December 2011

Contributors

 
Aaron Anstett’s collections are Sustenance, No Accident, and Each Place the Body’s. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Cellpoems, Fence, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. He lives in Colorado with his wife, Lesley, and children.

Ester Bloom’s writing has appeared in Salon, the Hairpin, the Awl, Nerve, the Morning News, Thought Catalog, the Film Experience, PANK, Hello Giggles, Phoebe (upcoming), Zone 3, the Apple Valley Review, Conte: A Journal of Narrative Poetry, and other venues. She just completed a fall residency at VCCA and will be at the Vermont Studio Center in Summer 2012. Her collection of lighthearted essays about serious topics, Never Marry a Short Woman, is represented by Michele Rubin at Writers House.

Elizabeth Buchanan received her MFA from the University of Oregon in 2011 and has published writing in The Washington Post. She is currently the writer-in-residence at St. Albans School in Washington, DC.

Emily Corwin is currently a junior at the College of Wooster and is majoring in English and Film Studies. She has published in Scholastic’s The Best Teen Writing of 2009, Teen Ink, and two of Wooster’s literary magazines, Year One and The Goliard. She was a participant in Kenyon’s Young Writer’s Workshop in 2008 and was editor of her high school’s literary magazine, Spectrum, and the previous issue of Year One.

Aleathia Drehmer is the editor of Durable Goods and In Between Altered States.  She is also the poetry editor for Full of Crow.  Her most recent collection of poetry “You Find Me Everywhere” is available from Propaganda Press.  Aleathia makes her home wherever her feet land and makes it a point to notice the little things.

Owen Duffy holds an MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. His short fiction has appeared in Storyglossia, New Delta Review, and Passages North, among others. He teaches and mentors beginning writers in Charleston, South Carolina where he lives with his wife Liz. Lately, he’s been seriously contemplating learning how to tool leather.

Matthew Ferrence is an assistant professor of creative writing at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Prior to returning to academe, he played golf professionally on a German tour. Essays from my golf collection in progress have appeared in several journals, including Blue Mesa Review, Crab Orchard Review, Puckerbrush Review, and Concho River Review.

Bryan Furuness is the author of the forthcoming novel, THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON. His stories and essays have appeared in Ninth Letter, Hobart, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere, including NEW STORIES FROM THE MIDWEST and BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING. He teaches at Butler University, where he is launching a new small press, Pressgang.

Camille Graves is a second-year graduate student in the MFA program at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She is always wandering but never lost.

Paul Hostovsky is the author of three books of poetry, Bending the Notes (2008), Dear Truth (2009), and A Little in Love a Lot (2011). His poems have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer’s Almanac, and Best of the Net 2008 and 2009. To read more of his work, visit his website at www.paulhostovsky.com

Sarah Kendall is an MA candidate in the Writing program at Johns Hopkins University. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Halfway Down the Stairs, Dragnet, The Legendary, Ink-Filled Page, and Barely South Review. She prefers her coffee cold and her eggs piping hot. Ideally, her world would revolve around stories and breakfast foods.

Edward Lee is from Dublin, Ireland. His poetry, short stories and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Acumen, Smiths Knoll, The Shop, The Moon, and The Sunday Tribune New Irish Writing. His debut collection of poetry Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge was recently published by Spider Press. He is currently working towards his second poetry collection, and a photography exhibition entitled “Lying Down With The Dead”.

Misti Rainwater-Lites is the author of expired nickel valentine and several other collections. She also enjoys photography.

Sara Quinn Rivara’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems Magazine, The Cortland Review, The Crab Orchard Review, Blackbird, and Literary Mama. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for inclusion in the Best New Poets Anthology. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and teaches at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her son.

Angela Rydell’s poetry has been published in The Sun, Poet Lore, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Cortland Review, Barrow Street, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.  She is a recipient of Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College.

Ashley Shivar received her MFA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from thewritingdisorder.com, Pinion and Black Heart Magazine, among others. She teaches English at Cape Fear Community College.

Stephanie Smith’s debut poetry chapbook, Dreams of Dali, was released in 2010 from Flutter Press. Her work has appeared in such publications as Danse Macabre, decomP, The Horror Zine, Gutter Eloquence, Not One of Us, and Pif Magazine. She lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Luke Thominet studied Creative Writing and International Relations at the University of Southern California and then moved directly from the sunny beaches to the frozen tundra.  He is now pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Northern Michigan University and has recently finished a first draft of his thesis, a novel entitled Falls, all the while teaching composition.  In addition, earlier this year, he had an essay on the war in Iraq published in Politics and Culture. He is honestly afraid that his girlfriend is plotting to kill him.

Dennis Vannatta has published stories in many magazines and anthologies, including CHARITON REVIEW, BOULEVARD, ANTIOCH REVIEW, and PUSHCART XV, and three collections:  THIS TIME, THIS PLACE and PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD, both by White Pine Press, and LIVES OF THE ARTISTS by Livingston Press.  His first novel, AROUND CENTRALIA SQUARE, is forthcoming from Cave Hollow Press.

Jaclyn Watterson lives in Salt Lake City with several small plastic animals and two regular-sized real animals.  Her work can be found in elimae, The Fiddleback, Specter, Sou’wester, and a few other places.

Gabriel Welsch’s collections of poems include Dirt and All Its Dense Labor, the chapbook An Eye Fluent in Gray, and The Death of Flying Things, forthcoming in summer 2012. Other stories and poems have appeared recently in Southern Review, PANK, New Letters, West Branch, Summerset Review, Broadsided, Whiskey Island, and Chautauqua. He works as vice president of advancement and marketing at Juniata College, in Huntingdon, PA, where he lives with his wife and daughters.

Jessica L. Wilkinson lives and writes in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in books, newspapers and international journals including HOW2, Ekleksographia, Overland and Cultural Studies Review. She is the founding editor of RABBIT: a journal for poetry. In 2011 she received a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. She teaches at RMIT University.

William Kelley Woolfitt studies American literature at Pennsylvania State University, where he is in the third year of the PhD program.  He has worked as a summer camp counselor, bookseller, ballpark peanuts vendor, and teacher of computer literacy to senior citizens.  His poems and short stories have appeared in Cincinnati Review,  Portland Review, Shenandoah, Sycamore Review, Southern Humanities Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.  Poems from his completed book-length sequence, Words for Flesh: a Spiritual Autobiography of Charles de Foucauld, have been published or are forthcoming in Salamander, Rhino, Pilgrimage, Nimrod, The Christian Century, Qarrtsiluni, Tiger’s Eye, Paper Nautilus, and Windhover.

Robert Yune was born in Seoul, South Korea.  He currently teaches at Chatham University and the University of Pittsburgh.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Avery, and Connecticut Review, among others.  In 2009, Yune received a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  His website is www.robertyune.com.