Kiik A.K. is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Santa Clara University. He earned a MA from UC Davis where his poetics thesis was titled “THE JOY OF HUMAN SACRIFICE,” and a MFA from UC San Diego where his collection of counter-internment narratives was titled “EVERYDAY COLONIALISM.” His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, The Southeast Review, iO, Washington Square, Spork Press and Alice Blue Review. The piece included here is dedicated to J. Hyung Mee Kim.
EB is a bicoastal multimedia artist and hopeful dog owner. When she is not working she is thinking about costumes, tap lessons, a functioning tool shed, Migaloo the white whale, painting walls, cake and how to reconcile past and future in a way that feels transportive and altogether new.
J. M. Baker is a poet from New York enrolled in the MFA program at UCSD. His work has appeared in several publications, including The Antioch Review, Epiphany, and The Brooklyn Review. He currently lives somewhere in the suburbs.
Hamish Ballantyne is from Vancouver Island. He is a co-founder of the sound poetry collective, Sex Panic!.
Jessica Capobianco is a freelance designer dwelling in Los Angeles, CA, and the creator of all things wonderful at Fiddle Fish - a home & body brand she recently started. She's bopped around from Boston to Argentina to Thailand to New York City and eventually landed in Los Angeles. During her travels exploring the globe, she's been able to observe the styles and designs of many cultures. The art, the jewelry, the furniture, and the human interactions, all inspire her creativity and encourage her to use alternative methods in her design work as well as the start of her small business. This is the part where she tells you she really loves dogs and cooking in her spare time.
Ryder Collins has a novel, Homegirl! Her chapbook, The way the sky was now, won Heavy Feather Review’s first fiction chapbook contest, and she has a chapbook of poetry, i am hopscotch without hop. She wants to pull a cloud down from the sky & give it to you.
Will Cordeiro received his MFA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. His work appears or is forthcoming in Birdfeast, BOAAT, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Drunken Boat, Fiction Southeast, Fourteen Hills, New Madrid, Painted Bride Quarterly, Phoebe, Threadcount, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is grateful for a scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a Truman Capote Writer’s Fellowship as well as residencies from ART 342, Blue Mountain Center, Ora Lerman Trust, Risley AIR at Cornell University, and Petrified Forest National Park. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he is a faculty member in the Honors Program at Northern Arizona University.
Cassie Cummins is a photographer and freelance art critic based in New York City. Her most recent work can be found in Whitehot and online.
Ian Davisson studies Occupational Therapy in Philadelphia. He has some recent work in bedfellows, Little Red Leaves, and Tender-Loin. He graduated from Temple University.
Dalton Day is the author of the collections Actual Cloud (Saló Press) and Exit Pursued (Plays Inverse), as well as a recipient of a James A. Michener fellowship. His poems have been featured in The Offing, Columbia Poetry Review, & PANK, among others. Currently, he is an MFA candidate in the New Writers Project at UT Austin.
Pablo Dodero (b. 1981) is a musician who performs under the names Late Nite Howl, Les Temps Barbares, and Adiós Mundo Cruel. Although his main focus is songwriting, he became interested in the musicality present in accidents during the production and arrangement process of his music. This has led him to explore non-traditional song structures and release more experimental material. His work is usually in collaboration with a visual artist and for "Schematic Error," Antonio Santana provided visual processing for the audio piece.
John Ebersole's most recent work is forthcoming or has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Southern Humanities Review, Battersea Review, Coldfront, bedfellows, and elsewhere. You can find him on twitter @newsforpoets.
Eliud Echevarría (b. 1988) is a Freelance Photographer and Digital Graphic/Web Designer currently working as an Art Director for a digital strategy firm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His untitled photo is part of a photo essay project for Puerto Rican band Los Wálters' recent album, Verano Panorámico. More of his work can be found here.
elevator teeth is justin fogle, a san diego-based illustrator who is currently working on a body of work that will never be.
Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party (Caketrain Press). She is a contributing editor at The Fanzine. Her work has appeared in the Black Warrior Review, Salt Hill Journal, The Collagist, and more. She lives in South Philadelphia.
Josh Flaccavento has a couple of degrees and is working on a third. Has taught and will continue to teach English. Likes things that are fairly typical of his demographic: bourbon, anarchism, Norse mythology, experimental fiction, etc. A pleasant enough fellow once he gets to know you. He lives in Buffalo now and it hates you, too.
Jaime Fountaine was raised by "wolves." Her work has appeared in PANK, Monkeybicylce, and 3:AM Magazine.
Matthew Lawrence García was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has spent the last seven years in Spain, England, and Germany, during which time he received a Fulbright scholarship and an MA in Literature at the University College London. He also worked writing reviews for the travel app tellmewhere.
Adam Golaski's work has appeared in Word for Word, DIAGRAM, Moonlit, LVNG, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and elsewhere. More at Little Stories.
Kenzie Green: I am pursuing a Masters of Science in Biomedical Visualization (a creative label for Scientific and Medical Illustration) at UIC in Chicago, IL. I never thought my drawing as a kid would turn into a much more serious pursuit. I’m hoping to go into Medical Legal illustration or Patient Education after graduation but am currently doing research on interactive virtual reality methods for upper limb stroke rehabilitation. I’m a lucky person to find something that combines my favorite things - a quest for knowledge through science and art.
