Christine Sloan Stoddard
Christine Sloan Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American writer, artist, performer, and the founder of Quail Bell Magazine. She has shared her films, paintings, poetry, performances, and more with Ms. Magazine, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Queens Museum, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn Public Library, the Poe Museum, and other organizations. You can find her work published in Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, Digital America, Native Peoples Magazine, and beyond. Her books include Belladonna Magic: Spells in the Form of Poetry & Photography (Shanti Arts), Desert Fox by the Sea (Hoot ‘n’ Waddle), Water for the Cactus Woman (Spuyten Duyvil), and other titles. Learn more at WorldOfChristineStoddard.com.
Lily Bell is a music producer, artist, and poet. She was born and raised in Boston to an obnoxiously loud Italian Catholic family. She is eternally grateful to her family for nurturing her feelings of guilt, insignificance, and rage. After a lifetime of bad choices, Lily packed up her rage, moved to Seattle and joined forces with her partner, Joyanna M. Lily performs vocals and is co-producer for Aquamarine Space Unicorns. As a survivor of domestic violence, her artistic endeavors are focused on women’s issues, social injustice and dismantling the patriarchy. Her literary, artistic, and photographic works have been featured in Moonchild Magazine, Rag Queen Periodical, The Rumpus, Quail Bell Magazine and The Creative Weekly. However, her future successes will be organically grown but with less manure. You can follow her on Twitter at @RealMuse87 and view prose, poetry and art online at www.muse87.com
Steven Schayer is three quarters Mexican and one quarter Austrian…or German. or maybe the math is all wrong which is odd in that Aztecs are renowned calendar devisers and Austrians are generally considered precision-driven. He grew up near Los Angeles. his mother, an actress, danced with Elvis in Blue Hawaii amongst other residual-producing roles-and his father, a cop, arrested Lenny Bruce. Showbiz! He used to ditch school when he was a punk rock teenager and via Patti Smith discovered Arthur Rimbaud and beat poetry at various bookstores in and around the area. He later moved on to more formal minds like Robert Lowell, Delmore Schwartz (a la the Velvet Underground) and to the wondrous John Berryman. He lives in Portland, Oregon. On FB he is @HenryOrient.
Joyanna M resides in Seattle and creates fiction, poetry, art, and music. Their works have been published in The Rumpus, Moonchild Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Rag Queen Periodical, andFive:2:One. They produce music under the moniker ‘Aquamarine Space Unicorns.’ You can read selected works online at www.joyannam.com
Aquamarine Space Unicorns
Aquamarine Space Unicorns have produced 7 albums, their most recent being Anartist (May 2019) which has already been featured on Life Elsewhere Radio with Norman B. Their previous album, She Persisted (The Brink) received local airplay in Seattle as well as international airplay in the UK. You can follow ASU on Twitter at @AquSpaceUnicorn and check out their YouTube channel!