Irene Solà is a writer and artist. She was born in Malla, near Barcelona in 1990. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and Listahaskoli Island, Reykjavik, and an MA in Literature, Film and Visual Culture, from the University of Sussex. Her first poetry collection Beast was awarded the Amadeu Oller Poetry Prize and was published by Galerada Editorial (Catalunya) and Shearsman Books (UK). Her first novel The dams was awarded the Documenta Prize and was published by L’Altra Editorial, 2018. Solà is part of the anthology Wretched Strangers (Boiler House Press, 2018) edited by J.T. Welsch and Ágnes Lehóczky and Mig segle de poesia catalana (Editorial Proa, 2018) edited by Vicenç Altaió and Josep M. Sala-Valldaura. Her writing has also appeared in Murder Magazine, Poetari Magazine, VOLS RUSSOS Artzine and Lighthouse. She has read and held performances in Whitechapel Gallery (London), Jerwood Art Centre (London), Poesia i+ (Barcelona), Festa de la Poesia (Sitges) and the Festival de Poesia Cèntric (Barcelona), among others. Her work has been exhibited in CCCB (Barcelona), Can Felipa (Barcelona), Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (Gerona), ACVIC (Vic), Le Beffroi (France) and The Art Building en Vrå (Denmark).
Lisa Marie Basile is a poet, essayist and editor living in NYC. She studied English and psychology as an undergraduate at Pace University and received a Masters in writing from NYC’s The New School. She's the founding editor-in- chief of Luna Luna Magazine (an online magazine & community dedicated to literature, witchcraft and idea). She is the author of a few books and chapbooks of poetry: Apocryphal, war/lock, Triste, and Andalucia. Her book NYMPHOLEPSY (co-authored with Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein) will be published by Inside the Castle in November 2018. It was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards. She is also working on her first novella, to be released by Clash Books in 2019. Her first nonfiction book, Light Magic for Dark Times, is just out from Quarto Books.
Kim Vodicka is the spokesbitch of a degeneration and heart-reactionary at the rearguard of the rose arts. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Aesthesia Balderdash (Trembling Pillow Press, 2012) and Psychic Privates (White Stag Publishing, 2018), as well as a poetic comic book series (Oily Pelican Press, 2015) and a chapbook of sound poems on vinyl (TENDERLOIN, 2017), both of which are also called Psychic Privates. Additionally, she is the author of The Elvis Machine (The Artist Commons, 2018), a chapbook of illustrated poetry. Her poems, art, and essays have been featured in Spork, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Makeout Creek, Luna Luna Magazine, Paper Darts, Tarpaulin Sky, Best American Experimental Writing, Nasty!, I Am Strength, and many others. Cruise her at kimvodicka.com.