Michael Hentz (b. Syracuse, 1977) is a Brooklyn-based artist and musician who utilizes pop culture and archival images to create mythical portraits and propose new architectural dimensions in the forms of collage and mixed media. His selection of images ranges from ruins, landscapes, and emblems of forgotten cultures to gemstones and vintage representations of the exoticized female body. Their intersection draws attention to the distortion of history and exalt the inexplicable remnants of old civilizations and unknown worlds. His work has been featured online at the Brooklyn Collage Collective and Collage Collective Co pages in 2014 and served as cassette artwork for Solace, his first full-length release under his moniker Heavy Hymns on the House of Alchemy label in 2015. Michael Hentz currently works as artistic director of the independent music label Auasca.
Tina Hyland is an MFA Writing student at UC San Diego. Her work has appeared or is upcoming in The Best American Experimental Writing of 2015, BESTIARY: Best of the Inaugural Demi-Decade of A cappella Zoo, the NewerYork, and other print and online journals. Her pieces in littletell are part of a larger grimoire of internet spells meant to disrupt the false dichotomy drawn between technology and nature. They explore arrangements of tradition and modernity, internet and irl, passive and enacted texts, and using materials to access immaterial spaces.
Payola Isabel, known by her friends and followers as Payola, is a freelance photographer, director, and producer. She is known for her creative mind and her big laugh. Her debut as a director, Los Walters’ music video “Toca Madera,” as well as her instagram page “payolatieneinstagram,” has made her a well known name in the artistic movement in Puerto Rico. She is one of the founders of the "the new audiovisual collective Ladoscuro."
Nazifa Islam grew up in Novi, Michigan. Her poetry and paintings have appeared in Anomalous Press, Flashquake, The Fat City Review, and Kindred Magazine, among other publications. Her debut poetry collection Searching for a Pulse (2013) was released by Whitepoint Press. She earned her MFA at Oregon State University.
Trained as a classical and experimental musician, Nicolee Kuester writes and performs sound-oriented texts. Her work sits somewhere between conversation and oral noise, words as both idle songs and as semantic tissues that connect people. Her text pieces have appeared in concerts across the United States and in festivals in the UK, Switzerland, and Norway. She lives in San Diego.
Gina Keicher is the author of the poetry collection Wilderness Champion (Gold Wake Press, 2014) and the chapbook Here is My Adventure I Call it Alone (Dancing Girl Press, 2015). She is an associate editor for Black Lawrence Press. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, BOAAT, inter|rupture, and Whiskey Island. She lives in Ithaca, New York.
Knomad Colab is an art collaborative that travels the country using light to create temporary Public Art installations. More specifically, we seek to redesign the space in which we exist and explore light as an impermanent, three-dimensional paint and mark-making medium. Our purpose is to produce art in the public realm and employ light's innate magnetism and symbolic nature to encourage a creative dialogue with the communities we encounter. While we document our work with tangibles, such as prints and books, we see these things more as artifacts of the intangible art experience.
Grant Leuning is a poet in San Diego. His work has been published in The New Inquiry, TINGE, Kapsula, Internet Poetry and Forensic Love: Birds in Shorts City, an anthology of border poets. He is the author of a collection of poems called I Don't Want to Die in the Ocean and most recently the experimental text A Million Dollars Isn't Cool, You Know What's Cool, A Billion Dollars. His website is gmleuning.tumblr.com and he tweets/ellos/etcs as Illllllllllllli.
Eleanor Athena Liu lives in Oakland, CA, where she waitresses and works for housing justice. She also translates, and hopes to move to Greece, her motherland.
Jordana Loeb (b.1987) is a printmaker and dancer currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking.
Max Marin is a freelance journalist and investigative reporter based out of Philadelphia. He writes for Hidden City and Philadelphia Review of Books, among others. He is also the American Fiction Review Editor at PRB.
Taylor McGill is is a writer currently living in western Massachusetts.
Joshua Miller utilizes a broad collection of antique figurative objects as a starting point for his materially rich paintings, drawings and ceramics. The works use still life as a means of embracing and suppressing the figure. The paintings balance doubt with an undeniably physical and hand-made presence. They slip back and forth between dry language theory, systems aesthetics, or gestalt diagrams, and the emotive and ineffable qualities of gestural painting. Beyond their engagement with the history of painting and formal concerns, the works aim to lure the viewer into a murky and morally destabilized psychology.
Miller (born 1981) has been included in recent exhibitions Egyptian Art and Antiques, Los Angeles; the Institute for Contemporary Art, Singapore; Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain; Galería Alternativa Once, Monterrey, Mexico; Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. He received his BFA from UCLA and his MFA from UCSD. Miller lives and works in Los Angeles.
Joan Oh is a Chicago native with a BFA in Photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Subsequent to that, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Leslie Patron lives and writes in San Jose, California, where she edits the place-based journal Cheers from the Wasteland. Her writing has appeared in Entropy, Weird Sister, Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, Swine Mag, and others.
