Like Seeds We Fall Away

STEPHEN HERMAN holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, U. Mass., Amherst. He taught Creative Writing and Poetry at City College of San Francisco for 12 years. In 2012, he published Night Visions, awarded Gold Seal of Literary Excellence. He also won First Prize in San Francisco Writers’ Contest in 2013. He was appointed to the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco and served for two years. In 2010 he retired from City College of San Francisco as Associate Vice Chancellor. Read more →

My Mother was Fathered by Death

KARA GOUGHNOR is a writer, photographer, and documentarian living in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She is the 2018 winner of the Gerald Stern Poetry Award and has work published of forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pendulum Literary Magazine, The Insider, and the Girls/GIrls/Girls! Zine. She lives with her black cat, Lacey, and her watermelon plant, Magneto. Read more →

Sin City

NIA KB is a queer black poet and musician from Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her B.A. in writing and journalism at Texas Christian University and is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. You can read her work at Eleven40Seven, Z Publishing and elsewhere. Read more →

Drowning Lesson

KATE GARKLAVS lives and works in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Juked, apt, NOO Journal, Tammy, and The Airgonaut, among other places. She earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her first chapbook (“Diffusely Yours”) is forthcoming from Bottlecap Press. Read more →

Terrarium

LINDSAY D’ANDREA is a writer based in the Boston area, where she also works in book production and coaches youth soccer. You can find more of her recent work online at Noble Gas Quarterly, Longleaf Review, and The Collapsar. Connect on Twitter and Instagram @Lindszd. Read more →

Stigma

JOHN CASEY graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1992 and earned a Master of Arts from Florida State University in 1994. A 22-year Veteran, John served globally as a tactical airlift and developmental test pilot, and later as an international affairs strategist and military diplomat in Germany, Ethiopia, and at the Pentagon. John’s work has appeared in Into The Void Magazine, The Remembered Arts Journal, Anapest Journal, and elsewhere. His writing is inspired by the incredible spectrum of people and cultures he has experienced throughout his life. Read more →

Two Poems

HOLLY DAY has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Big Muddy, The Cape Rock, New Ohio Review, and Gargoyle, and her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, Ugly Girl, and The Yellow Dot of a Daisy. She has been a featured presenter at Write On, Door County (WI), North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference (CA), and the Spirit Lake Poetry Series (MN). Her newest poetry collections, A Perfect Day for Semaphore (Finishing Line Press) and I’m in a Place Where Reason Went Missing (Main Street Rag Publishing Co.) will be out in the summer of 2018. Read more →

Two Poems

JAKE SKILLINGS lives in Minneapolis, Mn. He works in a very large hospital as a Psychiatric Associate. His work has been published in: The Los Angeles Review, Ampersand Review, Revolver, Spork Press and others. He is currently writing a book based on his experiences working on an ITC psychiatric unit. Read more →

Lightning in the Brain

CAMERON MORSE taught and studied in China. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014, he is currently an MFA candidate at UMKC and lives with his wife, Lili, in Blue Springs, Missouri. His poems have been or will be published in over 30 different magazines, including The New Territory, I-70 Review, South Dakota Review and TYPO. Read more →