Beck Banks is a doctoral candidate in Media Studies at the University of Oregon. Their primary research interest is transgender rurality and transgender media studies. They hope to be more than this, though, which is why an occasional poem or piece of fiction ravels out of them.
John Niebuhr is a master gardener, lyricist, and a creative writing instructor at Burbank Adult School. His poetry has appeared in The Skinned Knee Collective, but he is best known for creating HikeWrite for the Denton Songwriters Guild. He writes lyrics for both independent and published artists, and is currently working on a concept album in Los Angeles.
Tiffany is a poetry late bloomer. Her work is published or forthcoming in Awkward Mermaid, Collective Unrest, The Cabinet of Heed and Moonchild Magazine. She loves tea and cats and can be found @tiffobot on Twitter
Julian née Sara Mithra writes about things that haven’t happened and never could happen. If the Color Is Fugitive (Nomadic Press, 2018) was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry. Read more in Lifted Brow, Versal, Milvia Street, Storm Cellar, Sharkpack Annual, Name and None, and inside bags of Nomadic Coffee. For a Master’s in Folklore from Berkeley, Sara dressed up as a 19th century anthropologist and ventriloquized through a copper pipe. Born and raised in golden California, they eke out a living in the Bay Area by encouraging young people to write. Current projects include an experimental novel wherein a tomboy explores abandoned mines under threat of deportation.