A native of Tennessee, Raven Jackson is a poet and filmmaker currently attending New York University’s Graduate Film Program. A Cave Canem fellow and a graduate of the New School’s Writing Program, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, CALYX, Kweli, Phantom Limb, PANK, and elsewhere. She is on production on her fourth short film.
Originally from Nashville, TN, Chip Boles has worked in a combination of traditional and digital media since 2001. Known for realistic illustrations of unreal things, his work tends toward the realistic-but-caricatured; the beautiful-but-monstrous. Boles holds an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2007) and a BFA from Austin Peay State University (2000). His illustration clients include The Wall Street Journal Asia and CNN. He illustrated and designed the Yokai Character Collection, which was featured in the New York Times Arts (May 20, 2015). Boles is also a mural and scenic painter, having worked for the series Nashville, as well as Nashville Children’s Theater.
After finishing his English degree at APSU in 1999, Anthony Sims went on to an MFA in Film from Ohio University. His feature screenplay, Behemoth, was optioned by Lucy Darwin (Match Point, Lost in LaMancha) in 2006. His short film, “The Day After Stonewall Died” (dir. John Dower) won Best Short Film at the Cannes Short Film Festival. Anthony lives in Atlanta, splitting time between freelance content creation and learning to build web applications.