Issue 47 Contributors


Chelsea Margaret Bodnar / 1990 / stay-at-home mother of dust.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: The Bennington Review, Sad Girl Review, Wyvern Lit, Leopardskin & Limes, Menacing Hedge, Freezeray, and others.  Her first chapbook, Basement Gemini, was recently released by the incomparably beautiful humanoids of Hyacinth Girl Press.

Juliet Cook’s poetry has appeared in a small multitude of magazines. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks, recently including a collaboration with j/j hastain called "Dive Back Down" (Dancing Girl Press, 2015), and an individual collection called "From One Ruined Human to Another" (Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective, 2018). Cook's first full-length individual poetry book, “Horrific Confection”, was published by BlazeVOX more than ten years ago. Her more recent full-length poetry book, "A Red Witch, Every Which Way", is a collaboration with j/j hastain published by Hysterical Books in 2016. Her most recent full-length individual poetry book, "Malformed Confetti" was published by Crisis Chronicles Press in late 2018. Cook also sometimes creates semi-abstract painting collage art hybrid creatures. Find out more at

Timothy Cook, an Edgewater Chicago native, graduated from Loyola University with a BA in philosophy and from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in some places, and he is a recipient of a grant from the Mookie Jam Foundation, which supported artists living with multiple sclerosis.

Jesica Carson Davis’s work has appeared in The Laurel ReviewZone 3Columbia Poetry Review, StoneboatStorm CellarAfter Hours, and other places, including a chapbook published with StillBlackWater Press. She is an Associate Editor for Inverted Syntax literary journal, studied poetry at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), worked as a typesetter for the University of Chicago Press, and was the final Alice Maxine Bowie Fellow at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She currently lives in Denver, where she’s working on several poetry manuscripts and an ongoing project making poemboxes, which sculpturally interpret her words. She can be found on the internet here.

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 16 books including The Second O of Sorrow published in 2018 by BOA Editions, and Alongside We Travel: Contemporary Poets on Autism (2019 NYQ Books). He works as a care giver and Med Tech for various disabled populations and lives with the poet Lisa M. Dougherty and their two daughters along Lake Erie. More info on Sean can be found at

Katherine Fallon attended Bryn Mawr College and holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Permafrost, Meridian, Colorado Review, Oxidant Engine, and more. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Writing & Linguistics at Georgia Southern University and lives above the gnat line with her favorite person and a handful of animals, both domestic and feral. Her chapbook, The Toothmakers’ Daughters, is available through Finishing Line Press. 

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in the Homestead Review, Harpur Palate and Columbia Review with work upcoming in the Roanoke Review, the Hawaii Review and North Dakota Quarterly.  

Megan McDermott recently graduated from Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary program on religion and the arts. She first studied writing and religion together as an undergraduate at Susquehanna University. Now Megan serves as a minister at an Episcopal church in Massachusetts. Her work has been published in The Amethyst Review, The Windhover, Rock & Sling, Letters, and The Cresset, among others. You can find her on Twitter @megmcdermott92.  

Emily Murman is a poet and fiction writer from the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  She holds a bachelor's of arts in writing and has published or forthcoming work in Déraciné, Okay Donkey, Milk + Beans, Cease Cows, and Butter Press. Emily can be found on Twitter @emilyrosenurman.

Victoria Nordlund is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. Her chapbook Binge Watching Winter on Mute will be published in Spring 2019 by Main Street Rag. She is a 2018 Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize Nominee, whose work has appeared in PANK Magazine, Gone Lawn, Ghost Proposal, Philosophical Idiot, and other journals. You can read more of her work at

Emma Cairns Watson is a graduate of Smith College, where she studied English literature and neuroscience. She now lives on the opposite coast, coordinating university conferences on Egyptology by day and attempting to write while balancing the notebook on top of a very persistent lapdog at night. A poetry editor at Honey & Lime, her own work is forthcoming in RHINOPithead Chapel, and Ninth Letter. You can find her on Twitter @EmmaValjean.