Contemporary Meat

by Sacha Archer

[name redacted] lives in southwestern Washington State on the Long Beach Peninsula and co-publishes [name redacted] with [name redacted]. He is the author of [name redacted] (2004) 900 p., two vols, from [name redacted] ([address redacted], $100 plus s/h). His has work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. Email: [email redacted]. [name redacted] graduated in the first coed class at the University of Virginia. She serves on the [name redacted] in Kansas City, Missouri. Author of [name redacted], [name redacted]’s poems have appeared in numerous journals including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Her website: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is the most recent winner of New York's 2016 [name redacted] contest. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the Philadelphia-based [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], which is e-published from Sydney, Australia. [name redacted]’s poetry has most recently appeared in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Two of her poems have been nominated for [name redacted]: “[name redacted]” in 2005 and “[name redacted]” in 2016. She has co-authored a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry that is due out in May of 2017 and has a writer’s page at "[website redacted]". A worshiper of nature, her summers are filled with water gardening, and her winters are spent obsessively feeding the birds and other wildlife that appear in her one-acre slice of heaven, a field. Within Singapore, [name redacted] ([website redacted]) has published two short story collections, [name redacted] (2012) and [name redacted] (2016), and four play collections, and edited twelve fiction anthologies, including [name redacted]’s popular [name redacted] series. She is now working on her first novel as part of her PhD studies in Creative Writing at Swansea University. [name redacted] has a BA in English from the University of Louisville. She is a mentor for the [name redacted] and recently released her first self-published book of poetry and fiction titled [name redacted]. (Available on [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]). [name redacted] is an author, lecturer and critic from the UK. His books include the novel [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2015), and the poetry collection [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2013). He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Leicester. His website is [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a writer of fiction and poetry. A native of Los Angeles, he is currently a student in the MFA program at Chapman University in Orange, CA. [name redacted] is a man who lives a double life. He is a mild-mannered bean counter by day, and at night attends University of Texas, Dallas, as an undergraduate majoring in Literary Studies. He is currently on the 25-year degree plan. This is his first published piece. [name redacted] is a founding editor of [name redacted], a journal of new poetics based in both Albany and Manhattan. He conducts interviews and analyzes dreams for [name redacted]. His recent work has appeared or is forth­coming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and elsewhere. He is the author of several chapbooks, most recently [name redacted] ([name redacted]), and [name redacted], forthcoming from [name redacted]. [name redacted]'s poems are forthcoming or published in [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among other journals. She has two chapbooks forthcoming: [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Her chapbook [name redacted] was published online by [name redacted]. [name redacted] is from Hamilton, Ontario. [name redacted] was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia in the first class admitting women. She became fascinated by fine art at an early age, even though she had to go to the [name redacted] to find it. Today she visits museums everywhere she travels and spends time at the [name redacted] in Kansas City, Missouri, where her husband is a volunteer guide. [name redacted]’s poetry book, [name redacted], contains many ekphrastic poems. Please visit her at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is working toward an advanced degree in anthropology. The foray into poems is somewhat anthropological too. Some recent ones have seen light (or will soon) in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] has been obsessively reading [name redacted], who was obviously a visitor from another planet. [name redacted] received her MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. Her work has been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], "[name redacted]," the [name redacted], the [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and a few other places. She has a blog called "[name redacted]." [name redacted] graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and Anthropology and is currently sewing together a quilt of odd jobs in order to pay her rent in Los Angeles. Mainly she babysits, meaning she reads picture books and eats kid snacks all day (Cheddar Rockets and Bunny Grahams are the shit). [name redacted] is a vegan Leo living in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2014), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2012), & [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2010). More information can be found here. [name redacted] is a Kentucky registrant in love, but wounded by autoimmune disease. She spends her days at the zoo washing elephants and feeling humbled. She adores all forms of literary expression, reading as much of it as she can. All with the hope that she may too catch the words that have made her heart and head so heavy. She was recently published in [name redacted] with the poem "[name redacted]." [name redacted]’s poetry can be found or is forthcoming in more than ninety publications including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. His books include [name redacted] and the poetry books, [name redacted] and [name redacted], as well as the forthcoming, [name redacted]. He’s presently working on his MFA in both poetry and fiction. Visit his website at: [website redacted]. [name redacted] holds an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. Her work has