Xander Bilyk received degrees in sound arts and creative writing in Minneapolis, and now lives in New Orleans. He is a writer, musician, stand up comedian, and currently makes his living working with spaghetti and various other forms of noodle. Photo by JD Western.
Dylan Krieger is writing the apocalypse in real time in south Louisiana. She earned her BA in English and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and her MFA in creative writing from Louisiana State University. Her first book, Giving Godhead (Delete, 2017), was dubbed "the best collection of poetry to appear in English in 2017" by the New York Times Book Review. She is also the author of Dreamland Trash (Saint Julian, 2018), No Ledge Left to Love (Ping Pong, 2018), The Mother Wart (Vegetarian Alcoholic, 2019), Metamortuary (Nine Mile, 2020), and Soft-Focus Slaughterhouse (11:11, 2021). Find her at www.dylankrieger.com. Dylan recommends donating to the National Abortion Federation to preserve bodily autonomy and access to medical care for all human beings.
Marian D. Moore converted a childhood love of science into a career in computing programming. Her love of literature led to her writing both poetry and fiction. In 1998, she became a member of the NOMMO Literary Society, a writing workshop led by New Orleans writer and activist Kalamu ya Salaam. Her poetry has been published in the journals Drumvoices, The Louisiana Review and Bridges, the anthologies Mending for Memory: Sewing in Louisiana Essays, Stories, and Poems, Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, and I Am New Orleans. Her book of poetry, Louisiana Midrash, was published by UNO Press/Runagate in January 2019.
Dennis Formento lives in Slidell, Louisiana with his wife, artist and yoga teacher, Patricia Hart.
Formento is the author of Spirit Vessels (FootHills Publishing, 2018), Cineplex (Paper Press, 2014,) Looking for An Out Place (FootHills Publishing, 2010) and a couple handsful of chapbooks and broadsides.Since 2011 he has been organizing local readings in New Orleans and in Covington, Louisiana for 100,000 Poets for Change, a world-wide movement for peace, ecological sustainability, justice and cultural exchange.
Gabor G Gyukics (b. 1958) is a Hungarian-American poet, jazz poet, literary translator born in Budapest. He is the author of 11 books of original poetry, 6 in Hungarian, 2 in English, 1 in Arabic, 1 in Bulgarian, 1 in Czech and 16 books of translations including A Transparent Lion, selected poetry of Attila József and Swimming in the Ground: Contemporary Hungarian Poetry (in English, both with co-translator Michael Castro) and an anthology of North American Indigenous poets in Hungarian titled Medvefelhő a város felett. He writes his poems in English (which is his second language) and Hungarian. His latest book in English is a hermit has no plural (Singing Bone Press, 2015). His latest book in Hungarian was published by Lector Press in May 2018. Photo by Sándor Gyapjas.
Sean F. Munro is an Associate Professor of English at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. He has recent poems in Indiana Review, Split Lip Magazine, and Under a Warm Green Linden. He hosts a weekly poetry radio show, Lunch Poems, helps organize the New Orleans Poetry Festival, and co-curates a few reading series around town.