Contributor's Notes
Contributor's Notes


Cynthia Atkins received an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her first collection of poems, Psyche’s Weathers (Wordtech, 2007) was recently featured on Verse Daily. Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in various journals including, BigCityLit , BOMB, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Harpur Palate, The Journal, North American Review, Sou’wester, Thema ,Valparaiso Review, and Verse Daily. Atkins was nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. She teaches literature and creative writing at Roanoke College and lives in on the Maury River of Rockbridge County, VA with her family. 

Rick Marlatt holds two degrees from the University of Nebraska, as well as a MFA from the University of California, Riverside, where he served as poetry editor of The Coachella Review. Marlatt's first book, How We Fall Apart, was the winner of the 2010 Seven Circle Press poetry chapbook award. His most recent work appears in New York Quarterly and Anti. Marlatt writes poetry reviews for Coldfront Magazine, and he teaches English in Nebraska, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Alex Stolis lives in Minneapolis, MN. His latest chapbook, Clean as a Broke Dick Dog, is available from The Red Ceilings Press.

Jerrod E. Bohn finished his MFA in May 2010 at Colorado State University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kansas English, Touchstone, Matter, 785, May Day, Moria, Squid Quarterly, Suss, and The Montreal Review. He currently lives and teaches in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Marynia Kolak is an interdisciplinary writer from Chicago with a science background. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction) from Roosevelt University, and prefers the plays of genre blending.  Marynia served as an editor of The Oyez Review in 2008. Her work appears most recently in Ghost Ocean Magazine.

Laura Merleau lives in Waterloo, Illinois.  Her novella Little Fugue was published by Woodley Memorial Press in 1993.  Her poems have appeared in Ragazine, The Los Angeles Review, and Qarrtsiluni.  She enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, and taking long walks early in the morning.

Miguel Gardel lives in New York and attended the City College and has worked at many things from janitorial to journalism. His stories and essays have appeared in Bilingual Review, Best Fiction, Red Fez, Pemmican, Subtle Fiction, and other publications. 

Tarn Wilson earned her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop.  Her essays have placed in the Iron Horse Discovered Voices contest, aired on A River and Sound Review, and been published on  New essays are forthcoming in the anthology What’s Nature Got to Do with Me? and the journal Life Writing.

Francis Raven’s books include Architectonic Conjectures (Silenced Press, 2010), Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005).  Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website: