EDITOR IN CHIEF: RACHELLE TOARMINO
MANAGING EDITOR: JAKOB MAIER
OUTREACH COORDINATOR: D. ARTHUR
SENIOR POETRY EDITOR: LIZ BOWEN
POETRY EDITORS: AEON GINSBERG, KELLY XIO, SENNAH YEE
ESSAYS EDITOR: RAX KING
VISUAL ARTS EDITOR: C. C. CAMUGLIA
EDITOR AT LARGE: SEBASTIAN CASTILLO
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: MICKEY HARMON, SHAYNA KIBLIN
FOUNDERS: BRE KIBLIN, MATTHEW BOOKIN, RACHELLE TOARMINO
EDITORS EMERITI: BRE KIBLIN, MATTHEW BOOKIN, RE KATZ
SEEDS EMERITI: SAGE ENDERTON, JULIA BECK
Rachelle is a writer, editor, and educator from Niagara Falls, New York. She is the author of the poetry collection That Ex (Big Lucks, 2020) and the chapbooks Feel Royal (b l u s h, 2019) and Personal & Generic (PressBoardPress, 2016). Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Metatron Press, Shabby Doll House, The Wanderer, Sundress Publications, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in The Cosmonauts Avenue Anthology and My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry. She lives in Buffalo, where she works as a teaching artist at Just Buffalo Literary Center. She will be an MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Amherst in the fall.
Jakob is a poet in upstate New York, where he received his MFA from Syracuse University. He is the author of the microchapbook Conversations (Ghost City Press 2017), and was shortlisted for the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors and Foundlings Press's inaugural Wallace Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the New England Review, Crazyhorse, Birdfeast, Gramma, Hobart, fields, Shabby Doll House, and more. Find him online at jakobmaier.art.
D. is a fiction writer, humor writer, and events producer. Her work can be found in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Belladonna Comedy, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She is the cofounder of Virago Buffalo, a creative collective that hosts events empowering and celebrating women, queer, and NB creatives in Buffalo. She is the Media & News Director for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and a fiction reader for Split Lip Magazine. She is currently at work on her first novel. Her love language is ranked-choice voting, and she really really really wants you to register to vote.
Liz Bowen is the author of the poetry collection Sugarblood (Metatron Press, 2017) and the chapbook Compassion Fountain (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2019). She is also a Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where she is working on a dissertation that explores disability and animality in 20th and 21st century American literature. She is an editorial fellow at Public Books, and her writing can be found in The New Inquiry, American Poetry Review, Lit Hub, TAGVVERK, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Wanderer, and elsewhere.
NEW YORK CITY • @LIZBOWHUNTER • LIZ-BOWEN.COM
Aeon (they/them) is a trans feminine agender writer from Baltimore, MD. They are the author of two chapbooks and have work in a number of journals, most notably with Anomaly, BOATT, and The Shallow Ends. Aeon is a certified freak and bitch.
BALTIMORE • @ANOTHERGINSBERG
Kelly is an Emily Dickinson with WiFi who lives with her plant sons, Chaikovsky and Ernesto. Kelly is presently covered in scaffolding and is a work in progress, but is hopeful to be a wall worthy of a mural someday. Please be patient. In 2016, Kelly cofounded and cohosted Tender FM, a free, monthly reading and performance series. Kelly received the 2018 Peach Gold in Poetry and was named Baltimore’s Best Poet in 2016 by Baltimore City Paper. Absolutely nails "Hole" at Karaoke. Never broken a bone. Robots, peonies, and fruit are some of their favorite things. Writing has been featured in Cosmonauts Avenue and Shabby Doll House.
BALTIMORE • @PTEROSAUR
Sennah is from Toronto, where she writes poetry, prose, and film criticism. She is the author of the poetry/non-fiction collection How Do I Look? (Metatron Press, 2017) and the children’s book My Day with Gong Gong (Annick Press, 2021). She is the arts editor at Shameless, a magazine for young women and trans youth. Her MA thesis in Cinema & Media Studies focused on gendered robot design in mainstream media and technology. Every once in a while, she produces and production designs films.
Rax King is a bitch. She is the author of the collection The People's Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling (Ursus Americanus, 2018). Her work can also be found in Catapult, Electric Literature, and Autostraddle. Look out for her monthly Catapult column "Store-Bought is Fine" for hot takes about the Food Network.
C. C. CAMUGLIA
C. C. is bad jokes, a loud introvert, and a multidisciplinary artist. Their creative efforts are primarily devoted to exploring and collecting moments of naturally occurring surrealism with 35mm film photography and striving to make photography a more communal medium by developing and producing various collaborative print projects. C. C. is from NYC, but has been blessed with the opportunity to endure the gift of Buffalo for three adventurous years.
Sebastian is the author of Not I (word west press) and 49 Venezuelan Novels (Bottlecap Press). He lives in New York where he teaches writing.
NEW YORK CITY • @BARTLEBYTACO
Shayna is an artist and photographer from Buffalo, NY. She is currently working toward her BFA in fine art photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She works across a variety of media, including illustration, digital work, and embroidery, and draws inspiration from pop culture and the nonmale gaze.
Mickey is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Buffalo, NY. He prides himself on collaborating with local artists, writers, and activists to better represent the creatives in his circle of peers. He has published three books: Color Me White, The Life & Times of Grovey Cleves, and A Pie-Eyed Night with Peggy O'Neil. He lives in the Allentown neighborhood of Buffalo, NY, where he runs Pine Apple Company, a local cooperative art gallery and gift shop.
BUFFALO • @GROVEYCLEVES