Colleen Abel

Colleen Abel


Colleen Abel is the winner of Unicorn Press' 2015 Editors Prize for her collection Remake, which is forthcoming in fall 2016. She is also the author of a chapbook, Housewifery (dancing girl press, 2013) and a former fellow at University of Wisconsin's Institute for Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Pleiades, The Southern Review, Phoebe, West Branch, and many other outlets. She was recently named a 2017-2018 Tulsa Artist Fellow.

Albert Abonado


Albert Abonado's poems have appeared in Boston Review, Pleiades, The Margins, Zone 3, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and has received a fellowship for poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Every Thursday from 2-3PM, he hosts the poetry radio show Flour City Yawp on WAYO 104.3 FM-LP. He also curates the CityVerse column for City Newspaper. He teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo. He lives in Rochester with his wife.

Neil Aitken

Neil Aitken


Neil Aitken is a former computer games programmer, the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review, and the author of The Lost Country of Sight, which won the 2007 Philip Levine Prize and was published by Anhinga Press, as well as Leviathan, a poetry chapbook forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was raised in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and various parts of the western United States and Canada. His poems have appeared in American Literary Review, The Collagist, Crab Orchard Review, Lantern Review, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, and elsewhere. A proud Kundiman Poetry Fellow, he currently lives in Los Angeles where he recently completed a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.

Tyurina Allen

Tyurina Allen


Tyurina Allen no longer uses the name Tyurina Allen. She is almost a grown up now. She lives somewhere in the Midwest where she is pursuing a PhD in English and teaches writing and literature at two local universities. Doing all this leaves her little time for anything else, but she loves her job every day. She is the co-author of Especially the Deer, which was first published in 2003 and was re-released in paperback in 2011.

Eloisa Amezcua


Eloisa Amezcua is from Arizona. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, she is the author of three chapbooks and founder/editor-in-chief of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. Her poems and translations are published or forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and others. Eloisa lives in Columbus, OH and is the founder of Costura Creative.

Margaret Bashaar

Margaret Bashaar


Margaret Bashaar's poetry has been previously collected into two chapbooks, Letters from Room 27 of the Grand Midway Hotel (Blood Pudding Press) and Barefoot and Listening (Tilt Press), as well as in many literary journals and anthologies including Rhino, Caketrain, New South, Copper Nickel, and Time You Let Me In. She lives in Pittsburgh where she edits the chapbook press Hyacinth Girl Press and is a staff writer for Luna Luna Magazine. Her debut collection, Stationed Near the Gateway, will be published by Sundress in 2015.

Jessica Rae Bergamino

Jessica Rae Bergamino


Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of two previous chapbooks: The Mermaid Singing and Blue in All Things: a Ghost Story (dancing girl press 2015). Individual poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Slice, So to Speak, West Branch, and elsewhere. She splits her time between Seattle and Salt Lake City, where she is a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah.

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo


Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the 2013 poetry winner of the Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange. She has work published in American Poetry Review, CALYX, Acentos Review, Los Angeles Review, and The Nervous Breakdown among others. A short dramatization of her poem "Our Lady of the Water Gallons," directed by Chicano activist and Hollywood director, Jesús Salvador Treviño can be viewed at latinopia.com. She is the creator and curator of the quarterly reading series HITCHED and a co-founding member of Women Who Submit.

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Jennifer Jackson Berry


Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of the chapbook When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications, 2014) and her first full-length collection of poetry The Feeder is forthcoming from YesYes Books in late 2016. Her poems have appeared most recently in journals such as The Paterson Literary Review, Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal, Toad, and Whiskey Island, as well as the anthology Political Punch: The Poetics of Identity (Sundress Publications, 2016). She is the Editor of Pittsburgh Poetry Review and an Assistant Editor for WomenArts Quarterly Journal. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a proud member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops.

Charlie Bondhus


Charlie Bondhus's second poetry book All the Heat We Could Carry won the 2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Columbia Journal, Hayden's Ferry, The Bellevue Literary Review, and Copper Nickel. He has received fellowships from the Sundress Academy for the Arts, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Hawthornden International Writers' Retreat in Scotland . He's Assistant Professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College and poetry editor at the Good Men Project. He lives in Asbury Park, NJ.

