Issue Sixty: July 2014
Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent was the winner of the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review, Witness and many other journals and anthologies. A Kundiman fellow, Michelle is poetry editor of Drunken Boat. In the fall, she'll head to Almaty, Kazakhstan on a Fulbright.
Megan Falley is the author of two full length collections of poetry, After the Witch Hunt (2012) and Redhead and the Slaughter King (2014), both published by Write Bloody Press. She has performed her work on the popular television show “Verses and Flow”. She has represented NYC on three national poetry slam teams, and has poems published in several literary journals. In 2012 she toured the country for 100 days reading her poems everywhere. She is the creator of the online poetry course Poems That Don’t Suck.
Landon Godfrey is the author of Second-Skin Rhinestone-Spangled Nude Soufflé Chiffon Gown (Cider Press Review, 2011), selected by David St. John for the Cider Press Review Book Award, and two limited-edition letterpress chapbooks, In the Stone (RAPG-funded artist’s book, 2013) and Spaceship (Somnambulist Tango Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Review, Studium in Polish translation, Best New Poets 2008, Verse Daily, Broadsided, and elsewhere, and are forthcoming in Waxwing. She is co-editor of Croquet, a letterpress broadside magazine, which debuts in 2014.
John David Harding teaches writing and research as a faculty member in the Cannon Memorial Library at Saint Leo University. His creative work includes publications in fiction, poetry, and visual art.
Lindsey Hauck is a New Englander living in Chicago who writes mostly in lists and mostly about her family.
Laura Ellen Joyce lectures in literature at York St John University. Her research interests are in experimental writing, extreme cinema, pornography, necrophilia, the queer uncanny, and ecocriticsm. She was project co-ordinator of the AHRC Global Queer Cinema network between 2012-2013. Her novel, The Museum of Atheism, was published in November 2012. Her novella, The Luminol Reels, comes out in August 2014.
Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of 13 books including the novel My Life as a Silent Movie and the poetry collection Cinema Muto. Her most recent is the book-length poem Torres/Towers published by Editorial Yauguru in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her translations of the Uruguayan poets Circe Maia and Tatiana Oroño have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Agni and Ploughshares among other magazines.
Nic Leigh lives in California.
Dan Lopez is the author of Part the Hawser, Limn the Sea (Chelsea Station Editions). His work has appeared in Time Out New York, Lambda Literary, Storychord, and others. He lives in San Francisco where he tries to get out on the bay as often as possible.
Agustín Lucas is an Uruguayan poet and the author of two books, No todos los dedos son prensiles and Club. He is also a professional soccer player, formerly the captain of the Miramar Misiones, the Uruguayan Second Division team that won the South American Championships, and at this moment with the aptly named Argentinian team Comunicaciones. His work is included in América invertida: an anthology of younger Uruguayan poets which is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press.
Dustin Parsons's essays have appeared in Seneca Review, Crab Orchard Review, New Delta Review, Fugue, and Indiana Review, and his fiction has recently won the American Literary Review fiction award, the Laurel Review fiction award, and been printed in Keeping the Wolves At Bay: Emerging American Writers—an anthology from Autumn House. He is a recipient of a NYFA nonfiction grant and an Ohio State Arts Grant in nonfiction.
Anne Richter (1939- ) is a prominent Belgian author, editor, and scholar of the fantastic. Her first collection, Le fourmi a fait le coup, was written at the age of fifteen and translated as The Blue Dog (Houghton Mifflin, 1956) by Alice B. Toklas, who praised her in the preface. She is known for her twice-reprinted international anthology of female fantastical writers, whose introductory essay she expanded into a study of the genre. She has also edited official anthologies of the fantastical work of Meyrink and de Maupassant. Her four collections have won her such Belgian honors as the Prix Franz De Wever, the Prix Félix Denayer, the Prix du Parlement, and the Prix Robert Duterme. She is a member of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Association of Belgian Writers, and PEN.
Wesley Rothman's poems and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Southeast Review, Vinyl, and The White Review, among others. He serves on the board of directors of Salamander, and is an associate editor for Tupelo Quarterly. Pushcart nominee and recipient of a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center grant, Rothman teaches writing and cultural literatures throughout Boston.
Jim Ruland is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, author of the novel Forest of Fortune, the short story collection Big Lonesome and co-author of Giving the Finger (with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch). He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its tenth year.
Sarah Trudgeon's poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Blackbird, the Rumpus, the London Review of Books, the TLS, Quarter After Eight, and other publications.
Marek Waldorf lives in Astoria, NY with Helen and Patches. "A Visit to the Second Floor" is from Widow's Dozen, a collection of diffusely linked stories to be published by Turtle Point Press in September. His novel, The Short Fall, is also available from Turtle Point. The "nectar of self-awareness" is taken from a title by the poet George Franklin.