recently been published in [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], and is forthcoming in [name redacted]. She is currently working on her first collection of short stories and attempting to order her latest poems into a respectable chapbook. Follow [name redacted] on Twitter: @[name redacted]. [name redacted] is the author of two full-length poetry collections. [name redacted] (2011, [name redacted]), which won the 2005 18th [name redacted], and [name redacted]) (2013, [name redacted]). Her essay “[name redacted]” won the [name redacted] 2012); other essays have appeared in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Her book [name redacted] is in press (November 2013 publication date) from [name redacted]. She is associate professor of English at the University of Central Florida where she is also the MFA Program Director and Director of the [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives just below the Mason-Dixon Line, by way of New England, on the fringes of Baltimore, Maryland. She keeps house casually with her husband, two children, and their two dogs. When not reading or writing, [name redacted] spends her time volunteering with social justice initiatives and working as a freelance writer. She is an assistant editor for [name redacted], and an MFA candidate at the University of Baltimore. [name redacted] is an aspiring writer who lives in an small and unremarkable town in New Jersey. Previously, her poetry has been recognized by the [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an Asian-Canadian, queer-identified student, spoken word artist, and amateur burlesque performer who lives in Montreal. His creative work has been published in [name redacted] magazine and [name redacted]. He is also a member of the [name redacted]. [name redacted] grew up in central Wyoming. Previously, his work has been featured here in [name redacted], but also in [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. His website is [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a native Detroiter currently living in northern Indiana. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Notre Dame (2011) and a BA in history and English from the University of Detroit Mercy (2009). She currently works in a project management position in healthcare analytics. Her interests include horror, lineages, lusophonic history and literature, and other gruesome, lovely things. [name redacted] is an undergraduate at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. He is the winner of the 2014 [name redacted] from the [name redacted]. His work has been featured in [name redacted], [name redacted], and an anthology of [name redacted] winners. He is a co-founder and editor of [name redacted], a journal of experimental writing. [name redacted] is an Australian poet who resides in Canberra. His work has appeared in [name redacted] and [name redacted] micro poetry journal. He is currently preparing his fourth collection. [name redacted] is a poet and graduate programs writing tutor for Texas Wesleyan University. His work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an Australian writer and editor currently living in Montreal. She has published short stories and poetry in [name redacted] and [name redacted], two short fiction anthologies; [name redacted]; [name redacted] and the now-defunct [name redacted]. Her work has most recently appeared in [name redacted] in Montreal. [name redacted] also won the [name redacted]. [name redacted] has been published in several lit journals: [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], among others. She graduated from CSULB with a BA in Creative Writing (English) and studied with two greats: [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She is grateful to live about a mile from the beach in SoCal. She is also glad that El Nino never arrived this far south. [name redacted] teaches twentieth-century literature at North Carolina State Univesity. He has just finished a manuscript of poems, [name redacted], loosely based on photographs of Japan taken during the American Occupation, portions of which can be found in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. He is also editor of the new on-line, international journal, [name redacted]. It can be read at: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is the author of the poetry collections [name redacted], [name redacted] and the recently completed [name redacted]. His poems have been published by [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives in San Francisco. [name redacted] is a Canadian currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many places, including: [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and the anthology [name redacted]. [name redacted] currently writes from South Korea, where he teaches English in a National University. He writes to push back the darkness a little bit at a time, in the same flighty manner as lightning bugs. He has been published in numerous small press journals such as [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. He once wrote the questions for a geography textbook and prefers multiple choice questions to True/False. [name redacted] was born in Santa Rosa, CA. [name redacted] currently co-edits the literary publication [name redacted]. [name redacted] is sitting in her city skyline high-rise apartment sipping hot chocolate while reading the September issue of [name redacted]. Her profession is life and she fears she will be given the sack at any moment for being redundant. [name redacted] was mostly raised in Long Beach, California. She teaches 5th grade, is obsessed with music, and has only recently dived into poetry again. She has been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and an upcoming project called [name redacted]. She has also self-published five chapbooks over the years, [name redacted] (1992), [name redacted] (1993), [name redacted] (1995), [name redacted] (1999), and [name redacted] (2001). [name redacted] is a poet from New Zealand now residing in Philadelphia. Her chapbooks include [name redacted] (Dunedin: [name redacted], 2012) and [name redacted] (Chicago: [name redacted], 2012). As the editor/curator of [name redacted], she is responsible for publishing work by the emergent and established voices of experimental writing. