Kate Kovacs is a 25-year-old Education major from Alberta. She is a driven by both perfectionism and existential fear, but she finds joy in nature, creativity, and genuine human connection.
Tobias Radloff is a writer from Germany who lives and works in Belfast, preferably with a cat on his lap. He writes in German and English, and among his publications are novels, short stories, and poetry. One of his works is shortlisted for the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2018.
Patricia Hughes writes mostly for pleasure. She has a keen interest in mental health having spent long periods of time in a psychiatric hospital. She is interested in raising awareness of the stigma surrounding borderline personality disorder. She has had poetry published in The Perspective Project, Lagan Online, and the Easter edition of the Bangor Literary Journal.
Wanda Deglane is a psychology/family & human development student at Arizona State University. Her poetry has been published or forthcoming on Dodging the Rain, Rust + Moth, Anti-Heroin Chic, and elsewhere. She writes to survive. Wanda is the daughter of Peruvian immigrants, and lives with her giant family and beloved dog, Princess Leia, in Glendale, Arizona.
Tatiana M.R. Johnson a fall 2018 MFA candidate, in poetry, at Emerson College. She is the recipient of the 2018 Gish Jen Fellowship at the Writers’ Room of Boston and a 2017 Pushcart Prize XLI nominee. Her writing explores identity, trauma, especially inherited trauma and what it means to heal. Her first collection of poems “for the love of black girls” was released in July 2017. She has been published in Fog Machine, Hypertrophic Press, Maps for Teeth Magazine among others.
Sarah Grace Goolden is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is pursuing a degree in English Education to become a high school teacher in the future. In addition to poetry, Sarah Grace also enjoys writing short stories and is the opinions editor for her university’s newspaper, The Carolinian.
Bernard McPherson is an Australian poet with lived and professional experience of mental illness.
Charyce LeClaire has completed workshops with Winter Tangerine & VONA/Voices. She’s currently writing a collection about burying girlhood. Find her @onceuponapoet.