Issue 37 Contributors


Julia C. Alter lives and writes in Burlington, Vermont. Her poems can be found in, or are forthcoming from, Clementine Unbound, Storyscape Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Literary Mama. She was a finalist for Hunger Mountain's 2017 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.

Daniela Buccilli's poetry has been published in Cimarron Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Quail Bell, and other journals. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently enrolled in the Carlow MFA in poetry program. Her work includes a full-length manuscript called All She Is Willing. She has taught at a public high school now for 25 years.  

Tara Shea Burke is a queer poet from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She served as poetry editor and co-creator for several small literary journals, and is a guest editor and board member for Sinister Wisdom, a Multicultural Lesbian Literature and Arts Journal. Her chapbook Let the Body Beg was published in 2014, and recent poems can be found in Adrienne, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Minola Review, Public Pool, The Fem, and Whale Road Review. She has taught in Virginia,  New Mexico, and Colorado. She lives in Denver.

Willa Carroll is the author of Nerve Chorus (The Word Works, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, Narrative, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. She was the winner of Tupelo Quarterly's TQ7 Poetry Prize and Narrative Magazine's Third Annual Poetry Contest. Carroll holds a MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars. Video readings of her poems were featured in Narrative Outloud and Tuesday; A Reading Project. A former experimental dancer and actor, she’s collaborated with numerous performers and artists, including her filmmaker husband in NYC.

Eric Cline is a queer writer currently residing in northern Virginia. They are the author of the poetry chapbooks his strange boy eve (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) and something further across the ocean (Throwback Books, 2017). They tweet @EricClinePoet.

Leslie Contreras Schwartz is a fifth-generation Houstonian of Mexican heritage.  Her essays and poetry have recently appeared in CatapultThe CollagistTinderbox andLuna Luna. Publications include Fuego, (Saint Julian Press, 2016) and her second book of poems, Nightbloom & Cenote, forthcoming from the same press in 2018. Schwartz earned an MFA in poetry from The Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College in 2011. 

Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet (Sarabande Books, 2017). Her honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. Her poems have appeared in The New York TimesTroubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, New England Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Rainier Writing Workshop's MFA Program. 

Laurinda Lind is an adjunct English teacher in New York's North Country, near the Canadian border. Some poetry publications/ acceptances have been inBlueline, Chautauqua, Comstock Review, Constellations, The Cortland Review, Ekphrasis, Kestrel, Main Street RagPaterson Literary Review, and Transom.

Bo Niles is a former magazine editor/writer who concentrated on home design. She began writing poetry at 92nd Street Y workshops in New York City, and is now a member of its senior poetry group. Her poems have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, plus three chapbooks – intimate geographiesnatural causes, and crescendo | decrescendo – from Finishing Line Press in Kentucky. Recently widowed, she has two grown sons, one married, and two grandchildren.

Remi Recchia is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Bowling Green State University, where he serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for the Mid-American Review and teaches first-year writing. His work has appeared in or will soon appear in Pittsburgh Poetry ReviewOld Northwest ReviewBlue River Review, Front PorchGravelGlass: A Journal of PoetryAnti-Heroin Chic, and Ground Fresh Thursday Press, among others.

Shannon K. Winston's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pretty Owl PoetryWhale Road ReviewA-MinorCrab Orchard Review, Zone 3, among others. Her first poetry collection, Threads Give Way (Cold Press), was published in 2010. She earned her MFA at Warren Wilson College and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She teaches in Princeton University’s Writing Program.