Kristy Bowen

Kristy Bowen


A writer and visual artist, Kristy Bowen is the author of several books, chapbooks, and zines, including girl show (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), the shared properties of water and stars (Noctuary Press, 2013), in the bird museum (Dusie Press, 2008) and the fever almanac (Ghost Road, 2006). She lives in Chicago, where under the guise of dancing girl press & studio, she curates an annual series of chapbooks by women authors, edits the online lit zine, wicked alice, and creates a variety of paper based arts & crafts. Her poetry chapbook, I*HATE*YOU*JAMES*FRANCO, was released in 2012 by Sundress Publications, and her full-length collection, major characters in minor films, was published by Sundress in 2015.

Marcel Brouwers

Marcel Brouwers


Marcel Brouwers is the author of the chapbook, The Rose Industrial Complex (Finishing Line Press, 2009). He lives in Knoxville, TN, with his wife, LA Hoffer, and works at the University of Tennessee. A lecturer in the English Department, he is currently the Acting Director of the Writing Center and teaches creative writing, literature, and composition classes. His first full-length poetry collection, The Old Cities, was released by Sundress Publications in 2012.

Katie Burgess


Katie Burgess holds a PhD in fiction from Florida State University. She lives downwind of a mayonnaise factory in South Carolina and performs with Alchemy Comedy Theater. She is also editor-in-chief of Emrys Journal.

David Cazden

David Cazden


Born in Vienna, Austria in 1958, David Cazden received an Al Smith Individual Artist's Fellowship for poetry from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2008, his home state for over 40 years. David began writing poetry as an engineering undergraduate at the University of Kentucky in the 1970s. Although he stopped writing for over twenty years, he began again in 1999. David worked as poetry editor for Miller's Pond for six years. He has one book, Moving Picture (Word Press, 2005). His work has been published in various places, including Passages North, The Connecticut Review, Rattle, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. David's poetry has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, and his recent work has received various honors (2nd place, Fugue's Ron McFarland Poetry Award, finalist for Nimrod's Pablo Neruda Poetry Award). David is philanthropic in his local arts community and is currently co-editing the "Animals In The City" issue of the zine, qarrtsiluni. His book, The Lost Animals, was released from Sundress Publications in 2013.

Sarah A. Chavez


Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the chapbook, All Day, Talking (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), a selection of which won the Susan Atefat Peckham Fellowship (2013). Her manuscript, This, Like So Much, was an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Contest. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Hands That Break & Scar, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications (2017). She holds a PhD in English with a focus in poetry and Ethnic Studies from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in the anthologies Imaniman: Writings From the Anzaldúan Borderland and Bared: An Anthology on Bras and Breasts, as well as the journals North American Review, Fourth River, Acentos Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and The Boiler Journal, among others. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching Ethnic American literature and creative writing at Marshall University, as well as serving as the coordinator for the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. She is a proud member of the Macondo Writers Workshop.

Lisa M. Cole

Lisa M. Cole


Lisa M. Cole is a full time writer who holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona's Creative Writing program. She is the author of 5 chapbooks, Tinder// Heart (2012) and The Bodyscape(2013) both from Dancing Girl Press, Renegade//Heart from Blood Pudding Press (2013), Negotiating With Objects (2013) from Sundress Publications, and the handmade chapbook Ghosts (2008). She is currently compiling two full-length collections for future publishing. Their tentative titles are When the Body Speaks & Three Story Heart.

Karen Craigo

Karen Craigo


Karen Craigo is the author of two Sundress titles, No More Milk (2016) and Passing Through Humansville (coming in 2018). She is also the author of Escaped Housewife Tries Hard to Blend In (forthcoming from Tolson Books, 2018) and three chapbooks. She is the editor of a weekly newspaper, The Marshfield (Missouri) Mail, and she maintains Better View of the Moon, a blog on writing and creativity. She lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Daniel Crocker

Daniel Crocker


Daniel Crocker used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 back home. He can remember when he was a little boy. He and his grandmother could hold conversations entirely without ever opening their mouths. She called it "shining". And for a long time, he thought it was just the two of them that had the shine. Just like you probably thought you was the only one.

Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling


Kristina Marie Darling is the author of fourteen books, which include Melacholia (An Essay) (Ravenna Press, 2012), Petrarchan (BlazeVOX Books, 2013), and the hybrid genre collection, Fortress (Sundress Publications, 2014). Her awards include fellowships from Yaddo, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, as well as grants from the Kittredge Fund and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Poetics at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo.

