Contributors · Spring 2018

FJ Bergmann edits poetry for *Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. Work appears irregularly in Analog, Asimov's, Polu Texni, Pulp Literature, Silver Blade, and other places. A Catalogue of the Further Suns won the 2017 Gold Line Press poetry chapbook contest.


Robert Beveridge makes noise and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in The Literary Yard, Big Windows, and Locust, among others.


Matt Borczon is a nurse and Navy sailor from Erie, PA. He has published four books of poetry, A Clock of Human Bones (Yellow Chair Review), Battle Lines (Epic Rites Press), Ghost Train (Weasel Publishing), Sleepless Nights and Ghost Soldiers (Grey Boarders), and The Smallest Coffins are the Heaviest (Epic Rites Punk Chapbook). He was a recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant in his hometown of Erie. He was nominated for a Pushcart and a Best of the Net for poetry in 2016. When not writing he raises four children with his wife of 21 years.


Julia Carlson likes art, rock n roll, and a wee dram on a cold night. Publications: Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, Muddy River Poetry Review, and others. Davis Kidd Poetry Award, 1st prize, PoetryKit Spring competition. Her most recent book, Prayer for the Misbegotten, was published by Oddball Press in 2017.


Alan Catlin has published dozens of chapbooks and full length books. His most recent chapbooks are Hollyweird from Night Ballet Press and Blue Velvet winner of 2017 Slipstream Chapbook contest. His full length book, Wild Beauty, will be published by Future Tense Books in 2018.


Steven Deutsch lives with his wife Karen – a visual artist, in State College, PA. He writes poetry and the blog. His has recently published in Third Wednesday, Misfit Magazine, Word Fountain, Eclectica Magazine, and The Ekphrastic Review. In 2017, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


Karen Friedland lives in the sleepy Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury with her husband, two dogs, two cats and garden. She writes grants for nonprofits for a minimal living, and has just begun to find loving homes for her poems.


Mitchell Grabois has had over fourteen-hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for numerous prizes, and was awarded the 2017 Booranga Writers’ Centre (Australia) Prize for Fiction. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. To read more of his work, Google Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois. He lives in Denver, Colorado, USA.


Richard Houff has had poetry and prose published in Aldebaran, Brooklyn Review, Conduit, Louisiana Review, Midwest Quarterly, North American Review, Rattle, and many other fine magazines. His most recent collections are Night Watch and Other Hometown Favorites, from Black Cat Moon Press, and The Wonderful Farm and Other Gone Poems, from FlutterPress.


Rich Ives is the author of Light from a Small Brown Bird (Bitter Oleander Press – poetry), Sharpen (The Newer York – fiction chapbook), The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking (What Books – stories) and Tunneling to the Moon (Silenced Press – hybrid).


Hussam Jefee-Bahloul was born in Lattakia, Syria, and is an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts. His first poetry collection, in Arabic, فتّاحة الأمل المعلّب (The Opener of Canned Hope), was published in 2008. His second collection, released in 2017, طيور تدخن الماريوانا (Birds Smoking Marijuana) at Al-Moutawasset publishing; Milano, Italy. His first English book of poetry, The Chronicler of Indifference will be released in 2018 in the US by Červená Barva Press. He has published translations of American poetry in Arabic literary magazines and journals. He is also the founder of ta'sheeq project, a collaborative artistic project that aims at presenting the work of translated Syrian poets in multi-media performances.


Mignon Ariel King was born in Boston City Hospital. She holds a Master of Arts in English from Simmons College and was an English instructor for a decade. King is the publisher of Tell–Tale Chapbooks, Hidden Charm Press, and the online journal MoJo! Her blog is Making Books.


Susanna Lang’s third collection of poems, Travel Notes from the River Styx, was published by Terrapin Books in 2017. Tracing the Lines (2013) is available from Brick Road Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Little Star, december, and Verse Daily. She teaches in the Chicago Public Schools.


Phil Montenegro's writing has appeared in Yale's LETTERS Journal, The
Tower Journal
, Ayris and Tidepools Magazine for which his poem “Eleven
A.M.” won the 2014 first prize in poetry for their 50th anniversary
edition. He is the editor of IS Press which features poetry, short
fiction and visual art.


Polly Richardson Munnelly is an Irish poet living and writing in Meath. A contributing poet to US based poetry forum Mad Swirl, a member of Navan writers group: The Bulls Arse and Cork based group Blackwater Poetry. She has been heard reading at national and international poetry festivals and recently in Amsterdam. She is currently working on her first collection.


Renuka Raghavan's previous work has appeared in Boston Literary Magazine, Star 82 Review, Down in the Dirt Literary Magazine, Chicago Literati, among others. She is the author of Out of the Blue (Big Table Publishing, 2017) a collection of poetry and prose. She writes and lives in Massachusetts. Visit her at renukaraghavan(dot)com


Breea Schutt is currently pursuing her master's degree in English and will be graduating this May. She's a teaching assistant at Missouri State University, as well as an assistant editor for the Moon City Press.


S. Stephanie's poetry, fiction, and book reviews have appeared in many literary magazines such as, Birmingham Poetry Review, Café Review, Cease, Cows, Literary Laundry, OVS, Rattle, St. Petersburg Review, Solidus, Southern Indiana Review, The Southern Review, The Sun, and Third Coast. Her three chapbooks are Throat (Igneus Press), What the News Seemed to Say (Pudding House – re-released by Igneus Press in 2015), and So This is What It Has Come To (Finishing Line Press 2015) She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester, NH.


Eudora Welty Prize winning author Jeff Weddle has six books to his credit, including two from Nixes Mate Books, Comes to This, and Heart of the Broken World. He teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama.


A graduate of the University of Mississippi MFA program in Poetry and the Virginia Military Institute, Henry Wise's poems have previously appeared in Shenandoah, Radar Poetry, Eunoia Review, Tau Creative Journal and Studies in American Culture.