Maranda Huffort

Maranda Huffort studied Creative Writing at Rosemont College. She currently teaches English Composition at McCann School of Business and Technology, Allentown PA. In her spare time she enjoys camping, reading books, and walking with her two basset hounds. 

Barren and How Long Do You Plan on Staying, Volume 5, Issue 2


Kara Goughnour

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

Pigeon Brain, Hearing the Silence, Housing Plans, Jackfruit, and Fish-Freezer Algor Mortis, Volume 5, Issue 2

Alexander Garza

Alexander Garza is a Mexican American writer from Houston, Texas. His work has been published in Nine Muses Poetry (forthcoming), Literal Magazine, and BroadwayWorld-Houston. His poetry and art explores topics such as mental health disorders, race, class, and gender. Alex shares his journey through poetry and art. Visit Twitter/IG: @alexanderpgarza.

Aubade Interrupted, Fuzzy Yellow Ball, and The Writer Leaves a Trail of Destruction, Volume 5, Issue 2

Marie Fields

Marie Fields was born and raised in the greater Boston area. She has been writing off and on for most of her life but has just recently found the courage to publish her poems. She currently has an e-book available on Amazon titled Marie! (mah-RIE!) and words forthcoming in the Spring 2019 issue of Door Is A Jar Magazine.

Hell-Weather Friend and harem girl, Volume 5, Issue 2

Bill Abbott

Bill Abbott is the author of Let Them Eat MoonPie, the history of poetry slam in the Southeast. He has been published in Ray’s Road Review, Radius, The November 3rd Club, Flypaper Magazine, and The Sow’s Ear. Mr. Abbott lives in Ohio and teaches creative writing at Central State University.

Styles, Snapshots without a Camera, Long Shots 4, Items of Worth, Echo, and Driving the Thumbtack into the Cork Board, Volume 5, Issue 2