When Haley moved to Austin from Virginia, she immediately fell in love with the city’s vociferous trash bird population and its thriving literary arts scene. Haley serves as CSP’s project manager and webmaster; she previously read for Pidgeonholes, and her work has appeared in Hypertrophic Lit, L’Éphémère Review and Barren Magazine, among others.
Mason McClay is a poet, neuroscientist, and nouveau psychonaut based in Austin, TX. He holds a BS in Neuroscience and Classics from Centre College and is the author of the chapbook, Transmissions, among various poems and science publications. When he isn’t studying fear by shocking research subjects, Mason is coordinating events for CSP and building face-tracking software to compose poems with his inconspicuous side-glances.
Kati wrote for many of her college newspapers and created a whole mess of zines in the 90s. She considers Kinko’s at 2am, powered by 7-11 coffee, clove cigarettes, and all the free office supplies in the world a little slice of heaven.
Kati left home at 15, joined the military at 19 and managed to travel extensively (but never while in the Navy). As a child, she dreamed of being a foreign correspondent. Kati has recently begun seeking her first publication credits. In the meantime, you can find her words and photos of her words at katiwords.wordpress.com
Community outreach Director
Sam is a writer, poet and literary organizer. He is the founder and organizer of Fresh Meat Poets Showcase, a former Editorial Contributor for Paper Darts Magazine, and has been published by Paper Darts, DigBoston, Scout Magazine in Cambridge and Somerville, and Sybil Journal. His debut chapbook, Werewolf Mask, was published in 2016 by Weekly Weird Monthly. Along with serving as Community Outreach Director for CSP, he oversees the Aural Literature reading series for Austin Public Library, where he is a Library Associate. He currently lives in Austin with his librarian superhero wife and their anxious cat.
Maddy Dessanti • Ivan Davenny • Gabee Cruz • Mat Clouser • Jenny Keto
Spencer is a filmmaker and poet from Portland, Oregon. He has a BA in Film and Photography from Montana State University, and moved to Austin to pursue an MFA in creative writing in pursuit of a career in arts education.
Timothy Valdez is a phenomenal human, a superb writer, and was a key member of CSP.
James is a poet and psychotherapist living and working in Austin, TX since 2009. James holds a Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) and a BA in English and Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin, LMSW and LCDC licensure.