Issue 11 Contributors

Cameron Adams says, “Taking candid photos in public places has been my practice for more than twenty years. Luck is a silent partner, and I honor that good fortune by respecting the dignity of my subjects. This goes beyond no ‘cheap shots’ to working stealthily and quickly. There’s an odd sensation of losing oneself in the moment that I consider to be a reward for this subtle, nonconfrontational approach. To be sure, it is stalking, but as Bob Dylan noted, ‘To live outside the law you must be honest.’”

Carolyn Adams’ poetry and art have been published in numerous journals, including Skylark Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Forge Journal.  She is author of four chapbooks, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  In 2013 she was a finalist for the post of Houston Poet Laureate.

Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, Ohio. See recent/upcoming appearances in Chiron Review, Riverrun, and Third Wednesday, among others.

Sharon Black’s poetry appears in a  variety of journals, including The South Carolina Review, Slipstream, Verse Daily, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poet Lore, Mantis, Mudfish, Rhino, and GW Review. Forthcoming work will appear in FRiGG, Faultline, and WomenArts. Her poetry has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2005 and 2007). She is a librarian at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, when she can’t otherwise be in the Adirondacks.

Jane Brunette holds an MA in writing from New College of California. She trained as a psychotherapist, has done extensive solitary meditation retreat, and is authorized as a Dharma teacher. Her poetry collection, Grasshopper Guru, was published in 2013. She currently divides her time between Bali, India, and the United States.

Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, where she also works. She has published six or seven chapbooks, the most recent being Dear Angelou, out from WonderRoot/Loose Change in 2016. She has been published  online and in print journals. She also recently “retired” from a longish stint at writing book reviews for the benefit of the poetry community. Many of those reviews are online.

Steven Cline creates collages, zines, and written works, and also helps edit and organize a surrealist journal and small press called Peculiar Mormyrid. Cline currently lives in Cartersville, Georgia, and works as a graphic designer.

Kate Conover lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her poems have appeared in Strange Horizons and theEEEL by tNY.Press.

Rebecca Cristante is an Atlanta-based visual artist, writer, and scholar. As a native of rural Georgia (USA), her work has been molded from the deforests of her childhood and inspired by  women who tend their gardens with care, raise their children with love, and still somehow find time to create beautiful works of art and craft while the rest of us are sleeping.

Reared in New York, Bill Cushing lived in numerous states as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico before and after serving in the U.S. Navy. He moved to California after earning an MFA in writing from Goddard College, and now teaches college English classes in the Los Angeles area.

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minnesota since 2000. Her published books include Music Theory for Dummies, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar All-in-One for Dummies, Piano All-in-One for Dummies, Walking Twin Cities, Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities, Nordeast Minneapolis: A History, and The Book Of. Her poetry has recently appeared in Oyez Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle. Her newest poetry book, Ugly Girl, just came out from Shoe Music Press.

In addition to works appearing in such periodicals as Artemis, Blind Man’s Rainbow, Sweater Weather, and Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Les Epstein’s play, “Ira’s Fantastical Ride up New York 9,” recently premiered at the Greenbrier Valley Theater in West Virginia. Epstein teaches theater and literature at Community High School, Roanoke.

Hester L. (“Lee”) Furey is a literary historian and poet, author of Little Fish: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), and the editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 345: American Radical and Reform Writers, Second Series. With Mike Rovinsky, in 2015 she self-published the first episode of Love & Revolution, a graphic novel about the artists and writers who worked for a magazine called The Masses (1911 – 1917). Her work focuses on marginal creatures and dancing with the stories that house/imprison us.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.

Evan Guilford-Blake’s work has appeared in roughly 70 journals and anthologies. He has authored thirty published plays and three full-length works of fiction: the novels The Bluebird Prince, Animation, and the story collection American Blues. He and his wife (and inspiration) Roxanna live in the Atlanta area.

Jennifer Hambrick’s poetry has been honored with a Pushcart Prize nomination, and her chapbook, Unscathed (NightBallet Press), was nominated for the Ohioana Book Award. She is widely published, and her work has garnered numerous awards. Hambrick is a classical musician and public radio broadcaster in Columbus, Ohio.

C. Z. Heyward (Peter Wolf) is an emerging poet and playwright whose work is reflective of his experiences while growing up in Harlem, New York,  and spending his summers in rural South Carolina. His work has appeared in Literary Mama, Poetry Quarterly, Sacred Cow, and Jitter Press. As an educator, in Westchester, New York, he loves opening possibilities to his students.

