Contributors’ Notes

Francesco Aprile is from Lecce, Italy. He is a journalist, poet and visual-poet, essayist. In 2010 he became a member of the literary movement called New Page-Narrativa, which was founded in 2009 by Francesco Saverio Dòdaro. He has been the director New Page since August 2016. In April 2011 he founded the group of artistic research Contrabbando Poetico. He is the co-founder of Unconventional Press (2012, with Cristiano Caggiula) and the magazine of experimental languages (2014, with Cristiano Caggiula). He is author of code poetry/poetic algorithm (2010) and asemic cinema/asemic film (February 2016).

Emmitt Conklin lives and works in Los Angeles. To learn more, write him directly at

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from BlazeVOX and Argotist Ebooks. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press), three Meritage Press hay(na)ku anthologies, Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Moria, and elsewhere.

Nate Hoil is a writer from Davenport, Iowa. He is currently an MFA candidate at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. You can find more of his poems in Deluge online journal.

George Kalamaras is Professor of English at Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Kingdom of Throat-Stuck Luck, the winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize (2011), and The Theory and Function of Mangoes (2000), the winner of the Four Way Books Intro Series. He is also the author of Reclaiming the Tacit Dimension: Symbolic Form in the Rhetoric of Silence, a scholarly work on Hindu mysticism and Western rhetoric (State University of New York Press, 1994). Kalamaras was poet laureate of Indiana from 2014-2016.

Edward Kulemin is from Yaroslavl, Russia. He is an artist and writer, as well as an organizer of various creative groups including KEPNOS, the Group of Unknown Artists, and the Smolensk School of Apologists. His books include It Seems to Have Begun (1994), Odnohujstvenny Ulysses (1995), By the Artificial Way (1998), Lowdown (2012), and Cash Register Poems (2018). His work has been included in the following anthologies: Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry (Talisman House Pub, USA, 2000), Cool-Strip-Art-Antology (Prilep, Macedonia, 2000), Secondary literature (New literary review, Moscow, 2001); Mailart poemics anthology (Lublin, Poland, 2012,, The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008 (USA, 2012,, An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting (USA, 2013, The encrypted poemics anthology (Lublin, Poland, 2014, More of his artwork can be found at the following sites:,, and

Danika Stegeman LeMay’s debut collection of poems, Pilot, is available now from Spork Press. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Aaron, and their daughter, Vera. Danika received her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. Her website is

"Diana Magallón surprises with works of visual art that are so semiotically charged (through the simple tropes of titling and visual punning) that they seem almost to be visual poems. Their visual indistinctness give each piece a haunting quality.” – Jonathan Penton, editor of Unlikely Stories.

Andrew Merecicky is a poet from Cleveland, OH. He has an M.F.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Rhode Island. He is the managing editor of Barrow Street Press. He currently lives in Connecticut.

Violet Mitchell is a Denver-based writer and artist. She earned a B.A S. in cognitive literary studies and is completing an MFA degree in creative writing poetry, both from Regis University. Her work has been published in Heavy Feather Review, The Blue Route, Sixfold, Loophole, ANGLES, Furrow Magazine, and several other journals. She received the Robert A. O'Sullivan, S.J. Memorial Award for Excellence in Writing in 2019.

Sheila E. Murphy is an American poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. A forthcoming volume from Luna Bisonte Prods in 2020 is Golden Milk. Murphy's book titled Reporting Live from You Know Where (2018) won the Hay(na)Ku Poetry Book Prize Competition from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland). That same year, Broken Sleep Books brought out the book As If To Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory. Luna Bisonte Prods published Underscore (2018), featuring a collaborative visual book by K.S. Ernst and Sheila E. Murphy. Murphy is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). Murphy is known for working in forms including such as the ghazal, haibun, and pantoum in her individual writing. As an active collaborator, she has worked with Douglas Barbour on an extended poem called Continuations. Murphy’s visual work, both individual and collaborative, is shown in galleries and in private collections. Initially educated in instrumental and vocal music, Murphy is associated with music in poetry. She earns her living as an organizational consultant, professor, and researcher and holds the PhD degree. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona throughout her adult life.

Kevin O’Rourke lives in Seattle, where he works in publishing. His first book, the essay collection As If Seen at an Angle, was published by Tinderbox Editions. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, he is an active literary and arts critic. His criticism has appeared in Ploughshares, the LA Review of Books, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Work on his current book project, an account of surviving suicide, has been supported by a grant from 4Culture.

Ruby Reding is a poet, artist, and gallery worker living in London. Her poetry appears in the British anthology Tears in Fence. Her website is

Jason N. Rodriguez is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Vector Press, GlitterMob, Mannequin Haus as well as the foreword to Michael Aurelio's poetry collection, The Smokers. He is currently an Assistant Poetry Editor at ANMLY.

Jacob Schepers is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises (Outriders Poetry Project 2014). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fanzine, Entropy, Tupelo Quarterly, Verse, The Common and the anthology My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry (BlazeVOX 2017), among others. He received his MFA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame, and he currently teaches at Indiana University South Bend.

Paul Shumaker’s previous work has appeared in Deluge. He is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Adam Strauss lives in Louisville, KY. Most recently, poems of his appear in Dream Pop, Sporklet, Prelude, and The Arsonist Magazine.

Naomi Tarle has an MFA in creative writing from Boise State University, and an MFA in visual art from California State University Northridge. Her poems have appeared in Alice Blue Review, Verse, and Poetica Magazine among others. In August 2016, she attended the London Intensive residency led by Camden Arts Centre & the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Her poems appearing in this issue were written at AADK Centro Negra in Blanca, Murcia, Spain in Autumn 2019.

Mark Young's most recent books are a collection of visual pieces, The Comedians, from Stale Objects de Press; turning to drones, from Concrete Mist Press; and turpentine from Luna Bisonte Prods.