Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo teaches at the Department of Humanities of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. WEB
Farah Ali writes fiction and poetry with a particular love for the short form. She has been published, and has upcoming publications, in a variety of reputable online and print journals. Her supernatural Deerleap Hollow Series is available from Amazon. TWITTER
D A Angelo is a UK-based poet with work in Literary Yard, Rabid Oak, Bluehouse Journal and several other journals. New work is forthcoming in A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Moss Puppy, The Amazine and Skipping Stone Review.
Hifsa Ashraf is an award winning poet, author, and editor from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is the author of six micropoetry books. She has won The Touchstone Award for Individual Poems 2021 from The Haiku Foundation. TWITTER
Izzy Astuto (he/they) is a writer currently majoring in Creative Writing at Emerson College. His work has previously been published by Hearth and Coffin and Renesme Literary, amongst others. WEB TWITTER INSTA
Rory Baskin is a high school student in California with a passion for creative writing. Her work has previously been published in Trouvaille Review and Cathartic Literary Magazine.
Derek Beaulieu is the author/editor of over twenty-five collections of poetry, prose, and criticism. His most recent volume of fiction, Silence, is forthcoming from Sweden’s Timglaset Books, his most recent volume of poetry, Surface Tension, was published by Toronto’s Coach House Books. Beaulieu has won multiple local and national awards for his teaching and dedication to students, the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for this dedication to Albertan literature, and is the only graduate from the University of Calgary’s Department of English to receive the Faculty of Arts ‘Celebrated Alumni Award.’ Beaulieu holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Roehampton University, has served as poet laureate of both Calgary and Banff, and the Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. WEB TWITTER
Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise and writes poetry on unceded Mingo land (Akron, OH). Recent/upcoming appearances in Last Leaves, Taj Mahal Review, and Linked Verse, among others. INSTA BANDCAMP
Taya Boyles graduated with a B.A. in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a writer based in Richmond, Virginia whose publishing journey started at eight years old and has come a long way from misspelling glue. In the years since her poetry and flash fiction have appeared in an array of online and print publications. CHILLSUBS INSTA
Chris Bullard is an exile from Florida who lives in Philadelphia, PA. In 2022, Main Street Rag published his poetry chapbook, Florida Man, and Moonstone Press published his poetry chapbook, The Rainclouds of y. His poetry has appeared recently in Jersey Devil, Stonecrop, Wrath-Bearing Tree, Waccamaw, and other publications. He was nominated this year for the Pushcart Prize. TWITTER
John Paul Caponigro is an internationally collected visual artist and published author. He leads unique adventures in the wildest places on earth to help participants creatively make deeper connections with nature and themselves. WEB
nar “tomato king” castle is a black queer neurodivergent enby based in boston making stickers, poems, computer games, & eating avgolemono. WEB
Emily Cronan is a multidisciplinary artist from San Francisco, California. Their original play Colors Eve premiered in March 2023, and poetry has been featured in Worm Moon Archive. INSTA
Deron Eckert is a writer and poet who lives in Lexington, Kentucky. His writing and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, Door is a Jar, Ghost City Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Fahmidan Journal, Boats Against the Current, Sky Island Journal, Querencia Press’ Winter 2023 Anthology, Treehouse Literary, and Rue Scribe. He was a flash fiction finalist in New Millennium Writing’s 54th Writing Awards. He is currently seeking representation for his Southern Gothic, coming-of-age novel while working on collections of poetry and prose. INSTA
Thomas Farr is a British writer and poet. He appears or is forthcoming in Tales to Terrify, Aôthen Magazine, Ram Eye Press, The Jupiter Review, tiny wren lit, Red Wolf Periodical, Humana Obscura, Erato Magazine, Metachrosis Literary, and elsewhere. TWITTER
Lauren Elise Fisher (she/hers) is a theatre artist, stage manager, and writer based out of Bridgeport, CT. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of Connecticut. Her most recent publications can be found in CultureCult’s Spring Offensive anthology, the Canyon Voices, Afterpast Review, Naked Cat Lit, and Local Gems Press’ Connecticut Poetry Review 2023. TWITTER BLUESKY INSTAGRAM
Daniel J Flosi is the editor of Black Stone / White Stone. He currently resides with the insects & marsh grasses within the V of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. His chapbook, Video Assisted Referees, is forthcoming with C22 press. WEB TWITTER
Barbara Anna Gaiardoni is winner of the First Prize 2023 “Zheng Nian Cup”. Her Japanese-style poems has been published in The Mainichi, Asahi Haikuist Network, Akita International Haiku Network, The Haiku Foundation, The Japan Society UK and in ninety-nine other international journals. WEB
John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Stand, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Lost Pilots. Latest books, Between Two Fires, Covert, and Memory Outside The Head are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in the Seventh Quarry, La Presa, and California Quarterly.
