Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and other journals. Edward is also a published poet.
Michelle Brooks has published three collections of poetry, Make Yourself Small, (Backwaters Press), Pretty in a Hard Way (Finishing Line Press), and The Pretend Life (Atmosphere Press), as well as a novella, Dead Girl, Live Boy, (Storylandia Press). A native Texan, she has spent much of her adult life in Detroit.
Jeremy Szuder lives in a tiny apartment with his wife, two children and two cats. He works in the evenings in a very busy restaurant, standing behind a stove, a grill, fryers and heating lamps, happily listening to hours of hand selected music and conjuring ideas for new art and poetry in his head. When his working day ends and he enters his home in the wee hours, he likes to sit down with a glass of wine and record all the various words and images that bear fruit within his mind. Jeremy Szuder only sets the cage doors free when the work begins to pile up too high. In this life, Szuder makes no illusions of being a professional artist in any way, shape, or form.
Michael Emerald O. (he/him) is a Nigerian poet, artist, photographer, boxer. His creative works have appeared, or are forthcoming on Necro magazine, Nymph, Undivided magazine, Feral, Eboquills, Third Estate Art magazine, thehearth magazine, kalonipa, & elsewhere. He loves reggae & rap, adores football and boxing, and fantasizes about reincarnating as an angel. He tweets @GemmyEmerald
Eric Suhem can be found in the orange hallway (www.orangehallway.com)
Nicola Stradiotto is an Italian illustrator and photographer, graduated from the I.S.A. “M. Fanoli” School of Arts in Cittadella, near Padova. His artistic universe is nourished by contemporary drawing, independent comics, nonsense, surrealism, free figuration, popular arts, fluxus and street photography, influences he mixes through various formats, materials and techniques (acrylic paint, ink and collage). He also produces illustrated zines and photozines. His work has been exhibited in Italy and USA, and has been published by several Italian and English publishers.