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Michael Akuchie

Michael Akuchie is an emerging poet from Nigeria. He studies English and Literature at the University of Benin, Nigeria. His recent work appears on Nitrogen House Zine, Barren Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, Ghost City Review, TERSE, Mojave Heart, Kissing Dynamite, Burning House, Neologism Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He is on Twitter as @Michael_Akuchie. He is a Contributing Editor for Barren Magazine.

David Boyer

David lives and works in southwest Connecticut and has been published in Adelaide Literary Magazine and in haiku journals including Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Bones, is/let, and Roadrunner

Prince Bush

Prince Bush is a poet attending Fisk University, majoring in English. His poetry has appeared in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Dirty Paws Poetry, *82 Review, and SOFTBLOW, among others. Find out more about him, including more publications, at

Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke is a writer and teacher who lives on Long Island, NY. He has just completed a book-length collection of poems, The Evening Times, and is currently working on his first novel. In addition to his creative works, he has published critical essays on Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, and Thomas Pynchon.

Ayşe Tekşen

Ayşe Tekşen lives in Ankara, Turkey where she works as a research assistant at the Department of Foreign Language Education, Middle East Technical University. Her work has been included in Gravel, After the Pause, The Write Launch, Uut Poetry, The Fiction Pool, What Rough Beast, Scarlet Leaf Review, Seshat, Neologism Poetry Journal, Anapest, Red Weather, Ohio Edit, SWWIM Every Day, The Paragon Journal, Arcturus, Constellations, the Same, The Mystic Blue Review, Jaffat El Aqlam, Brickplight, Willow, Fearsome Critters, Susan, The Broke Bohemian, The Remembered Arts Journal, Terror House Magazine, Shoe Music Press, Havik: Las Positas College Anthology, Deep Overstock, Lavender Review, Voice of Eve, Dash, The Courtship of Winds, Mizmor Anthology, Mojave Heart Review, NōD Magazine, and Sincerely. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Straylight, Toyon Literary Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, and Rabid Oak.

Jacob Walhout

Jacob Walhout is a poet living with his wife in the Chicago suburbs, where he works as an ophthalmic technician. Between patients, he reads and writes poetry. His work has been previously published in The Esthetic Apostle and Kodon.

Amy Watkins

Amy Watkins is the author of the chapbooks Milk & Water, Lucky, and Wolf Daughter (forthcoming from Sundress Publications). In 2019, she is submitting once a week and sharing the process on social media. Find her on Facebook and Twitter and at

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