Issue 7 Contributors

Abbas Abidi received his MFA from the University of Alabama. His work has been featured in Brightest Young Things, The Bellevue Literary Review, and Hobo Pancakes.

Fred Dale is a husband to his wife, Valerie, and a father to his occasional jerk of a dog, Earl. He is a Senior Instructor in English at the University of North Florida. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Forge, Glassworks Magazine, Stickman Review, and Perversion Magazine.

Gwendolyn Jensen began writing poems when she retired in 2001 from the presidency of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The places where her work has appeared include the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Harvard Review, Salamander, Sanskrit, and Measure. Her first book (Birthright, Birch Brook Press, 2011) is a letterpress edition, now in its second printing. Her second book (As if toward Beauty also from Birch Brook Press) has just been published.

Ralph Cumbers is a musician, builder, and writer who lives in London in the UK. His stories have also been published in Litro.

Paul Handley’s fiction has appeared in Monkeybicycle, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Treehouse, Gone Lawn, The Legendary, Ostrich Review, and Gargoyle Magazine. His cartoons are in Hobart.

About the artist:

Ashley Schriefer is a graduate of Flagler College, and she currently attends Long Island University-Post’s MFA program. She works with anatomical and biological forms that decay, invade, and also support the human form. This urge to explore the inner working of the human body through the language of painting was brought to light from a traumatic experience. Health is an aspect she feels could be predicted, but through this experience her sense of comfort was quickly deteriorated. Her work explores the interaction between the structural make up of the human form and its unpredictability. Incorporating portraiture alongside these cellular forms gives her imagery to explore the stages of grief. This constant conversation between these aspects of abnormalities and sickness and the emotions brought about with these encounters is what drives her to constantly explore new ways to display this constant internal battle.



Editor: Matthew DeAngelis
Assistant Editor: Chris Krueger
Fiction Editor: Trevor Fuller
Poetry Editor: Jake Russell
Nonfiction Editor: Tiffany Lear
Web Editor: Annmarie Wu
Public Relations Director: Kayla Haas
Readers: Nate Arida, Taylor Gorman, Ciara Hespe, Monique Brown, Jeremy Richard, Benjamin Hojem, Abraham Fitzpatrick, Kiah Baxter-Ferguson, Jackie Moore, Xavia Warren, Bronwen Johnson