Issue 24 Contributors
Bailey Share Aizic Bailey is a student, comedian, and Oxford comma enthusiast based in Los Angeles. Read her work in Calamus, Right Hand Pointing, Quatrain Fish, and Wizards in Space. She hopes to leave the world better than she found it.
Alessandra Bava is a poet and a translator. Her poems and translations have appeared in journals such as Gargoyle, Arsenic Lobster, Plath Profiles, Thrush Poetry Journal and Waxwing. Two of her chapbooks, They Talk About Death and Diagnosis, have been published in the States. A third chapbook, Love and Other Demons will be published later this year. She is currently writing the biography of a contemporary American poet.
Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has found delight in writing all of her life and first began writing when she was a very young girl. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including The Lake, Ink Sweat andTears, Poetry Pacific, Interpreters House and Jet Fuel Review. This year her poem, 'Sunday School' was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Laurin DeChae is a Ph.D. candidate in Composition & Rhetoric at SUNY Albany, where she acts as the poetry editor for Barzakh. She received her M.F.A. in poetry from the University of New Orleans. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, burntdistrict, Rust + Moth, Crack the Spine, and elsewhere.
Mary Harpin s a poet and content marketing writer. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crab Creek Review, Juked, Terrain, Fourteen Hills and elsewhere. She is at work on a nonfiction project with Pen Parentis about the lives of writers who are also parents. Read more at maryharpin.com.
A Southern California native, Stephanie Inagaki received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University's College of Fine Arts and her Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. After studying abroad in Italy and living in major cities around the United States, she has returned to her roots to establish herself as a multifaceted artist in Los Angeles.
Jessie Janeshek's second full-length book of poems, The Shaky Phase, is forthcoming from Stalking Horse Press. Her chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press), Rah-Rah Nostalgia (dancing girl press), and Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming), and Supernoir (Grey Book Press, forthcoming.) Invisible Mink (Iris Press) is her first full-length collection.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York Abriana Jetté is an internationally published poet and essayist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Seneca Review, River Teeth, Barrelhouse, The Moth, and many other places. She teaches for St. John's University and for the College of Staten Island.
Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. She is the author of Tasty Other, which is the 2016 winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, and four chapbooks, including The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman. She has also collaboratively created two tiny humans. Find her online at www.katiemanningpoet.com.
Amy Miller's poetry has appeared in Nimrod, Tinderbox, Willow Springs, ZYZZYVA, and other journals. Her chapbooks include I Am on a River and Cannot Answer (BOAAT Press) and Rough House (White Knuckle Press), and she won the Cultural Center of Cape Cod National Poetry Competition, judged by Tony Hoagland, and has been a finalist for the Pablo Neruda Prize and 49th Parallel Award. She lives in Ashland, Oregon, and blogs at writers-island.blogspot.com.
Kami Westhoff lives in the Pacific Northwest, the landscape of which features prominently in her work. She teaches Creative Writing at Western Washington University, where she encourages her students to examine various iterations of captivity and power in literature and contemporary culture. Her chapbook Sleepwalker won the 2015 Minerva Rising Dare to Be contest and her fiction has appeared in various journals including Meridian, Carve, Third Coast, Passages North, Redivider, The Pinch, and West Branch.