October 2016

Contributors

Stephen Eric Berry is a recipient of a Jule and Avery Hopwood Award at the University of Michigan, a creative artist grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and he has been a finalist in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His work has appeared in Salamander Magazine, Southern Poetry Review, No Exit, Visions International, and the California State Poetry Quarterly. Most recently, his work appears in the Summer 2016 issue of Third Wednesday. He lives in Chelsea, Michigan.

Felicia Cannon was raised in Clearwater, Florida. Her education includes studies in printmaking, painting, and book arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Middle Tennessee State University. She has received various awards and scholarships such as the Irving S. Tick Award in Printmaking, the Jerry’s Artarama Art Supply Scholarship, and her work was twice featured in the MTSU Honors Publication Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression. Felicia produces images that have the potential to evoke symbiosis between forms and color within a composition. Repetition and pattern are used to make connections throughout the work. These elements promote ideas of slowness and taking the time to recognize each part that make up a whole – much like memories that make up one’s life.

Grant Clauser is the author of the books Necessary Myths and The Trouble with Rivers. Poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Cortland Review, The Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review and others. By day he writes about electronics and daydreams about fishing. He blogs occasionally at www.uniambic.com.

Eileen Cunniffe has been writing nonfiction for 35 years—but the first 25 were without the benefit of a byline, as a medical writer, corporate communications manager and executive speechwriter. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Hippocampus Magazine, Ascent, Superstition Review, Stone Voices, Lowestoft Chronicle and Philadelphia Stories. Three of her essays have been recognized with Travelers’ Tales Solas Awards and another received the Emrys Journal 2013 Linda Julian Creative Nonfiction Award. Read more at: www.eileencunniffe.com.   

Darren C. Demaree is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Nineteen Steps Between Us (2016, After the Pause Press).  He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.  He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

John Elkerr has widely exhibited his work in galleries across the United States and in France. Reviews of his work have appeared in Décharge Art and Literature Magazine, the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Monthly, Metro Times, and the Ann Arbor Observer. His work is curated in the Musée de la Création Franche, Bégles, France. Most recently, one of his paintings — in collaboration with Jacques Karamanoukian — is featured on the cover of the Summer 2016 issue of Third Wednesday. Mr. Elkerr lives in Dexter, Michigan.

Bryan Harvey recently published the multi-media novel Everything That Dunks Must Converge (at EatTheBasketball.com). His poetry has appeared in The Cold Mountain Review, The Harpoon Review, and The Rufous City Review. He has contributed to various sports writing websites, including SI.com’s The Cauldron, The Classical, and Fansided’s Hardwood Paroxysm. He lives and teaches in Virginia. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@LawnChairBoys) or to email him (harveybs@gmail.com).  

Michael Levan has work in recent or forthcoming issues of Iron Horse Literary Review, Copper Nickel, Ruminate, and Hunger Mountain. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saint Francis and writes reviews for American Microreviews and Interviews. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife, Molly, and children, Atticus and Dahlia.

A native of New York City, Antonia Lewandowski was educated locally and at Fordham, Wesleyan, and Columbia Universities. She has written about teacher development and student engagement for Education Week, the Journal of Staff Development, Florida Educational Leadership and other publications. Her poetry has appeared, among others, in English Journal, Sojourners, Red Fox Review, Helen and Connecticut River Review.She has received grants and awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Pinellas Arts Council, and most recently, a writing grant from the Chester Tarka legacy. Her chapbook Out of the Woods was published in 2008. Antonia teaches at St. Petersburg College in Florida.

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens is the author two full length poetry collections (forthcoming from Yellow Chair Press and Stalking Horse Press.) Her chapbook Dixit: Every Picture Tells a Story, or The Wrong Items is forthcoming from White Knuckle Press in 2017 and She Came Out From Under the Bed, (Poems Inspired by the Films of Guillermo del Toro) is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. Recent work can be seen at Lime Hawk, concis, and Inter/rupture. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/.

After teaching for nearly 30 years in Grinnell College’s Writing Lab, Betty Moffett is trying to take her own advice. Her stories have been published in a variety of journals and magazines, including THE MACGUFFIN, THE STORYTELLER, RIVERSEDGE, and THE WAPSIPINICON ALMANAC.  She and her husband write songs and perform with The Too Many String Band.

Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger is a 37 year old writer from Kansas City. He has been published in Aphelion, Bluestem Magazine, BrainBox Magazine, Cause & Effect Magazine, Cahoodaloodaling, Crack the Spine, Eunoia Review, Five Quarterly Magazine, Ginosko Literary Journal, Glint Literary Journal, The Gloom Cupboard, Hamilton Stone Review, The Heartland Review, L’allures des Mots, Lunch Box, Offbeatpulp, Penduline Press, Phoebe, Poydras Review, The Santa Clara Review, Serving House Journal, Sheepshead Review, Slice Magazine, Up The Staircase, Fox Spirit’s Girl at the End of the World: Book 1 anthology, and was shortlisted for the Almond Press “Broken Worlds” fiction contest.

Ellen Stone teaches at Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her poems have appeared recently in Passages North, Rust + Moth, Lunch Ticket, The Collagist, and The Citron Review, and are forthcoming in Fifth Wednesday and The Chiron Review Ellen’s poetry collection, The Solid Living World was published by Michigan Writers’ Cooperative Press in 2013.

Daryl Sznyter received her MFA in Poetry from The New School and her BA in Creative Writing from Pepperdine University. Previous and forthcoming publications include Best American Poetry blog, Word Fountain, Theories of HER and Noble/Gas Qtrly.

Maria Terrone is the author of the poetry collections Eye to Eye (Bordighera Press, 2014); A Secret Room in Fall (McGovern Prize, Ashland Poetry Press); The Bodies We Were Loaned (The Word Works), and a chapbook, American Gothic, Take 2. Her work, which has been published in French and Farsi, has appeared in such magazines as Poetry, Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review and The Hudson Review and in more than 25 anthologies.  Her creative nonfiction credits include Witness, Briar Cliff Review, The Common, Potomac Review and other journals. www.mariaterrone.com

Poems by Steve Wilson (sw13@txstate.edu) appear in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, Commonweal, Poem, Georgetown Review, North American Review, America, Blue Unicorn, New Orleans Review, San Pedro River Review, The Christian Century, New American Writing, Isotope, Midwest Quarterly, and New Letters; as well as in a number of anthologies, including Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by Robert Frost, The Beatest State in the Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writing, Like Thunder:  Poets Respond to Violence in America, What Have You Lost?, American Diaspora:  Poetry of Displacement, An Introduction to the Prose Poem, Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems, Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets, and Going Down Grand: Poetry of the Grand Canyon.  His books include Allegory Dance, The Singapore Express and The Lost Seventh. He teaches at Texas State University.