Issue 15 Contributors
Akaky Akakievich resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author of a number of acclaimed Sonnet Cycles, Goddess Sonnets and Witch Sonnets, some published in the last year. The Siren Sonnets are also part of a cycle also (almost complete). Akaky believes that Eternal Truth resides in 18th and 19th century iterature and music.
Michael Baldwin, MLS, MPA, is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He won the Eakin Manuscript award in 2011 for his poetry book, Scapes, and the Morris Memorial Chapbook Award in 2012 for Counting Backward From Infinity. His book of Texas poetry, Lone Star Heart, was published by Lamar University Press in 2016. Mr. Baldwin resides in Benbrook, Texas.
Terry Barr‘s nonfiction collection, Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from My Alabama Mother, is published by Third Lung Press. His work has also appeared in Vol 1 Brooklyn, The Bitter Southerner, Full Grown People, Red Fez, Wraparound South, and EMRYS Journal. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with his family.
Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, Suzanne Borden lives in Cave Creek, Arizona, where she works as both a commissioned and freelance photographer. Her visual art interests span a wide range, from travel to portrait photography. Borden’s primary focus is capturing images that are compelling and sometimes amusing. She lives with her partner Dan, her son, three dogs, and two horses. When she is not photographing, she can be found traipsing through the red rock wilderness of southern Utah.
Judith Camann is a poet, education specialist and MFA candidate. Her work has been featured with Weasel Press and The Wild Word.
Natalie Crick, from the UK, has poetry published or forthcoming in a range of journals and magazines including Interpreters House, The Chiron Review, Rust and Moth, Ink in Thirds and The Penwood Review. This year her poem, “Sunday School” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Hester L. (“Lee”) Furey is a literary historian and poet. The author of Little Fish: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and the editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 345: American Radical and Reform Writers, Second Series, Furey has taught college level English and humanities for 28 years. With Mike Rovinsky, in 2015 she self-published the first episode of Love & Revolution, a graphic novel about the artists and writers who worked for a magazine called The Masses (1911-1917). She has completed several unpublished manuscripts including a book of essays titled Dr. Furey’s Laboratory.
Alabama escapee and lifelong Southerner Edward Austin Hall co-edited the 2013 anthology Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, which The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction suggested might be “one of the most important sf anthologies of the decade.” He co-edited a 2017 Philip K. Dick-themed issue of ART PAPERS magazine. His first novel is forthcoming.
Matthew Harrison lives in Hong Kong, and he is currently reliving a boyhood passion for speculative fiction. He has published numerous short stories and is building up to longer pieces as he learns more about the universe. Matthew is married with two children but no pets as there is no space for these in Hong Kong. www.matthewharrison.hk
Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in Arcturus and The Penn Review, he’s the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest, and his first book, Fractal Idyll, will be published by After The Pause Press in 2017.
Steve Klepetar lives in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. His work has received several nominations for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Recent collections include Family Reunion (Big Table), A Landscape in Hell (Flutter Press), and How Fascism Comes to America (Locofo Chaps).
Megan Merchant lives in the tall pines of Prescott, Arizona. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Gravel Ghosts (Glass Lyre Press, 2016), The Dark’s Humming (2015 Lyrebird Award Winner, Glass Lyre Press, 2017), four chapbooks, and a forthcoming children’s book with Philomel Books. She was awarded the 2016-2017 COG Literary Award, judged by Juan Felipe Herrera, the Poet Laureate of the United States. She is an editor at The Comstock Review and you can find her work at meganmerchant.wix.com/poet.
Judith Roney’s fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. Her chapbook, Waiting for Rain received an honorable mention for the 2016 Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Contest, and Field Guide for a Human was a runner up in the Gambling the Aisle 2016 chapbook contest. Her poetry collection, According to the Gospel of Haunted Women, received the 2015 Pioneer Prize. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida, and is a teaching artist at The Poetry Barn.
“Urban photography,” says Sharon Styer, just grabs me. I love warehouses, abandoned buildings, alleyways, and walking streets, enjoying the lights and the shadows. I love the quickness of it. Just a moment caught out of the corner of my eye before it’s gone. My own private passing show.”