2011 Spring Issue
Never Enough, I Told You So, Sunny Days, Looking for Balance, Offering,
Journey, Willing, Fiona (Red Shoe Series), Amy (Red Shoe Series), Conversations,
and Chained to Fashion—Deborah S. Ball earned
an MFA in ceramics from Indiana State University, where
she studied with Ray Chen.
“Rig Worker”—Mary C. Mohr Poetry Award winner
Amanda Auchter is the
founding editor of Pebble Lake Review and the author of The Glass Crib,
winner of the 2010 Zone 3 Press First Book Award judged by Rigoberto González,
and of the chapbook Light Under Skin (Finishing Line Press, 2006). A
former Theodore Morrison Poetry Scholar for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,
she has received awards and honors from Bellevue Literary Review, BOMB
Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Cutthroat, Mid-American
Review, and others. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches
creative writing and literature at Lone Star College-CyFair.
“Wake”—Karen Dale holds an MFA from University of California, Irvine, and her
publishing credits include Greensboro Review, Threepenny Review,
Times, and Persimmon Tree.
“Sheyna in 1936”—Ed Frankel divides his time between Northern California and
Los Angeles, where he is on the faculty of the UCLA English Dept. Writing
Programs and adjunct faculty at Antioch Los Angeles. His poetry has appeared in
Fugue, The Breadline West Coast Poetry Anthology, The Dogwood Journal of Poetry
and Prose, Nimrod, Pedestal, Pearl, The Litchfield Review, and others.
nominated for the Pushcart Best of the Small Presses Poetry Prize 2006 and 2010.
He has won first prize poetry awards from Confluence, New
American Review, and The Hackney Review. His chapbook When the Catfish Are In Bloom: Requiem
for John Fahey was nominated for The PEN Center USA Literary Award and the
California Book Award, and another chapbook, People Of The Air, was published by New
“X”—Maya Pindyck’s first collection of poetry, Friend Among Stones (New
Rivers Press, 2009), won the Many Voices Project Award. She is also the author
of the chapbook, Locket, Master, which received a Poetry Society of America
Chapbook Fellowship in 2006. Her poetry won Bellingham Review’s 49th Parallel
Poetry Award and recently appeared in Squaw Valley Review, Oranges & Sardines
(Poets & Artists), The Tusculum Review, and Ekleksographia. She lives in
“Barriere di Lingua”—Gene Albamonte graduated with an MFA in creative writing
from the University of Central Florida. Thus far, his fiction has appeared in
Clapboard House and Fragmentation + Other Stories, an
anthology published by Burrow Press. He was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s
January 2008 Family Matters competition and earned an Honorable Mention in the
April 2008 Family Matters competition. Albamonte writes a weekly column for
PANK Magazine’s blog and two columns for Burrow Press’s blog.
“The Children and I”—Bipin Aurora has worked as an economist, an energy
analyst, and a systems analyst. His fiction has appeared in Quarterly West,
Epiphany, Harpur Palate, Prism Review, and North Atlantic Review, and is
forthcoming in Quiddity and Eclipse: A Literary Journal.
“Gun Shy”—Kim Bradley
earned an MFA from the University of New Orleans. Her stories have appeared in
Kalliope and Gulfstreaming. Bradley teaches writing at Flagler College in St.
Augustine, Florida, and poetry to at-risk children. She edited a collection of
their poems called Juice up the True Say. Currently she is at work on a novel.
“Old Man Evil”—Vince Czyz is the author of Adrift in a Vanishing City. He is
also the recipient of the 1994 Faulkner Prize for Short Fiction and two
fellowships from the NJ Council on the Arts. Czyz's fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, AGNI, Louisiana Literature, and the Massachusetts Review. His work
has also been antholgized in Turkish translation.
“The Beheadings”—Ashley Rose
Davidson is from Flagstaff, Arizona. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming
in Meridian, Sou’wester, Quarterly West and other journals. She’s currently a
student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
“The Theory of Dog Shit”—Gary Fincke’s
collection of stories Sorry I Worried You won the Flannery O’Connor Prize and
was published by the University of Georgia Press. His next book, a collection of
poems titled The History of Permanence, won the Stephen F. Austin University
Press Poetry Prize and will be published in the fall of 2011. Fincke is the Charles
Desgenstein Professor of Creative Writing at Susquehanna University.
“Casino”—Rita Hypnarowski studied creative writing at American River College and the
University of California at Davis. Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in
Fugue, The Roanoke Review, Willard & Maple, and The Santa Clara Review.
the Mountaintop”—Jim Krosschell worked in science publishing for 30 years,
starting as a 29-year-old production assistant, avoiding the real world until
then via grad school, Peace Corps, travel, and TESOL teaching. He has mostly
retired now, writing essays and a blog,
dividing his time between Newton, MA, and Owls Head, ME. His essays are
published, or forthcoming, in Louisville Review, Southeast Review,
Quarterly, Contrary, Saranac Review, and others.
“The Only Explanation for
Electricity”—Alison Ruth was a feature writer for the popular music magazines
Creem, Rock!, Rock Fever, and Wavelength. Her fiction has been published in
Journal, for which she was nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize; G.W. Review;
and Tulane Literary Magazine. Ruth graduated from Upsala College with a
Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
“Dear Katie”—Robert Yune earned an MFA from the University of
Pittsburgh and received a full tuition minority scholarship to the advanced
fiction workshop at the New York State Summer Writers Institute. His publications include a short story,
“Clear Blue Michigan Sky,” in Green Mountains Review, an
interview with Michael Byers in Hot Metal Bridge, and a book
review of Allison Amend’s Things That Pass for Love in Hot Metal Bridge.
Yune works as a tutor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Center and as
a reader for Chatham University’s Low-Residency MFA program.
“My Father’s Tears”—Marilyn Martin received her MFA from the Bennington
Writing Seminars. Her work is forthcoming in Front Porch, and she is also
the author of a book about her experience as a parent of a child with a
nonverbal learning disability.
“A History of the Kiss”—Scott Saalman's work has appeared in the anthology
Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana;
Lost Magazine; The Evansville Review; Evansville Living magazine;
The Coconut Telegraph; Country Magazine; Editor's Workshop; and numerous newspapers.
"The Keeper's Voice"—Anthony Rintala is a poet and English Instructor at the University
of Southern Indiana.