Fall 2013 Contributors

Molly Bridgeforth’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Heart Magazine, Connotation Press, Fluent Magazine and Whistling Fire. She lives in Virginia.

Sarah Carson was born and raised in Michigan but now lives in Chicago. Her work has appeared in Cream City Review, Diagram, Guernica, Poet Lore and Whiskey Island, among others.   She is the author of three chapbooks and three books for children. Sometimes she blogs atsarahamycarson.wordpress.com.

Lisa J. Cihlar’s poems have appeared in Blackbird, South Dakota Review, Green Mountains Review, Crab Creek Review, and Southern Humanities Review.  She has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was also a Best of the Net nominee.  Her chapbook, “The Insomniac’s House,” is available from Dancing Girl Press and a second chapbook, “This is How She Fails,” is available from Crisis Chronicles Press.  She lives in rural southern Wisconsin.

Foreign Fields is an electronic folk group that hails from the wintry plains of Wisconsin. New Years Day of 2011 they met in their hometown, in an abandoned office building, to begin work on their first full length LP Anywhere But Where I Am. “From the Lake to the Land” was part of a special live performance for the band’s close friends, recorded one night after a show in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Cal Quinn, and mastered by Jake Glenn.

Corey Ginsberg’s work has most recently appeared in such publications as Third Coast, the cream city review, Puerto del Sol, Subtropics, PANK, and Memoir(and), among others. She currently lives in Miami and works as a freelance writer.

Jesse Goolsby is the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them (forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He is the recipient of the Richard Bausch Fiction Prize and the John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction. His recent work has appeared in Narrative, Epoch, Harpur Palate, and The Sycamore Review. He serves as Fiction Editor for War, Literature & the Arts. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Tennessee, he was raised in Chester, California, and currently lives and writes in Tallahassee, Florida, where he is pursuing his PhD at Florida State University.

J.P. Grasser is originally from Maryland. His work explores the diverse regions he has called home, most insistently his family’s fish hatchery in Brady, Nebraska. He studied English and Creative Writing at Sewanee: The University of the South and is currently an MFA student in poetry at Johns Hopkins University. His work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, The Journal, Cream City Review, and Harpur Palate.

Lisa Hiton is a Chicago native. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from Harvard University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, The Cortland Review, Indiana Review, and DMQ Review among others. She has received fellowships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute and the MU Writing Workshops in Greece, and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize.

Honey Locust makes acoustic-based, chamber folk music that utilizes a wide variety of classical and folk instruments. Founded in the summer of 2011 by Jake Davis and Patrick Howell and based in Nashville, Tennessee, the band operates with a rotating team of musicians and collaborators. “Blue Room” will appear on their upcoming full length album, The Great Southern Brood, due out in early 2014.

Leah Huizar is a Mexican-American writer originally from Southern California. She is a writing instructor and runs a handset type private press, Aestel & Acanthus, from her studio. Her work has appeared in national magazines and she holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania State University.

Kisses is a Los Angeles-based pop project featuring Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson. “A Series of Events” is a Japanese-only track from the LP Kids in LA.

Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at The University of Michigan and received his BA at Vanderbilt University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, Indiana Review, The New Republic, [PANK] Online, and in many other publications. He was the star of the award winning full-length documentary “Louder Than A Bomb” and has been featured on HBO’s “Brave New Voices.”  He is also an Assistant Poetry Editor for Muzzle. He is also a rapper.

Tyler McAndrew grew up in Syracuse, NY but currently lives in Pittsburgh where he is pursuing an MFA in fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. His stories have appeared in Redivider and Permafrost.

Christina McDaniel lives in metro-Detroit where she gets great joy from teaching her community creative writing class. She writes fiction and poetry of primarily medical themes, and manages a blog on “the tough stuff and how to write through it.” She has been previously published in Ruminate Magazine, The Cancer Poetry Project II, and The William and Mary Literary Review.

Virginia McLure edits the online poetry project [www.lafovea.org], and reads for A Public Space. While completing her MFA in Poetry at New York University, she served as Poetry Editor for Washington Square. She was born in New York, and reared in Louisiana and Alabama before returning.

Harmony Neal was the 2011-2013 fiction fellow at Emory University. She is currently serving as the Grants Management and Donor Development VISTA for the Parramore Kidz Zone in Orlando. She’s been recently published in Grist, Yemassee, Georgetown Review, Paper Darts, The Toast, and storySouth.

Rolli is a writer and cartoonist hailing from Canada. He’s the author of God’s Autobio (short stories), Plum Stuff (poems/drawings), and seven forthcoming titles for adults and children. Visit his blog, and follow his epic tweets @rolliwrites.

Roman Candle is an indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, composed of Skip Matheny, Logan Matheny and Timshel Matheny. They have released three studio albums, several touring EP’s, toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and played in various other bands/live acts. The band, who all attended UNC-Chapel Hill, recorded and performed in Chapel Hill for 10 years before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2008.

The So So Glos are a rock n roll band of brothers from Brooklyn, New York, who formed in 2007 – a band that has taken their own 21st century slang term and re-appropriated it to define themselves. The video for “We Got The Days” (a song from the So So Glos’ 2007 self-titled album) was put together using footage of the band taken over a six year period by documentarian Christopher Elia. It follows the Glos through years of DIY touring, recording and venue running.

Joel Smith lives by a wash in the Old Pueblo with Ms. McCabe and their cat Chicory. He edits fiction for Spork Press and teaches Creative Writing and Composition at the University of Arizona. More excerpts from The Parish have appeared or will soon in Construction and Hobart.

Ashley Strosnider holds an MFA from the University of South Carolina, where she was a James Dickey Fellow. Her work appears in Word Riot, Fifth Wednesday, Paper Darts, Nashville Review, and Smokelong Quarterly, among others. Her reviews appear in The Review Review and Publishers Weekly. She serves on the editorial staff at Drunken Boat and currently lives in Charleston, SC, where she works as a copyeditor and advocate for the Oxford comma. She used to live in Nashville.

Ryan Winet is a doctoral student in Literature at the University of Arizona. He edits poetry for The Offending Adam and works primarily in pencil and ink.

Shelley Wong is a Kundiman fellow and an MFA candidate at the Ohio State University, where she is a poetry editor for The Journal. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Linebreak, The Adroit Journal, Lantern Review, Kartika Review, Eleven Eleven, and elsewhere.