Volume Eight

released September 2016 | poems from Dan Beachy-Quick, María Cristina Hall, MC Hyland, Monroe Lawrence, Elizabeth Onusko, Afshan Shafi, Alina Stefanescu, and Stu Watson

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 Prelude, Best 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 Witness, Best New Poets 2015, Conduit, DIAGRAM, Sixth Finch, The 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 http://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.