Nancy Iannucci

is a historian who teaches history and lives poetry in Troy, NY. Her work is published/forthcoming in numerous publications including Bop Dead City, Star 82 Review, Gargoyle, Amaryllis, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Poetry Breakfast, Rose Red Review, Three Drops from a Cauldron, and her poem, HOWLING, won Yellow Chair Review’s Rock the Chair Challenge. Nixes Mate published her book, Temptation of Wood, in 2018.

Jyl Ion
is a poet, visual artist, and forensic medium. Her work appears in Anthony Award nominated Protectors 2: Heroes and Asylum Magazine among other publications. Originally from Trinidad, she now lives in the United States where she nurtures orchids and faces the blank page. Find her on twitter @jylanaision.
Dinamarie Isola

uses poetry and prose to tear down the isolation that comes from bearing internal struggles. Her work has been published in The Courtship of Winds, Penumbra Literary and Art Journal, and Five on the Fifth and is forthcoming in Apricity Magazine, Evening Street Review, and No Distance Between Us.

M. A. Istvan Jr.
although a university professor, actually makes most of his money now as a method translator of AAVE. For instance, he might sip Tempranillo from a Burgundy glass when translating to Standard English and swig Boone’s Farms from a brown-bagged bottle when translating the other way. Visit his page at
Rich Ives
is the author of Light from a Small Brown Bird (Bitter Oleander Press – poetry), Sharpen (The Newer York – fiction chapbook), The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking (What Books – stories) and Tunneling to the Moon (Silenced Press – hybrid).
Mark Jackley

has published in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, Natural Bridge and other journals. His new book of poems On the Edge of a Very Small Town is available for free at

James Croal Jackson
is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Rust + Moth, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. He has won the William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and been a finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize. Find him in Columbus, Ohio or at
Kim Jacobs-Beck
has recently published a chapbook, Torch (Wolfson Press). Her poems can be found in Gyroscope, Apple Valley Review, SWWIM Every Day, roam literature, Peach Velvet, and Postcard Poems and Prose, among others. A full list can be found at A native of metro Detroit, she now lives in Ohio with her husband and three cats. She is the founder of Milk & Cake Press and is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.
Seth Jani
 lives in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress. Their work has appeared in Chiron Review, Rust+Moth and Pretty Owl Poetry, among others. Their full-length collection, Night Fable, was published by FutureCycle Press in 2018. Visit them at
Hussam Jefee-Bahloul
was born in Lattakia, Syria. He has published two poetry collections in Arabic, فتّاحة الأمل المعلّب (The Opener of Canned Hope), (2008), and طيور تدخن الماريوانا (Birds Smoking Marijuana) (Al-Moutawasset; Milano, Italy, 2017). His first English book of poetry, The Chronicler of Indifference was published in 2018 by Červená Barva Press. He has published translations of American poetry in Arabic literary magazines and journals. He is also the founder of ta’sheeq project, a collaborative artistic project that aims at presenting the work of translated Syrian poets in multi-media performances.
Carrie Jewell

has been teaching high school English for 18 years. Her poems have appeared in The Worcester Review and What Rough Beast. She is a mother of two, an Outward Bound alum, an amateur gardener, and an avid Ferrante fan.

Emma Johnson-Rivard
is a Masters student at Hamline University. She received her undergraduate degree in Film Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and currently lives in Minnesota with her dogs and far too many books. Her work has appeared in Mistake House, the Olive Press, and the Moon City Press.
Christine Jones

is founder/editor-in-chief of Poems2go and an associate editor of Lily Poetry Review. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including 32 poems, cagibi, Sugar House Review, Mom Egg Review, SWWIM, Pangyrus, Salamander, Solstice, Passengers Journal, and elsewhere. She is the author of the full-length poetry book, Girl Without a Shirt (Finishing Line Press, 2020) and co-editor of the recently released anthology, Voices Amidst the Virus: Poets Respond to the Pandemic (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2020).

Charles Joy

has recently published in 2 Bridges, Pratik, poetrybay, First Literary Review – East, Main Street Rag. Poetry collections: Theme of Line, Fun Poetry, Said the Growling Dog, Percussive, and others. Host, Poetry Night (weekly poetry event) 2017-2020. Poet Laureate, Erie County Pennsylvania, 2018-2021. A child psychiatrist. More at

Babitha Marina Justin

is an academic, a poet and an artist. Her poems, short stories and articles have appeared in the Journal of Modern Jewish Literature (Taylor and Francis), Marshal Cavendish, Penguin and many national and international journals. Her books are Of Fireflies, Guns and the Hills (Poetry, 2015), I Cook My Own Feast (Poetry, 2019), salt, pepper and silverlinings: celebrating our grandmothers (an anthology on grandmothers, 2019), From Canons to Trauma (Essays, 2017), etc.

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