Issue 50 Contributors


Jerrice J. Baptiste is a poet and author of eight books. She has recently been published in Kosmos Journal; Autism Parenting Magazine; Breathe Free Press; Spadina Literary Review;  Chronogram, and many others. Jerrice has facilitated creative writing with breast cancer survivors in New York, where she lives. 

A native of Córdoba, Veracruz, Estrella del Valle now lives in El Paso, Texas. Her most recent poetry collection, Calima: CAution LIve aniMAls, was published in 2018. Her poems also appear in the bilingual anthology La Canasta.

Darren Demaree is the author of eleven poetry collections, most recently Emily As Sometimes the Forest Wants the Fire, which will be published in June of 2019 by Harpoon Books.  He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal.  He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.  He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Cheryl Dumesnil’s books include two collections of poems, Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes (University of Pittsburgh Press) In Praise of Falling (University of Pittsburgh Press); a memoir, Love Song for Baby X; & the anthology Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos, co-edited with Kim Addonizio. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two sons and her wife, Sarah Richmond.

Kristin Eade is a writer and editor from Seattle, Washington. She has an ardent love for words, especially those that need a good edit, and enjoys daydreaming, playing with cats, and being in nature. Her poetry has been featured in Seattle University's literary magazine Fragments.

Amorak Huey is author of three books of poetry: Boom Box (Sundress, 2019), Seducing the Asparagus Queen (Cloudbank, 2018, winner of the Vern Rutsala Prize), and Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress, 2015), as well as two chapbooks. A 2017 NEA Fellow in poetry, he is co-author with W. Todd Kaneko of Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018) and teaches at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

In a past century Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower, is now a retired math professor, and has published three chapbooks, one of which won the Gambling The Aisle prize, and one collection, Fractal Idyll (A..P Press). Another collection (from Lynx House) is in press.

Jasper Kennedy  is an organizer and avid crocheter from north Alabama. A medical student by day, they write to reconcile home, profession, identity, and disability. Their work has been published in Screen Door Review.

Toshiya Kamei holds an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas. His translations of Latin American literature include books by Claudia ApablazaCarlos Bortoni, and Selfa Chew.

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.   

Angelique Zobitz has most recently been published in Sugar House Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry's Poet Resist Series, Poets Reading the News, So to Speak: a feminist journal of language + art, SWWIMPretty Owl Poetry with additional forthcoming from Psaltery & Lyre, Mortar Magazine and others.  She lives in West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband, daughter, and a wild rescue dog. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @angeliquezobitz