Laura Sofía Pérez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design and has exhibited her work in San Juan, New York, and Buenos Aires. She was selected as SUB30 Artist in Residence at Fundación ACE in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2014 and is currently collaborating in a curatorial project with the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico. Masks is a collage series of masked individuals made by hybridizing collected images with magazine cut outs of album covers.
Alina Pleskova is mostly trying to figure out how to write about sex, instead of around it. She co-edits bedfellows, a Philly-based magazine that catalogs contemporary discussions of desire/intimacy, with Jackee Sadicario. Recent interests include learning about podcasts, figuring out how to become Stevie Nicks, and crystals (in general). For the intrepid reader: her internet crumb-trails are faint, but generally easy to find.
Luiso Ponce is a multidisciplinary graphic designer and illustrator working in Guatemala City. His work intersects the fields of printed matter, hand-made processes, and digital images. He co-founded Decontrol Studio and Gente Secreta. Gif del Fin is a series of animated .gifs with marker illustrations inspired by the end of things.
Susana Ponce is a graduate of the UC Davis M.A. in Creative Writing program. She has recently relocated to Oakland, CA and enjoys sending things in the mail.
Pepe Rojo writes in Mexican and English, as there is no other way to go at it in Tijuana, where he has spent most of his life for the past 9 years. He has published 5 books in Mexican, and directed several interventions and collective imagination experiments in Mexico City and TJ. His writing can be found in Flurb!, Three Messages, Warning, States of Terror, and Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas.
Eduardo F. Rosario (b. 1988) is a sound and visual artist. His work makes use of obsolete technologies to build sculptural installations. He currently lives in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico. The pieces shown here are from an installation titled "Lo vasto como copia, proyecto n.º 1," exhibited at Área: Lugar de Proyectos from February 6 to April 2, 2016.
Kim-Anh Schreiber is an artist and writer. Her work has been published by Amor Forense, SPF15, For Immediate Release, and littletell. She has exhibited in New York, NY; San Diego, CA; Tijuana, MX; and Mexico City at Material Art Fair, where her work was featured in Hyperallergic and i-D Mexico. She has performed at Cabrillo National Monument, Birch Aquarium, the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and as part of the all-female, multicultural group show "IUD A Place You Think About." She is the co-director of DATE NIGHT, a nomadic, alternative art fair.
Sara Sheiner is an MFA poetry candidate at Virginia Tech. She has been the recipient of the 2014 Poetry
Society of Virginia Prize, judged by Rachel Zucker, and the Emily Morrison Prize in Poetry, selected by Dorothea Lasky. Her work has recently appeared in The Volta. She lives in Blacksburg, VA, where she teaches composition, has been an editor for The Minnesota Review, and continues to be a poetry reader for The Atlas Review.
Paul Siegell is the author of wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing), and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books). He is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to Black Warrior Review, Coconut, Redivider, and many other fine journals. In 2015, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book will be featuring Paul in the Public Poetry Project. Kindly find more of his work - and concrete poetry t-shirts - at ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL.
Eric Sneathen is a poet and graduate student living in Santa Cruz. He edits the zine Macaroni Necklace. New and forthcoming work can be found in Faggot Journal, The Equalizer 2.0, and Mondo Bummer Books.
Julia Lucrecia Taveras is a 23-year-old writer and performer. She received a Literature Arts major and Theater minor from Eugene Lang College at The New School. She is currently completing an English Teaching Assistantship grant in Brazil researching capoeira through physical theater.
Andrés Vargas (1987) artista visual autodidacta, vive y trabaja en la Ciudad de Guatemala. Ha participado en varias muestras colectivas locales e internacionales. En el 2012 realiza su primera exhibición individual titulada “El Gallito” y recientemente realizó su segunda exposición individual titulada “Ideas de Progreso”, serie en donde continua su exploración e interés por los efectos de la historia en la arquitectura y el paisaje de la ciudad. De este trabajo se desprende su primer libro que se presentó en la Ciudad de Guatemala y en LA Art Book Fair en febrero de 2016.
Jesús Vásquez is originally from Tecate, Baja California. He graduated with a degree in Communication from UDC, and a minor in stop motion animation. He founded Artileria in 2010 with the hopes of offering support to independent musicians. The first such collaboration was with the Grammy-winning artist Carla Morrison in the form of several music videos and a feature length documentary/concert. Since then he has worked with local artists and has helped document the important music scene in Baja California. His photo works have appeared in magazines such as Marvin, Indie Rocks and Nylon México. His videos have been seen on MTV, MTV Tres, MTV Iggy, Ritmoson, Telehit, Canal 11, VICE, Noisey, Remezcla, Club Fonograma and Filter. Recently he served as Director of Photography on a documentary for NHK, Japanese television, which concerns the migrant crisis on the US/Mexico border and the effect of the Trump presidency on the region.
Kelly Werrell has an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco, an MA in Gifted/Talented Education, and a BA in English. She works as a teacher and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Recent work has appeared in HOOT Review, Horse Less Review, and Your Impossible Voice.