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Pennsylvania. [name redacted]‘s work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. His chapbook, [name redacted], was published in 2004 by [name redacted]. He teaches English as a second language at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. [name redacted] is a student studying literature and creative writing at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. His work has been published in [name redacted]'s 2008 [name redacted], as well as [name redacted], [name redacted]'s literary journal. He is now co-editing submissions for [name redacted], and editing [name redacted], the student guide to writing at the Evergreen State College. [name redacted] was born in Santiago, three months prematurely, in 1983. He first entered the public view in 2003 with appearances in the anthologies [name redacted]. In 2004, he received a grant from the [name redacted]. In this same year, he became part of the [name redacted]. [name redacted]. Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Received a degree from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Now lives in NYC above a pizza parlor. [name redacted] lives in Toronto. His poetry has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a Philadelphia-based writer and editor, as well as a lecturer in composition and literature at Saint Joseph’s University. She earned her MFA from Emerson College in Boston. She has work forthcoming in [name redacted] and [name redacted], and she has been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others. You can find her on Twitter (@[name redacted]) and on the web ([website redacted]). [name redacted] | racine, WI, US |author, [name redacted] ([name redacted]) | his work has also appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and is forthcoming in [name redacted] & [name redacted] | see: [website redacted]  | see: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is the author of three books of poetry, [name redacted] ([name redacted] 2014), [name redacted] which won the 2005 [name redacted], and [name redacted] ([name redacted] 2009). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and numerous other journals. She lives in Berkeley, California and teaches in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University. [name redacted] is a poet and writer originally from South Georgia. She received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Berry College. Her work has previously appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and various other publications. [name redacted] writes from the edge of Atlanta, GA. She is the poetry editor for [name redacted]. She has literary work published or forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and many other publications. She is co-editor of [name redacted]. You can find out more about [name redacted] at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is currently pursuing a PhD in sports history in University College, Cork. His poetry has appeared in print and online in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] amongst others. His second chapbook, [name redacted] and [name redacted] has just been published by [name redacted] in the UK. [name redacted] studied Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle at the University of Essex. Besides writing free verse, she devises works using constrained writing techniques & is currently experimenting with ‘censored poetics’ : poetry inherent (or repressed) in commercial copy-writing is revealed through subversive-censorship. Her electronic chapbook [name redacted] is published by [name redacted] and her website is [website redacted]. [name redacted] lives in Cambridge, MA. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] has a degree in creative writing from the University of Winchester, England. As well as jotting his thoughts down on a mobile phone and various scraps of paper, he also attempts photography and music. He currently lives with the pigeons in London. [name redacted] has a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature Studies from Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan and is a [name redacted] at several national workshops. As a bilingual poet, he writes in his mother tongue, Visayan and English. He has appeared or is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Recently, [name redacted] included his poetry in [name redacted]. His interview and thoughts on the process of writing will appear in the March issue of [name redacted]. He blogs once in awhile at: [name redacted]. [name redacted] received her MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Tech. She also holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Purdue University. Her work has previously appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. She is currently a doctoral student in cultural thought in the ASPECT Program at Virginia Tech. [name redacted] is the author of the forthcoming chapbooks [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and "[name redacted]" ([name redacted]), as well as [name redacted] ([name redacted] 2004). He also edits the new webjournal [name redacted]. His poems and prose can be found in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a young writer from England who, having finally finished school, is taking a year out to make experimental music and write poetry. He has had a couple of poems published in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Most of his words appear at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a senior at Salem State University studying English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has published a variety of poems in college newspapers. She has also been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 [name redacted] contest, and was the recipient of the 2014 [name redacted] from [name redacted]. [name redacted] is an undergraduate at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, where she is a double major in written arts and classical studies. Her poetry has previously appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], and several on-campus publications. [name redacted] ([name redacted]) has published a prose poem chapbook, [name redacted] (2012), at [name redacted], a flash fiction book, [name redacted] (2013), at [name redacted], novel selections, short stories, flash fiction, prose poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, and scholarly work. She has taught college English in twelve states. Taos, New Mexico, is her permanent residence. [name redacted] is a writer, municipal employee and a 2016 [name redacted]. