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J.B. Stone – Founding Editor/Reviews Editor

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Jared Benjamin/J.B. Stone is a neurodivergent slam poet, writer and reviewer from Brooklyn, NY now residing in Buffalo. His reviews, essays, prose and poetry have appeared in YES Poetry, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Gravel, Five :2: One Magazine, Eunoia Review, Atticus Review, Peach Mag and elsewhere. You can find more of his work at jaredbenjaminstone.com. He tweets @JB_StoneTruth.

 

 

Asela Lee Kemper – Poetry Editor

 

Asela Lee Kemper holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Emerging Media & Digital Arts from Southern Oregon University. She holds many positions including co-editor at Chopsticks Alley Pinoy, and poetry reader at Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Marías at Sampaguitas. She has previously worked as poetry reader for Timberline Review (also as a copyeditor for poetry), contributor for Royal Rose Magazine, and poetry editor for Ayaskala. She also has published works in SOU Student Press, Flawless Mag: The Border Issue, Silk Club: QUIET, Reclamation Mag, and the anthology No Tender Fences. She resides in Oregon, USA with her family.

 

Zarnab Tufail – Assistant Poetry Editor

Zarnab Tufail is a medical student in Pakistan and the co-founder of The Walled City Journal. She has work published or forthcoming in Dreich Mag, Coven Edition, Ayaskala and elsewhere. More about her can be found here

 

 

Skyler Jaye Rutkowski – Non-Fiction Editor

Skyler Jaye Rutkowski is a writer and the author of A Mountain of Past Lives & Things I’ve Learned (BlazeVOX, 2019).  Currently based in Nairobi, she is pursuing a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy. Her work has been published online and in print including: Emrys Journal, Rhythm & Bones YANYR anthology, Peach Mag, and more. Find her tweeting @SkylerJaye23

 

Benjamin Brindise – Flash Fiction Editor

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Benjamin Brindise is a Buffalo-born and Nairobi-based. He is the author of the chapbook ROTTEN KID (Ghost City Press, 2017), the full length collection of poetry Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire (EMP Books, 2018), and the short fiction micro chap Secret Anniversaries (Ghost City Press, 2019). His poetry and fiction has been published widely online and in print including Maudlin House, Peach Mag, and The Marathon Literary Review. He tweets @benbrindise.

 

Ian Brunner – Short Fiction Editor

Ian Brunner is a fiction writer and poet from Buffalo, New York who is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been featured in eight journals and zines. He is the author of the chapbook, Ruminations (CWP 2017)

Dana Tyrell – Visual Arts Editor

Dana Tyrrell is an artist, curator, and writer based in Buffalo, NY. His visual art has been exhibited throughout the northeast, and is the author of sufjan stevens send tweet (2022). His writing has been published with Buffalo Rising, Cornelia, and Variety Pack, among others.

 

                             Dior J. Stephens – Visual Arts Editor

 

Dior J. Stephens is a pure pisces and, occasionally, a poet. He is the author of SCREAMS & lavender, 001, and CANNON!, all with Ghost City Press. He tweets at @dolphinneptune and Instas at @dolphinphotos