Jehanne Dubrow

Jehanne Dubrow


Jehanne Dubrow is the author of four poetry collections, including most recently Red Army Red and Stateside. She is the Director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House and an assistant professor in literature and creative writing at Washington College, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Hardship Post, originally released in 2009, was her first book poems, which was re-released by Sundress Publications in 2013.

Stephanie McCarley Dugger

Stephanie McCarley Dugger


Stephanie McCarley Dugger's chapbook, Sterling (Paper Nautilus, 2015), was co-winner of the 2014 Vella Chapbook contest. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, Cider Press Review, Gulf Stream, Meridian, The Southeast Review, Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art, and other journals. She is an assistant professor at Austin Peay State University, where she teaches writing and literature, and is Associate Managing Editor for Zone 3 Press.

Erika Eckart


Erika Eckart is a mother, writer and English teacher living in Oak Park, IL. Her prose poems have appeared in Double Room, Quarter After Eight, Quick Fiction, Women's Studies Quarterly, Nano Fiction, and Quiditty, among many others. She is currently working on a novel about the intersections between an evil energy mega-corporation, a communist cult leader, and a popular high school student found dead in a river.

Lauren Eggert-Crowe

Lauren Eggert-Crowe


Lauren Eggert-Crowe is the author of three poetry chapbooks: The Exhibit (Hyacinth Girl Press 2013), In the Songbird Laboratory (Dancing Girl Press, 2013), and Rungs (co-authored with Margaret Bashaar, Grey Book Press 2015). Her poetry has appeared in Angels Flight Literary West, Horseless Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM, Puerto Del Sol, and Water-Stone Review, among others. Her essays and interviews have appeared in The Rumpus, Salon, The Millions, Midnight Breakfast, and L.A. Review of Books. She serves as Reviews Editor for Terrain.org and has an MFA in Poetry from The University of Arizona. Lauren is a member of Women Who Submit.

Sarah Einstein

Sarah Einstein


Sarah Einstein is the author of Mot: A Memoir (University of Georgia Press 2015), and Remnants of Passion (Shebooks 2014). Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Sun, Ninth Letter, PANK, and other journals. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Best of the Net, and the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is the founding editor of the literary journal Signal Mountain Review.

Ruth Foley

Ruth Foley


Ruth Foley is from Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and two retired racing greyhounds and teaches English at Wheaton College. Her work appears in numerous web and print journals, including Adroit, Sou'wester, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Her poems can also be found in several anthologies, including Best Indie Lit New England, and have been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and the Pushcart prizes. She is the author of the chapbooks Dear Turquoise, Creature Feature, and Sink and Drift. Her first full-length collection, Abandon, is forthcoming from Brick Road. She serves as Managing Editor for Cider Press Review.

Fox Frazier-Foley

Fox Frazier-Foley


Fox Frazier-Foley is author of two prize-winning poetry collections, Exodus in X Minor (Sundress Publications, 2014) and The Hydromantic Histories (Bright Hill Press, 2015), and editor of anthologies Political Punch (Sundress Publications, 2016) and Among Margins (Ricochet Editions, 2016). She is founding EIC of the small literary press Agape Editions and co-creator of the forthcoming Tough Gal Tarot deck with Hoa Nguyen.

Natalie Giarratano

Natalie Giarratano


Natalie Giarratano's first collection of poems, Leaving Clean, won the 2013 Liam Rector First Book Prize in Poetry (Briery Creek Press, 2013). Recent poems appear in Sakura Review, Isthmus Review, Black Tongue Review, Beltway Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, Tinderbox, and TYPO, among others. She co-edits Pilot Light, an online journal of 21st century poetics and criticism and lives in Northern Colorado.

Rodney Gomez

Rodney Gomez


Rodney Gomez's chapbooks are Mouth Filled with Night (Northwestern University Press, 2014), Spine (Newfound, 2015), and A Short Tablature of Loss (Seven Kitchens Press, forthcoming). His work has been awarded the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize, the Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize, and the Rane Arroyo Prize. His poetry has appeared in various journals including Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, Blackbird, Pleiades, Diode, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill, Drunken Boat, and RHINO, where it won the Editors' Prize. He is a member of the Macondo Writers' Workshop and has been awarded residencies by BOAAT Press, Gemini Ink, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. He has also served on the board of Migrant Health Promotion, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of migrants, immigrants, and related populations. He is the proud son of migrant farmworker parents and received his BA from Yale and his MFA from the University of Texas Pan American. He works as the transportation director at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley.

