FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME ELEVEN     //     WINTER 2018

ELLEN BOYETTE is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she is a Teaching-Writing Fellow and an editorial assistant for The Iowa Review. Her work appears at LEVELERpoets.orgTagvverk, and The Iowa Review blog.

IMANI ELIZABETH JACKSON is a writer, arts worker, and friend. She is from and based in Chicago.

KEITH JONES is the author of the chapbooks shorn ellipses (Morning House, forthcoming), the lucid upward ladder (Verse 2016), Fugue Meadow (Ricochet Editions 2015), and Surface to Air, Residuals of Basquiat (Pressed Wafer 2012). My manuscript echo’s errand was a finalist for the 2016 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origins Literary Award (Agape Editions) and the 1913 Prize for 1st Books (1913 Press). My chapbook the lucid upward ladder was a finalist for the 2015 Tomaž Šalamun Prize (Verse Magazine). Recent poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Flag + Void, Let The Bucket Down, No Infinite, Positive Magnets, The Winter Anthology, and Verse. Recent prose has appeared in Consequence Magazine and Stylus, the blog of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University. I live in Jamaica Plain and teach at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in the American Studies and Africana Studies Departments. 

JOAN NAVIYUK KANE is Inupiaq with family from King Island (Ugiuvak) and Mary’s Igloo, Alaska. She was raised in and attended public school in Anchorage, Alaska, where she currently raises her sons as a single mother. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, she has authored five collections of poems and one book of prose, A Few Lines in the Manifest, now available from Albion Books. Her next poetry collection, Sublingual, will be available for pre-order in July. Please drop in at thejoankane.com for links and no scarcity of context.

JESSICA LAWSON's poetry has appeared in The FanzineYes, PoetryCosmonauts AvenueThe WandererDream Pop; and elsewhere, and her reviews have appeared in Jacket2. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and an MFA from CU-Boulder, where she served as an editor for Timber Journal. She is a 2017 Pushcart nominee and her chapbook Rot Contracts was a finalist for the New Delta Review 2017-2018 Chapbook Contest. Her current manuscript maps the downfalls of trying to power bottom the patriarchy.

A graduate of the Mills College MFA program and two-time National Poetry Series finalist, TERESA K. MILLER is the author of sped (Sidebrow) and Forever No Lo (Tarpaulin Sky) as well as co-editor of Food First: Selected Writings from 40 Years of Movement Building (Food First Books). Her poems and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVADIAGRAMAlternet, Common DreamsBerfrois, and elsewhere. More info is available at teresakmiller.net.


FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME TEN     //     WINTER 2018

DOUGLAS SUANO BOOTES is an itinerant artist of Saponi-Catawba and Swiss-German descent. Recipient of the N. Scott Momaday, Richard Bradford, and Truman Capote writing awards, his poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have been published in several literary journals and anthologies, including Runestone Literary Journal, Tribal College Journal, and World Literature Today. He currently haunts the arroyos in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico while enrolled in the Lo-Rez MFA Creative Writing program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

LAYNIE BROWNE's most recent book is You Envelop Me. She lives in Wallingford PA.

JASMINE GIBSON is a Philly jawn living in Brooklyn. She spends her time thinking about sexy things like psychosis, desire, and freedom. She is the author of Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2015) and Don't Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat, 2018).

KATIE NAUGHTON's work can be found in jubilat and Lambda Literary's Poetry Spotlight. She is a PhD student in the poetics program at the State University of New York at Buffalo and holds an MFA from Colorado State University.

CHRISTINE SCANLON is a graduate of The New School MFA program. She has a poetry collection, A Hat on the Bed (Barrow Street Press) and work published or forthcoming from, among other journals, littletell, Dream Pop Press, and Yes Poetry.

Originally from Rome, Georgia, ALICIA WRIGHT has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Poems appear or are forthcoming in Ecotone, The Greensboro Review, Yalobusha Review, Poetry Northwest, and Indiana Review, among others. At present, she is a doctoral candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the Univesity of Denver.


FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME NINE     //     SPRING 2017

KELL CONNOR lives in Nebraska. Recent work has appeared in Bennington Review, Witch Craft, and Columbia Poetry Review.

SHELLEY FELLER is an ex- figure skater/gallery gay. they live in Alabama.

