Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 203
David S. Golding
David S. Golding is a doctoral candidate at Lancaster University. He teaches peace studies and international development in Sri Lanka. His fiction has appeared in The Molotov Cocktail, Mithila Review, Jersey Devil Press, and elsewhere. His stories can be found at dsgolding.com.
Amber Cook’s written work has previously appeared in numerous publications, including Literary Mama, Crack the Spine, Adanna, Deep South Magazine and Dzanc Books‘ Best of the Web series.
Dana Kroos received a MFA in fiction writing from New Mexico State University in 2008. Her short stories and poems have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review, The Superstition Review, Minnesota Monthly and others. She also holds a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently she is working towards a Ph.D. in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston. More information can be found at danakroos.com.
Jeremy DaCruz is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida and is currently living in Managua, Nicaragua. He has been published in Mountain Xpress, Indiana Voice Journal, Corvus Review, Down in the Dirt and The Drunken Odyssey. His time is divided between working at a center for people with disabilities, writing, and exploring the beautiful, complicated country that is Nicaragua.
Barry Maxwell is a 56-year-old native of Austin, Texas, and a creative writing student at UT. His publication credits include essays, poetry, fiction, and memoir in venues including the Mud Season Review, PitheadChapel.com, UT’s Hothouse Review and Liberator magazine, and the Rio Review. His work has been featured in the Northern Colorado Writers 2013 Pooled Ink Anthology, and in the 2014 Writing Texas Anthology from the Lamar University Press. Barry, formerly one of Austin’s homeless, is also the founder of Street Lit and the Street Lit Authors Club, which provide books and creative writing workshops to Austin’s homeless community. You can contact Barry via streetlit.org, or barrymaxwell.net.
Jonathan Simkins lives in Denver’s RiNo district. He is the author with artist Justin Ankenbauer of the ekphrastic chapbook, “Translucent Winds” (Helikon Gallery & Studios, 2016). The title poem of his second chapbook, “This Is The Crucible” (LuNaMoPoLiS, 2017), was recently nominated for Best New Poets 2016. His poems have appeared in various publications, including Epigraph Magazine, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Literary Orphans, Requited Journal, and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others.
Greg Moglia is a veteran of 27 years as Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of Education at N.Y.U and 37 years as a high school teacher of Physics and Psychology. His poems have been accepted in over 300 journals in the U.S., Canada England, India, Australia,Sweden, Austria and Belgium as well as five anthologies. He lives in Huntington, N.Y.
Mister Hager inhabits Northern California with one wife and a few other animals. He spends his days working undercover as a middle school science teacher, and his nocturnal activities are still under investigation. His writing has appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Hobart, Jersey Devil Press, and other places too. Fun fact: many of his stories begin on the backs of detention slips. Find out more at jdhager.com.
Robert Wexelblatt is professor of humanities at Boston University’s College of General Studies. He has published the story collections, “Life in the Temperate Zone,” “The Decline of Our Neighborhood,” “The Artist Wears Rough Clothing,” and “Heiberg’s Twitch;” a book of essays, “Professors at Play;” two short novels, “Losses” and “The Derangement of Jules Torquemal,” and essays, stories, and poems in a variety of scholarly and literary journals. His novel “Zublinka Among Women” won the Indie Book Awards first-place prize for fiction. A collection of essays, “The Posthumous Papers of Sidney Fein,” is forthcoming.