Contributor Biographies
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Contributor Biographies

Lindsey D. Alexander is a Kentuckian trapped in the Hoosier state. She’s a freelance writer and editor and teaches poetry to Purdue University students. For more, visit her website at www.ldalexander.com.

Mary Angelino’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2010, Meridian, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod, Shenandoah, and The Journal, among others. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Fayetteville and teaches English at the University of Arkansas, where she earned her MFA.

James D. Autio is a writer and visual artist in Minneapolis. James’s poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. James is a proud recipient of fellowships and awards both for writing and visual art, including a 2007 month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center. James is an enrolled member with the Lac Courte Oreilles band of Ojibwe.

Alice M. Azure’s recent work has appeared in you are here: the journal of creative geography; Against the Current; and Unraveling the Spreading Cloth of Time: Indigenous Thoughts Concerning the Universe. She released two books in 2011—Along Came a Spider (Bowman Books), and Games of Transformation (Albatross Press), the latter selected as poetry book of 2012 by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers.

Sarah Barber’s poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Journal, Fugue, Malahat, Crazyhorse, New Ohio Review, and FIELD. Her book, The Kissing Party, was published in 2010 by the National Poetry Review Press. She teaches at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

b: william bearhart lives in Wisconsin where he works and writes poetry. He’s an MFA candidate in the Lo Rez program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Sante Fe, New Mexico. He is a direct descendent of the St. Croix Chippewa of Wisconsin. His work appears or is forthcoming in print and online at PANK, inter/rupture, THEthePoetry, Big Bell, and Poetry City, USA. [End Page 137]

Scholar and creative writer, Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe) has published three collections of poetry: Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians and Other Poems, and Trailing You. A professor at UW–Milwaukee, Blaeser is enrolled at and grew up on the White Earth Reservation. Editor of Stories Migrating Home and Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone, Blaeser is currently at work on a collection of “Picto-Poems.” Her writing has been widely anthologized, most recently in The Heath Anthology of American Literature.

Ash Bowen is the author of The Even Years of Marriage, winner of the 2012 Orphic Book Prize for poetry (Dream Horse Press). Other work is forthcoming or has appeared in Georgetown Review, Quarterly West, Best of the Net 2013, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere in print and online. He lives in Tuscaloosa with his partner and step-children and teaches literature and undergraduate creative writing at the University of Alabama.

James Warren Boyd’s work has been published in literary journals Memoir, Transfer, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, The Tusculum Review, and the online Superstition Review, Amarillo Bay, and Diverse Voices Quarterly. Boyd is an instructor and writing center coordinator at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco.

Abenaki writer, storyteller, editor, and publisher Joseph Bruchac was one of the primary organizers of the first RETURNING THE GIFT gathering in 1992. Founder of the Greenfield Review Press, his own stories and poems have appeared in hundreds of publications over the last five decades.

George Choundas has fiction appearing or forthcoming in sixteen publications, including Michigan Quarterly Review, Subtropics, and The American Reader. He is author of The Pirate Primer and a former FBI agent. He was nicknamed “Choundoggie” in fifth grade—and also, implausibly, eight years later in college, because life is hard.

Jay Deshpande’s poetry has recently appeared in Phantom Limb, Bodega, Narrative, Sixth Finch, Atlas Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn and works in magazine publishing. [End Page 138]

Lindsey Drager’s recent work appears in Black Warrior Review, Zone 3, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review Online, West Branch Wired, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Denver where she edits the Denver Quarterly. Her novel, The Sorrow Proper, is...