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Themed Issue - Ancestors, Ghosts, Listen; July...
W. Todd Kaneko (Guest Editor) is the author of This is How the Bone Sings (Black Lawrence, 2020) and The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, 2014), and co-author of Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). A Kundiman fellow, he is a former co-editor of the literary magazine Waxwing and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University.
Jacqueline Boucher (“I learn about Roopkund Lake the same day I learn about Okjökull”) lives and writes in Alaska, where she serves as the poetry editor for Lammergeier Magazine. A Best New Poets 2020 nominee, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal, The McNeese Review, New South, The Rupture, and other magazines. She can be found on Twitter @jacqueboucher.
Jai Dulani ("Abundance") is a poet, writer and multimedia artist. His work has appeared in Waxwing, Foglifter, Porcupine Literary, Open City, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, VONA/Voices, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Kimberly Povloski ("genealogy with mushrooms") is a poet, educator, and caver. She was raised in Houston, Texas, but her heart belongs to the Great Pacific Northwest. Her first book, hell of birds, was chosen by Erica Dawson as the winner of the 2018 Adrift Chapbook Contest and published by Driftwood Press.
Steve Mueske ("Poem with the Ghost of Larry Levis") is an electronic musician and the author of a chapbook and two books of poetry. His poems have appeared recently in The Iowa Review, Water~Stone Review, Cream City Review, The Pinch Journal, The Normal School, Jet Fuel Review, Verse Daily and elsewhere.
Linda Chavers ("Black American Lullaby") is a writer and scholar whose work focuses on the intersections of race, gender and everyday life. She lives in Cambridge, MA where she is a Lecturer in African American Studies at Harvard University. She teaches and writes non-fiction on disability, relationships and pop culture. She loves boxing and spin class and when she's not consuming reality television she is spending quality time with her 5 year old west highland terrier, Biggie Smalls.
Mia Ayumi Malhotra ("This House So Full of Ghosts") is the author of Isako Isako, California Book Award finalist and winner of the Alice James Award, the Nautilus Gold Award, a National Indie Excellence Award, and a Maine Literary Award. She recently received the Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry and the Singapore Poetry Prize.
Kelli Russell Agodon ("When You Are a Ghost, I'll Also Love Your Shadow") is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press. Her book, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, won the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Prize for poetry. Her next collection of poems, Dialogues with Rising Tides, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2021.
Sharon Suzuki-Martinez’s ("Ghost Worlds") first book, The Way of All Flux, won the New Rivers Press MVP Poetry Prize. Originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii, she now lives in Tempe, Arizona--on the traditional homeland of the Akimel O’odham.
AE Hines ("This Morning After the Riots") is a poet living in Portland, Oregon. He is a recent Pushcart nominee and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including: Atlanta Review, California Quarterly, The Briar Cliff Review, Burningword Literary Journal, Hawaii Pacific Review, I-70 Review, Crosswinds Poetry Journal, and SLAB.
Amit Majmudar ("Hurricane Seeds") is a novelist, poet, translator, essayist, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist. His newest poetry collection is What He Did in Solitary (Knopf, 2020).
Angela Maria Spring ("How Many of These Empires Have to Fall") is the owner of Duende District, a mobile boutique bookstore by and for people of color. She holds an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and you can find her recent poems in PANK, Radar Poetry, and Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and Pilgrimage. Her essays and reviews are at Catapult, LitHub and Tor.com. Follow her online at Twitter at @BurquenaBoricua.
Summer J. Hart ("Salt for the Stain") is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Maine, living in the Hudson Valley, New York. Her written and visual narratives are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by nature. She is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation.
Fatima Malik ("Telephone") is a Pakistani-American poet with work forthcoming in dreams walking, perhappened mag, seiren quarterly, and the winnow. She received a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and a joint MA in Journalism and Near Eastern Studies from NYU. Malik is currently working on her first collection of poems.
Laraine Herring's ("The Air Between Us") work has most recently appeared in The New York Times. Her forthcoming book, A Constellation of Ghosts: A Speculative Memoir with Ravens, will be released in 2021 from Regal House. Past books include Writing Begins with the Breath, and Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss.
Arielle Amante (Surrogate Reader for "Poem with the Ghost of Larry Levis" and "Ghost Worlds") is a poet and speculative fiction writer whose work delves into surrealism, colorful headspaces, and fever dreams of morally ambiguous demons, androids, and homo sapiens. A particular signature of hers is lacing every piece with a textured touch that shamelessly arouses the senses and invades with politeness
Issue 7.7B - Poetry, July 2020
Issue 7.7A - Non-Fiction, July 2020
Kelly Craig ("Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman: Diegetic Music and Imagined Future Selves") is a writer originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. She's currently pursuing a PhD in literary and cultural studies at the University of Utah, where she also teaches composition and contemporary literature. Her fiction has appeared in Litro Magazine, Sakura Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Leopardskin and Limes, and Bodega Magazine.
