THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [16.5]. 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.
Tariq al Haydar's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Normal School, The Threepenny Review, Down & Out, Crab Orchard Review, The Los Angeles Review, and others. He is an assistant professor of English at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. [email]
Andrew Bales grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He now lives in Ohio, where he studies in the PhD program at the University of Cincinnati and serves as the digital editor of American Short Fiction. His fiction has appeared in publications including Gargoyle, Tin House (online), New Delta Review, and Juked. [website] [email]
Christian Benitez, not the footballer, is the author of the chapbook Rhetoric (transit, 2015). He loves repetitions and philology, often thinks about the inseparability of gift and time, and enjoys minesweeper while drinking tea. [email]
Chase Berggrun is a trans poet and the author of the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012, and their work has been published in the Pen Poetry Series, The Offing, Prelude, No Tokens, Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. [email]
Chris Campanioni's new book is Death of Art (C&R Press). His recent work appears in Ambit, RHINO, Public Pool, and The Brooklyn Rail. His "Billboards" poem responding to Latino stereotypes and mutable—and often muted—identity in the fashion world was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize and his novel Going Down was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. He edits PANK and Tupelo Quarterly and lives in Brooklyn. [email]
Will Cordeiro cannot drive a car. He is not on any social media. Some question if he is American. Others, whether he is human.
Katy Didden is the author of The Glacier’s Wake (Pleiades Press, 2013), and recent poems have appeared in journals such as Ecotone, 32 Poems, and The Kenyon Review. A former Hodder fellow at Princeton University, she is currently an Assistant Professor at Ball State University. [website]
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 issues of Fogged Clarity, Interrupture, and Better: Culture & Lit. [email]
Ethan Feuer is an MFA candidate at the University of Virginia. Previously, he has worked as an architect in New York City. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Electric Literature, SmokeLong Quarterly, Neutrons Protons, and Tin House Open Bar. He is presently at work on a novel. More online at his [website]. [email]
Carrie Green is just now coming up for air from obsessing about eggs, nests, and birds in general. You can read poems about these and other obsessions in PANK, Unsplendid, Cave Wall, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, forthcoming in River Styx, and elsewhere. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and works as a reference librarian in a public library. [website] [email]
Bradley Harrison lives in Columbia, MO where he doesn’t sleep enough and loves too much. [email]
Colleen Hollister’s work has appeared in Conjunctions, Mid-American Review, Quarterly West, Versal, and other journals, and was recently chosen for Wigleaf’s Top 50 [Very] Short Fictions of 2016. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and, yes, likes it there. [email]
Alisha Kaplan has been a stacker of apples, an emergency medical responder, a jazz radio DJ, a photographer of rare books, a farmer, a creative writing professor, and, throughout it all, a poet. You can find her work in Powder Keg, The Chicago Tribune, Bodega, Carousel, and elsewhere. Originally from Toronto, she now lives in Brooklyn. [email]
Jessica Lee is a waitress and the poetry editor of Sweet Tree Review. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, and is completing her first collection of poetry, inspired by The Donna Reed Show. Her poem "Freud and me" is forthcoming in The American Literary Review. [email]
Beth Marzoni's poems have recently appeared in Radar and Verse. She co-edits Pilot Light, a journal of 21st century poetics and criticism, and teaches at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. [website]
Yael Massen is an MFA Candidate in Poetry and Associate Instructor at Indiana University. Her work can be found within the pages and URLs of Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, Southern Indiana Review, Lilith, and elsewhere. Yael has served as Nonfiction Editor and Associate Poetry Editor of Indiana Review. [website] [email]
Alan May has published two books, Dead Letters and More Unknowns. [website]
Jennifer Moore is the author of The Veronica Maneuver (University of Akron Press). Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Best New Poets, B O D Y, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. A native of the Seattle area, Jennifer is an assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio Northern University. She lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. [website]
Susan Neville lives in Indianapolis and teaches at Butler University.
JoLee G Passerini lives in Florida with her husband Ed, daughter Rebecca, and three cats. When she isn’t teaching her dearly beloved students at Eastern Florida State College or working with the student club The Writers’ Haven, JoLee reads, especially books by Hemingway and about him. JoLee hikes and camps around Florida and spends as much time as possible on the water in her bright orange kayak. [email]
Ana Prundaru is a Romanian-born translator and visual artist, who lives in a forest-side home near a Swiss zoo and will never get used to being awakened by the lions' roars. Her chapbook of found poems has recently been published from SOd Press. You can find more of her micro-, visual- and erasure poems in such places as Otoliths, 3:AM, Bitterzoet, Mainichi Haiku, and Hyacinth Girl Press. [website] [email]
When not writing weird plays, listening to Prince, making endless batches of chicken curry for her teenaged son, or generally overdoing things, Khadijah Queen is a fan of Power Lazing.™ She teaches in the Mile-High MFA creative writing program at Regis University. [email]
Vincent Scarpa is based in New Jersey, where he is at work on a novel. [email]
Alison Thumel won the Illinois Arbor Day Poster Contest in 2003. The local newspaper quoted preteen Alison's success as coming from her interest in "art and science." Today, Alison lives and writes in Chicago. Her work has recently appeared in Hobart, Banshee, and Hypertrophic Literary, and she has a chapbook of erasures forthcoming from Salt Hill in early 2017. [email]
Allison Titus's book of poems, The True Book of Animal Homes, is forthcoming from Saturnalia. She teaches in the low-res MFA program at New England College.
Ken L Walker lives in Brooklyn, New York but keeps a Kentucky driver’s license in his wallet. He is the author of the chapbook Twenty Glasses of Water (Diez, 2014) and has work in the anthologies Oil & Water (Typecast, 2010) and Devouring the Green (Jaded Ibis, 2015). His prose and poetry can also be found in the Boston Review, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Brooklyn Rail, The Seattle Review, Atlas Review, Lumberyard, and Tammy.
meg willing is a poet, artist, editor, and designer. Her work has recently appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Colorado Review, The Collagist, and elsewhere. She currently serves as Associate Chapbook Editor and PDF Chapbook Designer for BOAAT Press; Assistant Production Editor and Designer for Gigantic Sequins; and Associate Director for CSArt Maine, Maine's first community-supported art share program. [website] [email]