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Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Contributors’ Notes


Lucy Jane Bledsoe is the author of the 2010 novel, The Big Bang Symphony. She has stories coming out this year in Shenandoah, Terrain, Salt Zine, and Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture. She won the 2009 Sherwood Anderson Prize for Fiction as well as the 2009 Arts & Letters Fiction Prize.

Chris Carosi was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated with a B.A. in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.

Eamon Grennan‘s most recent collection is Out of Sight: New & Selected Poems.

Eva Hooker is Professor of English and Writer in Residence at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. The Winter Keeper, a hand-bound chapbook (Chapiteau Press, Montpelier, Vermont, 2000), was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in poetry in 2001. Her poems have recently appeared in The New England Review, Agni, The Harvard Review, Salmagundi, Witness, Drunken Boat, Memorious, Terrain, Redactions and Best New Poets 2008. Her poetry is affected by her experiences of the northland and of Lake Superior.

Toke Hoppenbrouwers is a retired neuroscientist living in Calabasas, California. Her publication record consists of almost a hundred scientific articles, a novel titled Autumn Sea that received a Small Press Award in 1996, and several pieces of creative non-fiction, including “Irian Jaya,” in Fourth River. An earlier version of “Tana Toraja, Indonesia,” was one of the finalists in the Spire Press contest.

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published her work in literary journals, in the U.K. as well as America, such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Eastern Rainbow, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, The Intercultural Writer’s Review, Icon, Writer’s Gazette, and The Penwood Review.

Mandy Malloy is a poet and graphic designer currently living in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Hunter College’s MFA program, she has published poems in The Blood Orange Review and Miracle Monocle, among others.

Alex Odom holds an MA in English Creative Writing from Longwood University. His poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and play publications include: Word Riot, Boston Literary Magazine, Flashquake, and One Act Play Depot. When he isn’t writing or spending time with his wife, he works the weird jobs he always manages to fall into, and he names cats after literary figures.

Raised in Ireland, Ethel Rohan now lives in San Francisco. She received her MFA in fiction from Mills College, CA. Her stories have or will appear in Guernica, Gargoyle, Potomac Review, Los Angeles Review and Southeast Review Online, among many others. She is the author of the story collection, Cut Through the Bone. Her second story collection, Hard to Say, is forthcoming from PANK in 2011. She blogs at

Katie Schmid is a second year student in the University of Wyoming’s Creative Writing MFA program. Her poem “Jobs” was selected for inclusion in Meridian‘s Best New Poets of 2009 anthology. She’s from Chicago.

Linda Tzoref was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a B.A. in Philosophy from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Linda also has upcoming work appearing in Diverse Voices Quarterly.

Elizabeth Wilcox grew up in Northern Virginia and is now a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. She is an editor for Gold Line Press, and her work has most recently been published in RHINO, The Cortland Review, and the Indiana Review.