Shannon Quay

Shannon Quay has a BA in creative writing and English literature from Miami University in Ohio and is currently working on her MAT in Integrated Language Arts.

Nyla Alisia

Nyla Alisia is an award-winning published poet, photographer, spoken word performer, and radio celebrity. She is founder and host of The SpeakEasy Cafe open-mic poetry radio show and devotes herself to helping poets.

SJ Fowler

SJ Fowler (1983) has had poetry published in over 70 journals & magazines, and is the author of two collections, Fights (Veer books 2011) and Red Museum (Knives Forks & Spoons press 2011). He is a member of the Writers forum poetry group, and an employee of the British Museum. He edits the Maintenant interview series for 3am magazine introducing contemporary European poets.

Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Aliya Tyus-Barnwell is a Brooklyn native who dreams of living in a quiet house from whence she can see the stars at night. Her work has appeared in Expanded Horizons and The Evergreen Review.

Tim Van Hook

Tim Van Hook used to be a computer graphics entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, California, but now he's trying to make up for it. Check out

Howie Good

Howie Good is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as 26 print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recent Disaster Mode from Medulla Publishing and The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre from Gold Wake Press.

John McMahon

My name is John McMahon. I'm 27 from Scotland, I have been writing for about 8 years and i love to do it, i have had a couple of things published but nothing of real significance. ( only to me, which I guess is the main thing) I recently done 2 years at college learning about the writing industry, and now i'm trying to get my work out there! and hopefully it touches someone the way it touched me to write them.