Contributors' Notes

Issue One Hundred and One: February 2019


Shevaun Brannigan's work is forthcoming in AGNI, and has appeared in Best New Poets and Slice. She is a recipient of a Barbara J. Deming Fund grant, and holds an MFA from Bennington College.

Mike Corrao is the author of Man, Oh Man (Orson's Publishing, 2018) and Gut Text (11:11 Press, 2019). His work has been featured in publications such as EntropyAlways Crashing, and The Portland Review. He lives in Minneapolis where he earned his B.A. in film and English literature at the University of Minnesota.

Devan Collins Del Conte is a queer writer living in Memphis, Tennessee. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in HobartJellyfish ReviewLunch Ticket and elsewhere. Find her @DevanDelConte.

Melissa Goodrich is the author of the story collections The Classroom and Daughters of Monsters and the poetry chapbook IF YOU WHAT. Find her @good_rib. 

Anne Hensley is a co-founder of Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK), a literacy nonprofit that celebrates and amplifies youth voice by forging avenues for collaboration, creativity, and joy. Her work can be found at Smokelong Quareterly and Lost Balloon.

B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, including the forthcoming title, Midwestern Strange: Hunting Monsters, Martians and the Weird in Flyover Country (fall 2019). Hollars serves as a mentor for Creative Nonfictionand the  founder and executive director of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. An associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he lives a simple existence with his wife, their children, and their dog.

Joshua Jones is pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing at the University of North Texas. His poems have appeared in SalamanderThe Woven Tale Press, and Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel among other journals. He's the current reviews editor at the American Literary Review. He and his wife wrangle dachshunds in Hackberry, TX. 

Elizabeth Knapp is the author of The Spite House (C&R Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 De Novo Poetry Prize. Her other honors include the 2018 Robert H. Winner Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the 2015 Literal Latté Poetry Award, the 2007 Discovered Voices Award from Iron Horse Literary Review, and a Maryland State Arts Council Fellowship. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Kenyon Review OnlineThe Massachusetts ReviewNorth American Review, and Quarterly West, among others. An associate professor of English at Hood College, she lives in Frederick, Maryland, with her family. 

Sam Leuenberger lives in Grove City, PA. His short-fiction has appeared in Timber (University of Colorado-Boulder), The Gravity of the ThingFourth & SycamoreEvery Pigeon!, and Glint

Travis McDonald, a native of Massachusetts, received his bachelor's in English from The University of Texas at Austin and his MFA from Virginia Tech. His work has appeared in Atticus ReviewThe Adirondack Review, and Five [Quarterly]. He currently teaches English at the Community College of Denver. 

Mitchell R. McInnis is a poet, writer and editor born and raised in Montana where he cofounded the innovative arts journal HoboEye. His poetry and criticism have recently appeared in The Southeast Review and The Collagist, and he is the author of the poetry collection The Missing Shade of Blue. McInnis lives and writes in the borderlands of the Rio Grande.

Adam McOmber is the author of two story collections This New And Poisonous Air and My House Gathers Desires (BOA) as well as a novel, The White Forest (Touchstone). His work has appeared recently in ConjunctionsDiagram, and Fairy Tale Review. He lives in Los Angeles and teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts. 

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of the essay collection, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past; her fourth poetry collection, Rue, is forthcoming in spring 2020. Other essays about people accused of witchcraft have recently appeared in The Southern ReviewWaxwingParis ReviewCopper NickelBrevity, and Florida Review. She teaches in the creative writing program at University of Minnesota.

Mariya Poe earned a BFA in Writing from the Pratt Institute. She was the winner of the Stony Brook Fiction Prize in 2015 and her work has been published in Hobartand New Orleans Review. She lives in Michigan. 

Erynn Porter has a BFA in Creative Writing from New Hampshire Institute of Art and is Assistant Editor for Quail Bell Magazine and Creative Nonfiction Editor for Blanket Sea. She has a chronic illness but that doesn't stop her from writing reviews, essays, fiction, and whatever else interests her. She's been published in Bust, Brooklyn Magazine, and more.

Andrew Reichard is an author who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His short fiction has appeared, or will soon appear, in journals such as LampLight MagazineShoreline of InfinityInto the VoidCrack the Spine, and others.

Ben Seanor lives in Texas and works in higher education. His work has appeared in, among other places, Yes, PoetryCimarron Review; and decomP. You can find him on various platforms as @djsosadrn.

Katie Jean Shinkle is the author of three books, most recently Ruination (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018). Other prose, poetry, and criticisms can be found in or are forthcoming from Flaunt MagazineThe Georgia Review, Denver QuarterlyHarpur PalateNew South, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH. 

Samuel Beckett Taylor is the author of two books of poems, Body of the World(Ausable/Copper Canyon) and Nude Descending an Empire(Pitt Poetry Series), a recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, and the Director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at Wichita State University. His work has been published in such places as The Kenyon ReviewAGNI, and The New Republic.

Michael VanCalbergh received his MFA from Rutgers-Newark. He currently survives in Normal, Illinois. When not sharing his pretzels with his daughter, he is one half of the comedy etymology podcast Words for Dinner. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and can be found at Post No Ills, Gingerbread House, Tinderbox Magazine, Big Muddy, Apex Magazine, and others.