Contributors' Notes

Issue Eleven: June 2010

Anna Clark is a 2010 Fellow with the Peter Jennings Center for Journalists and the Constitution. Her writing has appeared in The American Prospect, Salon, The Nation, UTNE Reader, AlterNet, Writers' Journal, and other publications. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. She edits the website, Isak and lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Adam Gallari is an American ex-pat currently working on a novel and pursuing a PhD at the University of Exeter. Originally from New York, he holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside, and his essays and fiction have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous outlets, including The Quarterly Conversation, Fifth Wednesday Journal,, and The MacGuffin. His debut collection, We Are Never As Beautiful As We Are Now, was published by Ampersand Books in April.

Evelyn Hampton lives in Seattle--soon Providence. Her website is Lisp Service.

Ethan Joella is an assistant professor at Albright College where he directs the ESL program and teaches creative writing. He is a 2008 Eric Hoffer Award finalist, and that story appears inBest New Writing 2008. His work has also appeared in Perigee, The International Fiction Review, The Collagist, The American, Product, SNReview, TiferetRetortParadigm, Stickman Review, and the forthcoming anthology No Place Like Here.  He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and daughters. 

Matthew Kirkpatrick's fiction has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Harp & Altar, Center, Diagram, and elsewhere. "The Saddening" is from an untitled novel-in-progress. He lives in Salt Lake City where he is working on his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. He can be found on the web at

Brian Kubarycz writes and paints in Salt Lake City, where he teaches Intellectual Traditions for the Honors College of the University of Utah.  His work appears in The Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Unsaid, The New York Tyrant, and other literary journals.

Rickey Laurentiis was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Nashville Review, Indiana Review, Knockout Literary Magazine, among other journals. A recipient of a Cave Canem fellowship, he has also had poems commissioned from the Studio Museum in Harlem. You can learn more about his current projects at

Angela Narciso Torres was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Manila, Philippines. An editor of RHINO, her poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, North American Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, Rattle, Her Mark 2009, and the anthology Going Home to a Landscape: Writings by Filipinas. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, she received a Ragdale fellowship in 2010.

Patrik Ouředník was born in Prague, but emigrated to France in 1984, where he still lives. He is the author of twelve books, including fiction, essays, and poems. He is also the Czech translator of novels, short stories, and plays from such writers as François Rabelais, Alfred Jarry, Raymond Queneau, Samuel Beckett, and Boris Vian. He has received a number of literary awards for his writing, including the Czech Literary Fund Award

Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer whose works include the novels Drain (Triquarterly/Northwestern) and Abecedarium (Chiasmus), among others; the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska); and the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis). Additionally, he recently edited the final novel by Raymond Federman, SHHH: The Story of a Childhood (Starcherone). His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing. He can be found, virtually, at

Danielle Sellers is originally from Key West, FL. She has an MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of Mississippi where she held the Grisham Poetry Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in River Styx, Subtropics, Smartish Pace, The Cimarron Review, Poet Lore, Cold Mountain Review, and elsewhere. Her first book, Bone Key Elegies, was published in 2009 by Main Street Rag. She’s editor of The Country Dog Review and teaches at the University of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her daughter Olivia.

Anne Valente’s stories appear or are forthcoming in Unsaid, Annalemma, Keyhole, PANK, and Monkeybicycle, among others. She lives in Ohio.

R.A. Villanueva’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Indiana Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, DIAGRAM, and The Literary Review. A Kundiman fellow, he lives in Brooklyn.

Jaime Warburton (MFA, Sarah Lawrence) is assistant professor of Writing at Ithaca College. Her work has most recently appeared in The Silenced Press and Storyscape; her chapbook Note They Cannot Live Happily is available from Split Oak Press. It is true that she has previously worn Princess Leia costumes. You can find her at

Kate Wyer works as a mental health interviewer for the public health system of Maryland. She enjoys her job. Her work is forthcoming in UnsaidPANK and birkensnake. She has most recently been published in Exquisite Corpse, NOO and elimae. Wyer is heading a collaborative book project called And, Afterward. Each contributor creates two pages and adds a sentence. The book is currently in Wales. Please visit for pictures of spreads and information on how to join the project. 

Monica Zarazua is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an Aquarian, born in Michigan, raised on various air force bases. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, she was a bilingual elementary school teacher in Richmond, California. This is her first publication.

Alex Zucker’s translation of Jáchym Topol’s City Sister Silver (2000) was selected for inclusion in the 2006 guide 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. He lives in Brooklyn.