Karen Barton is studying The History of Art with Creative Writing BA at the Open University. She lives in Wiltshire, close to Stonehenge and her occupations have included magician’s assistant and dancer. She is founder and co-editor of Matryoshka Poetry and her work has been published in The Curly Mind, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Alyss and elsewhere.
Source Text: Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens. Hap 14 and Hap 21 are from a larger project titled, Om On.
Brandon North is a poetry candidate in the NEOMFA program, through which he works for the Cleveland State Poetry Center. His work has recently appeared in decomP. He can be found at centeringspirals.blogspot.com.
Source text: Jeffery Harrison, The Shoulders of Women http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2014/11/21
Ella Ann Weaver is a queer non-binary femme living in the deep South. She is a Creative Writing major and the Non-Fiction editor for Crab Fat Magazine. She is also the proud parent to two fur-children. She is a recovering Christian and passionate about LGBTQ rights.