Issue 49 Contributors


Frances Boyle is the author of two poetry books: Light-carved Passages(2014) and This White Nest (forthcoming 2019), and a novella, Tower(2018). Her writing has won local and national awards in Canada, and appeared in many print and online publications, most recently The New QuarterlyOttawaterThe Anti-Languorous Project, Literary Review of CanadaHarbor ReviewBarren and untethered. She lives in Ottawa, where she helps edit Arc Poetry Magazine. Her website is .

Joylanda Jamison currently resides in Virginia with her blind cat, Stevie, and non-blind cat, Blackjack. She is pursuing her MFA through Lindenwood University and has had her poems featured in Lamp. Follow her on Instagram @itsjoylanda for more poetry.

Sarah Lilius is the author of four chapbooks, including GIRL (dancing girl press, 2017), and Thirsty Bones (Blood Pudding Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, Pithead ChapelEntropy, and other places. She lives in Virginia with her husband and sons. Her website is

Brynn Martin is a Kansas native living in Knoxville, where she received her MFA in poetry from the University of Tennessee. She now works as the Literary Arts Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Contrary Magazine, Yes, Poetry, and Crab Orchard Review.   

Jillian M. Phillips lives & writes in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, though she still maintains her New England accent. She holds an MFA in Writing from the  University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her work has appeared in Menacing Hedge, Nonbinary Review, The Manifest Station, other publications, and forgotten boxes in her mother's basement. 

Louisa Schnaithmann is a poet living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has previously been published in the Ursinus College literary magazine, The Lantern.

ire’ne lara silva is the author of two poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) and Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), which were both finalists for the International Latino Book Award in Poetry, an e-chapbook, Enduring Azucares, (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), as well as a short story collection, flesh to bone (Aunt Lute Books, 2013) which won the Premio Aztlán. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, (Aunt Lute Books, 2017), a collection of poetry and essays. ire’ne is the recipient of a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, the final recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008 recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Milagro Award. ire'ne is currently working on her first novel, Naci.  Her latest collection of poetry, CUICACALLI/House of Song, will be published by Saddle Road in April 2019. Website:

Cindy Veach is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press), named a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Michigan Quarterly Review, Sugar House Review and elsewhereShe is the co-poetry editor of The Mom Egg Review.

Sara Moore Wagner is the Cincinnati based author of the chapbook Hooked Through (Five Oaks Press, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Glass poetry journal, Gulf Stream, Gigantic Sequins, Stirring, and Arsenic Lobster, among others, and is forthcoming in journals including Western Humanities Review, Harpur Palate, and Tar River Poetry. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, and for Best of the Net. Find her at

Ferral Wilcox is a U.S. born poet and musician currently living in Pokhara, Nepal. Ferral's work can be found or is forthcoming in Per Contra, concise, Peacock Journal, Willawaw Journal, SWWIM, Rat's Ass Review and elsewhere. Her poetry was featured in the Q-Street venue of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and she is a regular contributor to the Plath Poetry Project.

Kate Wright graduated from Penn State's BA/MA program in English and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment from Iowa State University. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Up the Staircase Quarterly, Sport Literate, Ghost City Review, Rust + Moth, Columbia College Literary Review, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter @KateWrightPoet .