Contributors – three
An existentialist with an identity crisis, Anonymous_Author© exists only due to the benevolence of language, and has existed most recently at Flash Frontier, Little Fiction and Morph Magazine. He is currently working on his unauthorised autobiography, The Ghostwriter in the Machine. Visit him here or follow him at @AnonAuth.
Walter Bjorkman is a writer and photographer. His works have appeared in Word Riot, Scrambler, A-Minor, Connotation Press and many others. He is Associate Editor at THRUSH Poetry Journal and THRUSH Press.
CL Bledsoe is the author of the young adult novel Sunlight; three poetry collections, _____(Want/Need), Anthem, and Leap Year; a short story collection called Naming the Animals; and two online chapbooks, Goodbye to Noise and The Man Who Killed Himself in My Bathroom. His stories have been twice selected as Notable Story for Story South’s Million Writer’s Award. He blogs at Murder Your Darlings and lives with his wife and daughter in Maryland.
James Claffey hails from County Westmeath, Ireland, and lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria, CA, with his wife, the writer and artist, Maureen Foley, their daughter, Maisie, and Australian cattle-dog, Rua. His work appears in many places including The New Orleans Review, NAP, Press1, Connotation Press, A-Minor Magazine, Literary Orphans, and Scissor & Spackle. His blog is at jamesclaffey.com.
Jack Foster lives with his wife, Nancy Jean, in Santa Barbara where he listens to wind chimes, watches pelicans dive into the ocean, and wonders. He’s had dozens of poems, articles, essays, and stories published in literary magazines. One of his books, How To Get Ideas, has sold over 200,000 copies, has been translated into 21 languages, and is now in its second edition.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the new poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to a crisis center, which you can read about here. He is also the author of numerous chapbooks, including most recently The Devil’s Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press and Personal Myths from Writing Knights Press. He has two other chapbooks forthcoming, Fog Area from Dog on a Chain Press and The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press.
Linda Hofke, a native Pennsylvanian, lives in Germany where she writes, takes photographs and puts her lead foot to use on the Autobahn. Her most recent work has been featured in MiCrow, Bolts of Silk, The Fib Review, Prompted, and The Poetic Pinup Revue. Ironically, she belongs to a writer’s group called The Baker’s Dozen. Her blog can be found here.
Nazifa Islam grew up in Novi, Michigan. She has been published by Anomalous Press, Phantom Kangaroo, Flashquake and The 22 Magazine’s Blog among other publications, and has work forthcoming in many journals. She regularly updates her blog Thoughts Interjected and is currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Tom McDade is 66 years-old, and his poems are autobiographical for the most part. He live in Monroe, CT with his wife, no kids, no pets. Tom is a former computer programmer and he served two hitches in the U.S. Navy.
Don Narkevic lives in Weston, WV and earned his MFA from National University. His recent poetry has appeared in Convergence Review, Earth Speak, and Off the Coast. Don’s recent short story publications include Colere and the anthology, Seeking the Swan. In 2005, Main Street Rag published Laundry, a poetry chapbook. Also in 2005, The Interview won second place in the Playwright’s Circle competition.
Kushal Poddar resides in of Kolkata, India. Apart from poetry, he has written fiction and script for television mini-series. His English poems have been published in various online and print magazines all over the world. He is the author of “All Our Fictional Dreams” and has been published in Poor Poet’s Pantry: Collaborative Poems. His forthcoming books are Surviving Cyber Life and Five Poets: An Anthology.
James Valvis is the author of HOW TO SAY GOODBYE (Aortic Books, 2011). His writing can be found in Anderbo, Arts & Letters, Juked, LA Review, Rattle, River Styx, and storySouth. His poetry has been featured at Verse Daily and the Best American Poetry website. His fiction has twice been a Million Writers Notable Story. He lives near Seattle.
Nicolette Wong is a writer, dancer, magician and editor of A-Minor Magazine, an online journal of fiction, poetry and art. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including fwriction : review, YB Poetry, Escape into Life and Thrush Poetry Journal. She is also on the editorial team of Negative Suck. Visit her at Meditations in an Emergency.