Issue Two

Erika Jo Brown

is from New York. Her chapbook, What a Lark!, was published by Further Adventures Press in 2011. Her poems can be found or are forthcoming in publications including Spork, Transom, Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock, H_NGM_N and Forklift, Ohio. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she currently works at a university art museum.

Josh Fomon 

is an MFA candidate at the University of Montana and serves as Editor-in-Chief for CutBank. He has poems forthcoming from Caketrain and iO: A Journal of New American Poetry. He contributes poetry book reviews for Read This Awesome Book.

Joshua R. Helms

is a candidate in the MFA program at The University of Alabama. His poems and fictions appears or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, elimae, H_NGM_N, Monkeybicycle, NANO Fiction, PANK, Stoked, TYPO, and Used Furniture Review.

Lauren Leavitt

is studying to be a Physician Assistant in Orlando, Florida. She loves medicine but will never stop writing and sharing. A thing about her poems—you can become them.

Carrie Lorig

lives in Minneapolis, MN. She has an orange bike for legs and a shattered cheek. She thinks it is beautiful when seeds repeat themselves. She blogs, but not very well, at

Gina Myers

is the author of A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009) and several chapbooks, including False Spring (forthcoming from Spooky Girlfriend Press). She lives in Atlanta, GA where she makes books for Lame House Press and is an Assistant Editor for Coconut Magazine.

Ted Powers

lives in Massachusetts. His poems have appeared in Strange MachineNOO JournalGlitterPonyJellyfish, and Sixth Finch, among others.

Nate Pritts

is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Sweet Nothing which Publishers Weekly describes as “both baroque and irreverent, banal and romantic, his poems […] arrive at a place of vulnerability and sincerity.” He is the founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N, an online journal & small press.

Gregory Sherl

his most recent books include Heavy Petting (YesYes Books, 2011), The Oregon Trail is the Oregon Trail (MLP, 2012), the Chapbook Last Night Was Worth Talking About (NAP, 2012), and Monogamy Songs (Future Tense Books, 2012). You should email him at and he will talk to you for hours about Dana Scully’s pantsuits.

Janey Smith

lives in San Francisco, California. Her little book of stories, Animals, is published by plain wrap press (San Francisco, 2011). Her little book of poems, The Snow Poems, will be published by NAP (Indianapolis, 2012).

Marcus Speh

is a German writer, who lives in Berlin. He really writes short fiction on stones, shells and other found objects. When it rains, some words disappear, others appear magically. This happens over and over again. He is working on a fat SF novel now, which will require many stones. Marcus blogs permanently at

Nick Sturm

is the author of the chapbook WHAT A TREMENDOUS TIME WE’RE HAVING! (iO Books, 2012). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Aesthetix, Catch Up, Dark Sky, Forklift, Ohio, Jellyfish, Red Lightbulbs, Sixth Finch, TYPO, and elsewhere. His reviews and interviews can be found widely in places like Coldfront, HTMLGIANT, and Bookslut. He is associate editor of YesYes Books and curator of THE BIG BIG MESS READING SERIES.

Paige Taggart

lives in Brooklyn. Her chapbook DIGITAL MACRAMÉ was released by Poor Claudia (Feb 2011), and Polaroid Parade from Greying Ghost Press (July 2011). The Ice Poems are forthcoming with DoubleCross Press. Find more here:

Elena Tomorowitz

is a PhD student at the University of Southern Mississippi where she studies Creative Writing and plans on making a ton of money one day. She has poems forthcoming from or appearing in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Blue Earth Review, Barn Owl Review, Red Lightbulbs and others. She divides her time between Cleveland and Hattiesburg.

Joshua Ware

lives in Denver, CO. His first book, Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (Furniture Press), was published earlier this year. In addition to three chapbooks, his work has appeared in many journals, such as American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, New American Writing, and Quarterly West.

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