Amy Saul-Zerby is a Philadelphia-based poet. Her first collection, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds, was published by Be About It Press in 2017, and her second collection, Deep Camouflage, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2018. She is the author of the Notable Philadelphia column at The Rumpus. Learn more at amysaulzerby.com
Logen Cure is a poet and teacher. She is the author of three chapbooks: Still (Finishing Line Press 2015), Letters to Petrarch (Unicorn Press 2015), and In Keeping (Unicorn Press 2008). Her work also appears in Word Riot, Radar Poetry, IndieFeed: Performance Poetry, The Boiler, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She lives in Texas with her wife. Learn more at www.logencure.com.
zach blackwood is a poet and performance curator in philadelphia, pa. he is the author of SEXY UNIQUE HOLLOW POINT forthcoming from glo worm press in summer 2019. he has poems published in peach mag, occulum, bedfellows magazine, maudlin house, and elsewhere. he lives with a rotisserie angel of a dog named pig and is available on the world wide web @blackwhom.
Ajanae Dawkins is a Michigan and New York Native. She has been published in The BreakBeat Poets Black Girl Magic Anthology, The Rumpus (Forthcoming) The Offing, Winter Tangerine, The Blueshift Journal, The Underscore Review, Gramma Poetry, and more. Her work has also been featured on For Harriet, Def Jam, and Button Poetry. She’s been awarded artist of the year by Delta Sigma Theta sorority incorporated. Ajanae is the winner of Tinderbox Poetry Journal’s Editor’s Prize and a finalist for the Brett Elizabeth Jenkins poetry prize. She was a finalist for Cave Canem’s Toi Dericotte and Cornelius Eady Prize and has also been nominated for Best of the Net. She is a two-time individual finalist for the Rustbelt regional slam, crowning her as one of the top five poets in the midwest, twice. She is a fellow of The Watering Hole’s writer’s retreat for African American writers and Pink Door writer’s retreat. Ajanae’s social justice practices revolve around empathy and redemption. She is currently working as an educator, writer, and scholar while living in Columbus, Ohio with her husband. The only thing she believes in more than poems is the transformative power of Christ.
Faye Chevalier is a Philadelphia-based poet and essayist. She is the author of the chapbook, future.txt (Empty Set Press 2018), and her work has been featured in The Wanderer, Peach Mag, Witch Craft Magazine, the tiny, and elsewhere. Some of her awards and recognitions include being the first poet ever to have work published in a cyberpunk tabletop rpg podcast (Neoscum 2018) and also a Pushcart nomination. Find her on Twitter where she cries about cyborgs, vampires, and having a body at @bratcore.
Robin Smith is a femme, queer, writer & scholar originally from Northern California. Robin is the author of the chapbook “Confessions of a Love Addict” (Dancing Girl Press, 2020) winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize, Thomas McGrath Award for poetry, the Katherine B. Tiffany Award, among others. Her work has appeared in By & By poetry review, Aji Literary Magazine, Visual Artists Collective, Westwind, Legendary Review, PACIFICReview among many others. Her work has also been featured in anthologies such as Bliss and Drawn to Comics. She was the lead poetry editor for the Northridge Review, and founded is chief editor for Glut Poetry Review. Robin Smith was the judge of the 2019 Rachel Sherman award for up and coming poets. She received her B.A and M.A in Creative Writing (poetry) from California State Northridge and is currently attending the University of North Dakota where she is pursuing her Doctorate in Creative Writing. Her major fields include Post-1945 American literature (fiction with an emphasis on identity) and Contemporary Lyric Poetry. Robin currently teaches Writing Composition for the Launch program at Lake Region State College in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She also teaches kindergarten at Grand Forks Montessori Academy.