(Editor-in-Chief) Molly Sutton Kiefer is the author of the hybrid essay Nestuary (Ricochet Editions, 2014) and the poetry chapbooks The Recent History of Middle Sand Lake (Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press, 2010) and City of Bears (dancing girl press, 2013). Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Collagist, Harpur Palate, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry Review, WomenArts Quarterly, and Permafrost, among others. She is a member of the Caldera Poetry Collective, reviews for PANK and The Rumpus, and runs Balancing the Tide: Motherhood and the Arts | An Interview Project. She is also founder of Tinderbox Editions and teaches for The Poetry Barn.
(Poetry Editor) Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican-American poet from the Southern California desert borderland. Her full-length poetry collection Landscape with Headless Mama won the 2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize and is forthcoming in 2016. Her second collection Protection Spell was chosen by Billy Collins for inclusion in the Miller Williams Poetry Series and is forthcoming in February 2017 from University of Arkansas Press. Givhan received an NEA in poetry, a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship, and a Latin@ Scholarship to The Frost Place. She’s won poetry prizes from The Pinch Journal, The DASH Literary Journal, and The Blue Mesa Review, and was an Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize finalist and a Prairie Schooner Book Prize finalist. She earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College, her Master’s from Cal State Fullerton, and her work has appeared in over one hundred journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2013, AGNI, Southern Humanities Review, TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Rattle, The Collagist, Sugar House Review, New American Writing, and The Columbia Poetry Review. She teaches online at Western New Mexico University and The Poetry Barn.
(Reviews Editor) Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her work has appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times; The Millions; Brain, Child; Los Angeles Review of Books; The Georgia Review; Shenandoah; The Rumpus; Brevity; Fourth Genre and elsewhere. A fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, she was named a 2013 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow to attend a residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts. Currently she is a nonfiction editor at r.kv.r.y quarterly, and a regular reviewer for The A.V. Club.
(Social Media Editor / Reader) Siaara Freeman is a touring artist from Cleveland Ohio, who uses poetry as an outlet for activism but she prefers the term: friendly neighborhood hope dealer. She has been on 3 national tours, 2 Canadian tours, and countless Midwestern tours. Siaara speaks heavily on intersectionality, on what it means to be black, queer, woman, and urban in America. Siaara is a Victim of Violent Crime spokesperson and an advocate for mental health, especially but not limited to: post-traumatic stress disorder. She has been published in Elementz Review, Chicago Lit Review, Tinderbox, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Texas Borderland Review, Rats’ Ass, and others. She was nominated by Up the Stair Case Quarterly for Best New Poet 2016 and by Cahoodling Journal for Best of The Net 2016. A 3-year alumni of the women of color writer’s retreat Pink Door which has improved both her poetry and her spirit, she has poems in an upcoming anthology “Hysteria” published by Lucky Bastard Press (alongside some of her personal heroines) & poems in the upcoming anthology by Mercurial Noodle. In the meantime she is growing her afro so tall God mistakes it for a microphone and decides to speak into her. She is Editor & Chief of her own Lit Mag – WUSGOOD.BLACK to be released October 31st. She has a book being released by hmo publisher on selfies and social media activism with a workshop that coincides. She is a Slytherin. That is important. Always.
(Founding / Contributing Editor) Brett Elizabeth Jenkins lives and writes in Saint Paul, where she teaches college freshmen how to write sentences. She is the author of the chapbook Ether/Ore (out of print), and co-author of the ebook Love Stories/Hate Stories. Look for her poems in Beloit Poetry Journal, Paper Darts, Sixth Finch, PANK, Revolver, and elsewhere.
(Reader) Nandini Dhar is the author of the chapbook Lullabies Are Barbed Wire Nations (Two of Cups Press, 2015). Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Puertro del Sol, Tusculum Review, Southern Humanities Review, Moon City Review and elsewhere. Nandini hails from Kolkata, India and works as an Assistant Professor of English at Florida International University. She also co-edits the journal Elsewhere with fiction writer Dena Afrasiabi.
(Reader) Saara Myrene Raappana is the author of the chapbook Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever (Dancing Girl Press, 2015), with poems forthcoming or published in such publications as Blackbird, Linebreak, [PANK], Subtropics, and Vinyl Poetry and Prose. She was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in southern China, and works for Motionpoems. For more, go to saaramyrene.com.