Issue 40 Contributors
Genevieve DeGuzman is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her recent work appears in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, FOLIO, The Puritan, Reed Magazine, Five:2:One, and Stonecoast Review. She is a finalist for the 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Prize, a finalist for the 2017 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize, and a winner of the 2017 Oregon Poetry Association’s New Poets Contest. When she's not writing, she's working on perfecting her hygge. Find out more at: https://about.me/genevievedeguzman
Jenny Grassl was raised in Collegeville, Pennsylvania and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received her M.F.A. in poetry from Bennington Writing Seminars, and her B.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including Ocean State Review, Radar Poetry, Clarion, LIT, Pierogi, and Critiphoria.
James Grinwis' poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, and a number of other journals. He is the author of The City From Nome and Exhibit of Forking Paths, which was a National Poetry Series Selection and published by Coffee House.
Anwar Gheni Jaber is an Iraqi poet, writer and artist. He was born in 1973 in Babylon. His name has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies and he has won many prizes; one of them is the "World Laureate-Best Poet in 2017 from WNWU". Tessellated (poems in one poem) narrative lyric writing and digital expressionistic art are his peculiar styles. Anwar is the author of "Narratopoet"; (2017), "Tessellation"; (2018) and other 60 books.
Andrew Kozma's poems have appeared in Blackbird, Strange Horizons, Redactions, and Best American Poetry 2015. His book of poems, City of Regret (Zone 3 Press, 2007), won the Zone 3 First Book Award.
Agnieszka Krajewska is a poet, essayist, and combat epistemologist. She received an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2004, and was ordained as an Adept in the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn in 2009. Her poems have appeared in two chapbooks, Water Breaking (Ye Olde Fonte Shoppe, 1997) and Residual Heat (Self-published, 2014). She lives in San Francisco, California.
Bryanna Licciardi has received her MFA in poetry from Emerson College. Her debut chapbook SKIN SPLITTING is out now from Finishing Line Press (August, 2017). She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and co-curates a local poetry reading series called Poetry in the Boro, founded by the Murfreesboro Poet Laureate. Her work appears in journals such as Poetry Quarterly, BlazeVOX, Northern England Review, Peacock Journal, Adirondack Review, and Cleaver Magazine. Check out www.bryannalicciardi.com for more.
Originally from Georgia, Caseyrenée Lopez relocated with their family to Virginia in the summer of 2017. They work as a professor of English at John Tyler Community College, and are the author of two full-length poetry collections, the new gods (Bottlecap Press, March 2018) and i was born dead (About Editions, forthcoming), as well as a chapbook heretic bastard (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, forthcoming). In addition to teaching and writing, Caseyrenée is also the editor of Crab Fat Magazine and publisher at Damaged Goods Press. They tweet @caseyreneelopez.
Sean Mahoney lives with Dianne, her mother, two Uglydolls, and three dogs in Santa Ana, California. He works in geophysics. He believes in salsa, dark chocolate, and CBD. Sean helped create to the Disability Literature Consortium (www.dislitconsortium.wordpress.com) and co-edited the first 3 volumes of the MS benefit anthology Something On Our Minds.
Jessica Morey-Collins received her MFA from the University of New Orleans, where she won an Academy of American Poets award, and worked as associate poetry editor for Bayou Magazine. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Sycamore Review, and elsewhere. She studies hazard mitigation in the University of Oregon's Masters of Community and Regional Planning program. Find her at www.jessicamoreycollins.com
Caitlin Wilson s a recent graduate from the University of Maryland, where she was a member of the Jiménez-Porter Writers' House and Editor-in-Chief for Stylus Literary Journal. She is the recipient of a 2018 Jiménez-Porter Literary Prize in Poetry and her work has been published in Entropy. She will be pursuing an MFA in poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Fall 2018.