Contributors' Notes

Issue One Hundred and Three

Marcia Aldrich is the author of Girl Rearing, published by W.W. Norton. She has been the editor of Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction. Companion to an Untold Story won the AWP Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is the editor of Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women published by The University of Georgia Press. With Jill Talbot, she is working on a book of collaborative essays, Someone Called Mother.

Emily Banks is the author of Mother Water, forthcoming from Lynx House Press in 2019. Her poems have appeared in Superstition Review, Cimarron Review, YemasseeBlood Orange Review, Free State ReviewMuse/A Journal, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Maryland and her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is a doctoral candidate at Emory University. 

Michael Credico is the author of Heartland Calamitous (Autumn House Press, 2020). His fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hobart, New Ohio Review, New South, New World Writing, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and others. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Writer and teacher Renée E. D'Aoust is the author of Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press). Follow her @idahobuzzy where she tweets about her tube of fur, Tootsie.

Frances Donnelly is a musician, autistic activist and writer. She lives in Brighton, UK with a mischief of rats and a relatively well-behaved human partner. Her stories have most recently appeared in The Forge Literary Magazine and The Airgonaut.

George Drew is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently Pastoral Habits: New and Selected PoemsDown & Dirty, and The View from Jackass Hill, winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, all from Texas Review Press. His eighth, Fancy's Orphan, appeared in 2017 (Tiger Bark Press) and his ninth, Drumming Armageddon, will appear in Fall 2020 (Madville Publishing). 

Samiah Haque is a Bangladeshi-American Kundiman fellow, raised in Saudi Arabia, and a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers' Program in Poetry. Her poetry can be found in or is forthcoming from Prairie SchoonerSanta Clara ReviewNashville ReviewPaper DartsCURACimarron ReviewWinter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. She currently works at the University of Michigan Medical School, coordinating a revision of the curriculum.

John David Harding is an assistant professor of writing/research in the Cannon Memorial Library at Saint Leo University. He serves as the assistant director of Sandhill Writers Retreat and coedits the literary journals Lightning Key Review and Orange Blossom Review. His creative work includes publications in fiction, poetry, and visual art.

Erin Lyndal Martin is a creative writer and music journalist. Her fiction has appeared in Cease Cows, Smokelong Quarterly, and Fiction Southeast, among others.

Travis McDonald, a native of Massachusetts, received his bachelor's in English from The University of Texas at Austin and his MFA in fiction from Virginia Tech. His work has appeared in Atticus ReviewThe Adirondack Review, and other publications. He is currently an English instructor at the Community College of Denver.

Jessica Morey-Collins is a poet and land use planner. She received her MFA from the University of New Orleans and her MCRP from the University of Oregon. Her poems can be found in Pleiades, Prairie SchoonerSycamore Review, and elsewhere.

Alex Pickett's stories have appeared in SubtropicsGreen Mountains ReviewFifth Wednesday Journal, and Painted Bride, among other publications. He lives in London, where he recently finished work on a novel.

Kristin Robertson is the author of Surgical Wing (Alice James Books, 2017). Her poetry appears recently or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Southern ReviewThe Threepenny Review, and Five Points, among other journals. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Stephanie Rogers grew up in Middletown, Ohio and now lives in New York City. She was educated at The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as PloughsharesTin HouseCincinnati Review, PleiadesNinth LetterCopper Nickel, and New Ohio Review, as well as the Best New Poets anthology. Saturnalia Books published her first collection of poems, Plucking the Stinger, in 2016.

Seth Rogoff is the author of the novels First, the Raven: A Preface (Sagging Meniscus Press 2017) and Thin Rising Vapors (SMP 2018) and is currently working on a novel called The Kirschbaum Lectures. He lives in Prague.

T.J. Sandella is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, an Elinor Benedict Prize for Poetry, a William Matthews Poetry Prize, and two Pushcart Prize nominations. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Best New Poets anthology, Poet LoreNew Ohio Review, the Chattahoochee ReviewPoetry Northwest, and Hotel Amerika, among others. He lives with his puppy, Rufio, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he's a soapbox spokesman for the Rust Belt's revitalization. 

Matthew Sumpter is the author of the poetry collection Public Land (University of Tampa Press, 2018), which won the Anita Claire Scharf Award. His poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe New RepublicPoetry Daily, and elsewhere. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train and his creative nonfiction in Pithead Chapel. He is currently an Assistant Director of the Writing Program at Rutgers University, where he coordinates the Livingston Writing Center.

Michael B. Tager is a writer, editor, and part-time narwhal. Recent work has appeared in Pidgeonholes, Necessary Fiction, and Hobart. Find him on Twitter @ideosinkrasee. 

Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren't: A Memoir and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in journals such as AGNIBrevityColorado ReviewDIAGRAM, Hotel AmerikaThe Normal SchoolThe Paris Review DailyRiver Teeth and more. With Marcia Aldrich, she is working on a book of collaborative essays, Someone Called Mother.

Sarah Van Bonn is a freelance writer currently based in Berlin. Her work can be found in The Southampton ReviewThe BoilerVol. 1 BrooklynHobartThe RumpusLUMINAColumbia Journal, and elsewhere.

Tara Stillions Whitehead is a multi-genre writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Burningword Literary JournalRed Rock ReviewFiction InternationalChicago ReviewTexas Review, and Sleipnir. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and AWP Intro Journals Award, and she is the recipient of a Glimmer Train Press Award for New Writers. She is in final edits on her fiction chapbook Not for Syndication and a collection of short stories titled The Year of the Monster. Currently, she teaches writing and film in Central Pennsylvania.