Issue #41 Contributors

Cover art

“Dahlia,” 2015 photograph

by Suzette Barbier


Neil D. Anderson

Neil D. Anderson is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. His translations of Galician-language poetry have appeared in journals such as Asymptote, Circumference, Shearsman, The Bitter Oleander, and Drunken Boat.

José Angel Araguz

CantoMundo fellow and winner of RHINO Poetry’s 2015 Editor’s Prize, José Angel Araguz runs the poetry blog The Friday Influence. He is pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Cincinnati. His collection, Everything We Think We Hear, is forthcoming from Floricanto Press.

Asnia Asim

Asnia Asim grew up with the powerful, mystical influence of Sufi poetry and Urdu ghazal amidst the politically charged landscape of Pakistan. She now makes her home in the South of the United States. Her work has appeared in several print and online journals.

Carrie Bennett

Carrie Bennett is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and author of biography of water and several chapbooks, most recently The Expedition Notes and The Affair Fragments. Her second full-length poetry collection, The Land Is a Painted Thing, was selected by Kimiko Hahn for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection and will be published in 2016. After receiving her MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she moved to Somerville, Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.

Deborah J. Bennett

A graduate of the creative writing program at Boston University, Deborah J. Bennett both writes and translates poetry. Her translations have appeared in FUSION and her original poem "Knotted:  Impression" was selected by Robert Pinsky, David M. Parsons, Patricia Smith, Mary Szybist, and Roberto Tejada as one of the winners of the ekphrastic poetry contest sponsored by Artlines2 and the MFA Houston. Deborah teaches at Berklee College of Music and lives with her family in Boston.

Peter Brown

Peter Brown is a fiction writer and translator. He has published a translation of a book of poems by Emmanuel Merle, called Elsewhere on Earth, and a collection of short stories, A Bright Soothing Noise.

Gabrielle Campagnano

Gabrielle Campagnano is an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a teacher in New Haven, Connecticut. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tule Review, The Cossack and Kenning Journal, among others. She is at work on her first full-length collection of

Jean-Pierre Chambon

Jean-Pierre Chambon lives in Grenoble, where he works as a journalist. He has published some 20 books, mostly poetry and stories. He collaborates with painters, photographers, musicians and co-edits the poetry journal Voix d'encre. His most recent book is Tout venant, published by Editions Héros-Limite, in Geneva.

Charles D. Coe

Charles D. Coe is the author of two books of poetry, Picnic on the Moon (1999) and All Sins Forgiven: Poems for My Parents (2013), both published by Leapfrog Press. His novella Spin Cycles was published in 2014 by Gemma Media. He is currently an artist fellow with the St. Botolph Club of Boston.

Martha Collins

Martha Collins’s eighth book of poems, Admit One: An American Scrapbook, will be published in the Pitt Poetry Series in spring 2016. Collins has also published four volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry, and is editor-at-large for FIELD magazine.

Wyn Cooper

Wyn Cooper is the author of four books of poems, most recently Chaos is the New Calm (BOA Editions, 2010). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Southern Review, AGNI, 25 anthologies of contemporary poetry, and more than 100 magazines. For two years, he worked for the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, a think tank run by the Poetry Foundation. He has taught at Bennington and Marlboro colleges, the University of Utah, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and The Frost Place. He lives in Boston and Vermont and works as a freelance editor of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.

Jackie Craven

Jackie Craven has published her work in New Ohio Review, Mid-American Review, Water~Stone Review, and many other journals. Her fiction chapbook, Our Lives Became Unmanageable, is forthcoming from Omnidawn in fall 2016. She also writes about architecture and is the author of two books on interior design. She completed her Doctor of Arts in Writing from the University at Albany, New York.

Adam Day

Adam Day is author of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande, 2015), and is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship and a PEN Emerging Writers Award. He directs The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, Scotland, and Bernheim Forest.

Alberto de Lacerda

Alberto de Lacerda was born in Mozambique, a country he loved and wrote about his whole life, despite emigrating to Portugal as a teenager. He worked for the BBC in London and eventually taught at Boston University. A modernist if there ever was one, Lacerda’s poetry contains traces of displacement, a longing for and mistrust of place, and a sense of the self as the other. He died in 2007.

Chard deNiord

Chard deNiord is the Vermont Poet Laureate and author of five books of poetry, most recently Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and Night Mowing. (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, was published by Marick Press in 2011. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Providence College and lives in Putney, Vermont.

Mariya Deykute

Mariya Deykute was born in Russia, raised in Brooklyn and grew up in the UMass:Boston MFA program. She is a poet, performing artist and teacher, currently teaching literature to Navajo Nation students in New Mexico. History is important to her; as are words; as are poems; as are readers. She hopes to always write and never tire.

Sean Thomas Dougherty

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of 13 books including All You Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994- 2014 (2014 BOA Editions). Recent poems can be found in North American Review, and Best American Poetry 2014. He works in a pool hall in Erie, PA. His website is

Jehanne Dubrow

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of five poetry collections, including most recently The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico Press, 2015), Red Army Red (Northwestern University Press, 2012), and Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010). Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, The New England Review, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House and an Associate Professor of creative writing at Washington College, where she edits the national literary journal, Cherry Tree.

