Michael J Carter is a poet and clinical social worker. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College he holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MSW from Smith. Poems of his have appeared in such journals as Boulevard, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts Magazine, Western Humanities Review, among many others. He lives with his two hounds and spends his time swimming and knitting.
Adam Gianforcaro lives in Wilmington, Delaware. His poems can be found or are forthcoming in Third Coast, RHINO Poetry, Rust + Moth, The Cincinnati Review (miCRo series), Poet Lore, and elsewhere.
Rob Colgate is a Filipino-American poet from Evanston, IL. He holds a degree in psychology from Yale University and is currently pursuing his MFA in poetry with the New Writers Project at UT Austin, where he serves as the nonfiction editor for Bat City Review and is working towards a certificate in critical disability studies. His work is featured in Best New Poets 2020; his first chapbook, So Dark the Gap, was published by Tammy in March 2020 and won the 2020 ReadsRainbow Prize for poetry. You can find him at robcolgate.com.
Amy Li is a young writer from Georgia. Her work appears in or is forthcoming in the Lumiere Review and the Aurora Review, among others. In addition to writing, she enjoys photography, playing piano, and procrastinating.
Iman Saleem is a writer from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Alison Zheng‘s work is published in or forthcoming from Francis House, giallo lit, The Westchester Review, Rabbit: A Journal For Non-Fiction Poetry, Rigorous Mag, and more. She’s a poetry reader for Non.Plus Lit. She tweets from @aliberryzheng.
Ashley Bardhan is a poet and journalist from New York. Her writing has been featured in Pitchfork, Mel Magazine, Terse Journal, and lots of other places.
Sofia Fey is a Queer and Non-Binary writer living in North Hollywood, California. Primarily they are a theatre maker, filmmaker, and a writer of poetry and graphic novels. But to pay the bills, they can be found pouring a latte or a nice shot of espresso. They have just written and produced a short film that is called Midwestern and it is in post-production. Most recently their work has appeared in Sobotka Magazine and The Collective Magazine. Currently, they are the founding editor at Cabaret Contributor’s Journal. They are hoping to eventually write for TV and publish a chapbook of their poetry.
Sydney Vogl (she/they) is a queer poet who lives and writes in San Francisco. In 2020, she was chosen as the poetry fellow for the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing. Her work, which was nominated for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net 2020, has been published in Ghost City Press, The Tusculum Review and Variety Pack. They currently serve as a poetry editor for The San Franciscan Magazine, host a Bay Area reading series, and work as an educator to Bay Area youth.