December 2013

Contributors

 
Wayne F. Burke has published poems in Industry Night, Sassafras, Boston Poetry Magazine, The Commonline Journal, FORGE, and elsewhere.  He lives in the central Vermont area and is employed as an LPN.

Kate Lister Campbell lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Kansas City, MO, she holds a degree in history from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Public Administration from NYU. When not writing, she works with nonprofit and government entities to design job training and placement programs for people with barriers to employment.

Anders Carlson-Wee was a professional rollerblader before he studied wilderness survival and started hopping freight trains to see the country. He has traveled through the forests of the South, the cornfields of the Midwest, the prairies of the West, and the blue-hued mountains of Alaska, eating food out of dumpsters and trashcans to avoid getting a job. Anders is an MFA candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University, where he has received the graduate Topping Up Award. He is also the winner of a 2012 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2012, New Delta Review, The Pinch, and Ninth Letter.

Sarah Evans is a former journalist who is newer to creative nonfiction. She lives in Oregon and is co-editor of the online magazine Salem Is (www.salemis.org). She is a graduate of the creative writing MFA program at Pacific University.

Carol Hamilton has upcoming and recent publications in Atlanta Review, New Laurel Review, Tribeca Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Green Hills Literary Lantern, U.S.1 WorksheetWillow Review, San Pedro River Review, The Penmen Review, Aurorean, Tar River Review, Colere, Presa, Nebo, Main Street Rag, Abbey, Hurricane Review, Illya’s Honey, Lilliput and others. She has published 16 books:  children’s novels, legends and poetry, most recently, MASTER OF THEATER: PETER THE GREAT and LEXICOGRAPHY.   She is a former Poet Laureate of Oklahoma and has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize.

Chad Hanson serves as Chairman of the Department of Sociology & Social Work at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. His poems have appeared in The Fourth River, Cold Mountain Review, A Clean Well-Lighted Place, and Amoskeag among others. A recent collection of his essays, Trout Streams of the Heart, is available from the Truman State University Press (2013).

Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, and other journals. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Paul Hostovsky is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Naming Names (2013, Main Street Rag). His poems have won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net awards, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from the Comstock Review, and numerous poetry chapbook contests. He has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. To read more of his work, visit him at www.paulhostovsky.com.

Emily Koon is a writer from North Carolina. She has previously published work in Fiddleblack, Juked, Meridian, Camera Obscura and other places. Emily can be found blogging nervously at thebookdress.com.

Angie Macri’s recent work appears in 32 Poems and Alaska Quarterly Review.  An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs and teaches in Little Rock.  She was born and raised in southern Illinois.

Kate Nacy’s stories and poems appear in apt, Hobart, Juked, Fleeting, The Prague Revue, The Milan Review, Revolver, Spork and other places. She lives in Berlin and stays out of trouble. www.katenacy.com

Kevin O’Connor received an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins, as well an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane. He has published poetry in many journals, including Slant, Anderbo, the Tulane Review, and The Pinch. Currently he is finishing his final year in the MFA program at Old Dominion University.

Frank C. Praeger is a retired research biologist who has had poetry published in various journals in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia.

Doug Ramspeck is the author of five poetry collections. The most recent book, Original Bodies, was selected for the Michael Waters Poetry Prize and is forthcoming by Southern Indiana Review Press. Two earlier books also received awards: Mechanical Fireflies (Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (John Clardi Prize, University of Missouri-Kansas City). Individual poems have appeared in journals that include Kenyon Review, State, Southern Review, Georgia Review, AGNI, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He teaches creative writing and directs the Writing Center at The Ohio State University at Lima.

Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger is a 34 year old writer from Kansas City living in San Francisco. He holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy & Creative Writing and completed his MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco in 2011. As of July 2013, he has been published in Number One Magazine, Alors, Et Tois?, Agua Magazine, The Red Pulp Underground, Offbeatpulp, Up The Staircase, The Gloom Cupboard, BrainBox Magazine, Cause & Effect Magazine, the Santa Clara Review, Aphelion, Glint Literary Journal, and Phoebe. He blogs at http://triphoprisy.blogspot.com.

Lynn Veach Sadler is a former college president Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler has published, in academics, 5+ books and 72 articles and has edited 22 books/proceedings and three national journals and published a newspaper column. In creative writing, she has published 9 poetry chapbooks (another forthcoming) and 4 full-length collections (another in press), over 100 short stories, 4 novels, a novella, and a short story collection and written 41 plays. As the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet 2013-2015, she mentors student and adult poets.

Larry Starzec’s essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in dozens of magazines including: Arkansas Review, Cottonwood Magazine, The Cream City Review, and Kansas Quarterly among others. His essay “In this Neighborhood, of this Earth,” was listed as a notable selection in Best American Essays, 2005. He holds an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and teaches at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL.

Ashley Strosnider holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina, where she was a James Dickey Fellow and editor at Yemassee. She currently lives in Charleston, SC, where she works as a copyeditor and advocate for the Oxford comma. She writes reviews for The Review Review and Publishers Weekly, and her work appears or is forthcoming in decomP, Word Riot, DOGZPLOT, Unsplendid, dislocate, Fifth Wednesday, and Paper Darts.

Jesse Mikhail Wesso, the profoundly amateur chess player and philosopher, musician, Trekkie, and burrito connoisseur. From the sixth largest city in Illinois, which happens to lie on its sixth largest river. Usually counting quarters for cat food or doing favors for coffee. Occasionally poetry. Voted most likely to say “Help, I’m alive. Help, I’m alive” at cocktail parties. Previously published in Fifth Wednesday Journal and Bluffs Literary Magazine.

Carolyn Williams-Noren lives in Minneapolis, where she makes a living as a communications coordinator for an affordable housing organization. Her poems have been published in Spoon River Poetry Review, Literary Mama, and elsewhere. In 2010 Kristin Naca and E. Ethelbert Miller selected her work for a Loft Mentor Award, and she is a 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Find her at williams-noren.com.

Gregory Wolos lives in upstate New York on the bank of the Mohawk River. His short fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in JMWWYemasseeThe Baltimore ReviewVersalThe Roanoke ReviewThe Los Angeles ReviewPANK, A cappella Zoo, Superstition Review, and many other journals and anthologies. His stories have earned two Pushcart Prize nominations, and his latest collection was named a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. For lists of his publications and commendations, visit www.gregorywolos.com.