Issue No. 33

Michael Credico | Fiction

Michael Credico‘s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Black Warrior Review, Booth, Diagram, Columbia Journal, Hobart, Juked, NANO Fiction, NOÖ Journal, SmokeLong Quarterly, Quarterly West, Word Riot, and others. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Chris Koslowski | Fiction

Originally from Metro Detroit, Chris Koslowski wandered south via his BA from the University of Michigan and his MA from the University of Cincinnati. His fiction has appeared in Front Porch Journal and Day One. Chris is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of South Carolina where he was an editor at Yemassee. He is working on a novel about professional wrestling.

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Christiana Louisa Langenberg | Nonfiction

Christiana Louisa Langenberg is the author of the bilingual collection of stories Half of What I Know. Her second collection of stories, Here is What You’ll Do, was a finalist in the 2010 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is the recipient of the Louisville Literary Arts Prose Prize, the Drunken Boat Panliterary Award for Fiction and the Chelsea Award for Short Fiction and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. Her essays and stories have been published in Passages North, Huffington Post, Glimmer Train, Dogwood, New South, Lumina, Storyglossia, Drunken Boat, So To Speak, Literary Salt, Carve, Chelsea, Green Mountains Review, American Literary Review, and a variety of literary formats. She teaches in the English Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University and writes the blog for  http://www.lukesorganic.com/.

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Pamela Schmid | Nonfiction

Pamela Schmid is the creative nonfiction editor at Sleet, an online magazine, and a 2013-14 Loft Mentor Series winner in nonfiction. She was named runner-up for the Sycamore Review’s 2014 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction and spent more than a decade as a staff writer for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in River Teeth, Tahoma Literary Review, Sliver of Stone, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA degree from Hamline University. You can find more of her work at  www.pamelaschmid.com.

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Deb Werrlein | Nonfiction

Deb is a former adjunct English professor who works as a freelance writer/editor and volunteer literacy tutor. Her writing has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington PostMelus, and a variety of other newspapers and academic journals. She is also completing a memoir, Professor Never, about her adventures in academic life and her decision to leave the academy behind. She occasionally goes AWOL. When she does, you can find her out on her bike chasing hopefully after the wind.

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Kristina Marie Darling | Poetry

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty books of poetry. Her awards include two Yaddo residencies, a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, and a Visiting Artist Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, as well as grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund.  Her poems and essays appear in The Gettysburg Review, New American Writing, The Mid-American Review, The Iowa Review, The Columbia Poetry Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is currently working toward both a Ph.D. in Literature at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo and an M.F.A. in Poetry at New York University.

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Deborah A. Lott | Poetry

Deborah A. Lott’s work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Bellingham Review, Black Warrior Review,Cimarron Review, Crazyhorse, the Los Angeles Review, Puerto del Sol, Salon, and most recently in Cactus Heart, the nervous breakdown, and the Rumpus Sunday Essay. She teaches in the BA Program at Antioch University Los Angeles.

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Oscar Mancinas | Poetry

Oscar Mancinas is just a young mestizo from around the way. Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, he currently writes and teaches at Emerson College in Boston.

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Zach Mueller | Poetry

Zach Mueller is a poet from South Carolina currently working on a PhD at the University of Nebraska. He was the 2012 Hub City Writer-in-Residence, has an MFA in poetry from the University of South Carolina, likes pictures, brief questions, and signs high scores as GFK, a tribute to his favorite member of the Wu Tang Clan. His poems have been in Gulf CoastPrairie SchoonerRattleHobartTimber, and Heavy Feather Review.

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Paul Bilger | Art

Paul Bilger is an experimental photographer. His work has been featured in the literary journals Brevity, SmokeLong Quarterly,  quarrtsiluni, Hot Metal Bridge, and as cover art for the musical collectives Dead Voices on Air, Autistici and Brian. More album art can be viewed at Discogs. In 2012, he was a featured artist for Kompresja, a Polish journal of Art & Science. He teaches Philosophy for Penn State University and Chatham University. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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Cherie Hunter Day | Art

Cherie Hunter Day’s graphics have appeared in a variety of publications including R’r, Bones 6, moongarlicJuked, and several issues of Otoliths. Her most recent e-chapbook sting medicinefeatures very short poems and full-color graphics and is posted at http://www.bonesjournal.com/books/Cherie_Hunter-Day-sting_medicine.pdf

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Lawrence Eby | Art

Lawrence Eby is the author of two books of poetry, Flight of August, winner of the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and Machinist in the Snow, ELJ Publications 2015. His work can be found in Forklift, Passages North, Fourteen Hills, Superstition Review, and others. He is the editor in chief of Orange Monkey Publishing, a poetry press in California. This is his first time publishing photos.

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Kobina Wright | Art

Kobina Wright is an American writer, artist, actress and language creator.  She is also the creator of the Hodaoa-Anibo language which she began to develop in 2004 and self-published “The Hodaoa-Anibo Dictionary.”  Wright is the co-creator of ruler poetry, which she helped to develop with friend and poet, Lisa Bartley Lacey.