Senior Editors:

Caleb Beckwith lives in Oakland, CA. His work appears on Gauss PDF, Jacket 2, and Essay Press.
Ching-In Chen is author of The Heart’s Traffic and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. A Kundiman, Lambda and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. A community organizer, they have worked in San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside and Boston’s Asian American communities. In Milwaukee, they served as cream city review‘s editor-in-chief and on the board of Woodland Pattern. More about Ching-In can be found at

Founding Editors:

Cristiana Baik‘s work has been published in the Boston Review, American Letters & Commentary, Drunken Boat (upcoming) and other publications. She is also the author of a chapbook, The Victory of a Strange Heart Beating (Blue Hour Press, 2009). Currently she is a content and travel writer for various publications and is completing her first book of poems based on themes taken from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.
Andy Fitch‘s most recent books are Sixty Morning Walks, Sixty Morning Talks and (with Amaranth Borsuk) As We Know. Ugly Duckling soon will release his ebook Sixty Morning Wlaks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently assembling the Letter Machine Book of Interviews. He has dialogic books forthcoming from 1913 Press and Nightboat Books. He edits Essay Press, teaches in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program, and directs the MA program in literature.
Christopher SchmidtChristopher Schmidt is the author of a book of poems, The Next in Line (Slope, 2008) and a chapbook, Thermae (Eoagh, 2012). His poems and essays on poetry have been published in Boston Review, Tin House, Village Voice, Court Green, Bookforum, SubStanceLambda Literary, and many other venues. He is currently completing a critical study about waste in 20th-century aesthetics and is an assistant professor of English at CUNY-LaGuardia.

Assistant Editors:

Christy Davids is a poet and teacher. She is an assistant editor at The Conversant, collects recordings at poetry//SOUNDS, and co-curates the Philadelphia-based reading series Charmed Instruments. Some of her work can be found in VOLT, Open House, Bedfellows, Jacket2, and the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet among others. Her chapbook “on heat” was selected by the editors in BOAAT Press’ 2016 chapbook competition and was published in May 2017.
Freesia McKeeFreesia McKee is a Milwaukee poet and nonprofit worker. Her writings have appeared in the Huffington Post, Outrider Review, Gertrude, Painted Bride Quarterly, and other venues. Freesia is a contributing writer to the PDXX Collective and volunteers in an ELL tutoring program with middle school students. Freesia has a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from Warren Wilson College.
Cassie NicholsonCassie Nicholson is a visual artist and technologist who works for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design as their Technology Support Designer. She is currently exploring intersections of memory and fracture. In addition to her creative and problem solving skills, Cassie bakes a mean cheesecake.