Issue No. 32

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Nicholas Lepre | Fiction

Nicholas Lepre‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Threepenny ReviewAlaska Quarterly ReviewupstreetThe Minnesota Review, and elsewhere. He is in the process of completing his first book, a novel in stories. “Showroom” will be the first chapter. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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Ellen Scheuermann | Fiction

Ellen Scheuermann grew up in Washington, D.C. Her fiction has appeared in Vestal Review, The Front Porch Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of St. John’s College, she worked for The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, the Smithsonian Institution, and Jack Morton Worldwide. She completed her MFA at the University of Oregon and currently lives in Washougal, Washington.

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Jenn Alandy Trahan | Fiction

Jenn Alandy Trahan is a Filipino-American writer and teacher who was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Vallejo, California. Even though she earned her B.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, she stayed true to her Bay Area roots and never cheered for the Lakers (Go Dubs!). Jenn’s fiction was first published in W.W. Norton’s Hint Fiction anthology, which debuted the same year her beloved New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl. She subsequently moved to the great state of Louisiana to pursue her M.A. in English and her MFA in Fiction at McNeese State University in Lake Charles – where she won the Robert Olen Butler Award for Fiction and met her current husband. They live in Cameron Parish, where Jenn is working on a collection of short stories about Filipino-Americans who may or may not be fans of both the San Francisco Giants and New Orleans Saints.

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Kelly Martineau | Nonfiction

Kelly Martineau writes and teaches creative nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in Quiddity, The Louisville Review, and Front Porch, among others. Honors include a Pushcart Prize nomination and the 2011 Teresa A. White Literary Award. Her essay, “Fury,” is from an essay collection that explores the underside of motherhood. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

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Tom Pyun | Nonfiction

Tom Pyun is a 2014-15 Voice of Our Nation/VONA Fellow. He’s been published in Reed Magazine and is working on a novel about gay surrogacy that travels from San Francisco to Manhattan to Nairobi to Phnom Penh. By day, he is a nonprofit consultant and hip hop dance aficionado.

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Sue William Silverman | Nonfiction

Sue William Silverman is the author of three memoirs: The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew was a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Award; Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award; and Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction is also a Lifetime TV movie. Her craft book is Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir. She teaches at Vermont College of Fine Arts. www.SueWilliamSilverman.com.

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Sierra Brown | Poetry

Sierra Brown is a poet in the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program. She is an intern at Michigan Quarterly Review and a Devil at Wolverine Press. When she isn’t writing poems, she’s reading, cuddling her cat Madam, and scheming ways to dismantle the Patriarchy.

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Carrie Chappell | Poetry

Carrie Chappell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans. Some of her work has appeared in Bateau, Belleville Park Pages, The Iowa Review, Parcel, Paris Lit Up, and The Volta. Currently, she serves as Assistant Editor of Sundog Lit and lives in Paris, France.

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Dan Collins | Poetry

Dan Collins is a poet and artist living in Dallas, Texas, where he works in the printing industry. He studied painting and drawing at the University of North Texas and School of the Visual Arts, NYC, and creative writing at The Writer’s Garret in Dallas. His poetry has been published in the Naugatuck River Review and the online journal  [Out of Nothing]. He self-published his first chapbook, Once,  and is currently working on a second titled Kansai Diary. He is also a founding member of Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase, a monthly reading venue.

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Lary Kleeman | Poetry

Lary Kleeman was born and raised in Denver. Currently, he teaches high school English. From 1992-94, Kleeman taught conversational English in the Peace Corps in Estonia. He graduated of the MFA program at the University of Montana and is a recipient of the Colorado Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship (2002). He is the author of the chapbook, Negotiating a Lower Angle (Blurb.com), and the full length collection Hawsapple (Tattered Cover Press).

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Brian D. Morrison | Poetry

Brian D. Morrison completed his MFA at the University of Alabama, where he was an assistant editor at Black Warrior Review. His poetry has appeared in West Branch, The Bitter Oleander, Verse Daily, Copper Nickel, Cave Wall, and other journals. Currently, he works as an Assistant Professor of English at Ball State University.

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Linn G. Baker | Art

Linn G. Baker lives in beautiful, far southern Colorado near the New Mexican border. The landscapes, history, and ephemera in the area around her home inspire her paintings. Each is a visual exploration of the people who have lived in this rich, yet haunting environment. Lives of persistence, hope, and loss.

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Stephanie Clark | Art

Born in Alamogordo, NM (1988), Stephanie Clark has lived nomadically for the majority of her life. She currently resides and works in Ithaca, NY, where she is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP). Clark’s work has been published in Bat City Review, Issue 11 (Austin, TX); Paradigm (Philadelphia, PA); Paint Pulse MagazineIssue 3 (New York, NY); and on the cover of the Chicago Review, Issue 59:1/2 (Chicago, IL). Her work was recently featured on Booooooom!  (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

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Madeline Greene | Art

Madeline Greene was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art 2-D from the University of Arizona in 2013. She works mainly in acrylic and canvas but also has much interest in generating mixed media pieces and drawings as well.

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Eric Guenette | Art

Eric Guenette, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the owner/artist at NewMexicoCreative.com. His main profession is website and graphic design, but he also sells original indie music CDs through the artist name Sleeping Dogs Lie in addition to creating mixed media artworks.

Denise Weaver Ross | Art

Denise Weaver Ross lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico as an artist, designer, and poet. In her recently completed series, “House of Cards,” Denise Weaver Ross reimagines a deck of playing cards, using mythical and contemporary iconography to depict personal yet universal themes.  Weaver Ross has spent the last three years creating the 56 vibrantly colored works on paper: 52 cards plus four jokers/wild cards. The 26 x 40-inch images layer cultural, political, historical and mystical references.

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Rodney Wood | Art

Rodney Wood is the founder, director and event planner for ArtoCade—the second largest artcar festival and parade in America. This wild and wacky event is an award winning festival that celebrates not only the creative spirit—it is highly revered for its success as a community builder and tourist attraction. Born in Denver in 1951, he is currently living and painting in Trinidad, CO.