoming from Porkbelly Press and Dancing Girl Press. Her work examines of the intersection of gender and intergenerational trauma in 20th Century poetics. She holds a PhD from University of Nebraska Lincoln and an MFA from Oklahoma State University.

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Julia Knobloch: #MeToo Series

Julia Knobloch is a journalist and translator turned project manager and executive assistant. Before moving to New York from Berlin, she worked 10+ years as a writer and producer for TV documentaries and radio features. Her essays and reportages have been published in print and online publications in Germany, Argentina, and the US (openDemocracy, Brooklyn Rail, Reality Sandwich). She occasionally blogs for ReformJudaism.org, and she recently was awarded the Poem of the Year prize from Brooklyn Poets for her poem Daylight Saving Time. Julia lives in Sunset Park. 

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Caitlin Wolper: #MeToo Series

Caitlin Wolper graduated this past May from Penn State, where she earned a Master's in English with a focus in poetry. Her most recent and upcoming publications include the Voices Israel Anthology and Z Publishing's Best Emerging Poets series. Also a journalist and writer, she has bylines in MTV News, Brooklyn Magazine, Reuters, and New York Family, among others. She currently works as the Social Media Manager for Northside Media in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter @CaitlinWolper

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Danielle Perry: #MeToo Series

Danielle Perry graduated with a degree in English Lit and Religious Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She now lives in Portland, OR, but will always be an East Coaster at heart. Her work has been published in The Toast, FLAPPERHOUSE, and Potluck Magazine, among others. Her chapbook Phases (2015) was published by Sad Spell Press. She spends probably too much time on Twitter (@jekyllian).

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Robin Sinclair: #MeToo Series

Robin Sinclair is a gender-queer writer of mixed heritage and mixed emotions, currently living in New York City. Robin's work has been published in various magazines and journals, including Gatewood Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Black Heart Magazine, Red Bird Chapbooks, and Pidgeonholes. Find Robin at RobinSinclairBooks.com. Robin is also haunted on Twitter by @Ghost_of_Mary.

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