Issue Eight: Apocalypse

James Tadd Adcox‘s work has appeared in The Collagist, Red Lightbulbs, Mid-American Review, and the Safety Pin Review, among other places. He lives in Chicago.

Colleen Louise Barry  is a poet in the MFA program at UMass Amherst. Before this, she was a Publishing Assistant at Random House in New York City. She has a dog named Pilgrim who she taught to play dead (she’s hoping that will come in handy when it’s the apocalypse). Find her and her writing at

Ruth Baumann is an MFA student at the University of Memphis, & Poetry Editor of The Pinch. She attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop in 2012. Her poems are published or forthcoming in birdfeast, failbetter, PANK, Revolution House, THRUSH & other journals.

Matt McBrides most recent chapbook, Cities Lit by the Light Caught in Photographs, was released by H_NGM_N books last March. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Columbia Poetry Review, Cream City Review, FENCE, Forklift, Mississippi Review, and Smartish Pace amongst others.

Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Greensboro Review, Sink Review, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. He works as Education Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center in Buffalo, New York.

Logan Fry, an Ohio native,  lives in Austin, where he attends the University of Texas and is co-editor of Flag + Void. His poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio; Columbia Poetry Review; DIAGRAM; Caketrain; Dear Sir,; and elsewhere.

Anne Cecelia Holmes is the author of a chapbook, Junk Parade (dancing girl press 2012), and co-author with Lily Ladewig of the e-chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press 2011). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in jubilatConduit,Denver QuarterlyJellyfishInDigestPhoebeH_NGM_N, and others. She lives in Northampton, MA.

Suzanne Marie Hopcroft‘s poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Harpur Palate, Drunken Boat, Whiskey Island and PANK. Suzanne is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Yale University and writes from Long Beach, California.

Joseph Mulholland’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Inter/rupture, Heavy Feather Review, Alice Blue Review & The Madison Review. He lives in San Juan & is a graduate student at the Universidad de Puerto RicoRecinto de Río Piedras.

Jessica Poli is the author of The Egg Mistress (Gold Line Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in Sixth Finch, elimae, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Birdfeast, and currently studies in Syracuse University’s MFA program.

Alexis Pope is the author of the chapbook Girl Erases Girl (Dancing Girl Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Columbia Poetry Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, and Sixth Finch, among others. She lives in Ohio where she writes Courtney Love poems, co-curates The Big Big Mess Reading Series, and is Associate Editor for Whiskey Island Magazine. 

Kylan Rice has poetry published or forthcoming in Birdfeast, The Mayo Review, Brusque Magazine, Thrush, decomP magazinE, and elsewhere. He is editor for Likewise Folio.He lives in Utah.

MH Rowe‘s work is forthcoming or has appeared in Horse Less Review, Strange Machine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Millions. Women think he must be a king, and men think he must be a king, but children think his dad must be a king because to children parents are the most important thing in the world.

Bret Shepard has lived in Barrow (AK), Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He is currently in the graduate program at the University of Nebraska, where he also teaches writing. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in American Letters and CommentaryCopper NickelFIELD, PANK, PermafrostWhiskey Island,and elsewhere.

 Nance Van Winckel has two new books out in 2013: Pacific Walkers, her sixth collection of poems, and Boneland, her fourth book of linked stories. The recipient of two NEA Poetry Fellowships and awards from the Poetry Society of America, Poetry, and Prairie Schooner, she has new poems in The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poetry Northwest, Crazyhorse, Field, and Gettysburg Review. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. To see more of this work, click here:

Mike Wall’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Jellyfish, Interrupture a Journal of Poetry and Art, iO: A Journal for New American Poetry,Ghost Proposal, TENDERLOIN, and The New Megaphone.  He is the Promotions Editor at Slope Editions and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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