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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.

 

Eli Hsieh – Poetry Reader

Eli Hsieh is an emerging, second generation Taiwanese American writer currently based in what was once the Kizh・Tongva Nation (Los Angeles). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Hong Kong-based 聲韻詩刊 Voice & Verse Poetry MagazineEverything But… magazine, and Chrysanthemum Vol. II, the US’s only anthology of Taiwanese diasporic literature. When she isn’t manifesting new literature, Eli bakes raisin bread, enjoys wildflower-watching, and lurks @hsiehmorelit.

 

Veronica Niero – Poetry Reader

Veronica Niero is a poet and aspiring academic from Venice, Italy. She holds an MA in English and American Literature from the University of Kent in Canterbury (UK), where she currently resides. Her poetry has been published online and in print including Acumen, opia, The Templeman Review, among others. You can find her on Twitter at @veronica_niero.

 

Lauren Peter – Poetry Reader

Lauren Peter is a poet and painter from Minnesota. She received a BA in Creative Writing from Metropolitan State University and is a poetry reader for Floresta Magazine. You can find her poems in Ghost City ReviewPostscript MagazineDYNAMIS JournalSerotonin, and elsewhere. She loves frogs, Mae Martin, and writing down cool poem titles that she never returns to. Twitter: @Eyes_LikeAChild

 

 

 

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)

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