- About the Contributors
Paula Marafino Bernett is a poet and essayist living in Taos, NM. Her work has appeared in Blood Orange Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Eclipse, The Louisville Review, Margie, Nimrod International Journal, Salamander, and Tar River Poetry, among others. She is the winner of both the Resident Writers Award from the 2009 Taos Summer Writers’ Conference and the St. John’s College 2011 Essay Prize, and the recipient of two nominations for the 2013 Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MA in liberal studies from St. John’s College.
Joe Bonomo’s collection of essays This Must Be Where My Obsession With Infinity Began won the Orphan Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award and is forthcoming from Orphan Press. His other books include AC/DC’s Highway to Hell (33⅓ Series), Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found, Installations (National Poetry Series), Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band, and Conversations with Greil Marcus (editor). He teaches at Northern Illinois University, and appears online at No Such Thing As Was (nosuchthingaswas. com).
Steven Church is the author of The Day After The Day After: My Atomic Angst, Theoretical Killings: Essays and Accidents, and The Guinness Book of Me: A Memoir of Record. His essays and stories have been published widely: “Auscultation” (The Pedestrian, 2010) was selected by Edwidge Danticat for inclusion in the 2011 Best American Essays, and “All of a Dither” (AGNI, 2010) was named a Notable Selection in the 2011 Best American Non-Required Reading. He is a [End Page 205] founding editor of the literary magazine The Normal School, and he teaches in the MFA program at Fresno State.
Kate Carroll de Gutes is a writer, troublemaker, and wry observer. A stickler for the serial comma, Kate also believes that there should always be two spaces between a period and the beginning of the next sentence. She has an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop, and her work has been featured in journals including the Seattle Review, CrossCurrents, and New Plains Review, as well as various anthologies. Kate lives in Portland, Oregon.
Emily DePrang is a staff writer for the Texas Observer. Her work has appeared in Black Book, Bitch, and on Nerve.com, among others, and has been anthologized in Best Sex Writing 2006 and We Who Dared Say No to War: American Anti-War Writing from 1812 to Now. She was the 2010–2011 nonfiction editor of the Sonora Review. In 2009, she won an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for her investigative reporting on domestic-violence policy in Houston. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Arizona in 2011. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Jeffrey.
Sharon Dolin is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Whirlwind (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012) and Burn and Dodge (Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her aphoristic sequences have also appeared in Hotel Amerika and the Kenyon Review Online, and in her essay “Making a Space for Aphorisms: Exploring the Intersection between Aphorism and Poetry” in American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in New York City, where she teaches at The Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Competition.
Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of Pot Farm (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books), Barolo (University of Nebraska Press), Warranty in Zulu (Barrow Street Press), The Morrow Plots (forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc Books), Sagittarius Agitprop (Black Lawrence Press/ Dzanc Books), and the chapbooks Four Hours to Mpumalanga (Pudding House Publications) and Aardvark (West Town Press). Recent work has appeared in the New Republic, Huffington Post, Field, Epoch, AGNI, The Iowa [End Page 206] Review, Seneca Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, North American Review, Pleiades, Crab Orchard Review, The Best Food Writing, The Best Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, and Gastronomica. He was born and raised in Illinois, and currently teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Northern Michigan University, where he is the nonfiction editor of Passages North. This winter, he prepared his...