Contributors' Notes

Issue Ninety-Nine: October 2018


James Tadd Adcox is the author of, most recently, a novella, Repetition, and a novel, Does Not Love. His work has appeared in The RumpusBarrelhouse Magazine, and Granta, among other places. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), born in Tokyo, Japan, was the author of more than three hundred works of fiction and non-fiction. 

Paul Albano is from Milwaukee, WI. His work can be found in cream city reviewPaper Darts, and Whiskey Island Magazine. He teaches English at the University of Alabama.

Tim Carrier is from St. Louis and lives in Los Angeles. He earned his MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts (attending as a white / non-Native student). He’s been a Lambda Literary Fellow, and his poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Foglifter, Hinchas de Poesía, The Offing, Poetry Northwest, and other journals.

Norene Cashen is a writer who lives and works in Michigan. She's served as a writer in residence and the coordinator for Detroit's youth poetry slam team through InsideOut Literary Arts Project. Her poems have been published in Exquisite Corpse, Dispatch Detroit, Detroit Stories (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), The Collagist, Temenos, markszine.comand the anthologies Abandon Automobile (Wayne State University Press) and Uncommon Core (Red Beard Press). Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in Detroit's Metro Times, Jacket, Orlando Weekly, Teachers and Writers Magazine, C-Magazine,and the anthology To Light a Fire (Wayne State University Press). Her first book of poems, The Reverse Is also True, was published by Doorjamb Press and later re-released as part of the Dzanc Books rEprint series.

Jari Chevalier is a multi-genre writer and visual artist. Her poems have recently appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Boulevard, The Cincinnati Review, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast Online, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry East, Puerto del Sol, and Spillway. She won the 2018 Common Ground Poetry Contest and the inaugural poetry contest at Sheila-Na-Gig Online, also a Merit Award in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition, honorable mention in the River Styx International Poetry Contest. Her work placed as a finalist in the Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest and as a semi-finalist for the 2015, 2016, and 2018 Tomaž Šalamun Prizes. Jari holds an MA in Creative Writing from CCNY and a BA cum laude in Literature and Writing from Columbia University. 

Jack Christian is the author of the poetry collections Family System (2012 Colorado Prize, U Colorado Press) and Domestic Yoga (2016, Groundhog Poetry Press). Recent fiction has appeared in The Fanzine.

Ryan C.K. Choi lives in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, where he was born and raised. His work has appeared in Harper's MagazineBOMBThe Yale Review, and elsewhere. 

Tom DeBeauchamp's reviews, interviews, and stories can be read online at The Collagist, Burrow Press Review, Hobart, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Steve Fellner lives in Upstate New York.

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.

Rick Henry's most recent books: Snow Fleas (Another New Calligraphy, (2017), and Then (Another New Calligraphy, 2015). In addition: Chant: A Romance (BlazeVox Books, 2008); Lucy's Eggs and Other Stories (Syracuse UP, 2006); and Sidewalk Portrait: Fifty-fourth Floor and Falling, a novella (BlazeVox Books, 2006). He has been editor of Blueline, a literary journal devoted to "the spirit of the Adirondacks" and co-edited The Blueline Anthology (Syracuse UP, 2004).

Abby Horowitz's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, Black Warrior Review, and Memorious, among other journals. She has an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and lives in upstate New York.

Brett Elizabeth Jenkins lives and writes in Minneapolis. She is the author of three chapbooks, most recently Over the Moon (Pockets Press, 2017). Look for her work in The Sun, AGNI, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, PANK, and elsewhere.

Daniel Nester is the author most recently of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects. His other books include How to Be Inappropriate, and God Save My Queen I and II, and The Incredible Sestina Anthology, which he edited. He teaches writing at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.  

Aimee Parkison is the author of four books of fiction, including Refrigerated Music for a Gleaming Woman, Woman with Dark Horses, The Innocent Party, and The Petals of Your Eyes.  Parkison has won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize and directs the creative writing program at Oklahoma State University.

Molly Bess Rector lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she co-curates the Open Mouth Reading Series and works as project editor for the University of Arkansas Press. She is the recipient of residencies from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Nimrod International Journal, Raleigh Review, SAND, and The Boiler, among others.

Joe Sacksteder is author of Make/Shift (Sarabande Books) and Driftless Quintet (Schaffner Press), both forthcoming in 2019. He's a PhD candidate at the University of Utah, where he's managing editor of Quarterly West. Recent and forthcoming publications include Salt HillNinth LetterDenver Quarterly, and The Rumpus

Samantha Seto graduated with a BA as a Writing Seminars major and History of Art minor at the Johns Hopkins University. Her work is published at The Yale Journal for Humanities in MedicineCornerstone MagazineThe Harvard IchthusThe Yale LogosScarlet Leaf ReviewChicago LiteratiThe Penn ReviewGlobal VantageCompulsive ReaderNorth of OxfordWriting for Peace/DoveTales JournalThe Los Angeles Review, and The Collagist. She wrote a book titled Midnight. Samantha lives in Washington, D.C.

Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, The Dog Makes His Rounds and Scatter, Feed, and a full-length collection of poetry, Nobody's Jackknife (West End Press 2015)Her work has won Orlando and Rainmaker awards, and an Academy of American Poets Prize.

Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir and Loaded: Women and Addiction, the co-editor of The Art of Friction: Where (Non)Fictions Come Together, and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in journals such as AGNIBrevityColorado ReviewDIAGRAMEcotoneFourth GenreLongreadsThe Normal SchoolThe Paris Review DailyThe Rumpus, and Slice Magazine.