Contributors' Notes

Issue Thirteen, August 2010

Gabriel Blackwell's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Conjunctions, Web Conjunctions, The Collagist, Puerto del Sol, and Uncanny Valley.

Floyd Cheung teaches at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. His essays and poems have appeared in the Naugatuck River Review, the Asian Pacific American Journal, the New Verse News, the Journal of American Culture, the Apple Valley Review, and other journals.

Anna Clark is a 2010 Fellow with the Peter Jennings Center for Journalists and the Constitution. Her writing has appeared in The American Prospect, Salon, The Nation, UTNE Reader, AlterNet, Writers' Journal, and other publications. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Warren Wilson College's MFA Program for Writers. She edits the website, Isak and lives in Detroit, Michigan. In 2011, Anna will be headed to Nairobi, Kenya as part of a Fulbright fellowship in creative writing.

Darby M. Dixon III can be found in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, doing marketing by day and other stuff at night. He blogs, sporadically, at Thumb Drives and Oven Clocks.

Danielle Dutton 's S P R A W L is available now from Siglio Press. Her first book Attempts at a Life was published by Tarpaulin Sky Press in 2007. She teaches in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, designs books at Dalkey Archive Press, and edits Dorothy, a publishing project.

Kathryn Houghton holds an MFA in fiction from Eastern Washington University. She lives in Michigan and her favorite animal is the meerkat.

Andrea Kneeland 's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Annalemma, Wigleaf, Smokelong Quarterly, Quick Fiction, NOO Journal, Caketrain and American Letters & Commentary, among others. Her short story collection, the Birds & the Beasts is forthcoming from COW HEAVY in 2011. She is a web editor for Hobart.

Mary Miller is the author of a short story collection, Big World, and a chapbook, Less Shiny.  Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly, Fiction, Black Clock, Mississippi Review, Indiana Review, Oxford American, and many others.

Alec Niedenthal has work in Agriculture ReaderSleepingfishCaketrain, and other places. He is a contributor to the literature blog HTMLGiant. 

Adam Novy lives in southern California. The Avian Gospels is his first novel.

Brynn Saito's poetry has been anthologized in Helen Vendler's Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology, 3rd ed and From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900-2002, edited by Ishmael Reed.  Her work has also appeared in Pleiades, Harpur Palate, and Copper Nickel. In 2008, she was awarded a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellowship.  Currently, she lives in San Francisco.

Steven D. Schroeder's first book of poetry is Torched Verse Ends (BlazeVOX [books]). His poems are available or forthcoming from New England Review, Pleiades, The Journal, diode, and Verse Daily. He edits the online poetry journal Anti-, serves as a contributing editor for River Styx, and works as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

Joseph Scapellato was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. Currently he teaches as an adjunct professor in the English/Creative Writing Department at Susquehanna University and Bucknell University.  His work appears/is forthcoming in UNSAID, Gulf Coast, SmokeLong Quarterly, Post Road, and others. He occasionally blogs at

Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of several books of poems, most recently Satin Cash and Blue Venus (both with Persea Books). Her awards include a Rona Jaffe Award for Emerging Women Writers and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she is editor of Acquainted With the Night: Insomnia Poems and All That Mighty Heart: London Poems. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Denver Quarterly, Image, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Slate, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Yale Review, and the Best American Poetry Series. She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.