Issue 7 Contributors
Shuly Xóchitl Cawood is the author of the memoir, The Going and Goodbye (Platypus Press, 2017) and a forthcoming poetry and prose chapbook, None of Them Home (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018). She has an MFA from Queens University, and her writing has been published in The Rumpus, Zone 3, Fiction Southeast, Cider Press Review, and The Louisville Review.
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017) and the prose editor of Gabby.
Elena Oriana Blum Coronado-Jensen is a cancer sun, virgo moon, and sagittarius rising. Growing up primarily in Indiana, Elena first started performing her poetry at 13. A lover of Instagram, plants, coffee, hygge, yelling about feelings, oversized earrings, and pink hair, Elena is trying to become the dreams of her teenage self.
Wanda Deglane is a psychology/family and human development student at Arizona State University. Her poetry has been published in Dodging the Rain, r.kv.r.y, and Porridge Magazine. She writes to survive. Wanda is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants and lives with her giant family and beloved dog, Princess Leia, in Glendale, Arizona.
Mag Gabbert is a PhD candidate in creative writing at Texas Tech University, and she holds an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her work has appeared in 32 Poems, Carve Magazine, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Phoebe, Sugar House Review, and Birmingham Poetry Review. Mag also serves as an associate editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.
David Gustavsen is a student at Indiana University’s Department of Library Science, where he studies digital graffiti and catalogs obsolete sound recordings. Recent work can be found in Stirring Lit, Pacifica, and Really System.
Dana Kroos received a Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston and an MFA in fiction writing from New Mexico State University. Her work has recently appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review, The Superstition Review, and Minnesota Monthly. Currently she is a Mitchell Center Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Houston. More information can be found at www.danakroos.com.
Andrew McKernan holds his MFA from the University of New Hampshire. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, and Blunderbuss. He lives and plays kickball in Chicago.
Ciona Rouse is the author of Vantablack (2017), the first of Third Man Books’s chapbook series. Her work can be found in Native Magazine, Matter, and Talking River. She lives in Nashville.
Originally from central Florida, MJ Santiago currently lives and works in New York. Their work has appeared in Reservoir Lit, Heavy Feather Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Their first chapbook, baby knife, is forthcoming from tenderness, yea in 2018.
Andy Stallings lives in Deerfield, Mass., where he teaches English at Deerfield Academy. His second collection with Rescue Press, Paradise, is due out in 2018. He has four young children and coaches cross country running.
Elizabeth Tannen is a Brooklyn-born, Minneapolis-based teacher, activist, and poet. Her work has appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, Passages North, and Southern Humanities Review. She teaches writing in community colleges, prisons, literary centers, sometimes living rooms and wherever she is, pursues as many conversations as possible about dad jokes, human relationships, and dismantling white supremacy.
Alex Vigue is a queer poet and storyteller from Ridgefield, Washington. He has a degree in creative writing from Western Washington University and has been published in Vinyl, Maudlin House, and Lockjaw Magazine. His debut chapbook, The Myth of Man, was a finalist for the Floating Bridge Press chapbook competition. He works as a substitute teacher and retail worker all while impressing the importance of poetry on people of all ages.