Francesca Kritikos

Francesca Kritikos is the author of the poetry collection Exercise in Desire (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, 2022), which was selected as one of Bookshop.org’s Staff Picks. She is also the author of the poetry chapbooks Animals Don’t Go To Hell (Bottlecap Press, 2021) and It Felt Like Worship (Sad Spell Press, 2017). Her works of poetry, […]

Mack Gregg

Mack Gregg’s poems appear or will soon appear in Hot Pink Magazine, b l u s h, Witch Craft Magazine, BathHouse journal, and elsewhere. They are an MFA student in poetry at the University of Virginia.

Ahmed Salvador

Ahmed Salvador received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and his BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a photography instructor at Fleisher Art Memorial, also in Philadelphia. Ahmed has shown his work both solo and collaboratively (with Scott McMahon) at the Halide Project, Space […]

Reuben Jackson

Reuben Jackson served as curator of the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington Collection in Washington, D.C. for over twenty years. His music reviews have been published in the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Jazz Times, and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Jackson is also an educator and mentor with The Young Writers Project. He taught poetry for […]

Rachelle Toarmino

Rachelle Toarmino is the author of the poetry collection That Ex and the chapbooks Comeback, Feel Royal, and Personal & Generic. Her poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Bennington Review, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Pretty Cool Poetry Thing, Shabby Doll House, and elsewhere. She is also the founding editor in chief […]

Sam Pink

SAM PINK‘s books include Person, The No Hellos Diet, Hurt Others, Rontel, Witch Piss, and The Garbage Times/White Ibis. His writing has been published widely in print and on the Internet and translated into other languages. He currently lives in Michigan and sells paintings from instagram.com/sam_pink_art.

Kyle Singh

Kyle Singh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he studied theoretical physics. After doing research and publishing several scientific papers, he left to go to Dartmouth College to study poetry where he currently resides.

Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam is widely considered the first eminent female Punjabi writer, novelist and poet of the 20th century. It is not a stretch to say that she took the nation from romanticism to a contemporary lyric voice. Her work is regularly featured in high school syllabuses in Punjab. She is the author of over one […]

Khashayar Mohammadi

Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (They/Them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based poet, writer and translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke poetry prize and 2022’s Arc Poem of the year award and they are the winner of the 2021 Vallum Poetry Prize. They are the author of four poetry chapbooks and three translated poetry […]

Ben Purkert

Ben Purkert is the author of the forthcoming novel The Men Can’t Be Saved (Abrams/Overlook, 2023) and the poetry collection For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). His work appears in The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He is the founder of Back Draft, a Guernica interview series focused […]