2013 Contributors:

March:

Chris Cannella is a librarian currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at the University of Miami.

February:

Kelly McQuain is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellow who has most recently published poems at NPR’s Tell Me More, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Painted Bride Quarterly and Press 1.

January:

Chloe Yelena Miller is a poet and writing teacher in Washington, D.C.

2012 Contributors:

December:

Emily Grise lives in St. Louis, MO, where she teaches writing and makes poems.

November:

Lena Bertone’s fiction has appeared in Eleven Eleven, Prick of the Spindle, Redivider, Matchbook, and other magazines.

October:

Colin Scharf grew up in rural Western New York playing punk rock and hunting UFOs.  Now in Minnesota, he’s a librarian, an English teacher, and lead guitarist for indie-folk band good night, gold dust.

September:

Liz N. Clift looks for the slimy thing with eyestalks that lives in each of us and pokes it to see if it bites (usually it does).

August:

Diane Becker is pretty flawed.  Nevertheless, she has short stories and poems in The Pygmy Giant, 6S Vol2, Metazen, flashquake and Ink, Sweat and Tears.

July:

D. Star Costello grew up on a farm in northern California where she and her family raised sheep. She now has her Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and teaches creative writing and literature to college students. She finds many similarities between the two occupations.

June:

Jonathan Cardew has had his short fiction published in various online and print journals, including Segue and Flash. He lives in Wisconsin.

May:

Katherine D. Stutzman is a graduate of the MFA program at Penn State and currently lives, writes, and teaches in Philadelphia.

April:

Diane Lefer‘s most recent books include the short crime novel, Nobody Wakes Up Pretty (published May 2012), the story collection, California Transit, and nonfiction, The Blessing Next to the Wound, co-authored with Colombia exile Hector Aristizábal.

March:

Shana Wolstein‘s poetry and reviews have been published by Anomalous Press, Third Coast Magazine, Hinchas de Poesia, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, May, 2011. She lives in Kalamazoo with her fiancee and two cats where she works as Coordinator for the Prague Summer Program.

February:

Dan Nielsen drinks bourbon and plays ping-pong, in that order.

January:

Tony Press, San Francisco. Please see Qarrtsiluni; JMWW; Quay; BorderSenses; Toasted Cheese; SFWP Journal; Switchback; Boston Literary; Inkwell; Rio Grande Review; Foundling Review; Menda City.

2011 Contributors:

December:

Noel Sloboda teaches at Penn State York and serves as dramaturg for the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company.

November:

Rob Williams teaches creative writing, loves cowboys, has a mustache, and is currently writing a novel set on a John Wayne film shoot in 1950s Utah.

October:

Linton Lewis writes poems sometimes. “Bigfoot Convention” is one of them.

September:

Renate Wildermuth writes for The Albany Times UnionAdirondack Life Magazine and NCPR and has been published in The San Francisco Chronicle and The Miami Herald.

Margot Welch is a retired psychologist and educator with time now for family, music, community and writing.

August:

Emily K. Bright‘s chapbook Glances Back is available from Pudding House Press. Her work has appeared in The North American Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and Other Voices International, among others.

July:

Michael Martone is a Professor of English at the University of Alabama. He has written or edited twelve books of fiction and nonfiction.

June:

Robin Jennings wrangles students, cats, and kids up near Canada.

May:

Libby Cudmore‘s work has been published in a lot of places. She hoped this would make her popular. It didn’t.

April:

Kyle Minor is the author of In The Devil’s Territory, a collection of short fiction, and co-editor of The Other Chekhov. “How to Make a Bullet” appeared previously in PANK 5.

March:

Jorge Evans is a poet and graduate of the Minnesota State University, Mankato creative writing MFA program.