Contributors' Notes

Issue Forty-Four: March 2013


Polly Duff Bresnick is the author of the chapbooks Old Gus Eats (Publishing Genius, July 2012) and MIRROR POEMS (O'Clock Press, December 2012). Her writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Agriculture Reader, TRNSFR, The Brooklyn Rail, elimae, Dossier, Monkeybicycle, Where Eagles Dare, decomP magazinE, The Offending Adam, Bling That Sings, Weave Magazine, No News Today, Freerange Nonfiction and The Fiddleback. She hosts and curates a monthly reading series called Writers Reading to Writers Listening to Writers Reading to Writers, and she lives in Brooklyn.

Gabe Durham is the author of Fun Camp, coming May 31 from Mud Luscious Press. Other writings have appeared in Mid-American Review, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, and Quarterly West. He lives in Los Angeles. Blog: / Twitter: @gabedurham

Owen Egerton’s novel Everyone Says That at the End of the World is due out this April from Soft Skull Press. He’s also the author of The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God, which is currently in development as a television series with Warner Bros. Television. As a screenwriter, Egerton has written for Fox, Warner Brothers, and Disney studios. Egerton is also a regular performer with the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater.

Jameson Fitzpatrick lives in New York, where he's pursuing his MFA at NYU. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awl, The Los Angeles Review, and Linebreak.

Lisa A. Flowers is a poet, critic, vocalist, cinephile, ailurophile, and the founding editor of the NYC/VA based Vulgar Marsala Press. Her poetry has appeared in The Cortland Review, elimae, and other magazines and online journals. She is the author of diatomhero: religious poems. Visit her personal website here.

Adam Koehler is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Manhattan College. His work has appeared inRadiohead and Philosophy, Enculturation, and College English. He was a founding co-editor of Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, which published new fiction from established, emerging, and previously unpublished writers.

Jane Lin received her MFA from NYU where she was a New York Times fellow. Her poem "Signs and Portents" was transformed into an art song by Emmy-Award-winner Glen Roven for his composition "The Santa Fe Songs" for soprano and piano. Other poems have appeared in New Madrid, Slant, Spoon River Poetry Review, and The Más Tequila Review. She has received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and Taos Summer Writers' Conference.

Fiona Maazel is the author of Last Last Chance. She is winner of the Bard Prize for Fiction and a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree. She teaches at Brooklyn College, Columbia, New York University, and Princeton, and was appointed the Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Caroline Maun is Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is the editor of The Collected Poems of Evelyn Scott, and the author of Mosaic of Fire: The Work of Lola Ridge, Evelyn Scott, Charlotte Wilder, and Kay Boyle. She has published one volume of poetry, The Sleeping, and her second volume titled What Remains is forthcoming in 2013. She teaches poetry and creative nonfiction.

Jarret Middleton is the author of An Dantomine Eerly and other fiction. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dark Coast Press, and has been profiled in Shelf Awareness and The Stranger for his work in independent publishing. His fiction, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Collagist, Smoke Long Quarterly, Smalldoggies, Big Other, HTMLGIANT, Slingshot, and elsewhere. He lives in Seattle, WA. More at

Purvi Shah reckons life is better with a dreamtrack. Winner of the inaugural SONY South Asian Social Services Award in 2008 for her work fighting violence against women, she also directed Together We Are New York, a community-based poetry project to highlight Asian American voices during the 10th anniversary of 9/11. She writes to plumb experiences including migration & loss, the current threading her debut poetry book, Terrain Tracks (New Rivers Press: 2006)—a nominee for the 2007 Asian American Writers' Workshop Members' Choice Award. She serves as a non-profit consultant while contributing to the Huffington Post and hosting A Woman's World on Jus Radio. You can find more of her work at,, or @PurviPoets.

Brian Simoneau's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boulevard, Cave Wall, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, The Georgia Review, Mid-American Review, North American Review, Salamander, Southern Humanities Review, and other journals. Originally from Lowell, Massachusetts, he lives in Boston with his wife and their two young daughters.

Terese Svoboda's fourth novel, Tin God, has been reissued this year by Bison Books.

Eleanor Stanford is the author of Historia, Historia: Two Years in the Cape Verde Islands (Chicago Center for Literature and Photography), and The Book of Sleep (Carnegie Mellon Press). Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, and many other journals. She lives in the Philadelphia area. Find more online at