Issue Six

Matthew Burnside‘s work has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in Ninth Letter, >kill author, Gargoyle, PANK, Contrary, Pear Noir!, and NAP, among others. His favorite candy is anything sour. Kindness is the sexiest thing in the world to him.

Sarah Cook  invented disbelief. Her chapbook, a meadowed king, is forthcoming from dancing girl press.

Sadie DuPuis is a writer and artist living in Northampton, MA. Her work has appeared in Spin, Nylon, and Prefix Magazine, among others. She also plays guitar and sings in a loud rock band called Speedy Ortiz.

Kallie Falandays is a poet and citrus lover living in Wichita, Kansas. She is trying to find new ways to breathe. She is the editor of Kenning Journal.

A.T. Grant lives in Minneapolis. He makes songs as New South Bear. You can hear songs here. He wants to play music or read poems in your house (or garage or almost anywhere else). His writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Horse Less Review, Sixth Finch, Radioactive Moat, and La Petite Zine.

Scott Hammer is the author of the poetry chapbook Mock Draw. His writing has appeared in HTMLGIANT, La Petite Zine, Noo Weekly, The Baltimore Review, Lungfull! and others. He is currently living and writing in Philadelphia. He can be reached through

Matt Hart  is the author of four books of poems, most recently Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2012).  A fifth collection, Debacle Debacle, is forthcoming from H_NGM_N BKS in 2013. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinna.

Shannon Hozinec  is a steel ladyframe caught under the smothering of a thousand thatched mattresses.  Her other work has appeared in or is forthcoming from elimae, Birdfeast, Specter Magazine, Pear Noir!, & others, and she runs VECTOR PRESS (

RJ Ingram  is an Ohio native living in Oakland, California & studying at Saint Mary’s College of California where he serves as assistant poetry editor of Mary. His work can be found in Alice Blue Review, Revolution House, & Strange Machine among others. His chapbook The Little Book of Sad Magicians is currently a finalist of Button Poetry’s “Exploding Pinecone Chapbook Contest.” When not writing poetry, RJ can be found lobbying congress for homeless youth.

Kate Litterer is currently in her third year of her MFA at UMass, Amherst. She is thinking about birds, love, and femininity in these poems: as power, messengers, tools, love, food, warriors, architecture, cures, mythologies, and fire. She hopes you enjoy reading them.

BJ Love is the author of Michigander, Bastards, and with Friedrich Kerksieck, FossilYes, I’m Sure This Was a Beautiful Place, a chapbook written with Lucas Pingel, is forthcoming. Additionally, BJ co-curates the Seersucker SHOTS reading series with Erika Jo Brown, and teaches at Savannah State University. If you want to, you can email him at:

Carlin Mackie‘s work has appeared in Hobart, Copper Nickel, and the Cupboard, among others. He lives in Western Massachusetts and studies in the MFA program for Poets and Writers at UMass.

Marc Paltrineri has had poems published in Washington Square, Sixth Finch, H_NGM_N, Redivider, Poems by Sunday, and elsewhere. He is a cofounder and coeditor of the hand-bound poetry journal Sun’s Skeleton. He lives down by the bay, in New Hampshire, where the watermelons grow.  

Katie Willingham has a BA in English from Macalester College where she received honors for her poetry manuscript. She now resides in Arlington, VA where she sells cheese, writes poetry, and makes video book reviews for her blog Brave Little Books. This year she took first place in the summer poetry contest by A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.

Corey Zellers work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Caketrain, Hobart, Redivider, The Awl, and others. He has pieces scheduled to appear in Diagram, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Salt Hill, New York Tyrant, and an anthology Saul Williams is putting together for MTV Books. His book Man vs. Sky is forthcoming from YesYes Books. He serves as an associate editor at Mud Luscious Press.

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