PHILLIP GRIFFITH lives in New York City where he writes, teaches, and edits for The Brooklyn Rail. His poetry and other writing have appeared in Prelude, the Asymptote blog, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He grew up in North Carolina and Georgia and recently received his PhD from the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

JULIA MADSEN is a multimedia poet, teacher, and tutor. She received an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and is a doctoral student in English/Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Blue collar born and raised, she is currently thinking about technology and the working class. She is the video editor at Reality Beach, and has shown video poetry at Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her video work has appeared in VICE's "The Creators Project." Her poems and multimedia work have also appeared or are forthcoming in Jubilat, Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Flag+Void, Word for/Word, Cloud Rodeo, Small Po[r]tions, Deluge, Dreginald, Tagvverk, Alice Blue Review, Devil's Lake, Versal, Cartridge Lit, Cutbank, Black Warrior Review, TL;DR Magazine, PoetrySeen, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, "Dromology," is forthcoming from Reality Beach Press.

JENNIFER SOONG thinks writing poetry is a bit like going around with a metal detector while looking for pearls. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and is currently an English doctoral candidate at Princeton University, where she studies poetry and poetics with additional interests in guilt/shame, aesthetics, and Marxist theory. She lives in New Jersey, and her poems are known to occasionally appear in places, some of which are called Berfrois, H_NGM_N, Prelude Magazine, DIAGRAM, and inter|rupture (forthcoming). She is currently working on a first manuscript.


FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME EIGHT     //     FALL 2016

DAN BEACHY-QUICK is the author most recently of gentlessness and Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs. He currently directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Colorado State University.

MARÍA CRISTINA HALL (1991) is a Mexican-American poet and translator. Editor at Mexico City Lit and La Cigarra, she currently teaches English at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City. mcristinafernandez.net @mcristinafdz

MC HYLAND is founding editor of DoubleCross Press, and is currently working on a dissertation on the poetics of the commons, as well as on an ongoing poetic research project on walking, friendship, and publishing. She is the author of the poetry collection Neveragainland and of several poetry chapbooks, most recently THE END PART ONE, forthcoming this summer from Magic Helicopter Press. 

MONROE LAWRENCE was born in Canada. Recent work can be found at PreludeBest American Experimental Writing, and The Capilano Review.

ELIZABETH ONUSKO is the author of Portrait of the Future with Trapdoor (Red Paint Hill, 2016). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in WitnessBest New Poets 2015ConduitDIAGRAMSixth FinchThe Awl, and Redivider, among others. She is the editor of Foundry and assistant editor of inter|rupture. Her website is elizabethonusko.com.  

AFSHAN SHAFI lives in Lahore, Pakistan and has studied English Literature and International Relations at The University of Buckingham and Regent’s University London. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Wales, Blackbox Manifold, Luna Luna, Clinic, 3am magazine, Ala Champ Magazine, Ink Sweat and Tears, Uut Poetry, Muse India, Full of Crow, Pour Vida, New Asian Writing, Black heart magazine, and others. Her prose has appeared in Libas International, Pakistan Today, DailyTimes and GoodTimes Magazine. Her debut chapbook of poems 'Odd Circles' was published by Readings (Pakistan) in 2014. Her next collection of poetry (with illustrations by Samya Arif, Ishita Basu Mallik and Marjan Baniasadi), titled 'Quiet Women' is forthcoming in 2017. She is a poetry editor for The Missing Slate and the forthcoming Aleph Review.

ALINA STEFANESCU was born in Romania and lives in Alabama with her partner and four small mammals. Her poetry chapbook, Objects In Vases, was published by Anchor & Plume in March 2016. She just finished final drafts for Every Mask I Tried On, a short fiction collection and she imagines running into a kind-yet-vicious-and-edgy literary agent. More online at www.alinastefanescu.com.

STU WATSON is a writer, musician, and teacher living in Brooklyn. A founder and editor of Prelude, his work has appeared or is forthcoming at PANK, The Collapsar, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Jacket 2, White Wall Review, and in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. His manuscript 'Communicatingroups' was a finalist for the 2016 National Poetry Series. A PhD candidate in English Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY, he teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 

FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME SEVEN     //     SUMMER 2016

ROBERT C.L. CRAWFORD’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Nat. Brut, Ladowich, Powder Keg, Golden Handcuffs Review, White Wall Review, The Equalizer, TravelTainted, and The Opiate. A founding editor of the poetry journal Prelude (2016 Pushcart Prize), he has guest blogged for the Best American Poetry, and his critical essay “Movementalities” was among Flavorwire’s Best Literary Criticism of 2014.

