Online Issue #21 Contributors

Aiden Angle is a current MFA candidate at Rutgers University, Newark. He has a B.A. in Psychology, with concentration in human development, and minor in creative writing. He’s worked as a counselor in community mental health for individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as severe mental illness. He’s an assistant poetry editor for Narrative Magazine, as well as the drummer for Pittsburgh band Moonspeaker. His poems have appeared in HEArt Online, Rogue Agent, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Pittsburgh City Paper Chapter & Verse, and Misfit Magazine.

Jacob M. Appel‘s most recent poetry collection is The Cynic in Extremis (Able Muse 2018). He practices medicine in New York City. More at:www.jacobmappel.com

Grant Clauser lives in Pennsylvania and works as an editor, writer and teacher. He is the author of the books Reckless Constellations (winner of the Cider Press Review Book Award), The Magician’s Handbook, Necessary Myths (winner of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize) and The Trouble with Rivers. Poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Cortland Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Tar River Poetry and others. Twitter: @uniambic

Destiny Eames is a Graphic Designer and Digital Illustrator. They have served as the layout coordinator for the Carlow Chronicle, and they have interned with the Critical Point Literary and Art Journal. They were awarded first place in the Student Art Awards, by the Women’s Club of Altoona. They have had their artwork published in Rune and The Critical Point, receiving honorable mentions for their pieces “Body” and “In Limbo.” They had the privilege of studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea through the Vira I. Heinz Women in Global Leadership Program. They enjoy making art that provokes thought and addresses topics such as slut shaming, feminism, minority and LGBTQ+ issues. Their goal is to encourage others to be more inclusive and to empower women and minorities through creative expression. Their work often features portraits and the femmme figures in a linear graphic style.

Seth Gleckman grew up in San Diego, California, before attending UC Irvine for his undergraduate studies. Seth also spent one semester abroad in Bordeaux, France, where he learned how to tell the difference between white and red wine. He has worked as a writing tutor and teacher’s assistant, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English from Auburn University. This is his first publication.

Tim Keppel’s fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Literary Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. Three of his story collections have been published in Spanish translation by Penguin Random House. Tim teaches literature and writing at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia.

Denton Loving is the author of the poetry collection Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag) and editor of Seeking Its Own Level, an anthology of writings about water (MotesBooks). His writing has recently appeared in River Styx, CutBank, The Kenyon Review and The Chattahoochee Review. Follow him on twitter @DentonLoving.

Sara McNally is an MFA candidate at Columbia College Chicago where she is a managing editor for the Columbia Poetry Review. McNally has been published in Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Mistake House, and elsewhere.

Evan James Rosato received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from the University of Central Florida and works across a diverse range of processes, including glassblowing, printmaking, drawing, and painting. His work draws from his experience of having a brain tumor and explores the deconstruction of the myths and misconceptions of brain tumors through conceptual portraiture. Rosato currently resides in Orlando, Florida, and works at UCF’s Flying Horse Editions as a Printers’ Assistant.

Jesus Francisco Sierra holds an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University Los Angeles. His personal essays “How Baseball Saved My Life” and “Soul Music”, which initially appeared in Lunch Ticket have been anthologized in the recently published Endangered Species, Enduring Values: An Anthology of San Francisco Area Writers of Color. His short stories have been published in the Marathon Literary Review and The Acentos Review. He’s also recently published an interview with Percival Everett, in the June 2018 edition of Lunch Ticket. Working out of the San Francisco Writers Grotto, he’s currently writing towards the completion of a collection of short stories related to a childhood in Havana during the first ten years after the Revolution.

David B. Such is a left-handed mechanical engineer with nearly four decades of experience with turbines and other machinery. Off the job, he retreats to his home in the foothills of Colorado where contrasted to his industrial work environment, he appreciates close connections with his natural surroundings and enjoys reading, writing, drawing, and gardening. His creative work (essays, drawings, and poetry) has appeared in South 85 Literary Journal, Stonecoast Review, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Flaneur, and Korean Quarterly, and is forthcoming in Weber – The Contemporary West. Visit David at dbsuch.wordpress.com and dbsuchart.wordpress.com.

Brian Wiora is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Columbia University, where he serves as the Online Poetry Editor for Columbia Journal. His poems have appeared in Rattle, Alexandria Quarterly, The Esthetic Apostle, and other places. Besides Poetry, he enjoys listening to classic rock music, performing standup comedy, and traveling.
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