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in places like [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Her first chapbook, [name redacted], will be published by [name redacted] in fall 2017. To find more of her work, please visit [website redacted]. [name redacted] is Australia’s leading modern poet. He has won many Australian poetry prizes and has published over twenty books, including *[name redacted]* ([name redacted], Australia and [name redacted], Buffalo, USA), and *[name redacted]* ([name redacted], Sydney, and [name redacted], Buffalo, USA). He’s the founder of the *[name redacted]* at [website redacted], of *[name redacted]* at [website redacted], and of *[name redacted]* at [website redacted]. He has a WordPress journal at [website redacted], and a static HTML homepage at [website redacted]. All these sites are free. [name redacted] (Wood-Ridge, N. J.) Director of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. His chapbook of poetry [name redacted] is published by [name redacted], Hoboken, N. J. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear or are forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted] (New York, N.Y.), [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], the on-line journals [name redacted] and [name redacted], and the artists' periodical [name redacted], published by the [name redacted]. His chapbook [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1996) in its performance version ([name redacted]) has been staged Off-Off Broadway and elsewhere by [name redacted] since 1998. [name redacted] was a participant in the [name redacted] 50th Anniversary celebration and reading ([name redacted]) at the [name redacted], [name redacted], NYC, at which he interpreted work from [name redacted]’s [name redacted] (1964) and shared the stage with [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. In 2005 and again in 2006 [name redacted] was chosen along with [name redacted] to participate in the [name redacted] exhibition and poetry reading ([name redacted], Hoboken, N. J.), which paired poets and visual artists. In 2005 he co-founded the [name redacted] in Rutherford, N. J., where he serves as programmer and host. [name redacted] is a lifelong Ohioan whose work has appeared previously in [name redacted], as well as in several other journals and anthologies. She is a poetry editor for [name redacted], and she participates in poetry events such as [name redacted], the [name redacted], and “[name redacted],” Toledo’s annual [name redacted] memorial reader’s theater. Her chapbooks are “[name redacted]” ([name redacted] 2010,) “[name redacted]” ([name redacted], 2015,) and “[name redacted]” ([name redacted], forthcoming 2017). [name redacted] has been writing and submitting poems since 1974. He has lived in Dickinson, North Dakota since 1993, and retired in 2012 from the grassroots community organizing project, Dakota Resource Council. After a 20-year hiatus in writing for publication, [name redacted] resumed submitting his work last year. Since then, he has placed more than 30 poems in a variety of magazines, including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. Three of his poems appeared in the book [name redacted], a multi-author book on the impact of hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry. [name redacted] is a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, where she studied social and religious philosophy. She has since worked as an English teacher in northern France, lived at the English bookshop [name redacted] in Paris, and is currently an adjunct instructor and math tutor at SUNY Cobleskill in upstate NY. More of her poetry can be found on her blog, [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a Toronto based poet, whose work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and various online journals. His work is also forthcoming in [name redacted]. He is a contributing editor for [name redacted], and an active member/co-host of [name redacted]. His first chapbook, [name redacted], was published by [name redacted] in 2010. [name redacted]’s experimental verse has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. He is the author of eight collections of poetry. His most recent is [name redacted] published by [name redacted]. [name redacted] holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University and teaches literature and creative writing at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. [name redacted], aka [name redacted] (a german word-play for "Past Tomorrow"), lives near the Mediterranean Sea. He earned a master's degree in philosophy, a further master of advanced studies in intercultural studies, and a professional qualification in hippotherapy. He's a fractal artist, musician (de-composer, un-producer, guitar saboteur) and photographer. His work has appeared in [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] and several specialist journals on [name redacted] 's philosophical thought. [name redacted] is an artist, poet, and writer living in Toronto, where she studies Linguistics at York University. She works as Assistant English Editor of campus newspaper [name redacted], and as a junior poetry editor for the literary journal [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s poems have been in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. His chapbooks include [name redacted] and [name redacted]. He has an MFA from Brown's Program in Literary Arts and he teaches at Roger Williams University. [name redacted], remix artist and aspiring futurist, has been presenting his work at open mics for nearly ten years. His work has been published in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Hailing from New York by way of Puerto Rico, he currently resides in the Republic of Korea. More work can be found at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a writer, editor, and student. He writes to keep from having to speak to people. Check out more at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is the author of [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2003), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2003), and [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1998). Further excerpts from [name redacted] may be viewed at [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s first book, [name redacted], was published in 2004 by [name redacted]. He is at work on his second, tentatively entitled [name redacted], of which the poems appearing here are part. He curates the [name redacted] in Toronto. He lives with his wife, [name redacted], and son, [name redacted]. [name redacted] likes to write but struggles to find time to write as life is so tempting. Language and literature are his lifelong passions. A PhD in English literature at the University of Warwick, he is a staff reviewer at [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a cellist and chamber musician performing throughout New England. She attended Eastman School and the New England Conservatory of Music. She is a published musician and poet. Her poems are or will be in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others. In her experience so much of poetry feels like music, and music like poetry – and to her one lights up the other! More: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is from Romania but at present she works in Saudi Arabia as an English lecturer. Previously she published flash fiction on [website redacted] (“[name redacted]”) and in [name redacted] on [website redacted] (“[name redacted]”). Some poetry has been posted on [name redacted] writers' blog. [name redacted]’s writing has appeared in numerous journals including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She has been nominated several times for [name redacted]. She is the fiction editor of [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She is the author of [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2011) and [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2012), and has edited and co-authored the [name redacted] 2011, stories from her monthly column, [name redacted], published in [name redacted]. Her blog: [website redacted]. [name redacted] studies literary arts and economics at Johns Hopkins University, where she is a freshman. Her work has been featured in journals such as the [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others. [name redacted] has been involved with the arts community for more than 40 years as a painter and writer. In 1985, she cofounded a small publishing press, [name redacted] with [name redacted] in Ottawa. [name redacted]’s work has appeared in a variety of Canadian magazines and periodicals such as [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and a [name redacted] edited by [name redacted], Ottawa, including her book of experimental prose poetry, [name redacted]. She has been assistant editor of [name redacted] and has been one of the organizers of the [name redacted] since its inception. [name redacted] is the featured poet in the winter edition of [name redacted], 2009/10. Her long poem, [name redacted] will appear in [name redacted] in 2010. [name redacted] has done numerous readings over the years including [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted] in Ottawa and [name redacted] and others in Victoria. In 2005-06, [name redacted] was “[name redacted]” for [name redacted] weekly open stage with [name redacted] MC, Cadboro Bay Rd. [name redacted] lives on Vancouver Island where she writes, paints, teaches dreamwork and spends time by the ocean. [name redacted] lives in Kemptville, Ontario, via Smiths Falls, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Mt. Lehman. In 2010, [name redacted] published a chapbook of her visual and multi-performative piece, [name redacted]. Some writing has been published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted] ([name redacted] 2012), among others. Othertimes, as part of an ongoing [name redacted] project, [name redacted], she has been placing people's poems on trails. [name redacted] lives in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Her work is forthcoming in [name redacted], the [name redacted], and the [name redacted] collection by [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a second-year graduate student at Arkansas State University and is currently finishing his Master’s thesis, which explores the role of violence and cultural anxiety within [name redacted]’s [name redacted]. His emphasis area deals with Modern American Literature, and his academic interests include Contemporary World Poetry, Post-Colonial American Literature, Sound Studies, Cultural Studies, and Critical Pedagogy. His poetry has been featured in [name redacted]’s [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is from New York City. [name redacted] is the divorced father of two perfect children. [website redacted] is a link to his poetry online. [name redacted] is founding editor of [name redacted]. In 2006, he won [name redacted] with [name redacted] & received a [name redacted] award from [name redacted]. In 2007, [name redacted] picked up multiple [name redacted] for the [name redacted] & his play [name redacted] was presented as a staged reading with [name redacted]. Among other publications, [name redacted] has recent work in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], & [name redacted]. Check out more at [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a writer from Kansas, where he lives with his wife. His fiction and poetry has appeared in [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted]; [name redacted] and many others. He reviews books and interviews writers for [name redacted] ([website redacted]) and [name redacted] ([website redacted]). [name redacted] is a Toronto based poet. His work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a writer from Charlottesville, Virginia. [name redacted] Poet; graphic artist; sound artist: curator. [name redacted] (2012) -- [name redacted], UK; [name redacted] (2010) -- [name redacted], USA; [name redacted] (2009) -- [name redacted], UK; [name redacted], (2003) – [name redacted], UK; [name redacted] (2013) [name redacted]. Co-edited [name redacted] with [name redacted] (1998) – [name redacted], UK. Curated [name redacted] ([name redacted], London) and [name redacted] ([name redacted], Bristol both 2011. [name