Contributors' Notes

Sacha Archer lives in Burlington, Ontario with his wife and two daughters. Recent publications include Mother’s Milk (Timglaset), Hydes (nOIR:Z) and Jung Origami (Enneract Editions) as well as a collaborative sound poetry album with nina jane drystek, Years Between Rooms. His work has recently been included in the anthologies Mouth of a Lion (steel incisors, 2021) and Watch Your Head (Coach House Books, 2020). His book Empty Building is forthcoming from Penteract Press as well as the chapbooks Immortality (Viktlösheten) and KIM (knife fork book). Find him on Facebook and Instagram @sachaarcher, or on twitter @sachaarchermeat.

Glenn Bach is a poet, sound artist, and educator who lives and works in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. His major project, Atlas, is a long poem that documents his reflections on place, landscape, and our understanding of the world. It has been excerpted in Dusie, jubilat, Otoliths, and others. Glenn documents his work at and @AtlasCorpus.

Lorelei Bacht (she/they) successfully escaped grey skies and red buses to live and write somewhere in the monsoon forest. Her recent writing has appeared and/or is forthcoming in After the Pause, Harpy Hybrid Review, The Inflectionist Review, Beir Bua, Mercurius, Strukturriss, The Inflectionist Review, Sinking City, and others. She is also on Instagram: @lorelei.bacht.writer and on Twitter @bachtlorelei.

Daniel Barbiero is a double bassist, composer and writer in the Washington DC area. His music is based on the complex interrelationship between pitch and timbre in the context of free improvisation and the interpretation of indeterminate compositions. His album In/Completion (2020) presents his realizations of graphic and open-form scores by contemporary composers from Greece, Italy, Japan and the US. As a composer, he creates verbal, graphic and other scores using non-standard notation for soloists and small ensembles; his scores have been realized by performers in Europe, Asia, and the US. As an instrumentalist, he has performed at venues throughout the Washington-Baltimore area. He writes on the art, music and literature of the classic avant-gardes of the 20th century as well as on contemporary works for various online journals, and is the author of As Within, So Without, a collection of essays published by Arteidolia Press in October, 2021.

Christopher Barnes co-edits the poetry magazine Interpoetry. His reviews and criticism have appeared in Poetry Scotland, Jacket Magazine, Peel, and Combustus. He has given readings in numerous venues, including Waterstones Bookshop, Newcastle's Morden Tower, and the Proudwords lesbian and gay writing festival. His poetry collection LOVEBITES was published by Chanticleer Press in 2005. He lives in Newcastle, UK.

Joel Chace has published work in print and electronic magazines such as Tip of the Knife, Eratio, Otoliths, Word For/Word, Golden Handcuffs Review and The Brooklyn Rail. Most recent collections include Humors, from Paloma Press, Threnodies, from Moria Books, and fata morgana, from Unlikely Books. Maths is forthcoming from Chax Press.

David-Baptiste Chirot died in early June, 2021. Chirot was an internationally known artist and poet, and had been active since the 1980s. At the time of his death, he had been working on new projects including visual poetry, writing, and film. His visuals appearing in this issue were collected from his apartment after his death by his long-time friend, Tom Hibbard. Along with C. Mehrl Bennett and John M. Bennett, Hibard edited a memoriam anthology for Chirot entitled Poet On the Right Side of History, published by Luna Bisonte Prods.

Jesse DeLong's debut manuscript, The Amateur Scientist's Notebook, was published by Baobab Press. Other work has appeared in Word For/ Word, Colorado Review, Mid-American Review, American Letters and Commentary, Indiana Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Typo, as well as the anthologies Best New Poets 2011 and Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner. His chapbooks, Tearings, and Other Poems and Earthwards, were released by Curly Head Press. He Tweets @jessemdelong

Mark Dow is the author of Plain Talk Rising (poems) and American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons. His exploration of Beethoven's Opus 131 is in the Spring 2021 Seneca Review, and his interview with linguist Nigel Fabb on meter and ineffability is in the January 2022 PN Review. @mdow99.

