Contributors' Notes

Issue Sixty-Eight: March 2015


E.C. Belli is a bilingual writer and translator. Her work has appeared in AGNI, Antioch Review, and Caketrain, among others. The Nothing Bird, a selected volume of her translations of French poet Pierre Peuchmaurd, appeared with Oberlin College Press (2013), and her translation of Emmanuelle Guattari’s short novel I, Little Asylum was recently released by Semiotext(e) as part of an exhibit for the Whitney Museum’s 2014 Biennial. She is an editor at Argos Books.

Diana George’s recent fiction is forthcoming in Conjunctions 64 and The &NOW AWARDS 3: The Best Innovative Writing. Based in Seattle, George works as a technical editor, writes for the port-truckers newsletter Solidarity, and proofreads at Asymptote, a magazine of literary translation.

John David Harding teaches writing and research as a faculty member in the Cannon Memorial Library at Saint Leo University. His creative work includes publications in fiction, poetry, and visual art.

Gregory Howard teaches creative writing, contemporary literature, and film studies at the University of Maine. His fiction and essays have appeared in Web Conjunctions, Harp & Altar, and Tarpaulin Sky, among other journals. Hospice is his first novel. It is forthcoming from FC2 in April. He lives in Bangor, Maine with his wife and cats.

Michael Jacoby lives in Marquette, Michigan, where he writes and manages a writing center. He is an associate editor for Passages North, and his work has also appeared in Heavy Feather Review

Laura Maher holds an MA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Third Coast, and Cutbank Online. She lives, teaches, and writes in Tucson, Arizona. 

Winner of the 2014 Intro Prize in Poetry by Four Way Books for his first full-length collection The Taxidermist’s Cut (Spring 2016), Rajiv Mohabir received fellowships from Voices of Our Nation’s Artist foundation, Kundiman, and the American Institute of Indian Studies language program. His poetry and translations are internationally published or forthcoming from journals such as Best American Poetry 2015, Guernica, Prairie Schooner, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Great River Review, PANK, and Aufgabe. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from at Queens College, CUNY where he was Editor in Chief of the Ozone Park Literary Journal. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i.

Michelle Newby is a recovering private equity paralegal, contributing editor at Lone Star Literary Life, reviewer for Foreword Reviews, and writer. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, her reviews appear or are forthcoming in [PANK], PleiadesWorld Literature Today, Rain Taxi, South85 Journal, The Review Review, Concho River Review, Monkeybicycle, Mosaic Literary Magazine, and Atticus Review. She is at work on a collection of short fiction. 

Michelle Peñaloza grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of two chapbooks: landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias Press) and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts). Her poetry can be found in The Asian American Literary Review, The New England Review, TriQuarterly, INCH and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, Artist Trust, Jack Straw, the Richard Hugo House, and Literary Arts, as well as scholarships from VONA/Voices, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others.  She lives in Seattle.

Veronica Popp is a writer, teacher and editor. She has a BA from Elmhurst College in English and History and an MA in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. Veronica teaches composition and research at Elmhurst College. Popp is currently writing a book of short stories on illness, titled Sick, and editing a novel about the Fall River Tragedy.

Shenandoah Sowash’s work has appeared in Smartish PacePANK MagazineRHINO PoetryFolioPoet Lore, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Lannan Foundation, she was a finalist for the Beullah Rose Poetry Prize. In 2011, she attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference through a work-study scholarship ("waitership"). Last summer she returned to VCCA and traveled to Lithuania through an Editor’s Choice Award (full tuition scholarship) from the Summer Literary Seminars. Currently at work on her first book, she lives in Washington, D.C. 

Magdalena Waz currently lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. Her short fiction has appeared in Utter and Rabbit Catastrophe Review. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University, Ohio. 

Gregg Williard's fiction, non-fiction and visual art have appeared in decomP, DIAGRAM, Anemone Sidecar, and Artocratic, among others. He is the producer, writer and on-air voice of Fiction Jones, (WORT F.M. in Madison, Wisconsin).

Angela Woodward is the author of the collection The Human Mind and the novel End of the Fire Cult. Her forthcoming Origins and Other Stories was the winner of the 2014 Collagist prose chapbook competition.