Contributor Notes, Issue #13
Aaron Belz: has two poetry collections published previously (The Bird Hoverer; Lovely, Raspberry) and a third, Glitter Bomb, came out earlier this year. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
donnarkevic: Weston, WV. MFA National University. Recent poetry has appeared in Bijou Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Prime Number, and Off the Coast. Poetry Chapbooks include Laundry, published by Main Street Rag. Plays have received readings in Chicago, New York, and Virginia. FutureCycle Press published, Admissions, a book of poems, in 2013.
Silas Gorin lives and works in Beijing with his wife, and he is currently studying for his MA in applied linguistics with Birmingham University. Work of his has appeared in Nefarious Ballerina, Sister Ignition, Mad Swirl, The Beat, and Danse Macabre, amongst others.
M.D.Hudson: My poems have appeared in various journals, including Columbia, Fugue, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, Iowa Review, New Letters, New Orleans Review, Northwest Review, Poetry East, Washington Square and West Branch. Over the past few years my poems have won The Madison Review 2009 Phyllis Smart Young Prize, River Styx 2009 International Poetry Contest, and the 2010 and 2013 New Ohio Review contests. Greensboro Review nominated one of my poems for a Pushcart Prize but that’s as far as it went.
Elizabeth Leo lives in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, PA. Her essay “A Passionate Pursuit of the Real” discussing Czeslaw Milosz, David Foster Wallace and reading and writing poetry after postmodernism was published in the Schuylkill Valley Journal and was subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poem “The Days After” about finding a dead dog in her community garden was published as Poem of the Month on the Musehouse Center’s website. She regularly attends local workshops, is a sitting board member of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, and will be attending West Virginia University in fall, 2014, to pursue her MFA in poetry.
Alexander Richard Lilly obtained his BFA in Printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 1996 and has shown his work in various venues in LA and NY. From 1996-2004 he apprenticed with his late father John Lilly, Art Fabricator, assisting with large sculptural projects by Pei White, Richard Turner, Jonathan Borofsky and others in the U.S. and Europe. Lilly’s work is included in the following selected collections: Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, CA, Plazm Magazine, Portland, OR, Portland Art Museum, Gordon Gilkey Print Collection and the Visual Chronicle of Portland, administered by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Richard Mather: Richard Mather is a 34-year-old freelance writer and journalist who lives and works in Manchester, England. His poetry has been featured in Best of Manchester Poets Volumes 1 and 2, Poetica Magazine, Drash Pit, Voices Israel, Great Escapes Volume 2 and the UK’s National Poetry Anthology (2012).
Lynn Otto: Lynn Otto adjuncts at George Fox University (Oregon) and freelances as a copywriter and copy editor. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University. Other of her poems have appeared in Plain Spoke, Generations of Poetry, Strong Verse, Centrifugal Eye, and the first issue of Triggerfish Critical Review
Simon Perchik: Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, The Nation and elsewhere. For more information, including his essay “Magic, Illusion and Other Realities”, and a complete bibliography, please visit his website at www.simonperchik.com.
Thomas Piekarski is a former editor of the California State Poetry Quarterly. His poetry and interviews have appeared in Nimrod, Portland Review, Kestrel, Cream City Review, Poetry Salzburg, Boston Poetry Magazine, Poetry Pacific, Poetry Super Highway, and many others. He has published a travel guide, Best Choices In Northern California, and Time Lines, a book of poems. He lives in Marina, California.
Frederick Pollack: Author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS, both published by Story Line Press. Has appeared in Hudson Review, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Die Gazette (Munich), The Fish Anthology (Ireland), Representations, Magma (UK), Bateau, Chiron Review, etc. Online, poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Hamilton Stone Review, Diagram, BlazeVox, The New Hampshire Review, Mudlark, etc. Recent Web publications in Occupoetry, Faircloth Review, Camel Saloon, Kalkion. Adjunct professor creative writing George Washington University.
Meaghan Quinn lives and teaches at a boarding school in Granby, Massachusetts. I recently received my MFA at the Bennington College writing seminars. I have previously been published in Cargoes and The Album.
Anthony Rintala, nerd, recently returned from a three decade tour of the American South and is currently hiding out in southern Indiana, where he teaches, grooms his beard, and waits for the signal. He will know the signal. His work has most recently been published in New Plains Review, Kudzu Magazine, Muse: A Quarterly Journal, Ishaan Literary Review, Oklahoma Review, Copperfield Review, A Few Lines Magazine, Mad Hatter’s Review, Foundling Review, Muddy River, Penwood Review, St. Ann’s Review, Sakura Review, and the Avatar Review.
Ed Wickliffe: Ed has lectured in poetry and creative writing at the University of South Florida’s annual writers’ conference. He offered poetry classes through the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa, FL, and was poetry judge for the annual writing contest sponsored by a regional Tampa Bay teachers association. He is a former administrator of a popular e-poetry workshop. Ed is a retired sales manager and information technology consultant.