Contributors



Julie Buckles
lives near Lake Superior with her husband, two children, and a team of Siberian huskies. She is the author of Paddling to Winter: A Couple’s Wilderness Journey from Lake Superior to the Canadian North. She teaches at Northland College and is a regular contributor to Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life.

Fatherless
(Rockford/London) has consistently pushed forward with a counter-intuitive approach to not just screen printing, but artist collaboration as well. The name Fatherless represents an effort by multiple artists combining each other’s imagery in a chaotic and detached sense influenced by our current consumer driven social climate. A good portion of imagery in a Fatherless print is re-contextualized from our current throw away culture, creating a finished piece that stands alone, and therefore cannot claimed by any individual artist in the group.

Greg Gossel was born in 1982 in western Wisconsin. With a background in design, his work is an expressive interplay of many diverse words, images, and gestures. Gossel’s multi-layered work illustrates a visual history of change and process that simultaneously features and condemns popular culture.

Jacob Griffin Hall was born outside of Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. There, he is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing. He acts as the Assistant Poetry Editor for the Mid-American Review.

Zachary Scott Hamilton is the editor for Mannequin Haus. His work appears in The modern anthology of surrealism (Salo press 2016) http://www.Infii2.Weebly.com

Dana Inez received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared in journals including Bone BouquetTwo Serious LadiesCoconut, and Terminus Magazine. Her fiction has been published in The Cortland Review, and her short story “Notes from a Risk Society” was nominated for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net in 2014.

Tatiana M.R. Johnson is a writer and artist living in Boston. Her mission as an artist is to foster healing and wholeness through creative expression. She hopes that people feel heard and seen with the work she produces.

L.S. McKee’s poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Crazyhorse, Birmingham Poetry Review, Oversound, New England Review Digital, Blackbird, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Maryland and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford University. She lives in Atlanta.

Sage Perrott, aka Haypeep, is a printmaker and educator originally from West Virginia. Her artwork features grumpy, lumpy, ghost-like creatures situated in cramped, often humorous circumstances. Perrott currently lives in Logan, Utah with her partner and three cats.

Monique Quintana is an M.F.A. Fiction candidate and president of the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA) at California State University, Fresno. She is a Squaw Valley Writers Fellow, and the Senior Associate Fiction Editor of The Normal School literary magazine. She has been published in Huizache, Bordersenses, and the Mount Island Review, among others. Just like all her characters, she was born and raised in Fresno.

Tony Riff is a London based illustrator with a love of experimenting and playing around with different visual styles and characters, his creations are a reflection of all the visual influences he had growing up, from cartoons, tv shows, and computer games, he uses a variety of mediums but feels most at home with a biro pen.

Peter Selgin’s Drowning Lessons won the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Award. He has also written a novel, two books on the writer’s craft, an essay collection, and The Inventors, a memoir. He teaches at Antioch University and is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College & State

Dereck Seltzer (Haunted Euth) is a Los Angeles based artist known primarily for the use of pattern and vivid color in his flat, 2 dimensional works. His subject matter focuses on a visual lexicon of fetishisms, narcotics, forgotten pop cultural figures and a touch of stained nostalgia left over from his childhood, spent alone, wandering the streets of Hollywood, CA.

Zhou Sivan was born in Malaysia, and now lives in Chicago. He is the author of two chapbooks, Zero Copula (Delete Press, 2015) and Sea Hypocrisy (forthcoming from Doublecross Press and Projective Industries, 2016). Recent poems have appeared in Lana Turner, Almost Island, Asymptote, The Margins: Asian American Writers’ Workshop and The Little Basket 2016 (Fixi Novo).

Gary Taxali is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist and illustrator who creates retro stylized art reminiscent of depression era advertising, typography and packaging in the realm of pop art, and has garnered many awards (including a 2009 Grammy nomination for album art for Aimee Mann).  His major influences are Andy Warhol, Ray Jonson, The Fleischer Brothers, the Russian Avante-Garde, 1930s and 1940s packaging design, advertising and typography.  He sits on the Stamp Advisory Counsel for Canada Post, is a frequent international speaker, is tenured faculty at OCAD U (Art + Design University), and has exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Contemporary Art Museum of Rome and the Andy Warhol Museum. His clients include: Royal Canadian Mint, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Fortune, New York Times, Sony, Warner Brothers, Converse, Nintendo, Gap Inc./Old Navy, Harry Rosen, Wall Street Journal, GQ and others.   See http://www.garytaxali.com for more info.

Al Teodosio is a writer from Vermont. Two black cats live in his house. He draws inspiration from music, things overheard, and fantasies.

Adam Vines is an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is editor of Birmingham Poetry Review and director of the English Honors Program. He is the author of two collections and has published recently in Poetry, Hopkins Review, and Subtropics.

Suhasini Yeeda is a writer, visual artist, and an unapologetic addict of cooking competition shows. She is a first generation Indian-American who grew up in Dallas, Texas. She was the senior editor of Aries Literary Journal, the multimedia editor for LUMINA Journal, and is the current editorial intern for No Tokens Journal. She graduated with her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2015.

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