January 2017

Michael Collins
Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 50 journals and magazines, including Grist, Kenning Journal, Pank, and Smartish Pace. His first chapbook, How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water, won the Exact Change Press Chapbook Contest in 2014. A full-length collection, Psalmandala, was published later that year, and a second chapbook, Harbor Mandala, appeared in 2015. Visit http://www.notthatmichaelcollins.com/ for more.

Jeff King
Jeff King is a native New Yorker who earned his BA in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing, from Hofstra University, where he studied with Alfred Corn and Phyllis Levin. A former resident of Astoria, Jeff spent much of his career in the non-profit sector working in media relations and public education, which included writing, editing, and publishing newsletters and other community outreach materials. Jeff also studied at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica (International School of Graphics) in Venice, Italy, and is active as a visual artist specializing in printmaking and photography.

Bruna Dantas Lobato
Bruna Dantas Lobato’s writing has been published in BOMB, Ploughshares online, The Millions, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. She is the Fiction Editor of Washington Square Review and an MFA candidate in Fiction at New York University, where she teaches Introduction to Fiction & Poetry. She is originally from Natal, Brazil.

Stephen Langlois
Stephen Langlois is a writer of the fantastic and absurd. His work has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Portland Review, Monkeybicycle, Matchbook Litmag, Necessary Fiction, and Profane Journal, among other places. He is a recipient of a NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Center for Fiction as well as a writing residency from the Blue Mountain Center. He also hosts Brew: An Evening of Literary Works, a monthly reading series held in Brooklyn. Visit him at http://www.stephenmlanglois.com or follow @stphnlanglois.

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