Caleb Nichols

6 Erasures of Yelp Reviews of the Taco Bell on Santa Rosa Street in San Luis Obispo, CA [Caleb Nichols] Read by the author

Caleb Nichols (he/they) is a writer, musician and librarian from California, occupying Tilhini, the Place of the Full Moon, the unceded territory of the yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini tribe. His poetry has been featured in HoaxRedividerperhappened mag, and DEAR Poetry Journal, among other publications and his chapbook Teems///\\\Recedes which Chen Chen called ‘a gorgeous abundance’ is out from Kelp Books. Caleb’s debut solo album Ramon, a queer rock opera based on the Beatles song ‘Mean Mr. Mustard,’ is forthcoming on Kill Rock Stars, and he is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at Bangor University in Wales. Caleb also owns and operates the SLO Book Bike, a queer-owned, bike-powered, pop-up bookshop in San Luis Obispo, and works as a librarian at Cal Poly State University.

arlo yaa

Memory [arlo yaa] Read by the author

arlo yaa is a Black Asian Guyanese-American genderqueer student with disabilities, living and surviving in New York City. Xhey use xhey/xhem/xheirs pronouns, pronounced with a ‘z’.

Elias Chen

Elias Chen is an artist and writer living in Chicago. He’s interested in botanical subjects and translation across language, form and time.

Bradley David

Some People Are Always Accounting For Taste [Bradley David] Read by the author.

Bradley David’s poetry and prose appear in Plainsongs, Bureau of Complaint, Stone of Madness, Milk & Cake Press, Spuyten Duyvil Dispatches Editions, and others. New work is forthcoming in Allium, Torrey House Press, Exacting Clam, and Simple Machines. His work can be found here.

Stuart Rawlinson

Eggs Benedict [Stuart Rawlinson] Read by the author

Stuart Rawlinson (he/him) is a queer writing living in Glasgow, where he works as a software developer. Previous work of his can be found in Impossible Archetype, Gutter, SPAMzine, and A Queer Anthology of Rage (Pilot Press, 2018), among other places. His micro-chapbook ‘main args’ is available as part of the Ghost City Press’s 2021 Summer Series. He is on twitter and instagram at @averagegatsby_

Preana Kumar

Housewarming [Prerana Kumar] Read by the author

Prerana Kumar is an Indian writer based in London. She has received her MA in Creative Writing from UEA and has been shortlisted for Nine Arches Press’ Primers scheme and The White Review Poet’s Prize 2022. She was recently digital poet-in-residence for Poetry Business and has been published in Magma, The White Review, Barren, and Ink Sweat & Tears amongst others. She is also a graduate of The Writing Squad.

K Blair

The Luxury Cottage Players present How Many Queer People Does It Take to Kill a Crab? [K Blair] Read by the author

K.Blair (she/they) is a member of London Queer Writers and helps to run/host their LGBTQ+ spoken word night, SPEAK =.  They love subjecting their friends to bad animated movies and have so far managed to avoid being subjected to Cats (2019) by the same friends. Find her in the wild, on Twitter, Instagram, and their website.

Aanchal Saraf

ginger in case of turbulence [Aanchal Saraf] Read by the author

Aanchal Saraf is a gulf coast gremlin and Ph.D. candidate at Yale writing about culture, Asian America, and overlapping imperialisms in the Pacific. You can find Aanchal feeding people irl and fanning flames url on Twitter and Instagram.

Murphy

Murphy is a recovering film studies grad who strings sentences together for a living at a digital marketing agency. She survives on all things horror related and bak chor mee or fishball noodles as it’s commonly called in Singapore.

Gabrielle Fullam

Want Want Want Eat Eat Eat More More More [Gabrielle Fullam] Read by the author.

Gabrielle Fullam is a Punjabi-Irish writer based in Lucan, Dublin. She is currently editor in chief of Icarus Magazine, Ireland’s oldest literary journal. Her work centres on her experiences, and polticisation of the self. Her most recent play Do As I Tweet Not As I Do received 9 nominations at the Irish Student Drama Awards. Her academic research centres on documenting and understanding mixed-race experience.