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Gilbert Allen
has lived in upstate South Carolina since 1977.  He received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from The Southern Review in 2007 and was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in April 2014. His work received Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XXXVII  volume.  His sixth collection of poems, Catma, was published recently by Measure Press.  He is the Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature at Furman University.
Amanda Deutch 
Amanda Deutch’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Revolver, Ping Pong, Bone Bouquet, Denver Quarterly, Boog City, Upstairs at Duroc, Watchword Press, and elsewhere. Her essays have appeared in Delirious Hem and Poets & Writers. She is the author of the chapbooks, B.O.S.S. (Dusie Kollektiv, 2009), Motel Drift and Subway Series. Deutch is a 2014 Betsy Hotel Writing Fellow and was a 2007 Footpaths to Creativity Fellow in the Azores. She facilitates poetry workshops for Coney Island teens and is the founder and director of Parachute Literary Arts.

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Keegan Lester

is the cofounder and poetry editor of the journal: Souvenir.  His work is forthcoming or published in: The Journal, Barn Owl Review, Phantom Limb, InDigest, The Atlas Review, Sixth Finch, Leveler, Luna Luna Mag, Cutbank, Revolver, Inter|rupture and Blunderbuss among others.  He lives in Brooklyn, mostly on tacos.  He can also be found haunting West Virginia. He recently officiated a wedding for two of his super friends.  One of those super friends is the T.M. for whom one of the poems is dedicated. The title of that poem may or may not be the address of their house. If you are daring, you can call him preach. His twitter is @keeganmlester.  

John James

is the author of Chthonic, winner of the 2014 CutBank Annual Chapbook Award. His work appears or is forthcoming in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Best New Poets 2013, and elsewhere. He holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University, where he received an Academy of American Poets Prize, and he was recently named a Semi-Finalist in the "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Contest.

Ben Duax

was born in Iowa in 1986. In 2005, he played piano in a free jazz combo at the Not Not Fun Festival and was commissioned by the UC Davis Art Department to create a musique concrete score for the building's elevator. In 2013, he preformed John Cage's 4'33" at the Museum of Modern Art.  He is a recipient of the Evelyn Kranes Kossak fellowship for painting at Hunter College.  In 2014, his cartoons appeared on hunted and  He has seen Pasolini's film Salo over 100 times.


Julie Hart
Originally from Minnesota, Julie Hart has lived in London, Zurich, and Tokyo, and now in Brooklyn Heights. Her work can be found in Five Quarterly, Denim Skin, PANK magazine, and the Rumpus.  For more you can follow her on twitter, @JulieHart54.

Arthur Seefahrt

lives in the wilderness on a diet of oysters and flies.  He has taught poetry and fiction workshops through Columbia University as well as the Non-Profit Brooklyn Poets Organization.  A former recipient of the Ed Ochester Award for Poetry, he currently teaches in the English department at St. Joseph's University


Kathleen Kirk

is the author of five poetry chapbooks, most recently Interior Sculpture (dancing girl press, 2014). Her work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Eclectica, Menacing Hedge, Poetry East, and Redheaded Stepchild. She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life.

Dave Harrity

is the director of ANTLER, a literary education and consulting organization based in Louisville, Kentucky.  His work has appeared in Copper-Nickel, Revolver, The L.A. Review, Confrontation, The Portland Review, Existere, The Cresset, and elsewhere.

Eric Inkala

is a self-taught artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Minneapolis, MN in 1982, he was heavily influenced in his youth by graffiti and skateboarding, which in turn became a huge part of his life. By his middle teens, Inkala became fully immersed in the graffiti world in which he spent most nights painting trains and walls around Minneapolis, making a name for himself. 



Jack Kristiansen
lives in the moleskins of William Aarnes.  Jack Kristiansen’s work has appeared in places such as FIELD, Tendril, and Heron Tree.  Poems are forthcoming in Main Street Rag.
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