The Editors, connected by scarf, in Lubbock, TX

The Editors, connected by scarf, in Lubbock, TX


Chen Chen (he/him) is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. His work has appeared in Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry, Bettering American Poetry, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently teaches as the Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University. He lives with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.

Chen’s website + twitter

Sam Herschel Wein (he/him/they/them) is a Chicago based poet who specializes in aimless frolicking. His chapbook, Fruit Mansion (Split Lip Press, 2017) was selected as the winner of the 2016 Turnbuckle Chapbook prize. Recent work has appeared in Vinyl Poetry, PANK, Cotton Xenomorph, Mojo, and several others. He can be found in the cheese aisle of most stores, in the middle of a hug, or editing poems at your local coffee shop.

Sam’s website + twitter

P.S. Chen & Sam have written a collaborative chapbook, Gesundheit! (forthcoming from Glass Poetry Press, fall 2019)


interviews editor & poetry reader

Mag Gabbert (she/her) holds a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her essays and poems have been published in 32 Poems, Stirring, The Rumpus, The Boiler Journal, Phoebe, Anomaly, Birmingham Poetry Review, and other journals. Mag teaches creative writing for the Graduate Department of Liberal Studies at Southern Methodist University and for Writing Workshops Dallas. She lives in Dallas with her dog, Bear-Lion, and their cat, Niffler. For more information, please visit

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poetry reader

E Yeon Chang 장이연 (she/her) loves poetry, bears and Korea. A 2016 recipient of the Tory Dent Research Scholarship, she is the Editor-in-Chief for West 10th, NYU’s undergraduate literary magazine. E Yeon enjoys discovering strong women, whether they be from mythology, history or her classroom. Her work has appeared in James Franco Review, Hobart Pulp, LIT Magazine, Nat. Brut and has received recognition from the National YoungArts Foundation, the President’s Commission on the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. She is partial to lemon prints, garlic and kindness.


poetry reader

Emma William-Margaret Rebholz aka Billy (they/them) is a grad student at Lesley University who probably wants to be your friend. They’re a Pushcart nominated poet and previous reader for The Blueshift Journal. Their work has has been recently published by Vagabond City, tenderness lit, Bad Pony, and Spy Kids Review. Talk to them about Animal Crossing and your favorite tea blends. twitter: @continuitea.