Issue Twelve: FOE


Emily Bludworth de Barrios is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her poems have recently appeared in  B O D YMatterPhiladelphia Stories, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Extraordinary Power, is forthcoming fromFactory Hollow Press. Find her online at

Kristin Gilchrist ‘s poems have most recently appeared in the Prism Review  and H_NGM_N.  She is a fan of Jane Jacobs and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Trey Jordan Harris lives in Missouri. Other recent poems appear in Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM, Everyday Genius, The Nashville Review, and as a broadside from Thrush Press.

Laurel Hunt is currently an MFA candidate at the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. Her recent poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from Pleiades; Forklift, Ohio; Slice; Whiskey Island; Spinning Jenny; and elsewhere. She is not a ketchup heiress.

Martha Kreiner works as a registered nurse for Healthcare for the Homeless in Seattle and holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Michigan State University. Her work has appeared in “Hubbub.”

Jessica Morey-Collins is a California expat currently writing literary curriculum for a college prep school in Taipei, Taiwan. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Vinyl Poetry, Metazen, The Buddhist Poetry Review, Poetry Quarterly and elsewhere.

Philip Muller‘s poems have appeared in Forklift, Ohio, jellyfish magazine, H-NGM-N, and Pretty LIT. He is lives in Florida.

Curtis Perdue is the author of the chapbook You Will Island (H_NGM_N), and his poems have appeared in Bateau, Horse Less Review, iO, Sink Review, and Vinyl Poetry. He edits the online journal of poetry and art, inter|rupture. 

Daniel Scott Parker is the author of the chapbooks L’esprit de l’escalier (Chantepleure Press, 2013) and (i.e., jump) (Two Steps Press, forthcoming). He lives in Chicago, where he is an MFA Poetry candidate at Columbia College and is a co-curator for The Swell, a reading and performance series.

Curtis Rogers received his MFA in poetry from NYU. He has poems appearing or forthcoming in La Petite ZinePhantom Limb, and Vinyl Poetry. Currently, he lives and works in Washington, D.C.

Alexander Scalfano is a second year MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and comes from Alabama.  His poems appear in H_NGM_N, Smoking Glue Gun and Jellyfish.

Justin Sherwood‘s poems and essays have appeared in H_NGM_Nelimae,The Mackinac Review, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among others. He was selected for the 2012 Paul Violi Prize in Poetry at The New School, where he received his MFA in creative writing. He lives in Astoria, NY.

Nicole Steinberg is the author of Getting Lucky, newly released from Spooky Girlfriend Press, and the chapbooks Undressing and Birds of Tokyo (dancing girl press, 2014 and 2011, respectively). She is also the editor of Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens (SUNY Press, 2011). She founded Earshot, a New York reading series for emerging writers, and she currently lives in Philadelphia. Find her online at

Dillon J. Welch is a writer from Southern New Hampshire. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Gargoyle, Hobart, PANK, Switchback, and other journals. He is the author of I Fall in Love with Every Attractive Woman I Meet(NAP 2013) and is Poetry Co-Editor for the online quarterly, Swarm. Find him online at and follow him @dillonjwelch

C. McAllister Williams wrote WILLIAM SHATNER (alice blue books, 2010) and Neon Augury (Fact-Simile Editions, 2011). He lives in Milwaukee.

Jane Wongs poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Octopus, Mid-American Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Salt Hill, Best New Poets 2012, and The Arcadia Project. The recipient fellowships and scholarships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Fine Arts Work Center, she lives in Seattle where she’s a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington.

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