2011 Fall Issue
Alternating Current, Kosovo, Letting Go, We Two Girls, Cherry, Synchronicity,
Untitled, Martha’s Dream, Incinerate & Zeon—Debra Clem is a
professor of fine arts at Indiana University Southeast, located in New Albany,
Indiana. She has shown her paintings in more than sixty group, invitational, and
solo exhibitions. Clem is the recipient of an Al Smith Fellowship, the highest
individual award given to artists from the state of Kentucky, and has also been
awarded fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont
“HDTV”—Michael Waters has written ten books of poetry, including Gospel
Night (2011); Darling Vulgarity, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times
Book Prize (2006); and Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems, finalist for
the Paterson Poetry Prize (2001). His poems have appeared in various journals,
including The Yale Review, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review,
Poetry, The Georgia Review and Rolling Stone. Among his
awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the
Fulbright Foundation and fellowship residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, and The
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Tyrone Guthrie Center (Ireland), Le
Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland), and The St. James Centre for Creativity
(Malta). He is professor of English at Monmouth University and also teaches in
the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. Waters
lives with his wife, poet Mihaela Moscaliuc, in Ocean, New Jersey.
“Amusement Part after Rain”—John Hart was born and raised in Kansas City,
Kansas. He currently resides in Winter Park, Florida.
“Blessed One,” “Upon Seeing Silent Footage of Eva Braun,” & “Eighteen”—
Michael Meyerhofer’s third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick
Road Poetry Book Contest. His previous books are Leaving Iowa (winner of
the Liam Rector First Book Award) and Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe
Books, finalist for the Grub Street Book Prize). His work has appeared in Ploughshares,
North American Review, Arts & Letters and other
journals. He currently teaches creative writing at Ball State University in
Muncie, Indiana. In his spare time Meyerhofer dabbles in fantasy. His first
novel, Wytchfire, is forthcoming.
“Your Mother’s Place”—Cindy E. King currently lives in Lancaster, Texas,
where she is an assistant professor of English at the University of North Texas
Dallas. She holds an MA from the University of Southern Mississippi and a PhD
from Florida State University. Her most recent publications include poems in Callaloo,
North American Review, American Literary Review, Cimarron
Review, and Barrow Street. King’s work has also been
featured on American Weekend, a National Public Radio production.
“Out of the Flock”—Catherine Anderson is the author of In the Mother
Tongue (Alice James Books) and The Work of Hands (Perugia Press). In
2010, she won the Richard Peterson Prize for Poetry sponsored by the Crab
Orchard Review. She lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Life Sentence”—Michael Schmeltzer earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing
Workshop. His honors include the Gulf Stream Award for Poetry, Blue
Earth Review’s Flash Fiction Prize, and the Artsmith Literary Award. He
helps edit A River & Sound Review and has been published in Water~Stone Review,
Natural Bridge, and numerous other journals.
“Calling Out Larry”—Jim Daniels' recent books include Having a Little
Talk with Capital P Poetry, Carnegie Mellon University Press, and From
Milltown to Malltown with Jane McCafferty and photographer Charlee Brodsky,
Marick Press. Forthcomin books include Trigger Man, short fiction,
Michigan State University Press, and Birth Marks, BOA Editions. He wrote
and produced the independent film Mr. Pleasant in 2010.
“Order of the Day”—Nathan E. White is a writer and musician living in the
Los Angeles area. He received his MFA in creative writing from New York
University in 2004. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of
magazines, including Lake Effect, Tulane Review, Bellingham
Review, South Dakota Review, and Redactions: Poetry & Poetics.
“Beneath the Bleacher’s Din”—Tony Tracy is the author of two poetry
collections: The Christening and Without Notice. His work has
appeared or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, North American Review, Rattle,
The Briar Cliff Review, Poetry East and many other
magazines and journals. He lives in Urbandale, Iowa, with his two dogs, two sons
and one wife.
“Suicide Watch”—Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum has had poems, essays, interviews,
and reviews recently appear or are forthcoming in The Writers Chronicle,
The Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet Lore, The Missouri Review,
storySouth, Copper Nickel, New Letters, Glimmer Train,
Hayden’s Ferry Review, Potomac Review, Sou’wester,
Crab Orchard Review, and The Cold Mountain Review, among others.
