Abraham Avnisan is a poet and visual artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. His work explores the intersections of literature with the visual arts. He has been published in Brooklyn Review, Boog City Reader, Drunken Boat and eoagh: a Journal of the Arts (forthcoming). His work has been exhibited at Centotto Gallery, Arts in Bushwick’s BETASpace Festival, and the Figment Arts Festival on Governor’s Island, all in New York City. He received his MFA from Brooklyn College. For more information about his work, please visit Abraham’s website.
Robin Becker lives in Toad Suck, Arkansas, where she fishes for crappie, bakes bread, and teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas. Her novel Brains: A Zombie Memoir was published in 2010 by HarperCollins. Visit her at www.robinzbecker.com.
E.E.W. Christman teaches Freshman English at Ohio University while working toward her Master’s in Creative Nonfiction. Her work revolves around feeling sorry for herself and attempting to be witty. She lives in Athens, Ohio with her fiancé and their escalating number of pets.
Bill Christophersen‘s poems have recently appeared or are scheduled to appear in Birmingham Poetry Journal, Hanging Loose, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Rhino, Right Hand Pointing, Sierra Nevada Review, Tampa Review and Yale Review. His poetry reviews have appeared in Newsweek, New York Times Book Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner and Shenandoah. He lives in New York City and plays country fiddle.
Brandon Covey has walked from Mexico to Canada, flown in F-16s over Europe, tracked gray wolves in the Rocky Mountains, and sailed from Africa to Antarctica. Now he currently lives and works in New York City. He received an MFA from The New School for Public Engagement in 2012. His film, radio, and written works have appeared on KFMB San Diego, WXGC–90.7 FM New York, and in Yankees Magazine.
Amy Eisner teaches creative writing and literature at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary Review, Fence, Poet Lore, and other publications.
Stuart Friebert has published a dozen books of poems, among them Funeral Pie, which co-won the Four Way Book Award. He has also published eight volumes of translations (from German, Czech, Romanian, Lithuanian, and Italian) and a number of stories, memoir pieces, and anthologies.
Molly Gallentine grew up in rural Iowa as a farmer’s daughter. Because of this, Molly loves to tell stories about food. She’s also a performance artist and a 2011 graduate of the Creative Writing MFA Program at The New School. Her written work has been published in Verbal Pyrotechnics, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Rumpus.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Emily Grise earned her MFA in poetry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She currently makes her living teaching writing to college students and reading for several literary publications in the St. Louis area.
Brad Johnson is an associate professor at Palm Beach State College in Florida and has published two chapbooks, Void Where Prohibited and The Happiness Theory, available at puddinghouse.com. His third chapbook Gasoline Rainbow is available at finishinglinepress.com. His work has recently been accepted by Nimrod, Permafrost, Poet Lore, The South Carolina Review, The Southeast Review, Southern Indiana Review, Willow Springsand others.
Matt London’s work has appeared in past simple, Zero Ducats, Connotation Press, and Fortunates, among other journals. He is a 2012 recipient of the AWP Intro Journals Award with his winning poem forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review. You can find Matt online at terminalvocabulary[dot]blogspot[dot]com and in-person living in Pennsylvania.
Edward Mullany grew up in Australia and in the American Midwest. He is the author of If I Falter at the Gallows (2011) and Figures for an Apocalypse (forthcoming).
Sheryl L. Nelms is from Marysville, Kansas. She graduated from South Dakota State University in Family Relations and Child Development. She has had over 5,000 articles, stories and poems published, including fourteen individual poetry collections. She is the fiction/nonfiction editor of the National League of American Pen Women publication, THE PEN WOMAN MAGAZINE, and a recent Pushcart Prize nominee.
Kuno Raeber (1922-1992) was a Swiss writer of poetry, prose, fiction, and criticism. Much acclaimed in Europe, his work is virtually unknown in the States. Stuart Friebert’s translations of Raeber’s work have been published or are forthcoming in: Basalt, Field, Prairie Schooner, Sou’wester, Great River Review, American Letters, Commentary, Plume, Pleiades, Rattle, and The Red Wheelbarrow. Permission to print originals and translations has been granted by Carl Hanser Verlag/Munich.
Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts teaches in the San Francisco Bay area and is a member of Kelsey Street Press. She received her MFA from New College of California, where strange tricks were added to her bag. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Mission at Tenth, 580 Split, Web Conjunctions, Shampoo, How2, and KQED’s Writers’ Block. If she were not a poet she would be a snake handler, or maybe just a good speller.
Marian Kaplun Shapiro is the author of a professional book, Second Childhood (Norton, 1988); a poetry book, Players In The Dream, Dreamers In The Play (Plain View Press, 2007); and two chapbooks: Your Third Wish (Finishing Line, 2007) and The End Of The World, Announced On Wednesday (Pudding House, 2007). As a Quaker and a psychologist, her poetry often embeds the topics of peace and violence by addressing one within the context of the other. A resident of Lexington, she was named Senior Poet Laureate of Massachusetts in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011.
Lydia Ship’s stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, Sonora Review, The Portland Review, Hobart, Night Train, and many others. She is the new managing editor of The Chattahoochee Review and tends www.magicalrealism.info.
Farren Stanley’s place-of-origin is Santa Fe, NM, but her heart followed her body to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A former editor of Black Warrior Review, she lives under a magnolia tree with her dog, cat, seven orchids and two goldfish. She is published or forthcoming at elimae, RealPoetik, Marginalia, Caketrain, H_NGM_N, Spittoon, PANK and at Greying Ghost Press.
Bridget Talone lives in Philadelphia. She attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the assistant editor for Saturnalia Books. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Salt Hill, Nashville Review, and online at Underwater New York.
Garret Travis is a writer and poet living in Baton Rouge. He is the winner of the John Ed Bradley Award for fiction at LSU. He is also about 80% sure he is being haunted by a man in a mask of tin foil. Sometimes he looks out from his window and there the man is under a tree, holding a sack with something moving in it.
Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 380 online and print journals, both national and international. Some of Dr. Williamson’s visual art and poetry has been published in journals representing over 30 colleges and universities around the world. View over 1000 of Dr. Williamson’s paintings and drawings on his website.
Christina Yu is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College and the Notre Dame MFA program in Creative Writing. Her fiction has previously appeared in publications such as New Letters, Fence, and Indiana Review and has been nominated and cited for several Best Americananthologies. In 2008 she founded the nationally distributed print and online magazine LitCouture. She is currently a marketer at a tech startup in New York City and is at work on several book-length fiction manuscripts.