Issue Seventeen Contributors


Emily Corwin is a Midwestern girl who loves all things pretty. She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Winter TangerinePainted Bride QuarterlyRust + Mothsmoking glue gun, and Word Riot. Her chapbook, My Tall Handsome was recently published through Brain Mill Press, and in the coming year, she will serve as Poetry Editor for the Indiana Review. You can follow her at @exitlessblue.

Logen Cure is a poet and teacher. She is the author of three chapbooks:  Still (Finishing Line Press 2015), Letters to Petrarch (Unicorn Press 2015), and In Keeping (Unicorn Press 2008). Her work appears in Word Riot, Radar Poetry, The Boiler, and elsewhere. She's an editor for Voicemail Poems. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She lives in Texas with her wife. Learn more at

A.R. Dugan is a MFA candidate in creative writing at Emerson College. His poetry can be seen or is forthcoming in a number of literary magazine and reviews, most recently The Merrimack Review. He taught high school English in southeastern Massachusetts for nine years. With a passion for writing, A. R. reads poetry for Redivider and Ploughshares. He currently teaches English at several Boston-area colleges. 

Jacquie Harris has no idea what it means to be inside a body or how to use the one in which she is trapped. She writes poems in her spare time. She lives in Southern California with her girlfriend, a guinea pig, and a french bulldog. You can find her on twitter @femslashlatte. 

Karrie Higgins is an essayist and psychogeographer from Salt Lake City. She earned her MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles, but she has also cut keys, cleaned hotel rooms, filed tumor reports, written textbook chapters and taught college composition. Her work has appeared in such venues as Black Clock Review, Western Humanities Review, DIAGRAM, and the Huffington Post, among others. She loves the Salt Flats more than any place on earth. Find her on the web at

Chris Holdaway is a poet / editor / from New Zealand, where he directs Compound Press. He received his MFA from Notre Dame. Recent work in Cream City ReviewEntropy, & The Seattle Review.

Ashley Mares' poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Absinthe Poetry Review, Dirty ChaiHermeneutic Chaos, Whale Road ReviewWhiskey Island, White Stag, and others. She is currently completing her J.D. in Monterey, CA, where she lives with her husband. Read more of her poetry at and follow her @ash_mares2.

Meghana Mysore lives and writes in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She is a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards two-time National Medalist, a fiction finalist in Columbia College Chicago's Young Authors Competition and an Honorable Mention recipient in the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest. Her work appears in Alexandria Quarterly, Burningword, Crack the Spine, Really System, Third Wednesday and other journals. In the fall, she will be a freshman at Yale University.

Isaac Pickell is a two-time college dropout, master's student at Miami University, and poetry editor of Oxford Magazine. He works with his partner, writing poetry that reaches for the reparative aspects of language while allowing an unpleasant narrative to breathe relevance beyond its linear timeline. 

Tammy Robacker won the 2015 Keystone Chapbook Prize for her manuscript R. Her second poetry book Villain Songs is forthcoming with ELJ Publications in 2016. Tammy published her first collection of poetry, The Vicissitudes, in 2009 (Pearle Publications). Tammy's poetry has appeared in Tinderbox, Menacing Hedge, Chiron Review, The Lake, Duende, So to Speak, Crab Creek Review, Arsenic Lobster, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. Currently enrolled in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA program in Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University, Tammy lives in Oregon. Find her on the web at

Poetry by Shannon Connor Winward has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Analog, Gargoyle, The Pedestal Magazine, and Literary Mama, among others. Her debut chapbook Undoing Winter (Finishing Line Press) is a 2016 Elgin Award nominee. In between writing, parenting, and other madness, Shannon is also an officer for the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a poetry editor for Devilfish Review.