Taylor Byas is a Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received both a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in English and a Masters in English, Creative Writing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is now a second year PhD student and Yates scholar at the University of Cincinnati. Her work appears or is forthcoming in New Ohio Review, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Jellyfish Review, Hobart, Frontier Poetry, Pidgeonholes, and others. Find her on twitter @TaylorByas3.
Madison Zehmer is a poet and wannabe historian from North Carolina, living in NYC. She has published and forthcoming work in Déraciné Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Gone Lawn, LandLocked Magazine, and elsewhere. She is editor in chief of Mineral Lit Mag, and her first collection, 'whisper back to earth,' will be released by Another New Calligraphy in 2020. Find her on twitter @madisonzehmer.