Contributors

Caleb Braun was born in Iowa but has lived in Texas for 18 years.  He is working towards his MA in Creative Writing, Poetry at the University of North Texas.

Kevin Casey’s work is forthcoming or has appeared recently in Paper Nautilus, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Rust+Moth, Chiron Review, and other publications. His chapbook “the wind considers everything” was published by Flutter Press last year, and another from Red Dashboard is due out later this year. For more, visit andwaking.com.

Catherine Chambers is a native Texan currently living in Brooklyn. She is a senior editor of Duende, the literary journal of Goddard College’s BFA in Creative Writing program. Follow her on twitter (@CatChamberz) for updates about her first book-length project and pictures of her dog.

Ree Davis has worked as a cook, dishwasher, seamstress, farm worker, typist, and baker. She’s traveled across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Graduating from Cornell University, she headed R&D for a Fortune 500 Company and earned Master’s degrees in architecture and creative writing. Ree has lived on both US coasts, in Japan and China. Her work has earned two Pushcart Nominations and appeared in Narrative Magazine, Daedalus: The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Limestone, and Penmen Review, among others. Her story “A Limitless Sky” was adapted to a radioplay by Delmarva Public Radio. She lives in southwest Virginia.

Vanya Erickson is a veteran writing and performing arts teacher who has spent her life helping students learn that their words matter.  Finally she’s doing the same for herself. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.

Sarah Escue is an undergraduate at the University of South Florida. She is the Assistant Editor at The Adirondack Review, as well as the editorial intern and social media manager at Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. She is the recipient of fellowships from Writers in Paradise and the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. In 2015 and 2016, she won the Bettye Newman Poetry Award. Her poems appear in The Mindful Word and Milk Journal.

Jaimie Eubanks lives, works and writes in Minneapolis and Miami. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Florida International University. Her work can be found in places such as Buried Letter Press, Literary Orphans, Thought Catalog, and Word Riot. She currently serves as fiction editor of Gulf Stream Magazine. To read more of Jaimie’s writing visit www.jaimieeubanks.com.

Rob Haff is a South Florida-based black and white photographer dedicated to capturing the unique and energetic culture of Miami and the Florida Keys. Find more of his photos at robhaffphotography.com.

Carlie Hoffman is a creative writing teaching fellow at Columbia University, where she is an MFA candidate in poetry and served as poetry editor of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. Recipient of a 2016 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Cider Press Review, Nashville Review and elsewhere.

Jackson Holbert is originally from Nine Mile Falls, Washington and now lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Vinyl, Thrush, and the minnesota review, among others. He is a poetry editor at The Adroit Journal.

Christine Holmstrom’s work has been published in Bernie Siegel’s book, Faith, Hope, and Healing. Several of her essays and nonfiction stories have been published in The Sophia Foundation Starlight Journal.  She had read her work at the local True Story open mic night.  Christine’s personal journey took her from a naïve UC Berkeley student and wannabe radical to a job as a prison guard at San Quentin, where she was promoted to supervisor, and later, counselor for condemned inmates. Now retired, Christine enjoys traveling, cooking, and Skyping with her son who is a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.

Tom Kelly is coordinator for the Writers in Community outreach program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Southeast Review (2015 Gearheart Prize Finalist), Gargoyle, FreezeRay, among others. Write to him at thomas.v.kelly@gmail.com

Dan Kraines is a poet whose work has appeared in Salmagundi, Phantom, Blunderbuss, and Print Oriented Bastards, among other places. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Rochester.

Ronny LeCheminant draws and paints, mostly digitally, and is aiming to do illustration or concept design work in the future. His art often consists of environments and natural forms. He likes to use simple, graphic design-inspired shapes and colors, with an emphasis on strong light and color. Aside from painting, Ronny plays video games and listens to music obsessively, and is somewhat competent on a few instruments. Be excellent to each other.

Leah Oates has B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Fulbright Fellow for study at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Oates has shown in NYC at The Brooklyn Public Library, The Pen and Brush Gallery, Peer Gallery, 440 Gallery, Metaphor Contemporary Art, NYOC Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Nurture Art, Momenta Art, Associated Gallery, Susan Eley Fine Art, The Central Park Arsenal Gallery and Denise Bibro Fine Art. Works on paper by Oates are in numerous public collections including the Harvard University Libraries, The Brooklyn Museum Artists’ Book Collection, The Walker Art Center Libraries, The Smithsonian Libraries and the Franklin Furnace Archive at MoMA, NYC.

