Issue 219 Contributors

Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 219

Sara K. Bennett
Sara K. Bennett is attending Cedarville University for a degree in English and Creative Writing. She loves spending time outside, working on writing projects, reading a good novel, and embroidering.

Lois Ruskai Melina
Lois Ruskai Melina’s work is forthcoming or has appeared in Blood Orange Review, Carolina Quarterly, Colorado Review, Lunch Ticket, and 2016 Best of the Net Anthology, among others. She is retired from teaching in higher education and when not writing can sometimes be found rowing on the Willamette River near her home in Portland, Oregon.

Ken Poyner
Ken’s latest collection of short, wiry fiction, “Constant Animals”, and his latest collections of poetry – “Victims of a Failed Civics” and “The Book of Robot” – can be obtained from Barking Moose Press, or amazon, or Sundial Books. He often serves as strange, bewildering eye-candy at his wife’s power lifting affairs. His poetry of late has been sunning in Analog, Asimov’s, Poet Lore, The Kentucky Review; and his fiction has yowled in Spank the Carp, Red Truck, Café Irreal, Bellows American Review.

Douglas Koziol
Douglas Koziol is an MFA candidate in fiction at Emerson College. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Driftwood Press, and theEEEL, among others.

Kathryn McMahon
Kathryn McMahon is a queer American writer living in Vietnam with her wife and dog. Her stories have appeared in Necessary Fiction, decomP magazinE, Cheap Pop, Menacing Hedge, Devilfish Review, and others.

Michael A. Ferro
Born and bred in the Detroit area, Michael A. Ferro’s work has been featured in numerous online and print publications. He was awarded the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award for Fiction. Michael’s debut novel, TITLE 13, is forthcoming from Harvard Square Editions in 2018. Additional writing and information can be found at and @MichaelFerro. After traveling, working, and writing throughout the Midwest, Michael currently resides in rural Ann Arbor, Michigan.

David Miller
David Miller is an English/Latin teacher at King/Drew Medical Magnet High School in South L.A. He has been studying for my M.A. in English/Creative Writing at Loyola Marymount University. Currently, he is loving teaching and writing. My work can be found at The Lowestoft Chronicle,, Palaver, the South Florida Poetry Journal, riseupreview and forthcoming in Rattle.

David Lohrey
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.

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