THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [13.5]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].
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Jessica Alexander studies and teaches at the University of Utah. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, and PANK.
Lisa Ampleman is the author of Full Cry (NFSPS Press, 2013), winner of the Stevens Manuscript Competition, and I've Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State University Press, 2012), winner of the Wick chapbook competition. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, 32 Poems, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, New South, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily.
Susanne Antonetta's most recent book, Make Me a Mother, a memoir and study of adoption, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. Awards for her poetry and prose include a New York Times Notable Book, an American Book Award, a Library Journal Best Science book of the year, a Lenore Marshall Award finalist, a Pushcart prize, and others. She is also coauthor of Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining and Publishing Creative Nonfiction. Her essays and poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Orion, Seneca Review, and many anthologies, including Short Takes and Lyric Postmodernisms. She teaches for Western Washington University in Bellingham and the City University of Hong Kong MFA. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband and son. [email]
Anne Barngrover's poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Meridian, Ninth Letter, and others. She is currently a PhD candidate at University of Missouri. Her chapbook, Candy in Our Brains, co-written with Avni Vyas, is forthcoming from CutBank Press this winter. [email]
Olivia Bustion lives on the South Side of Chicago. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, Ninth Letter, and VOLT. [email]
Steven Church is the author of three books of nonfiction and a fourth, Ultrasonic: Soundings, will be released in 2014/5 by The Lit Pub. His work can be found online currently in The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, Salon.com, Brevity, and soon in Passages North. Other essays have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, The Pedestrian, AGNI, and others. He's a founding editor of The Normal School and teaches in the MFA Program at Fresno State. [email]
Caleb Curtiss's writing has recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, numerous literary journals such as New England Review, Passages North, Hayden's Ferry Review, PANK, TriQuarterly, and others. He lives in Champaign, IL where he organizes the Pygmalion Literary Festival and edits poetry for Hobart: another literary journal. [website] [email]
Circa 1982, in a little Louisville neighborhood called Buechel, Jessica Farquhar learned how to write her name at the counter of Fanelli’s, an ice cream parlor owned by her grandparents, which was regulared also by Muhammad Ali. You can find her work in recent or future issues of Catch Up, Better: Culture & Lit, Transom, and Sycamore Review.
Ivy Grimes works most days. [email]
Nathan Kemp is a graduate student at the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA). His work appears or is forthcoming in Housefire, Weave Magazine, NAP, and Puerto del Sol. He is a poetry editor for Barn Owl Review and Rubbertop Review. [website]
Evan Klavon's poems and translations can be found at Pacifica Literary Review, Circumference: Poetry in Translation, Linebreak, and InkNode. He is a PhD student in English at UC Berkeley and lives in Oakland. [email]
Michael Mejia is the author of the novel, Forgetfulness, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including AGNI, Seneca Review, and My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. He has received a Literature Fellowship in Prose from the NEA and a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. A co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, he teaches at the University of Utah. [email]
Sarah Messer has received fellowships and grants from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the NEA, and others. Her third book, Dress Made of Mice, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. She will soon spend all of her time working at White Lotus Farms in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In conjunction with the farm, she runs One Pause Poetry, a reading series and web audio archive. [email]
Hannah Sanghee Park studies in the Writing for Screen & Television Program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. [email]
M Pfaff recently completed his PhD dissertation on the topic of “postmodernist classicism” in innovative verse, titled “Strange New Canons: The Aesthetics of Classical Reception in 20th Century American Poetics.”His poems and translations are beginning to appear in publications such as Versal, RHINO, Prick of the Spindle, burntdistrict, Counterexample Poetics, Otoliths, Requited, Asymptote, Ezra, and indefinite space.
M H Rowe's fiction has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in ILK, Bodega, Horse Less Review, Timber Journal, and Jellyfish. [tumblr] [email]
Nicole Sheets is an assistant professor at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. She's the web editor for Rock & Sling and the editor of How To Pack For Church Camp, a forthcoming online anthology of church camp essays.
Terese Svoboda's most recent book of poetry is Weapons Grade. She won a Guggenheim this year! [website]
Meg Thompson lives in Oklahoma with her life partner and their one-eyed cat, Soju. Her chapbook, Farmer, is forthcoming from Kattywompus Press. [email]
Sharon Wang's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tupelo Quarterly, Anti-, The Collagist, The Antioch Review, and The Cincinnati Review. She currently lives in Chicago. [email]