Issue Six Contributors

Aria Aber writes and lives in London, UK. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best British Poetry 2015, MUZZLE, decomP, PANK, Lighthouse Journal, Wasafiri, SOFTBLOW & has been recognized by MIEL. She serves as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal and just finished her English literature degree from Goldsmiths College.

James Croal Jackson's poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, Glassworks, Thin Air, and other publications. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, spent a few years in Los Angeles, traveled the country in his Ford Fiesta, and now lives in Columbus, Ohio. Find more at

Jessie Janeshek's chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia (dancing girl press, 2016), and Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming, 2017). Her full-length collection of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College (West Virginia, USA), she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). You can read more of her poetry at

Erik Kennedy's poems have appeared in (or are forthcoming in) places like 3:AM Magazine, Oxford Poetry, and Poems in Which in the U.K., Ladowich, Ohio Edit, and Prelude in the U.S., and Landfall and Sport in New Zealand. He is the poetry editor for Queen Mob's Teahouse. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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 retired as Professor of English at Minnesota State University in Marshall two years ago . His most recent book of poems is Random Exorcisms (Pleiades Press, 2016). More info at

Kyle McCord is the author of six books of poetry including Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders (Trio House 2016), and Gentle, World, Gentler (Forthcoming Ampersand 2017). His work has been featured in AGNI, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. Kyle has received grants from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Baltic Writing Residency. The founding editor of American Microreviews and Interviews, he recently completed his Ph.D. at University of North Texas, now lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and teaches at Drake University.

Liz McGehee is a recent graduate of CU Boulder's MFA program. Her work has appeared in New Delta Review, Cloud Rodeo, The Volta, and was nominated previously for the Pushcart Prize and Sundress Press' Best of the Net Anthology. Originally from New Orleans, LA, (dis)location and natural disaster continue to imbue her work.

Laura McKee has tried twerking, with some success. As a winner of the Guernsey International Poetry Competition, last year, she had a small poem on a bus. This year she has a poem in The Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse (Emma Press). @Estlinin

Maggie Millner lives and writes in California. She has received fellowships from New York University, the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony, and the Stadler Center for Poetry, and has published poetry in Prelude, TYPO, Heavy Feather Review, PANK, and other journals.

Christopher Salerno is the editor of Saturnalia Books and author of four poetry collections. His most recent book, Sun & Urn, was selected by Thomas Lux for the Georgia Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2017 from UGA Press. Previous books include ATM (Georgetown Review Poetry Prize, 2014), Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, 2010), and Whirligig (Spuyten Duyvil, 2006). He is also the author of the chapbooks AORTA and Automatic Teller, winner of the Laurel Review Midwest Chapbook Prize. A New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellow, Salerno is currently an Associate Professor of English at William Paterson University.

Kimmy Walters is a writer from St. Louis, MO. Her first collection of poetry, Uptalk, was published by Bottlecap Press in 2015.

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