Issue 40 Contributors


Kinsey Cantrell received her BA/MA in Poetry from Miami University of Ohio. Her work has appeared in Datableed, New Delta Review, and Rabbit Catastrophe Review.

Mark Anthony Cayanan teaches at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He obtained his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Adelaide in Australia. He is the author of Narcissus (Ateneo de Manila UP, 2011) and Except you enthrall me (U of the Philippines P, 2013). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in, among others, Transnational LiteratureLana Turner, and High Chair

Born in Chicago, but continually sliding South, Kathleen “Corky” Culver is a poet, activist, videographer and historian who earned her doctorate in English from the University of Florida. Her films documenting lesbian history in the Southeast are archived with the Lesbian Home Move Project, and she has written on lesbian activism for Sinister Wisdom. Her first poetry publication was in the iconic children’s magazine The Weekly Reader, and her full-length poetry collection, The Natural Law of Water, was published in 2007. A regular performer at the annual Womonwrites conference, Culver lives and writes in North Central Florida.

Wanda Deglane is a night-blooming desert flower from Arizona. She is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and attends Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and family & human development. Her poetry has been published or forthcoming from Rust + Moth, The Wire’s Dream Magazine, L’Ephemere Review, and Former Cactus, among other lovely places.  

Mary Guterson is a writer, painter, and textile artist. She divides her time between Los Angeles and Alexandria, Virginia.

Judy Kaber has lived in Maine since 1971. She writes regularly and has published in a number of journals, including Off the Coast, The Comstock Review, and Spillway. Her poem, “Those days they kept the broken children,” won second place in the 2016 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest, judged by Marge Piercy. She is particularly interested in the sound and taste of language and the power that it has to move people.

Annmarie O'Connell is a lifelong resident of the south side of Chicago. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sixth Finch, Juked, Room Magazine, Verse Daily, Slipstream, SOFTBLOW, Vinyl Poetry, Curbside Splendor, Escape Into Life, 2River View and many other wonderful journals. Her first full-length collection of poems, titled Your Immaculate Heart, was released with Trio House Press in 2016. Her third chapbook was just released with Yellow Flag Press. She can also be found here:

Kara Phillips is an emerging poet from the DC area. She graduated form the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018. When not writing poetry, Kara enjoys hiking, singing, and cooking. If she were a piece of nature, aside from being human, she would be a creek with mossy rocks. 

Ashley Roach-Freiman is a librarian and poet with work appearing or forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, THRUSH Poetry Journal, The Literary Review, Ghost Proposal, and Nightjar Review. A chapbook, Bright Along the Body, is available from dancing girl press. She is currently working on a full-length collection. Find out more at    

Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer and visual artist from Bangalore, India. She loves experimenting with Japanese short-forms and remixed/cut-up poetry alike. A Best of the Net nominee, her poems have most recently appeared in Right Hand Pointing, Otoliths, Failed Haiku, Drunk Monkeys, Untouched Journal, and so on. Shloka is the founding editor of the literary & arts journal Sonic Boom, as well as its affiliated press, Yavanika. She tweets @shloks89.

Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress, 2013) as well as eight chapbooks, most recently The Girl (Porkbelly Press).