"Sailing the Salton Sea," by Vanessa Compton
Masthead: Tayve Neese, Founding and Primary Editor Faith Earl, Primary Editor Fati D., Primary Editor Sarah Dumitrascu, Primary Editor Juan Pablo Mobili, Guest Editor, Spring 2023 Terry Lucas, Guest Editor, Winter 2020 Faith Bates, Editor Juliette Bouanani, Editor Alexandre Ferrere, Editor Kadeem Locke, Fiction and Nonfiction Editor
Tayve Neese’s work has appeared in journals and anthologies around the United States and abroad including The Paris Review (online edition), Comstock Review, Fourteen Hills, and diode. A Pushcart nominated poet, her work was also longlisted for the 2019 University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize in Australia. Blood to Fruit, her first poetry collection, received Honorable Mention for the Able Muse Book Award. Her recent full-length collection evolution psalms was a finalist for the Hudson Poetry Prize for Black Lawrence Press and published by Saint Julian Press. Her collection Locust is forthcoming from Salmon Press in Ireland. Neese is co-founder of Trio House Press, where she was the Co-Executive Editor for twelve years. She is the Founding Editor of The Banyan Review.
Faith Earl is a poet and copywriter from New Jersey. She earned her MA in English and her MFA in poetry from Monmouth University.
Fati D. is a Ghanaian-American creative whose paintings were shown in the 2022 AfroFuturism Festival and is a primary editor for The Banyan Review. Her writing was most recently performed in ECHOES OF US, a series of curated monologues, Directed by Tony Award nominee Michele Shay. She also works with the American Theatre Wing as a Research Assistant. Fati provides free-lance editorial services. Her MA in English (Rhetoric and Composition) is from the University of North Florida. Whether literary or visual, all of Fati’s work is an artifact of personal discovery.
Sarah Virginia Dumitrascu is an MFA candidate at Florida Atlantic University. She enjoys writing speculative fiction and has a love for all things myth, fantasy, and folklore. At any given moment, chances are Sarah is somewhere reading in a comfy armchair or hunting for local coffee shops. Her work has appeared in Coffin Bell and The Jaxson.
Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires, and adopted by New York. His poems appeared or will be appearing in The American Journal of Poetry, Hanging Loose, South Florida Poetry Journal, Louisville Review, Impspired (UK), The Wild Word (Germany), and Otoliths (Australia), among others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. His chapbook, Contraband, was published in 2022.