Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2012) Contributors
Tristan Beach is a native of Washington State. He has a BA in English from Saint Martin’s University and is currently pursuing an MFA at Goddard College. He is an Associate Editor at Pitkin Review and has held internships at Copper Canyon Press and Coffee House Press. He enjoys film noir, jazz, racy poetry, and coffee art.
Poets & Writers:
Jeffrey Alfier’s latest chapbook is The Torch Singer (2011). His first full-length book of poems, The Wolf Yearling, will be published in 2012, by Pecan Grove Press. He is founder and co-editor of San Pedro River Review.
Jeremy Behreandt’s poems may be found in The New Gnus, The Moose & Pussy, and Word For/Word. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He presently resides in Wisconsin.
Thor Benson is a freelancing article writer, and aspiring novelist. Thor has traveled his whole life, all within the Americas. From Maine to California, Puerto Rico to Oregon, living in such places has inspired him to share his journeys and help open people’s eyes along the way.
Isaac Coleman’s fiction has appeared in several print and online journals, many of which are now defunct. He holds a Master’s Degree in writing and could be teaching composition to college students who despise literacy but chooses to sell environmental cleaning systems instead. He loves his two cats and fly fishing. PETA will be glad to know he has never plucked their fur to tie flies.
Ross Concillo graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in environmental studies in 2009. He currently lives in Portland with his wife Melissa and drives a mattress truck.
Daniel Davis was born and raised in Central Illinois. His work has appeared in various online and print journals. You can find him at www.dumpsterchickenmusic.blogspot.com or on Facebook.
Mason Brown DeHoog divides his time between south-central Texas and his beloved central Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in The Monongahela Review, Si Señor, and Berkeley Poetry Review.
Matthew Denvir recently received a NY Press Association award for “Cheers and Jeers,” a humor column he wrote while attending Le Moyne College. He has kept writing both fiction and non-fiction since, and he has been published in Buffalo’s Nomad and Bard College’s Field Notes. He currently lives in Buffalo, NY.
Ivo Drury workshops words into short-form and prose poetry in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as numerous print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Love Dagger from Right Hand Pointing.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri, Jack Granath is a librarian in Kansas City. His writing, which has appeared in over fifty journals and magazines, has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Lauren Hall’s work has appeared in NANO Fiction, Fiction Writers Review, and Metropolis Philadelphia. Her prose poem “Trickster” was a finalist for the 2011 NANO Prize. Please visit her at laurenhallwriting.com.
In 1986, Shane L. Harms was born in Palmer, Alaska. He was raised in Minnesota, and currently lives in Seattle, WA. To pay off an outrageous amount of student loan debt, he works for a wild edibles foraging company. When he is not writing, he reads, when he is not reading, he gardens. When the garden has grown, he is happy.
Julie Heckman attended California State University, Los Angeles where she received a BA and MA in graphic design. She started her own business working freelance, doing oil paintings and graphic design. Julie also published her own line of greeting cards which sold throughout the United States, Canada and Europe for over five years. During these days she fell in love with poetry and to date has written over 400 poems. Her favorite poets are Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Oscar Wilde.
Jason L. Huskey is an artist from central Virginia. He writes poetry and short fiction and dabbles in photography and abstract art. His written work has appeared in a few dozen journals, including Big Lucks, decomP, Keyhole Magazine, and Plain Spoke. Links to his work can be found at http://jasonlhuskey.wordpress.com. He is currently working on his first chapbook.
Paul Kavanagh’s book The Killing of a Bank Manager is published by honest publishing.
Jen Knox is the author of To Begin Again (Next Generation Indie Book Award winner, Short Fiction; Readers Favorite Award, Women’s Fiction). Jen received her MFA from Bennington’s Writing Seminars and currently works as an English instructor at San Antonio College. Her short stories and essays have been published in Annalemma, Gargoyle, Metazen, Narrative, Short Story America, and elsewhere.
Margarita Meklina is a bilingual writer originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. She immigrated as a refugee to the United States in 1994 and has been living in San Francisco for the past 17 years. Her English short stories and essays under the names “Margaret Meklin” and “Margarita Meklina” have appeared in U.S., Australian and New Zealand periodicals, including Mad Hatters’ Review, The Context, Landfall, and Words Without Borders. In Russia she received the 2003 Andrei Bely Prize for her short story collection Battle at St. Petersburg and the 2009 Russian Prize, awarded by the Yeltsin Center Foundation, for her manuscript My Criminal Connection to Art. As Russia’s first independent literary prize, The Andrei Bely Prize enjoys a special reputation for honoring dissident and nonconformist writers and poets.
Ben Nardolilli’s work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, One Ghana One Voice, Caper Literary Journal, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, Super Arrow, Grey Sparrow Journal, Pear Noir, Rabbit Catastrophe Review, and Yes Poetry. A chapbook of his, Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, has been published by Folded Word Press. He maintains a blog at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish his first novel.
Edwin R. Perry is proprietor of Plumberries Press. He lives, at the time of this submission, at the Laundry Chute in Milwaukee but is quite reverent of his roots in Michigan. His work as appeared in Sawbuck, Oysters & Chocolate, Ox Mag, Burdock, and others. Visit www.plumberriespress.wordpress.com for more.
Nick Sanford is currently an undergraduate studying English/Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. In an area of never ending rain, he writes fantastical fiction and enjoys meeting characters who journey through life a little differently than most. He despises purple Skittles. His work has appeared in HOOT Review Online and is forthcoming in Black Fox Literary Magazine.
Benjamin Schachtman lives in New York City’s Chinatown with his wife/editrix and dog/agent. His work has been published in Slushpile Magazine and the Ozone Park Journal. He is an English Lit. Ph.D. student, and he teaches writing and literature at Manhattan College (which is, without apparent irony, in the Bronx) to pay the bills (and although the cliché “those who can’t, do” holds more water than he likes to admit, he hopes readers won’t hold this particular fact against him). Ben’s day gig beats being a line cook and has more reasonable holiday hours than drug dealing.
Parker Tettleton’s work is featured in and/or forthcoming from Gargoyle, PANK, Word Riot, The Catalonian Review, and Secret Journal, among others. His chapbook Same Opposite is available from Thunderclap! Press. More or less is found at http://parker-augustlight.blogspot.com
Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson writes about absence, usually in terms of the apocalypse. Her work has appeared in many places including A cappella Zoo, The Literary Review of Canada, Menacing Hedge, Going Down Swinging, Labletter, EDGE, and the anthology Killer Verse.
Steven Wineman is a writer, parent, mental health worker, and longtime social change activist. His play Jay, or The Seduction was produced at Columbia University. He is the author of The Politics of Human Services (South End Press) and Power-Under: Trauma and Nonviolent Social Change (www.TraumaAndNonviolence.com). Steven lives in Cambridge, MA.
Kirby Wright is the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic. He is the author of the companion novels Punahou Blues and Moloka’I Nui Ahina, both set in his home state of Hawaii. He is the recipient of the 2012 Jodi Stutz Memorial Prize in Poetry.
Emma Cook is no typical homeschooler, she doesn’t parade around in turtle necks or discuss the plight of Moses or the burning bush, but she was raised a bit of a wild woman. Now displayed in her work she explores the territory of the sensuality of ambiguous and the mysterious femme. A youngster but also clever, she loves delving into the honest landscape of the young American women.