Contributors' Notes

Issue Ninety-Six: April 2018


Originally from Mississippi, Ardith Bravenec is a graduate student at The University of Edinburgh studying volatiles in the early solar system. Her writing can be found in HobartPaper DartsDIAGRAMIn Shades MagazineMaudlin House, and The Best Teen Writing anthology.

Ellen C. Bush is author of the chapbook Licorice (Bull City Press) and has had recent work in Four Way Review and Inch. She earned an MFA from Cornell University and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Joseph Cardinale is the author of The Size of the Universe (FC2). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in jubilat, Denver Quarterly, New York Tyrant, and Web Conjunctions. He lives on eastern Long Island.

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.

Kathleen Heil's work appears in The New Yorker, Two Lines, Fence, and many other journals. Her "Three Cut Short" appeared in Issue 69 of The Collagist. She lives in Berlin.

L. A. Johnson is from California. She is the author of the chapbook Little Climates (Bull City Press, 2017). She received her MFA from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Southern California, where she is a Provost's Fellow. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly ReviewThe American Poetry ReviewThe Iowa ReviewThe Southern Review, and other journals.

Kristine Langley Mahler is a memoirist experimenting with the truth on the suburban prairie outside Omaha, Nebraska. Her work received the Rafael Torch Award from Crab Orchard Review and has been published in New Delta ReviewQuarter After EightThe Rumpus, and Storm Cellar, among others. She is a nonfiction editor at Pithead Chapel and assistant editor for Split Lip Press.

Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks and Avatar. He is an assistant professor in the MFA program in creative writing at Virginia Tech.

Ananda Lima's work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Rattle, The Offing, PANK, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and is pursuing her MFA in fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. She was a mentee in the AWP writer-to-writer program and serves as staff at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Tim Lynch has studied in the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden and conducts interviews for Tell Tell Poetry. His poems appear most recently in Yes Poetry, Luna Luna, tenderness, yea, and Occulum. He is excited to meet you on social media @timlynchthatsit.

Mitchell R. McInnis is a poet, writer, and editor born and raised in Montana. He was cofounder and literary editor of the innovative arts journal Hoboeye. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, and he is the author of the poetry collection The Missing Shade of Blue. Educated at Concordia College-Moorhead, New York University, and University of North Carolina-Wilmington, McInnis now lives and writes in the borderlands of the Rio Grande.

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

Patty Nash is a poet and translator from Germany and Oregon. Her work appears or is forthcoming in New Delta Review, Foundry, Interrupture, Prelude, and elsewhere.

Laura Nicoară was born in Romania and has degrees in Latin and Philosophy from the UK and Hungary. She is an aspiring academic with a special interest in the philosophy of literature and is currently living and working in Budapest.

Originally from Michigan, Trenton Pollard is a queer poet in Queens. His poems have recently been published in North American ReviewBennington Review, and Passages North, and he has work forthcoming in Dialogist, Cosmonauts Avenue, and RHINO POETRY. He received an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University, and is a Teaching Fellow at Columbia University. 

Alex Poppe is a lecturer at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Her first short story collection, Girl, World, was published by Laughing Fire Press in April 2017 and was named a 35 Over 35 Debut Book Award winner. She is a 2018 recipient of a Can Serrat Artist Residency. Her second book, Moxie, will be published by Tortoise Books in August 2018. When she is not being thrown from the back of food aid trucks or dining with pistol packing Kurdish hit men, she writes. 

Joe Sacksteder's first collection is forthcoming from Sarabande Books in 2019, and his album of Werner Herzog audio collages, Fugitive Traces, is available from Punctum Books. He's a PhD student at the University of Utah and managing editor of Quarterly West. Check out other recent work online at Hobart, The Rumpus, The Florida Review, and Passages North.

Anne Sanow's first book, the story collection Triple Time, was the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the PEN/New England Award for Fiction. She is currently working on a novel, The Dailies, from which "The Racers" is an excerpt. For the past two years she has taught at the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers.

Robert Whitehead is a poet and literary translator. He received his MFA in Writing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013, and has been a fellow at the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets and Vermont Studio Center. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Brooklyn Poets Anthology, and elsewhere.