We come from opposite directions, North and South, East and West, a crosshatch of geographic lines that have intersected in New York City.

Founding Editors

20161206_DCAandepiphany_0675 200 x 200.jpgSylvie Bertrand is a writer living in Brooklyn. A native French speaker, she was born and grew up in Montreal.  Her stories and poems have appeared in Peregrine Journal, Epiphany, Cleaver Magazine, december, and other journals. She was nominated for the 2017 PEN / Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and received a Pushcart Special Mention in 2018. While translating Mexican telenovelas, she earned an MA in Anthropology from Princeton University. She currently teaches prose and poetry at The Writers Studio in NYC.

CXS-Author-8-2 square.jpgChristopher X. Shade is the author of the novel The Good Mother of Marseille (2019), and a book of poems Shield the Joyous (2020) about the loss of loved ones to the disease of addiction.

He teaches prose and poetry writing at The Writers Studio in New York City’s West Village. His stories, poems, and book reviews have been widely published, and he has won story awards and received Pushcart nominations. Raised in the South, he now lives in New York City.

Senior Editor

Carrie Schneider.jpgCarrie Schneider, author of American Yoga (Barnes & Noble Books) and Yoga Within (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), has written for Interview, Media, Self, and Yoga Journal magazines. Her editing career spanned from Rolling Stone Press to Playgirl to The New York Times Magazine, and comprises book doctoring for titles including Michael Gross’s My Generation (HarperCollins). Carrie lives in New York, where she teaches yoga and is at work on her first novel.

Poetry Editor

Jeanne-Marie Osterman is from the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Shellback (Paloma Press), There’s a Hum (Finishing Line Press), and All Animals Want the Same Things, winner of the Slipstream Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her poetry has appeared in Borderlands, New Ohio Review, Cathexis Northwest, and other journals, and in 2018 she was a finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. She holds an MA in linguistics from San Francisco State and lives in New York City.

Fiction Editor

Amy Dupcak bw 200x200.jpgAmy Dupcak is the author of Dust, Short Stories (Lucid River Press) and her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Sonora Review, Phoebe, Hypertext, Fringe, Litro, and other literary journals. She earned an MFA in Fiction from The New School and teaches writing workshops to young writers at Writopia


Daria Chernysheva, Stefania D’Andrea, John Duff, Scott Hunter, Karen Laws, Svati Kirsten Narula, Seth Rogoff, SM Stubbs

Artwork Contributors

Nadia Belalia is a multi-media artist, originally from France, based in New York City. More…

Olga Breydo is a New York City-based author with a passion for photography and travel. More…

Callie Danae Hirsch is a painter and photographer from the United States, based in New York City. More…

Kathleen Loe is a multi-media artist and independent writer, living in Hudson, NY. More…

Jeffrey Chapman is a photographer whose images have been shown at the Artists Association of Nantucket Gallery, the Schiffman Butterfield Gallery @Arcstages, and the Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve. More…

Stéphane Cocke is a multi-faceted artist who has been at the heart of Montreal’s cultural life over the past 20 years. More…

Neal Snidow writes and photographs in Magalia, CA. His photos have appeared in After Ashes and Catamaran. His memoir with photographs Vista Del Mar was published by Counterpoint Press in 2016. More…

Stefan Hengst is an award-winning designer and photographer, originally from the Netherlands, and now in New York City. More…

Interview Editor

LaVonne Elaine Roberts is a short story writer, essayist, and memoirist. She is the 2020 Diversity Fellow for Drizzle Review, and a member of the Blue Mountain Review Southern Collective. Her work at Drizzle will include curation of a special issue on ageism, due out summer 2020. Her essays, short stories, and poetry have been published widely, including in Our Stories, Too: Personal Narratives by Women, WordFest Anthology 2019, The Blue Mountain Review, LIT Magazine, Thought Notebook, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Litro, among other publications. She is the founder of WRITE ON!, which facilitates free writing workshops for marginalized populations. She resides in New York City, where she is completing an MFA at The New School and a memoir called Life On My Own Terms.

Managing Editor, Cagibi 2019 Print Issue

Rebecca Gee is a writer and artist who has received an Arts Midwest / NEA RegionalVisual Artist Fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship for artwork that incorporates her poetry. She co-founded and was Director of Kids Write, a nonprofit branch of The Writers Studio teaching creative writing to high school students in Bedford-Stuyvesant and students with dyslexia from 2009 to 2017. Gee teaches poetry classes at the Hudson Valley Writers Studio, and serves on the board of directors of Ugly Duckling Presse. She earned a MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. A sixth generation Texan, Gee now lives in Hudson, NY.

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