Chip Livingston

Biography

Chip Livingston is the author of two poetry collections – CROW-BLUE, CROW-BLACK (New York Quarterly Books, 2012) and MUSEUM OF FALSE STARTS (Gival Press, 2010) – as well as a recent book of short stories, NAMING CEREMONY (Lethe Press, 2014). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, and many other journals, as well as on the Poetry Foundation website. He is a faculty member in creative nonfiction in the low-rez MFA program at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

Stephen S. Mills

Biography

Stephen S. Mills is the author of the Lambda Award-winning book He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and A History of the Unmarried (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). He earned his MFA from Florida State University. His work has appeared in The Antioch Review, PANK, The New York Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Knockout, Assaracus, The Rumpus, and others. He is also the winner of the 2008 Gival Press Oscar Wilde Poetry Award. He lives in New York City.

Joe Wilkins

Biography

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry, winner of the 2014 GLCA New Writers Award and a finalist for the 2013 Orion Book Award, and two collections of poems, Notes from the Journey Westward and Killing the Murnion Dogs. His work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, Ecotone, The Sun, Orion, and Slate, among other magazines and literary journals. A Pushcart Prize winner and National Magazine Award finalist, he lives with my wife, son, and daughter in western Oregon, where he teaches writing at Linfield College.

Wendy Silva

Biography 

Wendy Silva is a poet from California who did her undergraduate work at UC Riverside and her MFA at the University of Idaho. In 2010 she won the Judy Kronenfeld Award in poetry and in 2013 she received the Academy of American Poet’s Prize. Her most recent work can be found in the American Poetry Review, Cloudbank, and Solo Novo: Art and Revolution. She currently teaches composition and poetry classes at the University of Idaho. 

David K Wheeler

Biography 

David K Wheeler is the author of Contingency Plans: Poems (TS Poetry) and has written for The Morning News, The Gay & Lesbian Review, Glitterwolf, The Citron Review, TOSKA, and others. He earned his BA in Creative Writing from Western Washington University and is now publishing assistant at Shelf Awareness in Seattle.

Sean Patrick Mulroy

Biography

Born and raised in Southern Virginia, the house where Sean Patrick Mulroy grew up was built in 1801 and was commandeered by the Union Army during the Civil War to serve as a makeshift hospital. As a boy, Sean loved to peel back the carpets to show where the blood from hasty surgeries on wounded soldiers had stained the wooden floorboards. Now he writes poems. Sean currently resides in Boston, co-hosts the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge, and co-curates a monthly LGBTQ reading series, Moonlighting. He is a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, and his work has been published or is forthcoming in The BakeryMuzzle, NailedThe Good Men Project, Assaracus, Rua de BaixoNetwork Awesome, Moonshot, Side B, Union Station, Tandem, FriggNeonqu.ee/r, Best Indie Literature of New England,  Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology, and Ganymede.

Trenton Pollard

Biography

Trenton Pollard is an MFA candidate at North Carolina State University, and a graduate of Bennington College. Originally from Michigan, he has been a welder, massage therapist, graphic designer, and political organizer. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Santa Clara Review, The Cossack Review, and Cedilla.

Tommy Pico

Biography

Tommy “Teebs” Pico is the founder and editor in chief of birdsong, an antiracist/queer-positive collective, small press, and zine that publishes art and writing. He’s the author of absentMINDR (VERBALVISUAL, 2014)—the first chapbook APP published for iOS mobile/tablet devices—was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural fellow2013 Lambda Literary fellow in poetry, and has been published in BOMB, [PANK], Flavorwire, and the Best American Poetry blog. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Brooklyn.