Volume 7.2 Fall/Winter 2014 Contributors
|Monica Berlin’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Crazyhorse, The Cincinnati Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Missouri Review, and Passages North, among others. An associate professor of English at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, Berlin teaches creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, focusing on late 20th– and 21st-century American literature, and serves as an associate director for the Creative Writing Program.|
|Roger Camp lives in Seal Beach, California, where he tends several hundred plants, walks the streets of his beloved Paris yearly, is apprenticed to a master mason, naps in a hammock under an avocado tree, plays blues piano evenings, and kayak fishes, weather permitting. He is an identical twin whose twin does none of these things.|
Patricia Caspers is a prize-winning poet whose work is published widely. She edits poetry for Prick of the Spindle, and her chapbook, Dead Letters, is available from Meridian Press (2012).
|Judith Chalmer is co-translator with author Michiko Oishi of a book of poems, Deepening Snow, from Plowboy Press (2012). She was a 2012 winner of the Charlotte A. Newberger Prize from Lilith Magazine. Her poems have been published in Nimrod International, New Haven Review, Conclave, and Stone Canoe, and forthcoming in Apex Magazine.|
|Ruth Ann Dandrea’s short stories have recently appeared in Thema, The Dr. T. J. Eckleburg Review, Carpe Articulum, and Blueline. She co-authored a book on women’s kayaking, WOW: Women on Water, published by North Country Books (2012), which was named the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Nonfiction Book of 2012.|
|Stephanie Dickinson lives in New York City. Her novelHalf Girl (2009)and novellaLust Series(2011) were published by Spuyten Duyvil. Her work appears in Hotel Amerika, Mudfish, Nimrod International, and Fjords, among others. Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg was recently released by New Michigan Press (2013).|
|George Drew is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent of which is The View From Jackass Hill (Texas Review Press, 2011), winner of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. His sixth, Fancy’s Orphan, will be published in 2015 by Tiger Bark Press.|
|Caitlin Dwyer is a writer from Portland, Oregon. Her poetry has appeared in Cider Press Review, Notre Dame Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Thin Air. She also writes creative nonfiction and recently appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books. Caitlin has a BA in English from Pomona College and an MA in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.|
|Sarah Einstein is a PhD candidate in creative nonfiction at Ohio University. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, PANK, The Fiddleback, Fringe, and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize. She is also the managing editor of Brevity.|
|Donna L. Emerson divides her time between her Petaluma, California, home, and her family homestead in western New York. She is an instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, and has been published in New Ohio Review, Persimmon Tree, and Eclipse. Her fourth chapbook, Following Hay, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013.|
|Clara Changxin Fang was born in Shanghai, China. She holds an MFA from the University of Utah and a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University. Her poems have been published in Poet Lore, Willow Review, Flyway, Verse Daily, among others, and she has been a finalist for the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award.|
|Amy Frykholm is a writer who lives in Leadville, Colorado, and is the author of three books of nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Pilgrimage, and Relief, among other magazines. She is currently studying Greek, trying to grow high-altitude carrots, and editing the media column at The Christian Century.|
John Gosslee is an American poet, editor of Fjords Review, and an iconoclast.
|Justin Hamm is the founding editor of the museum of americana and the author of a full-length collection of poems, Lessons in Ruin (Aldrich Press, 2014), as well as two poetry chapbooks, Illinois, My Apologies (RockSaw Press, 2011) and The Everyday Parade/Alone With Turntable, Old Records (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2013).|
|Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt lives, writes, and teaches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His short stories have appeared in Ascent, StoryQuarterly, and Southern Humanities Review, among others, and he was named finalist for the 2012 Fulton Prize in Short Fiction. He holds an MFA from Goddard College.|
|M. A. Istvan Jr. is an instructor of philosophy at Texas A&M University. His most cherished literary device is simply the list, and his creative works have appeared in such venues as My Favorite Bullet, Frogpond, Fat City Review, Pleiades, Loaded Bicycle, The Penwood Review, and Nefarious Ballerina.|
|Zilka Joseph is a Hopwood Award winner. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Review Americana, Gastronomica, Cutthroat,and Rattle. Her two chapbooks, Lands I Live In (Mayapple Press, 2007) and What Dread (Finishing Line Press, 2011),were nominated for a PEN America and a Pushcart Award, respectively.|
Ainsley Kelly is a recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and of the Shipsey Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, Santa Clara Review, and The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, which awarded her the Eleanor B. North Poetry Prize. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kathleen Kirk is the author of five poetry chapbooks, most recently Interior Sculpture (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her work appears in many print and online journals, including Fifth Wednesday, Poems & Plays, Poetry East, and Waccamaw. She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life.