In her mid-teens, Gleah Powers began classical art training with Paul Coze, a French painter, public art sculptor and muralist, anthropologist, and French authority on Native Americans. She became his apprentice and worked for him intermittently for ten years. In her early 20s, she studied sculpture and painting at Arizona State University and traveled to Mexico to attend art school at the University of the Americas. When she returned to the states, she continued her art studies at California Institute of the Arts. For more of her artwork, visit gleahpowers.com.

Mike Salisbury‘s fiction has appeared in Black Warrior ReviewCrab Orchard Review, and Midwestern Gothic, among others. Mike is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Pacific University. He lives with his wife and daughter along Michigan’s West Coast.

Stephanie Selander is a candidate in fiction at Florida International University. Her work has appeared in WomenArts Quarterly JournalYellow Chair Review, The Florida Book Review, and elsewhere. She currently serves as the Features Editor for Gulf Stream Magazine.

Michael Schmeltzer is the author of “Elegy/Elk River,” winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, and Blood Song, his debut full-length published by Two Sylvias Press in March 2016. He earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop and has placed in various contests through presses such as Four Way Books, OSU Press, Zone 3 Press, and elsewhere. He has been published or has work forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Meridian, PANK, Rattle, and Mid-American Review, among others. He lives in Seattle but can be found tweeting ridiculous things @mschmeltzer01.

Wade Patrick Sheridan is a 20-something semi-recent college grad who is still finding his place in the world. Currently writing for United Press International, Wade covers the WWE, the latest movie trailers and singer Kesha’s ongoing contract dispute. In his free time, Wade enjoys the occasional video game and discussing the artistic merits of big-budget Hollywood films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Find Wade on Facebook by typing in his full name or tweet him at @superheroWADE.

Arielle Silver lives in Los Angeles, where she’s convinced herself that she misses winter. She whiles away her days in the temperate climate on a hammock in the backyard, watching for hummingbirds, writing songs, and dreaming of pie.  Her songs have been licensed internationally; her essays have appeared in Brevity, Moment, and Role Reboot, and are forthcoming in Lilith Magazine. This June, she will receive her MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles, where she obsesses over serial commas and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Lunch Ticket.

Jennifer Stern holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College.  She was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers (Honorable Mention). Her short fiction has appeared in The Masters Review Anthology (2015) as well as journals including Hobart, Grist: The Journal for Writers, and Blue Mesa Review.

Shane Watt is a contemporary artist based in Montreal, Canada. Best known for his semi-fictitious, map paintings and cityscapes, Watt has exhibited internationally and his works has been featured in numerous online and print publications such as The Guardian (UK), which included him in the top-ten hand-drawn maps by contemporary artists. Most recently, Watt has completed a Barcelona residency with Jiwar Arts Center and created a mural for the newly opened Tecla Salla Art Center in Hospitalet, Spain.

John Sibley Williams is the editor of two Northwest poetry anthologies and the author of nine collections, including Controlled Hallucinations (2013) and Disinheritance (forthcoming 2016). A five-time Pushcart nominee and winner of the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, and Vallum Award for Poetry, John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a literary agent. Previous publishing credits include: The Midwest Quarterly, december, Third Coast, Baltimore Review, Nimrod International Journal, Hotel Amerika, Rio Grande Review, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, RHINO, and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Rachel Wyman is a dancer from Walla Walla, WA, currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Through dance, visual art and writing, she explores alter-egos, belief systems, and the sometimes-softness of physical and cultural boundaries.

Scott Vogel began drawing at an early age, forging the Nike logo onto friend’s cheap shoes. After school, Scott focused on acting and writing, but kept his drawing skills sharp by doing storyboard art. He did this for such Hollywood notables as Ben Affleck, Faye Dunaway, and The Bernie Mac Show. These days, Scott paints on a regular basis. His art hangs in several California homes and can be seen in the background of episodes of his web show “It’s Always Smoggy In L.A.,” which appears on Funny Or Die.

 

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