Contributors' Notes

Issue Seventy-One: June 2015


Scott Beal's first book, Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems, was published by Dzanc Books in 2014.  His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, Four Way Review, Midwestern Gothic, Glassworks, and Chattahoochee Review.  His poem "Things to Think About" which originally appeared in the January 2012 Collagist was selected for the 2014 Pushcart Prize anthology.  He lives, teaches, and co-hosts a monthly reading series called Skazat! in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Jaydn DeWald lives with his wife and daughter in Athens, Georgia, where he’s a doctoral candidate in English/Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Common, december, Devil’s Lake, The Minnesota Review, The Portland Review, and others.

Liza Flum lives in Ithaca, New York where she is an MFA candidate at Cornell University. She is also a poetry editor for Omnidawn Publishing.

Dana Koster has earned degrees from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Indiana Review, Southern Humanities Review, The Cincinnati Review, PN Review, Clackamas Literary Review and EPOCH, among others. She lives in California’s Central Valley with her husband and young sons.

Meghan Lamb lives in St. Louis with her husband, Jason. Her novella, Sacramento, was recently released by Solar Luxuriance Press. Her novel, Silk Flowers, is forthcoming from Birds of Lace Press this year. Her work can also be found in Artifice Magazine, Necessary Fiction, Alice Blue, Wigleaf, and Nano Fiction.

Edward Mullany is the author of If I Falter at the GallowsFigures for an Apocalypse, and The Three Sunrises (Publishing Genius Press). He is also the author of the comic strip Rachel and Ben, which appears each Saturday at the arts site, Real Pants. Early episodes of Rachel and Ben can be be found at his tumblr, The Other Notebook.

Cynthia-Marie Marmo O’Brien is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her nonfiction on faith, depression, and the imagination from the Bellevue Literary Review was a notable selection in Best American Essays 2011. She has contributed to America: The National Catholic Review, Booklist, Kirkus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Literary Review, Narratively, The Rumpus, and Words Without Borders: Dispatches, among other publications, and she received her MFA from Columbia University. She has taught writing at universities in the United States and Europe.

Heather Wells Peterson earned her MFA from the University of Florida in 2014. Her work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly and Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, where she writes dialogue for virtual patients and recently finished writing her first novel.

Mike Puican has had poetry in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Collagist, TriQuarterly, and New England Review, among others. His poetry reviews have appeared in Kenyon Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and TriQuarterly. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and for the past eight years has been president of the board of the Guild Literary Complex.

Natanya Ann Pulley is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota and the Fiction Editor at South Dakota Review. She has a PhD in Fiction Writing from the University of Utah and is half-Navajo (Kiiyaa’aanii and Tachiinii clans). Natanya’s publications include Western Humanities ReviewThe Florida Review: Native IssueDrunken Boat, and McSweeney’s Open Letters (among others).

Erica Trabold (@ericatrabold) is a writer of family and memory. Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Seneca Review, Weave Magazine, Penumbra, and others. She writes and teaches in Oregon, where she is pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction. 

Michael VanCalbergh's work has appeared in Weave Magazine, Sin Fronteras, Per Contra, and others. When not teaching his daughter animal sounds, he is a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers-Newark, where he also received his MFA in Poetry.

Rob Walsh is the author of Troublers (Caketrain). He's from Seattle.

C. Dale Young is the author of four collections of poetry, including Torn (Four Way Books, 2011) and The Halo, forthcoming from Four Way in early 2016. The Affliction, his collection of short stories, is due out from Four Way in 2018. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, he lives in San Francisco where he practices medicine full-time and teaches for the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.