Issue 2: Monsters Contributors

Unisa Asokan is an idea collaborator, librarian, publisher, writer, editor and poet turned photographer. She leads several creative entrepreneurial efforts including an independent press and a music promotions company. She was a superstar researcher in the brain department at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and has more than fifteen years in the corporate print and online media trenches.

Chris Alonzo is a monologuist, musician and playwright who performs regularly at Atlanta reading/storytelling series like Write Club, Naked City and Carapace. His work has most recently been produced in Atlanta by The Collective Project, Fabrefaction Theatre Company and the Atlanta Fringe Festival, where he is the Marketing Manager.

Julian Cage is a deeply cynical man who trolls the crime news of metro Atlanta. From it he creates fast-paced, character-driven mystery-thriller fiction. These novels and short stories center on Detective Diana Siddal and Inspector Mustapha Alawi, senior homicide investigators for the Atlanta Police Department. You can reach him via, and view or download his work on Amazon.

Sherri Caudell, recently returned to Atlanta from New York, is a poet, writer, and fashion stylist. Caudell received her BFA in photography from Georgia State University. Her work has appeared at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta and in several group exhibitions throughout New York.  Her experimental video poetry can be found on

Becky Furey, of Plastic Aztec fortune, is a total weirdo from Georgia and not yet impossible to find. It was once aptly noted that all of her work is about strong dudes.

Hester L. Furey, a poet and historian, lives in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Little Fish (a chapbook of poems published by Finishing Line Press) and the editor of Dictionary of Literary Biography 345: American Radical and Reform Writers, Second Series.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Middle of Nowhere (Olivia Eden Publishing) and the forthcoming poetry chapbooks The Complete Absence of Twilight (Mad Hat Press), Echo’s Bones and Danger Falling Debris (Red Bird Chapbooks), and An Armed Man Lurks in Ambush (unbound CONTENT). He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.

E.A. Hall lives on an emdash plantation and dreams often of the hyphen’s forced extinction—only to awaken in a state of unspeakable dread.

Edward Austin Hall

Donald Illich has published work in The Iowa Review, Passages North, Nimrod, Rattle, LIT, and other journals.  He lives in Rockville, Maryland.

Miriam C. Jacobs is the editor of Eyedrum Periodically, issues 1 and 2, the art/literature journal of Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery. She teaches college English and humanities and has written about the arts for several publications. Her poetry has appeared in Oklahoma Today, The King’s English, Recovery, Pyrokinection, Nostalgia Magazine and Bluestem: The Literary Journal of Eastern Illinois University. Her chapbook of poetry, The Naked Prince, was published by Fort!/Da? Books in September 2013.

Jessica Larkin

Anthony J. Martin is a paleontologist and teaches for the Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University. His book is available on Amazon.

William J. Nixon Jr. holds a B.S. in English Literature from Boston University and an MFA in Sculpture from Georgia State. He served was a Marine and served in Viet Nam from 1967 – 68. He teaches sculpture and figure drawing. His chapbook of poetry, Brazen Throats (2013), is available on Amazon and Lulu. He is currently working on a new manuscript on the topic of Tricksters and enjoys playing in the clay.

Bryant O’Hara is a programmer, poet, and musician – not always in that order, sometimes all at once. He’s recently been published among the winners of the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2013 Poetry Contest. To listen to more of Bryant’s poems and other works, please visit

Peter Peteet says: I am  comfortably numb, disturbingly similar to things I am revolted by and in the third person a poet, photographer, mechanic; also a 56 year old body bemused by it’s rhythms, rituals and necessary repairs.I am a triple monster – knowing, taking and being as one.

Mike Rovinsky is an animator, sequence artist, and illustrator based in Atlanta. Evolutionary biology and how it relates to human understanding is a controlling theme in many of his paintings. He works in the digital, watercolor, and ink mediums, and he lives with his fat cat and collection of tarantulas.

Maxwell Sebastian says, “Finding love, finding ways to communicate, turning over fear like a turtle on its back, violence, panic, labored breathing at 3am, unsure of the fruits of various endeavors, I am churning the soil of these topics to see what flowers climb to the surface.”

Priscilla Smith is a performing artist and writer. Recent projects include “Dem Shoes and Other Shorts” for the Atlanta Fringe Festival, “87 Gestures” at The Big House and Dance Chance, and “The View From Here,” a 22-mile walk on the Atlanta BeltLine. Writing credits include the script for “The Heart of the Matter” with Several Dancers Core, features for the Marietta Daily Journal, and collaboration in numerous theatrical and performance art ensembles. She is executive director of Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery.

Madeleine St. Romain has written five librettos: Rabbit Tales with composer Nicole Chamberlain; and Cedar Tree and River Water, Grandmother Spider Steals the SunSeastruck, and The Raspberry War with composer Robert Boury. St. Romain’s visual art has been shown at Eyedrum, Radial Art Space, and Agnes Scott College’s Dalton Gallery.

Daniel C. Wair loves being on the sidewalk late at night, listening to the passing rabble, grinding dust into the ground. He lives in Statesboro, Georgia.


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