released July 2016 | poems by Robert C.L. Crawford, Melissa Eleftherion, Tirzah Goldenberg, Ryan Ikeda, Kristin Peterson, Marlan S, and Sarah Sloat
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 @ http://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.