Issue 7 Contributors

Brian Bannon is an Atlanta comedian turned writer. He self-released a stand-up album titled “Rolling Stephen Hawking Up a Hill” and was twice a finalist in Creative Loafing‘s fiction contest.

Jess Bernhart is a poet from Atlanta, Georgia. Her poetry draws from post-modernist philosophy, the body, memory, time, and make-believe. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Loose Change Magazine, American Chordata, Southern Women’s Review, and others.

Lacye A. Brown is a mixed media misual artist and sculptor working in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the founder of AppleHead Toys. Brown is a self-taught artist with a degree in Business. Brown’s work focuses on the Atlanta community, and has shown in more than 30 exhibitions. 

Ian Campbell once won $50 in a haiku contest. 

Chella Courington is the author of three flash fiction chapbooks and three poetry chapbooks. Her stories and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Raised in the Appalachian south, she now lives in Santa Barbara, California, with another writer and two cats.  She teaches at Santa Barbara City College.

Ralph Dillard says, “Blue Sofa is meant to be a comment on the guilt I was feeling around that period (2008). So many soldiers were dying in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while I sat lazily on my comfortable blue sofa, safely in Philadelphia. The painting is a self-portrait. The image is elongated in the classic Ernie Barnes style, and is not far off from how I fill out a sofa in real life. The scene is my studio/ apartment in Philadelphia where I first learned to paint.

Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi is assistant professor of linguistics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India, and author of two books on lesser known Indian languages: A Grammar of Hadoti and A Grammar of Bhadarwahi. As a poet, he has published approximately seventy poems in different anthologies, journals, and magazines worldwide. His poem “Mother” has been included as a prologue to Motherhood and War: International Perspectives (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan Press. 2014.

Neil V. Fried has been a multi-media artist, producer and presenter in Atlanta for more than 25 years, focusing on film, video, music, and sound design. Many of his interests in recent years have jelled around the idea of “live compositing,” the use of analog and digital technologies to create composites in real time using film and video projections, computer processing, performance, and the manipulation of projection screen materials. 

Hester L. Furey, a poet and historian, lives in Decatur, Georgia, and is enamored of marginal creatures everywhere. 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, All proceeds from Howie Good’s latest book of poetry, Fugitive Pieces (Right Hand Press), go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Visit!e-chapbooks/c1qi1

Laurence Holden is a painter poet. He lives in the North Georgia Mountains of the U.S., drawing his images from his connection to the land. His paintings are represented in over 200 public, private, and corporate collections, and have appeared in journals including Appalachian Heritage, Whole Terrain, Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics, and Chrysalis Reader (Swedenborg Foundation).

Miriam C. Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Chicago and teaches college writing, literature, and humanities. Her chapbook of poetry, The Naked Prince, was published by Fort!/Da? Books in September 2013. 

Thomas Kearnes holds an M.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. His two collections are Pretend I’m Not Here (Musa Publishing) and Promiscuous (JMS Publishing). His recent fiction has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Litro, The Adroit Journal, The Ampersand Review, Word Riot, and in several LGBT venues. He is studying to become a drug dependency counselor,and lives near Houston.

Al Matthews was content for years to be a writer few people understood, but then, entered commercial practice. Now he prefers to write either clearly or in Haskell. He works as an engineer in Atlanta.

Peter Peteet is a thing finder, tinker, poet and activist, first published in Flycatcher. He attempts both to repair something daily, and to embrace the complexity of a simple and sustainable life amid the urban sprawl of his hometown, Atlanta, with his wife and two sons.

Mary Petralia is currently enrolled in the MFA Program at the University of Central Florida. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tincture Journal, Anamesa: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Hitherto: The MUIC Literary Journal, Ishaan Literary Review, Kentucky Review, and other publications. She lives on the east coast of Florida with her family. 

Bill Piper, an autodidact, is a free-lance teacher and editor, as well as a liquor store cashier, in central New Jersey.  Previous work appeared in The Jivin’ Ladybug, Verse Wisconsin and other publications.

Perry L. Powell lives near Atlanta, and spends evenings wishing for impossible things. When they don’t happen, he writes poems and prose works, some of which have appeared in Aphelion, Atavic Poetry, Frogpond, Futures Trading, Mobius, Modern Haiku, and The Camel Saloon, among others.

Eric Pudalov is a nonprofit worker by day, and mad poet by night; he has been writing poetry since age 12.  He likes to view the world in a twisted and abstract way, which in turn inspires his work.  

Mike Rovinsky is a sequence artist, animator, and illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia. He has an affinity for nature as well the bizarre and macabre which often reflects in his art. 

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.”

Madeleine St. Romain has written five librettos: Rabbit Tales with composer Nicole Chamberlain; and Cedar Tree and River WaterGrandmother 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.

Arthur Douglas Thayer is a nationally prominent designer, writer, artist, cartoonist, and trend forecaster based in Atlanta. His cartoons serve as the basis for many of his sculptures, and appear regularly in galleries and humor publications. He regularly publishes color-forecasting articles for the home furnishings industry in such venues as the AJC, Veranda Magazine and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.

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