Issue 5 Contributors

Heather Bell’s work has been published in Rattle, Grasslimb, Barnwood, Poets/Artists, Third Wednesday and many others.  She was nominated for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Pushcart Prize from Rattle and also won the New Letters 2009 Poetry Prize.  Heather has also published four books.  Any more details can be found here:

Wm. Samuel Bradford teaches high school in Atlanta. With his wife, he enjoys bird watching and dancing the tango (though he’s not very good at either). His libretto won the 2012 Atlanta Opera 24 Hours of Opera contest, and he has been working on a novel about opera and Christianity for a long time. He is a member of the Atlanta Writers Club. To read more of his stuff, please visit

Nuncio Casanova- One day I stole a ragged magazine. I walked away the reading room while whistling nervously. Later, alone, I took that old art feuilleton out of my sweated shirt and there I met missus Dada who taught me how to cut and paste old prints and photographs which show the way one must behave when at the table with an oiled wrestler queen.   //

Meagan Cass is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield, where she teaches courses in creative writing, among other things, and curates the Shelterbelt reading series. Her fiction has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, Hobart Web, PANK, and Puerto del Sol, among other journals. Magic Helicopter Press will publish her first fiction chapbook, Range of Motion, in January 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana Lafayette and an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.

Mary Stone Dockery is the author of two poetry collections, One Last Cigarette and Mythology of Touch. Her chapbook, The Dopamine Letters, will be released in 2014 by Hyacinth Girl Press. She currently lives, writes, and teaches in St. Joseph, MO, where she also coordinates the First Thursdays Poetry Reading Series and co-edits Stone Highway Review.

Christine Hamm has a PhD in American Poetics, and is a former poetry editor for Ping*Pong. She won the MiPoesias First Annual Chapbook Competition with her manuscript, Children Having Trouble with Meat. Her poetry has been published in Orbis, Pebble Lake Review, Lodestar Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, Rattle, Dark Sky, and many others. She has been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize, and she teaches English at CUNY. Echo Park, her third book of poems, came out from Blazevox in the fall of 2011. Christine was a runner-up to the Poet Laureate of Queens

Rae Hoffman received her BA from Warren Wilson College and her MFA from Wichita State University. Since then she has fallen into the 9-5 grind, started working on a science fiction novel, and tries– with all of her effort–to keep her pug from eating non-edibles.

Will Moore is Graduate Student at Miami University. He draws comics at and is working on a graphic novel that may or may not ever be finished.

Brian Oliu is originally from New Jersey & currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is the author of So You Know It’s Me, a series of Tuscaloosa Missed Connections, Level End, a collection of lyric essays about video game boss battles, & Leave Luck to Heaven, an ode to 8-bit Nintendo games. He is working on a group of lyric essays about professional wrestlers.



Katelyn Delvaux- Poetry

Soon Wiley- Nonfiction

Garrett Quinn- Fiction

Kallie Falandays-  Managing Editor & Website Design

Matthew DeAngelis- Public Relations

Readers- Christopher Krueger, Matthew DeAngelis, Charlie Edwards, Trevor Fuller, Tiffany Lear, Jake Russell, Manda Roble, Olivia Lawrence, Taylor Gorman, Kallie Falandays