Sean Shearer was born and raised in New Jersey. He attended Hampshire College (for a BA in Creative Writing), and the University of Virginia, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing as a Poe-Faulkner Fellow. His poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from New England Review, Boulevard, jubilat, Copper Nickel, and Beloit Poetry Journal.
Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The Pinch and elsewhere. Her hybrid collection of poems and poetry comics, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017. You can view more of her work at catherinebresner.com or contact her at email@example.com.
YSABEL Y. GONZALEZ, BOAAT WRITER'S RETREAT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
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, BOOK DESIGNER
Laura Theobald is a poet and book designer living in the South. She is the author of the full-length poetry collections What My Hair Says About You from Sad Spell Press (2018) and Kokomo (forthcoming, Disorder Press), and three chapbooks. She has an MFA from Louisiana State University, and has served as an editor for a number of small press publishers. She is currently a book designer for OOMPH! and BOAAT, and a freelance book designer. Her recent poems have appeared in The Wanderer, Sink Review, Hobart, Witch Craft Magazine,The Atlas Review, Everyday Genius, and Black Warrior Review, and in the anthologies Women of Resistance (O/R Books) and Poetry of the #MeToo Movement (Peach Magazine). Her website is lauratheobald.tumblr.com.
sam sax, Poetry Editor, BOAAT Journal
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.
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.
B.B.P. Hosmillo, Poetry Reader, BOAAT Journal
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).
Gabrielle Grace Hogan is a poet from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, Spiral Orb, Ghost City Review, and others. In 2017, her poem "pools" won the Academy of American Poets Prize. She will be graduating with her BS in Creative Writing from Bradley University in spring 2019, with plans to pursue her MFA the following fall. Other than poetry, her great loves include conservation, podcasts, and being a lesbian. Find her social media and also poems at
Jackson Holbert was born and raised in eastern Washington. His poetry has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review,Muzzle, and Best New Poets 2016.
meg willing, CHAPBOOK EDITOR + PDF CHAPBOOK DESIGNER
meg willing is a poet, editor, artist, and book designer. Her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Hayden's Ferry Review, Colorado Review, The Collagist, and elsewhere. The former Managing Editor for Alice James Books, she currently serves as Chapbook Editor and PDF Chapbook Designer for BOAAT Press; Art and Design Editor for Gigantic Sequins; and Associate Director for CSArt Maine, Maine's first community-supported art share program. She resides in the foothills of Maine. www.megwilling.com
Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez, Chapbook Reader
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, Chapbook Reader
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.