Aaron Graham


Aaron Graham hails from Glenrock, Wyoming, which boasts seven bars, six churches, a single 4-way stop sign, and a population of 1159. He has twice served as the editor of the Squaw Valley Review and currently is Assistant Poetry Editor for The Tishman Review. Graham is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq where he served with The Marine Corps' Human Intelligence and Counterterrorism Task Force Middle East as an analyst and linguist. He is an alumnus of Squaw Valley Poets and the Ashbury Home School and was the Cecilia Baker Memorial Visiting Scholar at Seaside Writers. His poetry has won the Penumbra Prize and f(r)iction Magazine's Best Poem for Summer 2017, and he has been nominated for Best of the Net. Aaron is currently finishing his PhD in Literature at Emory in Atlanta, hosting elaborate tea parties for Disney Princesses and his daughter Alexi, and holding down an English Lectureship at Kennesaw State University.

Bernard Grant

Bernard Grant


Bernard Grant is a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati, where he is a Yates Fellow. He has received fellowship and residency support from The Anderson Center, the Jack Straw Cultural Center, Vermont Studio Center, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Mineral School. He is the author of two prose chapbooks, Puzzle Pieces (Paper Nautilus Press) and Fly Back at Me (Sundress Publications), and his stories and essays have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, New Delta Review, and The South Carolina Review.

Chera Hammons


Chera Hammons is a graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Connotation Press, Rattle, Sugar House Review, Tar River Poetry, Tupelo Quarterly, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among other fine journals. Her chapbook Amaranthine Hour received the 2012 Jacar Press Chapbook Award. Books include Recycled Explosions (Ink Brush Press, 2016) and The Traveler's Guide to Bomb City (Purple Flag Press, 2017; winner of the 2017 PEN Southwest Book Award). She is a member of the editorial board of poetry journal One. She resides in Amarillo, TX, with her husband, five horses, two dogs, three cats, a donkey, and a rabbit.

Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick

Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick


Shannon Elizabeth Hardwick received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is an associate poetry editor for The Boiler Journal. Her work has appeared in Thrush Poetry Journal, Night Train, Versal, Sugar House Review, Four Way Review, among others. She is also the author of chapbooks from Thrush Press and Mouthfeel Press.

Zoë Estelle Hitzel


Zoë Estelle Hitzel earned her MA in Creative Writing studying poetry at Northern Arizona University, and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Oregon State University. Her work has appeared in Blue Lyra Review, entropy, pacificREVIEW, The Chariton ReviewB, and elsewhere. She keeps a blog of her transgender experience at znoted.wordpress.com. When not writing, she schemes to dismantle the cishetero patriarchy. Hitzel is a citizen of the wind, and she currently scores standardized tests remotely from wherever will have her.

Amorak Huey

Amorak Huey


Dr. Danny M. Hoey, Jr., an Associate Professor of English, joined Indian River State College in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of English. He currently serves as the Chair of the English, Communications, & Modern Languages Department. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing, along with a Master of Arts degree in Africana Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He actively participates in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the Modern Language Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. His essay, "Dutchman, The Black Body, and The Law," was published this past May in the Modern Language Association's Series Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka's Dutchman. The Butterfly Lady, his first novel, won the ForeWord Firsts' Winter 2013 debut fiction award and the Bronze Award in the IndiFab Book of the Year Award.

Amorak Huey

Amorak Huey


Amorak Huey, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in poetry, is author of the poetry collection Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress, 2015) and the chapbooks The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl, 2014) and A Map of the Farm Three Miles from the End of Happy Hollow Road (Porkbelly, 2016). A former newspaper editor and reporter, he teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and his writing can be found in The Best American Poetry 2012, The Southern Review, The Cincinnati Review, Ninth Letter, Brevity, Booth, Oxford American, and elsewhere. He is also co-author with W. Todd Kaneko of the textbook Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018).

H.K. Hummel


H.K. Hummel is the co-author of Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018), and the author of two poetry chapbooks: Boytreebird (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and Handmade Boats (Whale Sound, 2010). She is an Assistant Professor of creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a founding editor of Blood Orange Review. Her poems have recently appeared in Hudson Review, Museum of Americana, Booth, and Iron Horse Review.

