Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 189
Andrew Bertaina currently lives and works in Washington, DC. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in: The Threepenny Review, Hobart, Literary Orphans, Fiction Southeast,Sierra Nevada Review, Eclectica,The Journal of Microliterature, Prick of the Spindle,The Broadkill Review, Big Lucks, Manifest-Station, Whiskey Paper, Wilderness House Literary Review, Eunoia Review, Short, Fast, and Deadly, OxMag and Bayou magazine.
John Martin has been making his living as a writer and editor for the past 30+ years, writing everything from technical instruction manuals to poetry. He is currently employed at a large worldwide company as a technical writer, but also does writing and editing work on a consulting basis. In his spare time, he crafts thoughtful, ingenious fictions while pursuing passionate interests in psychology, gourmet cooking, and bird watching. His work has previously appeared in Per Contra, Bias Onus Quarterly, Black Lantern Publishing, The Externalist, Curbside Splendor, Work Literary Magazine, and The Common. More recently, his story “Unidentified Bright Object” has just been published in 34th Parallel Magazine.
Heath Brougher is the poetry editor of Five 2 One Magazine. He has published two pamphlets titled “A Drought of Ichor” and “2” (Green Panda Press). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Yellow Chair Review, Chiron Review, SLAB, Main Street Rag, Riprap, Foliate Oak, Of/with, eFiction India, Gold Dust, and elsewhere. When not writing or editing he helps with the charity Paws Soup Kitchen which gives out free dog/cat food to low income families with pets.
John Manuel Arias
John Manuel Arias is a gay, Costa Rican / Uruguayan poet and crepe-maker, raised in a DC ghetto when it was the murder capital. An alumnus of Pace University, his poetry has been published by the Acentos Review, Ubiquitous Magazine, and the upcoming issues of the James Franco Review, the After Happy Hour Review, Rogue Journal and Rust + Moth. He currently lives in San José, Costa Rica with his grandmother and four ghosts.
Joseph Victor Milford
Joseph Victor Milford is a Professor of English and a Georgia writer. His first collection of poems, “Cracked Altimeter,” was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010. He is also the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show, where he has compiled an archive of over 300 interviews and readings with American and Canadian poets. Joe Milford also edits the poetry journal RASPUTIN and he is co-founder and poetry editor of BACKLASH PRESS.
Charlie Baylis lives in Spain. His chapbook ‘Elizabeth’ can be found on Agave Press. He reviews poetry for Stride. Charlie has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Forward Prize and for Queen´s Ferry Press´s Best Small Fictions. He has made the shortlist for the Bridport prize. He was (very briefly) a flash fiction editor for Litro. He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality and tumbles, sporadically, here: theimportanceofbeingaloof.tumblr.com.
A 2010 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, Darryl Lauster is an Intermedia artist and writer and an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas at Arlington. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, McNeese State University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has previously published in The Conversation, The Gulf Coast Journal and Art Lies Magazine.
Thao Votang writes short stories and is co-editor of Conflict of Interest, an online publication that covers visual art and literature. She has previously been published in New Texas and New Literati. Votang received a B.A. in art history from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.L.A. in liberal arts from St. Edward’s University.