THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [16.2]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].
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Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015), and his poems appear or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2014, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. [email] [website]
Will Cordeiro cannot drive a car. He is not on any social media. Some question if he is American. Others, whether he is human.
Geoffrey Detrani is a visual artist and writer. He was an artist in residence at the former World Trade Center with a studio on the 91st floor. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications. For more information visit his [website]. [email]
Patrick James Errington is a Canadian-born poet and translator, currently living in Scotland where he is a doctoral candidate at St Andrews University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming from the American Literary Review, Antiphon Magazine, Sugared Water, and others. [email]
Phil Estes' work has recently appeared in Prelude and Sprung Formal and is forthcoming in Lungfull! He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. [email]
Maggie May Ethridge is a writer. Her memoir Atmospheric Disturbances: Scenes From A Marriage was published 2014 with Shebooks. Her novel, Agitate My Heart, is in final edits. No, really. She'll be done June at the latest. She's putting it out here, so now she has to finish the edits. [website]
Adam Golaski edited The Problem of Boredom in Paradise: Selected Poems by Paul Hannigan (Flim Forum, 2013). He wrote Color Plates (Rose Metal, 2010) and Worse Than Myself (Raw Dog Screaming, 2008). He teaches writing at Brown University. More of "Notes on" will appear in Word For/Word 27. [website]
Peter Grandbois is the author of seven previous books including, most recently, The Girl on the Swing (Wordcraft of Oregon 2015). His work has previously appeared in such journals as The Kenyon Review, Boulevard, The Denver Quarterly, New Orleans Review, Eleven Eleven, Gargoyle, and Zone 3, among many others, andhas been shortlisted for both Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize. His plays have been performed in St. Louis, Columbus, Los Angeles, and New York. He is senior editor at Boulevard magazine and teaches at Denison University in Ohio. [email]
Sonya Huber's books include Opa Nobody, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir, and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers. She teaches in and directs the Fairfield University Low-Residency MFA Program. [website] [email]
Shane Jones is the author of the novels Light Boxes, Daniel Fights a Hurricane, and Crystal Eaters. He lives in Albany, New York. [email]
Catherine Kasper’s books include Field Stone, A Gradual Disappearance of Insects, and Notes from the Committee. She is co-editor of American Letters & Commentary, and she currently teaches at the University of Texas in San Antonio.
Matthew Kay makes assemblage sculptures and collages on paper at his home in London, UK. His diagram poems have been included in various publications, notably Lumina (New York), HOAX (London), Impulsive Random Platform & PEER (Amsterdam) as well as online, here and in Little Performance. Matthew is currently working on a self-published volume of diagram poetry entitled This Wonderful Pile of Dirt. [email] [website]
A freelance writer, artist and poet, J I Kleinberg lives in Bellingham, Washington, where she works and plays with words. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize and her found poems, from a growing collection of over 900, have appeared recently in Atlas & Alice, Truck, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Star 82 Review, Silver Birch Press May Poetry Series, and Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. She spends a lot of time tearing up magazines. [email]
Maia Nichols is an artist and writer currently based in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Full Stop Magazine, Bartleby Review, the Art Book Revie, and Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. [website]
Dustin Nightingale lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. His poetry has been or will be published in journals such as new ohio review, Margie, Cimarron Review, Hotel Amerika, and decomP. [email]
Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of two poetry collections, Rag & Bone (Elixir, 2011) and The End of Pink, forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2016. Her nonfiction has appeared in Brevity, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Redivider, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press.
Eleanor Paynter is settling into life in Ohio after a few years in the Netherlands. You can find her work in the chapbook Dismantling the Hive and in journals including The Bakery, Drunken Boat, and Two Serious Ladies. She is an editor with [Versal]. [email]
Saara Myrene Raappana wrote the chapbooks Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever (Dancing Girl Press, 2015) and A Story of America Goes Walking (in collaboration with artist Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, forthcoming from Shechem Press). She was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in southern China, is a founding editor of Cellpoems, and works for Motionpoems. She likes ice fishing, train rides, reading poems to rooms full of strangers, and making up names for extant, imprecisely labelled birds. [website] [email]
Josh Russell's work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Epoch, Cincinnati Review, and Okey-Pankey. His chapbook of very short prose is Pretend You'll Do It Again (Greying Ghost Press), and the most recent of his three novels is A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag (Dzanc Books). At Georgia State University, he is Director of the Creative Writing Program. [email]
Matt Sadler is the author of The Much Love Sad Dawg Trio (March Street, 2011) and Tiny Tsunami (Flying Guillotine, 2010). He is currently Poetry Editor at Versal, and he teaches English and writing in the suburbs of Detroit. [email]
Scherezade Siobhan is an Indo Roma Jungian scarab moonlighting as a clinical psychologist. Her writing has been translated into multiple languages as well as featured in various digital and physical spaces and can be found in literary magazines, anthologies, international galleries, rehab centers and in the bios of okcupid users. Her digital collection of poems Bone Tongue was published by Thought Catalog Books, and her full length poetry book Father, Husband was recently released by Salopress UK. She can be found squeeing about militant bunnies on her [tumblr]. [twitter]
BJ Soloy lives in a basement in Des Moines, IA. He works at an animal hospital, teaches at a community college, plays some instruments, cooks for Julie, and has poems in places like BOAAT, Colorado Review, FIELD, Forklift, Ohio, Guernica, and Verse. [email]
Maura Way lives in a yellow brick house in Greensboro, NC. Her poems have appeared in Verse, Drunken Boat, Fugue, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She is a schoolteacher.
Katherine Williams is a biomedical research technician who lives on James Island, SC, with her husband Richard Garcia, their dog Max, and a feral cat they've started feeding. [email]
Karl Zuehlke's poems recently appeared in The Loaded Bicycle and Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art (BYU), as well as interviews at The American Literary Review. His translations won Best Creative Project at the 2014 University of North Texas conference. He currently lives in Denton Texas, and is seeking his PhD.