Issue No. 1, April 2019

About this issue:

Contributors are Glenn Bach, Kayla Bush, Linda M. Crate, Arabesque Douglas, Marita Forgét, Kara Goughnour, Liat Miriam, Meg Mulcahy and Ada Pelonia.


Glenn Bach lives and works in Southern California, with brief stints in Milwaukee and Brooklyn. His long poem, Atlas, began in 2003 as an investigation of urban sounds, but has expanded to encompass a broader investigation of place, landscape, and our (mis-)understanding of the world. Atlas has been excerpted in Dusie, jubilat, Otoliths, and others. Glenn uses Twitter @AtlasCorpus as a test site for new segments of Atlas, and documents his other activities at


Kayla Bush is a creative writing and publishing/editing double major at Susquehanna University. She has served on a poetry reading board for Rivercraft and been a copy editor for Flagship. She also was a guest poetry editor for Anti-Heroin Chic and is currently their nonfiction editor. She has a poem forthcoming in The Mark Literary Review. She is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is fueled by coffee, wanderlust, and music. Find her on Twitter @writeaway17.


Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native, born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. She is a two-time Push Cart nominee. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has six published chapbooks: A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016), My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017), splintered with terror (Scars Publications, January 2018), More Than Bone Music (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, March 2019), and one micro-chapbook Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018). She is also the author of the novel Phoenix Tears (Czykmate Books, June 2018).


Arabesque is a non-binary, queer witch who writes about mental health awareness, relationships, society and the natural world. They currently live in Middlesbrough, England with their family and dog, Bonzo. They like spending time exploring nature and telling their nephew how important he is! Arabesque can be found on Twitter @peachydouglas.


Marita Forgét is a Toronto based writer, poet and director. Her first film Twenty Bucks premiered at the 2019 Toronto Short Film Festival, taking home Best Short Short. She can be found with her face buried in a book somewhere on Twitter @maritaforget.


Kara Goughnour is a queer writer and documentarian living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They received their Bachelor’s Degree in Creative and Professional Writing from The University of Pittsburgh. They are the recipient of the 2018 Gerald Stern Poetry Award, and have work published or forthcoming in Third Point Press, The Southampton Review, and over twenty-five others. Follow them on Twitter @kara_goughnour or read their collected and exclusive works at


Liat Miriam currently lives in Harlem, after spending time in Israel, Colorado, North Carolina, and around New York state. When not writing, she enjoys meeting dogs and eating hummus. For more, check out her Twitter @itsliat.


Meg is a writer and artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She is a writer of poetry and flash fiction when she’s not copywriting for money. You can find her @TheGoldenMej on Twitter and @goldenmej on Instagram. Her blog The Social Seagull lives at where she writes about everything from Ariana Grande to witches.


Ada Pelonia is a writer from the Philippines. Her work has appeared in Milk + Beans, Marias at Sampaguitas, Germ Magazine, and elsewhere. You may check some of her works on or her Twitter @_adawrites.

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