THESE ARE OUR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE [17.2]. 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.
Gina Alexandra is an amateur human but an expert wolf. [email]
Law Alsobrook is an assistant professor in Graphic Design at VCU in Qatar. He has work published or forthcoming in Petite Hound Press, The Volta, Typehouse Literary Magazine, After the Pause, and Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research. He is coeditor and art director for Diode Editions. [website] [email]
Karen Babine is the author of Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life (University of Minnesota, 2015), winner of the Minnesota Book Award, finalist for the Midwest Book Award and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. She also edits Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Slag Glass City, Quarter After Eight, Sweet, North American Review, Passages North and others. She lives and writes in Minneapolis. [email]
A native Ohioan, Carl Boon lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches in the Department of American Culture and Literature at Dokuz Eylul University. His poems appear in dozens of magazines, most recently Two Thirds North, Jet Fuel Review, Blast Furnace, and Sunset Liminal. [email]
Holly Brown lives in Akron, OH where she writes poems and a food column for The Devil Strip. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in decomP, Jellyfish, The New Old Stock, Rockhurst Review, and H_NGM_N. [email]
Margaret Cipriano is from Chicago, IL and currently lives in Columbus, OH where she is an MFA candidate at The Ohio State University. Her visual or written work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Boiler, Quarterly West, The Adroit Journal, and The Nashville Review. She serves as the Managing Editor of The Journal. [email]
Hayli Cox is a Master's candidate and Teaching Assistant at Northern Michigan University where she draws inspiration from the breathtaking landscape cradled by Lake Superior. Her work has been previously published The Lightkeeper, Hippocampus, and The Gateway Review. [email]
Johnny Damm is a writer specializing in verbal-visual and creative-critical blends. He is the author of Science of Things Familiar (The Operating System, 2017) and three chapbooks, including Your Favorite Song (Battle Stories) (Essay Press, 2016) and The Domestic World: A Practical Guide (Little Red Leaves, forthcoming). His work has recently appeared in Poetry, Denver Quarterly, the Rumpus, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. [website] [email]
Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry London, and elsewhere. He directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Blackacre Nature Preserve.
Rebecca Doverspike has at various points in her life dreamed of being a poet, a figure skater, and a trapeze artist. She's currently reading and writing poetry while in Divinity School studying Buddhism and chaplaincy. Desiring to incorporate movement in scholarship, a course called "Deconstructing a Novel into Dance" has her choreographing to Virginia Woolf's The Waves. Her favorite tree is in the birch family. She's a little obsessed with kale, and the subject of time. [email]
Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, and the New York Times bestselling author of five books. Hornbacher's work has been published in eighteen languages, and her writing across genres appears regularly in literary and journalistic publications around the world, most recently in AGNI, Gulf Coast, Fourth Genre, The Bellingham Review, and Vestoj (Paris). Her sixth book, a work of long-form journalism, will be published in January 2018; her seventh, a collection of essays, will appear the following year. Hornbacher is an Assistant Professor at Rowan University.
Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in Spillway and the American Journal of Poetry, he's the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest, and his first book, Fractal Idyll, will be published by After The Pause Press in late 2017. [email]
Nabil Kashyap has had written things appear places like Actually People Quarterly, Colorado Review, Seneca Review, and Versal plus a collection of essays forthcoming from Carville Annex Press. He is a librarian in Philadelphia where he lives with a couch and a cat. [website]
Heather Kirn Lanier is the author of Teaching in the Terrordome: Two Years in West Baltimore with Teach For America (U of Missouri, 2012), and two award-winning poetry chapbooks, The Story You Tell Yourself (Kent State U, 2012), and Heart-Shaped Bed in Hiroshima (Standing Rock, 2015). She knows very little about outer space but she likes to stare into the sky and think: "We're on a giant rock! Flying through space!" [email]
Ted Lardner teaches writing at Cleveland State University. His work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming from Cleaver, One, Arsenic Lobster, and Gone Lawn. His chapbooks include Passing By a Home Place (Leaping Mountain 1987), Tornado (Kent State U.P. 2008), and We Practice For It (Tupelo 2014).
Michael Jeffrey Lee's first book, Something in My Eye, was published by Sarabande. New stories have appeared or are forthcoming in BOMB, Columbia Journal, and The Collagist, among others. He lives in New Orleans. Sometimes he talks about getting a website. He talks about a lot of things. [email]
Dennis Mombauer, "Dennis Mombauer, *1984, currently lives & works as a theatre agent & freelance author in Cologne, Germany. Writes weird fiction, textual experiments & literary essays as well as non-naturalist drama & English poetry acculturated with German. Translates both fiction & non-fiction. Editor, co-founder & -publisher of Die Novelle—Magazine for Experimentalism. Publications in various small- to medium-sized magazines & anthologies."
Laura C J Owen was born in England but has lived mostly in the United States, specifically, the state of Arizona, with long stretches in the Midwest for schooling, and a few stints on either coast for no particular reason. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Annalemma Magazine, Tucson Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and other places. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. [website] [email]
Eric Pankey is Professor of English and the Heritage Chair in Writing at George Mason University, where he teaches in the BFA and MFA programs. His forthcoming book, Augury, is due out from Milkweed Editions in 2017. [email]
Kathleen Peirce teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University. Recent poems can be found in Poetry International, Fifth Wednesday, and Gulf Coast. New Michigan Press will publish her long poem, Vault, in the fall. [email]
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is Almost Rain, published by River Otter Press (2013). For more information, including free e-books, please visit his [website]. [email]
Derek Pollard is co-author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX). His poems, creative non-fiction, translations, and reviews have appeared in American Book Review, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Drunken Boat, E·ratio, H_ngm_n, Pleiades, and Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. He is Assistant Editor at Interim. [website]
Joe Sacksteder is a PhD candidate at the University of Utah. His album of Werner Herzog sound poems, Fugitive Traces, is forthcoming from Punctum Books. He invites you to check out more writing on Hobart, Passages North, Booth, The Rumpus, and DREGINALD. [email]
Isabelle Shepherd is from West Virginia and currently lives in North Carolina, where she is an MFA candidate at the UNC-Wilmington. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, Sixth Finch, DIALOGIST, and elsewhere. [website] [email]
Ryan Patrick Smith was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, and his house was sometimes invaded by snakes. His poems appear or are forthcoming in the Kenyon Review, Boston Review, Birdfeast, Salt Hill, and elsewhere. Currently, he teaches in the MFA program at Lindenwood University. [website] [email]
Christine Spillson attends George Mason University where she is working towards her MFA in nonfiction. Her work can be found in publications such as apt, Redivider, and The Macguffin. [email]
Elizabeth Townsend is from Virginia. About five years ago she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, along with everybody else in America. She is studying to become a therapist. [email]Michael Joseph Walsh is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver and co-editor for APARTMENT Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in DREGINALD, DIAGRAM, Fence, Likestarlings, jubilat, The Volta, and elsewhere. [email]
Paige Webb's recent work appears (or is forthcoming) in Vinyl, Poetry Northwest, Indiana Review, and Blackbird. She lives and teaches in Columbus, Ohio. [email]
Alizabeth Worley is an MFA student at BYU whose work can be found at Juked Review, Waccamaw, and elsewhere. An upcoming piece is forthcoming at Iron Horse Literary Review. She lives with her husband, Michael, and their one-year-old son in Utah. Unfortunately, she lacks a respectable website (assuming a blog of high school drawings and embarrassing musings on those drawings doesn't count, which one could find here). [email]