Litany of Summertime Forgetfulness
Gardner Dorton is a young poet living in Charleston, South Carolina where he is working towards his MFA. Dorton focuses his writing on blending the lines between sexuality, spirituality and Southern guilt. His poetry can be found in journals like After the Pause, South 85 and Rattle.
Gretchen Rockwell is a queer poet and supplemental instructor of English at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI. Xer work has appeared in Glass: Poets Resist, Into the Void, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Kissing Dynamite, and elsewhere. Gretchen enjoys writing poetry about gender and sexuality, history, space, and unusual connections – find xer at http://www.gretchenrockwell.com or on Twitter at @daft_rockwell.
Ugonna-Ora Owoh is a Nigerian poet and model. He is a recipient of a 2018 Young Romantics/ keat Shelley prize and a 2019 Erbacce Prize. He is a winner of a 2019 Stephen A Dibiase International poetry prize and a 2018 Fowey short story prize. He was a highly commended poet for the 2019 Blue nib Chapbook Contest. His recent poems are on Confingo Magazine, The Malahat Review, The Matador Review, The puritan, Vassar Review or elsewhere. He is featured in Pride Magazine and Puerto Del Sol Black voices series.
Robin Gow is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE by Finishing Line Press. Their poetry has recently been published in POETRY, New Delta Review, and Roanoke Review. They is the Editor at Large for Village of Crickets and Social Media Coordinator for Oyster River Pages. Their first full-length poetry collection is forth-coming with Tolsun Books.
s.c. bostwick is a nonbinary trans poet born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. They are a second year MFA candidate in poetry at Notre Dame. They are currently working on a poetic dreamscape centered around nature, trauma, addiction, gender, personhood, and, of course, a mother’s love.
Ode to My Sink Moths
Mat Wenzel’s work has appeared in Stay Thirsty Poets Anthology, Crab Fat Magazine, Carve, Puerto del Sol, Glitterwolf Magazine, Penumbra, Shift: A Journal of Literary Oddities, Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal, Right Hand Pointing, Off the Rocks Anthology, Emerge: a Lambda Literary Fellows Anthology, Queer Me Out Zine, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry. He is currently a PhD student at Florida State University. Mat is an MFA graduate from Ashland University and a Lambda Literary Fellow (2015). His manuscript, Kindling, was a semi-finalist in the 2017 BOAAT Book Prize. His poem “To The Person I Was Then, Living in Someone Else’s House” was Lambda Literary Spotlight poem in April.
Aimee Herman (she/they/her/them) is the author of the recently published YA novel, “Everything Grows” (Three Rooms Press) and two full length books of poems, “meant to wake up feeling” (great weather for MEDIA) and “to go without blinking” (BlazeVOX books). She is widely published in journals and anthologies including BOMB, cream city review, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books). Aimee is a queer writer and educator and a founding member in the poetry band, Hydrogen Junkbox.
Raymond Luczak is the author and editor of 22 books, including Flannelwood (Red Hen Press) and Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman (Squares & Rebels). He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and online.
11 Year Old Bride
D.A. Navoti is an indigenous writer. He is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a descendant of Akimel O’otham, Zuni, Hopi, and Yavapai-Apache tribes. His work has appeared in The Seventh Wave, Cloudthroat, Indian Country Today, and elsewhere. He received graduate degrees from Northern Arizona and Arizona State universities. D.A. writes and lives in Seattle, Washington.
D. Keali‘i MacKenzie is the author of the chapbook From Hunger to Prayer (Silver Needle Press, 2018). A queer poet of Kanaka Maoli, European, and Chinese descent; his work appears in, or is forthcoming from: Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry, Home (Is)lands: New Art & Writing from Guahan & Hawaiʻi, and The Operating System Experimental Speculative Poetics. A past member of the Worcester Poetry Slam team, he has performed his poetry in such places as West Palm Beach, Florida; Decatur, Georgia; Madison, Wisconsin; and Madang, Papua New Guinea. A Poet-Facilitator with the Honolulu based non-profit Pacific Tongues, he received an MA in Pacific Islands Studies, and an MLISc, from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.