Kenneth Hickey was born in 1975 in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He has been published in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States in such magazines and journals as Southword, Aesthetica Magazine, Crannoig, THE SHOp, The Great American Poetry Show, and others. His writing for theater has been performed in Ireland, the UK, New York, and Paris.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Kyle Ingleman fled the snow-blistered state, sojourned in Los Angeles for twelve years, where he co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the radio-noir program, The Blue Mojave; he penned the acclaimed Quó Vádís?: An Experiment in Vocabulary Bending; and he is one of the founding members of the live performance arthouse, Unknown Theater. Ingleman now claims residence in Brooklyn, New York, where he builds sets for theater (BAM), sets for television (SNL), and a purpose he can swallow.

Born in Sweden and living in Crete, Greece, Eirini Ioannou works as a firefighter while studying online and writing poetry. Her work has recently appeared in Shipwrights.

Andrea Jackson has received two Pushcart nominations and one nomination for the Best of the Net Anthology. She has an MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and is working on a biography/memoir based on her mother’s letters.

Siham Karami’s recent poetry and/or reviews can be found at The Comstock Review,  American Arts Quarterly, Measure, Angle, Sukoon, Rotary Dial, Naugatuck River Review, and thethepoetry, among other places. She blogs at sihamkarami.wordpress.com.

Norman Klein has an Iowa MFA in fiction and has published six stories so far this year. He has taught writing in Boston, then Chicago, and now is working on the third chapter of a novel in the backwoods of New Hampshire.

The stories, poetry, and humor of Larry Lefkowitz have been widely published in the United States, Israel, and Britain.

A native of New Orleans, Karen Maceira holds an MFA from Penn State.  A past Ruth Lilly Poetry Convocation participant, she has had poems published in numerous journals, such as The Beloit Poetry Journal, Louisiana Literature, The New Orleans Review, Negative Capability, and The Christian Science Monitor. Currently teaching English in a suburb of New Orleans, she has completed a manuscript titled Poems From the Ninth Ward and Beyond.

Catfish McDaris won the Thelonius Monk Award in 2015. He has been active in the small press world for twenty-five years. He’s working in a wig shop in a high crime area of Milwaukee. His newest book is (265 pages for under $10).

Megan Merchant is mostly forthcoming. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Gravel Ghosts (available now through Glass Lyre Press) and The Dark’s Humming (winner of the 2015 Lyrebird Prize and forthcoming in 2017 from Glass Lyre Press), four chapbooks, and a forthcoming children’s book with Philomel Books. She lives in the tall pines of Prescott, Arizona, and teaches Mindfulness & Meditation at Prescott College.

Ginger Murchison earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College and, together with Thomas Lux, helped found POETRY at TECH in Atlanta. She is editor in chief of the acclaimed Cortland Review. Her new collection of poems, out just this past January, is a scrap of linen, a bone, published by Press 53.

Lynn Otto is a copy editor and webinar instructor. Her publications include poems in Driftwood Press (forthcoming), Hartskill Review, Raleigh Review, Centrifugal Eye, Triggerfish Critical Review, and the anthology Winged: New Writing on Bees. She holds an MFA from Portland State University and calls Oregon home.

Derek Owens directs the Institute for Writing Studies (St. John’s University, New York). Information on his artwork, writing, and teaching can be found at www.derekowens.net.

W. E. Pasquini’s poetry has appeared in Cider Press Review, The Meadows, and Fourth River, among others. Pasquini has completed an MFA in creative writing at the University of South Florida, and been a finalist in various book and chapbook competitions such as New Rivers Press’s MVP Contest.

Perry L. Powell lives in his broken world near Atlanta, and spends evenings writing poems and prose, some of which have appeared in Eyedrum Periodically, Aphelion, Atavic Poetry, Baby Lawn Literature, Dime Show Review, Frogpond, Futures Trading, Modern Haiku, and winamop, among others.

Lois Roma-Deeley is the author of three collections of poetry: Rules of Hunger, northSight, and High Notes — a Paterson Poetry Prize finalist. Her poems have been featured in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She is a recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts 2016 Artist Research & Development Grant. www.loisroma-deeley.com

Barbara Ruth is a poet, photographer, memoirist, and fiction writer living in San Jose, California. As a radical feminist, she is also a marriage resister. Her work embraces contradictions and appears in many feminist, queer, disability, and literary publications.

Nixi Schroeder is currently in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has previously been published by Windfall Magazine, The Monitor Magazine, Cicada Magazine, Everyday Poets, and Minnesota Outdoor News.

Leland Seese lives in Seattle, Washington, where foster parenting and helping to provide transitional housing for women and children informs much of his writing. His poems have appeared in The Nassau Review, The Christian Century, floor_plan, The East Bay Review, and many other journals.

Vivian Wagner is an associate professor of English at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Silk Road Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Ilanot Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, and other publications. She is also the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music.

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