Themed Issue - Sound Work, June 2020
Sandra Marchetti (Guest Editor) is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays, including Sight Lines (Speaking of Marvels Press, 2016), Heart Radicals (ELJ Publications, 2016), A Detail in the Landscape (Eating Dog Press, 2014), and The Canopy (MWC Press, 2012). Sandra’s poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, River Styx, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at The Rumpus, Whiskey Island, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. Sandy earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area.
Monica Barron ("Prairie Architecture") lives, writes, edits, and teaches in Missouri. She is the Nonfiction editor of wordpeace, a digital social justice project. Her book of poems, Prairie Architecture, was published by Golden Antelope Press in 2020. Recent poems on ecotheo review web site.
Jen Karetnick ("Rondeau for the Millennial Whoop") is the author of five full-length poetry collections, including Hunger Until It's Pain (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming spring 2023); The Burning Where Breath Used to Be (David Robert Books, forthcoming August 2020); and The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize. She is also the author of five poetry chapbooks, including The Crossing Over (March 2019), winner of the 2018 Split Rock Review Chapbook Competition. Co-founder and managing editor of SWWIM Every Day, Jen is currently a Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence.
Awil Onuag ("Off the Rocker") started writing professionally in 2007 after a chance encounter with one of the Co-Founders of Hidden Beach Recordings. In 2009, Awil began songwriting with a former producer & recording artist under John Legend’s Homeschool Records. Currently, Awil runs a nonprofit writing program called Charles Houston Community Writers
Ed Granger ("Ballpark Monikers") lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His chapbook Voices from the First Gilded Age was published in 2019 by Finishing Line Press. Poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in THINK Journal, Delmarva Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Rappahannock Review, Philadelphia Stories, and other journals.
Stephen Scott Whitaker ("A Spotted Owl Hunting in a Brief Storm") is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the managing editor for The Broadkill Review. His poems have appeared in Fourteen Hills, Oxford Poetry, Crab Creek Review, & Third Wednesday, among other journals. Mulch, his novel of weird fiction is forthcoming from Montag Press in 2020.
Issue 7.6A - Fiction, June 2020
Issue 7.6A - Fiction, June 2020
Featuring: Karen Pierce Gonzalez
Themed Issue - Atrocities, May 2020
Guest Editor: Gloria Mindock
Featuring: Anne Pluto, Kim Malinowski, Brad Rose, Michael Daley, Nina Rubinstein Alonso, Doug Holder, Dana R. Rowe, Vincent Dorio, John Cuetara, Kelly McQuain, Jeannie E. Roberts, Ed Meek, and Mark Pawlak
Issue 7.5 - Prose, May 2020
Featuring: E.V. Wyler (non-fiction) and Christopher Luis-Jorge (fiction)
Themed Issue - Parents & Children, April 2020
Guest Editor: Amorak Huey
Featuring: Grace Gardiner, Devon Marsh, Katie Manning, Micah Chatterton, Elizabeth Cantwell, Todd Dillard, and Gina Armstrong
Issue 7.4B - Poetry, April 2020
Featuring: Sophie Ma and DS Maolalai
Issue 7.4A - Fiction, April 2020
Featuring: Jonah Andrist
Themed Issue - Buyer’s Remorse, March 2020
Guest Editor: Simeon Berry
Featuring: Fritz Ward and Adriana Cloud
Issue 7.3B - Poetry, March 2020
Featuring: Asten Fallavollita and Darren C. Demaree
Issue 7.3A - Fiction, March 2020
Featuring: Brooks Shropshire
Themed Issue - Reverence, February 2020
Guest Editor: Brendan Walsh
Featuring: Cal Freeman, Hibah Shabkhez, Robert R. Bensen, Lynne Shapiro, and Purbasha Roy
Issue 7.2B - Poetry, February 2020
Featuring: Kristin Garth and Lucas Jorgensen
Issue 7.2A - Non-Fiction, February 2020
Featuring: Amanda Kay Oaks
Themed Issue - Dystopia, January 2020
Guest Editor: Kelly Boyker
Featuring: Daniel Priest, Ren Ellis, Sara Marron, Roberta Beary, and Risa Denenberg
Issue 7.1B - Poetry, January 2020
Featuring: Kristin Garth and Lucas Jorgensen
Issue 7.1A - Fiction, January 2020
Featuring: Kelly Lynn Thomas
Issue 6.5B - Poetry, December 2019
Published: December 20, 2019
Featuring: Gregory Crosby and Charles Kell
Issue 6.5A - Mass Poetry Festival Live Dialogue Submission Winners
Published: December 10, 2019
Featuring: Sara Letourneau (poetry), Peter Urkowitz (poetry)
Issue 6.4 - September 2019
Published: September 25, 2019
Featuring: Connie Kinsey (fiction)
Issue 6.3.1-6.3.4 - April 2019
Featuring: Lisa Mase (poetry), Nick Hilbourn (poetry), t.m. thompson (poetry), Leonard Kress (poetry), Jan LaPerle (poetry), Eliot Khalil Wilson (poetry)
Issue 6.2 - Dialogue Submission Winners
Published: February 28, 2019
Featuring: Joyce Chigiya (music), Geoffrey Callard (poetry), Karen Faris (poetry)
Issue 6.1 - January 2019
Published: January 31, 2019
Featuring: Gabrielle Martin (poetry)
Interview w/Robert Morgan Fisher and Mark Valley
Published: November 1, 2018
Issue 5.9 - October 2018
Published: October 31, 2018
Featuring: Brett Bourdon (fiction)
Issue 5.8 - September 2018
Published: September 26, 2018
Featuring: Diane Tucker (poetry) and Benjamin Mueller (poetry)
Issue 5.7 - July 2018
Published: July 31, 2018
Featuring: Robert Martin (fiction)
Issue 5.6 - June 2018
Published: June 25, 2018
Featuring: William Fargason (poetry), Matt Gillick (poetry), Alrisha Shea (poetry)
Issue 5.5A+B - Dialogue Starter and May 2018
Published: May 31, 2018
Featuring: Joyce Chigiya (music), Eric Wilson-Edge (non-fiction), Trista Hurley-Waxali (non-fiction)
Issue 5.4B - April 2018
Published: April 30, 2018
Featuring: Jess Mize (poetry), Jennifer MacBain-Stephens (poetry), Gabe Kahan (poetry)
Issue 5.4A - Interview w/Amorak Huey and W. Todd Kaneko
Published: April 20, 2018
Length: 56: 38
Issue 5.3 - March 2018
Published: March 26, 2018
Featuring: Deena ElGenaidi (fiction), Claire Doble (poetry)
Issue 5.2 - February 2018
Published: February 28, 2018
Featuring: Donald Vincent (poetry), Sarah Sarai (poetry), Amorak Huey (poetry)
Issue 5.1 - January 2018
Published: January 26, 2018
Featuring: Cleopatra Lim (fiction)
Issue 4.12 - Pushcart Prize Nominations
Released: December 30, 2017
Issue 4.11B - November 2017
Released: November 30, 2017
Issue 4.11A - Dialogue Submission Winners
Released: November 30, 2017
Issue 4.10 - October 2017
Released: October 25, 2017
Issue 4.9 - September 2017
Released: September 25, 2017
Issue 4.8 - August 2017
Released: August 25, 2017
Issue 4.7B - July 2017
Released: July 31, 2017
Issue 4.7A - Dialogue Starter
Released: July 20, 2017
Issue 4.6 - June 2017
Released: June 25, 2017
Issue 4.5B - May 2017
Released: May 30, 2017
Issue 4.5A - Dialogue Submission Winners
Released: May 22, 2017
Issue 4.4 - April 2017
Released: April 26, 2017
Issue 4.3 - March 2017
Released: March 25, 2017
Issue 4.2 - February 2017
Released: February 25, 2017
Issue 4.1B - January 2017
Released: January 31, 2017
Issue 4.1A - Dialogue Starter
Released: January 20, 2017
Issue 3.11 - December 2016
Released: December 31, 2016
Issue 3.10A - Dialogue Submission Winner
Released: November 21, 2016
Issue 3.10B - November 2016
Released: November 30, 2016
Issue 3.9 – October 2016
Released: October 25, 2016
Issue 3.8 – September 2016
Released: September 26, 2016
Issue 3.7 – August 2016
Released: August 25, 2016
Back Issues (2014-2016)
Issue 3.6B – July 2016
Released: July 30, 2016
Issue 3.6A – Dialogue Starter
Released: July 20, 2016
Issue 3.5 – June 2016
Released: June 26, 2016
Issue 3.4 – May 2016
Released: May 25, 2016
Issue 3.3 – April 2016
Released: April 25, 2016
Issue 3.2 – March 2016
Released: March 25, 2016
Issue 3.1 – Feb 2016
Released: February 27, 2016
Issue 2.3 – July 2015
Released: July 1, 2015
Issue 2.2B - March 2015, Non-Fiction
Released: March 31, 2015
Issue 2.2A - March 2015, Poetry
Released: March 27, 2015
Issue 1.4B – August 2014, Poetry
Released: August 31, 2014
Issue 1.4A – August 2014, Prose
Released: August 14, 2014
Issue 1.3 – June 2014
Released: June 2, 2014
Issue 1.2 – April 2014
Released: April 29, 2014
Issue 1.1 – March 2014
Released: March 25, 2014
Issue 0 – Submission Guidelines and More
Released: Jan 29, 2014