A journal of narrative writing.
Credits & Contributors

Nin Andrews (website) is the editor of a book of translations of the French poet Henri Michaux entitled Someone Wants to Steal My Name, published by Cleveland State University Press. She is also the author of several books including The Book of Orgasms, Why They Grow Wings, and Midlife Crisis with Dick and Jane, Sleeping with Houdini, Dear Professor, Do You Live in a Vacuum, and Southern Comfort.

Sarah Carson was born and raised in Flint, Michigan but now lives in Chicago where she is an associate editor at RHINO. Her poetry has appeared in Poet Lore, Barrow Street, Cream City Review, Cutbank, Diagram, Epiphany, and Strange Machine, among others. She is the author of two chapbooks, Before Onstar (Etched Press, 2010) and Twenty-Two (Finishing Line Press, 2011).

Mark Cox teaches in the Creative Writing Department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and in the Vermont College MFA Program. His books are Smoulder (David R. Godine), and Natural Causes and Thirty-seven Years from the Stone, both published in the Pitt Poetry Series.

Tom Daley's poems have been published in a number of journals, including Prairie Schooner, Fence, Harvard Review, 32 Poems, Passages North, Southern Humanities Review, and Barrow Street, and have been anthologized in Hacks: The Grub Street Anthology and Poets for Haiti. His manuscript, Shim, was a finalist for The Poetry Foundation’s Emily Dickinson First Book Award.

Matt Dube teaches creative writing and American lit at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. As a boy he sat transfixed watching candlepin bowling, broadcast Saturday mornings by WPRI out of Rhode Island. In the years since, he's bowled little and big balls in Boston, Columbia, Tuscaloosa, Lafayette, Syracuse, and elsewhere, and everywhere he's been, he is comforted to find bowling is the same (except in Warwick, RI). He is the fiction editor for the online journal H_NGM_N.

Sean Jackson has previously written for Cox Newspapers in northeastern North Carolina. His poetry has been published in a variety of literary magazines over the last 20 years.

Sandy Longhorn is the author of Blood Almanac (Anhinga Press), which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. New poems are forthcoming or have appeared recently in 32 Poems, Cincinnati Review, North American Review, Waccamaw, and elsewhere. Longhorn teaches at Pulaski Technical College, runs the Big Rock Reading Series, is an Arkansas Arts Council fellow, and blogs at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty.

Gary L. McDowell is the author of American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize, and co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry (Rose Metal Press, 2010). He is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He can be found online here.

Ken Poyner has been lurking about the small press scene, and more recently the web, for the last 40 years or so, having published over 400 poems and stories in approximately 60 places. He lives with his world class power lifter wife and five rescued cats in the far right-hand corner of Virginia.

John Ray is a D.C.-area writer.

Karen J. Weyant’s work has appeared in 5 AM, Barn Owl Review, Cave Wall, Copper Nickel, and River Styx. Her chapbook, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, won Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook Contest and will be published in early 2012. She lives in Pennsylvania, but crosses the state border to teach at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York.

Theodore Worozbyt's work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Antioch Review, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, New England Review, Po&sie, Poetry, Sentence, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly Online, and Quarterly Wes. He has published two books of poetry, Dauber Wings (Dream Horse Press, 2006) and Letters of Transit, which won the 2007 Juniper Prize (The University of Massachusetts Press, 2008). He is an assistant professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College.


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Adam Tavel, Editor

Robert Lieberman, Editor

Eric Anderson, Contributing Editor

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Volume 7, Issue 2

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