Evan Kleekamp is a writer, researcher, curator, and performer. They codirect Les Figues Press in Los Angeles. Evan’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Fence, and Tripwire: A Journal of Poetics. They are the author of two chapbooks, 13 THESES ON STATE-SPONSORED BLACK DEATH IN AMERICA (Kastle Editions, 2016) and Once Upon A Time I Was Michael Thomas Taren (Ghost City Press, 2017)
Jane Lewty is the author of Bravura Cool (1913 Press: 2013), winner of the 1913 First Book Prize in 2011, and In One Form To Find Another (Cleveland State Poetry Center: 2017) winner of the CSU Poetry Center Open Book Prize in 2016. She has also co- edited two essay collections, Broadcasting Modernism (University of Florida Press, 2010) and Pornotopias: Image, Desire, Apocalypse (Litteraria Pragensia, 2009).
April Martin was born in Kenora, Ontario in 1987. She is a recipient of The International Sculpture Centre’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, as well as the Legacy Grant from Women’s Studio Workshop, the John Kurtich Travel Scholarship and the Arts + Science + Culture Initiative Grant from the University of Chicago. She has installed permanent outdoor works in Humboldt Park in Chicago and Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota. Exhibitions include various spaces in Montreal and Chicago as well as in Finland (Galleria Varina), Calgary (UAS), and Milwaukee (The Suburban). Martin has participated in International residencies including AZ West (California), ACRE (Wisconsin), Women’s Studio Workshop (New York), Teton Art Lab (Wyoming) and Emergency in Switzerland. She holds a BA from McGill University (2009) and a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal (2014). In 2016 she completed her MFA in Sculpture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently based on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. In September of 2018 she will be a ceramics Artist in Residence at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
Zeenat Nagree is a writer and researcher frequently engaging with the visual.
Nadia de Vries is the author of Dark Hour (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018). The poems featured here are from her second book, White Meat (forthcoming), a collection of poems about genetic madness. She lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Joshua Marie Wilkinson‘s most recent book is Meadow Slasher (Black Ocean 2017).
Mia You was born in South Korea, raised in the United States, and currently lives in the Netherlands. She is a lecturer in English literature at Universiteit Utrecht and the author of I, Too, Dislike It (1913 Press, 2016) and Objective Practice (Achiote Press, 2007).