Our donkey likes to read the odd, the off-kilter, and the just plain weird. If it has animals in it, even better. They like to read about animals.

They like things that are funny, things that are sad, and things that are both funny and sad at the same time. Our donkey especially loves to read the experimental, surreal, and genre-bending.

Some of their favorite poets are Amy Gerstler, Dean Young, Brenda Shaughnessy, Danez Smith, Alison Benis White, Claudia Rankine, Cathy Linh Che, and James Tate.

Some of their favorite flash fiction and short story writers are Kristen Arnett, Amelia Gray, Lydia Davis, Deb Olin Unferth, Alissa Nutting, Roxane Gay, Carmen Maria Machado, George Saunders, and Ben Loory.


GENEVIEVE KERSTEN is the Poetry Editor. She is a poet, editor, and professional semi-finalist. A serial monogamist of cities, she is currently in a contentious relationship with Los Angeles. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in 8 Poems Journal, The Feckless Cunt AnthologyHelen: A Literary Magazine, and Here Comes Everyone.

ERIC ANDREW NEWMAN is the Flash Fiction Editor. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner and their dog. He works as an archivist for a nonprofit foundation by day, and as a writer of flash fiction by night. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Atlas and Alice, Cleaver, Ellipsis Zine, formercactus, Gargoyle, Necessary Fiction, Pithead Chapel, and Quarter After Eight, among others.