ISSUE 8 CONTRIBUTORS
Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has a current book of prose poems: Invisible Histories. His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit, and Cream City Review.
Holly Day’s poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and Harvard Review. Her newest poetry collections are Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing), Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), and The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press).
Colin Dodds is a writer with several novels and books of poetry to his name. He grew up in Massachusetts and lived in California briefly before finishing his education in New York City. Over the last eight years, his writing has appeared in more than three hundred publications including Gothamist, Painted Bride Quarterly, and the Washington Post. His poetry collection Spokes of an Uneven Wheel was published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2018. Colin also writes screenplays, has directed several short films, and built a twelve-foot-high pyramid out of PVC pipe, plywood and zip ties. One time, he rode his bicycle a hundred miles in a day. He lives in New York City, with his wife and children.
Benjamin Harnett is a poet, fiction writer, historian, and digital engineer. His poetry has appeared recently in Poet Lore, Saranac Review, ENTROPY, and The Evansville Review. His short-story "Delivery" was Longform's Story of the Week; he was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Poetry; and has been nominated for a Pushcart. He lives in Beacon, NY with his wife Toni and their collection of eccentric and demanding pets. He works for the New York Times.
In the past several years Lynn Hoggard’s poems have appeared in dozens of peer-reviewed journals across the U.S. Her books include three translations, a memoir (Motherland: Stories and Poems from Louisiana, Lamar University Press, 2014), and a poetry collection, Bushwhacking Home (TCU Press, 2017). She is also a past president of the American Literary Translators Association. Her translation from the French of Marie d’Agoult’s Nelida was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Soeurette Diehl Fraser award for best translation in 2003. www.lynnhoggard.com.
A graduate of Vassar College, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle holds an MFA and doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. Her poetry has appeared in Potomac Review, Edison Literary Review, Free State Review, Jelly Bucket, Chaffin Journal, Virginia Normal, Qwerty, FRIGG, Chantwood Magazine, Lindenwood Review, Zone 3, The Round, and Chicago Quarterly Review, among others.
"When Will You Ever, Hope" is part of a larger collection of elegies, Black Wick, written in memory of her oldest son. Black Wick was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook Contest. It is this year’s Editor’s Pick for Variant Literature Press’s chapbook contest and will be published in February 2021. She lives and teaches in New York.
Celia Meade is a poet, essayist, fiction writer and painter from Salt Spring Island, Canada. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Brushfire, Euphony, Plainsongs and Sheila-na-gig. She currently attends Sarah Lawrence College, pursuing an MFA in poetry under the guidance of American Academy of Poets Chancellor Marie Howe and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang.
Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Weston Poems published by Cholla Needles Arts & Literary Library, 2020. For more information including free e-books and his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities” please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com. To view one of his interviews please follow this link.
Robert Rothman lives in Northern California, near extensive trails and open space, with the Pacific Ocean over the hill. His work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Tampa Review, Willow Review, and over sixty other literary journals. Please see his website (www.robertrothmanpoet.com) for more information about him and his work.
Jacob Walhout works as an ophthalmic assistant in the Chicagoland area; he tries to read and write
between seeing patients. His poetry has previously appeared in The Cresset, Headway Quarterly, and The Esthetic Apostle.
Paul Watsky attended New York University as an undergraduate, where he won the school-wide literary prize for a group of sonnets, did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and the State University of New York, Buffalo, then taught as an assistant professor in the English department at San Francisco State University, specializing in modern poetry. Subsequently, he earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and now makes his living as a Jungian analyst.
For the past seven years he has been poetry editor of Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, published by Routledge. His own work has appeared or is forthcoming in Atlanta Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Alabama Literary Review, The Cape Rock, The Carolina Quarterly, Crack the Spine, Euphony Journal, Fugue, Interim, Midwest Quarterly, The Moth, Natural Bridge, Permafrost, The Pinch, The Puritan, Rattle, Rip Rap, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. In 2006 he cotranslated Santoka (Tokyo, PIE Books), and in 2010 published a full-length poetry collection, Telling the Difference (Fisher King Press), as well as an online chapbook of his baseball poems, Extra Innings (Interpoezia). His most recent book, Walk-Up Music (April, 2015, Fisher King Press), was characterized in a Kirkus recommended review as an “excellent” collection in which “Watsky does the work of 10 poets.”