THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [15.5]. 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.
Sarah Barber's poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Ninth Letter, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crazyhorse and Poetry, among other places. Her book, The Kissing Party, was published in 2010 by the National Poetry Review Press. She teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. [email]
Erica Bernheim is Associate Professor of English at Florida Southern College, where she also directs the creative writing program. She is the author of The Mimic Sea (42 Miles Press, Indiana University South Bend)
Rick Bursky's most recent book, Death Obscura, is out from Sarabande. BOA Editions will publish his book, No Longer Troubled By the Extravagance, autumn 2015. He often teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. [email]
Jamison Crabtree is whatever you say he is. [twitter]
Garth Evans is a British sculptor. His work is included in major public collections, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia, among others. He has taught at Yale, The Royal College, the Slade, and St. Martin’s School of Art. Since 1987, he has overseen the Sculpture Program at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture in New York City. For more on Garth & Leila's collaboration, head to [www.water-rising.com]. [website]
Alice B Fogel is the New Hampshire State poet laureate. Her newest book (out April 2015), Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. A previous book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, and she is also the author of Strange Terrain, on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it. Nominated 7 times for the Pushcart, her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice, Yale Letters, Hotel Amerika, and elsewhere. [email] [website]
Eileen G'Sell's nonfiction and poetry have appeared in Salon, The Rumpus, The Boston Review, Conduit, and Ninth Letter, among other publications. She teaches rhetoric, poetry, and film at Washington University in St. Louis. Her latest chapbook, Portrait of My Ex with Giant Burrito, was recently published by BOAAT Press. [email]
Connor Grogan lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is an Associate Chapbook Editor at BOAAT Press & a copyeditor for their Book Division. He has also interned with NOÖ Journal. His work has appeared in BOAAT (Volume 1) & is forthcoming from Willard & Maple. [email]
Nora Kipnis is a senior at Oberlin College in Ohio. Recently, her nonfiction has appeared in Raw Paw, The Southeast Review, Enchantress, and Wilder Voice. [email]
Peter LaBerge is the author of the chapbook Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). His work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, The Iowa Review, Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM [13.4], Best New Poets 2014, and Indiana Review. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry, the co-editor of Poets on Growth (Math Paper Press, 2015), and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. [email]
Nancy Chen Long is the author of the chapbook Clouds as Inkblots for the War Prone (2013, Red Bird Chapbooks). As a volunteer with the local Writers Guild, she coordinates the Lemonstone Reading Series and works with others to offer free poetry workshops. She writes poetry-book reviews and interviews poets at Poetry Matters, as well as on her [blog]. You'll find her recent and forthcoming work in Bat City Review, Pleiades, Mason's Road, and elsewhere. Nancy currently works at Indiana University and lives in south-central Indiana. [email]
Robert Miltner is the author of the story collection And Your Bird Can Sing (Bottom Dog Press), ten chapbooks including Against the Simple (Wick award), and Eurydice Rising (Red Berry Editions award). His prose poetry collection Hotel Utopia received the New Rivers Press Many Voices poetry prize. He teaches at Kent State University and is on the poetry and fiction faculties of the NEOMFA. [email]
Trey Moody is the author of Thought That Nature (Sarabande Books, 2014), winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, and several chapbooks, most recently the collaborative How We Remake the World (Slope Editions, 2012). He lives in Texas. [tumblr] [email]
Clinton Crockett Peters is a PhD student / Teaching Fellow in creative writing at the University of North Texas. He has work published or forthcoming in Shenandoah, Green Mountains Review, Waxwing, Upstreet, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, Los Angeles Review, and the Denton Record Chronicle, among others. He has worked as an outdoor wilderness guide, an English teacher in Japan, and as a radio DJ. He believes Texas is real.
Leila Philip is an award-winning prose writer. Her books include The Road Through Miyama (Random House 1989, Vintage 1991) and the memoir A Family Place: A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family (Viking 2001, Vintage 2002, SUNY 2009). She is an Associate Professor in the English department at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA and teaches in the Ashland University low residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Water Rising is her first book of poetry.For more on Leila & Garth's collaboration, head to [www.water-rising.com]. [website]
Matt Weinkam's stories and essays have been featured Midwestern Gothic, Sonora Review, and Covered w/Fur. He is currently in the MFA program at Northern Michigan University where he is co-managing editor at Passages North and a founding editor of Threadcount, an online journal of hybrid prose. [email]
Hallie Wiederholt's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Sleet Magazine, Poetry City USA, and Adrienne. She is the Assistant Poetry Editor for Midway Journal. [email]
Amanda Zivkovic is an undergraduate at Towson University and plans on pursuing her MFA this fall. She is probably memorizing Yo La Tengo lyrics and hanging out with her dog at the moment. [email]