Jessica Borusky is an artist/educator/curator currently living and working in Kansas City, MO. Jessica received their MFA at Tufts University & School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and primarily works within performance practice and queer- theory discourses. For further conversation, explore www.jessicaborusky.com for contact information.

Louise Anne Buchler is a lecturer, playwright, performer and poet from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Her areas of interest include Shock Theatre, Performance Art and Butoh. Her plays have been performed at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown and the Hilton Arts Festival. In 2012 she made the top twenty list of playwrights in Africa in the National Theatre London African Playwriting competition. She is currently associate editor of international literary journal: Tears in the Fence.

Sarah Crewe is a poet from the Port of Liverpool. She has a chapbook, urchin, forthcoming with Dancing Girl Press and is the author of RWF/RAF (Stinky Bear Press) a collaboration with Pascal O’Loughlin, that explores the lives of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Ulrike Meinhof. Her chapbooks include sea witch (Leafe Press), Signs of the Sistership with Sophie Mayer (Knives, Forks & Spoons), and flick invicta (Oystercatcher Press). She co-edited Catechism: Poems For Pussy Riot and is one third of Stinky Bear Press. She is the poetry editor of aglimpseof.

Charlotte Geater is a PhD student and assistant lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. She writes on comics, fandom, and transformative works (like fanfiction). Her poetry has been published by Clinic and Stop/Sharpening/Your/Knives. @tambourine

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things.
j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer.
j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.
j/j hastain is the inventor of The Mystical Sentence Projects and is author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), Apophallation Sketches (MadHat Press), Luci: a Forbidden Soteriology (Black Radish Books), The Non-Novels (Spuyten Duyvil) and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance of Experimental Realisms.
j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky.

Priest/ess is (part memoir, part anti-memoir, part somatic map, part queer rant, part eco-erotics, part self-imposed violence re what is not preferable in my psyche (like dead heading roses), part necromancy, part sex/intimacies with Unseen Beings, part animation (forced and reactive) of goddesses, part confessional bridging, part poetics as mergers and schisms for emancipation.

D.I. (Dimitra Ioannou) is a writer, and the editor of aglimpseof. She had poems published in Datableedzine 3 (February 2016), the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015), in Litmus III, the Haematological issue (August 2015), and Blackbox Manifold 14 (Spring 2015). She has presented a solo photography exhibition titled Motel Galini (Athens, 2011), and is the author of the book Soya Sea (Futura, 2008, Athens). She lives in the shadow of the Λanguage.

Navine G. Khan-Dossos (b. 1982) is a visual artist, based in Athens. One of the preoccupations of her practice is the complex relationship between Islam and the West. Khan-Dossos’s approach to her research is rooted in a traditionally ‘western’ History of Art education, whilst her painting is based on a rigorous training in the philosophy and crafts of Islamic art. Her interests include Orientalism in the digital realm, geometry as information and decoration, image calibration, and Aniconism in contemporary culture.
Khan-Dossos studied History of Art at Cambridge University, Arabic at Kuwait University, Islamic Art at the Prince’s School of Traditional Art in London, and holds an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. During 2014 – 2015, she has been a participant at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.
She has exhibited and worked with various institutions, including The Museum of Islamic Art (Doha), Witte de With (Rotterdam), The Delfina Foundation (London), The Library of Amiens (Amiens), Leighton House Museum (London) and the A.M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah). She has published work in The White Review and The Happy Hypocrite.

Anti-Muse is a series of abstract figures, which repeat in new forms the patterns of Khan-Dossos’ recent exhibition Psi, at Fokidos, Athens. Whereas at Fokidos the patterns spread across walls and ceilings in response to writers’ dream texts, here they flesh out a series of indistinct yet expressive figures, as the artist reconnects with the world of the waking and the human. While remaining aniconic, the works engage directly with contemporary politics and technologies, mapping out a strategy for representation in an age of violent digital imagery. Each of the portraits is based on the artist’s own silhouette, but is rendered androgynous by the invocation of thermal images from military surveillance and drone warfare; a reality of ‘seeing’ targets through electromagnetic frequencies. Under the gaze of this infrared eye, gender, religion, politics and dress are nullified and all bodies are reduced to their basic output of heat, the basic sign of being alive, in that instant, nothing more, nothing less.

