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Thomas Devaney is a poet who lives in Philadelphia. He is the author of Runaway Goat Cart (Hanging Loose Press, 2015), the solo-opera Calamity Jane (Furniture Press Books, 2014), The Picture that Remains with photographer Will Brown (The Print Center, 2014), Letters to Ernesto Neto (Germ Folios, 2005), and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press, 1999). Projects with the Institute of Contemporary Art include, “Tales from the 215,” for Zoe Strauss’s “Philadelphia Freedom” and “The Empty House,” at the Edgar Allan Poe House for The Big Nothing.


Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table and her writing can be found in diaCRITICS, The Fanzine, Gramma, and The Volta. Wendy's Subway released her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (February 2017). Her first full-length book, Soap for the Dogs, is forthcoming from Gramma (Spring 2018).


Sean Cole is the author of By the Author and The December Project (Boog Literature), Itty City (Pressed Wafer) and One Train (Dusie). His poems have appeared in several publications including Black Clock, Court Green, Pavement Saw and Boog City. He's also a producer for the public radio program This American Life.  David A. Kirschenbaum is the author of The July Project 2007 (Open 24 Hours), a series of songs about Star Wars set to rock and pop classics. He is the editor and publisher of Boog City, a New York City-based small press and community newspaper now in its 27th year. His Gilmore girls tinged poems form the lyrics of Preston Spurlock and Casey Holford's band Gilmore boys. The duo have engaged together in writing projects for over a decade.


Camonghne Felix, M.A. has received Fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, Poets House and is an alumnus of the NYU Arts Politics M.A. program and the Bard MFA program. The 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee is the author of the chapbook Yolk, was recently listed by Black Youth Project as a "Black Girl From the Future You Should Know," and has been published in various outlets, including Poetry Magazine, Academy of American Poets, Buzzfeed Reader, Teen Vogue, PEN America, The Offing and The Shallow Ends. Her debut collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat, was a 2017 University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham & Pollak Prize finalist, and a 2017 Fordham University Poets Out Loud semi-finalist.


Jeffrey Joe Nelson lives & works in Brooklyn. He has been curating the Greetings Readings Performance Series at Unnameable Books before it was deemed unnameable. His, "Road Of A Thousand Wonders," is available from Ugly Duckling Presse.


Charity Coleman is the author of There, There (a forthcoming collection of prose and elegies) and Julyiary (O'clock Press, 2015). She is the editor of MONOWORLD, where poets go mono. She lives in Brooklyn.


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