The Art Issue: Issue 16 Contributors

Issue 16 Contributors

Sue Chenette, a classical pianist as well as a poet, grew up in northern Wisconsin and has made her home in Toronto since 1972. She is an editor for Brick Books, and the author of Slender Human Weight (Guernica Editions, 2009) and The Bones of His Being (Guernica Editions, 2012.)

Steven Cline creates collages, zines, and written works, and also helps edit and organize a surrealist journal and small press called Peculiar Mormyrid. Cline currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and works as a graphic designer.

Monica Flegg lives on Nantucket Island. She’s passionate about words and water, and often finds herself submerged in both. Her writing has been published in numerous journals including MAW, Unbroken, and Right Hand Pointing.

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 She has completed several unpublished manuscripts including a book of essays titled Dr.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.

John Grey is an Australian poet and US resident, recently published in Front Range Review, Studio One, and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review and Midwest Quarterly.

Matthew Harrison lives in Hong Kong, and whether because of that or some other reason entirely his writing has veered from to literary to science fiction and he is currently writing poetry.  He has published pieces in all of these genres.

Miriam C. Jacobs is a University of Chicago alumnus and teaches writing, literature, and humanities. Jacobs’s work has won an International Publications Award from Atlanta Review, and placed in Poetica Magazine‘s Anna David Rosenberg Award competition, 2017. Her poems appear in Reform Jewish Quarterly, Calliope, and other publications.

D. M. Kerr is the writing name of a Canadian writer currently living and working in Singapore, where he teaches programming and game design. His work has appeared in The Slag Review and LitBreak, among others, and has been featured in Writing the City: Fresh Fiction from Singapore.

Josh May thinks the Dow will go to 40,000 within five years. Josh thinks people are underestimating the amount of capital required to make our current world look like The Jetsons, which he thinks it kinda will. You know, on average. Consider this a stock tip from Josh.

Jim Meirose‘s work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Calliope, Offbeat/Quirky Journal of Experimental Fiction, Permafrost, North Atlantic Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Published books include: Understanding Franklin Thompson (JEF, 2018 target release), Inferno (E-Chapbook – Underground Voices), Mount Everest and Eli the Rat (Montag Press).

Jeff Nazzaro teaches English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as copyeditor for Tsehai Publishers. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in several literary journals, including Angel City Review, ClockwiseCat, and Flash: The International Short-short Story Magazine.

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review, and more publications.

James Sanders is a member of the Atlanta Poets Group, a writing and performing collective ( He was included in the 2016 BAX: Best American Experimental Writing anthology. His most recent book, Self-Portrait in Plants, was published by Coconut Books in 2015. The University of New Orleans Press also recently published the group’s An Atlanta Poets Group Anthology: The Lattice Inside.

A professional artist and academic, Erin Sledd works at the intersection of the humanities, art, and technology. She has taught design, literature, and composition in the United States and Pakistan, and in spring 2017 she participated in the Hambidge Creative Hive at Colony Square. Her research and creative interests span the connections between the virtual and material world and include mythology and fairytales, metamorphoses and hybridity, and emergent design.

Robert R. Thurman is an artist, musician and poet. Thurman”s music has been used in exhibitions and projects such as The Next Tortured Genius, Monkdogz Urban Art, Chelsea, New York City; Bodies of Sound, Postcrypt Gallery, Columbia University; Under The Radar, Contemporary Urban Center, London; Stan Brakage Project, Silent Media, Taos, New Mexico; and Sound Of IT 3: Works In The Spirit Of John Cage, Garage 4141, San Diego.

Andy Tu writes because everyone is a mystery to him, and he longs to know their stories. His work can be found online if you search for it.

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