Issue 1.3 Contributors

Caleb Agnew grew up in central Maryland and studied English Literature and classical Greek as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He now lives with his fiancé in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is a first year doctoral student in English Literature at the University of Virginia. Caleb focuses his studies primarily on twentieth century Anglophone poetry, and his current research projects involve the poetry of W. H. Auden, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott.

Jose Angel Araguz is a 2014 Canto Mundo fellow and has had work most recently in Barrow Street, Gulf Coast, Slipstream, and Right Hand Pointing. He is presently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.

Chelsea Biondolillo is originally from Portland, Oregon, and currently lives in Wyoming. Her prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, Fourth River, Passages North, River Teeth, Diagram, and others. She has an MFA from the University of Wyoming in creative writing and environmental studies, and is, right now, probably thinking about vultures.

Maggie Blake’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Tar River, Slipstream, The Southern Poetry Anthology, and elsewhere. Her poem “Topography” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Switchback. She is currently engaged in the Sewanee School of Letters MFA program. During the year, she teaches high school in Atlanta, GA.

Beau Boudreaux teaches English in Continuing Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans.  His first book-length collection Running Red, Running Redder was published in the spring of 2012 by Cherry Grove Collections.  He has published his poetry in journals including Antioch Review and Cream City Review, and in anthologies including The Southern Poetry Anthology.

Katherine Faigen graduated from Bryn Mawr College with her A.B. in English and minors in Creative Writing and French. She taught English and writing and coached crew at the Knox School, where she also headed the Poetry Out Loud program. Currently, Katherine is finishing her MFA in poetry at Emerson College where she teaches in the First Year Writing Program. She also works in Berklee College of Music’s writing center and coaches the Somerville/Everett high school rowing team. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Moondance, Words Apart, and 48 Review.

Jeremy Allan Hawkins is a poet and a critic born in New York. His work has appeared in Harvard Review, Tin House, and Ninth Letter, among other journals. He is an alumnus of the New York City Teaching Fellows, the US Fulbright Program, and currently lives in France. In at least one of a multitude of alternate universes he is taking a break to reread Cavafy.

Kim Henderson is the author of The Kind of Girl, which won the Seventh Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest.  Her stories have appeared in Tin House, H_NGM_N, Cutbank, Tupelo Quarterly, River Styx,The Southeast Review, New South, and elsewhere.  She lives with her husband on a mountain in Southern California, where she chairs the Creative Writing program at Idyllwild Arts Academy.

Donnarkevic Weston, WV. MFA National University. Recent poetry has appeared in Bijou Poetry Review, Naugatuck River Review, Prime Number, and Off the Coast. Poetry Chapbooks include Laundry, published by Main Street Rag. Plays have received readings in Chicago, New York, and Virginia. FutureCycle Press published Admissions, a book of poems, in 2013.

Denton Loving lives on a farm near the historic Cumberland Gap, where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia come together. He works at Lincoln Memorial University, where he co-directs the annual Mountain Heritage Literary Festival and serves as executive editor of drafthorse: the literary journal of work and no work. His fiction, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in River Styx, Flyleaf, [PANK], Main Street Rag and in numerous anthologies. Follow him on twitter @DentonLoving.

Neil Mathison is an essayist and short-story writer who has been a naval officer, a nuclear engineer, an expatriate businessman living in Hong Kong, a corporate vice-president, and a stay-at-home-dad. His essays and short stories have appeared in The Ontario Review, Georgia Review, Southern Humanities Review, North American Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Agni, Under the Sun, and elsewhere. Neil’s essay, “Volcano: an A to Z” was recognized as a “notable essay” in Best American Essays 2010. A second essay, “Wooden Boat,” was recognized as a “notable essay” in Best American Essays 2013. Neil’s author’s website link is

Caridad Moro’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including The Comstock Review, The Crab Orchard Review, MiPoesias, The Seattle Review, Slipstream, Spillway, CALYX, The Pedestal, Fifth Wednesday Review, The Lavender Review, As/Us: Women of the World Journal and others.  She is the recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry, and twice nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her award winning chapbook Visionware is available from Finishing Line Press ( She resides in Miami, FL.

Andrea Jurjević O’Rourke’s poems have recently appeared in Harpur Palate, Raleigh Review, Barrelhouse, Verse Wisconsin, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She is the 2013 Robinson Jeffers Tor Prize Winner. A native of Croatia, she lives in Atlanta where she writes and translates, paints (oils on cotton paper and acrylics on canvas), and teaches English.

Gail Peck is the author of three full-length books of poetry and three chapbooks. Her first full-length, Drop Zone, won the Texas Review Breakthrough Contest.  Other collections are Thirst, Counting the Lost, From Terezin, Foreshadow, and New River which won the Harperprints Award.  Poems and essays have appeared in Southern Review, Nimrod, Greensboro Review, Brevity, Connotation Press, Comstock, Stone Voices, and elsewhere.  Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart, and one essay was cited as a “notable” for “Best American Essays, 2013.”

Kenneth Pobo had a chapbook published in 2013 called Placemats by Eastern Point Press.  His work has appeared in: Indiana Review, Mudfish, Nimrod, Hawaii Review, and elsewhere.

Sean Prentiss is the co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre, a craft anthology that examines creative nonfiction. He lives on a small lake in northern Vermont and serves as an assistant professor at Norwich University. You can read more of his work here.

C.A. Schaefer is a doctoral fellow at the University of Utah, where she has taught creative writing and been a managing editor of Quarterly West. Her work has appeared in Passages North, Tidal Basin Review, Western Humanities Review, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She lives in Salt Lake City with her partner and two small beasts.

Steven Stam is English Teacher, Writer, and Track/Cross Country coach from Jacksonville, Florida. Steven has a MA in English Literature from the University of North Florida and a BA in English from the University of Florida. He writes primarily flash fiction, believing the model fits modern society’s desire for instant gratification. His work can be found in Gravel Magazine, the Winter 2013 issue of Emerge Literary Journal, the East Jasmine Review, and he will soon be appearing on Fiction Southeast.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson‘s new book is called The Courier’s Archive & Hymnal, just out from Sidebrow Books. He lives in Tucson, where he edits The Volta and Letter Machine Editions.

Sarah Ann Winn lives in Fairfax Virginia. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Apeiron Review, Avatar Review, Flycatcher, Great Weather for Media, Lunch Ticket, San Pedro River Review, and Vector Press, and 111O, among others. Currently, she teaches poetry in public schools through a Sally Merton Fellowship. Visit her at or follow her @blueaisling on Twitter.