Haley Rene Thompson, Laura Willwerth, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Elise Dahan & Kamden Hilliard

Laura Willwerth lives in Massachusetts. Her fiction has appeared in Route Nine and The Massachusetts Review. Her chapbook, Trump It: Words I Found on the Right, composed of Republican language from the 2016 election cycle, was recently published by Factory Hollow Press.

Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American poet, artist, and musician. She is the author of Rings (Kelsey St. Press), Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain), Rewilding (Ahsahta Press), and True Crime (NAP).

Kamden Hilliard is a poet, writer, and educator running through Hawaii with their woes, which include fellowships from The Davidson Institute and Callaloo. Kamden prefers Kam and won the 2015 Stanley and Evelyn Lipkin Poetry Prize. Kam is a co-editor at Jellyfish and their work has appeared in (or will drift into) Juked, Entropy Magazine, Bodega, Word Riot, The Atlas Review, and other lovely places and a chapbook, DISTRESS TOLERANCE, was recently published by Magic Helicopter Press.

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, and The New York Times. He has been nominated for the pushcart prize, and his poem "Hestia" won the 2014 Capital University poetry prize. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was recently published by Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, an interviewer at Union Station Magazine, and a poetry editor at Muzzle Magazine. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve Ewing. Additionally, he is a columnist at MTV News, where he writes about music, and fights to get Room Raiders back on the air. He thinks poems can change the world, but really wants to talk to you about music, sports, and sneakers.

Haley Rene Thompson is author of the chapbook “Coos & Ons,” Dikembe Press, 2016. forthcoming. Her poems can be found online in iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, Everyday Genius, Smoking Glue Gun, and Interrupture, and in print in Big Big Wednesday (forthcoming). She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Elise Dahan is an artist and environmentalist born and raised in NYC. She has a BFA in Combined Media from CUNY- Hunter College and makes work out of your trash.