Contributors' Notes

Issue Ninety-Four: December 2017


Steven Felicelli is the author of two novels (Notes Toward a Monograph of the Moment and White) and various other publications (from film and book reviews to the co-translation of a Japanese folk song for The United Nations). He lives in the Bay area with his wife, Anita Felicelli (author of the forthcoming Lovesongs for a Lost Continent), and their three children. 

Jaclyn Goddette holds a BA in English from Colby-Sawyer College. She lives in New Hampshire.

Layla Azmi Goushey is an Associate Professor of English at St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Writing from the University of  Missouri - St. Louis  where she is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Education: Teaching and Learning Processes. Professor Goushey's creative work has been published in journals such as Yellow Medicine Review, Mizna: Journal of Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab AmericaNatural Bridge, and Sukoon Magazine. She has published articles of literary criticism and currently writes a blog titled Transnational Literacies

Jessica Hollander's collection In These Times the Home is a Tired Place won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize and was published by the University of North Texas Press. Her stories have appeared in many journals, including most recently Hotel Amerika, Cimarron Review, The Georgia ReviewRedivider, and Bat City Review. She received her MFA from the University of Alabama and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Kearney.

Michael Holt was born in Seattle and currently lives in San Francisco, where he teaches at a local high school. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Conjunctions, Fence, and Diagram.

Perry Janes is a writer and filmmaker from Metro Detroit, Michigan. He earned his BA at The University of Michigan and is an MFA candidate in poetry at Warren Wilson College. His written work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, Glimmer Train, Tupelo Quarterly, The Indiana Review, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology XL, among others. A recipient of the 2013 Student Academy Award, he currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. 

Nathan Knapp was born in Talihina, Oklahoma.

Peter LaBerge is the author of the chapbooks Makeshift Cathedral (YesYes Books, 2017) and Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). His recent work appears in Best New Poets, CrazyhorseHarvard ReviewIowa ReviewPleiadesTin House, and elsewhere. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Adroit Journal, and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry. He recently graduated with his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Nick Lantz is the author of four books of poetry, most recently You, Beast (University of Wisconsin Press)He teaches in the MFA program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he is also the editor of the Texas Review.

Cat Ingrid Leeches lives and writes in Alabama with a cat named Dirtbike. She has work forthcoming in Passages North and Fugue.

Mitchell R. McInnis is a poet, writer and editor born and raised in Montana. He has written and published extensively about the Rocky Mountain West, and was cofounder of the innovative arts journal Hoboeye. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, and he is the author of the poetry collection The Missing Shade of Blue. Educated at Concordia College-Moorhead, New York University and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, McInnis now lives and writes in the borderlands of the Rio Grande.

Adam McOmber is the author of My House Gathers Desires (BOA Editions 2017), The White Forest (Touchstone 2012) and This New and Poisonous Air (BOA Editions 2011). His work has appeared recently in Conjunctions, Kenyon Review and Diagram. He lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

Melissa Atkinson Mercer is the author of Saint of the Partial Apology (Five Oaks Press, 2017) and Knock (forthcoming, Half Mystic Press), as well as five chapbooks. Her work has been recently published or is forthcoming in Ruminate, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Moon City Review, and A Portrait in Blues: An Anthology of Identity, Gender, and Bodies. She has an MFA from West Virginia University, where she won the Russell MacDonald Creative Writing Award in Poetry.

Susan Neville is the author of two collections of short stories and four collections of essays. She has stories and essays forthcoming in The Missouri Review, Image, and the North American Review. She teaches at Butler University in Indianapolis and is at work on a collection of linked stories. "The Wind Farm at Night" is one of the links.

David Nilsen's writing has been published in The Millions, The Rumpus, Open Letters Monthly, Punchnel’s, Bright Wall / Dark Room, the National Book Critics Circle Critical Mass blog, Rain Taxi, and many other publications. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and lives in Ohio with his wife, daughter, and an irritable cat. You can follow him on Twitter.

Kate Partridge is the author of the poetry collection Ends of the Earth (U. of Alaska Press, 2017) and the hybrid chapbook Guide to Urban Reindeer (Essay Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Colorado ReviewPleiadesBlackbird, and other journals. She edits Switchback Books.

Brian Tierney’s work has appeared in, or is forthcoming in: Kenyon ReviewAGNINew England ReviewBest New PoetsCincinnati ReviewFIELDPoetry Northwest, and others. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and a graduate of the Bennington College MFA Writing Seminars, he was named among Narrative’s “30 Below 30” emerging writers (in 2013), and most recently was a finalist for the George Bogin Memorial Award from PSA, the Levis Prize from Four Way Books, and The National Poetry Series. He currently live in Oakland, Ca., where he teaches poetry at The Writing Salon. 

Matthew Vollmer’s latest book is Gateway to Paradise. His next book, a collection of short prose titled Permanent Exhibit, is due from BOA Editions, Ltd. in 2018.

Jennifer Wortman's work appears in Glimmer Train, Normal School, DIAGRAM, Hobart, North American Review, PANK, Confrontation, Massachussetts Review, Passages North online, concīs, JMWW Journal, Occulum, and elsewhere. She is an associate fiction editor for Colorado Review and an instructor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Jaime Zuckerman teaches and writes in the Boston area where she is a current MFA candidate at Emerson College. She is the author of the chapbook Alone in this Together (Dancing Girl Press, 2016). Most recently, her poetry is forthcoming or featured in Forklift, Fruita Pulp, Ghost Proposal, Souvenir Lit, and other journals. She is the poetry editor for Redivider, a senior reader for Ploughshares, and art director for Sixth Finch.