Tara Shea Burke is a queer poet from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She served as poetry editor and co-creator for several small literary journals, and is a guest editor and board member for Sinister Wisdom, a Multicultural Lesbian Literature and Arts Journal. Her chapbook Let the Body Beg was published in 2014, and recent poems can be found in Adrienne, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Minola Review, Public Pool, The Fem, and Whale Road Review. She has taught in Virginia, New Mexico, and Colorado. She lives in Denver. www.tarasheaburke.com
Janice Majewski: The Ungodly Courage to Die
Janice Majewski is a poet living in Northern Virginia. Her work can be found in Entropy, Moonsick Magazine, Reality Beach and is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review and Blackbird. She is poetry editor for Phoebe.
Laura Page: Drove a Stake Through a Man’s Skull
Laura Page is a poet and artist from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, Crab Creek Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Unbroken, The Hunger, Minola Review, TINGE, and others. Her chapbook,epithalamium was awarded Sundress Publications' 2017 chapbook prize. Laura is editor in chief of Virga Magazine.
Travis Sharp: No Body Is a Scapegoat
Travis Sharp is a queer writer, artist, and teacher living in Buffalo. He's an editor and designer at Essay Press and at Small Po[r]tions, the author of the chapbook Sinister Queer Agenda (above/ground press, forthcoming), and a PhD student in the SUNY Buffalo Poetics Program. Other work has appeared with Columbia Poetry Review, LIT, Bombay Gin, Puerto del Sol, Entropy, and elsewhere.
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.
Tara Jayakar: What Use to the Living
Tara Jayakar is a Brooklyn-based Midwesterner & freelance editor, lover of bread and space. She is the Founder/Bookmaker at Raptor Editing, & she holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Tara's work has appeared in The Shoreline Review, the Lumina Journal blog, MACK, andHeadspace #1.