redacted] (for solo viola, CD, 2013 [name redacted] played by [name redacted]); [name redacted] (CD, [name redacted] 2013 with [name redacted]). Solo exhibitions 2012 “[name redacted]” ([name redacted], London) & 1981 “[name redacted]” ([name redacted], UK). Many exhibitions with [name redacted], UK & USA. [website redacted]. [name redacted] (pronounced [name redacted]), or [name redacted] (1948-1994), is considered an accomplished concrete and experimental poet and an important small press publisher. Along with [name redacted] and [name redacted], he was a pioneer of the concrete-poetry movement in Canada, and perhaps the first Canadian poet to explore visual collage embodying literary, philosophical and language references. He also composed sound works (both musical & textual), made 8mm short films, was a master collagist/montagist and performed in numerous performance art exhibitions. He was a prolific publisher and encouraged the talents of many Canadian writers early in their careers. He founded and operated [name redacted] (1966-70), [name redacted] (1971-1975), [name redacted] (1976-81), [name redacted] (1987-94) as well as several magazines and numerous imprints for pamphlets, broadsides, postcards and other ephemera. In 1967, he co-founded [name redacted] with [name redacted] and others. [name redacted] is a poet whose works have been featured in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], among other e-journals. [name redacted] is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2014), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2015), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2017) & [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2016), and is the editor of [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2017). They received their MFA in writing at [name redacted]. [name redacted] is the founder of [name redacted] and the managing editor for [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Some of their writing has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. [name redacted] also leads workshops at [name redacted]. [website redacted] / Twitter: @[name redacted] / IG: [name redacted]. [name redacted] grew up in a Grant Wood Iowa. He studied in the MFA program at Southampton Col­lege on Long Island. His debut collection of poetry, [name redacted], was published to critical acclaim in 2006 by [name redacted]. [name redacted]’s poetry and writing have appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], among others. He received [name redacted]. His second book of poetry, [name redacted], was published in 2011 by [name redacted]. He is the director of [name redacted], founder of [name redacted], and a profes­sional live auctioneer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. His third volume of poetry, [name redacted], was published by [name redacted] on Thanksgiving Day, 2016. [name redacted] lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the assistant editor at [name redacted]. One day, she would like to be a silent film star. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She can be found at her blog: [website redacted]. [name redacted] wanders through the urban landscape seeking out fairy circles. He makes puppets so other people can see his imaginary friends. He steals apples to justify his philosophy. He is Baba Yaga's favorite grandson. His comics and writings have appeared in magazines, e-zines, and the anthologies: “[name redacted]”, "[name redacted]", "[name redacted]", and "[name redacted]". He has M.F.A. in Poetry and Prose from Naropa University and a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of South Florida. [name redacted] lives in Washington State. His work has recently appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and is forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and others. His full-length poetry collection, [name redacted], is forthcoming from [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and is currently pursuing an MA in Rhetoric and Communication Design from the University of Waterloo. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a student and aspiring poet originally from Cobourg, Ontario, currently studying at Carleton University in Ottawa. His work has appeared in such publications as [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], amongst others. He received an Honourable Mention from [name redacted]’s [name redacted] in 2015. His work also appears on his personal blog [name redacted]. [name redacted] is from Shirley, Illinois. [name redacted] is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and [name redacted] ([name redacted]). Her first full-length poetry collection, [name redacted], is forthcoming from [name redacted]. When she is not writing, she’s sleeping. She believes sleep is death without the commitment. [name redacted]’s poems have appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. Her “[name redacted]” poems have also been published or are forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] was born December 1, 1987. Granddaughter of U.N. diplomat and poet, [name redacted], descendant of poets [name redacted] and [name redacted], award-winning screenwriter [name redacted], and dramatist [name redacted], daughter of [name redacted] and [name redacted], [name redacted] writes with the torch that is her ancestors’ undying legacy. She was first published at the age of 17 and nominated for [name redacted] at 18. After completing high school, she ran off to Chicago, Illinois from Sparta, New Jersey to pursue Poetry and Love. [name redacted] currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with fellow poet, [name redacted]. [name redacted] was born in Santiago in 1987. He studied in a catholic college and currently continues in a “prestigious” private university. He occupies himself with stenciling in the streets of Santiago and with preparing his first book, which will definitively and concretely present his youthful poetic trajectory. He has also given several workshops in graffiti and stencil in the [name redacted] and in other locations, as well as playing around with experimental poetry of the geek variety. [name redacted] graduated from Polytechnic University (New York) in 1993 and has been working in the Information Technology field ever since. Inspired to explore his artistic