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Andrew Wessels, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Trace Peterson, Lisa Marie Basile & Paige Taggart

Lisa Marie Basile is the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press) and a few chapbooks. She is the editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine. You can find her work in Tarpaulin Sky, PANK, Spork Press, Best American Poetry, Huffington Post, Hobart, and Ampersand Review, among others. She's also a journalist and editor.

Trace Peterson is a trans woman poet critic. Author of “Since I Moved In” (Chax Press) and several new forthcoming books, she is also known as Editor/Publisher of the Lammy-winning press EOAGH Books, and as Co-Editor of the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books). She most recently co-edited “Arrive on Wave: Collected Poems of Gil Ott” (Chax Press). Her recent poetry and criticism appear in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, PEN America, Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press), The Academy of American Poets (, and Boston Review. She currently teaches at Hunter College and Yale University.

Paige Taggart is from Northern California and currently resides in Brooklyn. She is the author of two full-length collections, Or Replica (Brooklyn Arts Press, Dec 2014) and Want for Lion (Trembling Pillow Press, March 2014) and 5 chapbooks, most recently I am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of Henri Michaux (Greying Ghost Press). She has her own jewelry line ( that specializes in blinging-out poets. With her partner Sampson Starkweather (founding editor of Birds LLC) she runs an occasionsal reading series The Ecstasy and The Ecstasy, which focuses on bringing out of town, diverse readers to Brooklyn to read.

Jasmine Dreame Wagner is the author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press) and Rings (Kelsey Street Press), winner of the Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Prize. She is also the author of five chapbooks: The Stag (Dancing Girl Press), Ask (Slope Editions), Seven Sunsets (The Lettered Streets Press), Rewilding (Ahsahta Press), and Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain). Wagner's poems are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Entropy, Fence, New South, and have been anthologized in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. She tweets @jasminedreame.

Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His poems, translations, and collaborations can be found in VOLT, Witness, Fence, Asymptote, Tammy Journal, Faultline, and Colorado Review, among others. His first book, from 1913 Press, is A Turkish Dictionary.