Sean Shearer is a Poe/Faulkner fellow at the MFA Program in Poetry at the University of Virginia. His artwork has been displayed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and his book-art and design has been hailed in the publishing world from presses such as Copper Canyon, who calls his vision “a reinvestment in the promise of the anachronistic art of the book.” Recent poems appear in or are forthcoming from New England Review and Beloit Poetry Journal. He’s currently focusing on his first collection of poems. [website: www.seanshearer.com]
Catherine Bresner's poetry has appeared in Gulf Coast, The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Passages North, Ink Brick, The Pinch, H_NGM_N, Cream City Review, Burntdistrict, Handsome, Yemassee and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for Best of The Net by Passages North. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press and a freelance publicity assistant for Wave Books. Website: catherinebresner.com
New Jersey native Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, is also known for her performance poetry under the alias Ancestral Poetisa. She received her BA from Rutgers University, an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and currently works for the Poetry Program at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Ysabel has received invitations to attend VONA, Tin House and Ashbery Home School writing workshops. She’s been published in phati’tude Literary Magazine,Huizache, Acentos Review, Waxwing Literary Journal, The Wide Shoreand forthcoming in It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. You may find more of her poems and recorded performances atwww.ysabelgonzalez.com.
Laura Theobald is the author of the best thing ever (Boost House), eraser poems (H_NGM_N), and edna poems (forthcoming, Lame House). She's an MFA candidate at LSU, where she serves as current Editor of New Delta Review. She's also Assistant Editor of Spooky Girlfriend Press. lauratheobald.net. @lidleida
sam sax is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes. His second book ‘Bury It’ will be out on Wesleyan University Press in 2018. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & The Michener Center where he served as the Editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of four chapbooks. Winner of the 2016 Iowa Review Award his poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Ploughshares, Poetry Magazine, + other journals.
Kayleb Rae Candrilli is author of What Runs Over, forthcoming with YesYes Books and winner of the Pamet River Prize. They are published or forthcoming in The Sonora Review, Puerto del Sol, Booth, Rattle, Muzzle, Vinyl, and others. They hold an MFA from the University of Alabama and now live in Philadelphia with their partner. You can read more of their work here.
Diannely Antigua is a Dominican-American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her BA in English from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship. She is currently an MFA candidate at New York University. Her work appears in BOAAT, Rust + Moth, Potluck Mag, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and Big Bell. She lives in Brooklyn with three poet roommates. www.diannelyantigua.wordpress.com
Kendra Langdon Juskus is a freelance writer and editor whose poetry and/or nonfiction has been published in Ruminate, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Books & Culture, and City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (UChicago Press 2015). Her writing has received awards from Ruminate, Prairie Light Review, and the Humane Society of the United States. Originally from New York's Hudson River Valley, she lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons.
Hanae Jonas is a poet living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Originally from Vermont, she holds a BA from Smith College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from Kundiman, Napa Valley Writers' Conference, Mineral School, and the Stadler Center for Poetry. Currently, she is a Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan.
B.B.P. Hosmillo is the author of Breed Me: a sentence without a subject / Phối giống tôi: một câu không chủ đề (AJAR Press, 2016) with Vietnamese translation by Hanoi-based poets Nhã Thuyên & Hải Yến. A Pushcart Prize & four-time Best of the Net nominee, his writing is anthologized in Bettering American Poetry (2016) and has appeared in Apogee Journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Connotation Press, SAND: Berlin’s English Literary Journal, The Collapsar, The Nottingham Review (UK), & Transnational Literature (Australia), among many others. His interviews can be read in Misfits Magazine & VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. He is the founding co-editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art (www.queersoutheastasia.com).
Noor Hindi is a University of Akron student who is majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Diode Poetry, Jet Fuel Review, Whiskey Island Magazine, and Polaris Literary Magazine. Hindi is also a poetry reader for Rubbertop Review. Check out her poetry blog at nervouspoodlepoetry.com
Heather Bowlan's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Gigantic Sequins, BlazeVOX, Chicago Quarterly Review, Nashville Review, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 4th annual Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest, a recipient of an Academy of American Poets University Award, and has received fellowships and grants from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. When she's not working with the amazing BOAAT chapbook team, Heather is a poetry reader forRaleigh Review.
meg willing is a poet, artist, editor, and book designer. Her poetry and artwork have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Colorado Review, Gigantic Sequins, Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations, RINE, and elsewhere. She resides in the foothills of Maine.
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.
Tyler Tsay is a sophomore at Williams College. His work, both past and upcoming, has been or will be published in The Offing, DIALOGIST, The Margins: Asian American Writers Workshop, BOAAT, Sibling Rivalry Press, Vinyl Poetry (YesYes Books), Red Paint Hill, smoking glue gun, and others. He is the recipient of the Bullock Poetry Prize, awarded by the Academy of American Poets and judged by Camille Rankine, and the Editor in Chief of The Blueshift Journal (theblueshiftjournal.com). When not doodling, collecting quills, or composing cello pieces, he loves a good view, though having an atrocious fear of heights. And yes, fezzes are definitely cool.