Joe Gross is the author of the chapbook Lest We All Get Clipped (Ghostbird Press, 2023), and his work has appeared in Killing the Buddha, Twin Pies Literary, VIA, the tide rises, the tide falls, HORNS, and la piccioletta barca. He holds an MFA from Queens College, CUNY, where he was co-editor of Armstrong Literary. TWITTER INSTA
Atsushi Ikeda is a writer/musician based in Montreal, whose work has appeared in Propagule, new_sinewsergot., Apocalypse Confidential, and more. He is having a Sapporo. TWITTER
Rachael Inciarte (she/they) is the author of the chapbook What Kind of Seed Made You, published by Finishing Line Press and 2022 Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention. Their work features or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Spillway, Salamander, and others. WEB
CG Inglis is a Stockholm-based writer and narrative designer. TWITTER
Mark Jackley’s poems have appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, petrichor, and other journals. Last year, his book of poems Many Suns Will Rise was published by Main Street Rag. He lives in northwestern Virginia.
Kate Javner (she/hers) currently resides in the state of Wisconsin where she occupies her non-writing time as a gymnastics instructor and mentor to local youth. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Momaya Press and Unstamatic, and she has earned her MFA degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults through Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. TWITTER
Surashree Joshi is a poet, teacher and Indian Classical Vocalist living in Pune. She loves books, coffee and is a Star Wars fan.
K. Kannnan (b. 2008) is a first-generation Indian-American writer. The Editor-in-Chief of Blue Flame Review, a literary magazine publishing science-themed work, she also serves as an editor for Renaissance Review. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming from Pidgeonholes, Paper Crane Journal, and Ice Lolly Review, among others, and has been recognized by Write the World. WEB
Tina Karelson (she/they) is a writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Quarter After Eight, Moss Piglet, Diaspora Baby Blues, the Women Artist’s Datebook, and other publications, and she serves as a poetry editor for Red Bird Chapbooks. Tina’s most unusual achievement: Jeopardy! champion. WEB
Arvinder Kaur author, translator specialises in English literature and Media Studies. She has taught the same in the Post Graduate Colleges of Chandigarh, India. Along the way she developed a passion for Japanese short form poetry. Her poems have appeared in many national and international journals.
Casper Kelly is a poet, musician and Fine Art graduate who likes John Cassavetes and has an interest in the kitsch appeal of 9/11, much to the discomfort of his peers. He lives in the United Kingdom and only comes out at night.
Margaret King’s recent work has appeared in The Solitary Plover, Fevers of the Mind, and Roi Faineant. She teaches tai chi in Wisconsin. She is also the author of the poetry collection, Isthmus (2019).
J. I. Kleinberg is an artist, poet, and freelance writer who lives in Bellingham, Washington, USA. Her visual poems have been published in print and online journals worldwide. INSTA
Koss is a writer, artist, and web designer with over 200 writing, art, and “unusual media” publications in journals and anthologies such as MoonPark Review, Sofopojo, Anti-Heroin Chic, San Pedro River Review, BSF, Beaver Mag, Sage Cigarettes, Beyond the Frame, Get Bent, and many others. WEB TWITTER
Anton Lushankin is a (visual) poet, writer, playwright and translator, born in Kyiv and since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian War resides in his hometown. His first poetry publication (in Russian) appeared in Berlin.Berega magazine back in 2020; petrichor is his first publication in English. He holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture at Technical University of Berlin and currently pursues a Master degree in Architecture at RWTH Aachen University.
Ma Hua was born in Tianjin, China in 1972 and graduated from Fudan University. He started writing poetry and plays in university, and was a core member of Fudan Poetry Club and the head of Yanyuan Theatre Club. In 2004, He passed away in a car accident while volunteering as a village teacher in Yunnan. Posthumously a poetry collection Snow Mountain Tanka has been published.
Michael Marcinkowski lives and works in Bristol, England. WEB
Joshua Massey also appears in this issue here.
Austin Miles is from southeast Ohio. He is the author of the chapbook Perfect Garbage Forever (Bottlecap Press) and has poems published in Dreginald, Landfill, and elsewhere.
