Issue Four

James Tadd Adcox‘s work has appeared in The Collagist, Mid-American Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and PANK. He is a founding editor of Artifice Magazine / Artifice Books. His book The Map of the System of Human Knowledge is available now from Tiny Hardcore Press (

Molly Brodak is the author of the book A Little Middle of the Night (U of Iowa Press, 2010) and the chapbook The Flood (Coconut Books, 2012) and is the current Poetry Fellow at Emory University.

Bruce Covey is the author of five books of poetry, including, most recently, Reveal: All Shapes & Sizes (Bitter Cherry, 2012) and Glass Is Really a Liquid (No Tell Books, 2010).  He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he edits Coconut Poetry and curates the What’s New in Poetry reading series.

Stephen Danos earned an MFA in Creative Writing – Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, Court GreenRealPoetikInter | rupture1913: a journal of formsThe DestroyerSou’wester, and elsewhere. He’s an Assistant Editor for YesYes Books and co-curates The Dollhouse Reading Series in Chicago.

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of six books of poetry and the editor of a forthcoming anthology, narrative (dis)continuities: prose experiments by younger american writers (Moria Books, 2012).  She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Ragdale Foundation.  Her poems and essays appear in The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, Third Coast, and Verse Daily.  A graduate of Washington University and the University of Missouri, Kristina is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Poetics at SUNY-Buffalo.

Laressa Dickey is a poet, dancer and somatic worker. She has 2 hand-bound chapbooks forthcoming from MIEL Books ( Born in Tennessee, she received her MFA in 2005 from the University of Minnesota, and now lives in Berlin. (

Patrick Haas is a freelance writer and editor in South Korea. Some of his other poems can be found in Salt Hill, Unstuck, Anomalous Press and elsewhere.

Gina Keicherwork has appeared or is forthcoming in DIAGRAMFoothillHarpur PalateH_NGM_NNano FictionNight TrainNinth Letter,Poets/ArtistsSlice, and Stone Canoe. She holds an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University, where she was the Lou Reed/Delmore Schwartz Scholar and won the Joyce Carol Oates Prize in Poetry.

Éireann Lorsung is the editor of 111O ( and co-runs MIEL, a micropress. Her first book, Music for Landing Planes By, was published by Milkweed Editions in 2007, and a second is forthcoming next summer. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in The Collagist, the Colorado Review, and Free Verse.

Matthew Mahaney was born in one place, grew up in another, and has since lived in several more. He currently lives in Tuscaloosa, where he teaches at the University of Alabama. His writing appears most recently/is forthcoming in Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, NANO Fiction, NAP, Redivider, and Salamander.

Ryan Ridge lives in California. His story collection, Hunters & Gamblers, was published by Dark Sky Books in 2011.  In 2013, Mud Luscious will publish his novel(la) American Homes. His most recent book (a limited edition chapbook) Hey, It’s America is out now from Rust Belt Bindery.

Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of the chapbooks Weed Over FlowerWhat Her Hair Says About HerDressing the Throat Plate(forthcoming), and Avoid Disaster (forthcoming). Sadre-Orafai is Atlanta Regional Editor for Coldfront Magazine and co-founding editor of The Night Outside and Josephine Quarterly. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University. Rebecca Cook was a Bread Loaf Margaret Bridgman Scholar in Fiction in 2009. She writes poetry and prose and has published in many journals, most recently in Grist, Southeast Review, The Cortland Review, Plume, and Stone Highway Review. She has a chapbook of poems, The Terrible Baby, available from Dancing Girl Press. Her first novel, Click, is forthcoming from Kitsune Books in 2013. She teaches creative writing at the University of TN Chattanooga, and blogs at

Diana Salier wrote LETTERS FROM ROBOTS and WIKIPEDIA SAYS IT WILL PASS. She tweets @dianasalier. She is wearing striped pajamas.

KMA Sullivan‘s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Potomac Review, Cream City Review, Gargoyle, >kill author, diode, Forklift, Ohio and elsewhere. She has been awarded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in creative non-fiction and from Vermont Studio Center in poetry. She is the editor of Vinyl Poetry and the owner/publisher of YesYes Books.

Hannah VanderHart lives in Annapolis, MD, and has poems in various places (111OPrick of the SpindleBerfrois and elsewhere). She regularly blogs forRuminate Magazine. Find her on twitter: @hmvanderhart.

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