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chad abushanab is the author of The Last Visit, winner of the Donald Justice Poetry Prize, published by Autumn House Press in 2019. His poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Southern Poetry Review, Shenandoah, Best New Poets, the Believer, and 32 Poems. He earned his PhD in English and creative writing at Texas Tech University. He lives in Iowa City.

vanessa adams is an artist from New Orleans, based in Pittsburgh. Vanessa creates prints, zines, and installations exploring the life cycles of plants, the phases of the moon, and the future. Vanessa was a contributing artist to the Slow Holler Tarot Deck, a collection of tarot cards by southern /queer artists, and is co-curator, with Mary Tremonte, of the Queer Ecology Hanky Project. *

ned balbo’s newest books are Three Nights of the Perseids, winner of the Richard Wilbur Award, and The Cylburn Touch-Me-Nots, winner of the New Criterion Poetry Prize, both published in 2019. A previous book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems, was awarded the Poets’ Prize and the Donald Justice Prize. He is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowship and is married to poet-essayist Jane Satterfield.

kathleen balma is the author of Gallimaufry & Farrago, from Finishing Line Press, a poetry chapbook. A Fulbright fellow, she is the recipient of a Tennessee Williams scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a fellowship from Rivendell Writers’ Colony. Her poetry has appeared in The Pushcart Prize XXXVII, Rattle, Spillway, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. She works at New Orleans Public Library. *

geoffrey brock is the author of two collections of poems, the editor of The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and the translator of numerous books from Italian and French. He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas. *

george david clark’s Reveille, published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2015, won the Miller Williams Prize. His recent poems can be found in AGNI, the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, Image, Ninth Letter, Poetry Northwest, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He edits 32 Poems and teaches creative writing at Washington & Jefferson College.

maryann corbett lives in Saint Paul and spent thirty-five years working for the Minnesota Legislature. She’s the author of four books of poetry, most recently Street View. A fifth book, In Code, is due out in 2020. Her work appears in journals including the Dark Horse, Literary Matters, and Literary Imagination, and in anthologies including The Best American Poetry 2018.

* First appearance in Ecotone

eduardo espada was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the United States and abroad. His love of pop culture led him to cartoons, animation, and eventually an art degree. He has illustrated a bilingual children’s book, ¿Dónde está el coquí?, and his drawings have appeared in periodicals and online. Check out his stuff at *

jennifer elise foerster is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lannan Foundation, and teaches in the IAIA Low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program and at the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is the author of Leaving Tulsa and Bright Raft in the Afterweather, both from the University of Arizona Press. Foerster is of German, Dutch, and Mvskoke descent, is a member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, and lives in San Francisco. *

eriko hattori is an artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Their work revolves around a set of avatars who tell narratives revolving around fetish, sexuality, and perceptions of femininity. Existing in a cosmos inhabited by chimeras, demons, and masked figures, these icons represent Hattori’s ongoing exploration of their queer identity in relation to their ancestral heritage. *

e henderson’s hand-drawn storytelling finds its way into the world as prints, cards, bandanas, clothing, and other familiar objects —offerings of curiosity, comfort, playfulness, and nostalgia. E’s work is shaped by their identity as a nonbinary queer southerner who lives in North Carolina now, but grew up rurally among the sandy pines of South Carolina with a love for tree climbing and dirt, rust and...


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