Series Two Authors

Michael Bartelt is a high school English teacher and basketball coach in LA who makes poems.

Will Cordeiro has work published in Copper NickelCrab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, PhoebeWhiskey Island, and elsewhere. He received his MFA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He teaches in the Honors Program at Northern Arizona University.

Salvatore Difalco lives in Toronto. His poems have been published widely in print and online. His novel Mean Season (Anvil) was published in 2015.

Jared Duran is a writer, musician, host of Limited Engagement (, and Editorial Director for Four Chambers Press. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Gargoyle, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Up the River, and more.

Siaara Freeman is the Lake Erie Siren & she is growing her afro so tall God mistakes it for a microphone and speaks into her. Founder of Magazine/ Editor @ Tinderbox. She is a slytherin: Straight Outta Cleveland (OHIO).

Mitchell King is a Witch and runaway Texan living in Kansas City. He is currently working on his first collection while sweeping floors at a café in Kansas City and he hopes someday to colonize the moon.

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in the DC area. She is the author of two full length poetry collections. Recent work is up at Sweet Tree Review, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and decomP. Visit:

Jerrod Schwarz is the co-founder of Driftwood Press. His work has appeared in The Fem, Inklette, and others. Jerrod lives in Florida and has been known to start turf wars with alligators who would deny him a refreshing lake swim.

Thomas Walton‘s work can be found in several small journals both online and off, and anthologized in Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press, 2015). He edits PageBoy Magazine and raises dairy pigs in Seattle, WA.

Angel Zapata calls Augusta, Georgia his home. Raised in NYC, his award-winning fiction and poetry is a conglomeration of street smarts and Southern charm. He’s authored two poetry collections: An Offering of Ink and Feathers and Prayers from Crooked Spines.


Series One Authors

K. (Kirsten) Shu-ying Chen lives in NYC and is currently pursuing her MFA in poetry at the New School. She founded BTP artist collective and eats primarily stinky cheeses.

Michael Brooks Cryer‘s dog, Archie, thinks he’s John Wayne

Christopher Danowski is a theater and performance artist and has written over fifty plays. He is based in Phoenix and is a member of the Howl Theatre Project.

Robin Dunn writes and teaches in Los Angeles.

Colin James was born in England, lives in Massachusetts, and works in Energy Conservation. His poems have appeared in Waterlogged August, Sage Trail, 88, The Ottawa Review, and others.

Kitt Keller is a poet living in Tempe, AZ. She does not have a cat.

E. A. Lara is an Arizona-based poet, musician, and singer. He is currently working on his first novel and is in a band called She’s Only Sleeping.

Ashley Naftule is a writer & performer from Phoenix, AZ. He’s been published by Phoenix New Times, Dark City Mystery Magazine, Four Chambers Press andMasque & Spectacle. More of his work can be found at

Shawnte Orion has published two collections of poetry, The Existentialist Cookbook, from NYQ Books, and Faithful as the Ground from Five Oaks Press. He posts sporadically at

Christie Towers lives in Arlington, MA. Her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Love Among the Ruins, and The Ohio Edit.