Gabrielle Campagnano is an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a teacher in New Haven, Connecticut. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tule Review, Salamander Magazine, and Kenning Journal, among others. She is at work on her first full-length collection of poems. Talk devotion to her.
Originally from California, Candice Mays is a literacy teacher and writer living in Astoria, Queens. She has previously been published in Newtown Literary and Jerkpoet Digest. This past summer, she was a fellow at VONA in Miami, Fl and Callaloo in Oxford, England.
Sandra Proto was raised in South Jamaica, Queens and Rockaway, NY. She is the editor of Move Over World, Mary Is About To Holla! Poems by Mary Overstreet (2012) and has published two volumes of poetry: a full-length collection Wrapped Up In Life with Omniscient Eyes (2011) and a chapbook Spring’s Tepid Breath (2014). Sandra’s poetry are also featured in the Bards Annual 2013, 2014 and 2015, An Anthology of Long Island Poets; Sounds of Solace; A Meditative Verse (both published by Local Gems Press) and Newtown Literary Journal #4 Spring/Summer Edition. Sandra currently resides in Long Island, New York with her husband and two daughters. For more information go to: http://www.sandraproto.com
R.G. Vasicek, the son of Czech defectors, was born in Austria in 1969. He grew up in the pine barrens of Long Island and has lived in New York City since 1995. His writing has appeared in Barrelhouse, Gargoyle, Mid-American Review, Post Road, the Prague Revue, Uncanny Valley, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a 2012 NEA Fellowship in Fiction, a 2009 artists’ fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and two individual artist grants (2015 and 2011) from the Queens Council on the Arts. He teaches at BMCC and Lehman College of the City University of New York, and lives in Astoria, Queens, with his wife and two sons.