Annie Blake is an Australian poet with a focus on relationships, social justice, and the division and the union of the self. She has work forthcoming in Verity La and has been published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, About Place Journal, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, and more. She is excited about the process of individuation, research in psychoanalysis, philosophy, and cosmology. She is a former teacher who lives in Melbourne with her husband and five kids. annieblakethegatherer.blogspot.com.
Born in Pennsylvania, David Anthony Sam has written poetry for over forty years. He now lives in Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda, and serves as president of Germanna Community College. Sam has two collections: Dark Land, White Light (1974, 2014) and Memories in Clay, Dreams of Wolves (2014). Sam was the featured poet in the Spring 2016 issue of The Hurricane Review.
Jason Joyce graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2009 and is now living in Los Angeles. Jason works as the asst. director for programming and student government, teaches as adjunct faculty, and recently earned his MBA ('16) at Loyola Marymount University. He co-owns the clothing company Weekend Society, plays keys in the band The Rubbish Zoo, plays in five post-collegiate sports leagues, and is working on his first full-length collection of words, among other projects. You can find out more about his writing and published works by choosing your own adventure: @jasonrjoyce on Instagram or jasonrjoyce.tumblr.com.
Kimberly Paulk is a writer in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has a deep respect for the power of language, but a love/hate relationship with big life changes, travel, and pizza.
Conor is 29, originally from Dublin now living in London working as a nursery teacher. His influences range from Kevin Smith, Shane Meadows, and Quentin Tarantino to John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, T.S. Eliot, and William Burroughs.
Tara Dasso is a poet and special education teacher from Western Massachusetts. She has been writing since her teens but began writing more seriously when diagnosed with progressive hearing loss and looking for new ways to connect with others. She is lover of all types of creative expression and is inspired by art, photography, music, and her students. She is a member of the Florence Poets Society and has had work published in Silkworm 8, Silkworm 9, and The Poet's Haven. She resides with her fiancé, Keene, and her young son, Alex.