Jacqueline Tchakalian is a visual artist and a poet. Her works are, or forthcoming, in St. Petersburg Review, So to Speak, Eclipse, California Quarterly, West/Word 4 and Beyond the Lyric Moment: an Anthology of Poets Who Have Studied with David St. John.
Born in a southern metropolis in China, Yi Wu now resides in New York City. When the nightfall comes, Yi takes off what covers up his heart during the day so he could jump into the sea of poetry and secretly dreams to be the hippie version of Edgar Allan Poe.
David Kutz-Marks is the author of Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015), selected by James Tate, Dara Wier and James Haug for the 2014 Juniper Prize for Poetry. His poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, The Greensboro Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Western Humanities Review, Verse Daily, and many other venues. David holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Chicago and works with the Affordable Care Act.
Marleen S. Barr is known for her pioneering work in feminist science fiction and teaches English at the City University of New York. She has won the Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Barr is the author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory, Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction, and Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies. Barr has edited many anthologies and co-edited the science fiction issue of PMLA. She is the author of the humorous novels Oy Pioneer! and Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir.