Volume 3, May 2011


Contributor’s Notes

Nicholas Beaumont is a 21 year old student studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln. In 2010 he won The Nigel Winn Memorial Award for Best Piece of Creative Writing by a Student Studying English. He has been published by Red Ceiling and will appear in forthcoming issues of The Cadaverine, Used Furniture Review, as well as a collection by Tower Poetry (Summer 2011). Nicholas is the founder of Red Wheelbarrow Press, and is poetry editor for literary arts magazine b[liminal] magazine.(vol. 3)

Kelly Boyker lives and writes in Seattle, where the gloomy overcast days provide the perfect fodder for writing. Her work has appeared in Opium Magazine, The Dirty Napkin, Wicked Alice, Mannequin Envy and elsewhere. More is forthcoming in PANK, Prick of the Spindle, Sir!, Sein Und Werden (on line) and Sein Und Werden (special print monster-themed issue). An e-chapbook is forthcoming from IMSs Press in 2012.(vol. 3)

Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. He is the founding Poet-In-Residence of Busboys and Poets. He is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and resides in Mount Rainier, Maryland. His work has appeared in Warpland, Mythium, The Drunken Boat, The Tidal Basin Review and Little Patuxent Review, among others. His first full length collection of poetry entitled Wisdom Teeth was released this year on Busboys and Poets Press/ PM Press.(vol. 3)

Sean L. Corbin writes and breathes in Morehead, Kentucky. His work has appeared in Inscape and STILL: The Journal. He recently self-published, with Chris Prewitt, the chapbook The Gospel of Playing Dead under the banner of Antilachia (, a writing collective that explores new forms and aesthetics for Appalachian poetry.(vol. 3)

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Stateside (Northwestern UP, 2010). Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, and The New Republic. She is an assistant professor of literature and creative writing at Washington College. You can learn more about her poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews at her website: 3)

Aricka Foreman is a writer, performer and educator. A Cave Canem Fellow and a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine, her work has appeared in The Drunken Boat, Torch Poetry: A Journal for African American Women, Union Station Magazine, Minnesota Review, and Bestiary Magazine. Obsessed with love as mythology, how language shapes identity, morality and its overlap in sexuality, mental illness, and social constructs, her writing strives to interrogate these worlds and her fractal experience in them. She lives in Detroit and teaches poetry in public schools as a writer-in-residence through the InsideOut Literary Arts Project.(vol. 3)

Jonterri Gadson is Debra’s daughter. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a 2nd year poet in the University of Virginia’s Creative Writing MFA program. She will serve as a Creative Writing Instructor for gifted 8th-10th graders in the Duke Talent Identification Program. Her poetry has previously been published in Muzzle, Torch, Conte, Diverse Voices Quarterly, among other journals.(vol. 3)

Jessica Goodfellow’s first book The Insomniac’s Weather Report was recently published by Three Candles Press. She also has a chapbook, A Pilgrim’s Guide to Chaos in the Heartland (Concrete Wolf). Her work has appeared in Best New Poets 2006, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. Recipient of the Chad Walsh Poetry Prize from the Beloit Poetry Journal, Jessica lives with her family in Japan. Visit 3)

Trey Jordan Harris lives in Missouri. More poems about marriage can be found in DIAGRAM, Abjective, alice blue, and Jellyfish.(vol. 3)

Donora Hillard’s poetry collection Theology of the Body (Gold Wake Press, 2010), a feminist response to the teachings of Pope John Paul II, St. Paul, Christopher West, and other religious figures, was a bestseller in Women’s Studies at Her work has appeared in Best of the Web (Dzanc Books, 2010), FRiGG, Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010), Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. In fall 2011 she will begin teaching at Wayne State University, where she is pursuing a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition with an emphasis in disability poetics and punk pedagogy. She co-edits Cow Heavy Books and Midwestern Gothic and is completing a poetry manuscript entitled Jeff Bridges.(vol. 3)

