Issue 121 Contributors



James Bradley
James Bradley is an artist and writer living in San Francisco, California. His work, which takes the form of painting, drawing, poetry, and installation, as well as other media, deals primarily with the problem of Revelation, or apoc√°lypsis, or “unveiling,” as the guiding paradigm in both the practice of western painting, as well as the dominant spectacular culture. His work has been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Verge Art Fair in Miami Florida, Angel Island Visitor’s Center, Robert Berman Gallery, Maniac Gallery, and many other venues. His poetry and prose have been published in various online and print journals including Caliban and Anamesa, and he is currently co-editor of the literary journal HAARP, and co-founder of Hexagon Press. He received his MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2009. 

Noah Dversdall
Noah Dversdall is a young writer from Dayton, Ohio. He works as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal. 

Louise Robertson
Louise Robertson has earned degrees (BA Oberlin, MFA George Mason University), poetry publications (Pudding Magazine, New Verse News, The Rusty Nail) and poetry awards (Mary Roberts Rinehart, Columbus Arts Festival Poetry Competition (twice)). She is active as a poet and organizer in her local Columbus, Ohio poetry scene. 

Dan Crawley
Dan Crawley is a recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts fellowship in fiction and was nominated for Best of the Web. His stories have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The North American Review, Wigleaf, Curbside Splendor, SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years, and Quarterly West. He teaches writing at Ottawa University. 

Jennifer Van Alstyne
Jennifer van Alstyne has been published in the Eunoia Review, Midwest Literary Magazine, The Monmouth Review, The Foundling Review, Paper Nautilus and Poetry Quarterly. Her chapbook, "Scansioned Music: A Glenn Gould Collection," is being published by Crossroads in 2013 for which she was the winner of the Jane Freed Grant. She is currently the poetry editor for Bombay Gin, the literary journal of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.

Benjamin Warner
Benjamin Warner grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and received an MFA from Cornell University. 

Vance Mikin-Laurie
Vance Mikin-Laurie is a writer from Melbourne, Australia. His work has been published in The Age, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, The Molotov Cocktail and various other publications. 

Dave Petraglia
Dave Petraglia has appeared in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Better Homes & Gardens; more recently, or scheduled in Agave Magazine, Cactus Heart Press, Dark Matter Journal, eFiction India, Loco Magazine, Gravel Literary Review, Storyacious, The Olivetree Review, Petrichor Review, Thought Catalog, theNewerYork, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. He's a writer and photographer and lives near Jacksonville, Florida. His blog is at www.drowningbook.com.

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"Here you are knocking on the cover of a book. As if it were a locked door at the front of a city of emeralds. Password: homophones. "

- From "Dyslexia With Self Portrait" by Danielle Mitchell








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Contributors: Brock Avery-Robinson, Dan Encarnacion, Nivi Engineer, Janne Karlsson, Bill Kirby, Danielle Mitchell, Dave Petraglia, Dawn Wilson

Issue 120 Contributors


Dan Encarnacion
Dan Encarnacion earned an MFA in Writing at the California College of Arts and lives in Portland, Oregon. Dan has been recently published in The Atlas Review, Word Riot, Eleven Eleven, Upstairs At Duroc, and/or, The Blue Mesa Review, and forthcoming in Assaracus, The Los Angeles Review, Whiskey Island, and Blackbox Manifold. He was the featured artist for Reconnaissance Magazine’s 2013 issue and is included in the anthology "Reduce: A Collection of Writings from Educe Journal 2012" (Educe Press). 

Nivi Engineer
Nivi Engineer is the author of "The Indian Girl's Definitive Guide to Staying Single." She earned her BA in English from Case Western Reserve University, an MS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, and is pursuing an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University. She lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her husband, three sons, and dog.

Dave Petraglia
Dave Petraglia has appeared in Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Better Homes & Gardens; more recently, or scheduled in Agave Magazine, Cactus Heart Press, Dark Matter Journal, eFiction India, Loco Magazine, Gravel Literary Review, Storyacious, The Olivetree Review, Petrichor Review, Thought Catalog, theNewerYork, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. He's a writer and photographer and lives near Jacksonville, Florida. His blog is available here.

Brock Avery-Robinson
Brock Avery-Robinson currently lives in New York City. He studied studio art, poetry, and film history at Sarah Lawrence College. He serves as co-editor for the zine Purelle, in addition to printing two zines of his own, SkyyMall and Fhloston Paradise.

