Issue Ten Contributors

Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship, and received her MFA in poetry from NYU where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo and Community of Writers, and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her book Ugly Music, forthcoming from YesYes Books, was chosen for the 2017 Pamet River Prize. Her poems can be found in Day One, Vinyl, The Adroit Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.

Steve Castro's poetry is forthcoming in Plume and was most recently published in Green Mountains Review, Verse Daily, [PANK] Magazine Online, Forklift, Ohio, and SurVision Magazine (Ireland). He's the assistant poetry editor at decomP. Twitter: @PoetryEngineer

Annelyse Gelman makes things with text and sound. Her work appears in The New Yorker, Indiana Review, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere, and she is the author of the poetry collection Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone. Find her at

Rich Ives has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission and the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines for his work in poetry, fiction, editing, publishing, translation and photography. His writing has appeared in Verse, North American Review, Massachusetts Review, Northwest Review, Quarterly West, Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction Daily and many more. He is the author of a fiction chapbook, Sharpen, from The Newer York Press, a story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, from What Books, a poetry collection Light from a Small Brown Bird, from Bitter Oleander Press and a hybrid book of days, Tunneling to the Moon, from Silenced Press.

Jessica Laser is the author of Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides (Letter Machine Editions, forthcoming) and two chapbooks. She lives in Berkeley, where she is pursuing a doctorate in English literature.

Kelly Schirmann is a poet, ceramicist, and musician from Northern California. She is the author of Popular Music (Black Ocean, 2016) and sings in the band Sung Mountains. Other projects include OMO, Public Access, and Americans for Responsible Technology (ART). For more information, visit

Claire Skinner's poems have been published previously in Prairie Schooner, Muzzle Magazine, Crab Creek Review, and The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (University of Arizona Press, 2016). She got her MFA from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Maggie Smith is the author of Lamp of the Body, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and Good Bones, named by the Washington Post as one of the Five Best Poetry Books of 2017. The title poem, “Good Bones,” was called the “Official Poem of 2016” by Public Radio International and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Her poems have appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.

Eszter Takacs is a creative writing doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Denver. She has taught creative writing and literature courses at University of Arkansas and currently teaches at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She is the author of two chapbooks: Together We Will Talk Right Down to Earth (The New Megaphone) and The Spectacular Crash (H_NGM_N Books). Her poems have appeared in Alice Blue, Soft Blow, Salt Hill, Forklift, Ohio, Yalobusha Review, Hobart, Prelude, Ampersand, and twice in Inter|rupture. She also paints in the abstract, photographs garbage and translates Hungarian surrealist poetry into English.

Nadia de Vries is the author of Dark Hour (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018). She lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More at

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