Grey Vild is a Queer Art Mentorship & Brooklyn Poets fellow & a MFA candidate in poetry at Rutgers University. His work can be found at Them, Vetch, Harriet: The Blog and elsewhere.
deziree a. brown: conjure(s) ghosts
deziree a. brown is a black queer woman poet, scholar, activist and self-proclaimed “social justice warrior” from Flint, MI. They are currently a MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI, and often claim to have been born with a poem written across their chest. Their work has been recently published in the anthology Best “New” African Poets 2015, Duende, Crab Fat Magazine, and Razor.
Sage Curtis: Drowning Daddy Issues
Sage Curtis is a Bay Area poet and MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals and she performs it whenever possible. Recently, she's been interested in the glamour and grit of addiction, and places we find it unexpectedly. You can find more of her work at sagedaniellecurtis.wordpress.com
Melissa Eleftherion: No One Owns a Body
Melissa Eleftherion was born & raised in Brooklyn. She is the author of huminsect, prism maps, Pigtail Duty, the leaves the leaves, green glass asterisms, and several other chapbooks. Her first full-length collection, field guide to autobiography, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N. Founder of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, Melissa lives in Mendocino County where she works as a Teen Librarian, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series at the Ukiah Library. More of her work can be found @ www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.
Eddie Krzeminski: Outside the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City
Eddie Krzeminski was born and raised in Naples, Florida. He is currently an MFA candidate at Florida International University. In his spare time he reads, writes, and plays bass in two bands. His work has previously appeared in The Mangrove Review and Plath Poetry Project.
Hannah Bishop: I Will Never Be a Galaxy
Hannah Bishop is an MFA poetry candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is originally from New Jersey. She works in a gastroenterology office but usually prefers reading poems to looking at pictures of intestines. Hannah especially enjoys sweets, cartoons, fun facts, and her dog, Teek. Her work has appeared in Noble / Gas Qtrly and Seneca Review.