Andrea Lewis lives on Vashon Island, Washington. Her work has appeared in Cutthroat, Harpur Palate, The MacGuffin, and elsewhere. “El Paradiso” is taken from her novel-in-progress,“What My Last Man Did.” She is a founding member of Richard Hugo House, a community center devoted to writers in Seattle, Washington.
Judy Myers has worked as a salesclerk, a file clerk, a short-order cook, an editor, a car mechanic, and by accident and for the longest time, a teacher. She has lived in Paris, Brittany, Manhattan, Illinois, and Rhode Island; pedaled across several countries alone, unmolested, befriended; and after thirty years returned home to Oakland, California.
|Christina Olson‘s first book of poems, Before I Came Home Naked, won the 2007 Spire Press annual contest and was published in 2010. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast, H-ngm-n, Mid-American Review, and Rhino. She currently teaches writing and technical communication at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.|
|M. Nasorri Pavone‘s poems have appeared in The Cortland Review, New Letters, Harpur Palate, Bluestem, DMQ Review,and elsewhere. She also writes plays. Her latest, Feeding Time, celebrated its premiere at the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and lives in Venice, California.|
|Melissa Pheterson received her MA in journalism from New York University. Her health reporting, essays, and creative fiction have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Jerusalem Post, Louisville Review, and Talking River, as well as on the websites Salon.com and iVillage.com. She lives in upstate New York.|
|Ryan Pratt lives in Hamilton, Canada. A contributing writer for the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter and The Puritan, he has had his work appear in CV2, Bywords Quarterly Journal, Nickel95, Ottawater, and In/Words Magazine, among others.|
|Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal (Greenhouse Review Press, 2011). He is poetry editor for Luna Luna Magazine and The Cossack Review. His writing appears in The American Poetry Review, Cimarron Review, Guernica, and Rattle. He teaches English and humanities at Eastern Illinois University.|
Phoebe Reeves earned her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and now teaches English at Clermont College in southern Ohio. Her chapbook, The Lobes and Petals of the Inanimate, was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2009. Her poems have recently appeared in Versal, Third Coast, Quarterly West, and Memorious.
|Eleanor Wilson Ruder is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has served as president of the St. Louis Gallery Association, as membership secretary of the St. Louis chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, as president of the Community Loop Foundation, and as chair of the Loop in Motion Arts Festival and the Friday Evening Gallery Walk|
|Dennis Saleh has published books of poetry, film criticism, and art design. He is working on manuscripts set in Ancient Egypt: “Bast,” a novel, and “The Book of Ani,”a book of poems. A recent feature in Psychological Perspectives (CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles) included his poetry, novel excerpts, and essay “Poetry and Intention.”|
|Terry Savoie is a husband, father, and grandfather who writes out of Iowa City, Iowa. Over the past thirty years more than three hundred of his poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and small press publications across the country.|
|Dave Seter is enrolled in the MA in humanities program at Dominican University. Born in Chicago, he has lived on both coasts and currently resides in Sonoma County, California. His chapbook, Night Duty, was published in 2010 by Main Street Rag.|
|Christina Seymour‘s work has appeared in New Haven Review, Connotation Press, Third Wednesday, and The Wick Poetry Center’s traveling exhibit-anthology Speak Peace—American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings. She teaches English and edits the Computing Literature book series (Center for Literary Computing, West Virginia University).
|Chad Simpson is the author of Tell Everyone I Said Hi (University of Iowa Press, 2012), which won the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. He lives in Monmouth, Illinois, and is an associate professor of English at Knox College.|
|Lois Taylor‘s fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines, including Bellevue Literary Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, StoryQuarterly, The Nation, The Yale Review, and others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart and received national awards from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and The Missouri Review.|
|Susan Tichy is the author of four books of poetry: Gallowglass (Ahsahta Press, 2010), Bone Pagoda (Ahsahta Press, 2007), and A Smell of Burning Starts the Day (Wesleyan University Press, 1988). Her first book, The Hands in Exile (Random House, 1983), received the Eugene Kayden Award for Poetry. Her latest book, Trafficke, is forthcoming in 2015 from Ahsahta Press.|
DeSha Tolar-Thomas graduated with an MFA from Louisiana State University where she was managing editor of The New Delta Review. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she works with disabled college students, farm animals, and recovering addicts and alcoholics.
|Chuck Tripi, a retired airline pilot, is founding partner of The Paulinskill Poetry Project, a boutique press and community resource for poets of the Upper Delaware River Region. Recent poems have appeared in The Midwest Quarterly, Poetry East, Sonora Review, Spillway,and in his collection Carlo and Sophia (Cyberwit, 2013).|
|Danna Weiss is a blogger and freelance writer living in Dubai. She is working on a collection of poems about a group of socially elite women based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her poems have recently been published in Mudlark and Diode.|