THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [17.4]. 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.
Elizabeth Brinsfield grew up in New Jersey and lives in Iowa. Her writing has appeared in Word Riot, Tupelo Quarterly, CutBank, and Matter Press. [email]
Danny Caine's poetry has appeared in Hobart, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, and other places. He's music editor for At Length Magazine. He hails from Cleveland and lives in Lawrence, Kansas where he works at the Raven Bookstore. [website]
Jamison Crabtree lives in other people's houses. His book of poems lamenting the deaths of movie monsters, rel[am]ent], was awarded the Word Works' Washington Prize. His digital chapbook of video-game poems about illness, please please get over here please, is available on Cartridge Lit. [email] [twitter]
Alisha Dietzman was raised in the American South and Central Europe. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Salt Hill, Bat City Review, and The Adroit Journal. [email]
Kat Finch is a letterpress printer and illustrator at Wolverine Press, where she makes broadsides for visiting writers, as well as other ephemera. Find her work in The Literary Review, Black Warrior Review, The Journal, and Inter|rupture, and other places. [instagram] [tumblr] [website]
Quinn Gancedo lives with his dog in Los Angeles. Other writing can be found in 3:AM, Potluck Mag, and Tammy. [email]
Megan Jeanne Gette opens the nachlass of y/n. Her work includes The Walls They Left Us (Newfound, 2015), and Poor Banished Child of Eve (h_ngm_n, 2016), among other lyric essays, poems, and reviews. This review is part of an ongoing project with Oxlajuj Aj and Baldomero Kawoq Cuma, Mokchewan Guajan and Ixnal Cuma Chavez, borne out of anthropological fieldwork on masks, emulation, and decolonizing translations. Find Megan, who is often M. J. and Joanna Climaxus, at her [twitter].
Peter Giebel is a writer and educator currently living in Denver, CO. His work can be found in ANMLY (FKA Drunken Boat), Lana Turner, Puerto del Sol, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. [email]
Carolyn Guinzio's most recent book is SPINE (Parlor, 2016). She lives just outside of Fayetteville, AR. [tumblr]
Dan Gutstein is the author of two collections—non/fiction (stories) and Bloodcoal & Honey (poems)—as well as stories and poems that have appeared in nearly 100 publications. [email]
Mikko Harvey's poems appear in places such as Colorado Review, FIELD, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, Sixth Finch, and West Branch. He currently lives in California. [email]
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Nora Hickey now lives in Albuquerque, NM where she teaches at the University of New Mexico. Her work has appeared in Bennington Review, the Massachusetts Review, Guernica, and other journals. She podcasts with City on the Edge. [email]
Christine Kanownik is author of KING OF PAIN (Monk Books, 2016) and lives and works in New York.
Kevin Manley is still job hunting after leaving the wonderful world of academia, where he did editorial work for The Chariton Review. In his free time he likes to pet dogs and climb rocks. This is his first publication. [email]
Gary McDowell is the author of a collection of lyric essays, Caesura: Essays (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2017) and five collections of poetry, including, most recently, Mysteries in a World that Thinks There Are None (Burnside Review Press, 2016) He's also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems and essays have appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, The Nation, and Gulf Coast. He lives in Nashville, TN with his family where he's an assistant professor of English at Belmont University. He likes to lift heavy things and then put them back down, say 10-15 times in a row, then rest for 60 seconds only to do it again and again and again.
Mike Nagel's writing has appeared in The Awl, Hobart, Salt Hill, and The Paris Review Daily. [email]
Jamila Osman is a Somali writer and educator living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Boaat Press, Tinderbox, Winter Tangerine, and some other places. She likes to talk to plants and cry in public places. She blogs sporadically on her website: [email] [website]
Donald Platt's fifth book of poems, Tornadoesque, was published by CavanKerry Press in 2016. His sixth book, Man Praying, will appear in 2017 from Parlor Press / Free Verse Editions. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Antioch Review, BLOOM, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Sou'wester, 32 Poems, Diode, Notre Dame Review, Volt, Rattle, Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, Western Humanities Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, and The Best American Poetry 2015. He teaches in Purdue University's MFA program. [email]
Delia Rainey is a writer and musician currently in St, Louis, MO. Her prose and poems have been featured in Pleiades, Western Humanities Review, El Balazo Press, Spy Kids Review, Potluck Magazine, The Sensation Feelings Journal, Pajama Party Zine, and others. Her band is called Dubb Nubb. [tumblr] [twitter]
Sarah J. Sloat lives in Germany, a stone's throw from Schopenhauer's grave. [email]
Abraham Smith's fifth poetry collection—Destruction of Man—is forthcoming from Third Man Books.
Jacqueline Winter Thomas is a contributing editor at Eratio and an MFA candidate in poetry at UNC Wilmington where she teaches courses in creative writing. Her poems and papers have appeared and are forthcoming in NAR, Barrelhouse, Tinderbox, Open House, and TAB among others. She is interested in the convergence of poststructural poetics and semiotics. [tumblr]Caroll Sun Yang is a writer/ visual artist surviving in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, two children, two Labs, one cat, and one rabbit. Her work appears in The Nervous Breakdown, The Los Angeles Review of Books, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Columbia Journal, Juked and other fine publications. She yearns for personality-disordered friends/lo-fi anything/sarcasm/art films featuring teens/latrinalia/frosting flowers/bio changes. She is working on a hybrid collection titled Real Mammal and spews forth with alarming regularity on Facebook. Oh, and she never taught professionally and just quit waitressing. Will work for work. [email] [website]