Stevie Edwards, Editor-in-Chief
Stevie Edwards is a poet, editor, and educator. She is Editor-in-Chief at Muzzle Magazine and Acquisitions Editor at YesYes Books. Her first book, GOOD GRIEF (Write Bloody 2012), received two post-publication awards, the Independent Publisher Book Awards Bronze in Poetry and the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Her second book, HUMANLY, was recently released by Small Doggies Press. Her poems have appeared in Verse Daily, The Offing, PANK, Vinyl, Devil's Lake, Indiana Review, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Cornell University and a BA from Albion College. She currently lives in Charleston, SC, where she works for a nonfiction publisher by day and is a poet by night.
Hanif Abdurraqib, Poetry Editor
Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet and writer from the east side of Columbus, Ohio. His poems and essays have been published in The Offing, Pacific Standard, Blavity, Vinyl, The Journal, Heavy Feather Review, and other places that are far too kind. His first full-length collection of poems, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, is forthcoming from Button Poetry/Exploding Pinecone Press in 2015. He thinks poems can save the world, but would also like to talk to you about sneakers, music, and sports.
Cam Awkward-Rich, Poetry Editor
Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016) and the chapbook Transit (Button Poetry, 2015). A Cave Canem fellow, his poems have appeared/are forthcoming in The Journal, Vinyl, The Seattle Review, cream city review and elsewhere. Cam is currently a doctoral candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. Find him at cawkwardrich.com.
Benjamin Clark, Poetry Editor
Ben Clark grew up in rural Nebraska and now lives in Chicago, Illinois. His first book Reasons To Leave The Slaughter was released by Write Bloody Publishing in 2011. His second collection if you turn around I will turn around was published by Thoughtcrime Press in 2015. For more information and selected works: benclarkpoetry.com
Maya Marshall, Poetry Editor
Maya Marshall is a Cave Canem fellow and an MFA candidate at the University of South Carolina. Her poems have appeared in Fjords, RHINO, Blackberry, and other publications. She has led workshops for people ages 8-80 in the Midwest, Southwest, and South America.
Gala Mukomolova, Poetry Editor
Gala Mukomolova received her MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Her work has been published in the Indiana Review, Drunken Boat, PANK, and others. Monthly, she transforms into an astrologer called Galactic Rabbit. Lots of people believe in her.
Hieu Minh Nguyen, Poetry Editor
Hieu Minh Nguyen's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Devil’s Lake, The Journal, Southern Indiana Review, Vinyl, The Paris-American, and Indiana Review. Hieu is a Kundiman fellow, a recipient of the Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant from The Loft Literary Center, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center's Summer Residency. His debut collection of poetry, This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. He is currently living in Minneapolis.
Sasha Banks, Poetry Reader
Sasha Banks is a poet and educator from Texas, by way of Ohio, by way of Alaska, by way of Germany, by way of California. She is a Golden Poem Award winner, a recipient of the Cora L. Craig award, and the creator of Poets for Ferguson. Her work has appeared in Kinfolks Quarterly, Alight, B O D Y Literature, Austin IPF, and has been performed in the Tulane Vagina Monologues. She lives in Rochester, NY where she is learning to be black & spectacular, at the same damn time.
K. T. Landon, Poetry Reader
K. T. Landon received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the 2013 winner of the Arts & Letters PRIME Poetry Prize, a finalist in Jabberwock Review's 2014 Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize for Poetry, and a Pushcart nominee. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fugue, Muzzle, CALYX, Ibbetson Street, and The Examined Life, among others.
Kendra DeColo, Book Review Editor
Kendra DeColo is the author of Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Southern Indiana Review, Calyx, The Collagist, Best Indie Lit of New England and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Millay Colony, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is the founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Corrina Bain, Book Reviewer
Corrina Bain is a gender-nonconforming writer, performer, and mental heath worker. For fun, he practices karate, memorizes Shakespeare monologues, and twerks. He dreams of doing these simultaneously. He is the author of a collection of poetry called Debridement (Great Weather for Media), and reads regularly at Kiss:Punch:Poem at the Magnet Theater. He lives in Brooklyn. More at corrinabain.com.
Jacob Victorine, Book Reviewer
Jacob Victorine teaches poetry and performance at Columbia College Chicago and elsewhere. Winner of the 15th Annual Elixir Press Poetry Awards Editor’s Prize, his debut collection, Flammable Matter, is forthcoming in 2016. His poems appear in Columbia Poetry Review, Vinyl Poetry, Matter, and PANK, among others, and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and as a semi-finalist for the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards. He also serves as a Book Reviewer for Publishers Weekly.
Ian MacInnes, Copy Editor
Ian MacInnes is a Professor of English at Albion College. His scholarship focuses on representations of animals and the environment in Renaissance literature, particularly in Shakespeare. He has published essays on topics such as horse breeding and geohumoralism in Henry V and on invertebrate bodies in Hamlet.
Kaylee Pope, Copy Editor
Kaylee Pope was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI and spent much of her childhood roaming the woods of Northern Michigan. She currently resides in Chicago, IL and works as a writer and editor for a woman’s lifestyle magazine during the day. A graduate of Albion College and the Second City Writing program, Kaylee served in several education-based summer school and after school programs through Americorps and worked as a preschool teacher before settling in Chicago. She is currently pursuing several creative outlets and can be found @kaypopes on Twitter.