Contributing Authors

Veronica Mary Gail Brady is a 22 year old poet and spoken word artist that lives in College Station, Texas. She enjoys laughing, eating, and laughing while she’s eating. She tries her best to write with honesty, courage, and love and wants to thank anyone who takes the time to read about some of the darkest parts of her universe. Contact veronicamarygail@gmail.com for any questions about booking or if you are interested in purchasing her newest book “Kinda Dead Inside But Also Partyin'”.

Claire Fitzpatrick is a journalist, author, poet, and performance artist. She currently writes for The Australia Times and Scenestr Magazine. Her work has featured in Midnight Echo, Aurealis, The Leveller (UK), Student View, The Cortex, Make Your Mark Magazine, 50 Shades of Awkward, and The Dark Apostle’s Bewitching Hour. She has appeared as a feature poet in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, and her novel ‘Vinyl’ -about poets and nurses in the Vietnam War- is currently in the exciting stages of publication. Claire lives in Brisbane, and studies a bachelor of Government and International Relations. Visit her on www.clairefitzpatrick.net

Alain Ginsberg (they/them) is an agender writer and performer from Baltimore City, MD whose work focuses on narratives of gender identity, sexuality, and trauma. They have performed across the country in concerts, poetry slams, and at colleges and their work is featured or forthcoming from Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Black Heart Magazine, Beltway Quarterly, and elsewhere. Their aspirations are many, but Alain dreams most of finding a thick bed of moss to sleep under for 700 years, or at least until they can afford to take care of a dog.

Debbie Lee is passionate about wordplay, music and stories. One of her sisters is abbreviated to B, which perhaps explains being drawn to places like Ballarat, Brunswick and Brisbane. Publications include fourW, Page Seventeen, Paradise Anthology, Pink Panther Magazine, Sacred/Profane and Stereo Stories. Please visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/msdebbie for more writing.

Christopher “Rooster” Martinez is a poet, educator and graduate student at OLLU’s MA/MFA program in San Antonio, TX. He is the 2014 Grand Slam Champion of Puro Slam SATX, organizer with Fresh Ink Youth Slam, and co-founded the Blah Poetry Spot. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Poetry ReviewPilgrimage PressSagebrush Review, and chapbooks. Rooster has performed at numerous venues throughout Texas, TedXYouth San Antonio, universities, high schools, art festivals, and Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi UAE. He was recently awarded a residency at Lanier High School in 2015.

Bill Moran is a second-year MFA poetry candidate at Louisiana State University and a former medic. He was the 2012 & 2013 Austin Poetry Slam Champion, president of non-profit Mic Check, and has performed and taught poetry internationally. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Button Poetry (video), Phoebe, Bird’s Thumb, Next Left Press, FreezeRay Press, The Dead Animal Handbook, LUX, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and his first full-length release, co-authored with Simon Kindt, is now available through Alien Mouth. He appreciates your concern and well-wishes, but swears he is okay. Really.

Angela Peita is a poet, workshop facilitator, and one 1/4 of Ruckus Slam.She also transforms into a dinosaur at night. And don’t try to say that’s impossible because dinosaurs are extinct. That’s what she wants you to think.

Joseph Simington is a poet and rapper from Brisbane. In 2015, he performed for Ruckus Slam at Rose, Wings, Kudos; as a feature poet at the Queensland Poetry Festival’s event Bad!Slam!No!Memoir!; and also featured at Below Deck Poetry. He helps run UQ’s poetry society, makes rap music, and loves caramel slice.

Nyein Way is a 21st century contemporary, post-conceptual, experimental & outsider poet who always describes himself as a spaceman. He has published eight books of poetry and writes in English and in Myanmar. He is also an educator and a multi-media collaborator with Asian, European and American artists. His writing online can be reached at the websites:ubu.com/contemp ,  www.poemhunter.com/nyein-way and Myanmar Conceptual Poets Station (MCPS) on facebook.

I’m Wolfram, and I like to keep busy. I’m studying a Writing Ext. Major at UQ and secretary the on-campus poetry society, Symposium. I help run a comic group for queer readers called ‘GraphiQ,’ produce the series ‘Queer!Content Comix & Zines,’ and help organise the Zine & Indie Comic Symposium. I also work in a steampunk teahouse– it’s kind of awesome. I’d like to work in publishing and editing.

SB Wright was born in the town of Nhulunbuy in Arnhem Land, though most of his life has been spent in Alice Springs. A graduate of NTU he has spent his adult working life as a security guard, a martial arts instructor, a trainer in an international gaming company and as a secondary school teacher. His work has been published in Tincture Journal, INDaily Adelaide, Eureka Street, Bluepepper,  A Hundred Gourds and the anthologies The Stars Like Sand and 50 Haikus.

Mollie Yang is an actor, physical theatre performer and writer based in Melbourne. She is also completing a Psychological Science Degree. She loves coffee and giant squid. You can find more of her words on her blog mollieyang.wordpress.com