Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 212
Ron Gibson Jr.
Ron Gibson, Jr. has previously appeared in (b)Oink, Stockholm Review of Literature, Cheap Pop, New South Journal, Jellyfish Review, Whiskeypaper, The Bohemyth, Easy Street, Noble / Gas Quarterly, Harpoon Review, Spelk Fiction, Entropy Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic, etc… forthcoming Heavy Feather Review, Moonglasses Magazine, Gone Lawn, apt, Unbroken Journal & Glove Lit Zine.
Timothy sculpts poems, prose, stories, plays, and other living word forms. He has performed his plays in multiple venues in New Orleans, had work published by Bottlecap Press, Clockwise Cat, Tupelo Press, and self-published multiple works of prose poetry. Driven by dreams, and by the intersecting of chaos and structure. He is interested in a giant who sleeps in the bushes, or something like that. His varied forms can be found at nationtimesyndrome.com.
Brian Coughlan has a Masters Degree in Screenwriting from NUIG. He has published work with The Bohemyth, The Galway Review, Storgy, Write Out Publishing, Toasted Cheese, Thrice Publishing, Litbreak, Lunaris Review, LitroNY and Unthology. In 2014 he was shortlisted for the Industry Insider TV Pilot Contest as a co-creator of the drama series “Panacea.” He is an active member of the Galway Scriptwriters Group since 2013.
Leah Holbrook Sackett
Leah Holbrook Sackett is an adjunct lecturer in the English department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. This is also where she earned her M.F.A. Additionally, she has published three short stories: “A Point of Departure” was published with Connotation Press, “Somebody Else in Kentucky” was published in Blacktop Passages, and “The Birdcage Nests Within” was published with The Weekly Knob through Medium Daily Digest. Additionally, her flash fiction entitled “What the Looking Glass Reflects” was accepted for the next issue of Zany Zygote Review, and her short story “Man In Black” is due to publish with The Writing Disorder in Spring 2017. Finally, Leah lives with her husband Jonathan and daughter Bella in Webster Groves.
Nicholas Olson is a freelance writer from Chicago now living in North Carolina. When he’s not writing a novel or wrangling a cat, he’s editing for Cease, Cows or reviewing for The Review Review. He was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s 2016 Very Short Fiction Award and has been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, Literary Orphans, decomP, and other fine places. Read more at nicksfics.com.
David Lohrey was born on the Hudson River but grew up on the Mississippi in Memphis. He graduated from U.C., Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, AU. He currently teaches in Tokyo. He has reviewed books for The Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register, has been a member of the Dramatists Guild in New York, and served as a voting member of the Los Angeles Ovation Awards for theatre. His plays have appeared around the country and, more recently, in Croatia. “In a Newark Minute” and “Sperm Counts” were both produced this year in Estonia. His poetry can be found in The Rats Ass Review, Plum Tree Tavern, The Blue Mountain Review, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, and Quarterday. He is currently writing a memoir of his years living in the Persian Gulf.
Gerard Sarnat is the author of four critically-acclaimed collections: “Homeless Chronicles from Abraham to Burning Man” (2010), “Disputes” (2012), “17s” (2014) and “Melting The Ice King” (2016). Work from “Ice King” was accepted by over seventy magazines, including Gargoyle and Lowestoft Chronicle, and featured in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, LEVELER, tNY, StepAway, Bywords and Floor Plan. For Huffington Post and other reviews, reading dates, publications, interviews and more, visit GerardSarnat.com.
Mark is an award winning playwright whose work has been staged and published all around the world. Some New York City productions include “The Head Hunter” (Abington Theatre), “Dead Monkey” (NY Collective), “The Daughters of Eve” (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre), “The Mutilation of St. Barbara” (Gene Frankel Theatre). Outside New York: The UK premiere of “The Godling” at The Etcetera Theatre Camden, “Suicide, Inc.” at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. In Los Angeles, “Lonely Vigil for a Stranger” at The Burbage Theatre where LA Times heralded it, “Fireworks and Poetry”. Publications include: “A Gravedigger’s Tale” (Smith & Krauss), “Don’t Listen To What It Sounds Like” (Smith & Kraus), “Shadow Saint” and “Dead Monkey” (Collective NY). Mark is the winner of the Playwrights Fellowship Award from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and The Rod Serling Award for “The Godling”. His plays have been developed at The Actors Studio, The Labyrinth Theatre Company, The Lark, Tribeca Lab and New Playwright’s Foundation of Los Angeles. Also a screenwriter, his award winning thriller, “The Perfect Witness” is available worldwide. Mark is a proud lifetime member of The Actors Studio and The Dramatists Guild.
Manit Chaotragoongit was born on September 30 , 1983 in Bangkok, Thailand. He received a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Public Administration. His inspiration started when he was teenager when he found old books about art and photography. He prefers conceptual photography and street life. His artwork is all about life, he presents his experience and vision through his eyes. He recognizes and describes a series of events. He thinks everything in a part of life has meaning. He hope his work will give value to the audience.