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issue 64, featuring:
brett stout (cover)
e a m harris
michał kamil piotrowski
issue 65 - out jan 2020
biographies - issue 64
Brett Stout is a 40-year-old writer and artist originally from Atlanta, GA. He is a high school dropout and former
construction worker turned college graduate and paramedic. He writes now while mainly hung-over on white lined paper
in a small cramped apartment in Myrtle Beach, SC. He has published several novels of prose and poetry including
Lab Rat Manifesto, and has been featured in a vast range of various media, including Brown University and the
University of California.
William Allegrezza edits the press Moria Poetry and teaches at Indiana University Northwest.
He has previously published many poetry books, including Step Below: Selected Poems 2000-2015,
In the Weaver’s Valley, Ladders in July, Fragile Replacements, Collective Instant, Aquinas and the Mississippi (with Garin Cycholl), Covering Over, and Densities, Apparitions; two anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century and
La Alteración del Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente; seven chapbooks, including Filament Sense (Ypolita Press);
and many poetry reviews, articles, and poems. He founded and curated series A, a reading series in Chicago, from 2006-2010.
A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and
glitch video. He has published nineteen books, all available in the usual online markets, including And the Trillions (poetry) and
The Toothpick Fairy (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.com
Michael Chang hopes to win the New Jersey Blueberry Princess pageant one day. Michael strongly suspects that they were
born in the wrong decade. A recovering vegan, their favorite ice cream flavor was almost renamed due to scandal.
Rachael is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln, where she has been focusing on
modern lyric and experimental poetry. She regularly performs her work at local spoken word events and is becoming
more serious about finding magazines and journals within which to have her work published. Her poetry has been published by
Fly On The Wall Press. Find her on Twitter @rachaelg2601
Howie Good is the author most recently of What It Is and How to Use It from Grey Book Press and Spooky Action at a Distance
from Analog Submission Press. He co-edits the journals Unbroken and UnLost and teaches at the State University of
New York at New Paltz.
E A M Harris
E. A. M. Harris has been writing for some years and several of her poems and short stories have appeared in print and online magazines and anthologies. She blogs at http://eamharris.com/ and tweets as E A M Harris @Eah1E
Keith Higginbotham's publications include Grace Notes (illustrator) (Unknown Press), Calibration (Argotist eBooks),
Theme From Next Date (Ten Pages Press), Prosaic Suburban Commercial (Eratio Editions), and Carrying the Air on a Stick
(The Runaway Spoon Press). He lives in South Carolina.
Jon Kemsley writes short stories and poems. He has recently been published in Armarolla, Ginosko, Breakroom Stories,
Blood & Bourbon and New World Writing. He lives and works on the south coast of England.
He occasionally remembers to call his brother.
Tyrel Kessinger is a stay-at-home dad of two wild animals. Occasionally, he finds the time to write things. You can find
some of them at Gargoyle, Word Riot, Burningword, and 3:AM. His latest, on the mediocrity of his parenting skills,
can be found at Akashic Books.
Ruby McCann is a Glasgow based writer and practitioner experimenting across genres and disciplines. She has a BA English,
Cum Laude, Trinity Washington (2004) and an MLitt in Playwriting & Dramturgy, University of Glasgow (2017). She has held
writing residencies in both the US and in Scotland. A creative writing practitioner, she received an award for Excellence in Education from the US Senate Education Committee for her work with students at the Sitar Centre in Washington, DC (2003). She is a
recipient of the Mary Boyle McCrory Award for Excellence in Creative Writing (2004) and is a previous Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre (2014-2017). She is a current founding member of Cheeky Besom Productions, an arts collective based in Glasgow.
Her first volume of poetry will be published in Autumn 2020.
Amy is a lover of all things animal and poetry. She is currently studying towards her BSc in Wildlife Conservation and would ideally love to work with birds. Poetry is a way of life more than a hobby. She has been longlisted and shortlisted in many competitions,
and will be published in the Canterbury Poet of the Year anthology, which she is very pleased about.
Oak Morse is a poet, and theatre teacher who has traveled across the Southeast as a performance poet as well as a teacher of
literary poetry. He has a Bachelor of Journalism from Georgia State University. He is the winner of the 2017 Magpie Award for Poetry for the poem “Garbage Disposal” in Issue 16 of Pulp Literature. Other work of his has appeared in the Strange Horizons, Underground, Page and Spine, Fourth & Sycamore, Dryland and Patch. Oak currently lives in Houston, Texas, where he works on
his poetry collection titled When the Tongue Goes Bad, a themed set of work aimed to bring attention to a contemporary speech disorder diagnosis known as “cluttering,” a diagnosis which Oak has worked tirelessly to overcome.
Emily Murman is a poet from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Writing from Lake Forest College and graduated in 2018. Emily has been published in Milk + Beans, Okay Donkey, Cease Cows, Peculiars Magazine, The Green Light, and Déraciné. She can be found on Twitter @emilymurman
Andy N is the author of three full length poetry collections, the most recent been Birth of Autumn and also co-runs Stretford's
always welcoming spoken word open mic night 'Speak Easy'. He is the founder / host of 'Spoken Label', a ongoing Podcast series which interviews writers / artists on a regular basis and also co-runs Reading in Bed (a book review Podcast series) with his partner, Amanda Steel and Comics Unity with Michael, a comics and culture related Podcast which talks about latest Comics and related news. He also does ambient music under the name of Ocean in a Bottle. His official blog is onewriterandhispc.blogspot.com
Michał Kamil Piotrowski
Michał Kamil Piotrowski is a London-based poet who writes mostly technology-powered and visual poetry. His interactive poetry
book "The Cursory Remix" has been co-written by Google Translate. Michał is the founder of artBLAB, the evening of relaxed talks about art and its whereabouts.
Jack Priestnall is a writer and a creative writing undergrad at Bangor University. He was shortlisted for the Streetcake Experimental Poetry Prize 2019 and came in the Top 15 for the UK Film Festival’s Ten Minute Screenplay Contest 2018. He has had poetry
published in Agenda, The Seventh Quarry Press, Better Than Starbucks, bottle rocket press, Frogpond Journal, Haiku Journal,
and the cherita.
Rochelle is a writer based in London. She has an MA in creative writing and publishing from City, University of London and
currently works as an Editorial Assistant for an art publisher. Her writing has been published in City Voice, Dear Damsels, amongst others, and she was shortlisted for Streetcake Magazine's Experimental Writing Prize 2019.
Gemma Saunders is a full time Creative and Professional Writing student and a part time content writer. She’s pretty well attuned
to juggling two commitments at once; she can usually be found baking while simultaneously musing over ideas for confessional poetry or a good thriller.