Annik Adey-Babinski, Juliet Escoria, Precious Okoyomon, David Eye & Cecilia Pavón with Jacob Steinberg

Juliet Escoria is the author of the short story collection Black Cloud, which was originally published in 2014 by Civil Coping Mechanisms. In 2015, Emily Books published the ebook, Maro Verlag published a German translation, and Los Libros de la Mujer Rota published a Spanish translation. Witch Hunt, a collection of poems, was published by Lazy Fascist Press in May 2016. She was born in Australia, raised in San Diego, and currently lives in West Virginia.

Annik Adey-Babinski grew up in Ottawa, Canada. Her first book of poetry, OKAY COOL NO SMOKING LOVE PONY, is forthcoming from The Word Works, Washington, D.C., in Winter 2017. She has received fellowships from the Banff Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Her poetry has appeared in Forklift, Ohio, Prelude, and the Best New Poets series. Her poems were also published in the Jai Alai Books anthology Eight Miami Poets. She is a technical writer in Miami, Florida.

David Eye is the author of Seed, released in 2017 from The Word Works, chosen by award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral. He is the recipient of a 2014 Tennessee Williams Scholarship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and he was a finalist in the 2015-2016 Tennessee Williams Poetry Contest, selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. David earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2008 from Syracuse University, and he has since taught at Manhattan College, Syracuse University, St. John’s University, and Cazenovia College. He grew up in rural Virginia and lives (for now) in the Catskill Mountains.

Precious Okoyomon is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her writing has been performed and exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati and ICF gallery and National Sawdust and elsewhere. Her writing has been published in Lit Magazine, Fanzine, Shabby Doll House, and elsewhere. She loves her sweet toy poodle rainbow and is a Leo that is very low key evil.

Cecilia Pavón was born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1973. She has lived in Buenos Aires since 1992. She holds a BA in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires. In 2012, she published her collected poetry in Un hotel con mi nombre, published in English as A HOTEL WITH MY NAME (Scrambler, 2015). LICORICE CANDIES, the second book in a series of the complete works of Cecilia Pavón, was published by Scrambler Books in 2016. Her other publications include 27 poemas con nombres de persona (2010), the ebook Once Sur (2012), the short story collection Los sueños no tienen copyright (2010) and Pequeño recuento sobre mis faltas (2015).

Jacob Steinberg was born in Stony Brook, New York, in 1989. He has published the full-length poetry collections Magulladón (2012), Ante ti se arrodilla mi silencio (2013), and BEFORE YOU KNEELS MY SILENCE (Scrambler Books, 2014). As a translator he has worked with Cecilia Pavón, CAConrad, and Mario Bellatin, among others. He currently lives in New York.