Gina Abelkop is the author of I Eat Cannibals (forthcoming 2014, coimpress) and Darling Beastlettes (Apostrophe Books, 2012). She lives in Athens, GA, where she runs the DIY feminist press Birds of Lace.
Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American poet, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She is the author of Rings (Kelsey Street Press, 2014), Rewilding (Ahsahta Press, 2013), Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain Journal and Press, 2012), and an e-chapbook, True Crime (NAP, 2014). Her writing has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, New American Writing,Verse, and in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012) and Lost and Found: Stories from New York (Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Books, 2009). A collection of hybrid lyric essays on noise, silence, and aesthetics is due out from Ahsahta Press in 2016.
As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Wagner has performed at the CMJ Music Marathon, free103point9 Wave Farm, and the Olympia Experimental Music Festival. She has opened shows for bands such as Zola Jesus, Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., and Mount Eerie. Wagner’s multidisciplinary work in sound, text, and performance has earned her grants and residencies from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Hall Farm Center for Arts & Education, Kultuuritehas Polymer, and The Wassaic Project. In 2013, she was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.