Issue No. 26

Taylor Collier | Poetry

Taylor Collier lives in Syracuse, NY. Work is forthcoming in The American Poetry Journal, DIAGRAM, The Minnesota Review, Southern Indiana Review, and Yemassee.

Callista Buchen | Poetry

Callista Buchen has an MA in literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Gigantic, Bellevue Review, elimae, and others, with reviews published in Mid-American Review, The Collagist, and Prick of the Spindle. For more information, visit


Jim Daniels | Poetry

Jim Daniels’ recent books include Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry, Carnegie Mellon University Press, All of the Above, Adastra Press, and Trigger Man, short fiction, Michigan State University Press. Birth Marks, BOA Editions, will appear in 2013.


Kelly Hansen Maher | Poetry

Kelly Hansen Maher is a 2012-13 Loft Mentor Series winner in poetry at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Kelly holds a B.F.A. from Emerson College, a J.D. from the University of Minnesota, and is nearing completion of an M.F.A. in Writing at Hamline University. Her poems have been published online and in various literary journals, and she is at work on her first full-length collection. Kelly also teaches poetry with the Minnesota Prison Writers Workshop, a collective of writing teachers working in Minnesota prisons.


Nick Ripatrazone | Fiction

Nick Ripatrazone is the author of two books of poetry, Oblations and This Is Not About Birds (Gold Wake Press 2012), and a forthcoming book of literary criticism, The Fine Delight: Postconciliar Catholic Literature (Cascade Books 2013). HIs fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, and received honors from ESPN: The Magazine.


Danny Lorberbaum | Fiction

Danny Lorberbaum studied English at Bowdoin College. He lives in Brooklyn and works as a waiter in Union Square. This is his third published story.


Susann Cokal | Fiction

Susann Cokal is the author of the novels Mirabilis and Breath and Bones; her new novel, The Kingdom of Little Wounds, will be out in 2013. She has published short stories in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Journal, and she is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. Having spent her adolescence in the mountains of New Mexico, she now lives in Richmond, Virginia, and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Daniel Tyx | Creative Nonfiction

Daniel Tyx moved to the Rio Grande Valley ten years ago to teach fourth grade in a rural elementary school; he lasted only until Christmas but fell in love with the place he would learn to call home. Since then, he has worked as a construction worker, a museum docent, a landscaper, a tutor for at-risk youth, and currently as a community college English instructor. His work appears in The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, and Along the River: An Anthology of Voices from the Rio Grande Valley.

Bree Lamb | Art

Since receiving her BFA in Photography from Penn State University in 2007, Bree has spent the last 5 years working for different photographic organizations including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Fovea Exhibitions, Wildenstein & Company, Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshops and photo technique magazine. She has invested time and energy into learning more about her intended field and is excited to continue her education at UNM.


Wyndham Blagden | Art

Wyndham attended the University of New Mexico where she received a BFA and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011. Her training included studying at the College of Charleston, Loyola Marymount University, and the Academy of Art, Architecture, and Design in Prague. She has continued her artistic training and exploration by traveling, including Kenya and most recently, a six-month backpacking adventure in South America. She has shown at the Mirador Gallery on Canyon Road, the John Sommer’s Gallery, and Hydra Gallery in Albuquerque, as well as numerous private events. Wyndham currently lives in Santa Fe where she is working on a series of landscapes that explore the modern man’s understanding of nature, space, technology, and connectedness to each other and the land.


Jenna Kuiper | Art

Jenna Kuiper received an MFA in painting and drawing from UNM in 2009. Her work is inspired by the nature of belief, the metaphysics of place, and poems. She lives an works in Albuquerque. Visit her website at


Frol Boundin | Art

Frol Boundin, was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1974. Received the initial artistic training in the traditions of realism from the grandfather Victor Boundin, as well as the Leningrad’s School of General Arts. Moved to United States in 1990 and received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. In the following 10 years Mr. Boundin lived and worked in Chicago focusing on large-scale abstract paintings and prints, as well as installation projects and graphic design with the local arts community. Currently, Mr. Boundin resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, while pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Print Media at the University of New Mexico. Recent exhibitions include Global Matrix 3, American Impressions 2012 and Atlanta Print Biennale where the “Aral Sea Cycle” received a Jurors Choice Award.