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Rogan Kelly

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Sometimes Rogan Kelly sits on a rooftop in Brooklyn and dreams of taller buildings and chestnut flour pancakes. He wants to love the Hudson Ferry but doesn’t. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bending Genres, The Citron Review, The Cortland Review, Diode, Mojave River Review, New Orleans Review, The Penn Review, Pidgeonholes, The Poet’s Grin, Small Orange, Tiferet and others. He has one chapbook, ‘Demolition in the Tropics’ (Seven Kitchens Press 2019). He was a finalist for the 2018 Jane Underwood Poetry Prize. Follow Rogan on Instagram and Twitter: @JerzyPoet. He can also be found at www.RoganKelly.com

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Poetry Editor, Philip F. Clark

Philip F. Clark is the author of ‘The Carnival of Affection,’ (Sibling Rivalry Press 2017). His poetry has been published in Assaracus Journal, The Good Men Project, Atomic Micro Press, and Vox Populi. His recent work has been included in ‘Transition: Poetry in the Aftermath’ (Indolent Press 2018), ‘Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman’ (Square Rebel Press 2019), and ‘Crashing Cathedrals: Edmund White by the Book’ (ITNA Press 2019). His poetry reviews have been published in Lambda Literary. He currently teaches Creative Writing and Poetry at City College, New York, where he received his M.F.A. in 2016. He is the editor of The Poet’s Grin at https://philipfclark.wordpress.com/ 

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Poetry Editor, Michele Karas

Michele Karas grew up amid the arid hills and citrus groves of East County, San Diego, and now divides her time between Long Island City and New York’s lush Hudson Valley. A finalist for the 2019 Rachel Wetzsteon Memorial Poetry Prize at 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center, Michele’s writing can be found in a wide range of journals, including the Mid-American Review, Northern Virginia Review, Slice, Narrative, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, THRUSH, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. Michele is honored to contribute editorial support to The Night Heron Barks, where she hopes to help amplify diverse voices, especially those muted by trauma. More online at MicheleKaras.com

Assistant Poetry Editor, T. Nicole Cirone

T Nicole Cirone is the author of Nine Nails: A Novel in Essays (Serving House Books, 2019). Essayist, poet, novelist. Plays well with all genres. Cat lover. Can be found in Ovunque Siamo: New Italian-American Writing, Serving House Journal, Gateways, Philadelphia Stories and Hippocampus; and also around Philly at readings, vintage clothing stores and generally, anywhere 80s alternative music is playing.

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Assistant Poetry Editor, Annell López

Annell López’s work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Cagibi, Hobart, Crack The Spine, Ponder Review, Abstract Magazine, Bending Genres and elsewhere. She has been featured at the Blood Jet Reading Series and Second Saturdays at Cyrus. Annell is working on a collection of short stories. In her free time, she tours independent bookstores across the United States. She documents her bookish adventures on Instagram. Follow her at @annellthebookbabe


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