Issue One Contributors

Sarah Boyer

Sarah Boyer is a poet, mother, and teacher who lives in Denver Colorado with her farmer partner, Phil, dog, Oyster, and daughter, Leveret. 

Ellen Boyette

Ellen Boyette is an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she is a Teaching-Writing Fellow and an editorial assistant for The Iowa Review. Her work can be found at Prelude, Bennington Review, Ninth Letter, New Delta Review, Tagvverk, and elsewhere.

Emily Brown

Emily Brown’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Bennington Review, Prelude, Sonora Review, glitterMOB, and Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight, among others. She is currently an Editorial Assistant at Poetry Northwest and The Iowa Review and received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Marty Cain 

Marty Cain was raised in Vermont. He is the author of the book-length poem Kids of the Black Hole (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017) and the chapbook Four Essays (Tammy, 2019). Individual works appear (or will appear) in Fence, Sink Review, Tarpaulin Sky, e•ratio, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Mississippi, and is currently a PhD student at Cornell University, working on a dissertation on rural poetry communities. In Ithaca, New York, he helps run Garden-Door Press and the Party Fawn Reading Series.

Tameca L Coleman

Tameca L Coleman is a singer, multi-genre writer, massage therapist, itinerant nerd and point and shoot tourist in their own town. Tameca has published work in many genres, and has also performed and recorded music with many different bands. She doodles sometimes and likes weird music and dancebreaks. For more information about Tameca's work, follow @sireneatspoetry on social media.

Olivia Cronk

Olivia Cronk is the author of Louise and Louise and Louise (The Lettered Streets Press, 2016) and Skin Horse (Action Books, 2012). Her recent critical work has appeared in The Collagist and Critical Flame. With Philip Sorenson, she edits The Journal Petra.

Zachary Evans

Zachary Evans holds an MFA from Colorado State University. He edits the journal Calamity and his chapbook  UNLIMITED is forthcoming from Big Lucks.

Elana Lev Friedland

Elana Lev Friedland is alive. They are a writer and performance artist. Their work has been published in Cartridge Lit and other places. Find them online at

Peter Giebel

Peter Giebel is a writer and educator living in Denver, CO. His recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Diagram, Fence, Prelude, Sonora Review, and elsewhere.

Evelyn Hampton

Evelyn is the author of Discomfort (Ellipsis Press, 2015) and Famous Children and Famished Adults (Fiction Collective 2, 2019).

Marguerite L. Harrold

Marguerite L. Harrold earned a Masters of Fine Art in Creative Writing (with Honors) from Columbia College Chicago. She was nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. She is a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and attended the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writer’s Conference. Recently she retired from Chicago Department of Public Health, after 20 years of service in HIV Prevention and Environmental Health. She is currently pursuing Poetry and Naturalist work, while she travels the world. She is in Australia and expects to be in Nepal by May 2019. Some of Marguerite’s poems can be found in The Matador and Rigorous. Find her on facebook or @discokayaker.

Joanna Howard

Joanna Howard is the author of the novel Foreign Correspondent (Counterpath, 2013), a story collection On the Winding Stair (Boa editions, 2009), an artist's book In the Colorless Round, (Noemi, 2006) and Field Glass, a speculative novel co-written with Joanna Ruocco (Sidebrow, 2017). Her memoir The Rerun Era is forthcoming from McSweeney's (2019). Her work has appeared in ConjunctionsVerseMcSweeney'sBombChicago ReviewBrooklyn Rail, and places elsewhere. She has also collaborated on translations from French: Walls by Marcel Cohen (Black Square, 2009) and Cows by Frederic Boyer (Noemi, 2014). 

Emma Hyche

Emma Hyche is a poet and essayist currently based in Colorado. A 2016 winner of the AWP Intro Journals Award, her work appears or is forthcoming in DelugeEntropyDreginaldApartment, and elsewhere. 

Matthew Klane


Matthew Klane is co-editor of Flim Forum Press. His books include Canyons (w/ James Belflower, Flim Forum, 2016), Che (Stockport Flats, 2013) and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is online at Fence Digital. New work is online or forthcoming from Diagram, Fugue, Gasher, Homonym, swifts & slows, and Word for / Word. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he curates The REV Poetry Series and teaches at Russell Sage College. See:

Karen An-hwei Lee

Karen An-hwei Lee is the author of Phyla of Joy (Tupelo, 2012), Ardor (Tupelo, 2008) and In Medias Res (Sarabande, 2004), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. She authored two novels, Sonata in K (Ellipsis ,2017) and The Maze of Transparencies (Ellipsis, 2019).  Lee’s translations of Li Qingzhao’s writing, Doubled Radiance: Poetry & Prose of Li Qingzhao, is the first volume in English to collect Li’s work in both genres (Singing Bone, 2018).  The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Lee is a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle.  Currently, she lives in San Diego, where she serves in the administration at Point Loma Nazarene University. Find Lee on twitter @karenanhweilee.

Cat Ingrid Leeches

Cat Ingrid Leeches is a queer writer in Alabama, where she lives and works with many flora and fauna-- including a cat named Dirtbike.

Hillary Leftwich


Hillary Leftwich currently lives in Denver with her son. She is the poetry and prose editor of Heavy Feather Review and curates At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series. Currently, she freelances as an editor, writing workshop instructor, guest instructor for Kathy Fish’s Fast Flash Workshop, and writer.. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in print or online in such journals as EntropyThe Missouri Review, The Review ReviewHobart, Smokelong Quarterly, Matter Press, Literary Orphans, Occulum, and others. Her first book, Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock, is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms in October of 2019. Find her online at and on Twitter @hillaryleftwich.

Tony Mancus


Tony Mancus is the author of a handful of chapbooks, including Subject Position (Magnificent Field), City Country (Seattle Review), Bye Sea (Tree Light Books), and Apologies (Reality Beach, forthcoming). He lives with his wife Shannon and three yappy cats in Colorado and serves as chapbook editor for Barrelhouse

Alyssa Moore

Alyssa Moore is a poet and visual artist who holds degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Harvard University. Her work has appeared in Bennington Review, Boston Review, HyperallergicPoetry, and Tagvverk.

Gabriel Palacios


Gabriel Palacios is an MFA candidate at the University of Arizona (poetry). He's writing a series of poems situated in a hauntological colonial Southwest. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in West Branch, Typo, Territory, The Volta, Bayou Magazine, and Spoon River Poetry Review

Bailey Pittenger

Bailey Pittenger lives in Denver. She has an MA in English from Wake Forest University and an MFA in prose from the University of Notre Dame. Her work can be found in Witch Craft Magazine, Occulum, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She is currently a PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, and she co-edits pulpmouth.

Zachary Schomburg

Zachary Schomburg is the author of Pulver Maar (Black Ocean, 2019), and a novel Mammother (Featherproof, 2017). He co-does Octopus Books, and is also an illustrator and teacher. He lives in Portland, OR. 

TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, mover, and poet. And, s/he’s a human in love with humans doing human things. S/he is Tucson’s Poet Laureate and author of Gephyromania (Ahsahta Press 2014), 4 chapbooks, and co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books 2013).


Alethea Tusher

Alethea Tusher has work published in SPF Lit MagThe Gravity of the Thing, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Minneapolis with her cat, Jeanne d'Arc.

CL Young


CL Young is the author of two chapbooks, including What Is Revealed When I Reveal It to You (dancing girl press, 2018). Her work has also appeared in Lana Turner, the PEN Poetry SeriesPinwheelSixth FinchThe Volta, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Colorado State University and lives in Boise, Idaho, where she runs a reading and workshop series called Sema.

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