Gabriella Torres is the author of two chapbooks, Sister (Lame House Press, 2005) and The Emergence of Brood III (Delere Press, 2014). Her poems have recently appeared in Josephine Quarterly or are forthcoming in The Equalizer: Third Series. Her work is largely informed by her experience of growing up Latinx in the rural Midwest. She currently lives in Iowa and co-edits the tiny with Gina Myers. You can find her at https://gabriella-torres.com/.
Wryly T. McCutchen is a poet and accidental memoirist. They hold an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and Poetry from Antioch University. Their first poetry collection, My Ugly and Other Love Snarls, is available from University of Hell Press. Their work has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Alive with Vigor, Cactus Heart, and Wilde Magazine.
Faye Chevalier is a Philadelphia-based poet and essayist. Her work has been featured in the tiny, Peach Mag, Witch Craft Magazine, The Horse Less Review, Bedfellows, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @bratcore.
Latinx writer, MK Chavez is the author of several chapbooks including Mothermorphosis. Dear Animal, a full-collection was released in October 2016 by Nomadic Press. Chavez is co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She is a fellow with CantoMundo and the San Francisco Grotto. Chavez’s poem The New Whitehouse, Finding Myself in The Ruins, was selected by Eileen Myles for the Cosmonauts Avenue 2017 Poetry Award, she also a recipient of a 2017 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award.
Cornelia Barber is a New York writer. In her duel writing and healing work she investigates lineage, intimacy, race and the psychic and physical ecologies of people, plants, places and animals. Her work can be found in Prelude, The Felt, Berfrois, Fanzine, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Entropy, Weird Sister and more. Her poem “Pink Metal” won the Luna Luna Magazine inaugural flash poetry contest on the theme of “Death”, and her manuscript “Of Mouth And River” was nominated as a Tarpaulin Sky book award Semi-Finalist. She is an editor at Queen Mobs Teahouse. You can read her blog Poetry Rituals: here https://poetry-rituals.tumblr.com/
Candy Alexandra is a Latinx papermaker, printmaker, book artist and young poet from Miami, Fl. She began writing creatively in 2015. During a letterpress workshop, she was encouraged to write for her visual work. After resisting and eventually giving in to gentle encouragement, she wrote her very first poem and loved it. In her visual and written work, Candy Alexandra captures the essence of her experiences as a first generation Latinx immigrant in the United States.
Candy Alexandra received her BA in Romance Language and Literature from Mount Holyoke College in 2014 and her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in 2017.
Surabhi Balachander grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is a recent graduate of Stanford University and currently works at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West. Her poems have appeared in Yes Poetry.
Jessica Lawson’s poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in CosmonautsAvenue, Dream Pop Journal, TL;DR, TheThoughtErotic and Dusie, and her reviews have appeared in Jacket2. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and is currently in the MFA poetry program at CU-Boulder, where she teaches classes on creative writing and LGBT literature. She is currently revising a chapbook about guts and paperwork, as well as a manuscript about the downfalls of trying to power bottom the patriarchy.
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 thisFall. For more of theirpoetry please see #gorgonpoetics and all the genres at their author site.