Contributors' Notes

Glen Armstrong (he/him) holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters. His latest book is Night School: Selected Early Poems.

Carlyle Baker is reading all the blues and greens; he is open most sundays; his art-research is from an emerging unconscious.

Cordelia Belton works at the corner of communist political theory and the sort of philosophical question, how it is that we act. She usually lives in Chicago and New York, and mostly writes things besides poetry. and as for the last time she published poetry it was under a different name.

Stephen Bett is a widely and internationally published Canadian poet with 25 books in print. His personal papers are archived in the “Contemporary Literature Collection” at Simon Fraser University. His website is

Michael Farrell is an Australian poet, based in Melbourne. He has published several books, including a monograph on what he has called 'unsettlement poetics' in the colonial era (Writing Australian Unsettlement, Palgrave Macmillan), and has co-edited an Australian gay and lesbian anthology (Out of the Box, Puncher and Wattmann), and an Australian tribute to Ashbery (Ashbery Mode, TinFish). He also now has a US selected with Blazevox (A Lyrebird).

David Felix is an English visual poet. Born into a family of artists, magicians and tailors he is no stranger to the world of stretched canvas, smoke and mirrors and shoulder padding.For more than half a century his writing has taken on a variety of forms: in collage, in three dimensions, in galleries, anthologies and video, as festival performances and street events and in over sixty publications worldwide, both in print and online.

Logan Fry is the author of Harpo Before the Opus (Omnidawn, 2019), and of recent poetry in Lana Turner, Fence, Prelude, Shitwonder, and The New York Review of Books.

Judy Halebsky is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Spring and a Thousand Years (Unabridged). Her honors include fellowships from MacDowell, Millay, and the Vermont Studio Center as well as a Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing program at Dominican University of California and lives in Oakland.

Richard Hanus: "Had four kids but now just three. Zen and Love."

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.

Brent House is the author of The Wingtip Prophecy (April Gloaming, 2023) and a contributing editor for The Tusculum Review. His poems have appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Journal, Third Coast and Kenyon Review. He holds an MFA from Georgia College, and he lives and works in Western Pennsylvania.

Anton Lushankin is a (visual) poet, writer, playwright and translator, born in Kyiv and since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian War resides in his hometown. His poetry publications appeared in petrichor, dadakuku and TAB Journal. His work is soon to be published in Pretty Cool Poetry Thing and Literaturzeitschrift Johnny this year. Yohji Yamamoto (revisited) Triptych is his first publication in Word For/Word. He holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture at Technical University of Berlin and currently pursues a Master degree in Architecture at RWTH Aachen University.

Kon Markogiannis is an artist-poet with an interest in themes such as memory, mortality, spirituality, the human condition, the exploration of the human psyche and the evolution of consciousness. He sees his work as a kind of weapon against the ephemeral or, as Vilém Flusser would say (Towards a Philosophy of Photography), a “hunt for new states of things”. Kon has been exhibiting his art for many years (mainly in Greece and the UK) and his writings have been featured in various books, journals and magazines. His university studies include a BA in Visual Communication Design, an MA in Photography and a Doctorate in Fine Art. He currently lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Michael Moreth is a recovering Chicagoan living in the rural, micropolitan City of Sterling, the Paris of Northwest Illinois.

Stephen Nelson's latest books of visual poetry are Goodness, Goddess and Toys for Telepaths, both published by Redfoxpress. He has exhibited visual poetry and published prose and poetry internationally for a number of years. He lives by the Cadzow Burn in Central Scotland. See his asemic writing on Instagram @afterlights70.

No One is the author of 4ier X-forms, makes music as ½ of Sound Furies + blogs 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 had graphics in Penultimate Peanut, Ancient Heart, Convergence, Bitterzoet, Moebius and Aji, and poetry in 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, Aji, The Bees Are Dead, Portland Metrozine, Innumerable Stumble, Fly In The Head, Aberration Labyrinth, Dreich, Word For Word, Locust Review, and the Dillydoun Review. He is a recent cancer survivor.

