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THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [12.5]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].

* We believe in the serial comma.

* Here's our feeling on the bios. We prefer them to be entertaining, but above all they should be useful. Hence we include email addresses and website where you can find the writers, if the writers agree to this. We don't like to list awards or graduate degrees unless they are useful for readers. (We suspect these are not useful for readers.) However, we are happy to list other places you might find these writers' work, and where they teach or work, if you want to find them and send them cash or love or creepy or dirty or just plain sweet photos.

Lindsey Alexander is a Kentuckian living in the Hoosier state. There, she is the Visiting Writers Series Coordinator at Purdue University and poetry editor for Typecast Publishing. [email]

Kerry Banazek is a writer, teacher, and sometime photographer with ties to Northern New York, Western Pennsylvania, and the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and microprose has appeared in the Seneca Review, on Web Conjunctions, and elsewhere. [twitter]

Lance Calabrese was born and lives in California.

Christina Cook’s poems, translations, essays, interviews, and reviews have most recently appeared in Dos Passos Review, New Ohio Review, Midwest Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, and Cimarron Review. She is the author of a chapbook, Lake Effect, published by Finishing Line Press, and is a contributing editor for Inertia Magazine and Cerise Press. Christina is the senior writer for the president at Dartmouth College. [email] [website]

Matthew Reed Corey lives in Chicago, and teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has served as a Co-Editor-in-Chief of Packingtown Review. He is a winner of the AWP Intro Journals Project prize and, most recently, a thirteen-poem collection of his poems appeared in At Length. [email]

Conchitina Cruz teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Philippines. She is currently working on her PhD in English at SUNY Albany. She is the author of Dark Hours (UP Press, 2005), elsewhere held and lingered (High Chair, 2008), and (together with Adam David and Delilah Aguilar) A Catalogue of Clothes for Sale from the Closet of Christine Abella--perpetual student, ukay fan, and compulsive traveler (Youth and Beauty Brigade, 2012). [email]

Patrick Ryan Frank’s first collection, How the Losers Love What’s Lost, has just been published by Four Way Books. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, he will be moving to Iceland this fall. [email]

P. R. Griffis is a semi-recent transplant to the Northeast, where he resides in a defunct mill town that is just this perfect incarnate metaphor and embodiment of Springsteen’s US of A, and where he enjoys seasons, snow-shoveling, and the company of his wife, the writer Mika Taylor. He is currently at work on a novel that takes as its themes Death, Family, Punk Rock, The Recovery Industrial Complex, Suburban Sprawl, Cultural-Homogenization (and -Devolution-As-Therapy), and Texas High School Football. A contributing editor to [The Murky Fringe], his work has previously appeared in Defunct, Devil’s Lake, The Dictionary Project, and Sonora Review.

Stephen Grim has what has been called "a luscious head of curly hair" by multitudes of little old ladies. No, it is not a perm. He’s an undergrad at The Ohio State University applying for MFAs next year and this is his first publication, which he is kind of flipping his shit over. [email]

Joshua R. Helms lives in Tuscaloosa, where he's a candidate in the MFA program at the University of Alabama. His work appears or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, H_NGM_N, ILK Journal, > kill author, NANO Fiction, PANK, and Typo Magazine, among others. He often has strange dreams. [email]

Nathan Huffstutter's fiction has recently appeared in The Literary Review, and his essays and reviews can be found at Paste, The Collagist, The Classical, and The Nervous Breakdown. [website]

Josalyn Knapic is a freelance writer who lives in Chicago. She is currently editor and managing editor of South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art. She also serves as an assistant editor for Another Chicago Magazine. [email]

Éireann Lorsung edits the journal [111O] and publishes books at [MIEL]. She's the author of Music For Landing Planes By (Milkweed, 2007) and a forthcoming collection, also from Milkweed. Some writing appears or is forthcoming in the Colorado Review, Precipitate, Quarterly West, The Collagist, and Cerise Press. [email] [website]

Tom Lotze, a chemist, passed on April 16th, 2011.

Mia Ayumi Malhotra lives and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work is featured and forthcoming in Best New Poets 2012, the VONA anthology Dismantle, Volta, diode, and others. Currently, she serves as the associate editor of Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry. [email]

Tony Mancus lives in Rosslyn, Virginia with his wife Shannon and their two cats. He works as a quality assurance specialist and a writing instructor and is co-founder of Flying Guillotine Press. He is the author of Bye Land, a chapbook out with Greying Ghost and Bye Sea, a chapbook forthcoming from Tree Lights Press. He only cuts his hair while drinking.

John Minser teaches writing at Northern Michigan University and serves as Associate Poetry Editor of Passages North while pursuing his MFA. His work has appeared at Thematic Literary Magazine, The Monarch Review, Eunoia Review, and others. [email]

Frank Montesonti is the author of Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, winner of the 2012 Barrow Street Book Contest. His poetry has been published in literary journals such as Tin House, Black Warrior Review, AQR, Poet Lore, Poems and Plays, and DIAGRAM [7.5]. His second collection of poetry, Hope Tree, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2014. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Rebecca Ariel Porte lives in the United States. She maintains, with her colleague Rachel Feder, a [blog] on contemporary poetry & poetics called oona verse. [email]

John Pursley III teaches at Clemson University. He is the author of If You Have Ghosts, the Editors’ Poetry Prize Selection for Zone 3 Press and works as the poetry editor of Burnside Review. His poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry, AGNI, and Mississippi Review.

Anne Marie Rooney is the author of Spitshine (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012) as well as the chapbooks The Buff (The Cupboard, 2011) and Shell of an egg in an effort (Birds of Lace, forthcoming 2013). Her writing has appeared in the Best New Poets and Best American Poetry anthologies. Born and raised in New York City, she currently lives in New Orleans, where she is a teaching artist. [email]

Terre Ryan is the author of This Ecstatic Nation, a work of nonfiction. She teaches writing at Loyola University Maryland. [email]

Theadora Siranian is an MFA Poetry candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has been published in Gigantic Sequins, mojo, and elimae. In 2007 she received the Academy of American Poets Prize from Emerson College. One of her poems was recently selected for Best New Poets 2012. [email]

A. L. Thomas teaches and studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also works as the co-editor of Pitt's literary magazine, Hot Metal Bridge. She is in the midst of a manuscript tentatively titled "Boom! And Everything Happened." [email]

Steve Thomas is an MFA student at the University of Alabama. Publications and the name of a song can be found at [his website]. [email]

Lina Ramona Vitkauskas has lived in Chicago for most of her life and is fascinated by films, astronomy, retinas (after nearly going blind), comedy, Surrealism and dreams, and genealogy. She is the author of A Neon Tryst (Shearsman Books, 2013); HONEY IS A SHE (Plastique Press, April 2012); THE RANGE OF YOUR AMAZING NOTHING (Ravenna Press, 2010); and Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star (dancing girl press, 2006). Co-editor of the long-running online literary magazine, milk magazine, she is a faculty member at the new Chicago School of Poetics. [email] [website]

Corey Zeller's work has appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, The Literary Review, Caketrain, Keyhole, PANK, Hobart, and others. His work is due to appear in Make, Redivider, and an anthology coming out from MTV Books. His book Man vs. Sky is forthcoming from YesYes Books. [email]