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).
Ashley Mares: Unclean Hands
Ashley Mares is the author of Maddening Creatures (Aldrich Press, forthcoming), The Deer Longs for Streams of Water (Flutter Press) A Dark, Breathing Heart (dancing girl press), and Killer (Ghost City Press, forthcoming). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Stirring, Whiskey Island, Sugar House Review, Glass Poetry Press, Prelude, PANK, and others. She is currently completing her J.D. in Monterey, Ca, where she lives with her husband. Read more of her poetry at ashleymarespoetry.wordpress.com and follow her @ash_mares2.
Catherine Chambers: #MeToo Series
Catherine Chambers is an Asian-American mermaid living in Brooklyn with her dog, Bob Dylan. She is currently completing her MFA at the University of Southern Maine and edits Poets Resist for Glass: A Journal of Poetry. She tweets about Virgo stuff at @CatChamberz.
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.