Issue 1 Contributors
Denise Duhamel is the author, most recently, of Blowout (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), Ka-Ching! (Pittsburgh, 2009), Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005), and Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001). She is the guest editor for The Best American Poetry 2013. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she is a professor at Florida International University in Miami.
Elisa Gabbert is the author of The Self Unstable (Black Ocean, 2013) and The French Exit (Birds, LLC, 2010), as well as a recent collaborative chapbook co-written with Kathleen Rooney, The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere to Go (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). She lives in Denver and blogs at The French Exit. Follow her on Twitter: @egabbert.
Ross Gay is the author of Against Which (CavanKerry Press, 2006) and Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), and co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of a forthcoming collaborative book of garden poems which will be published by Organic Weapon Arts in 2014. He is also working on a nonfiction book about African American farming. Ross was a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a nonprofit, free-fruit-for-all public orchard. He teaches at Indiana University and is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow.
D. Gilson is a PhD student in American Literature & Culture at George Washington University. His work has appeared in Assaracus, Beloit Poetry Journal, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. His first chapbook, Catch & Release, won the 2011 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize from Seven Kitchens Press, and his second, Brit Lit, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2013. Follow him on Twitter: @dgilson.
Jeffrey Haynes is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as Managing Editor of the minnesota review. His work has appeared in Word Riot, Lunch Ticket, The Mayo Review, and The Hollins Critic. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, and wishes he had at least 3 cats.
Harlan Kelly is a slam poet and radio host living in Bloomington, Indiana. He is the lead singer of Fly Painted Feathers.
Scott Miles is an MFA candidate in poetry at Indiana University. His poem “Ode to the Gods of French Cinema” was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy for Best New Poets 2013.
Carrie Murphy is the author of the poetry collection Pretty Tilt (Keyhole Press, 2012) and the chapbook Meet the Lavenders (Birds of Lace, 2011). Her second full-length book, Fat Daises, is forthcoming in 2014 from Big Lucks Books. She received an MFA from New Mexico State University and works as a teacher, freelance writer, and doula. Follow her on Twitter: @carriemurph.
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a member of Poems While You Wait. She is the author of six books of poetry and nonfiction, including Robinson Alone (Gold Wake Press, 2012). Her debut novel, O, Democracy!, is forthcoming from Fifth Star Press in 2014. With Elisa Gabbert, she is the author of the chapbook The Kind of Beauty That Has Nowhere To Go (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Follow her on Twitter: @KathleenMRooney.
Amory Sivertson is a singer/songwriter and the studio director for Radio Boston at WBUR. A Cleveland native, Amory lives in Boston, where she studied acting at Emerson College and worked as a morning-drive D.J. and member of the music staff for WERS 88.9FM. Her full-length albums include Human and How to Run Away. Follow her on Twitter: @amorymusic.
Will Stockton is Associate Professor of English at Clemson University. With D. Gilson, he has authored a book of poems and essays entitled Crush (Punctum Books, 2014) and a chapbook Gay Boys Write Straight Porn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). His poems have appeared in journals including Bloom, PANK, and Weave. Follow him on Twitter: @W_Stockton.