THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [14.5]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].
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* 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.
Mostly Rosaire Appel makes visual books—graphic novellas and abstract comics that use asemic writing (asemic writing has no semantic value). Some are hand-made limited editions, many are commercially printed. The area between visual and verbal languages continues to capture her attention. [website] [email]
William Brewer's work has been published or is forthcoming in A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, BOMB, Phantom Limb, and Bodega. He is an Assistant Editor at Parnassus: Poetry in Review and a poetry reader for Boston Review. Born and raised in West Virginia, he now lives in Brooklyn. [email]
Ben Cartwright lives near a barn inside of which live two goats named Chester and Apache. He teaches at the University of Kansas. Recent work appears in Seneca Review, Prick of the Spindle, Matter, and The Stinging Fly. [website] [email]
Chen Chen is a University Fellow in poetry at Syracuse University, where he also serves as Poetry Editor for Salt Hill. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, Connotation Press, PANK, Fjords, Dusie, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color, among other publications. [website] [email]
Lauren Clark is a noted Beyoncé enthusiast and Zell Postgraduate Fellow at the University of Michigan. Her poems have appeared in Ninth Letter, PANK, NAP, and Cream City Review, among other journals. [email]
Colleen Coyne lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches writing and works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Girls Mistaken for Ghosts (forthcoming from dancing girl press), and her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Handsome, alice blue, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. [email]
Michael Credico's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, HTML Giant, MonkeyBicycle, Necessary Fiction, The Newer York, Quarterly West, Word Riot, and others. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he edits Whiskey Island. [email]
Poet Jim Daniels and photographer Charlee Brodsky have been collaborating for over ten years, combining poems and photographs. This comes from their latest project, "Trace." They both teach at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. [email Jim] [email Charlee]
Jon Davis is Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is the author of five chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry, most recently Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). Recent projects include two limited edition chapbooks, Thelonious Sphere (Q Ave. Press, 2014) and Loving Horses (Palace Press, 2014). Dayplaces, translated from the Arabic with the author, Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan, is forthcoming from Tebot Bach Press. [email]
Carolyn Guinzio is the author of Spoke & Dark (Red Hen, 2012), Quarry (Parlor Press, 2008) and West Pullman (Bordighera, 2005). Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, Cortland Review, Thrush, Blackbird, and other journals. She is the co-editor of Yew: A Journal of Innovative Writing & Images By Women. [website]
Janis Butler Holm lives in Athens, Ohio, where she has served as Associate Editor for Wide Angle, the film journal. Her prose, poems, and performance pieces have appeared in small-press, national, and international magazines. Her sound poems are forthcoming in the inaugural edition of Best American Experimental Writing.
Leo Jahaan is an artist currently based in Berlin Germany. With a background in Information Technology, Leo utilizes a self-developed combination of hardware and software to transform designs based on archival engravings into contemporary artworks in mediums varying from oil on canvas to glass and light. [website]
Ashleigh Lambert is the author of the chapbook Ambivalent Amphibians (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems and reviews can also be found in Ampersand Review, Anti-, Bone Bouquet, Coldfront, The Rumpus, and Sink Review. She used to live in the Midwest; now she lives in New York. She used to be disgusted; now she tries to be amused.
Mark Magoon writes poetry and short stories, and secret songs for his dog. His poetry can be found or is forthcoming in After Hours, Burningword Literary Journal, and Midwestern Gothic, among others. His work has been shared at The Poetry Foundation, as part of The Midwestern Gothic Summer Reading Series in Milwaukee, and as part of The Marble Room Reading Series in Chicago. His first book of poetry, The Upper Peninsula Misses You, is forthcoming from ELJ Publications in 2015. He lives in the Windy City with a wife far too pretty. [email]
Susan Neville lives in a car, on one road or another somewhere in Indiana. The trunk of the car is filled with books and papers, and the cup holders of the car with plastic cups of iced tea. Unlike airplanes and elevators, the car for the most part follows the natural undulations of the earth. She likes this. It is reassuring. The idea for "Eros" came (after a re-reading of the White Hotel) when she was riding in a glass elevator in a Hyatt. She felt herself moving, as always in elevators, unnaturally perpendicular to the earth as well as much too rapidly toward it. When the elevator reached the first floor, the glass turned black and the views of the plant-filled atrium abruptly disappeared. All of this made her think, of course, of Freud.
Linnea Ogden is a baker of bread, a high school English teacher, an assistant editor at Lost Roads Press, a birdwatcher, and a dedicated walker living in San Francisco. She doesn't really hope you fail. [email]
Emelia Reuterfors currently lives in the meatspace of Austin, TX where she works with the visually challenged, writes poetry, and is actively considering joining a church which serves beer in the parking lot. She has triumphantly received her MFA from the University of Arizona and has received some awards (tra-la-la) such as the Tucson Festival of Books Award for poetry. Interests include: Simone Weil, Eno's "Oblique Strategies," and the not-so-dismal.
Will Slattery lives in Tucson, co-edits Sonora Review, and curates the detritus of 16th-century demonologists. He is disinclined towards most things, and if he were an empire he would be in polite decline.
Claire Sylvester Smith has recent work appearing or forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Better Magazine, Indiana Review, and Boston Review. She is currently a student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. [email]
Andrew Squitiro’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in PANK, The Moth, and The Fat City Review. His reviews can be found at The Volta and Luna Luna Magazine. He teaches undergraduate literature in Norfolk, VA, where he also works as a substitute in the local school district. [website] [email]
Rob Stuart is a college lecturer, filmmaker and writer from the UK. He has scripted a number of award-winning short films and contributed poetry to a wide range of magazines and webzines including Eye to the Telescope, Ink Sweat and Tears, Light, Magma, New Statesman, The Oldie, and The Spectator.
Rachel Trousdale is a visiting associate professor of English at Northeastern University. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Literary Imagination, The Atlanta Review, The Yale Review, and many other places. She is the author of Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and is now working on a project on humor in modern American poetry. [website] [email]
Vanessa Angelica Villarreal is a writer, editor, and graphic designer living in Boulder, CO. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caketrain, The Western Humanities Review, NANO Fiction, The Colorado Review Online, Almost Five Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her hometown is Houston, Texas. She has opinions on tacos. [twitter] [email]