splash NOOR AL-SAMARRAI is a writer and performer from California by way of Mesopotamia. A situationist, psychogeography buff, and milk-lover, her poetry has been published in Plain China, Big Lucks, North American Review, Poems-For-All, Lunch Ticket, and Forklift, Ohio. Now based in Amman, Jordan, Noor is working on a poetry collection about Baghdad and studying oud as a 2016-2017 Fulbright Creative Arts Grant awardee. She has performed with Nomadic Press, the National Queer Arts Festival and the Guggenheim Museum in stillspotting:nyc. You can follow her adventures at her Tumblr or on Instagram @milkkgirl. Her book El Cerrito will be published by Inside the Castle in January 2018.
splash M KITCHELL [w] Born 1986, Illinois. Currently lives & works in the Bay Area.

Learning how to levitate through staring at the sun. Impossible houses and perfect geometry. Bedrooms filled with rocks & succulents. The following ensemble of apparently sovereign behaviors: ecstasy, intoxication, erotic effusion, laughter, sacrificial effusion & poetic effusion.

Read a conversation with M Kitchell on the Fanzine.

splash DOUGLAS LUMAN [w] is a writer with poetry and prose published in magazines such as Salamander, Ocean State Review, Rain Taxi, and Prelude. He is Production Director of Container, Art Director at Stillhouse Press, Head Researcher at Applied Poetics, a book designer, and digital human. His book, The F Text, will be published by Inside the Castle in the fall of 2017.
splash GRANT MAIERHOFER [w] lives in Idaho.

He is the author of Postures (Publication Studio, 2015), Grobbing Thistle (2016), and Flamingos (ITNA). His work is available via The Fanzine, Berfrois, 3:AM Magazine, and elsewhere. He is on Twitter @g_maierhofer.

splash JOANNA NOVAK [w] is the author of the novel I Must Have You, published in May 2017. Her stories, essays, poetry, and criticism have appeared widely, in publications such as Salon, Guernica, BOMB, Catapult, Lit Hub, the New Orleans Review, and Joyland. A co-founder of the literary journal, Tammy, she teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Her book-length poem, Noirmania, will be published by Inside the Castle in early 2018.
splash JOHN TREFRY [w] is a writer and architect. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Between 1995-2008 Trefry published literary zines in Atlanta and Los Angeles under the name From the Ground. His first novel, Plats, was published by Inside the Castle in 2014. His writing can be found on Entropy Magazine, Minor Literature[s], Full Stop, The Quarterly Conversation, and the Fanzine. He is on Twitter @trefryesque.

Read a conversation with John Trefry on Entropy Mag.