Contributors' Notes

Issue One Hundred and Two: April 2019


Geoff Anderson curated Columbus, OH's first poetry shows for biracial writers (The Other Box), translation (Lingua Franca), and immigration (New World). He's a Callaloo fellow and his chapbook, Humming Dirges, won Paper Nautilus's Debut Series (2017). He is assistant poetry editor with Flypaper Mag, and he has work on or forthcoming in The Normal School Online, RHINO, Southern Indiana Review, and The Journal.

Deborah Bacharach is the author of After I Stop Lying (Cherry Grove Collections, 2015). Her poems, essays, and reviews have been published in journals nationally and internationally, including The Antigonish Review, Arts & Letters, Calyx, Cimarron Review, New Letters, and Poet Lore, and been anthologized in A Fierce Brightness: Twenty-Five Years of Women's Poetry. She is an editor, teacher, and tutor in Seattle and teaches poetry workshops for children.

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. 

Emma Bolden is the author of House Is An Enigma (Southeast Missouri State University Press), medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press), and Maleficae (GenPop Books). The recipient of an NEA Fellowship, her work has appeared in The Norton Introduction to Literature, The Best American Poetry, and such journals as Mississippi Review, The Rumpus, StoryQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, New Madrid, TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, and The Greensboro Review. She serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief for Tupelo Quarterly.

Liz Breazeale is the recipient of the 2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for Fiction, and her first book, Extinction Events, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2019. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bowling Green State University and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Her work has been featured in the Best of the Net anthology, and is forthcoming or has appeared in Pleiades, Salt HillFence, Fugue, Sycamore Review, Passages North, Territory, and others.

Patricia Campion lives and works in the Tampa Bay area. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published in The Sandhill ReviewSoul-Lit Magazine, Three Line Poetry, and other magazines. She is a member of the San Antonio (Florida) Writers Group.

Jacqueline Doyle is the author of the flash chapbook The Missing Girl (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review, and Post Road. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches at California State University, East Bay. Find her @doylejacq.

Kate Gaskin is the author of Forever War (YesYes Books, 2020), which won the Pamet River Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in GuernicaPleiades, The Southern Review, and Blackbird, among others. She is a recipient of a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference, as well as the winner of The Pinch's 2017 Literary Award in Poetry.

Rick Henry's most recent novel, Letters (1855), is forthcoming from Ra Press in 2019. His other books include: Snow Fleas (a prose poem), and Then (54 text blocks). In addition: Chant: A RomanceLucy's Eggs and Other Stories; and Sidewalk Portrait: Fifty-fourth Floor and Falling, a novella. He is currently at work on two mixed-media projects: separately involving nails and paper dolls.

Jade Hurter is the author of the chapbook Slut Songs (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2017), and her work has appeared in THRUSH, The Columbia Poetry Review, Glass, Passages North, New South, and elsewhere. She teaches English at the University of New Orleans.

Sean Lovelace lives in Indiana, where he is a professor in the creative writing program at Ball State University. He wrote Fog Gorgeous Stag (Publishing Genius Press) and other flash fiction collections. He has won numerous national literary awards, including the Rose Metal Press Short Short Prize and the Crazyhorse Prize for Fiction. He likes to run, far.

Alice Maglio is a writer living in New York. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Cosmonauts AvenueBlack Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, and Gone Lawn. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Jack Meriwether is a poet and performance artist from Ohio living in New York City. Their writing can be found in Bodega, Heavy Feather Review, The Fanzine, among others. Jack's chapbook Dear Husband is available online from The Dandelion Review.

Rainie Oet is a nonbinary writer and game designer, Editor-in-Chief at Salt Hill, and the author of two forthcoming books of poetry: Inside Ball Lightning (SEMO Press, 2020) and Glorious Veils of Diane (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2021). Their work appears in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Indiana Review, The Journal, and The Yale Review, among other publications. They are an MFA candidate at Syracuse University, where they were awarded the Shirley Jackson Prize in Fiction.

MH Rowe is a writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work has previously appeared in The RumpusBlack Warrior Review, and Lit Hub, among other places.

Claudia F. Saleeby Savage is part of the performance duo Thick in the Throat, Honey and co-runs a parent-artist podcast of the same name. Her latest book is Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil) with other recent work in BOMBDenver QuarterlyColumbiaWater-Stone Review, and Anomaly (the interview series "Witness the Hour: Arab American Poets Across the Diaspora"). She is a 2018-2021 Black Earth Institute Fellow, a progressive think tank. Her collaboration reductions about motherhood and ephemerality, with visual artist Jacklyn Brickman, is forthcoming in 2020.

Pete Segall's fiction has appeared in ConjunctionsRecommended Reading, CommuterJoyland, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in The Literary Review and Gigantic Sequins. He lives in Chicago.

Elena Selk is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at CalArts. Her work has been supported by the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Tin House Workshop. She lives in Los Angeles.

Shakthi Shrima's work appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2018, The Journal, VINYL, Muzzle Magazine, BOAAT, Berkeley Poetry Review, and DIALOGIST, amongst others. Shakthi Shrima appears or is forthcoming in her unmade bed.

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse and Tulips, Water, Ash. Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and the Kenyon Review Online and in anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she coordinates the reading series Lilla Lit and leads workshops at Literary Arts. 

SM Stubbs is the co-owner of a bar in Brooklyn, NY. After growing up in South Florida and attending college in North Carolina, he received an MFA from Indiana University. He's the recipient of a scholarship to Bread Loaf and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for Best New Poets. Poems have appeared in The PinchThe Normal SchoolJabberwock ReviewCherry TreePoetry NorthwestOpossumAtticus Review, and The Bookends Review.

Bevil Townsend is a poet, feminist, and political junkie—sometimes in reverse order. Her chapbook titled One Hell of a Woman was published in January 2019 from Moonstone Arts Center. Her work has been translated into Farsi and has appeared in the North American Review, Forklift Ohio, and Rhino among other places. She has been the Managing Editor at Poet Lore and the Poetry Editor at So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language & Art. She currently curates the DC based "In Your Ear" reading series, which has been running for over twenty-five years.

David Vardeman was born and raised in Iowa. He currently resides in Portland, Maine.

John Carr Walker’s critically acclaimed story collection, Repairable Men (Sunnyoutside 2014), was featured on the Late Night Library podcast. Recently, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Newfound, Gimmick, Shantih, Gravel, Hippocampus, Five:2:One, The Toasted Cheese, Inlandia, and Split Lip. A native of the San Joaquin Valley and former high school English teacher, he now lives and writes full-time in Saint Helens, Oregon.

Kevin Zebroski is from Quogue, NY. His work is not published elsewhere. He presently attends The Iowa Writers' Workshop for Fiction.