Issue Fourteen

Holly Amos is the author of the chapbook This Is A Flood (H_NGM_N BKS, 2012). She co-curates The Dollhouse Reading Series and is the Editorial Assistant for Poetry magazine. Her poems have appeared in The BakeryBateauForklift, OhioH_NGM_NLEVELERMatterPhantom LimbRHINO; and elsewhere.

Ansley Clark is a freelance writer and MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also teaches creative writing.  Her work has appeared in Smoking Glue Gun, B O D Y, The Volta, Spork, Mead, and elsewhere. Poems and essays are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Berkeley Poetry Review, and Nowhere.

Max Cohen is an east Texan transplant to beautiful Northampton who just finished his first year in the MFA program at UMass Amherst. He is previously unpublished, although he will have work in a future issue of Big Big Wednesday. As a result he doesn’t really know what to say here.

Kelly Connor lives in Nebraska. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Diagram, Vector, and Ghost Proposal, among others. Favorite food: Breads.

Juliet Cook  is a grotesque glitter witch medusa hybrid brimming with black, grey, silver and purple explosions. Her poetry has appeared in a peculiar multitude of literary publications, most recently including Arsenic Lobster, Menacing Hedge, Mojave River Review and Tarpaulin Sky Press. You can find out more at

Michelle Dove is the author of Radio Cacophony, forthcoming from Big Lucks Books. Recent writing appears or will appear in Chicago ReviewAlice Blue ReviewDIAGRAM, NightBlock, and Sixth Finch. She lives in Washington, DC.

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.

Donora Hillard is the author of The Aphasia Poems (S▲L, 2014), Covenant (Gold Wake Press, 2012), and other collections of poetry and hybrid text. Her work appears in Hint Fiction (W.W. Norton & Company), Monkeybicycle, Pedagogy, Women in Clothes (Penguin), and elsewhere. The projects she has been involved in have been featured by CNN, Lybba, MSNBC, and the Poetry Foundation. She teaches medical humanities in Ohio, where she lives with her fiancé.

Megan Kaminski  is the author of Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012) and seven chapbooks of poetry. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence, KS.

Thomas Kane has an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in English from University of Missouri. While in Pittsburgh, he co-translated and edited Tomaz Salamun’s collection There’s the Hand and There’s the Arid Chair (Counterpath, 2009). Other of his Question-Answer poems can be found in Sixth Finch, inter/rupture, Better: Culture & Lit, and Anti-.

Roberto Montes is the author of I DON’T KNOW DO YOU (Ampersand Books, 14) and “HOW TO BE SINCERE IN YOUR POETRY” WORKSHOP now available in full His poetry and critical work has appeared or is forthcoming from Coconut Magazine, Sink Review, Interrupture, Alice Blue Review, & elsewhere.

Erin Mullikin is the author of the chapbook, Strategies for the Bromidic (dancing girl press). Her poems, short fiction, and book reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such as elsewhere, ColdfrontSpork, and inter | rupture. She is the editor-in-chief for Salt Hill Journal and a founding editor for the online poetry journal, NightBlock, and the small literary press, Midnight City Books.

Robert Andrew Perez lives in Berkeley, California. He works for the English departments of UC Berkeley and Saint Mary’s College (where he earned his BA and MFA, respectively.) He is an associate editor for speCt!, a letterpress imprint based out of Oakland. His work can be found in publications such as The Cortland Review and The Offending Adam and forthcoming in Omniverse and Manor House Quarterly.

Bonnie Roy teaches and studies literature in Davis, California. Her poems have appeared in journals including Diagram, Caketrain, and Boaat. She recently collaborated with Joshua Clover on his translation of Jean-Marie Gleize’s Tarnac: A Preparatory Act.

Amy Jo Trier-Walker received her MFA in poetry at Columbia College Chicago, and she lives behind a dune in Indiana. She is not the woman in the dunes although she does dig for sand. Crows know when your neighbors die before you do, so they fear your messages and will not deliver them. Especially messages that scold strangers into writing love poems back without a return address except for your traces in sand. Such traces of hers can be found in or are forthcoming from Map Points, Gritty Silk, Black Tongue Review, and LEVELER, among others.

Ariana Turiansky will be an MFA candidate at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas this fall. She received her BA in English from Shippensburg University as well as an undergraduate research grant to study contemporary poetics and pedagogy. In 2013 she received a fellowship from the Stadler Center for Poetry. Her poems have recently appeared in likewise folio and are forthcoming elsewhere.

Joshua Young is the author of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE (Plays Inverse Press) and three other collections. He is editor-in-chief of The Lettered Streets Press and Associate Director of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. He lives in the Wicker Park neighborhood with his family.

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