Coleman Edward Dues is the Associate Content Producer at the Academy of American Poets, where he produces Poem-a-Day. Some of his work can be found in Ligeia, Otoliths, Blazing Stadium, and petrichor. He tweets @colemandues.

Brandan Griffin was born in Massachusetts and now lives in Sunnyside, New York. His first book Impastoral will be published by Omnidawn in 2022. He has also written a chapbook called Four Concretures (Theaphora Editions), and some of his poems have been published in Tagvverk and Chicago Review.

Alan Halsey's latest book is Remarks of Uncertain Consequence published by Five Seasons Press: a continuation of his forty & more years of collaborations with publisher & master printer Glenn Storhaug.

Jessie Janeshek's full-length collections are No Place for Dames (Grey Book Press 2022), MADCAP (Stalking Horse Press, 2019), The Shaky Phase (Stalking Horse Press, 2017), and Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). Her chapbooks include Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia (dancing girl press, 2016), Supernoir (Grey Book Press, 2017), Auto-Harlow (Shirt Pocket Press, 2018), Channel U (Grey Book Press, 2020) and Hardscape (Reality Beach 2020). Read more at

Adriana Kobor was born in Hungary in 1988. She has been active in the Netherlands and Belgium since 2006. Her poems aim to explore and extend the boundaries of language. The major part of her work is written in English, although she creates in other languages, as well, including Dutch, Hungarian, and Italian. She currently lives in Italy.

Jim Leftwich is a poet and essayist. Along with Sue, his wife of 34 years, he lived and traveled in a van for most of 2020. They plan to resume that lifestyle in 2022. Leftwich was born in Virginia, and has lived there for most of his life. Capitalism cannot be reformed or repaired; it must be replaced. His ongoing research into poetry and related matters suggests that the word "consciousness" has in the decades following the end of WWII replaced the word "spirit" for a certain kind of inquiring mind. As a poet, as a visual poet, as a practitioner of 3-chord linguistics and desemantized writing, as an experimental essayist, Leftwich has produced a large body of texts, poems, text/image works, and textimagepoems. Another world is possible, even if the poet has to write it into existence. It is not the job of the poet to make things easy for English professors.

Caroline Maun is an associate professor and Chair of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and American literature. Her volumes of poetry include The Sleeping (Marick Press, 2006), What Remains (Main Street Rag, 2013), and three chapbooks, Cures and Poisons and Greatest Hits, published by Pudding House Press, and Accident, published by Alice Greene & Co. She has also been published in The Bear River Review, Bitterzoet Magazine, The Cape Rock, Crack the Spine, Delmarva Review, Euphony, Evening Street Review, Failbetter, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The MacGuffin, The Main Street Rag, The Midwest Quarterly, Mount Hope Magazine, Third Wednesday, The Opiate, Paragon Journal, Peninsula Poets, South Carolina Review, Sweet Tree Review, Waving Hands Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Eleven Eleven, among others.

Pamela Miller is the author of five poetry collections, including Recipe for Disaster and Miss Unthinkable (both from Mayapple Press) and How to Do the Greased Wombat Slide (forthcoming from Unsolicited Press). Her visual poetry has appeared in BlazeVOX, Otoliths, Word For/Word, and elsewhere. She has also published text poetry in RHINO, Book of Matches, Nixes Mate Review, New Poetry From the Midwest, Santa Clara Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She lives in Chicago.

Sheila E. Murphy is an American poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. Murphy is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). Her most recent book is Golden Milk (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2020). Reporting Live from You Know Where won the Hay(na)Ku Poetry Book Prize Competition from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland). Also in 2018, Broken Sleep Books brought out the book As If To Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory.

