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Heidi Seaborn is the author of an award-winning debut book of poetry Give a Girl Chaos {see what she can do} (Mastodon, 2019). Since Heidi started writing in 2016, she’s won or been shortlisted for nearly two dozen awards and published in numerous journals and anthologies, in a chapbook Finding My Way Home (FLP, 2018), and in a political pamphlet Body Politic (Mount Analogue, 2017). She is a New York University MFA candidate, a graduate of Stanford University, and a board-member of Tupelo Press. Visit her online at




Lisa Hiton holds an MFA in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Linebreak, the Paris-American, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Lambda Literary, among others. Her first book has been a finalist or semi-finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize, the Brittingham & Felix Pollack Poetry Prize, the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize, and the YesYes Books Open Reading Period. She has received the AWP WC&C Scholarship, the Esther B Kahn Scholarship from 24Pearl Street at the Fine Arts Work Center, and two nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook, Variation on Testimony, was released from CutBank.


Wayne Johns‘ poems have appeared in Best New Poets, New England Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Image, and elsewhere. He received the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize for The Exclusion Zone (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). His first collection, Antipsalms, received the Editor’s Choice award from Unicorn Press and will be released this fall.


Isabella Nilsson is a member of the Columbia University Class of 2020. She is a former Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards Gold Medalist and United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Her writing can be found online at the Eye and elsewhere. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.


Anthony Veasna So is a queer man, a Cambodian-American son of former refugees, and a graduate of Stanford University. His prose and comics have appeared in n+1, Hobart, Ninth Letter Online, and elsewhere. Currently, he is a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow and an MFA Candidate in Fiction at Syracuse University, where he was awarded a University Fellowship and the Joyce Carol Oates Award for Fiction. He is at work on a collection of stories interspersed with comics and a novel about a Cambodian-American rapper.


Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Iowa Review Online, Best New Poets, Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, and the Rumpus. She edits poetry for Big Lucks and the Adroit Journal, and is a MFA candidate in the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.


Jenny Tinghui Zhang is a Chinese-American writer from Austin. A VONA/Voices fellow, her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from ApogeeCALYXNinth Letterwildness, and The Rumpus, with essays in CatapultHuffington PostBustleThe Cut, and HelloGiggles, among others. Her story “Curiosities” was shortlisted in Cosmonauts Avenue’s 2018 Nonfiction Contest judged by Ocean Vuong. She holds an MFA from the University of Wyoming. Find her at