Contributors' Notes

Issue Ninety-One: June 2017


Tom Andes's writing has appeared in WitnessGreat Jones StreetBest American Mystery Stories 2012, and elsewhere. He lives in New Orleans, where he makes a living as a freelance writer and editor, plays music, and teaches at the New Orleans Writers Workshop.

Cheyenne L. Black serves as the editor-in-chief for Hayden's Ferry Review at Arizona State University where she is an MFA candidate and Virginia G. Piper global fellow. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the anthologies We Will be Shelter and In Sight: An Ekphrastic Collaboration, as well as the journals 45th Parallel, and New Mobility among others. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children.

Bridget Brewer is a writer, teacher, and performer living between Austin, Mexico City, and nowhere at all. Other fictions can be found with Dreginald, Threadcount, Black Sun Lit, Ink Brick, and others. She is currently at work on a novella of psychosexual nightmares.

Katharine Coldiron's work has appeared in Ms., The Rumpus, Entropy, Hobart, and elsewhere. She lives in California and blogs at the Fictator.

Caroline Crew is the author of Pink Museum (Big Lucks, 2015), as well as several chapbooks. Her poetry and essays appear in Conjunctions, Salt Hill Journal, and Black Warrior Review, among others. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at Georgia State University, after earning an MA at the University of Oxford and an MFA at UMass-Amherst. 

Matty Layne Glasgow is a queer pixie of a poet and MFA Candidate in Creative Writing & Environment at Iowa State University where he teaches social justice rhetorics and served as the Poetry Editor for Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment. Matty’s work has appeared or is forthcoming from journals here and there, including Rattle, The Blueshift Journal, Wildness Journal, Rust+Moth, and Flyway.

Alina Grabowski is from Scituate, Massachusetts. She is a first-year MFA candidate in fiction at Vanderbilt University. Her stories have appeared in Day One, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and the Adroit Journal

Stuart Greenhouse is the author of the poetry chapbook What Remains (Poetry Society of America, 2005). His poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Jet Fuel Review, Laurel Review, Ninth Letter Online, and Notre Dame Review.

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. He coedits Lightning Key Review and Florida English.

Elise Levine is the author of the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novels Request and Dedications and Blue Field. Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares, Blackbird, and Best Canadian Stories, among other publications, and she is a recipient of a Canadian National Magazine Award for fiction. She lives in Baltimore where she directs the MA in Writing program at Johns Hopkins University.

Diane K. Martin's poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Field, Harvard Review, New England Review, Diagram, Diode, and many other journals and anthologies. Her work was included in Best New Poets, has received a Pushcart Special Mention, and won the 2009 poetry prize from Smartish Pace. Her first collection, Conjugated Visits, a National Poetry Series finalist, was published in May 2010 by Dream Horse Press. Her manuscript, Hue and Cry, is seeking a publisher. 

J.G. McClure holds an MFA from the University of California – Irvine. His poems and prose appear in Best New Poets 2015, Green Mountains Review, Gettysburg Review, and The Pinch, among others. His debut collection, The Fire Lit & Nearing (Indolent Books 2017) is forthcoming.

Greg Mulcahy is the author of Out of Work, Constellation, Carbine, and O'Hearn. He lives in Minnesota.

Wale Owoade is the founder and managing editor of EXPOUND. ‚ÄčA Nigerian whose work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in African American ReviewTransition, Guernica, The Brooklyn ReviewCordite Poetry ReviewPine Hills ReviewPittsburgh Poetry Review, and several others. Some of his poems have been translated into Bengali, German, and Spanish. He will be attending the 2017 Callaloo Workshop at Oxford, UK in July, 2017.

Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of two novels and a collection of linked short stories, This Angel on My Chest, awarded the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. (“One True Thing,” first published in The Collagist, appears in this collection.) Her short fiction and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Gettysburg Review, Hudson Review, Shenandoah, River Styx, and Cincinnati Review. 

Iain Haley Pollock's debut poetry collection, Spit Back a Boy, won the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. He teaches at Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY, and serves on the poetry faculty at the Solstice MFA Program of Pine Manor College.

Adam Robinson lives in Atlanta, where he runs Publishing Genius (an award-winning small press), and works as a publishing consultant. His own writing has been published in two books of poetry and in journals like Fence, Hunger Mountain, Hobart and lots of places online, where all good things happen.

Jarod Roselló is a Cuban-American writer and cartoonist. He is the author of the graphic novel, The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found, and the forthcoming illustrated novel, How We Endure. He teaches in the creative writing program at University of South Florida. 

Kathryn Smith's poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, Bellingham Review, Redivider, Carve Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Her first poetry collection will be published in 2017 by Scablands Books.

Elijah Matthew Tubbs lives and writes in Arizona. Recent work is featured in Passages North, Sonora Review, Connotations Press, and elsewhere. He is co-founder of ELKE "a little journal".