Anna Journey is the author of the collection, If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting (University of Georgia Press, 2009), selected by Thomas Lux for the National Poetry Series. Her poems are published in a number of journals, including American Poetry Review, FIELD, Kenyon Review, and Shenandoah, and her essays appear in At Length, Blackbird, Notes on Contemporary Literature, Parnassus, and Plath Profiles. Journey holds an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. She recently received a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.(vol. 3)

Drew Kalbach lives in Philadelphia. He is the author of Can’t Action (forthcoming, Cow Heavy Books 2011) and of the chapbook The Zen of Chainsaws and Enormous Clippers (Achilles Chapbook Series 2008).(vol. 3)

Ghangbin Kim is a sophomore at Parsons The New School for Design, majoring in illustration. She uses primarily pen and ink, but most of her work is collage and therefore employs a variety of materials including marker, paste, charcoal, watercolor, tracing paper, watercolor paper, vellum paper, dish soap, etc. She is currently an illustrator and cover designer for YesYes Books.(vol. 3)

Hilary King was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work has been published in Bumble Jacket Miscellany, PANK and is forthcoming in Clapboard House.(vol. 3)

Robert Kloss is the author of How the Days of Love and Diphtheria and The Alligators of Abraham.(vol. 3)(vol. 6)

Andrea Kneeland’s first book, the Birds & the Beasts, is forthcoming from Cow Heavy Press later this year. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently La Petite Zine, Everyday Genius, Juked, Annalemma, PANK, Dogzplot, NOÖ Journal, and Knee-jerk Magazine. She is a web editor for Hobart. Catch more of her words at 3)

Kirsty Logan writes, edits, teaches, and reviews books in Glasgow, Scotland. She is the co-editor of Fractured West and the reviews editor for PANK. She is currently working on her first novel, Little Dead Boys, thanks to a grant from the Scottish Book Trust. Her poetry chapbook, You Look Good Enough To Eat Me, is forthcoming from Forest ( in 2011. Say hello at 2)(vol. 3)

Dana Guthrie Martin and her partner live in the state of Washington. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals. Her chapbooks include The Spare Room (Blood Pudding Press, 2009) and In the Space Where I Was (Slack Buddha Press, forthcoming). She writes at My Gorgeous Somewhere.(vol. 3)

Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has taught at several universities including Johns Hopkins, Iowa State, Harvard, Alabama, and Syracuse. He participated in the last major memo war fought with actual paper memoranda before the advent of electronic email. Staples were deployed. The paper generated in that war stacks several inches deep, thick enough to stop a bullet. Martone learned that the “cc:” is the most strategic field of the memo’s template, and he is sad to realize that fewer and fewer readers know what the “cc:” stands for let alone have ever held a piece of the delicate and duplicating artifact in their ink stained and smudge smudged fingers. It, like everything else, is history.(vol. 3)

Roberto Montes is really rather little when you think about it. You can ogle some of his other works at Sixth Finch, Love Among the Ruins, & The Emerson Review.(vol. 3)

Cindy Savett is the author of Child in the Road (Parlor Press, 2007) and Rachel: In the Temporary Mist of Prayer (Big Game Books, 2007). Two chapbooks, one from H_ngm_n Books and one from Dancing Girl Press, will be out this year. Her poems have appeared in LIT, Dusie, Little Red Leaves, Moira, Word For/Word, No Tell Motel and other journals. She lives with her family in the Philadelphia area, where she teaches poetry workshops to psychiatric inpatients at several hospitals.(vol. 3)

Parker Tettleton is an English major at the University of Mississippi. His work has appeared in ABJECTIVE, > kill author, Dark Sky and Mud Luscious, among other places. His chapbook Same Opposite is available from Thunderclap Press. Find more of his work here.(vol. 3)

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong is the author of Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010) and is currently an undergraduate at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His poems have received an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Beatrice Dubin Rose Award, the Connecticut Poetry Society’s Al Savard Award, as well as four Pushcart Prize nominations. Poems appear in Word Riot, Diode, Lantern Review, Softblow, and PANK, among others. He lives in Brooklyn and is an avid supporter of animal rights and veganism. Visit his website at 3)