Rob Reynolds is a former Contributing Editor of the Harvard Review and the Boston Book Review. His novel Wire Mother Monkey Baby was published in 2017 by Outpost19, a small, independent publisher in San Francisco. His stories have appeared in the Tampa Review, Kennesaw Review, Mad Hatter’s Review, flashquake, Vestal Review, Eunoia Review, Dillydoun Review, Hobart Pulp, and Ooligan Press’s You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories. In what feels like a previous life, he taught tenth-grade language arts at Gainesville High School (FL), Tom Petty’s school. He’s lived in Austin, Texas, since 1994. He’s a big fan of cats, dogs, and children.
Glenn Burns (BGK) has performed spoken pieces for over 20 years. In 2005, he relocated from DC to Houston and has continued to self-publish numerous books of poetry, philosophy, and comedic abstractions and observations that, he feels, “follows consciousness where it must go.” In 2021, he returned to DC. BGK’s latest works include The Summer of Granite, Overflow, Good Nature, I’m In Your Area (Revenge of The Napkin Poems), and Terra.
Kira Randall is a non-binary artist from Houston, Texas. Their paintings and drawings explore solitude, gender dysphoria, the human life cycle, and the transformative and destructive nature of occupying physical space both outside of and within the home.
Tamara Nicholl-Smith’s poetry has been featured on two Albuquerque city bus panels, one parking meter, numerous radio shows, a spoken-word classical piano fusion CD, and in several publications, including the Mutablis Press anthology Enchantment of the Ordinary, Kyoto Journal Issue 95, The Examined Life Journal Issues 8 and 9, and Catholic Arts Today. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Saint Thomas, Houston. She enjoys puns and likes her bourbon neat. — Tamara Nicholl-Smith Check out: www.QuarterMileSmile.com – a Resource for Walkable Places Twitter: twitter.com/tnichollsmith
Debra Matthes has a Creative Writing degree from the University of Houston, and has been writing short stories and poetry all of her life.
Chris Wise is a poet, novelist, voice actor and television host. He has published in various poetry anthologies and literary magazines. He was a featured author in Cowboys and Indians Magazine in issues with Kevin Costner, Jewel, and Ted Turner. He was featured in the Huffington Post’s Video Reading series; was animated as a cartoon, appearing as himself in the comedy series The Damn Show. He hosts The Crawl, where he travels to wineries, distilleries, and breweries tasting flavors and meeting the people who make them. He has performed at the Moth, was a feature poet for Houston Poetry Month, and had one of his interviews syndicated by NPR. His major publications include Colliding with Orion (an innovative textbook on writing poetry and short stories, Weasel Press, 2017), Smirk of Fortune (an outlandish satirical novel, The Atomic Underground, 2020), and Thirsty Earth (a journey through addiction and heartbreak in a full-length poetry collection, The Atomic Underground, 2021). He has many music collaborations; the major ones are writing the lyrics to “Hypocrite’s Delight” on Tex Allen’s album Tex Allen and the Sunshine Friends, as well collaborating with musician Ryan Harris for the album Two Line: Beggar’s Dozen, and performing audio selections for the Colliding with Orion CD which accompany the textbook. He is a veteran of the US Army, earned an English degree from Texas A&M, a Master’s degree in Technical Communication from UHD, and currently lives in Houston, TX.
Ray Dunlap Growing up in East Texas. Alot of my works use that as a reference.. an living in Japan . Guam.. I’m working in Acrylic. An also clay, wood .. fabric to create.. story’s based on experience an folk lore with my own take on them… Awakening of the Whales. The flood. ..I’ve shown in galleries museums in the USA an international. The new works are.. emotional maps.. over the last few years … redefining how we interact with each other an daily life .. Recent shows: Amano Gallery, Japan. Buffalo Soldier Museum, Houston. Art fair ,Asia. Japan, Muddy Forts Gallery. Houston Collect it 4 the culture.. murals.. Houston.