Beri Balistreri is the author of creative nonfiction, several stage plays, and short stories. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and has been published in For Women Who Roar, Cleaning up Glitter, HerStry and others. Her plays have been produced in San Francisco and Monterey, and her 2019 travel essay won a Golden Pineapple Award. Beri attended the Algonkian Writer's Retreat in 2017 and Creative Nonfiction Bootcamp in 2018 and 2019. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and currently works as a medical social worker in home health and hospice. beri-balistreri.com

Daisy Fried's The Year the City Ended: After Baudelaire, which filters poems by the 19th Century French male poet through a 21st Century American woman's sensibility, is forthcoming from Flood Editions in 2022. Fried, the author of three other books of poems (Women's Poetry: Poems and Advice, My Brother is Getting Arrested Again and She Didn't Mean to Do It), teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers and lives in Philadelphia. daisyfried@gmail.com

Shakiba Hashemi is an Iranian-American poet, painter and teacher living in Southern California. She is a bilingual poet, and writes in English and Farsi. She holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work has recently appeared in Atlanta Review and Tipton Poetry Journal and is forthcoming in The Indianapolis Review, I-70 Review, Cream City Review and the New York Quarterly Anthology Without a Doubt: poems illuminating faith. artbyshakiba@gmail.com

Danielle Holmes has been published in The Briar Cliff Review, So to Speak, Easy Street, The New Flash Fiction Review, Cleaver, Animal, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches high school English in Southern Colorado. daniellefaith.h@gmail.com

Seth Leeper is a queer poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ligeia Magazine, The Broadkill Review, Coastal Shelf, and The Bridge. He holds an M.A. in Special Education from Pace University and B.A. in Creative Writing and Fashion Journalism from San Francisco State University. He lives and teaches in Brooklyn, NY. leeper.seth@gmail.com

Sheryl St. Germain has published six poetry books, three essay collections, and two co-edited anthologies, for which she has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Her latest, Fifty Miles, a collection of essays, appeared in 2020 with Etruscan Press. She resides in Savannah, Georgia, where in addition to writing, she makes fiber art. sheryl-stgermain.com/

Lauren Hulthen Thomas heads the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan's Residential College, where she teaches fiction and creative nonfiction. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Witness, Epiphany, The Cimarron Review, and other journals. Her short story collection, States of Motion (Wayne State University Press, 2017) was a finalist for a Foreword Reviews Indie Award. The collection was also named a Notable Debut by Poets & Writers. She has a short story forthcoming in failbetter. lcthomas@umich.edu

Austin Veldman is a poet and editor from South Bend, Indiana. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Plainsongs, Atlanta Review, Glassworks, Free State Review, Parhelion, and elsewhere. His artwork is forthcoming from Watershed Review. He is the Managing Editor of 42 Miles Press and is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of Twyckenham Notes. He holds an MA in English from Indiana University South Bend, where he has taught contemporary poetry. www.austinveldman.com

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is the author of six volumes of poetry, including Praise Song for My Children: New and Selected Poems, When the Wanderers Come Home, Where the Road Turns. Her poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, Transition, Prairie Schooner, The New York Times Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, among others, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, and Finnish. She teaches at Penn State Altoona. pjw14@psu.edu