Kathleen Reichelt writes, directs and performs for film and stage. Her poetry reviews have been featured in Bone Bouquet, Sensitive Skin Magazine, Silver Bow, among others. More about her work can be found at

Daniel C. Remein is the author of the full-length collection of poems, A Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums (punctum, 2018), and the chapbooks Picket Songs (Dispatches, 2017), and Pearl (Organism for Poetic Research, 2012). He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is the author of the monograph The Heat of Beowulf (Manchester University Press, 2022), co-editor of the collection Dating Beowulf: Studies in Intimacy (Manchester University Press, 2020), and a co-founder of the Organism for Poetic Research. He likes running in the woods, and hiking in the Sandwich and Presidential ranges.

Steven Salmoni’s recent publications include A Day of Glass, the chapbook Landscape, With Green Mangoes (both from Chax Press) and poems in e·ratio, Otoliths, Puerto del Sol, P-Queue, Mid-American Review, and Interim. Selections from his work have also appeared in the anthologies The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide (U of Arizona Press, 2016), The Experiment Will Not Be Bound (Unbound Editions, 2022) and The Last Milkweed (Tupelo Press). He received a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University and is currently the Department Chair of English at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Chax Press and for POG, a Tucson-based literary and arts organization that hosts an annual reading series.

D. E. Steward has many hundreds of literary magazine credits. His five volumes of Chroma are published by Avante-Garde Classics/Amazon (2018). Chroma is a month-to-month calendar book, the months are continuing past the books of them published and “Woke” is one.

Terry Trowbridge’s poems have appeared in The New Quarterly, Carousel, subTerrain, paperplates, The Dalhousie Review, untethered, Quail Bell, The Nashwaak Review, Orbis, Snakeskin Poetry, Literary Yard, M58, CV2, Brittle Star, Bombfire, American Mathematical Monthly, The Academy of Heart and Mind, Canadian Woman Studies, The Mathematical Intelligencer, The Canadian Journal of Family and Youth, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, The Beatnik Cowboy, Borderless, Literary Veganism, and more. His lit crit has appeared in Ariel, British Columbia Review, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Episteme, Studies in Social Justice, Rampike, and The /t3mz/ Review. Terry is grateful to the Ontario Arts Council for his first writing grant, and their support of so many other writers during the polycrisis.

Nico Vassilakis is one name using letters or fragments of letters to propose another possible literature to thrive in. This hybrid future will be engulfed in primitive silence. You either evolve or wait in line. That’s how pompous became pom poms became ping pong became pitch black. His recent books include VOIR DIRE (Dusie Press 2020) and LETTERS of INTENT (CyberWit 2022) along with other pamphlets and booklets. Nico is a contributing editor for UTSANGA. He lives in the middle of nowhere in Illinois with his wife and animals.

Erick Verran is the author of the nonfiction collection Obiter Dicta (Punctum Books, 2021). His writing is forthcoming or appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Rain Taxi, the American Poetry Review, the Georgia Review, The Drift, the Harvard Review, the Oxford Review of Books, On the Seawall, the Michigan Quarterly Review, The Cortland Review, Annulet, and elsewhere. He is also an independent scholar of aesthetics and digital games. He lives in Salt Lake City.

Charles Wilkinson’s work includes The Snowman and Other Poems (Iron Press, 1987) and The Pain Tree and Other Stories (London Magazine Editions, 2000). His poems have appeared in Poetry Wales, Poems from the Borders (Seren, Wales), Poetry Salzburg (Austria), Shearsman , The Reader, New Walk, Magma, Under the Radar, Tears in the Fence, Scintilla,, Orbis, Stand, Snow lit rev, Gargoyle (USA), The Manhattan Review (USA) Otoliths (Australia) and other journals. A pamphlet, Ag & Au, came out from Flarestack Poets in 2013. His recent full-length collections are The Glazier’s Choice (Eyewear, 2019) and Horn & Glass (The Collective Press, 2023). He lives in Powys, Wales, where he is heavily outnumbered by members of the ovine community. He also runs the Red Parrot Poetry Readings in Presteigne and writes weird fiction when he is not working on his poetry.

Mark Young was born in Aotearoa New Zealand but now lives in a small town on traditional Juru land in North Queensland, Australia. He is the author of more than sixty-five books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, memoir, and art history. His most recent books are a pdf, Mercator Projected, published by Half Day Moon Press (Turkey) in August 2023; Ley Lines II, published by Sandy Press (California) in November 2023; un saut de chat. published by Otoliths Books (Australia) in February 2024; and Melancholy, a James Tate Poetry Prize winner, published by SurVision Books (Ireland) in March 2024.