Contributors for mojo 18

Jen Ashburn is the author of the The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016), and has work published in numerous venues, including The Writer’s Almanac, Pedestal and New Ohio Review. She holds an MFA from Chatham University, and lives in Pittsburgh.

Sara Backer’s first book of poetry, Such Luck (Flowstone Press) follows two poetry chapbooks: Scavenger Hunt (dancing girl press) and Bicycle Lotus (Left Fork), which won the Turtle Island Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been honored with nine Pushcart nominations and a prize in the 2019 Plough Poetry Competition as well as fellowships from the Norton Island and Djerassi residency programs. Recent and forthcoming publications include Qu, Nonbinary Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Bamboo Ridge, Tar River Poetry, Slant, and Kenyon Review. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, reads for The Maine Review, and lives in the Merrimack River watershed with white pines, red oaks, and black bears.

Katharine Bost holds an MFA in creative writing from Miami University, and has been published at Memoir Magazine, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review, The Nasiona, and Wingless Dreamer.

Chris Cascio‘s writing and visual art has appeared in The Southampton Review, Sand, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Peregrine Journal, Northern Virginia Review, Longridge Review, The Loch Raven Review, Litro USA, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at Monroe College and also works as a freelance editor and portrait artist. He currently lives in Larchmont, NY.

Michel Steven Krug is a Minneapolis poet, fiction writer, former print journalist and Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars graduate. He is the Managing Editor for Poets Reading the News (PRTN) and he litigates. His poems have appeared in New Verse News, North Dakota Quarterly, Eclectica, Writers Resist, Sheepshead, Mizmor Anthology, 2019, PRTN, Ginosko, Door Is A Jar, Raven’s Perch, Poetry24, Main Street Rag, The Brooklyn Review and others.

Keith Langston writes for Screen Rant and Passport magazine. He’s also written for Travel Channel, Hobart, Epoch Press, The Daily Drunk, and more. His passions are travel, movies, and a good cup of tea. 

C. D. Lewis is a writer and reporter whose fiction has appeared in Epiphany, The Racket Journal, Sortes, and TINGE Magazine.

Shayleene MacReynolds has her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and currently serves as the Nonfiction Editor for Kind Writers Literary Magazine. Her work has been published with J. New Books, Atlas and Alice, Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, and California’s Emerging Writers, amongst others. She makes her home in Southern California with her family and an undisciplined garden. 

A transplant from South Carolina, Jackie Mohan currently teaches composition and literature in Norfolk, Virginia, where she received her MFA in fiction at Old Dominion University.

Ioanna Opidee is a high school English teacher in Connecticut. Her novel, WAKING SLOW, was named a finalist in the multicultural category of the Foreword Indies Book of the Year awards and called “an arresting, timely” take on sexual assault by the Boston Globe. Her writing has appeared in several publications including Lumina, Spry, The Huffington Post, and Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies.

Devon Ross is a recent graduate of Arizona State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a concentration in creative writing. She lives and writes in Tempe, Arizona.

Michael Angelo Stephens is the author of over twenty books, including the critically acclaimed novel The Brooklyn Book of the Dead; the travel memoir Lost in Seoul; and the award-winning essay collection Green Dreams. His next book is about an out of work actor who lands the part of Hamlet; part fiction, part fact, part poetry and prose poems, it is entitled History of Theatre or the Glass of Fashion, and will be published by MadHat Press in early 2021.