MEG WILLING, HEAD CHAPBOOK EDITOR + CHAPBOOK DESIGNER
meg willing is a poet, editor, visual artist, and book designer. Her creative work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferry Review, Colorado Review, The Collagist, and elsewhere. The former Managing Editor of Alice James Books, she currently serves as Head Chapbook Editor and Chapbook Designer for BOAAT Press; Art and Design Editor for Gigantic Sequins; and is Co-Director of A CLEARING: A Maine Arts Community. She resides in the foothills of Maine. @megwilling / megwilling.com
Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez is a poet who works with typewritten words, ink, images and textures. A recipient of fellowships from Factory Hollow Press and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Rodriguez holds a BA in English from the University of Houston. She lives in Vermont where she co-owns an independent book space and spends her time practicing yoga in the Iyengar tradition and working on her first collection of poems.
NOAH BALDINO, ASSOCIATE CHAPBOOK EDITOR
Noah Baldino's poems and reviews can be found or found soon in Poetry, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. They currently live in Lafayette, Indiana, where they are finishing their MFA at Purdue University and working as Poetry Editor for Sycamore Review.
Angelo Maneage, CHAPBOOK READER
Angelo Maneage is a famous grocery clerk and 2017 recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ Alberta Turner Poetry Prize. He has work on or in or coming to Hobart, Sprung Formal, LEVELER, FIVE:2:ONE, and around other places. He is co-editor / co-founder of Long Long Journal and the poetry editor for BARNHOUSE. He lives in Northeast Ohio.
Jae Nichelle, CHAPBOOK READER
Most well known for her slam poem on anxiety entitled "Friends with Benefits," Jae Nichelle is a poet and spoken word artist currently residing in Atlanta. Her work has been featured in Vinyl Poetry and Prose, Muzzle Magazine, Freezeray Poetry, The Tulane Review, Solstice Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Porch (As Sanctuary), is upcoming from YesYes Books this summer of 2019.
Nathan Lipps, CHAPBOOK READER
Nathan Lipps is the author of the chapbook The Body as Passage (Open Palm Print). Born and raised in rural Michigan, he currently lives in New York and teaches creative writing. His work has been published in the Best New Poets, BOAAT, Colorado Review, Third Coast, TYPO, and elsewhere.
Jessica Drake-Thomas, CHAPBOOK READER
Jessica Drake-Thomas is a poet, freelance writer and former college professor. She is a graduate of Tulane University, Emerson College, and the University of Arizona. She is the author of Possession (dancing girl press). Her work has been featured in Ploughshares, Eye To The Telescope, Ghost City Review, NewMyths, and Star*Line.
Hussain Ahmed, CHAPBOOK READER
Hussain Ahmed is a Nigerian writer and environmentalist. His poems are featured or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Magma, Nashville Review, Bayou magazine and elsewhere. His chapbooks were shortlisted for poetry contests including Honeysuckle Press, The Black River, and Hyacinth Girl Press.
Katie Berta, CHAPBOOK READER
Katie Berta lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she works as the Supervising Editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review Online, Washington Square Review, Blackbird, Sixth Finch, Salt Hill, BOAAT, Hobart, and Forklift, Ohio, among other journals. You can find her book reviews at the Ploughshares blog. She has her PhD in poetry from Ohio University and her MFA from Arizona State.
Spencer Williams, CHAPBOOK READER
Spencer Williams is currently an MFA candidate at Rutgers University- Newark. She is the author of the chapbook Alien Pink (TAR Chapbook Series, 2017) and has work forthcoming or featured in [PANK], The Bat City Review, Powder Keg, and DREGINALD. She tweets mostly nonsense @burritotheif
Alicia Wright, CHAPBOOK READER
Alicia Wright is originally from Rome, Georgia, and has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Ecotone, West Branch, Flag + Void, Indiana Review, YalobushaReview, and The Literary Review, among others. At present she is a PhD student in Literary Arts at the University of Denver, where she serves as Conversations Editor for Denver Quarterly. jaliciawright.com