Jessica Comola’s first book, Everything We Met Changed Form and Followed the Rest, is forthcoming from Caketrain in the fall of 2015. She is the author of the chapbook, What Kind of Howly Divine (Horseless Press 2014). Her work has appeared in jubilat, Tenderloin, Dreginald, Smoking Glue Gun, EOAGH, and Delirious Hem. She is a PhD student in creative writing at the University of Denver.
K.R. Copeland was born June, 22, 1970, on the Northwest side of Chicago. In spite of her big city roots, K.R. has always had a passion for the natural world, spending a great deal of her time digging in dirt, climbing in trees, wading through creeks and hiking through valleys, taking in all this planet has to offer. She has been an advocate for and actively involved in, habitat conservation, prairie restoration, energy efficiency education and clean waterways projects. 2057, Copeland’s second chapbook-length compilation, combines her love for the above with her love for language and the musicality thereof, in an effort to entertain, educate and inspire. Her newest poetry collection, Love and Other Lethal Things, will be an Unlikely Book. You can reach K.R. at kr AT unlikelystories DOT org, or find her on Facebook, where she's already watching you.
Adam Dalva is a graduate of NYU's MFA Program, where he was a Veterans Writing Workshop Fellow. He has written a novel, The Zero Date, and was an Associate Fellow at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. His work has been published in The Millions, Bodega, Connu, and elsewhere. Adam is an 18th century French antique dealer.
Mitchell Garrard is from Seattle, WA, where he spends most of his time restoring antique clocks and volunteering at dog shelters. He finds art in bad coughs and missing teeth. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Camel Saloon, Dead Snakes, experiential-experimental-literature, Futures Trading, The Kitchen Poet, Otoliths, S/Word, and Uut Poetry.
Joshua Gottlieb-Miller was recently a MacDowell fellow. He works as a grocer and tutor, and volunteer with the Writers in Prisons Project at Oakhill Correctional Institution. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Indiana Review, Linebreak, Cell Poems, and elsewhere.
Michelle Greenblatt is the poetry editor for Unlikely Stories. A two-time Pushcart-Prize nominee, Greenblatt’s third book, Ghazals, was co-authored with Sheila Murphy. You can find her work in Free Verse, Bird Dog, Counterexample Poetics, Dusie, Altered Scale, eratio, Sawbuck, Sugar Mule, Moria, Shampoo, Coconut Poetry, Big Bridge, BlazeVOX, Xerolage, Blackbox, Otoliths, Fire, The Spidertangle Anthology of Visual Poetry and many others. Her fourth book, ASHES AND SEEDS, is a collection of prose poetry, free verse poems, and post-modern haibuns that combine her love of surrealist imagery with story-telling through avant-garde explorations into loss, isolation, insanity, and redemption. ASHES AND SEEDS is forthcoming. Michelle can be reached at Michelle@UnlikelyStories.org.
Matthew Johnstone has recent writing in N/A, Ohio Edit, Gesture, and Timber. There is a book of poems, Let's be close Rope to mast you, Old light (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2010), and DoubleCross Press just selected his Note on Tundra to be part of their 2015 catalogue of handmade poetry chapbooks. He hosts the E t A l. Poetry Readings, and does roughly half the legwork for the online arts journal 'Pider (pidermag.com), both of Tennessee, Nashville, America.
Tyler Cain Lacy is a New Mexican living in Chicago. He is the author of REUS (PressBoardPress,2014) and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Banango Street, Stolen Island, Sprung Formal, Caliban, and elimae, among others. Find more at http://tclacy.tumblr.com/.
Paul Siegell is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly and the author of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire , jambandbootleg, and Poemergency Room. Kindly find more of Paul’s work - and concrete poetry t-shirts - at “ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL” (paulsiegell.blogspot.com/).
Adam Strauss lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and has poems forthcoming in the anthology Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet (Jaded Ibis Press).
Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, and aerialist currently living in Merida, Yucatan and teaching aerial yoga. Poetry from her manuscript Suelo Tide Cement appears or is forthcoming in Caterina Davinio’s installation Big Splash, the journals Horse Less Review, LIT, and a Perimeter, and in Spanish translation in Estudio Nuboso’s booklet SUELO Vol. 1. Her translations of Panamanian writer Melanie Taylor Herrera’s work appear in Asymptote, Exchanges, Ezra, Metamorphoses, PRISM International, and Waxwing.