series four authors

Isak Bond is a husband, father, teacher, poet and actor living in Phoenix, Arizona. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spilled Milk Magazine, Four Chambers, Convivium, Jesus the Imagination, and Presence.

Ed Doerr is a writer and a teacher. His work appears in Water/Stone Review, Hippocampus Magazine, GFT Press, West Texas Literary Review, and more. Follow him on Twitter (@AuthorEdDoerr) and read his TV blog ( if you’re so inclined.

Besides being published in bathroom stalls across the Midwest, Tyler Gates is also the author of the novel Unhinged as well as the chapbook On The Pitfalls of Being a Cockroach in Love.

Kyle Hemmings lives in New Jersey. His latest collections of poetry/prose are Scream from Scars Publications and Split Brain on Amazon Kindle. He loves 50s sci-fi movies and obscure garage bands of the 60s.

Avey Nelson is a queer writer and indie game developer living in Pennsylvania. Their current project, Pittsburgh 10 (a computer-based RPG), addresses experiences relating to identity, late capitalism, and ennui in a Western PA fever dream. Their poetry reflects the affect conveyed throughout the game. IG:; Twitter: @slnrhetoric; Website:

Emily Powers splits her time between Los Angeles and Toronto. She can’t decide if she likes the snow or not but she is a big fan of bright lipstick and pesto sauce.

Ron Riekki wrote U.P.: a novel and edited The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (Michigan Notable Book), Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (IPPY Book Award), and And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017.

Cathryn Shea‘s poetry was nominated for Best of the Net 2017 and appears in Gargoyle, Permafrost, Rust + Moth, etc. Cathryn’s chapbook It’s Raining Lullabies is from Dancing Girl Press, 2017. She lives in Fairfax, CA. See and @cathy_shea.

TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, dancer, and poet but really s/he’s just a human in love with humans doing human things.

Travis Truax is a writer living in Bozeman, Montana. After college he spent several years working in various national parks out west, including Yellowstone, Zion and Olympic. His work has appeared in Barnstorm, Ascent, and The Cossack Review.