GOOD GIRLS, by Shannon Barber

Shannon Barber Is a 40 year old author from the Pacific Northwest. Their work has appeared recently in Wear Your Voice Magazine, Ravishly and Witchcraft Magazine. They are the author of the forthcoming poetry book, Gasoline Heart by Lark Books this Fall. For more of their poetry please see #gorgonpoetics and all the genres at theiauthor site. 

LESBEHONEST, three poems by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been featured in Denver Quarterly, PEN America, Lambda Literary, The Offing, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of two collections: i’m alive / it hurts / i love it (boost house 2014), and THERE SHOULD BE FLOWERS (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2016).

Three Figures, by Matthew Woodman

Matthew Woodman teaches writing at California State University, Bakersfield and is the founding editor of Rabid Oak. His poems appear in recent issues of Sonora Review, Placeholder, The Invisible Bear, Oxidant/Engine, and Sierra Nevada Review, and more of his work can be found at www.matthewwoodman.com.

LOVE IS NOT LOVE, David Ishaya Osu

David Ishaya Osu was born in 1991 in Onda, Nigeria. His poetry has appeared in Transition, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, New Coin Poetry, Poetry Wales among numerous others. He is a board member of Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, and he has received a Pushcart Prize nomination. David is currently the poetry editor of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel.

from compassion fountain, by Liz Bowen

Liz Bowen is a writer and literary scholar living in New York. She is the author of Sugarblood (Metatron 2017) and the chapbook Compassion Fountain (Hyacinth Girl 2018), and her poetry and essays can be found in Boston Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Atlas Review, Dream Pop Press, and glitterMOB. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is working on a dissertation that traces disability and animality as intertwined sites of literary experimentation in the long twentieth century. She also teaches undergraduate writing, works on the poetry staff at Anomaly, and cares for a rescue pit bull named Rosie. 

3 from MYTH OF THE GARBAGE PATCH, Maya Weeks

Maya Weeks is a writer, artist, and geographer from rural California working on marine debris as capital accumulation, climate change, gender, and logistics. Recent work has been published in The New InquiryBlind Field JournalGUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine, and the chapbooks How To Be on the Outside of Every Inside/How to Be Inside Every Outside (these signals press) and Panic Train (Mondo Bummer), among others. Catch Maya on a surfboard or in a river or on Twitter at @looseuterus.

THE DOROTHY ALLISON VERTICAL FILE, by Freesia McKee

Freesia McKee is a working poet. Her words have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Lavender Review, Rust Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, Sundress Press’ Political Punch anthology, and If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration. Freesia’s chapbook How Distant the City is forthcoming from Headmistress Press. Currently living in Florida, Freesia represents the southern half of the poetry and performance duo The Subtle Forces.

Five Poems by Kimberly Ann Southwick

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the founder and editor in chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS. She has two poetry chapbooks, most recently EFS & VEES (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015). A poem of hers was a finalist for the 2016 Yemassee Poetry Prize. She is pursuing her PhD in English/Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She currently blogs about chapbooks for Ploughshares. She lives in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana with her husband, Geoffrey, and their dog, Jasper. Follow her on twitter @kimannjosouth & visit her online at kimberlyannsouthwick.com for more.

An Excerpt from HELEN OR MY HUNGER, by Gale Marie Thompson

Gale Marie Thompson the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015) and two chapbooks: If You’re a Bear, I’m a Bear and Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Sixth Finch). Recent work may be found in Gulf Coast, Cosmonauts Avenue, jubilat, Bennington Review, Ghost Proposal, and Foundry, among others. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She is the founding editor of Jellyfish Magazine and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she teaches at Grand Valley State University.

Pages from What Runs Over, a memoir in verse by Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Kayleb Rae Candrilli is author of What Runs Over, forthcoming with YesYes Books and winner of the 2016 Pamet River Prize. They are published or forthcoming in BOAAT Press, Puerto del Sol, Booth, Vinyl, Muzzle, Cream City Review, and others. Candrilli is a Best of the Net winner and a Pushcart Prize nominated poet. They serve as an assistant poetry editor for BOAAT Press and they hold an MFA and an MLIS from the University of Alabama. Candrilli now lives in Philadelphia with their partner. You can read more of their work here