side, he is currently working toward a degree in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida. His work recently appeared in [name redacted]. His website: [website redacted]. [name redacted] is Vispo editor at [name redacted] - [website redacted]. His book, [name redacted], is forthcoming from [name redacted]. [name redacted] maintains the website [name redacted] - [website redacted]. [name redacted] is a teacher and poet based in [name redacted]. His work has been published, or is forthcoming, in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. He reviews poetry for [name redacted]. [name redacted]'s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]'s [name redacted]. His photography has appeared in [name redacted] and his prose in [name redacted]. He currently teaches Creative Writing and World Literature in Dallas, Texas. [name redacted] is a custard-hating (unless it’s in a vanilla slice) poet living in Yorkshire, England. He has poems forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted], and regularly inflicts his work on open mic audiences daft enough not to run away. [name redacted]’s plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., and Milwaukee where he resides. He leads two writing roundtables for [name redacted]. His prose and poetry is published or forthcoming in over 85 literary journals. He was interviewed about Flash Fiction by [name redacted]’s [name redacted]. His work is included in [name redacted] anthology. He is a fiction editor at [name redacted]. A flash editor for [name redacted]. His blog: [website redacted]. [name redacted]’s poems have appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and others. She was a finalist for the [name redacted], and the recipient of an honorable mention in the [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. She manages fundraising programs for nonprofit organizations and lives in Manchester, MA. [name redacted] is a poet, translator, and aerialist currently living in Merida, Yucatan and teaching aerial yoga. Poetry from her manuscript [name redacted] appears or is forthcoming in [name redacted]’s installation [name redacted], the journals [name redacted], [name redacted], and a [name redacted], and in Spanish translation in [name redacted]’s booklet [name redacted]. Her translations of Panamanian writer [name redacted]’s work appear in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. [name redacted] is the author of a chapbook, [name redacted], forthcoming from [name redacted] ([name redacted]). Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She is one of seven editors of the journal [name redacted]. [name redacted] has been published in a few print and online magazines such as [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted]. She also writes children’s poetry for the website [website redacted] and lifestyle and opinion articles for [website redacted]. She also writes (and has been published) under the pseudonym [name redacted]. [name redacted] was shortlisted for the annual international [name redacted] in June 2014. She was also shortlisted for [name redacted] in January 2015 and was the first runner-up in this contest. [name redacted]’s full-length book of poetry [name redacted] was published by [name redacted] in June 2015. [name redacted] was born in the southern port town of Vlora, Albania, in 1982. She studied Albanian Language and Literature at the University of Tirana and earned an MA in Literature under the writer [name redacted]. [name redacted] now teaches Literature at the University of Durres. She is the author of two verse collections: [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and [name redacted] ([name redacted]). Her work has appeared in a number of print and online international magazines, including [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] (UK), [name redacted] (UK), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (UK), [name redacted] (Australia), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (UK), [name redacted] ([name redacted], Australia), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (UK), [name redacted] (New Delhi, India), [name redacted] (Canada), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (Canada), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (Belgium), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (UK), and in an anthology by [name redacted] (USA). She also has work in forthcoming issues of [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (USA), [name redacted] (India), [name redacted] (USA), and in two forthcoming issues of [name redacted] (UK). [name redacted] lives in Boston, Massachusetts. His work has previously appeared on [name redacted]. [name redacted] (b. 1973, Portalegre, Portugal) is a teacher living near Lisbon. His books of poetry include [name redacted] (Lisbon, 2000-[name redacted]), [name redacted] (Lisbon, 2003), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2003-[name redacted]) and [name redacted] (Villanueva de la Serena, Spain 2004-[name redacted]). He has translated various Spanish, French and Flemish poets into Portuguese, has written essays on contemporary Portuguese poetry, traditional poetry and toponymy and has contributed to various Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian magazines. His blog can be visited at [website redacted]. [name redacted]’s work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and [name redacted], and other journals. His chapbooks include [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and [name redacted] ([name redacted]). [name redacted]’s poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], the [name redacted] anthology, [name redacted] and [name redacted]. She is the recipient of the ‘[name redacted]’ Poetry Prize 2015 and was part of [name redacted]’s 2015 [name redacted] and the [name redacted]. Apart from this, she enjoys working as a [name redacted] for [name redacted] and Junior Editor at [name redacted]. [name redacted] holds a BA in Psychology. His works have appeared in experimental publications such as [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] (Italy), [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and others. His chapbooks include [name redacted] ([name redacted]), [name redacted] ([name redacted]) and [name redacted] ([name redacted]). He Resides