ISSUE 3 CONTRIBUTORS
Adedayo Agarau is a student and poet hoping to make the world a little better with his words and photography. He has works up at Barren Magazine, Geometry, Glass Poetry, 8poems, and elsewhere. He is the author of For Boys Who Went. His manuscript Asylum Chapel, is coming to light for publication and looking for a good home. Please connect with him on twitter @wallsofibadan and on Instagram @wallsofibadan, where he documents the beauty and pain of his Nigerian city home.
Anita Goveas is British-Asian, based in London, and fueled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in JMWW, Okay Donkey, and X–R-A-Y Lit. She’s on the editorial team at FlashBack Fiction, a reader for Bare Fiction, and tweets erratically @coffeeandpaneer.
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois has had over fifteen-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 as a print edition. His poetry collection, THE ARREST OF MR. KISSY FACE, will be published by Pski’s Porch Publishing in January 2019. He lives in Denver, Colorado, USA.
The winner of the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition for The Crossing Over (April 2019), Jen Karetnick is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. She is also the author of four other poetry chapbooks, including Bud Break at Mango House, winner of the 2008 Portlandia Prize. Her work appears recently or is forthcoming in Cigar City Poetry Journal, The Hamilton Stone Review, JAMA, Lunch Ticket, The McNeese Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review (online), Ovenbird, Salamander, and Tampa Review, as well as in the anthologies Grabbed and Jewish Poets of the Third Millennium. She is co-founder/co-editor of the daily online literary journal, SWWIM Every Day. Jen received an MFA in poetry from University of California, Irvine, and an MFA in fiction from University of Miami. She founded and directed the Creative Writing program at Miami Arts Charter School in 2009, where she taught grades 6-12 until June 2018. She works as the dining critic for MIAMI Magazine and as a freelance lifestyle journalist and a trade book author. Her fourth cookbook is forthcoming May 2019. Find her on Twitter @Kavetchnik, Facebook @Kavetchnik and @JenKaretnick, and Instagram @JenKaretnick, or see jkaretnick.com.
Cecilia Kennedy earned a doctorate in Spanish literature and taught English and Spanish for 20 years in Ohio before moving to the Greater Seattle area with her husband, teenage son, and cat. Currently she likes to write horror/ghost stories that have a touch of the absurd in them. Her works have appeared in Theme of Absence, Gathering Storm Literary Magazine, Coffin Bell: A Journal of Dark Literature, Sirens Call Publications Ezine, Down in the Dirt Magazine, and Soft Cartel. However, she reserves her “scariest” writing for her DIY blog, “Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks,” where she describes her attempts at cooking and home repair.
Bear Kosik started his fourth career as a writer in June 2014. Five of his short plays premiered in NYC festivals in 2016–17 and a full-length was performed as part of NY Summerfest 2018. He has (co)authored four novels and a book on democracy that explains how he predicted Donald Trump’s victory over a year before the election. His fiction, poetry, photo art, and essays have been published by Third Flatiron Press, River & South Review, Calliope, Windmill (Hofstra University), Weasel Press, opednews.com, and others. His screenplays and television scripts have garnered over a dozen laurels in competitions since 2016.
A retired GP from the Bristol area of the UK, but born and bred in London. Married, with two grown-up children. For the last five years living in the Middle East establishing Primary Care medical services for migrant and Bedouin populations.
A polymath, addicted to life-long studying with degrees in Physics, Medicine, Surgery, Occupational Health and Creative Writing amongst others. In 2018, achieved a Masters in Creative Writing with the Open University.
Loves reading and writing poetry in particular, but mainly publishes short stories.
Favorite Short Story writers include, Lorrie Moore, Raymond Chandler, Mark Haddon, William Trevor, and the marvelous Alice Munro.
Kiriti Sengupta is an award-winning, much acclaimed poet, translator, publisher, and editor, based at Calcutta, India. More at kiritisengupta.com.
Tom Snarsky is the author of Threshold (Another New Calligraphy, 2018). He lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts with his fiancée Kristi and their two cat kiddos, Niles and Daphne. You can find him on Twitter @TomSnarsky.
First poetry editor of two pioneer feminist magazines, Aphra and Ms., Yvonne has received several awards including NEAs for poetry (1974, 1984) and a Leeway (2003) for fiction (as Yvonne Chism-Peace). Anthologies and annuals featuring her poems include: Bosque Press #8, Quiet Diamonds 2018 (Orchard Street), 161 One-Minute Monologues from Literature (Smith and Kraus), This Sporting Life (Milkweed), Bless Me, Father: Stories of Catholic Childhood (Plume), Catholic Girls (Plume/Penguin), Tangled Vines (HBJ), Celebrations: A New Anthology of Black American Poetry (Follett), Pushcart Prize Anthology, and We Become New (Bantam). In-progress is a verse memoir of her ‘Fifties/’Sixties youth; excerpts can be found online at Collateral, the WAIF Project, and Brain Mill Press’s Voices. More excerpts are forthcoming online in Bryant Literary Review, Edify Fiction, AMP, Foreign Literary Journal, and Nassau Review.