Issue Nine


Nathan Blake‘s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The CollagistPANK, Monkeybicycle, Word Riot, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review and kill author, among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech and copilots Cloud Rodeo.

Elizabeth Chereskin‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, elimae, Bateau and elsewhere. Her chapbook, come with me to Des Moines, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N Books. She holds an MFA from Columbia College in Chicago, where, as you might guess, she currently lives.

Tracy Dimond is co-curator at Ink Press Productions and the author of Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press, 2013).  She spends her extra time running around Baltimore.  You can find her on the internet at

Zachary Zalman Green is the poetry editor and co-founder of Ghost Proposal magazine. His work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, plain china, Jellyfish Magazine, Phantom Limb and Whiskey Island. He was selected by Jaswinder Bolina as a second-place recipient of the 2010 & ’11 Elma Stuckey Poetry Award.

Christine Hou is a poet, critic, and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include Accumulations (Publication Studio, 2010) and C O N C R E T E  S O U N D (2011), a collaborative artists’ book with Audra Wolowiec. Additional poems appear in Weekday, EOAGHCritical CorrespondenceBone Bouquet, and Belladonna #148. More at

Matthew Mahaney  is the author of Your Attraction to Sharp Machines (BatCat Press, 2013). Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Barn Owl Review, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Paper Darts, Salt Hill, and Sixth Finch.

Roberto Montes‘s first collection, I DON’T KNOW DO YOU, is forthcoming from Ampersand Books in 2014. His chapbook, HOW TO BE SINCERE IN YOUR POETRY WORKSHOP, will be released by NAP in Fall 2013. His work has appeared or is forthcoming from The New MegaphoneForklift, Ohio The Best of the Net 2011 Anthology; LOG and elsewhere. He reads poetry for Sixth Finch. He currently lives in Queens.

John Myers grew up in the Endless Mountains and now lives in Tucson. He has work forthcoming in LUNGFULL! and Word For/Word and has recent poems on The Bakery Poetry. His websites are called Ineffectual Effigy.

Emily O’Neill is a proud Jersey girl who tells loud stories in her inside voice because she wants to keep you close. Her most recent work is present or forthcoming in Sugar House Review, Weave Magazine, Whiskey Island, Paper Darts and FRiGG Magazine, among others. She edits nonfiction for Printer’s Devil Review. You can pick her brain at

Anthony Opal lives near Chicago and edits The Economy.  His work has appeared in Poetry, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. To read more, visit

Cate Peebles‘ poems have appeared in a number of online and print publications, including: Boston Review, Tin House, Everyday Genius, Octopus, Lit, SixthFinch and Forklift, Ohio. Her fastest marathon time is currently a few seconds north of 3hrs and 35 minutes, she lives in Queens, talks about cheese all day, and co-edits the online magazine, Fou (

Hajara Quinn splits her time between Ithaca, NY, where she is currently an MFA candidate at Cornell University, and Portland, OR. She is an assistant editor for Octopus Books, and the author of the chapbook Unnaysayer (Flying Object, 2013).

Kim Stoll is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Arizona. In the hot, bright southwest, she waits until the moon is full and the air is crisp to wander off into the desert wilderness in search of, she’s not sure what. She cannot help her animal self. Her work has recently appeared/will be appearing in BirdfeastAlice Blue ReviewPermafrostplain china, and Stone Highway.

Jake Syersak will be entering the University of Arizona’s MFA program in the fall. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in DIAGRAM, Coconut Poetry Journal and Conjunctions (Web).

Evan White is Managing Editor of Slope Editions. Poems and reviews have appeared in Strange Machine, Jellyfish, iO, decomP, and elsewhere. He lives next door to the hot tub dealership.

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