2022 Contributors

Poet Sophia Ashley

Sophia Ashley’s poetry have been previously published/forthcoming in Native Skin lit Magazine, Wondrous Real Magazine, The Capilano Review, Grimscribe Press, Australia Access Poetry Journal & elsewhere.

Lisa St. John is a writer living in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York where she calls the Catskill Mountains home. Her chapbook, Ponderings, is available on her website at lisachristinastjohn.com. Her first full-length book of poetry is forthcoming from Kelsay Books. Lisa has published her poetry in journals such as The Ekphrastic ReviewLightEntropy MagazineThe Poetry Distillery, Poets Reading the News, and Chronogram Magazine. Her poems have won awards such as The Poet’s Billow’s Bermuda Triangle Contest. Lisa’s poetry has also been shortlisted for prizes such as The Fish Poetry Prize and New Millennium Writing’s 44th Literary AwardsHer nonfiction appears in magazines like Sleet and GoNomad.com.

E.B. Licata (she/her) lives in Seattle, Washington. She received an MA in English literature with an emphasis on creative writing. Ever since, she’s made a living as a writer and editor in one way or another, and she has a poem in the forthcoming issue of Hummingbird.

Nnadi Samuel (he/him/his) holds a B.A in English & literature from the University of Benin. Author of ‘Nature knows a little about Slave Trade’ selected by Tate.N.Oquendo (Sundress Publication, 2023). His works have been previously published/forthcoming in Suburban Review, Seventh Wave Magazine, NativeSkin lit Magazine, North Dakota Quarterly, Quarterly West, Common Wealth Writers, The Capilano Review, Poetry Ireland, The Spectacle Magazine & elsewhere. A 3x Best of the Net, and 6x Pushcart Nominee. He won the Canadian Open Drawer contest 2020 & Miracle Monocle Award for Ambitious Student Writers 2021(University of Louisville).

Poet Nnadi Samuel

Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has appeared in the Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, Enizagam and The Healing Muse among others. Claire is the author of Waiting to be Called and Until I Couldn’t. She is the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.

Gabriela Valencia is a poet and non-fiction writer. She was a recipient of a 2022 Robert Pinsky Global Travel Fellowship; longlisted for the 2023 Peter Porter Poetry Prize; and named an Honorable Mention for the 2022 San Miguel Writers’ Conference Writing Contest. Her poetry and essays have been published in Watershed Review, Degenerate Art Literary Journal, Great Lakes Review, Runestone, The Showbear Family Circus, and elsewhere. She is also the co-author of neuroscience research in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; and Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. She received her Bachelor’s in Chemistry and English from Loyola University Chicago in 2018; and received her MFA in Poetry from Boston University in 2022, where she served as Teaching Fellow. She lives here and there with her partner Josh and his two herding dogs, Rainer and Zola. https://gabrielavalencia.net/