"Swallowtail" and "Calgon take me away"- Emma Zurer is a Brooklyn-bred artist, performer and educator. She helps to promote the acceptance of clowns and the legacy of Klaus Nomi. Her collages have been exhibited in New York at the SculptureCenter and CULTUREfix Gallery. Emma has performed with the artist collective Cheryl in nightclubs around New York, including the Museum of Modern Art. She has recently joined the engagement team at the Abrons Arts Center where she also teaches a movement and art classes for children. You can view more of Emma’s collage work at veryimportantpapers.tumblr.com “Wildfire”-Scott Jessop lives in the 135-year old, haunted Midland Railroad station in Manitou Springs, Colorado with his daughter, Kathleen and his cat, Jack Kerouac. He is a corporate video and TV commercial producer, author, poet, and spoken word performer. His work has appeared in The Red Earth Review, Carbon Culture, Brickplight, New Verse News, Weber-The Contemporary West and 300 Days of Sun. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominated author.
“It’s My Birthday”- Brittany Ackerman is a current MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at Florida Atlantic University. She also works at the University's Center for Excellence in Writing and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for English Composition. More of her work can be found athttp://dailyackermations.blogspot.com "Inside the Flower Lair" and "Shitty Symbiosis"- Janne Karlsson (1973) is a productive artist from Sweden whose edgy and surreal artwork is widely spread over the world. Janne´s books and chaps are available through amazon and several publishers, but most notably Epic Rites Press. When this wine sipping maniac isn´t busy drawing he´s working for the paycheck on some temporary job somewhere. Janne´s website is here: www.svenskapache.se" “Buddha & co.”-Howie Good is the author of several poetry collections, including most recently Beautiful Decay and The Cruel Radiance of What Is from Another New Calligraphy and Fugitive Piecesfrom Right Hand Pointing Press. “ Two-hundred-ninety-three-right-hand-lines” and “two-hundred-ninety-four-right-hand-circles”- Gilmore Tamny: I live in Somerville, MA, where I spend much of my time writing, drawing and playing guitar. A bit about my publishing history: I have a story in Madison Smartt Bell’s Narrative Design, several short essay pieces in Not A Rose by Heide Hatry and The Dan Clowes Reader. I have a book of poems published in 1997, The Small Time Smirker. I’ve had essays, artwork, interviews and short stories published in Chickfactor, Petrichor Review, Foliate Oak, Turk's Head Review, 3Elements,Pithead Chapel, Meat for Tea, MadHatter, Vine Leaves, Elohi Gadugi and Sinister Wisdom (cover, upcoming 2016). I wrote songs for three albums under the name The Yips, and am finishing up a record with my current band Weather Weapon. In 2002, I received an MFA from Emerson College. Currently my agent is working on finding publication for two novels, one of which is being serialized online at Ohioedit. I was Somerville's (MA) November 2014 Artist of the Month. “Gary Gonejob” and “Ed is Not My Friend” Mark Antony Rossi's poetry, criticism, fiction and photography have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Another Chicago Review Bareback Magazine, Black Heart Review, Collages & Bricolages, Death Throes, Deep South Journal, Ethical Specacle, Deep South Journal, Flash Fiction, The Magill Review, Japanophile, On The Rusk,Purple Patch, Sentiment Literary Journal, The Sacrificial and Wild Quarterly. His most recent play "Eye of the Needle" was produced by Grin Theatre, Liverpool, England and its youtube recording is available at the link below. http://markantonyrossi.jigsy.com