Sophie Mayer is a full-time feminist film activist and the author of several collections of poetry, most recently (O) (Arc, 2015) and kaolin, or How Does a Girl Like You Get to Be a Girl Like You (Lark, 2015). She co-edited Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, Binders Full of Women and Glitter is a Gender with Sarah Crewe. @tr0ublemayer

Lila Matsumoto was born in Tokyo and grew up in Florida and New York. She came to Scotland in 2007 and currently teaches poetics at the University of Glasgow. Lila edits the little magazine SCREE, and regularly organises poetry performance events. Her chapbook Allegories from my Kitchen was published by Sad Press in 2015.

Shelagh Rowan-Legg is a writer and academic. Her poetry has recently been featured in the anthologies CATECHISM: POEMS FOR PUSSY RIOT and DRIFTING DOWN THE LANE. Her poem ‘Principles of Entropy’, published in Abyss&Apex, was nominated for the Rhysling Anthology Best Science Poem Award 2015. She is a programmer for FrightFest and a critic for TwitchFilm and Sight & Sound. Her first short film, MEASURE, has played at festivals in Canada, The United States, Mexico and Russia. Her book SPANISH FANTASY FILM: CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC FILMMAKING will be published in 2016 with I.B. Tauris.

Nana Sachini is a visual artist based in Athens. Her field is sculpture in the widest sense; material appearances in space. The individual media that she embraces –sculpture, installation, drawing, photography and performance–, she considers them limbs of the same organism. In her work Nana examines delicate moments of uncertainty and the struggle of the “I-body/you-body/it-body/the Other-body” in states of emergency or on the edge of a situation.
She holds a Master and a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK and a BA Hons from School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki, GR.
Nana Sachini had 3 solo shows and her work was shown in exhibitions in Greece, U.K., Germany, U.S.A., Lebanon and Cyprus. She has worked with various institutions in exhibitions, such as: “The body and other short stories” – the Performance in the Collection of State Museum of Contemporary Art, Centre of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki- CACT, GR, “Reverb: New Art from Greece,” School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), U.S.A., “Mediterranean temperament? Regional stereotypes and other myths,” State Museum of Contemporary Art-Thessaloniki Biennale 4 of Contemporary Art, GR, Kunsthalle Athena, GR. She is founding member of KangarooCourt, a live-art group. http://nanasachini.blogspot.com/

Erica Schreiner is an experimental video & performance artist, writer and filmmaker living in New York. She has written two books of short stories:Hellos & Goodbyes, and Arrows. She completed her first feature film this year (2015), entitled Satori, for which she wrote the script, filmed, performed and edited. Erica has worked under the direction of Marina Abramovic with MoMA PS1’s summer school program, where she performed in 2012. She’s had a solo exhibition at Bill Hodges Gallery in NYC (2011) and has been a regular contributor to Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio. Erica writes, performs, shoots and edits all of her own material, working with a VHS analog video.

Liliana Vasques started to mess with poetry at Oficina de Poesia, a course from University of Coimbra. Along with other poets/friends she created aranhiças & elefantes – a para-colective of experimental poetry. They performed on several contexts, cities, etc. The main focus was to question the authorship/authority of writing poetry. Now they are featured at the Portuguese Platform for Experimental Poetry.
She’s published at the electronic platforms Revista Laboratorio, Poema Visual, M58 and in portuguese magazines such as Rua Larga, Debaixo do Bulcão. She had Manobra de Heimlich (series of visual poetry) exhibited at Fábrico Braço de Prata and LAC.
Now she’s working on the editorial project Candonga with Bruno Ministro and in projects of her own at http://cargocollective.com/lilianavasques.

Guest contributors

A Thing Like You and Me | December 2015:

Sandra Simonds is the author of four books of poetry: Steal It Back (forthcoming from Saturnalia Books, December 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). Her poems have been included in the Best American Poetry 2015 and 2014 and have appeared in many literary journals, including Poetry, the American Poetry Review, the Chicago Review, Granta, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Court Green, and Lana Turner. In 2013, she won a Readers’ Choice Award for her sonnet “Red Wand,” which was published on Poets.org, the Academy of American Poets website. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and is an assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia. Sandra’s fifth book, Further Problems with Pleasure, is the winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from the University of Akron Press.

A Thing Like You and Me | February 2016:

Myriam Gurba is the author of several fiction and poetry collections including Painting Their Portraits in Winter (Manic D Press 2015) and Wish You Were Me (Future Tense Press 2011). She has toured North America twice with the legendary, avant garde, and queer performance troupe Sister Spit. She also creates conceptual portraits which have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and community centers. Her hobbies include misinforming children and appreciating art.