Ashwini Bhasi lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and writes poems to make sense of the mind-body connection of trauma and chronic pain, life in India, and the duality of her experiences as a data analyst and poet. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Room Magazine, Rogue Agent, Bear River Review, Yellow Chair Review, The Feminist Wire, and Driftwood Press, among others. Her poem about the 2016 presidential election was nominated for a Pushcart prize.
Fiona Chamness is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and musician based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her published work can be found in PANK, Blood Lotus Journal, the Bear River Review, Radius Lit, Muzzle Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and the Beloit Poetry Journal as well as in several anthologies and in the full length-poetry collection Feral Citizens, co-authored with Aimée Lê. She was the recipient of the Beloit Poetry Journal’s Chad Walsh Prize in 2014. As a musician, she released a solo album, Dispatches from the Well, on Insister Records in 2012. She is also guitarist, co-vocalist and co-songwriter for the queer feminist punk band Cutting Room Floor, whose debut album You Shouldn’t Be Here was released in 2013.