Issue 44 Contributors


Chuka Susan Chesney grew up in the L.A. area and is a graduate of Art Center College of Design. A poet as well as an artist, her poems and art have been published in Peacock Journal, Claudius Speaks, and Inklette. Her paintings and collages have been featured in New England Review and Compose Journal. She is coeditor of an anthology of poems and art titled "Lottery Blues"which is scheduled to be published next year with Little Red Tree in Nebraska. She recently collaborated with Dr. Laura Madeline Wiseman on a book called People Like Cats. An award winning artist, Chesney's paintings have been shown in exhibitions across the country.

Cat Dixon is the author of Eva and Too Heavy to Carry (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016, 2014).  Her poetry and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Sugar House Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, Eclectica, IthacaLit, Yes, Poetry, and Mid-American Review

Julia Gerhardt is a writer from Los Angeles, California.  She studied Creative Writing at Goucher College.  Her work has previously been published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Sun&Sandstone, and others. 

Tina Gross works as an academic librarian doing cataloging/metadata, which accounts for most of the publications in her ORCID profile. Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry City, USAThe Laurel ReviewThird Point Press,Emrys Journal, and Flyway. She is an MFA candidate in creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Gregory Kimbrell is the author of The Primitive Observatory (Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), winner of the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Manticore—Hybrid Writing from Hybrid IdentitiesOtolithsRune BearImpossible ArchetypeAlcyone, and elsewhere. He is the events and programs coordinator for Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries. More of his writing, including his magnetic sci-fi/horror haiku, can be found at

Rebecca Kokitus is a poet residing in the Philadelphia area. She is a student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she studies English with a concentration in Writing. Her work has been published and is forthcoming in over a dozen literary journals, most recently in Rhythm & Bones, {isacoustic*}, and Mookychick Magazine. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @rxbxcca_anna, and you can read more of her writing on her website:

Laura Mayron, a queer poet from Hawaii, is a graduate of Wellesley College pursuing a PhD in Spanish literature at Boston University. She has won Honorable Mention in the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award and is nominated for the Best of the Net 2018 Anthology. Laura has been previously published in Noble/Gas Qtrly, Arlington Literary Journal, and 3Elements Review, among others. If she could go back in time, she’d have a drink with Spanish surrealists.

Carolyn Oliver’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in FIELD, The Shallow Ends, The Greensboro Review, Booth, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Lunch Ticket, and elsewhere. A graduate of The Ohio State University and Boston University, she lives in Massachusetts with her family. Links to more of her writing can be found at,

Evyan Roberts is a queer, fat, black, femme who is deeply committed to intersectional feminism and #blackgirlmagic. She holds a BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Wells College and has won the H. Helena Zachos Prize for Fiction in 2007. She currently works as a Medical Librarian and  is pursuing a Masters in Social Work. She lives in Maryland.

Emma K. Shibley has grown mostly up in southwest Ohio and is now a creative writing student at Miami University. Her poetry has appeared on as a winner of the Harris S. Abrahams College & University Prize, and also in the campus literary magazine INKLINGS, where she currently serves as editor-in-chief. She can be found on twitter @marzipansy and has a cat with a whistley purr.

Margaret Wack has had her work previously published in Strange Horizons, Arion, and Liminality, among others. More can be found at