Shiloh Jines is a queer poet & visual artist from East Tennessee, currently living in Oakland. Shiloh holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville & an MFA in creative writing & book art from Mills College. Most recently, Shiloh collaborated with visual artist Leila Weefur to make handmade letterpress poetry books which explore themes of race, typography & queer intimacy. Shiloh’s first solo book, Poetics of the Ampersand, is forthcoming from Wolfman Editions.
Brent Cunningham lives in Oakland with the poet Melissa Benham and their two children. He is the author of Bird & Forest (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2005), Journey to the Sun (Atelos, 2012), and a new chapbook of fake Arthur Rimbaud translations, The Sad Songs of Hell (Ugly Duckling, 2017). In 2005 he and Neil Alger founded Hooke Press, a chapbook press dedicated to publishing short runs of poetry, criticism, theory, writing and ephemera. He has been working on a novel for a disconcertingly long time.
Melissa Mack is a poet. Her book The Next Crystal Text is forthcoming imminently from Timeless, Infinite Light. She is interested in structures, and feeling, and structures of feeling. She lives and works in Oakland.