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Jul072015

Contributors' Notes

Issue Seventy-Two: July 2015


N. Michelle AuBuchon holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn. Her work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Hobart, BuzzFeed, New Orleans Review, The Weekly Rumpus, Caketrain, Vol.1 Brooklyn, Washington Square, Gawker, No News Today, and Swink. She is currently working on a novel-in-stories.

Margo Berdeshevsky was born in New York City, often writes in Paris. Her poetry collections are Between Soul & Stone and But a Passage in Wilderness (Sheep Meadow Press). Her book of stories, Beautiful Soon Enough, illustrated with her own photographs, received FC2s  Innovative Fiction Award; other honors include the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, the & Now Anthology of the Best of Innovative Writing, Pushcart Prize nominations and Pushcart “special mention” citations for works in Kenyon Review, Agni, Pleiades, Poetry International, Tupelo Quarterly, The Collagist, Cutthroat, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, New Letters, and the Academy of American Poet's Poem-a-day. In Europe, works appear in Poetry Review (UK), The Wolf, Europe, Siècle 21, Confluences Poétiques. Her Tsunami Notebook followed a journey to Sumatra to work in a survivors' clinic. A multi-genre novel, Vagrant, is at the gate, as well as a new poetry collection, Blason Pour Le Corps. Please do see her Letters from Paris.

Kelly Dulaney began in the deserts of Arizona; now, she lives and works in Denver, Colorado. She earned her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and is coeditor of the Cupboard Pamphlet. Her writing has previously appeared or is forthcoming ​in The Best American Experimental Writing Anthology (BAX)​ 2015,​ A-Minor Magazine, SpringgunCaketrain, ​Titmouse, Abjective, and The Albion Review. Her novel Ash is the winner of the Kilgore Trout Literary Science Fiction Prize from Urban Farmhouse Press and is forthcoming in 2015. 

Michael Keenan Gutierrez is the author of The Trench Angel and earned degrees from UCLA, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of New Hampshire. His work has been published in Scarab, The Pisgah Review, Untoward, The Boiler, Crossborder, and LA Weekly. His screenplay, The Granite State, was a finalist at the Austin Film Festival and he has received fellowships from The University of Houston and the New York Public Library. He lives with his wife in Chapel Hill where he teaches writing at the University of North Carolina.

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.

Kerrin McCadden is the author of Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, winner of the 2013 New Issues Poetry Prize, and currently a finalist for the Vermont Book Award. She has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Vermont Studio Center, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award, and support from The Vermont Arts Endowment Fund. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, Verse Daily, American Poetry Review, Rattle, Green Mountains Review and other journals.  She holds an MFA from The Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and lives in Plainfield, Vermont.

Joshua Mohr is the author of five novels, including Damascus, which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written Fight Song and Some Things that Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List. His novel All This Life was recently published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull.

Charles Tunstall Peirce is mainly a writer these days, chiefly of movies. In a past life he was mainly a musician. He is managed by Sidney Sherman of Rosa Entertainment and is reachable at ctcpeire at gmail.

Veronica Popp is a writer, teacher and scholar. She has a BA from Elmhurst College in English and History and an MA in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. She has been published in New Welsh Review, Popular Culture Studies Journal and Still Point Arts Quarterly. Popp teaches composition and research at Elmhurst College.

Glen Pourciau’s first collection of stories, Invite, won the Iowa Short Fiction Award.  His second story collection is forthcoming from Four Way Books. His stories have been published by AGNI Online, Antioch Review, Epoch, New England Review, New Ohio Review, Paris Review, and other magazines.

Forrest Roth's most recent work has appeared in Black Sun Lit and Vestiges, Anomalous, theNewerYork (online), Heavy Feather Review, and Issue 65 of The Collagist. He teaches at Marshall University in West Virginia.

Jennifer Sperry Steinorth’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, jubilat, Michigan Quarterly Review, Four Way Review, Pleiades, A River And Sound Review, Wake: Great Lakes Thought and Culture, and elsewhere.  She has an MFA from Warren Wilson and a builder’s license in Michigan.

Lani Scozzari is a writer, long distance runner, mother, and teacher. Publications of her poems and essays include The Cortland Review, Comstock Review, Midway Journal, Mom Egg Review, The Boiler Journal, many others as well as several anthologies. She is the recipient of a finalist award from The Massachusetts Cultural Council and many different writing conferences have awarded her with scholarships including The Frost Place, The Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and The Workshop for Publishing Poets.   While earning her M.F.A. in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, she served as the senior editor of their literary journal, Lumina. She also holds a B.F.A. from Emerson College in Poetry. Currently, Scozzari teaches poetry and reading to elementary aged children.   She and her husband are raising their two young daughters in Tequesta, FL. Please visit her link, balletschild.com.

Matt Weinkam’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Midwestern Gothic, TINGE Magazine, Monkeybicycle, The Rumpus, and DIAGRAM. He is currently in the MFA program at Northern Michigan University where he is co-managing editor at Passages North and a founding editor of Threadcount, an online journal of hybrid prose.

meg willing is a poet, artist, and book designer. Her creative work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) Hayden's Ferry Review, Colorado Review, Gigantic Sequins, Mead: The Magazine of Literature and Libations, RINE, and elsewhere. The former managing editor of Alice James Books, she currently designs for BOAAT PRESS, Shape&Nature Press, Gigantic Sequins, and various other independent presses and projects. She resides in the foothills of Maine.