Meet the contributors of upcoming Issue 221
Mark DiFruscio is currently pursuing his PhD at Oklahoma State University. His writing has appeared in Dime Show Review, After the Pause, pacificREVIEW and Fiction International.
Linda Neal first wrote poems when she was in high school. She went on to study literature at Pomona College, earn a degree in linguistics and a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Her life at the beach, passion for story and work as a therapist inform her award-winning poetry and prose which has appeared in numerous journals, including California State Poetry Quarterly, Easy Reader, Lummox, ONTHEBUS, Pacific Coast Journal, Peregrine (the Amherst poetry journal), Beecher’s Magazine, Santa Fe Literary Review and SLAB. “Dodge & Burn” (Bambaz Press), her poetry memoir, came out in 2014.
Thomas Christopher’s short stories have appeared in The Louisville Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, Redivider, and elsewhere. He was awarded an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant and was a finalist for the Matthew Clark Prize in Fiction. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons.
Daniel has an M.F.A. from the Vancouver Island University. He is a reader and contributor to the Tongues of Fire reading series and has appeared in such literary magazines as The Malahat Review, The Birds We Piled Loosely, Clockwise Cat, Grey Sparrow and the Gyroscope Review. He has written several books (novels), all currently seeking publishers.
Grace Fondow is a poet and fiction writer from Chicago and received her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. She is a co-founder of Daughter’s Tongue Coalition— a group of multicultural women writers who use language and performance to empower the body and create safe spaces for woman identified artists.
Daniel Pieczkolon lives in Philadelphia, with his girlfriend and their two cats, where he teaches English at Arcadia University. His poems have recently appeared in the Eunoia Review and Right Hand Pointing, and he is the editor of the print-only arts zine Deviant Quarterly.