MELISSA ELEFTHERION grew up in Brooklyn. A high school dropout, she went on to earn an MFA in Poetry from Mills College and an MLIS from San Jose State University. She is the author of huminsect, prism maps, Pigtail Duty​, the leaves the leaves, green glass asterisms, and several other chapbooks. Her first full-length collection field guide to autobiography is forthcoming in early 2017 from H_NGM_N. Her poems have been widely published, & have recently appeared in Lunch Ticket, LUNA LUNA, ​& Vector​. Melissa lives in Mendocino County where she works as a Reference & Teen Services Librarian & teaches creative writing. In the wee hours, she manages the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange which she created & developed for The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University. More of her work can be found @ www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.

TIRZAH GOLDENBERG lives with her husband and cat in Colorado, where she enjoys tiny house living and helping out on a permaculture farm. Her poems have appeared in LVNG, Opon, and CutBank. Her first book of poetry, Aleph, is forthcoming from Verge Books.

RYAN IKEDA lives in Oakland, CA and writes about Bay Area life. He is a graduate student and an editor for an independent press that publishes online and print books of poetry.

KRISTIN PETERSON is a poet and filmmaker based in Milwaukee, WI.  She has had her poetry published in the Great Lakes Review, Burdock '12, drupe fruits and by pity milk press, as well as online with Rogue Agent.  She continues to write film scripts, poetry chapbooks and children's stories.  Her delight in science, humor and media informs her poetry and her films.

MARLAN S. is a writer and archivist from Martha’s Vineyard. 

SARAH SLOAT lives in Germany. Some of her recent work has appeared in Radar, Word Riot and The Offing. Her most recent chapbook, "Heiress to a Small Ruin," was published in early 2016 by Dancing Girl Press. 

FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME SIX     //     SPRING 2016

ALEXIS ALMEIDA lives in Denver. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TYPO, Oversound, The Volta, H_NGM_N, NightBlock, and elsewhere. She is an assistant editor at Asymptote. Her chapbook of poems, Half-Shine, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Pressand her translation of Florencia Castellano's Propiedades vigiladas is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. She is the recent recipient of a Fulbright grant, and will be traveling to Buenos Aires in the spring. With Oren Silverman, she edits Poem Not Born.

FLORENCIA CASTELLANO (Buenos Aires, 1975) is the author of Un ruiseñor completamente blanco and Relieves de dispersión. She was part of the editorial group of the magazines Quesquesé (1997-2001) and Ilusiones perdidas (2001), and helped organize the the Latin American Poetry Festival "Salida al mar" from 2007-2009. She edited the anthologies Quedar en lo cantado. Antología de poesía argentina y dominicana and Un libro oscuro. 106 poemas negros. Castellano teaches literature in high school and at the Universidad Di Tello in Buenos Aires.

ANNE BOYER's latest book is Garments Against Women.  She lives in Kansas City.

Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) is ROB HALPERN's most recent book of poetry. Other titles include Music for Porn (Nightboat 2013), Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), and Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2006). Together with Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book-length poem Snow Sensitive Skin, which has been reissued by Displaced Press. Recent essays and translations appear in Chicago Review, Journal of Narrative Theory, and The Claudius App. Rob currently splits his time between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women's Prison.

CARLOS LARA is originally from Chula Vista, CA and currently lives in Brooklyn. He has co-written a book with Will Alexander called The Audiographic as Data, which is forthcoming from Oyster Moon. His poetry and translations have appeared in Lana Turner, Aufgabe, Omniverse, comma, Dusie, and more recently in Chronopolis, Other Rooms, and Posit.

JEFFREY PETHYBRIDGE  is the author of Striven, The Bright Treatise (Noemi 2013).  His work appears widely in journals such as Chicago Review, New American Writing, Volt, Poor Claudia, The Iowa Review, LIT, Best American Experimental Writing, and others. He teaches in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University where he is the Managing Director of the Summer Writing Program. He is also the North American Editor for Likestarlings, a web-archive of collaborative poetry and poetics. He's currently at work on a documentary project centered on the recently released torture memos entitled “Force Drift, an Essay in the Epic.” He grew up in Virginia, and now lives in Denver with the poet Carolina Ebeid, and their son Patrick. 

CARLEEN TIBBETTS Is the author of the chapbooks a starving music will come to eat the body (FiveQuarterly, 2014) and to exosk(elle), the last sugar (Zoo Cake Press, 2015). Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Cloud Rodeo, Powderkeg, Fact-Simile, Forklift Ohio, The Journal Petra, glitterMOB, Small Po[r]tions, Souvenir, The Laurel Review, and elsewhere.

