July 2017 Issue 9 Contributors

Wendy Cannella

Wendy Cannella's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fogged Clarity, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salamander, and 3 Nations Anthology. Her essay “Angels and Terrorists” is featured in The Room and The World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn from Syracuse University Press. She is a contributing editor for the Word Works Press.

Jack Freeman

Jack Freeman's work has recently appeared in Amsterdam Quarterlylit.catinter/rupture, and elsewhere. He lives in Texas.

Tim Frisch

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

His current body of work, featured online at tim-frisch.com, 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 printmakers like Dan McCarthy and Daniel Danger.

Gavin Gao

Gavin Gao recently graduated with a BA in English and Creative Writing from The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where he received a Hopwood Award and the Arthur Miller Arts Award for his poetry. His work has appeared in, among others, The Michigan Daily, The Rise Up Review and The Oleander Review.

Ricky Garnie

Ricky Garni is a writer and graphic designer living in North Carolina. His work is widely available on the web, and he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on five occasions. His books include My Favorite Fifteen PresidentsMaybe Wavy2% Butterscotch, and Shadow Box Chocolate Cake. His latest collection, Hey, is dedicated to the memory of Faye Hunter.

Nick Greer

Nick Greer is a writer living in and originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He's an editor for Territory, a literary project about maps and other strange objects, and Goodnight, Sweet Prince, a digital literary zine about side characters in movies and other media. Recent writing can be found in 7x7.la, Salt Hill Journal, and wildness.

Jeffrey Hermann

By day, Jeffrey Hermann is a writer and communications strategist for technology companies. By night, he's a published poet. In between it all, the West Bloomfield, Mich., resident is a father, husband, and voracious reader of anything written down. His work has appeared in Pank Magazine and The Lullwater Review, and his poetry was recently awarded first place in the Springfed Arts writing contest.

M. A. Istvan Jr.

M. A. Istvan Jr., PhD, is an advocacy attorney who moonlights as a hotel pianist. Most of his breakthrough ideas come while forgotten by the crowd in the heat of his play. One evening last October, to give what has proven to be the most life-changing example, an idea came that has reignited his passion for supporting the most overlooked voices in our society: children. Why not empower children to sue their mothers, not just for things like abusing crack while pregnant with them, but even for bringing them into the world in the first place?

Jim Zola

Jim Zola has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a bookstore, as a teacher for deaf children, as a toy designer for Fisher Price, and currently as a children's librarian. Published in many journals through the years, his publications include a chapbook—The One Hundred Bones of Weather (Blue Pitcher Press)—and a full length poetry collection—What Glorious Possibilities (Aldrich Press). He currently lives in Greensboro, N.C.