Moira J.


Moira J. is a nonbinary writer from the Dzil Łigai Si'an N'dee (White Mountain Apache Nation) who now lives in Boston.

Melanie Jordan

Melanie Jordan


Melanie Jordan's chapbook, Ghost Season, is available from Ropewalk Press; her work has been published in the Iowa Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Poetry Southeast, Third Coast, DIAGRAM, Southeast Review, and others. She studied Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga before receiving her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her doctorate from the University of Houston. She currently teaches Creative Writing, literature, and composition at the University of West Georgia. Her debut collection, Hallelujah for the Ghosties, was published by Sundress in 2015.

Les Kay

Les Kay


Les Kay holds a PhD from the University of Cincinnati's Creative Writing program and an MFA from the University of Miami. His poetry has appeared in a variety of literary journals including Whiskey Island, Sugar House Review, Stoneboat, Menacing Hedge, Third Wednesday, Santa Clara Review, The White Review, PANK, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, Michelle, three dogs, and their collective imaginations. His chapbook, The Bureau is forthcoming from Sundress Publications.

Jill Khoury

Jill Khoury


Jill Khoury is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, representations of gender, and disability. She is a Western Pennsylvania Writing Project fellow and has taught writing and literature in high school, university, and enrichment environments. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and Portland Review. She has also been anthologized in Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, Pudding House Press released her chapbook, Borrowed Bodies, in 2009. Her debut full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer will be released by Sundress Publications in 2016.

Jan LaPerle

Jan LaPerle


Jan LaPerle (married name Matthews) is originally from a small town in northern New Hampshire, but currently lives in East Tennessee with her husband and poet, Clay, daughter, Winnie, and dog, Mortimer H. Matthews. She received her MFA from Southern Illinois University. She teaches English at Tusculum College (Tennessee's oldest college). She has poetry and fiction published in Rattle, Dislocate, Subtropics, 42opus, Boxcar Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction chapbook, Hush, is now available through Sundress Publications.

Kristin LaTour

Kristin LaTour


Kristin LaTour's first full-length collection is What Will Keep Us Alive (Sundress 2015.) Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Rhino, Packingtown Review, Oven Bird, Fifth Wednesday, Cider Press Review, Escape into Life, and Massachusetts Review and in the anthology Obsession: Sestinas in the 21st Century. She teaches at Joliet Jr. College and lives in Aurora, IL with her writer husband, a cockatiel, and two doggos.

Katie Longofono


Katie Longofono received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where she directed the 2014 SLC Poetry Festival. She is the curator of Dead Rabbits Reading Series. Her first chapbook, The Angel of Sex, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2013; she also has a collaborative chapbook with Mary Stone, titled Honey and Bandages, out from Folded Word Press. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from South Dakota Review, Juked, WEAVE, Midwestern Gothic, Rust + Moth, Slipstream Press, LUNALUNA Magazine, and more. She may or may not be on Twitter. She lives in Brooklyn.

M. Mack


M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Ze is the author of the chapbooks Traveling (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015) and Imaginary Kansas (dancing girl press, 2015). Ze holds an M.F.A. from George Mason University and is former managing editor of So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Mack's work has appeared recently in Adrienne: a poetry journal of queer women, APARTMENT Poetry Quarterly, Gargoyle, Wicked Alice and the anthology The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Ze is founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press, an explicitly inclusive feminist chapbook press.

Mary Beth Magin

Mary Beth Magin


Mary Beth Magin was born in Seoul and adopted and raised in upstate New York. She earned a degree in Economics with a focus on Asian Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004, all the while maintaining a covert affection for critical theory, linguistics, film studies, and feminist art. She currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and two cats. Her favorite writers include John Ashbery, Alice Notley, Issa, George Herriman, and Gina Berriault. She is the co-author of Especially the Deer, which was first published in 2003 and was re-released in paperback in 2011.

Sandra Marchetti

Sandra Marchetti


Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays, including Heart Radicals (About Editions, 2018), Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Marchetti's poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, River Styx, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Whiskey Island, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. Marchetti earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.

Sarah Marcus

Sarah Marcus


Sarah Marcus is the author of BACKCOUNTRY (2013, Finishing Line Press) and Every Bird, To You (2013, Crisis Chronicles Press). Her other work can be found at NPR's Prosody: Pittsburgh Radio for Contemporary Literature, The Huffington Post, McSweeney's, Cimarron Review, CALYX Journal, Spork, Luna Luna, and Marie Claire, among others. She is an editor at Gazing Grain Press, a spirited VIDA: Women in Literary Arts volunteer, and the Series Editor for As Is Ought To Be's High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race. She holds an MFA in poetry from George Mason University and currently teaches and writes in Cleveland, OH. You can find her at sarahannmarcus.com.

JM Miller


JM Miller is a queer/trans writer based in Seattle. Their first poetry collection, Wilderness Lessons, was described as a love letter to the earth. JM teaches creative writing at the University of Washington Tacoma and has recently adopted a kitten named Cielo.

Angel Perez


Angel E. Perez is a mainly self-taught artist who works in 2D art, charcoal, graphite, ink and some color. His work is often on display in Aurora, IL. He has worked in veterinary hospitals for over 15 years and enjoys finding humor in any situation. He commissions drawings of family pets as well.

Laura Page

Laura Page


Laura Page is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and editor of the poetry journal, Virga. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from Rust + Moth, Crab Creek Review, The Rumpus, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, TINGE, and elsewhere. She is the author of two previous chapbooks, Children, Apostates (dancing girl press, 2016) and Sylvia Plath in the Major Arcana (Anchor & Plume, forthcoming).

Angel Perez


Angel Perez was hatched from a rotten demon's egg in Aurora, IL, whilst he currently torments the small town of Leland, IL. He has almost 17 years of experience pinching and wrassling dogs and cats. That is, in a clinical setting. Outside of work, he makes babies cry when he displays his demented visual interpretations mostly at The ArtBar show in Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora. But, he's also shown other stuff at other places like Water Street Studios, If These Walls Could Talk, and his mom's refrigerator door. He takes a lot of joy in capturing the souls of his victims by selling them customly cursed art (especially the souls of their innocent pets).

Emilia Phillips

Emilia Phillips


Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics (University of Akron Press, 2013), the Editor's Choice for the 2012 Akron Poetry Prize. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is the associate literary editor of Blackbird and the recipient of the 2012 Poetry Prize from The Journal, the Zoland Poetry Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, and a scholarship to the Sewanee Writer's Conference. Her poetry appears in or is forthcoming from AGNI, The Collagist, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, Indiana Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her chapbook, Bestiary of Gall was released by Sundress in 2013.

Erin Elkins Radcliffe

Erin Elkins Radcliffe


Erin Elkins Radcliffe is the oldest child of an oldest child of an oldest child. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, The Hopper, Coal Hill Review, and TAB.

Christine Jessica Margaret Reilly

Christine Jessica Margaret Reilly


Christine Jessica Margaret Reilly lives in New York, New York. She teaches English at the Professional Children's School and the craft of writing at the University Settlement. She has been published in over fifty journals. She received her Bachelor's from Bucknell University and her Master's from Sarah Lawrence College. Her chapbook, Too Animal, Not Enough Machine, was released by Sundress in 2013.

Virginia Smith Rice

Virginia Smith Rice


Virginia Smith Rice earned her MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. Her first full-length poetry collection, When I Wake It Will Be Forever, was published in 2014 by Sundress Publications. Her poems appear in Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Meridian, Rattle, Stone Highway Review, Superstition Review, and Third Coast, among other journals. She is co-editor of the online poetry journal, Kettle Blue Review, and associate editor at Canopic Publishing.

Katherine Riegel

Katherine Riegel


Letters to Colin Firth, which won the 2015 Sundress Publications Chapbook Competition, and two books of poetry: What the Mouth Was Made For and Castaway. Her poems and essays have appeared in Brevity, Mead, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is co-founder and poetry editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. She lives in Memphis, TN with her husband, who is not Colin Firth but does have an English accent, where she tries to use words to change the world. Find out more—including links to her YouTube channel, blogs, and other books—at katherineriegel.com.

Julie Ruble

Julie Ruble


Julie Ruble lives in Charlotte, NC with a poodle and an aquatic turtle. She teaches middle school language arts and writes Willow Bird Baking, a food blog. She wrote the poems found in Especially the Deer while in high school and at Davidson College, where she was awarded both the Patricia Cornwell Creative Writing Scholarship and the Vereen Bell Memorial Award in poetry. She is the co-author of Especially the Deer, which was first published in 2003 and was re-released in paperback in 2011.

Steven Sanchez

Steven Sanchez


Steven Sanchez is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Lambda Literary Fellow, and his first full-length poetry collection, Phantom Tongue, was selected by Mark Doty as the winner of Marsh Hawk Press' Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award and is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. He is also the author of two chapbooks: To My Body (Glass Poetry Press, 2016) and Photographs of Our Shadows (Agape Editions, forthcoming). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Nimrod, Poet Lore, Crab Creek Review, Assaracus, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and The Cossack Review, among other journals. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Fresno State University and teaches at Fresno City College.

Danielle Sellers

Danielle Sellers


Danielle Sellers is from Key West, FL. She has an MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of Mississippi where she held the John Grisham Poetry Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, Smartish Pace, The Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. Her first book, Bone Key Elegies, was published by Main Street Rag. She teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas.

MR Sheffield


MR Sheffield's work has been published in Black Warrior Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and other journals. marvels of natural history is her first book.

Leah Silvieus


Born in South Korea and raised in Montana and Colorado, Leah Silvieus now travels between Florida and New York as a yacht chief stewardess. She is the author of Anemochory (Hyacinth Girl Press 2016) and has a second chapbook, Season of Dares, forthcoming from Bull City Press in 2018. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami, is a Kundiman fellow, and currently serves as Books Editor at Hyphen magazine.

Hali F. Sofala-Jones


Hali F. Sofala-Jones is a Samoan American teacher and writer from Georgia. She's earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her poems have been published in Nimrod International Journal, The Bitter Oleander, CALYX, Blue Mesa Review, online at The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She is currently a Lecturer at Georgia College where she teaches courses on Multiethnic Literatures. Outside of teaching and writing, she enjoys introducing the world to her toddler, playing Assassin's Creed, and cooking for friends and family. Afakasi | Half-Caste is her debut poetry collection.

Charity Stebbins

Charity Stebbins


Charity Stebbins grew up in Ghana and Colorado and currently lives in Iowa City. She is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop in poetry. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in New American Writing, Hannah, Lumina, and the St. Sebastian Review. Her chapbook, Isla, winner of the 2012 Sundress Publications chapbook contest, is now available through Sundress Publications.

Letitia Trent

Letitia Trent


Letitia Trent's latest poetry collection is Match Cut (Sundress Publications, 2018). Her poetry, prose, and nonfiction have appeared in Fence, Black Warrior Review, 32 Poems, Gamut, The Daily Beast, and Bright Wall/Dark Room, among others. Trent has received fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center and the MacDowell Colony. She lives in the Ozarks with her husband, son, and three black cats.

Grey Vild

Grey Vild


Grey Vild is a Queer Art Mentorship & Brooklyn Poets fellow & a MFA candidate in poetry at Rutgers University. His work can be found at Them, Vetch, Harriet: The Blog and elsewhere.

Donna Vorreyer

Donna Vorreyer


Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress Publications, 2013) as well as seven chapbooks, most recently Encantado, a collaboration with artist Matt Kish from Redbird Chapbooks. She is the reviews editor for Stirring: A Literary Collection, and she works as a middle school teacher in the Chicago suburbs.

Jim Warner

Jim Warner


Jim Warner's poetry has appeared in various journals including The North American Review, RHINO, Hobart, No Tokens, New South, and is the author of two collections from PaperKite Press. He is the Assistant Editor of Frogpond and teaches in the MFA program at Arcadia University. Jim serves as host of the literary podcast Citizen Lit.

Amy Watkin


Amy Watkins grew up with the alligators and armadillos in the central Florida scrub. She married her high school sweetheart, had a baby girl, and earned her MFA in writing from Spalding University. She is the author of the chapbook Milk & Water, the art editor for Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine, and the once and future host of the poetry podcast Red Lion Sq. Amy lives in Orlando with her husband and daughter and a mean-spirited ginger cat.

Sarah Ann Winn

Sarah Ann Winn


Sarah Ann Winn lives in Fairfax Virginia. Her poems have appeared or will appear in Bayou Magazine, [d]ecember, Massachusetts Review, Quarterly West, and RHINO among others. Her chapbook, Portage, is available from Sundress Publications. Her life as a poet-free-range-librarian-workshop-leader is a hybrid work in progress. Visit her at bluebirdwords.com or follow her @blueaisling on Twitter.