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THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [18.6]. ENJOY THE AWESOME. IF YOU DO NOT ENJOY THE AWESOME SUFFICIENTLY, PLEASE CONTACT MANAGEMENT VIA THE [MASTHEAD].

* We believe in the serial comma.

* 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.

Deborah Bernhardt is the author of Echolalia and Driftology. [website]

Lauren Camp is the author of three books, most recently One Hundred Hungers. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Slice, Ecotone, Crazyhorse, Boston Review and Third Coast. [website] [email]

Yongyu Chen is a student at Cornell University where he majors in Comparative Literature. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Sonora Review, BOAAT, PANK, Foundry, and Ghost Proposal. [email]

Katharine Coles' memoir, Look Both Ways, will be published by Turtle Point Press in 2018; her seventh collection of poems, Wayward, is due from Red Hen Press in 2019. She also writes extensively on poetry and poetics. She is a Poet-in-Residence at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the SLC Public Library for the Poets House program FIELD WORK. Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah, she has received grants from the NEA and NEH and a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship.  

Martin Corless-Smith was born and raised in Worcestershire, England. His next collection of poetry, The Fool & The Bee, is forthcoming from Shearsman Books (UK) and some versions of Horace, Odious Horizons, is forthcoming from Miami University Press, both in early 2019. He lives and teaches in Boise, Idaho.

Saddiq Dzukogi is the author of Inside the Flower Room, selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series (forthcoming in 2018). His poems appear or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, New Orleans Review, South Dakota Review, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, Best American Experimental Writing Series, and Verse Daily. He is also a fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. [email]

A Joachim Glage lives and writes in Colorado, where he enjoys no longer being an attorney. "When You Reach the Age of Ninety" is an installment in a series of fictions Glage is writing on the topic of human happiness and its (unsuspected) evils. Other pieces from this series may be found in recent or forthcoming issues of The Georgia Review, Santa Monica Review, Philosophy and Literature, F(r)iction, and other periodicals.

Devin Kelly is an American poet. He is the author of the books Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (CCM). He is the Interviews Editor for Full Stop and co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York City. He works as an afterschool director in Queens, teaches at the City College of New York, and lives in Harlem.

Anne Lu is a student of Comparative Literature at Yale University, where she focuses on poetry and translation. Her short stories have been published in anthologies including Gems of the Okanagan, Okanagan Tapestry, and Polar Expressions, and her first novel, Forever Green, was published in 2015. 

Cris Mazza's latest book is Charlatan: New and Selected Stories. Mazza has seventeen other titles of fiction and literary nonfiction including her last book, Something Wrong With Her, a real-time memoir; she then became co-producer, writer, and lead actress for a feature film, Anorgasmia, a fictional sequel to that memoir. She is a native of Southern California, a professor in the Program for Writers at the Univ of Illinois at Chicago, and splits time between the exurbs of Chicago and the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Anthony Michael Morena is a writer from New York who lives in Tel Aviv. He is the author of The Voyager Record (Rose Metal Press, 2016) and assistant fiction editor for Gigantic Sequins, a good-looking, biannual, black & white literary arts journal. His writing has appeared in The Establishment, Ninth Letter, Flapperhouse, The Mondegreen, Queen Mob's Tea House, and he has been a contributor and guest editor for The Ilanot Review. [twitter] [email]

Susan Neville teaches at Butler University in Indianapolis. Her recent stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Image, and The Missouri Review. [email]

Colleen O'Brien is the author of a chapbook, Spool in the Maze, from DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press. Recent poems and short fiction have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, the Volta, Beloit Poetry Journal, Wigleaf, Texas Review, and other journals. [website] [email]

Lance Olsen is author of more than 25 books of and about innovative writing, including, most recently, the novel Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, 2017). He teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah. [email]

Caitlin Palmer is a writer from the Midwest who's interested in malaise, wanderlust, and decay. She's had work published in Under the Gum Tree and Midwestern Gothic. She has other pop culture work about a song by Bon Iver in the Idaho anthology Cabin: Writers in the Attic series' edition on song. She's the current fiction editor of Fugue. She's doing weird stuff hybridizing the novel, a term that means 'new.' [email]

Bryan D Price teaches history and humanities part time at a community college in the suburbs of southern California where he writes about memory, time, nostalgia, utopia, and its opposite. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Unbroken Journal, Heavy Feather Review, Manhattanville Review, Menacing Hedge, and Portland Review. [email]

Glenn Shaheen is the author of four books, most recently Carnivalia (Gold Wake Press, 2018). [email]

Maxwell Shanley is the author of There Are Trees (Drop Leaf Press, 2017). His work has appeared in New American Writing, Berkeley Poetry Review, MIDTERM, CutBank, Border Crossing, Camas: The Nature of the West, Slipstream, Transfer Magazine, The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss, Four Ties Lit Review, and has been performed by Theatrikos Theatre Company. He currently lives in San Francisco. [email]

Sarah Sheesley is based in Albuquerque. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review, Essay Daily, Tupelo Quarterly Review, and Edible Santa Fe. [website] [email]

Jessie Szalay teaches college writing in the Utah State Prison System. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, The Forward, National Geographic Traveler: Inside Travel, Asparagus, and elsewhere, and has been recognized in Best American Essays 2017. Besides her husband, Jessie's most passionate loves are of travel, cetaceans, and dogs.

John Allen Taylor's first chapbook, Unmonstrous, is forthcoming from YesYes Books in spring 2019. His poems are published in RHINO, The Journal, Muzzle, and other places. He coordinates the writing center at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, and he brews very strong kombucha. [twitter] [website] [email]

Mark Terrill is a native Californian and ex-merchant seaman living in Germany since 1984, working as a shipyard welder, road manager for rock bands, cook and postal worker. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, prose poems, memoir, and translations, most recently Diamonds & Sapience (Dark Style, 2017) and Competitive Decadence (New Feral Press, 2017).

Arlo Voorhees is the head cheerleader at Arlo's School of The Monotonous Sublime in Portland, OR.  He also teaches at Mt. Hood Community College and works in the adult novelty industry. His new work can be found in Rattle and Panel while his full-length, EI EI O, is slated for publication in the summer of 1989. [email]

Katie Willingham is the author of the poetry collection Unlikely Designs (University of Chicago Press, 2017). If you appreciated her excerpt from a nonexistent book here in DIAGRAM, you can find another one online in Adroit Journal and another in print in Grist 10 (or maybe she'll send it through e-space if you drop her a line over email.) Other poems can be spotted in their nests at Bennington Review, Poem-A-Day, Reservoir Lit, The Journal, Indiana Review, and others. [website] [email]

Carolyn Zaikowski is the author of the hybrid novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013). Her fiction, poetry, and essays have been published widely, in such publications as The Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, Entropy Magazine, Everyday Feminism, PANK, and Dusie. She lives and teaches in Massachusetts. [website] [email]