Issue 22 Contributors

Juliet Cook's poetry has appeared in a small multitude of magazines, including Arsenic Lobster, DIAGRAM, Diode, FLAPPERHOUSE, Menacing Hedge and Reality Beach. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks, recently including RED DEMOLITION (Shirt Pocket Press, 2014), a collaboration with Robert Cole called MUTANT NEURON CODEX SWARM (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015), and a collaboration with j/j hastain called Dive Back Down (Dancing Girl Press, 2015), with two more forthcoming. Cook's first full-length individual poetry book, Horrific Confection, was published by BlazeVOX and her second full-length individual poetry book, Malformed Confetti, is forthcoming from Crisis Chronicles Press. Her most recent full-length poetry book, A Red Witch, Every Which Way, is a collaboration with j/j hastain published by Hysterical Books in August 2016. Find out more at

Nina Corwin is the author of two books of poetry, The Uncertainty of Maps and Conversations With Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints. Her poetry has appeared in From the FishouseDrunken Boat, Harvard Review, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review/nor and Verse. Corwin, a Pushcart nominee, also curates the literary series at Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery. In daytime hours, she is a psychotherapist known for her work on behalf of victims of violence.

Alain Ginsberg is an agender writer and performer from Baltimore City, MD whose work focuses on narratives of gender identity, sexuality, and mental healthy and the ways in which trauma informs, skews, and builds onto those stories. They are a 2016 Texas Grand Slam semi-finalist, 2016 Write Bloody finalist, and 2015 and 2016 Capturing Fire finalist. Alain's work has been featured or is forthcoming from Dead King Magazine, Public Pool, Crab Fat Magazine, and elsewhere. Outside of writing they are found selling spirits and potions behind the bar of your favorite (or least favorite) cavern.

Avery M. Guess is a recipient of a 2015 NEA Fellowship for Poetry. She’s a PhD student at University of South Dakota and assistant editor for poetry at South Dakota Review. Recent poems appear in Mid-American Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Thrush Poetry Journal.

Alyssa Jewell studies poetry at Western Michigan University where she served as assistant editor for New Issues Poetry and Prose and is currently poetry editor for Third Coast.  Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2016, The Columbia Review, Cumberland River Review, Dunes Review, Fifth Wednesday, Grist, Meridian, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and Quarterly West, among other publications. She lives and teaches in Grand Rapids.

Kate Peterson is the author of Grist, the winner of the Floating Bridge Chapbook Prize in 2016. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, where she works as director of Get Lit! Programs. Her work has been published in RattleGlassworksSugar House ReviewThe Sierra Nevada ReviewPackingtown Review, among others. More at

Sarah Shields is a mother, artist, and writer living in Southern California. Her artwork has been published in Lockjaw, Boston Accent Lit, The Tishman Review, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Connotation Press, and Gigantic Sequins. More of her art and writing may be found through her website:

Molli Spalter is a PhD candidate in Literature and Cultural Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Molli studies and writes on motherhood, sexuality, religion, and google searches on various types of contraception. Molli is a mother, wanderer, and vegetarian. 

Kailey Tedesco's first chapbook, These Ghosts of Mine, Siamese, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in 2017. She received her MFA from Arcadia University, and she is the editor-in-chief of Rag Queen Periodical. She also moonlights as Hortensia Celeste in the NYC Poetry Brothel. Her work has appeared in Hermeneutic Chaos, Prick of the Spindle, Bellevue Literary Review, and more. She believes poetry is the closest thing we have to magic. 

Quinn White is the author of My Moustache (Dancing Girl Press, 2013) and Orienteering (Origami Poems Project, 2013). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Sixth FinchAmethyst Arsenic, Word Riot, and Bayou Magazine. Quinn earned her MFA in creative writing at Virginia Tech. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. She lives in Alabama with her husband and their cats. 

Tara Isabel Zambrano lives in Texas and is an Electrical Engineer by profession. She moved from India to the United States two decades ago. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Moon City Review, Bop Dead City, The Healing Muse and others.