in Burlington, Vermont. [name redacted] received a degree in English from Florida Atlantic University, where he was a 2012 recipient of the [name redacted]. His work has appeared in [name redacted] and [name redacted]. [name redacted] currently teaches high school in semi-rural Arizona. [name redacted] is a poet, visual poet, artist, essayist and playwright working in New York and Washington, DC. His full-length collections of poetry include [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2011), [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2005) and [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1993). He has also published visual poetry chapbooks, including [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1995). His visual poems and art have been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including the [name redacted] in Budapest and the [name redacted], New York, and he has participated in festivals, including "[name redacted]" in Lowell, Massachusetts and "[name redacted]," Kumasi, Ghana. His artist books include [name redacted] ([name redacted], 2009) and [name redacted] ([name redacted], 1995) and can be found in many special collections, including [name redacted] (Miami Beach). A lengthy essay, "[name redacted]," was nominated for a [name redacted]. In addition to his books, [name redacted]'s work has also appeared in numerous and varied publications in the U.S. (including, for example, [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]) and in little magazines in Canada, Brazil, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Australia, the South Pacific and Japan. Besides NYC and DC, [name redacted] has also lived on Kauai in Hawaii (and journeyed to other remote island areas in the South Pacific), in the hills of northern California, and in various places in New England. [name redacted] was born five miles from the US/Mexico border to a guitarist and a florist. She earned her MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and elsewhere. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two dogs. [name redacted] is an economist and social researcher based in Lagos, Nigeria. His works have appeared or are forthcoming at [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] & various literary outlets. He is a recipient of the [name redacted] 2015. He loves coffee, blondes & turtles. [name redacted] is an emerging poet with an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. His poems deal with the will and perseverance of human nature. They discuss race, political and cultural commentary, relationships, love and loss. When we succeed, we forget things; in bad times, we forget things. These poems hope to illustrate just that. [name redacted] has garnered international attention for his development of [name redacted], a unique visual language that he creates and distributes via Twitter (@[name redacted]). This work is comprised of various text, glyphs, symbols, and Unicode elements. He frequently integrates aspects of these designs into other multimedia processes, generating new possibilities, further pushing the boundaries of his artwork. His deliberate and intentional nonconformity to traditional disciplinary rules allows new insights to be achieved in a variety of mediums.The scope of his projects ranges from public art installations, traditional gallery and museum exhibitions, to new media art projects. His website is [website redacted]. [name redacted] is currently finishing a book of prose sonnets called “[name redacted].” He is editor-at-large of [name redacted] and recently edited a book of essays entitled: [name redacted]. [name redacted] studied Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. She lives in Berlin with her girlfriend and a pup named [name redacted]. [name redacted] studied Mathematics in University of Athens. His articles and reviews have appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. His poetry is due to appear in [name redacted] and in [name redacted]. [name redacted] is a senior lecturer in the [name redacted] at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. Her poetry has appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], and in a curated exhibit at [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives in Durham, NC and is part of the [name redacted]. He has just finished a manuscript entitled [name redacted], and his [name redacted] was published by [name redacted] in 1999. His blog is located at [website redacted]. [name redacted]'s non-objective photographs and video works have been shown in a number of exhibitions internationally. His non-objective photo-narratives have been used in a few experimental dance and musical performances. A number of his poems have been published in various paper and online magazines. [name redacted] was born in Los Angeles. He has written poetry since he was in high school. [name redacted] praised his work early on encouraged him to continue to write. He taught English and served as chair of the English Department at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. [name redacted] published his collection "[name redacted]" in March 2011. Since his collection was published he has been invited to give readings in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and in Venice and Ventura California. [name redacted] is currently back in school at Colorado State University, but previously worked as a librarian for a number of years and is looking forward to returning to that. He helps with [name redacted], which recently released its second chapbook. He's had work published in [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted] and has work forthcoming in [name redacted]. [name redacted] studied Mathematics in University of Athens. His articles and reviews have appeared in [name redacted], [name redacted] and [name redacted]. His poetry is due to appear in [name redacted] and in [name redacted]. [name redacted] lives in Georgia, where she spends her time getting sunburned, drinking sweet tea, and watching even her writing develop a drawl.

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Sacha Archer

Contributing Author


Contemporary Meat by Sacha Archer is a Blasted Tree collection of poetry.

ISBN [Digital]: 978-1-987906-36-3

Cover Design by Kyle Flemmer

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