Contributors · Fall 2018

Rusty Barnes grew up in rural northern Appalachia. He received his B.A. from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and his M.F.A. from Emerson College. His fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies. The the latest of his ten books are the novel Knuckledragger and the poetry collection Jesus in the Ghost Room.

Sarah Bigham teaches, writes, and paints in Maryland where she lives with her kind chemist wife, three independent cats, an unwieldy herb garden, several chronic pain conditions, and near-constant outrage at the general state of the world tempered with love for those doing their best to make a difference. A Pushcart nominee, Sarah’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of great places for readers, writers, and listeners. Find her at

Cat Dixon is the author of Eva, and Too Heavy to Carry (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016, 2014). She has poems (co-written with Trent Walters) in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Sugar House Review, Midwest Quarterly Review, Coe Review, Eclectica, The Lake, Yes, Poetry, and Mid-American Review.

Lisa M. Dougherty is the author of the chapbook Small as Hope in the Helicopter Rain (2018 Cervena Barva Press). Other poems of hers appeared in Congeries, Lake Effect, and Redactions. She lives in Erie, PA.

Marc Frazier has widely published poetry in journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, ACM, Good Men Project, f(r)iction, The Gay and Lesbian Review, Slant, Permafrost, Plainsongs, and Poet Lore. He has published two books The Way Here, and Each Thing Touches (Glass Lyre Press) in addition to two chapbooks. Willingly, his third poetry book, will be published by Adelaide Books in 2019. Find him at

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Hannah Larrabee’s full-length collection, Wonder Tissue, won the 2018 Airlie Press Prize. Her chapbook Murmuration (Seven Kitchens Press) is part of the Robin Becker Series for LGBTQ poets. Hannah was selected by NASA to write about the James Webb Space Telescope. She holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire.

Kyle Laws is based out of the Arts Alliance Studios Community in Pueblo, CO. Recent collections include Faces of Fishing Creek (Middle Creek Publishing, 2018), So Bright to Blind (Five Oaks Press, 2015) and Wildwood (Lummox Press, 2014). She is the editor and publisher of Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press.

DS Maolalai recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working maintenance dispatch for a bank and his nights looking out the window and wishing he had a view. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Kevin Ridgeway lives and writes in Long Beach, CA. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Slipstream, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Main Street Rag, San Pedro River Review, The Cape Rock, Spillway, Up the River, Cultural Weekly, Big Hammer, Misfit Magazine, and So it Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. He is the author of six chapbooks of poetry. His latest book, A Ludicrous Split, a collaboration with fellow poet Gabriel Ricard, is now available from Alien Buddha Press.

C.C. Russell has published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction here and there across the web and in print. You can find his words in such places as Split Lip Magazine, The Colorado Review, and the anthology Blood, Water, Wind, and Stone. He currently resides in Wyoming where he sometimes stares at the mountains when he should be writing.

Bill Schulz is a poet, artist, songwriter, and musician. He lives in Portland, Maine with a challenging cat named Otis. His work has appeared in Nine Mile Magazine, Seneca Review, and other publications.

Cammy Thomas has two collections of poems with Four Way Books: Inscriptions (2014), and Cathedral of Wish (2006), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Tampa Review, Ocean State Review, The Missouri Review and elsewhere. Cammy lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Cindy Veach is the author of Gloved Against Blood (CavanKerry Press), named a finalist for the 2018 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, AGNI, Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Journal, Sugar House Review, Salamander and elsewhere. Her long poem, Witch Kitsch, won the New England Poetry Club’s 2018 Samuel Washington Allen Prize.