Author Bios

Alexis Briscuso (she/her) is a poet, journalist, film critic and radio host living in Brooklyn. Her work is featured/forthcoming in Hobart, as well as Vagabond City Lit, Voicemail Poems and Noble/Gas Quarterly. Her radio show, Your Nice Is Dead, airs live Mondays 5-6 PM on KPISS.FM. Keep up with her on social media @nikonamerica.

Amrita Chakaborty (she/her) is a Bangladeshi-American writer and graduate student at Cornell University. Her work has been published by outlets such as Kajal Magazine, BOOAT, and Cosmonauts Avenue, amongst others. She is a blog correspondent with Half Mystic and her microchapbook Cold Alchemy was published by Ghost City Press in August 2020. You can read more of her writing at http://www.amritachakraborty.com and find her on Twitter @sentientsea.

Zakiya M. Cowan (she/her) is a Chicago native who holds a Bachelor’s in English and Spanish from Lewis University. She is a poetry reader for Memorious, an Editorial Intern for Sundress Publications, a 2020 Brooklyn Poets Fellowship recipient, a 2019 Wolny Writing Residency fellow, and a Best Small Fictions nominee. Her work is either published or forthcoming in Split Lip Magazine, Hobart, Spoon River Poetry Review and Windows Fine Arts Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter @kiyacowan.

Erin Colleen Healey (she/her) is from Massachusetts and a sophomore at Fordham University in New York City. She wants everyone to remember when One Direction appeared on iCarly in 2011 and Harry Styles got sick with Jungle Worms and then kept pretending to be sick after he got better because Carly Shay was such a good nurse. Follow her on Instagram @ecolleenh and on Twitter @kiddokeen.

JD Hegarty (she/they) is a poet, an anarchist, and a sunflower living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with two loud grey cats. JD’s work can be found in Name & None, Crab Orchard Review, Mortar Magazine, 45th Parallel, Inscape, and elsewhere. Their first chapbook, On Passing, was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2017 and their self-published chapbook of sad, gay love poems, The Clearest Blue, is available for free at jdhegarty.com. They can be found on Twitter @YourAuntieJD.

Jenna Jaco (she/they) is a technical writer from Austin, Texas. She has published work in Ghost City Press, Peach Mag, and others. She sometimes tweets @jennajaco.

(Re)Becca Meier (she/her) is a Master’s student at Illinois State University navigating queerness through hybrid writing. She is a big fan of optimism, ampersands, and honey mustard. Her work has appeared in places like Red Cedar Review, From Whispers to Roars, and Pudding Magazine. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @rebeccarmeier.

Andy Powell (he/him) is a Teaching Artist & School Coordinator for DreamYard. Andy’s chapbook My Heart is a Public Park is forthcoming from Best Buds! Collective. He has writing out with The Paris Review, Winter Tangerine Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Peach, and elsewhere. He co-founded DreamYard’s Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium with Ellen Hagan.

Emma William-Margaret Rebholz aka Billy (they/them) is a nonbinary poet living in Boston. Their work has been recently published in Sixth Finch, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Gigantic Sequins. They read for the poetry journal Underblong.