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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 and is trying to publish his novels.

Linda Sanchez is a writer, teacher, alchemist, and entrepreneur. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and graduate of the Four Corners Writing Project in Gallup, New Mexico. Her short stories and flash fiction have appeared in publications including The First Line, Blink-ink, Café Lit and CP Quarterly.  She lives outside of Boston with her husband and two beloved dogs, more often than not in a state of bliss. You can read more of her work @TalesFromWildflowerHaven.

Born and brought up in Ireland, Adrian Harte has lived in Switzerland since 2001, working for the European football/soccer body, UEFA. He is a novice poet, but has published one book, Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More.

Morgan Rondinelli is an MFA student at Western Connecticut State University, with focuses on creative nonfiction and science writing. The latter is a nod to her background in evolutionary biology. Her work has been published with Poor Yorick Journal, Whetstone Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and The Mighty. She can be found @morganrondo

Kate Meyer-Currey moved to Devon in 1973. A varied career in frontline settings has fuelled her interest in gritty urbanism, contrasted with a rural upbringing. Her first chapbook ‘County Lines’ (Dancing Girl Press) comes out this Autumn. Her second Cuckoo’s Nest’ (Contraband Books) is due in February 2022.

Robert Armstrong is a writer from the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York. A former bookseller, his poetry’s been published in ARTLESS & NAKED, MOCKING HEART REVIEW, LAST LEAVES, THE GOLDEN WALKMAN, THE PAPER DRAGON, and SAN FEDELE PRESS/AMERICAN WRITERS REVIEW, OPEN DOOR MAGAZINE, as well as in an upcoming issue of TINY SEED LITERARY JOURNAL .  He’s currently working on poetry chapbooks, short stories and a fantasy novel.

Gerard Sarnat has been nominated for the pending 2022 Science Fiction Poetry Association Dwarf Star Award, won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for handfuls of 2021 and previous Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published including in 2022 Awakenings Review, 2022 Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County Celebration, 2022 Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival Anthology, BigCityLit, HitchLit Review, Lowestoft, Washington Square Review, The Deronda Review, Jewish Writing Project, Hong Kong Review, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Buddhist Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Arkansas Review, Hamilton-Stone Review, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, Texas Review, Vonnegut Journal, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, Monterey Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The New York Times as well as by NYU, Slippery Rock, Northwestern, Pomona, Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn, Columbia, North Dakota, McMaster, Maine, University of British Columbia and University of Chicago and University of Virginia presses. He is a Harvard College and Medical School-trained physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy/ resources to deal with climate justice, and serves on Climate Action Now’s board. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with progeny consisting of four collections (Homeless Chronicles: From Abraham To Burning Man, Disputes, 17s, Melting the Ice King)  plus three kids/ six grandsons  — and is looking forward to potential future granddaughters.

Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats: writer, editor, educator, bioethicist, poetess, cat herder, witch, and woman. With more than 150 poems published, her work has appeared invarious academic and creative publications, including being featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and nominated for Best of the Net. Her poetry has also been translated into Cherokee. She served as co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project (

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.

Joseph 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. 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.

Samantha (Sam) was born in South Korea and raised in Washington state. She now works as an attorney and lives and writes in Brooklyn with her cat Clementine.

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