He is founder and editor of PoemoftheWeek.org, managing editor of AdHominem.weebly.com, and teaches English at Metro State College of Denver.
“Animal Heart” & “Actual Animals”—Rebecca Hazelton attended The University
of Notre Dame for her MFA in poetry and completed her PhD at Florida State
University. She was awarded a fellowship year as the Jay C. and Ruth Hall Poetry
Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Creative Writing Institute, and
also received a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has appeared
in The Gettysburg Review, Salt Hill, Puerto del Sol, American Book Review, and
Pleiades, and D.A. Powell chose “Book of
Janus” for inclusion in Best New Poets 2011. Hazelton teaches creative
writing at Beloit College.
“Endurance” & “Belief”—Richard Jackson is the author of ten books of
poems, most recently Resonance (Ashland, 2010), Half Lives: Petrarchan
Poems (Autumn House, 2004), and Unauthorized Autobiography: New and
Selected Poems (Ashland Poetry Press, 2003). His own poems have been
translated into a dozen languages, and he has edited two anthologies of Slovene
poetry: The Fire Under the Moon and Double Vision: Four Slovenian
Poets. Jackson is also the author of a book of criticism, Dismantling
Time in Contemporary American Poetry (Agee Prize), and Acts of Mind:
Interviews With Contemporary American Poets (Choice Award). His several
dozen essays and reviews have appeared in Georgia Review, Verse,
Contemporary Literature, Boundary 2, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and numerous other journals, as well as anthologies such
as The Planet on the Table: Writers Reading (2003) and John Ashbery
(ed. Harold Bloom, 2004). In 2000 he was awarded the Order of Freedom Medal for
literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans by the President of Slovenia and
has received Guggenheim, NEA, NEH, two Witter-Bynner and Fulbright Fellowships,
and five Pushcart Prizes.
“Nothing More Paleolithic: An Interview with Michael Meyhofer”—Anthony Rintala
is a poet and composition instructor at the University of Southern Indiana. He
received his MFA from Louisiana State University and has served as the poetry
editor of LSU’s New Delta Review and has been on the editorial staff of
other journals, including Callaloo. Rintala is also a former music critic
whose work was published in a now defunct, semi-reputable website. His poetry
can next be seen in A Few Lines Magazine.
“The Last Ice Age”—Sara Lynn Pevar is a Philadelphia native and a recent
graduate of the University of Montana’s MFA program in fiction. In the past, she
has served twice as a representative to the AWP Intro Journals Project and won
the Merriam-Frontier Award for Fiction. “The Last Ice Age” is her first
“Other Than Us”—Lucas Church's work
has appeared or is forthcoming in The Literarian, The Carolina
Quarterly, Hobart, and other journals. He lives in Raleigh, North
Carolina, and is currently in the MFA program at North Carolina State
“The Gar of Muck Bay”—Eric Neuenfeldt’s collection of stories, Fall Ends Tomorrow, won the 2010 Iron Horse Literary Review Single Author
Competition, judged by Mark Richard. He currently serves as associate editor for
Cimarron Review and contributing editor for Arroyo Literary Review.
“Lost”—Kevin Corbin studied education before moving on to a career
in law enforcement. His short stories have been finalists in several
competitions, including the recent fiction open contest for Glimmer Train.
Corbin resides in Evansville, Indiana, with his wife and two daughters.
“Lunch at Woolworths”—Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu,
Hawaii. He received his MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State
University and is a past recipient o the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of
American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue, and
Arts Council SiliconValley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. Before the
City, his first book of poetry, took first place at the 2003 San Diego Book
Awards. Wright is also the author of the companion novels Punahou Blues
and Moloka’i Nui Ahina, both set in Hawaii. He was a visiting fellow at
the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the
Pacific Rim region of Hawaii and lectured with poet Gary Snyder. He was also a
visiting writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency in Edgartown,
“People Called Me Strange”—Natalie Sears received a BA in religion
from Barnard College and an MS in library and information science from Pratt
Institute. Her writing has appeared in the Columbia Review, Indiana
Review, and The Missouri Review. Sears works as a librarian and
bookseller in her native Cleveland, Ohio.