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  • Contributors

Aaron Apps is a PhD student in English Literature at Brown University. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota. His first book of poetry, Compos(t) Mentis, came out in 2012, and his second book of hybrid-genre prose, Intersex, is forthcoming in 2014. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in LIT, Washington Square Review, Verse, Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, Caliban, PANK, Caketrain, Sleepingfish, and elsewhere.

Shauna Barbosa lives and writes in Boston. Her work has appeared in Metazen, Sundog Lit, and A Bad Penny Review. When she is not writing full poems, she is writing looming half poems somewhere on the Internet. Or event planning. She can be found at

Jessica Rae Bergamino’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in CALYX, PRISM International, Fourteen Hills, and ADRIENNE: A Poetry Journal of Queer Women, among others. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington.

Jason Bredle lives in Chicago. He is a recipient of a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. His fourth book, Carnival, was selected as an Editor’s Choice for the Akron Series in Poetry and published in September 2012.

Marty Cain is originally from Vermont. He received his BA from Hamilton College, and he is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Mississippi. His writing has appeared in The Journal, HTML Giant, Rattle, PANK, and elsewhere.

Portia Elan lives and writes on the West Coast. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, The Journal, The Rumpus, and PANK, among others.

Aaron Gerber holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. He writes poems and songs, and he probably lives in New England. [End Page 174]

A. Minetta Gould was raised in The Mittens by a beautician and crane operator. She is the author of four chapbooks, most recently from FAMILY (2013) and MASS. (2014). A. Minetta is the managing editor for Black Ocean.

John Fenlon Hogan works in finance and real estate. His poems are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Leveler, Notre Dame Review, Yalobusha Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Virginia.

Philip Jason is a writer/comedian originally from New York. He has stories in Mid-Atlantic Review, Reed Magazine, The Tulane Review, Washington Square Review and the Santa Clara Review.

Eunsong Kim’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Iowa Review, Seattle Review, Tinfish Journal, Coconut Magazine, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Interim Magazine, and others.

Julia Koets is currently a PhD student in creative writing and literature at the University of Cincinnati. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Indiana Review, the Los Angeles Review, and the Carolina Quarterly. Her first book of poetry, Hold Like Owls, was published in 2012.

Natalie Lyalin is the author of the forthcoming Blood Makes Me Faint, But I Go for It (2014), Pink and Hot Pink Habitat (2009), and a chapbook, Try A Little Time Travel (2010). She is a part of the Agnes Fox Press editing collective and the cofounder and coeditor of Natural History Press. She lives in Philadelphia.

The winner of three Pushcart prizes, Jill McDonough is the author of Habeas Corpus (2008), Oh, James! (2012), and Where You Live (2012). The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford’s Stegner program, she taught incarcerated college students through Boston University’s Prison Education Program for thirteen years. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. She directs the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and 24 PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online. [End Page 175]

Matthew Neill Null is a writer from West Virginia, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a winner of the O. Henry Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Oxford American, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Society of America, the Fine Arts Work Center, and the University of Iowa...


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