CANDICE WUEHLE is the author of the chapbooks curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs (Dancing Girl Press, 2014) and EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER (Grey Books Press, 2015). Her work can be found in Tarpaulin Sky, The Volta, The Colorado Review, and SPORK, and is forthcoming in The New Orleans Review and Juked. She is originally from Iowa City, Iowa and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Candice currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas where she is a Chancellor’s Fellow at The University of Kansas as well as Poetry Editor for Beecher’s Magazine.

FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME FIVE     //     SUMMER 2015

JENNI B. BAKER is the editor-in-chief of The Found Poetry Review. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in more than three dozen literary journals, including DIAGRAM, Washington Square, BOAAT, Nashville Review and Swarm. Her chapbook, Comings/Goings, will be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2015. In her current project, Erasing Infinite (http://www.erasinginfinite.com), she creates erasure poetry from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, one page at a time.

THOMAS COOK lives in Massachusetts. He is co-editor and publisher of Tammy.

KEITH JONES is the author of the chapbook Surface to Air, Residuals of Basquiat (Pressed Wafer 2012). Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sundial, No Infinite, and The Winter Anthology. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter.

MICHAEL KEENAN’s first book of poems, Translations On Waking In An Italian Cemetery, was released by A-Minor Press in May of 2014. His writing has appeared in Poetry Internationalthe PEN Poetry SeriesFence and Alice Blue Review, among others. Michael currently talks to people at Columbia University.

HANZ OLSON is a poet living in Casper, Wyoming. He has a BA in English from the University of Wyoming where he was the recipient of some undergratuate creative writing award for poetry. Most recently his work has appeared in a couple of Greying Ghost Pamphlets and on alt poetics.

GALE MARIE THOMPSON is the author of Soldier On (Tupelo Press, 2015) and Expeditions to the Polar Seas (Coconut Books, 2016), and two chapbooks. Her work appears in Guernica, Volt, Colorado Review, jubilat, Phantom Limb, The Volta, and elsewhere. She is creator and editor of Jellyfish Magazine and lives, teaches, and writes in Athens, GA. 

FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME FOUR     //     SUMMER 2014

CAROLINE GORMLEY received her MFA from Brooklyn College. She is an Editorial Assistant with Birds, LLC and co-curates Shitluck, a reading series based out of Austin and Brooklyn, with BAMF Gabe Kruis. Her first chapbook This Pose Can Be Held For Only So Long was published by The Corresponding Society in 2009. She lives in Austin, Texas and can help you find a storage unit if you need one. 

FARID MATUK is the author of This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Editions) and My Daughter La Chola (Ahsahta). He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona.

AARON McCOLLOUGH (http://aaronmccollough.com/) is the editorial director for Michigan Publishing, which includes the University of Michigan Press. He is the author of five books of poems, most recently Underlight (from Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn). Along with Karla Kelsey he is co-publisher of SplitLevel Texts (http://splitleveltexts.com/), which publishes two trans-genre literary titles a year.

JOHN MYERS' other recent work is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Aufgabe, and DREGINALD. John grew up in the Endless Mountains. He lives in Tucson where he makes art and watches.

TERRELL JAMAL TERRY’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, West Branch, Columbia Poetry Review, Washington Square, Interim, Typo, and elsewhere. He lives in Raleigh, NC.

FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME THREE     //     WINTER 2013

CHANEL CLARKE lives and writes in New Orleans, Louisiana. She recently earned an MFA from the Michener Center of Writers. Her work has been featured in journals including Sou'wester, Octopus, Bayou, Anti-, and Hayden's Ferry Review.

TYLER FLYNN DORHOLT is the author of five chapbooks, including Modern Camping, recently chosen by John Yau as one of the 2013 Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship winners. He co-edits and publishes the print journal Tammy, as well as the filmed poetry series and journal, On the Escape. His photography can be found at www.lackandsight.com.

R.T.A. PARKER is an assistant professor of American literature at the University of Gaziantep in Turkey. His writing includes from The Mountain of California... and The Traveller and the Defence of Heaven. He is also the editor and printer of the Crater Press pamphlet series.

THIBAULT RAOULT (MFA, Brown) lives in Athens, Georgia, and edits RealPoetik. His most recent publication is Communist Couplets (Projective Industries).

