Malgas Mashego is a 29-year-old mix-media female artist currently residing in Gauteng, South Africa. She predominantly use various water media paints, edible products, textiles materials and other matters when painting. She obtained training from SewAfrica in the Johannesburg Cbd with Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting, Centre for Conveyancing Practice in Pretoria with a Basic Diploma In Conveyancing Practice, Law Society of South Africa with some Legal Secretary courses. Mashego is currently working towards completion of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Early Childhood Education with the University of South Africa (UNISA).
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
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.
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.
Visual Poetry by Natalie Solmer
Natalie Solmer grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Indianapolis Review. After 13 years of working as a grocery store florist, she now teaches composition and writing in various institutions all over Indianapolis. Her work has been published in journals such as Willow Springs, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Cimarron Review, MidWest Review and forthcoming from North American Review. More of her work can be found at www.nataliesolmer.com.
What Disappoints You
Marissa Zappas is an artist and perfumer from California currently residing in Brooklyn. She is the founder of Redamance, a perfume collection connecting women of the past with women today. She holds a MA in Anthropology from The New School for Social Research.
Charles Theonia is a poet from Brooklyn, where they are working to externalize interior femme landscapes. They are the author of art book Saw Palmettos (Container, 2018) and poetry collection Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015). With ray ferreira and Abigail Lloyd, they coedit Femmescapes, a magazine of queer and trans affinities with femmeness.