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory. His poetry has appeared in many small press publications, worldwide, since 2002. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012). His poem, “to mask a little bird” was nominated for Best of the Net in 2021. Visit for more information and links to his published work. Nelson lives in Colorado.

Kell Nelson is an artist who works with paper, words and photographs. Her visual work has been published in Otoliths, Maintenant and Indefinite Space, and exhibited at Modified Arts in Phoenix and the Houston Center for Photography. She hasn't owned a car for 22 years and teaches Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. More at

Benjamin Norman Pierce is a professional dishwasher with BA's in Philosophy, History, and English. He self-published a novel, "Snuck Past Death and Sleep." and has two albums available on Spotify. He has/will had/have graphics and poetry in Ancient Heart, Convergence, Moebius, and upcoming in Aji, Lilliput Review, Poesy, Dragonfly, Raintown Review, Red Owl, Scifaikuest, Free Verse, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar, Primordial Traditions, Convergences, Acme: a Journal of Critical Geography, Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, Chiron Review, Euphony, Alchemy, Poetica Review, The Bees Are Dead, Portland Metrozine, Innumerable Stumble, Fly In The Head, and Dreich

Derek Pollard is Series Editor for the Poets on Poetry Series, founded in 1977 by Donald Hall and published by University of Michigan Press. His books include On the Verge of Something Bright and Good (Barrow Street 2021), Till One Day the Sun Shall Shine More Brightly: The Poetry and Prose of Donald Revell (ed., University of Michigan Press 2020), and Inconsequentia (with Derek Henderson, BlazeVOX 2010).

Alexis Quinlan is a writer, editor, and teacher of composition and conceptual poetry at Fordham University in New York. Her poems have appeared in journals including The Paris Review, Rhino, Tinderbox, Juked, and Madison Review. She served as an assistant to Annie Finch on Choice Words, an anthology of writing on abortion. Her recent review of Stephanie Strickland's How the Universe Is Made is available at Heavy Feather Review.

William Repass lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His poetry and prose have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Bennington Review, Denver Quarterly, Bending Genres, and elsewhere. His critical writing can be found at Full Stop and Slant Magazine.

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino’s poetry and prose have appeared in Barrow Street, New York Tyrant, jubilat, Verse Wisconsin, GAMMM, EOAGH, Cordite, StylusLit and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars. His books include The Valise (Dead Academics Press, 2012), a volume of poetry, and a novel, Stephen’s Landing (Adelaide Books, 2020). He lives in Brooklyn Heights, NY, where he works as a private docent.

Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics using what is hidden, discarded or considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at

Alex Wells Shapiro (he/him) is a poet and artist from the Hudson Valley, living in Chicago. He reads submissions for Frontier Poetry, serves as Business and Grants Manager for Another Chicago Magazine, and co-curates Exhibit B: A Reading Series presented by The Guild Literary Complex. His debut poetry collection, Insect Architecture, is forthcoming in Spring 2022 with Unbound Edition Press. More of his work may be found at

Carol Stetser joined the mail art network in 1979 and began making visual poetry in 1984. She makes her collages the old fashion way with scissors and glue sticks. Two books of her vispo are available in the C'est Mon Dada series. She began the "Her Dictionary" series during the pandemic.

D. E. Steward’s five volumes of Chroma were out in 2018 from Avant-Garde Classics/Amazon in Brooklyn. Chroma is a month-to-month calendar book, the months are continuing.

Danni Storm is a Danish artist and poet. Editor of small press Non Plus Ultra, and literary journal Addenda. Work may be found at:

Ted Warnell lives and works at the western edge of a great Canadian prairie.

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia. He has been publishing poetry for more than sixty years, & is the author of around sixty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His most recent books are The Toast, from Luna Bisonte Prods, The Sasquatch Walks Among Us, from Sandy Press, & Songs to Come for the Salamander, Poems 2013-2021, selected & introduced by Thomas Fink, co-published by Meritage Press & Sandy Press.