Issue One Contributors
Emilia Batchelor co-runs Thin Walls Press and God Ate My Google Drive in Sydney. You can read her recent work
in Verge and 3AM Magazine. She has a twitter here @bemiliamilia
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing.
Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and
Best of the Net. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014.
Juliet Cook is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver and purple explosions. Her
poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications, most recently including Arsenic Lobster, Diode,
ILK, Menacing Hedge, and Tarpaulin Sky. You can find out more at www.JulietCook.weebly.com
Brandon Crittendon is 23 and simultaneously hates and loves everything. He lives on a rotating assemblage of
beds and couches in and around the OSU campus in Columbus, Ohio. He'd like to stay on yours. Wherever that
might be. Unless it's Utah. Fuck that.
Ara Hawkins was the indie music/art editor at Virago Magazine. She has interviewed Bill Ward of Black Sabbath,
Chris Mars of The Replacements, comedian Margaret Cho, and several artists and filmmakers. She describes her
work as "the Jackson Pollock behind every Norman Rockwell." She believes that if you stay true to yourself, your
audience will find you. Authenticity is a magnet. http://viragomag.com/author/ara-harris/
Marissa Hyde is a writer from Northeast Ohio, spending her weeks working and roaming from Akron to Cleveland
to Kent. She is currently working on a gin recipe book, various cutesy craft projects, and her next DnD character.
Adrian C. Louis grew in northern Nevada and is an enrolled member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. From 1984-97,
Louis taught at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. He recently retired as Professor
of English at Minnesota State University in Marshall. His most recent book of poems is Savage Sunsets (West End
Press, 2012). More info at Adrian-C-Louis.com
Herbert Woodward Martin is Professor Emeritus of English, of The University of Dayton. These days he takes joy
and delight in the knowledge that a dozen of his poetry students have blossoming careers of their own. He sees it as
passing on what his masters taught him. He has published nine volumes of poetry.
Corey Mesler has published in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Good Poems American Places,
and Esquire/Narrative. He has published 8 novels, 4 short story collections, chapbooks, and 4 full-length poetry
collections. He's been nominated for many Pushcarts, and 2 of his poems were chosen for Garrison Keillor's Writer's
Almanac. With his wife he runs a bookstore in Memphis. He can be found at https://coreymesler.wordpress.com
Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has appeared in Salt Hill Journal, PANK, Indiana Review, Columbia
Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2014, DIAGRAM, Washington Square Review, and on Verse Daily. She serves as a
poetry editor for The Adroit Journal, and recently co-edited Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015). She is a
student at the University of Cambridge, where she studies English literature and attempts to assimilate.
Scott Woods is the author of We Over Here Now (Brick Cave Books, 2013). He has been featured multiple times in
national press, including multiple appearances on National Public Radio. He emcees the Writers’ Block Poetry Night
in Columbus, Ohio. In April of 2006 he became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading.