Contributors' Notes

Issue Sixty-Three: October 2014


Joe Aguilar is the author of Half Out Where (Caketrain Press, 2014). He's writing a collaborative novel based on "The Outpost."

Kevin Craft is the editor of Poetry Northwest. His books include Solar Prominence (Cloudbank Books, 2005), and five volumes of the anthology Mare Nostrum, an annual collection of Italian translation and Mediterranean-inspired writing. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared widely in such places as Poetry, Kenyon Review, Verse, Ninth Letter, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, The Stranger, and West Branch. A Bread Loaf Scholar in 1996, he has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Camargo Foundation (France), 4Culture, and Artist Trust. He lives in Seattle, and directs both the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College and the University of Washington’s Creative Writing in Rome Program.  

Monica Datta's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions and Web Conjunctions.

Barbara Duffey is the author of the poetry collection I Might Be Mistaken (Word Poetry, forthcoming 2015).  Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in CutBank and Creative Nonfiction's Oh, Baby! anthology, and she's currently working on a book of essays about fertility and technology. She is an assistant professor of English at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD.  You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraNDuffey. 

William Emery writes poetry, fiction, folklore, fakelore, and essays. He is a fourth generation Kansan, founder of Ad Astra Books and Coffee House, and a former editor at Heyday Books in Berkeley, California. He lives in New York.

Greg Gerke’s fiction and non-fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Tin House, The Kenyon Review OnlineDenver QuarterlyQuarterly West, LIT, Film Quarterly, and others.

Jennifer Givhan writes and raises her two young children in New Mexico. A PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, she currently attends the MFA program at Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in over sixty literary journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2013. You can visit Givhan online at jennifergivhan.com.

Nick Kocz's short stories have appeared most recently, or are forthcoming in, Another Chicago Magazine (ACM), CobaltFive ChaptersHeavy Feather Review, and The Pinch.  A past recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, he lives in Blacksburg, VA with his wife and three rambunctious children.

Daria-Ann Martineau was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. After earning a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University (DC), she saw there were more interesting ways to understand language. She now holds an MFA in Poetry writing from New York University, where she was a Goldwater Hospital fellow. She has also received fellowships from the Saltonstall Arts Colony and the Callaloo Creative Writers Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in Narrative, Kinfolks Quarterly and Almost Five Quarterly

Mitchell “Mac” McInnis is a Montana writer currently residing in North Carolina. Huck Finn, Mark Twain, Richard Hugo & Louis CK are his heroes. He is second cousin to Jesse James (no, really). If pushed, Mac will admit he has an MFA from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington & a BA (HONS) in Philosophy from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He is likewise co-founder & former Literary Editor of HoboEye. He has been published everywhere from the New York Times to Cold-Drill

Kate McIntyre teaches at Allegheny College. Most recently, her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Cutbank, and Cimarron Review. She is writing a collaborative novel based on "The Outpost." She would like to thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support of the project through a summer grant that funded two student researchers.

Mike Meginnis has published stories in Best American Short Stories 2012, The Collagist, PANK, and many others. He has contributed to HTML Giant and Kill Screen, and plays collaborative text adventures at Exits Are. Meginnis earned his MFA at New Mexico State University, where he served as a managing editor of Puerto del Sol for two years. He now lives and works in Iowa City, where he operates Uncanny Valley Press with his wife, Tracy Rae Bowling. He has never seen the ocean.

Elizabeth Rosner is the author of two highly acclaimed bestselling novels, The Speed of Light and Blue Nude.  Her newest books are Electric City, a novel, and Gravity, a poetry collection (both published this month).  Born in Schenectady, NY (aka "Electric City"), she is a graduate of Stanford University, UC Irvine, and the University of Queensland (Australia).  She has been living and teaching in Berkeley, CA for 30 years.  Her essays and poems have appeared in the NY Times Magazine, Elle, Poetry, Catamaran and many other publications.

sam sax is a Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers and the associate poetry editor of Bat City Review. He's the author of the chapbooks, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button 2014) & sad boy / detective (Winner of the 2014 Black Lawrence Chapbook Prize). His poems are forthcoming from Boston Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Minnesota Review, Normal School, Vinyl & other journals. 

Matthew Simmons is the author of A Jello Horse and Happy Rock and the editor for the Instant Future eBook series. He lives in Seattle.

Jackie Thomas-Kennedy is a 2014-2016 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her work has appeared in Narrative, Glimmer Train, Slice, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and elsewhere.