EDITOR IN CHIEF
SENIOR POETRY EDITOR
VISUAL ARTS EDITOR
RACHELLE TOARMINO, EDITOR IN CHIEF
Rachelle Toarmino is a poet from Niagara Falls, NY. She is the author of the poetry collection That Ex (Big Lucks Books, 2020) and the chapbooks Comeback (Foundlings Press, 2021), Feel Royal (b l u s h, 2019), and Personal & Generic (PressBoardPress, 2016). She is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Amherst.
BUFFALO, NY + WESTERN MA
JAKOB MAIER, MANAGING EDITOR
Jakob is a poet in upstate New York, where he received his MFA from Syracuse University. He is the author of the microchapbooks Box of Swords (Foundlings, 2020) and 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 in the New England Review, Prelude,Crazyhorse, Birdfeast, Gramma, Hobart, fields, Shabby Doll House, and more.
LIZ BOWEN, SENIOR POETRY EDITOR
Liz is the author of the poetry collections Sugarblood (Metatron Press, 2017) and Compassion Fountain (Trembling Pillow Press, 2021). She currently teaches disability poetics at Bard College and works as a postdoctoral researcher in bioethics and humanities at the Hastings Center. Her work explores the intersections of disability liberation, ecological justice, aesthetics, and ethics. Liz's writing can be found in Scientific American, The New Inquiry, American Poetry Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, TAGVVERK, and elsewhere.
NEW YORK, NY
AEON GINSBERG, POETRY EDITOR
Aeon (ey/em/eir) is a trans feminine agender writer from Baltimore, MD. Ey are the winner of the 2019 Noemi Press Poetry Prize for their book Greyhound (2020), are the author of two chapbooks, and have been published in BOAAT, Anomaly, and more. Aeon is a Taurus, certified freak, and bitch.
KELLY XIO, POETRY EDITOR
Kelly (b.1989) is an Emily Dickinson with WiFi who lives in the DMV with her plant sons, Tchaikovsky, Hurston, Mishima, and Ernesto. Loves peonies and that initial gust of sticky glutinous air when the rice is done.
SENNAH YEE, POETRY EDITOR
Sennah writes poetry, prose, and film criticism. She is the author of the poetry collection How Do I Look? (Metatron Press, 2017) and the children’s book My Day with Gong Gong (Annick Press, 2020). She is the cofounder and managing editor of In The Mood Magazine, a pop culture journal about the things we like to watch.
RICHARD CHIEM, FICTION EDITOR
Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person (Sorry House Classics, 2017), and the novel King of Joy (Soft Skull, 2019), which was longlisted for the 2020 PEN Open Book Award. He was named a 2019 Writer to Watch by The Los Angeles Times. He has taught at Hugo House and Catapult. He lives in Seattle.
RAX KING, ESSAYS EDITOR
Rax King is a James Beard Award-nominated writer and host of the podcast Low Culture Boil. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her hedgehog and toothless pekingese.
NEW YORK, NY
YAZ LANCASTER, VISUAL ARTS EDITOR
Yaz Lancaster (they/them) is a Black transdisciplinary artist most interested in practices aligned with relational aesthetics and the everyday; fragments and collage; and liberatory politics. Their work has appeared in Atlas and Alice, Afternoon Visitor, The Poetry Project's HOUSEPARTY, and elsewhere. Yaz has an Aquarius stellium and degrees in violin and poetry from New York University.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
SEBASTIAN CASTILLO, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
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.
ALISON CAO, PEACH SEED
Alison is a high school senior from Irvine, CA. She was a 2020 graduate of the Adroit Summer Mentorship Program under Claire Wahmanholm. Her work has appeared in The Eunoia Review and Mineral Lit Mag, and she has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
ALYSSA GU, PEACH SEED
Alyssa Gu is a Chinese-American writer and high school senior from the suburbs of New York City. Like a typical little sister, she began writing at the age of six because her older sister was also writing. Since then, she has written countless pieces, ranging from zombie apocalypse novels to sonnets, and acquired a sizeable collection of notebooks. In her free time, Alyssa can be found journaling, studying, and watching Formula 1.
BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
SHAYNA KIBLIN, GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Shayna is a Pisces, artist, and designer based in Rochester, NY. She holds a BFA in fine art photography from RIT, where she is currently pursuing an MFA in fine arts studio. In her free time she experiments with fiber arts, such as rug-tufting, embroidery, and quilting.
MICKEY HARMON, GRAPHIC DESIGNER
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. Over the last few years, Mickey has begun creating queer erotica under the moniker Super Twunk where he celebrates all bodies and all sorts of naughty and pretty imagery.