Alastair Morrison is studying medicine at McMaster University. He has a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and before medical school he taught literary studies at universities in Canada, the United States, and Denmark. His academic work deals with the humanities in medical education, and his poetry is forthcoming in Canadian Literature, Pidgeonholes, Reservoir Road, and elsewhere..
John Oldenborg (he / him) currently attends the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he is earning an MFA in poetry. He is editor in chief at Young Doogan Mag. His work appears in LandLocked, Red Ogre Review, HASH, Heavy Feather Review, Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. TWITTERf
Briar Ripley Page writes weird stories, as well as some poetry. They live in London. WEB WRITING
Marc Isaac Potter (we/they/them) is a differently-abled writer living in the SF Bay Area. Marc’s interests include blogging by email and Zen. They have been published in Fiery Scribe Review, Feral, Poetic Sun Poetry, and Provenance Journal. TWITTER
nikkin rader has degrees in poetry, anthropology, philosophy, gender & sexuality studies, etc. time is spent caring for dying plants & living pets or videogaming & adjuncting. WEB TWITTER INSTA
Ulyses Razo’s poems have appeared in Dream Boy Book Club, Pity Milk Press, Pom Pom Press, and are forthcoming from Spectra, Ghost City Review, dirt child, and elsewhere. He was a 2023 fellow at Paul Smith’s College and lives in London. INSTA
Chayanika Saikia is a Geoscientist who loves to write when she is not finding Oil underneath the earth. Her work has appeared/forthcoming in Muse India, Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2022, Madras Courier, Cafe Dissensus, PikerPress, EKL Review, hākārā, Setu, The Little Journal of NE India, The Assam Tribune, Parcham, and others. She lives with her family in Noida.
Shloka Shankar is a poet and self-taught visual artist from Bangalore, India. A Best of the Net nominee and award-winning haiku poet, Shloka is the Founding Editor of Sonic Boom and its imprint Yavanika Press. Her debut full-length haiku collection, The Field of Why (Yavanika Press), was shortlisted for the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards 2022. WEB
Kerri Sonnenberg s author of The Mudra (Litmus Press). Recent work appears in Peripheries, The Arkansas International, and Oversound. Originally from Illinois, she now lives in Cork, Ireland. WEB INSTA
Debbie Strange (Canada) is a chronically ill short-form poet, artist, and photographer whose creative passions connect her more closely to the world, to others, and to herself. Thousands of Strange’s works have been published worldwide. WEB TWITTER INSTA
Mikey Swanberg is the author of Good Grief and the chapbook On Earth As It Is, both with VA Press. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Passages North, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin—Madison & lives in Chicago. TWITTER INSTA
Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of four poetry collections: Foxlogic, Fireweed (Backwaters Press/Univ. of Nebraska), Little Spells, How to Live on Bread and Music, and Salt Memory. The collaborative chapbook, Dear Question, with L.I. Henley, will be published in 2024 from Glass Lyre Press. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the James Laughlin Award, her poems have appeared widely in journals, most recently or forthcoming in Birdcoat Quarterly, Guesthouse, OneArt, Orion, Poetry Northwest, Sixth Finch, Terrain, The Shore, and Waxwing. TWITTER INSTA
R.C. Thomas resides in Plymouth, UK. His poetry collections, The Strangest Thankyou’, and Zygote Poems, were published by Cultured Llama under the name Richard Thomas. His haiku ‘silver lining’ was shortlisted for a Touchstone Award for Individual Poems 2022. WEB INSTA
C.X. Turner writes poems about dandelions, frozen fingers and frogs. Her poetry and artwork have been widely published. She is a social worker and observer of life, rediscovering her creativity and always making space on her bookshelves for more. She enjoys experimenting with Japanese short-forms, and three of her poems were Touchtone-nominated in 2022. She enjoys working collaboratively with other poets and on solo projects. TWITTER INSTA
Angharad Williams (she/her) lives in Manchester, UK with her partner and toddler. She has previously been published by Green Ink Poetry, Sylvia Magazine, Forge Zine and Acid Bath Publishing. TWITTER INSTA
Winnie Zeng writes and translates from Zhejiang, China. Her translation of Ma Yan’s poem has been a finalist for the Anne Frydman Translation Prize and shortlisted for the Gabo Prize in Literary Translation. Other poetry and translation can be found in Poetry Northwest, the Offing, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere.. TWITTER