ANDREW ZAWACKI's latest poetry book is Videotape (Counterpath, 2013). His translation of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo (Burning Deck, 2012), received a French Voices Award.

FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME TWO     //     SPRING 2013


ANDREW ABBOTT's artwork has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions across the United States. He exists online at https://www.facebook.com/andrewabbottartist.


RYAN BENDER-MURPHY has poems in Anti-, The Bakery, Front Porch, NAP, Phantom Limb, Spork, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, TX, where he teaches and surrenders. His chapbook First Man on Mars will be released fall 2013 by Phantom Limb Press.

MOLLY BRODAK is the author of A Little Middle of the Night (University of Iowa Press, 2010) and three chapbooks of poetry. She lives in Atlanta and edits the journal Aesthetix.

BOONA DAROOM is 29. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit him here: adamadamadamadamadam.blogspot.com.

JAY DESHPANDE's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Washington Square, La Petite Zine, Narrative, Handsome, Shampoo, Spork, and elsewhere. He is the former poetry editor of AGNI and he curates the Metro Rhythm Reading Series in Brooklyn (metrorhythm.wordpress.com).

COURTNEY L. HALL: Constantly traveling, constantly writing, I live for dualities. I read Vogue, I play in a thrash punk band. A charter member of the infamous girl gang, Babe Squad and recent MA graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I currently reside in my parents' house in the country.

DUANE LOCKE lives in Tampa, Florida near anhingas, gallinules, alligators and the popularly most revered shrine in the city, the football stadium. He has had 6,699 poems published. 30 books. His latest (2012) Duane Locke: The First Decade, 1968-1978, 333 pages--a republication of his first 11 books. Order from publisher, Bitter Oleander Press, or Amazon (six reviews).

RC MILLER lives in Metuchen, New Jersey and is the author of Pussy Guerilla Face Banana Fuck Nut (Les Editions Du Zaporogue). He maintains a blog via http://visionblues.blogspot.com/.

GARY J. SHIPLEY is the author of Theoretical Animals (BlazeVOX). He has work that has appeared recently or is forthcoming in The Black Herald, Gargoyle, New Dead Families, nthposition, la Granada, elimae, > kill author, and others. He is on the editorial board of the arts journal SCRIPT. More details can be found at http://garyjshipley.blogspot.com/.

AMANDA SILBERNAGEL is a poet who also studies/writes/teaches philosophy. She thinks beliefs are overrated, and that the world could use more poetry. Find more of Amanda's work at her website: www.amandasilbernagel.com.

JAMES VALVIS is the author of How to Say Goodbye (Aortic Books, 2011). He has published many poems in places like Anderbo, Arts & Letters, Barrow Street, Midwest Quarterly, Rattle, River Styx, and Verse Daily.  He lives in Issaquah, Washington.


FLAG + VOID     //     VOLUME ONE     //     WINTER 2012

KAREN GARTHE's The Banjo Clock was just published by the University of California Press. Her first book Frayed escort, won the 2005 Colorado Prize judged by Cal Bedient. Her work has been extensively published in New American Writing, Lana Turner, Calibanonline, Fence (and in “The Best of Fence”), in Aufgabe, VOLT, Chicago Review, etc. It currently appears online in Caliban and Altered Scale.

NICHOLAS GRIDER is an artist and writer whose work recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Conjunctions, Caketrain, Heavy Feather Review and Bad Robot, and who edits the tiny lit mag Public Access at publicaccessjournal.wordpress.com.

BRIAN S. HART is a first time author with a background in physics. He has a Master’s Degree in Education from Westfield State College and is a former teacher in multi-cultural education. He is interested in mathematical structures and puzzle forms within experimental writing.

RODNEY NELSON's work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago; but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the 2000s. See his page in the Poets & Writers directory. He has worked as a copy editor lives in the northern Great Plains. His chapbook Metacowboy was published in 2011, and another title, In Wait, is due this year.

G.C. WALDREP is the author of four full-length poetry collections, most recently of Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (BOA Editions, 2011), a lyric collaboration with John Gallaher; recent chapbooks include "St. Laszlo Hotel" (Projective Industries, 2011) and "Susquehanna" (Omnidawn, forthcoming 2013).  He co-edited The Arcadia Project:  North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta, 2012) with Joshua Corey and Homage to Celan (Marick Press, 2011) with Ilya Kaminsky.  Waldrep lives in Lewisburg, Pa., where he teaches at Bucknell University, edits the journal West Branch, and serves as Editor-at-Large of The Kenyon Review.