Contributors: Volume 5
The editors of and/or gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following artists and writers without whose creative spirit and enthusiasm for artistic experimentation this inaugural volume would not have been possible:
Paul Albano is a PhD candidate in fiction writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His work has appeared in Monday Night Lit, Whiskey Island Magazine, and Cream City Review, among other places.
Danny P. Barbare resides in the Upstate of the Carolinas. He has been writing poetry on and off for 33 years. His poetry has recently been published in Doxa, Blood and Thunder, and Watershed. He has a book that has been recently published: Gathered Poems.
Maggie Bàra is currently working as a professional dishwasher until she saves up enough money for her space shuttle back to M’Violemprè. In the meantime she sends transmissions of poetry and prose in an attempt to stay sane, and occasionally scribbles graffiti at badchemical.blogspot.com.
Andrew Brenza’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from a number of mainly experimental journals, including GlitterPony, Word For/Word, Otoliths, Shampoo, The Cortland Review, Sink Review, and Mad Hat, among others. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.
Daniel Buckwalter is a writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. His work has appeared in The Clackamas Literary Review and Star 82 Review.
Billy Cancel has recently appeared in Blazevox, Bombay Gin & Other Rooms Press. His new body of work, GAUZE COAST, is out on Hidden House Press. Sound poems, visual shorts and other aberrations can be found at www.billycancelpoetry.com.
Rocco Capamezzo still happily resides in the great American heartland outside of Altoona, PA. He’s given up his wife and his pet racoon in order to devote himself exclusively to his nose art.
Alana I. Capria is the author of the story collection Wrapped in Red (Montag Press, 2014), the novel Hooks and Slaughterhouse (Montag Press, 2013) and the chapbooks Organ Meat, Killing Me (Turtleneck Press, 2012) and Lilith (dancing girl press, 2015). She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Capria resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband. Her website is http://alanaicapria.com.
Seo-Young Chu teaches at Queens College, CUNY. Her publications include Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation; "CHIMERICAL MOSAIC: SELF TEST KIT IN D# MINOR"; "Hwabyung Fragments"; and "Welcome to The Vegas Pyongyang." If dreams count as life experience, then she is approximately 5000 years old.
Sarah Dravec is a recent graduate of the NEOMFA. She is a poetry editor for Barn Owl Review. In 2015, she was awarded a University and College Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, jubilat, Phantom Limb, Pinwheel, and others.
Michael Estabrook is a recently retired baby boomer poet freed finally after working 40 years for "The Man" and sometimes "The Woman." No more useless meetings under florescent lights in stuffy windowless rooms. Now he’s able to devote serious time to making better poems when he’s not, of course, trying to satisfy his wife’s legendary Honey-Do List.
Jack Galmitz was born in 1951 in NYC, just long enough ago to see the vanishing of the world he was born into. He writes of stimuli and bar widths and all the stunning facts of our life. He is growing old and works on it every day, whether in print or in visual works, to savor the tempo and the repetition of it.
Steve Gilmartin is the author of a chapbook, Comes Up to Face the Skies (LRL Textile Series, 2013), and his fiction and poetry have appeared in many print and online publications, including Café Irreal, Cannot Exist, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, Lunch Ticket, Mad Hatters Review, Otoliths, and Rivet. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Giles Goodland was born in Taunton, was educated at the universities of Wales and California, took a D. Phil at Oxford, has published a several books of poetry including A Spy in the House of Years (Leviathan, 2001) Capital (Salt, 2006), What the Things Sang (Shearsman, 2011) and The Dumb Messengers (Salt, 2012). He has had poems in recent issues of Raritan and Poetry Review. He works in Oxford as a lexicographer and lives in West London.
Henry Gould lives in New Orleans with his dog Nala. His writing has appeared in Confrontation and Birkensnake and his music is available at Used Gravitrons. He enjoys the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Margaux Griffith is a MFA Poetry graduate at Oklahoma State University. Margaux won the 2012 Anderbo Poetry Prize for her poem "Apple Galette," as well as the 2015 Blue Bonnet Poetry Prize for her poem "Routine." She was also the 2012 Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize. She has publications in The Boiler Journal, The Citron Review and Hot Metal Bridge.
Savvy Gulia, a freelancer, decided to pursue her dreams of being a photographer about three years back. Most of her images are about people and around capturing life in their negligible moments. Her pictures provide an opportunity to absorb a gesture, a smile or a frown through her vision. Her forte is travel photography, but when not travelling, she enjoys capturing portraits too.
Dan Gutstein is the author of two collections--non/fiction (stories, Edge Books) and Bloodcoal & Honey (poems, WWPH)—as well as more than 175 pieces in journals and anthologies. He works at the arts college, MICA, in Baltimore, and blogs at dangutstein.blogspot.com.
Max R. Harris was born in England, received his PhD from the University of Virginia, and now live in Wisconsin, where he says it’s too damn cold in winter. He is the author of five nonfiction books, including most recently Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (Cornell University Press, 2011), and several short stories. Some have won awards.
A.J. Huffman has published nine solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her first full-length poetry collection, Another Blood Jet, is now available from Eldritch Press. Her second full-length poetry collection is scheduled for release in June 2015, titled, A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing). She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.
Agri Ismail is an Iraq- and Sweden-based writer whose work has appeared in The White Review, 3:AM Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Al Jazeera, and the Swedish journal Glänta among other places.
Jessie Janeshek's first book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthologyOutscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). You can read more of her poetry at jessiejaneshek.net.
Matthew Kirshman is the author of posthumous papers (Nothing New Press) and Radio Tales (Red Dashboard Press). He lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and two daughters. Before settling down to teaching, he had a varied career—telephone repairman, bartender, and cook, to name a few. Publication credits include: Annapurna Magazine, Apeiron Review, Ascent Aspirations, The Bacon Review, BlazeVOX, Café Irreal, Commonline Review, Cordite, Dirigible, Helix, Indefinite Space, Key Satch(el), Mad Hatters’ Review, Phoebe, The Wayfarer, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Z-Composition.
Daniel Lehan: former paperboy, choirboy, shop assistant, ice cream seller, chip shop manager, petrol pump attendant, pub caterer, post office worker, theatre usher, cleaner, adult education tutor, leaflet distributor, front of house manager, t-shirt designer, screen printer, children’s book author and illustrator, gardener, teacher.
Heller Levinson lives in NYC where he studies animal behavior. His most recent books are FROM STONE THIS RUNNING (Black Widow Press) and HINGE TRIO (La Alameda Press). Additionally, he is the originator of Hinge Theory.
Mark Leslie Oliver grew up in small town Canada - Dundas, Ontario, and has lived in Brantford with his wife Brenda much of their 35 years married. They have two grown sons, both happily acting like adults with their own loves. Mark has two often intertwining passions - poetry and wilderness canoe tripping. (email@example.com).
Richard King Perkins II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He has a wife, Vickie and a daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart nominee whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications including Poetry Salzburg Review, Bluestem, Sheepshead Review, Sierra Nevada Review, Two Thirds North, The Red Cedar Review and The William and Mary Review. He has poems forthcoming in Broad River Review, Grasslimb Journal and The Louisiana Review.
Suzanne Samples lives in Asheville, NC, where she plays roller derby with the Blue Ridge Rollergirls. Suzanne has a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from Auburn University, and she teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. When she’s not writing, teaching, or knocking over roller derby jammers, Suzanne spends a lot of time watching Wheel of Fortune with her cats.
Neil Scotten is a UK born writer and photographer based in Montreal. He writes across most genres and is interested in combining text and photographs, line drawings, detritus and other impurities. His interest in imagery has led him in the direction of real time narratives presented through half-frame negatives.
Arsevi Seyran is working towards her PhD in English at Stony Brook University. She currently teaches Introduction to Poetry at SBU and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon, 2011. She is the author of Quarter Past Terminal, a chapbook published by Finishing Line Press in Kentucky, 2013.
Robert Joe Stout freelances from Oaxaca, Mexico. His books include Why Immigrants Come to America: Braceros, Indocumentados and the Migra and Blood of the Serpent: Mexican Lives, two novels and articles, poetry, stories and essays in various publications, including The Monthly Review, The American Scholar, Smoke and The Southern Pacific Review.
Gray Tolhurst is a writer and artist based in San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate student in creative writing at San Francisco State University and works on the staff of Fourteen Hills Literary Journal in addition to publishing his own poetry/art journal entitled Harmonium (www.harmoniumpress.com). More info: www.graytolhurst.com.
Claire Iris Valentine-Fossum grew up in Portland, Oregon and has spent some time in the Midwest. Her work has appeared or is appearing in Catch, Street Roots, Whiskey Island Magazine, and Tammy Journal. This fall she will begin the poetry certificate program from the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland.
Meneese Wall amalgamates various avocations inside her Santa Fe crucible – writer, graphic designer, domestic slave, healthcare guru, wife, and mother to a catalytic daughter (not necessarily in that order). More of her creative dexterity can be found on her website – www.meneesewall.com.
Mark Young is the editor of the print & on-line journal Otoliths, lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. A new collection of poems, Bandicoot habitat, was published by gradient books of Finland recently.