Two Poems – Sarah Komanapalli

Sarah Komanapalli is a junior at Purdue University studying biology and creative writing. Her work has appeared in Lip MagazinePhosphene Literary Journal, and Uppagus. In her spare time she enjoys drawing, painting, and reading.

Strangers in Motion – Hunterova, Jacobs, Vath, Battista, Alter, and Blickley

This video is the collaborative effort of Prague artist Jana Hunterova, Belgium artist Frie J. Jacobs, and Americans Jenne Vath, Joe Battista, Mary Alter, and Mark Blickley. This is a superb exploration of the NYC subterranean transit culture that Ms. Hunterova shot during her summer residency at NY’s Czech Center.

Two Poems – Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor, a multiracial English teacher and librarian, resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey. She serves as a reader and contributing editor at OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters. Her work appears in Modern Haiku, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Menacing Hedge, and The Paterson Literary Review among others.  She can be found at www.christinetayloronline.com

Two Poems – Allie Marini

Allie Marini is a cross-genre writer holding degrees from both Antioch University of Los Angeles & New College of Florida. She was a 2018 Shitty Women in Literature nominee, and has been a finalist for Best of the Net and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her masthead credits include Lunch Ticket, Spry Literary Journal & Mojave River Review. She has published a number of chapbooks, including Pictures from the Center of The Universe (Paper Nautilus, winner of the Vella Prize) and Southern Cryptozoology: A Field Guide to Beasts of the Southern Wild (Hyacinth Girl Press, finalist for the SFPA’s Elgin Award) In addition to her work on the page, Allie was a member of Oakland’s 2017 National Slam Team. A native Floridian now freezing to death in the Bay Area, Allie writes poetry, fiction, and essays. She can be found online @kiddeternity, or to book her, contact Sugar Booking Entertainment (sugarbookingentertainment@gmail.com)

Christine Taylor, a multiracial English teacher and librarian, resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey. She serves as a reader and contributing editor at OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters. Her work appears in Modern Haiku, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Menacing Hedge, and The Paterson Literary Review among others. She can be found at www.christinetayloronline.com.

In gender neutral bar bathroom – Jasper Wirtshafter

Jasper Wirtshafter is a trans poet and Master of Public Affairs student living in the least terrible town in Indiana. He performed with F Word Performers, a queer feminist art collective, for four years. His work has been published in Black Napkin Press, Star 82 Review, and elsewhere.

Self-Portrait as First Slut to Die in a Horror Movie – Nicole Connolly

Nicole Connolly lives and works in Orange County, CA, which she promises is mostly unlike what you see on TV. She received her MFA from Bowling Green State University, and her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in such journals as ANMLY, Waccamaw, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Big Lucks. She currently serves as Managing Editor for the poetry-centric Black Napkin Press. Follow her on Twitter @NIC0LE_C0NN0LLY.