Issue 1 Contributors

Michael Anania

Michael Anania is a poet, essayist and fiction writer. His published work includes twelve collections of poetry, among them Selected Poems (1994), In Natural Light (1999), Once Again, Flowered (2001) and Heat Lines (2006). He has also published a novel, The Red Menace, and a collection of essays, In Plain Sight.

Anania was poetry editor of Audit, a quarterly, founder and co-editor of Audit/Poetry, poetry editor of Partisan Review, and a contributing editor to Tri-Quarterly.

Anania has taught at SUNY at Buffalo, Northwestern University and is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jessica Bixel

Jessica Bixel writes and works in Ohio, the state with the most library visits per capita. Her work has recently found homes with Handsome, Sink Review, District Lit, and Transom.

Tim Frisch

Tim Frisch is an artist and graphic designer living in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his adorable wife and fiber artist Katie Frisch, and their son/artist-in-training Jonas.

His current body of work, featured at The Burkholder Project and the LUX Center for the Arts, stems from an evolving interest in the architecture and story of homes. He draws heavy influence from painters such as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, as well as contemporary artists like Dan McCarthy and Daniel Danger.

His full portfolio is at

Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey's collection of poems Hyacinth (Lithic Press) is currently a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He is the editor of Fruita Pulp, an online poetry journal. He won the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize in 2013 and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, Colorado Journeys, Fat City Review, Grand Valley Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Ossuary Whispers, SHAMPOO and SP CE.

Steve Langan

Steve Langan is the author of the poetry collections Freezing, Notes on Exile and Other Poems, Meet Me at the Happy Bar and the forthcoming What It Looks Like, How It Flies.

Nate Logan

Nate Logan's work has recently appeared in Finery and Moss Trill. He's the editor of Spooky Girlfriend Press and a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas.

Zachary Schomburg

Zachary Schomburg is the author of The Book of Joshua, now available at Black Ocean, and three other previous books of poems. He co-edits Octopus Books and co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series from where he lives in Portland, OR.

Mathias Svalina

Mathias Svalina is the author of three books, most recently The Explosions from Subito Press. He is an editor for Octopus Books. Big Lucks Press will release his book Wastoid in the fall of 2014.

Zach Vesper

Zach Vesper is a poet living in Omaha, Nebraska. Lately he's been at work on a procedural manuscript based on The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick.