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Angela van Son: Angela van Son lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She writes poems and very short stories about the strangeness of being human. She likes to put a twist on things, whether it’s dark, humorous, philosophic or playful. In 2020 she published More than meets the I, together with her favourite photographer. Her latest book is a chapbook called Sampled, sealed, delivered. Angela’s work has been published in Anti Heroin Chic, Nonbinary Review, Cold Mountain Review, Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, Runcible Spoon Poetry and Prose, I’m Not a Silent Poet, Art Saves Lives International, and Celebrating Change.

Debbie Peters is an attorney by profession, living in NYC. She dedicates her work to her beloved Gerson Lesser.

A.S. Callaghan lives and writes in Los Angeles. She has produced stories for public radio and is currently working on a collection of personal essays. You can find her on Twitter at @ascallaghan.

Janice S Fuller is a poet who lives and writes in the desert of Tucson, Arizona, and on a lake in Wisconsin. She was a finalist for the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize 2018 and a runner up in the 2017 Haunted Waters Press Poetry Open. Janice’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in Amsterdam Quarterly, Caesura, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, and Gyroscope Review among others. She’s lucky enough to have both loons and Sahuaros to inspire her.

Karla Linn Merrifield has had 800+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has 14 books to her credit. Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the 2019 full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press. In early 2021, her Half a World of Kisses will be published by Truth Serum Press (Australia) under its new Lindauer Poets imprint. She is currently at work on a poetry collection, My Body the Guitar, inspired by famous guitarists and their guitars; the book is slated to be published in December 2021 by Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY). She is a frequent contributor to The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. Tweet @LinnMerrifiel.

Sarah Henry studied with two former U.S. poet laureates at the University of Virginia. Today she is retired from a newspaper. Her recent work has appeared in The Daily Drunk, Pure Slush, Founders Favorites, Perspectives and Rue Scribe. Sarah lives and writes in a small Pennsylvania town. She does not have a cat.

Kate Pashby (they/them) is a queer Mexican-American poet from San Jose, California who resides in Washington, DC. Their work has been published in Burrow, Rogue Agent, and Rabid Oak, the latter of which nominated Kate for Best of the Net 2020. Kate’s work is forthcoming in Northern Otter Press and Genre: Urban Arts’ House.

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, The Northampton Review, Local Train Magazine, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is trying to publish his novels.

Contributing Editors

Dana May works as a housing attorney in Brooklyn. She paints and writes mostly in her apartment. She comes from Michigan but has lived in a lot of other places. Her cat Stevie keeps her humble. She has over 100 followers on Instagram. You can check out her art shit there at wtfacch.

Shieva is an Iranian-American femme, Midwest born and raised and currently living in Brooklyn. She works 9-to-5 as an attorney and moonlights as an editor for Embryo Concepts. Before that, she was the singer in a few rock bands in the Twin Cities and worked for Planned Parenthood. She enjoys fashion and Prince.

Joe thinks about cities, humanity and the future. He also thinks about cat gifs and food. He’s always liked writing – primarily as a means to hammer out inner conflicts into something recognizable – enough for me to find my way through. He believes that every person should be defined as a Human first, and any other definition second. He lives in Minnesota with his husband and dog.

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