Dakota R. Garilli is queer. They also love reality TV, thirst following, eating their feelings, and pop divas of the past and present. Dakota has taught creative writing in the greater Pittsburgh area, including at the Environmental Charter School and Allegheny County Jail. Currently, they serve as a Heinz Fellow with University Prep at Margaret Milliones 6-12 through the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Urban Education. Dakota's chapbook, Call It Something Different, was a finalist for the Robin Becker Prize and published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2016. They aspire to start their own arts and wellness center one day, or maybe serve as Secretary of Education.
Contact: You can find Mx. Garilli on twitter @dakoter818, and their work in Weave, Pretty Owl Poetry, Coal Hill Review, and elsewhere.
Kinsley Stocum enjoys eating soup, cutting her own bangs, publication layout and designing book covers (including for Dakota's chapbook). She is desperately trying to catch up on some recreational reading. Kinsley’s poetry and photography has appeared in The Moon City Review, Elder Mountain, Weave Magazine, Out of Sequence: the Sonnets Remixed, and Goddessmode: A Collection of Videogame Writing by Women and Non-Binary Artists.
Contact: Kinsley can be found on twitter @kinsley17, on instagram @kinsleygraceface, and around Pittsburgh if you're really lucky. A smallish sample of her more professional design work can be found here.
E. H. Thatcher
Assistant to the Regional Co-editor
E.H. Thatcher is a Detroit native and currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Chatham University. His work has recently appeared in Around Poetry, Heron Tree, Weatherbeaten, and Up North Lit. He teaches Creative Writing in Allegheny County Jail through Chatham's Words Without Walls program.