Donna Vorreyer spends her days convincing middle-schoolers that words matter. Her work has appeared in many journals including Weave, Cider Press Review,qaartsiluni, and Rhino. She is the author of the chapbooks Womb/Seed/Fruit (Finishing Line Press) and Come Out, Virginia (Naked Mannekin Press) and a contributor to the blog Voice Alpha. You can visit her online at her blog Put Words Together; Make Meaning or her website www.donnavorreyer.com
David Tomaloff (b. 1972) is a writer, photographer, musician, and all around bad influence. His work has appeared in fine publications such as Mud Luscious, >kill author, Thunderclap!, HOUSEFIRE, Prick of the Spindle, DOGZPLOT, elimae, and many more. He is the author of the chapbooks, A SOFT THAT TOUCHES DOWN &REMOVES ITSELF (NAP) Olifaunt (The Red Ceilings Press), EXIT STRATEGIES (Gold Wake Press) and MESCAL NON-PALINDROME CINEMA (Ten Pages Press). He resides in the form of ones and zeros here.
Lisa J. Cihlar‘s poems have been published in The Pedestal Magazine, Green Mountains Review, In Posse Review, Bluestem, and The Prose-Poem Project. One of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in rural Southern Wisconsin.
Swoon is an amateur theatre-maker turned video-artist from Belgium. Poetry, words and dreams are an important basis for his work. He recycles ‘virtual’ internet images, shoots his own, and creates soundscapes to build dreamlike videopoems out of it all. “Swoon’s vision suggests that it’s not enough to think, or feel, alone. By surrendering to the delirium of his films, it is as though we submit to a trance. In this state, his evocative artworks play upon our very nervous systems – leaving us more sensitized to the frailty, and indestructibly, of all things.” Yahia Lababidi (writer of Fever Dreams, Crisis Chronicles Press,2011). Swoon is an autodidact. His work has been selected for and screened at several international film festivals (Krk – Croatia, Riga – Latvia, Morgantown – USA, Gent – Belgium). His work has also been published online and aired on national television in Belgium. You can find him here.
Kathy McTavish is a composer/cellist and multimedia artist. Her music has been used behind spoken word, theater, visual art/sound installations, and film. Kathy’s latest work blends sound and her own abstract, still-motion film to create an immersive, multimedia experience. Her multiple projection, live performance work “light / factory” recently premiered at the Sound Unseen Festival in Duluth. She is a 2009 recipient of an American Composers Forum / Jerome Foundation commission and an Arrowhead Regional Arts Council / McKnight Foundation for the multi-media work: “river icarus: rusted bridge / deep water”. In 2010 she received an Arts and Cultural Heritage Individual Artist Fellowship from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council for work with sound and film. More information here.
Nic Sebastian‘s first collection is Forever Will End On Thursday (Lordly Dish Nanopress, 2011), and she has a chapbook, Dark And Like A Web (Broiled Fish & Honeycomb Nanopress, 2011). Her work appears in numerous online poetry journals. She blogs at Very Like A Whale and is founder-editor of Whale Sound, an online audio poetry journal featuring her readings of the work of web-active contemporary poets. Nic is also founder of Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks and Voice Alpha, a group blog focusing on the art of reading poetry aloud.