Contributor's Notes
Contributor's Notes


Elvira Basevich is a PhD student in Philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY, specializing in political theory, feminist philosophy, and ethics. She has published for Protest Poems. She grew up in Brooklyn, where she currently lives with her droopy-eyed cat Mercury.

Allie Marini Batts graduated from New College of Florida, meaning she can explain deconstructionism, but cannot perform simple math. Her work has appeared in over seventy publications her family hasn't heard of. She is pursuing her MFA at Antioch University Los Angeles and….oh no! it's getting away! Read more:

Dan Hedges currently teaches English in the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board of Quebec.  He has also taught at Sedbergh School, and the Celtic International School. Dan runs an artist collective called HUMANIMALZ.  His poems have more recently appeared in The Maynard, Ditch Poetry, Jones Av. Quarterly, Fortunates, and  Haggard and Halloo.

Some of the places where Sandra Kolankiewicz's poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming are North American Review, Mississippi Review, and Chicago Review. She teaches Developmental English at West Virginia University at Parkersburg and lives with her family in Marietta, Ohio.

M.E. MacFarland's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Precipitate Journal, The Susquehanna Review, Action, Yes Online Quarterly and Barely South Review. He is the 2012 recipient of Emrys Journal's Nancy Dew Taylor poetry prize. He was born and raised in central Virginia and now lives and works near Los Angeles, CA. 

Stephen Massimilla's collection Forty Floors From Yesterday received the Bordighera Poetry Prize, and his book Almost a Second Thought won the Grolier Poetry Prize. His work has also received two Pushcart Prize nominations and was selected by Kenneth Koch for a Van Renssalaer Award. Website:

Ivy Page's first book of poems, Any Other Branch, will be published in 2012, and her second, Elemental, in 2014, both by Salmon Poetry of Ireland. Page is the editor and founder of Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine, teaches writing at colleges throughout New Hampshire.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at

Kushal Poddar (1977- ) resides in the city of Kolkata, India. His English poems have been published in the online and print magazines all over the world. He is the author of All Our Fictional Dreams and been published in Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems. The forthcoming book is Surviving Cyber Life.

Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Ph.D. in French Language & Literature, is the author of several collections of poetry, including Insomnia in Flowers (2008), All Seeds & Blues (2011), I Was Afraid of Vowels (bilingual, Luke Hankins translator, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Laurel Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Seneca Review, among others.

Changming Yuan, author of Chansons of a Chinaman and 4-time Pushcart nominee, grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to North America. Yuan has poetry appearing in Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, Poetry Kanto, RHINO and Poetry Salzburg Review.

Aimee Henkel has studied fiction and poetry at New York University, Manhattanville College’s MFA program and the Sleepy Hollow Writer’s project. She has been published in Poetry Motel, Beginnings, Sleet, bioStories, Prick of the Spindle and Whistling Fire.

Casey Kuklick works in Washington, DC for an international affairs think-tank. He began writing fiction 3 years ago in a futile attempt to escape the banalities of being a young professional in our nation’s capital. He also enjoys baseball, dogs, and playing pub trivia. Morning After is his first published short story.

Brendan Lynaugh holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University.  He writes for bark, the literature, arts, and culture blog of Willow Springs and is working on his first novel.

Marija Stajic is a writer, journalist and a linguist who has been published by The New Yorker and many other online and print publications, and who has published three books of poetry. She has a B.A. in Linguistics and Literature from Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis (Serbia) and an M.A. in International Journalism from American University.

William Henderson lives in Boston where he takes care of his children, blogs about love (, rarely reads directions, and wonders why life leads you where you're led. You can find him through his blog or on Twitter, @Avesdad.

Julie Marie Wade is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010) and Small Fires (Sarabande Books, 2011) as well as 2 collections of poetry, Without (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Postage Due (White Pine Press, 2013).  In August 2012, she will join the faculty in creative writing at Florida International University in Miami.   (

Michael Padwee has been taking photos since the 1960's. As a member of the "Minority Photographers" group in the 1970's, he participated in many group shows throughout the New York area and had a one-person show, "Mindscapes and Other Memorabilia", at The Darkroom Gallery. Michael recently participated in a group show at the Self Made NY pop-up gallery in Brooklyn, and he has a website for his photography: Michael is currently working on a book about architectural ornamentation in Park Slope, Brooklyn.