by Devin Kelly

Jaclyn Gilbert

In life, like love, or the shape of a story itself, time is fast and slow at once, compressed and expanded; it is never as simple or singular as a minute is long.

Sophie Klahr

“Bearing witness I think is the best of what poetry can do sometimes.”

Anelise Chen

“To me, the most interesting aspect of writing is how it captures what it’s like to be a thinking presence in the world.”

Quintan Ana Wikswo and Margo Berdeshevsky

I suspect that Evil created Hope, knowing that it would never be a successful opponent.

Mammother – Zachary Schomburg

At some point in your life, something will fall in front of your feet that you did not expect. There’s a challenge that MAMMOTHER offers the reader: to believe, simply, in what you are about to read, and then to risk reading it.

Maggie Smith

“I don’t think I’ll ever stop writing Ohio poems. It’s who I am.”

Lynn Melnick

I’m just really angry. And a lot of times when I sit down to write, that’s what’s guiding me.

Ariel Francisco

“I don’t think imitation is bad, like writing a poem in the style of a poet you admire, but it’s a lot more fun for me to engage them directly. I enjoy wearing my influences on my sleeves.”

Eloisa Amezcua

“My hope is that we can dismantle and rebuild a community where we build each other up and support each other instead of trying to keep people/certain work out.”

Keegan Lester

“I just want to help people get closer to the feelings they want to feel.”