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THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [22.6]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].

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* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy or dirty or just plain sweet photos.

Brendan Bray is a MA graduate in Creative Writing from the University of Lincoln. He enjoys creating poetry that focuses on collage and visual aspects. [twitter] [email]

Julia Coursey loves gingerbread and is the Assistant Fiction Editor for Gigantic Sequins. They have stories included in the Best Shorter Fictions anthology and The Anthology of Babel. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sou'wester, Gigantic Sequins, Booth, Psychopomp, Joyland, and The Collagist, among others. [website] [twitter] [email]

Benjamin Gantcher wrote a book of poems called Snow Farmer (CW Books, 2017), which you can find online, priced to move! Also online are a chapbook Strings of Math and Custom (Beard of Bees Press, 2013), several poems at a variety of journals, and a couple of essays, the most recent of which is "After the Wall-paper Dawn: Reading 'Wooden Bird' and 'Why the Classics' by Zbigniew Herbert." [email]

Lisa Huffaker creates writing, collage, and assemblage. Her poetry may be found in 32 Poems, Diode, THRUSH, Michigan Quarterly Review, CTRL+V, Phoebe, and many other journals. Her work as a teaching artist takes her to such places as the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and The Dallas Contemporary, where creation and destruction duke it out in her bookish workshops. Cornell Tech and TU Delft recently saw fit to exhibit her ongoing erasure project in their 3rd Workshop on Obfuscation. [website] [email]

Jenny Irish is the author of the hybrid poetry collections Common Ancestor (Black Lawrence Press, 2017) and Tooth Box (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022), the short story collection I Am Faithful (Black Lawrence Press, 2019), and the forthcoming chapbooks would-be future-humans (Ethel, 2022) and Lupine (Black Lawrence, 2023). She teaches creative writing at Arizona State University and facilitates free community workshops every summer. [email]

J I Kleinberg's visual poems have been published in print and online journals worldwide, including DIAGRAM 16.2. An artist, poet, and freelance writer, she lives in Bellingham, Washington, USA. Her solo exhibit of visual poems, orchestrated light, was featured at Peter Miller Books, Seattle, in May 2022. [instagram] [email]

Isaac George Lauritsen is most often located in Chicago, IL. His recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Bennington Review, Cola Literary Review (formerly Yemassee), Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, New Ohio Review, TIMBER, and elsewhere [instagram] [email]

Leslie Lindsay is the creator and host of the award-winning author interview series, Always with a Book. Since 2013, Leslie, named "one of the most influential book reviewers" by Jane Friedman, ranks in the top 1% of all GoodReads reviewers and has conducted over 700 warm, inquisitive conversations with authors as wide-ranging as Robert Kolker and Mary Kubica to Helen Phillips, Christina Baker Kline, and Mary Beth Keane, making her website a go-to for book lovers world-wide. Her writing & photography have appeared in print journals and online. A former Mayo Clinic psychiatric, R.N., she is the award-winning author of Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents' Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking survivor/advocate. She's an empty-nesting mama to two sons and a grandmama to a Boston Terrier and an Australian Shepherd. As a lifelong vegetarian, she's a lover of all sentient beings. Pick up your quick guide to find out if you or someone you love is in a cult at her [website]. [instagram] [twitter]

Craig McDaniel is co-author of Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980 (Oxford), recently published in its 5th edition. Other recent publications include The Midwest Quarterly and an earlier essay in DIAGRAM; new work is forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review. A recent solo exhibit of his visual art was presented at Indianapolis Arts Center. [email]

Rachel Moritz is the author of two poetry collections, Sweet Velocity (Lost Roads Press, 2017) and Borrowed Wave (Kore Press, 2015), as well as five poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Academy of American Poet's Poem-a-Day, Aufgabe, Colorado Review, Iowa Review, Tupelo Quarterly, VOLT, Water~Stone Review, and other journals. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. [website] [email]

Patty Nash lives in Berlin. [website] [email]

Mark Neely is the author of Beasts of the Hill, Dirty Bomb, and Ticker. [website] [email]

Lindsay Pannor is a poet and art worker living in Brooklyn, NY. Lindsey's work can be found in FENCEbæst: a journal of queer forms and affects, and elsewhere.

Nathan Pensky is a writer and academic living in Pittsburgh. [website] [twitter] [email]

Riley Ratcliff (they/she) is a writer from San Antonio, Texas (Yanaguana). They currently live on unceded Narragansett land in Providence, Rhode Island, where they are an MFA student at Brown University. Recent work can be found in Annulet, Poetry Northwest, FENCE, Two Peach, Raleigh Review, TYPO, and elsewhere. [email]

Josh Russell's King of the Animals (LSU Press, 2021) was longlisted for The Story Prize. His work has appeared in print in Epoch, One Story, Seneca Review, and Subtropics, and online at Electric Literature and DIAGRAM. He's also published three novels and three chapbooks of very short prose. [email]

Martha Silano's most recent book is Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books. 2019). Martha's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. [website] [email]

L Vella has poems that have appeared in Birdfeast, Sugar House Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Bat City Review, and others. She is an editor for Ancient Exchanges, an online journal for literary translations of ancient texts. She lives in Iowa City with a tiny flock of chickens, a sweet little pup, and her favorite person. [email]

Julie Marie Wade was born in Seattle in 1979 and has since spent time in 46 states. She teaches poetry, memoir, lyric essay, and hybrid forms at Florida International University and publishes in these genres as well. [website] [twitter] [email]

Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (Astrophil Press, 2010) and four chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018). She lives in the Midwest. [website] [email]

Born in Nanjing, China, Yiru Zhang writes in both English and Chinese. In English, she has works published or forthcoming in The Georgia ReviewBoston Review, Columbia Journal, The Florida Review, Reed MagazineTahoma Literary Review, and other venues. In her native Chinese, she has works published in Taiwan and Hong Kong Literature, Fiction World, and elsewhere. She works as a literary reporter, and translates American short stories into Chinese as well. [email]