Issue 34 Contributors


Ankita Anand's writing has travelled through India, Pakistan, Singapore, Ireland, the US and the UK. She also facilitates writing workshops. An archive of her publications can be found here:

Jen Coleman has been a finalist for The Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships and the Zone 3 Press First Book Award, and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Lambda Literary Poetry SpotlightNew Welsh ReviewThe Southeast Review, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA from Hollins University. She teaches undergraduate English in Virginia, where she lives with her wife and cats.  

Aubrie Cox Warner went to university to write a novel and came out writing haiku. She is the co-founder and executive producer of the literary podcast Citizen Lit and a MFA student at Temple University. She is the author of two chapbooks, tea’s aftertaste (Bronze Man Books) and Out of Translation (Kattywompus Press), and her work has appeared in publications such as Whiskeypaper, District Lit, and NANO Fiction. She tweets @mfawchronicill.

Jeannine Hall Gailey  served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the VillainessShe Returns to the Floating World,Unexplained FeversThe Robot Scientist’s Daughter and Field Guide to the End of the World,winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize and the Elgin Award. Her web site and you can follow her on Twitter @webbish6. 

Susan F. Glassmeyer is a writer and somatic therapist with expertise in The Feldenkrais Method. Her publications include two chapbooks: Body Matters (Pudding House Press, 2010) and Cook’s Luck (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her first full-length poetry collection will be published by Dos Madres Press in the spring. Susan serves as co-director of the Holistic Health Center of Cincinnati where she helps people restore the poetry of presence and movement in their lives and bodies.  

Amy Lee Heinlen holds an MFA in Creative Writing program from Chatham University where her manuscript received the Best Thesis in Poetry award. Her poem, “Light, Blue,” was awarded the 2016 Laurie Mansell Reich Academy of American Poets prize. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper, Pretty Owl Poetry, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Olentangy Review, Mom Egg Review, Coal Hill Review, and elsewhere. An academic librarian, she lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sonja Johanson has recent work appearing in BOAATNinth Letter, and Poet Lore. She is a contributing editor at the Eastern Iowa Review, and the author Trees in Our Dooryards (Redbird Chapbooks).  You can follow her work at .

Nicole Oquendo is a poet, essayist, professor, and translator. She serves as an Assistant Editor for Sundress Publications and Flaming Giblet Press, and is the editor of the forthcoming anthology Manticore: Hybrid Writing from Hybrid Identities. She is the author of the chapbooks some prophetsself is wolfwringing gendered we, and Space Baby, the hybrid memoir Telomeres, and the forthcoming visual poetry collection we, animals.

Deonte Osayande is a writer from Detroit, Mi. His nonfiction and poetry has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, and the Pushcart Prize. He has represented Detroit at multiple National Poetry Slam competitions. He's currently a professor of English at Wayne County Community College. His books include Class (Urban Farmhouse Press, 2017) and the forthcoming Circus (Brick Mantle Books, 2018). 

Scherezade Siobhan s a Chicago-based poet whose work centers on the experience of mental disability. His work has appeared in the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Tyler Vile is a writer, performer, and activist from Baltimore, MD whose novel-in-verse, Never Coming Home, is available on Topside Press. She is the vocalist in a punk band called Anti-Androgen and is working on at least one collection of short fiction. Her interactive poetry zine, Hassidic Witch Murderer is available on her website, She aspires to one day become the world's greatest transsexual yenta.