Danielle Mitchell
Danielle Mitchell is one of ten emerging poets featured in "Pop Art: An Anthology of Southern California Poetry" (Moon Tide Press). Her prose poems have appeared in Connotation Press, decomP, Freeze Ray, Day One and are forthcoming in Union Station Magazine. Danielle directs The Poetry Lab in Long Beach, California where she hosts workshops & craft seminars. She is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers & holds degrees in Women’s Studies & Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. She currently guest writes for DIY MFA & blogs at poetryofdanielle.com.

Bill Kirby
Bill Kirby is a teacher of English and creative writing in South Mississippi and a teacher/consultant with the Writing Project. He is a founding member of the 365th Writers’ Avoidance/Support Group. He won the 1995 Eudora Welty Film and Fiction Festival Award for Poetry; he has had poems published in the Saturday Afternoon Journal and short stories in 14 Hills Literary Review, The Avatar Review, Bellow Literary Journal, and Circa Literary Review. His novel "The Lulu Journals: The Somewhat Life of the Reluctant Roughneck" was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.

Dawn Wilson
A graduate of Bath Spa University in England, Dawn Wilson has had the pleasure to dabble in kitsch, surrealism, and espi√®glerie. Her work can be found in Gone Lawn, Paper Darts Magazine, Metazen, New Dead Families, Drunk Monkeys, and Punchnel’s, among others, while the author herself can be found dismantling the kitchen for wearable items, or at nightdawn.wordpress.com

Janne Karlsson
Janne Karlsson is a highly productive inkslinger from Sweden. He is a proud member of the Epic Rites family, www.epicrites.org, and a publisher of DIY chapbooks, www.svenskapache.se.

Issue 119

I’ve stopped eating meat
and like a horny jock
entering the priesthood,
I think constantly
about what I’ve craved
but have chosen
to cut away.

- From "Acolyte" by Marc Berman





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Issue 119 Contributors


John Sibley Williams is the author of eight collections, most recently "Controlled Hallucinations" (FutureCycle Press, 2013). He is the winner of the HEART Poetry Award and has been nominated for the Pushcart, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and Board Member of the Friends of William Stafford. A few previous publishing credits include: American Literary Review, Third Coast, Nimrod International Journal, Rio Grande Review, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, RHINO, and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon. 

Marc Berman is a business executive, having owned and operated commercial radio stations for 35 years. Marc's work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Alembic, Blue Lake Review, Bluestem, Concho River Review, Confrontation, Eclectica Magazine, Forge, Grey Sparrow, Lullwater Review, Paddlefish, Passager, Poetry East, Pisgah Review, The Round, Sanskrit, and Westview. 

Charles O'Hay is a Philadelphia-area poet whose work has appeared in over 100 literary publications including The New York Quarterly, Cortland Review, Gargoyle, West Branch, and Mudfish. His first collection of poems and photographs, “Far from Luck,” was published in 2011 by Lucky Bat Books (Reno, NV). 

Tamara Schuyler grew up in Brussels, Belgium, speaking English, French, and German. Her short story “Ugly” appeared in CutBank 78 and was nominated for Puschart Prize XXXIX: Best of the Small Presses. Other stories are forthcoming in Mulberry Fork Review and The Milo Review. She lives in San Francisco with two cats and a husband.

Kathryn Huber obtained an M.S.W. from Columbia University where her work begged for conversion to the written word. Despite the myriad stories still waiting to be told, however, she left NYC to raise a family in Latin America with her Peruvian husband. Ten years of working to improve the lives of communities in Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Peru deepened her appreciation of the human condition and reinforced her belief that, through stories, people can connect across even the widest cultural chasms. After spending eight subsequent years in the Atlanta suburbs, Kathryn has returned to Peru and is currently Chairperson for Social Service and Education for the American Women’s Literary Club, an international women’s group in Lima. Her work has been published in various literary journals and her story, “Doppelganger Sonata,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by The MacGuffin in 2005. 

Matthew Perini 's fiction and poetry have appeared in the journals The Tower, Logos, and The Minetta Review.  His nonfiction work has appeared in  numerous books, including "The Core Six" and "Tools for Thoughtful Assessment," winner of a 2013 IPPY Award. A few years back, Matthew gave up writing fiction for all the wrong reasons:  too busy, noticeably better cable-television programming, the aching self-doubt.  He turned forty last year and decided to take another stab at short stories, including this one.  He is thrilled to have "The Wishing Game"  published by Crack the Spine. Matthew lives in New Jersey with his wife, Kristen, his daughters Ella and Alison, and whoever pops in for a glass of wine.

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