Issue 52 Contributors


Jonathan B. Aibel is a poet and software engineer. His poems have been published, or will soon appear, in Lily Poetry Review, The Aurorean, Mason's Road, Round Magazine, and in the anthology Rhyme and Punishment (Local Gems Press). Jonathan lives in Concord, MA with his family.

Amy Bassin is a widely exhibited and published multi-disciplinary artist from NYC whose work encompasses artist books, altered books, drawing, collage, fine art photography, and video. A text-based art collaboration with writer Mark Blickley, Dream Streams was published May 2019 by Clare Songbirds Publishing. In 2018 she participated in an art residency in Lisbon, Portugal and exhibited at the Art Book Fair in Antwerp, Belgium. She is a co-founder of the five continent international artists collective, Urban Dialogues.

Emily Blair is a queer Appalachian poet and blue-collar scholar originally from Fort Chiswell, Virginia. She currently lives and teaches community college in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her work can be found or is soon forthcoming in Contrary Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Impossible Archetype, The New Southern Fugitives, Pidgeonholes, Posit: A Journal of Literature and Art, The Pinch Journal, and Riggwelter Press. Further information and previous publications can be found on her website,

Jessica Lynne Furtado is a poet, photographer, & children’s librarian. Her work has previously been published under the pseudonym JJ Lynne, with photography and micro-poem collages featured in CALYX, Muzzle Magazine, PANK, and The Brooklyn Quarterly. Her writing has appeared in apt, Hobart, A Narrow Fellow, Rust + Moth, Spry, and Stirring, among others. Jessica previously served as co-editor of poetry for Paper Nautilus, and she lives in Massachusetts. Visit her at

Adam Gianforcaro lives in Wilmington, Delaware. His poems can be found in Poet Lore, Little Patuxent Review, Maudlin House, the minnesota review, Sundog Lit, and others.

Isa Guzman is a TITERE poet from Los Sures, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dedicated to exploring the traumas and hardships of his Puerto Rican community and society at large, his work has been featured in several magazines and anthologies, such as: The Bridge (Brooklyn Poets), The Acentos Review, The Casita Grande Lounge, The Good Men Project, and The Other Side of Violet. He is currently pursuing his MFA at Brooklyn College.

Born in Tokyo, half Japanese, Kathleen Hellen is the author of The Only Country was the Color of My Skin, the award-winning Umberto’s Night, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Nominated for two Pushcart prizes and Best of the Net, and featured on Poetry Daily, her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, New Letters, North American Review, Poetry East, among others. For more on Kathleen visit .

Kalyn McAlister writes and teaches writing in Oklahoma, where she lives with her two hounds.

Robin Moss lives in the Midwest with her husband, three sons and three cats. She teaches and organizes writing courses and craft-focused literature discussions for dedicated writers outside the academic writing community. Her work is published in Rust + Moth and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

Cheryl Pallant is the author of twelve poetry and nonfiction books, most recently, Writing and the Body in Motion: Awakening Voice through Somatic Practice (McFarland and Co., 2018) and Her Body Listening (Blaze Vox Books, 2017). She teaches dance at University of Richmond, writing at University of Virginia, and leads her Writing from the Body workshop around the U.S. and abroad.

Justin Vicari is a lifelong poet who has authored two collections, In Search of Lost Joy (Main Street Rag, 2018) and The Professional Weepers (Pavement Saw Press, 2011). His work has appeared in such journals as The Ledge, 32 Poems, Southern Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, and others. He is also the author of six books of critical theory, and a literary translator. He is on Instagram at justin_vicari.