Valerie Duff-Strautmann

Valerie Duff-Strautmann is the poetry editor at Salamander. Her book reviews have appeared recently in PN Review (UK), The Critical Flame, and the Boston Globe. She is the 2015 Poetry Fellow at the Writers' Room of Boston.

Edison Dupree

Edison Dupree’s collection Prosthesis was published in the Bluestem Award series, and recent poems appear in The Rialto (UK) and Southern Poetry Review. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and works as a library assistant at Harvard University.

Erica X Eisen

Erica X Eisen is currently an undergraduate at Harvard University. She studies Japanese art history and pursues writing in her spare time. Her work has been published in Buffalo Almanack, Lumen, The Harvard Advocate, and Fabula Press's Nivalis 2015 anthology; she has stories pending publication in Little Star and Atticus Review.

Steven Fromm

Steven Fromm, a resident of Robbinsville, New Jersey, is a journalist and writer. He has been a newspaper reporter and columnist. He is currently an editor at a news wire service, and is nearing completion of his first novel.

Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson’s collections are Rorschach Art Too (2014 Donald Justice Prize, West Chester University), Paradise (University of Arkansas), Frescoes (Lost Horse Press), Masaccio’s Expulsion (MARGIE/IntuiT House) Rorschach Art (Red Hen) and “The Garden of Earthly Delights Book of Ghazals,” forthcoming from Texas Review Press in 2016.

Benjamin Goldberg

Benjamin Goldberg’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets 2014, TriQuarterly, West Branch, Ninth Letter, Salt Hill, Blackbird, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of an award from The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and was a finalist for the 2014 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, the 2013 Third Coast Poetry Prize, and the 2012 Gearhart Poetry Prize.

Patricia Gray

Patricia Gray, author of Rupture from Red Hen Press, formerly headed the Library of Congress’s Poetry and Literature Center. An award-winning poet, Gray received the Academy of American Poets Prize and an MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia.

Jessica Greenbaum

Jessica Greenbaum's last book. The Two Yvonnes, came out from Princeton's University Press. She is a social worker teaching workshops inside and outside academia, and was a 2015 recipient of a literature award from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Margaret Hanshaw

Margaret Hanshaw is author of the chapbook Yellow Ripe (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Poetry Miscellany, New Orleans Review, Volt, and West Branch. She lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter.

Alamgir Hashmi

Alamgir Hashmi has published numerous books of poetry and literary criticism. His work has appeared in many anthologies and journals including Poetry Review, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, The Capilano Review, Poet Lore, The New Quarterly, Chicago Review, Paris Voices, and Connecticut Review. He is Founding President of The Literature Podium, An Independent Society for Literature and the Arts.

Rachel Heimowitz

Rachel Heimowitz is the author of the chapbook, What the Light Reveals (Tebot Bach Press, 2014.) Her work has appeared in Poet Lore, Spillway, Crab Orchard Review, and Prairie Schooner and she has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. She is currently the editor of arc-24, the literary journal of The Israel Association of Writers in English and has just received her MFA from Pacific University. Her website is

Lindsay Stuart Hill

Lindsay Stuart Hill’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Five Points, Barrow Street, and North American Review. Her chapbook, One Life (Finishing Line Press), was published in 2013.

Sally Houtman

After more than twenty years as an Addictions Therapist, Sally Houtman began writing fiction and poetry in 2007. Since then, her work has appeared in print and online in six countries, received four writing awards, and twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Sarah Huener

Sarah Huener holds an MFA from Boston University, where she was a Pinsky Global Fellow and worked at AGNI. Her recent work can or will be found in the Journal for Compressed Creative Arts, Crab Creek Review, and The Greensboro Review. She is a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Barbara Helfgott Hyett

Barbara Helfgott Hyett is the author of five books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Rift, (Univ. of Arkansas Press) won the Boston Foundation’s Brother Thomas Fellowship. She has taught at BU, Harvard, and MIT; and directs PoemWorks: The Workshop for Publishing Poets, in Newton, Massachusetts.

Emily Jaeger

Emily Jaeger is an MFA candidate at UMASS Boston and co-editor/co-founder of Window Cat Press. The recipient of the Mary Curran scholarship for writing, her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Four Way Review, Soundings East, and Incessant Pipe Salon among others. Her chapbook The Evolution of Parasites is forthcoming from Sibling Rivalry Press July 2016.

Joelle Jameson

Joelle Jameson received her MFA in poetry from Emerson College in Boston and currently lives in Houston, Texas. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Measure, Farrago's Wainscot, SHARKPACK Poetry Review Annual, and Graze. Her theater and art criticism can be found in various publications, including Houston Press and Aeqai, as well as her website,

Kimberly Kemler

Kimberly Kemler's poetry has previously appeared in CutBank and Tea Literary. She attended the Breadloaf Summer Writers' Conference in 2014, and is currently living in Tokyo, Japan, where she teaches English as a foreign language.

Kevin King

Kevin King is the author of the novel, All The Stars Came Out That Night (Dutton, 2005) and the ebook novella, The Greatest Game Ever (Dutton, 2012). He is the recipient of a fellowship in poetry from the New Hampshire Arts Commission, and his work has been published in many journals, including Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, and Prairie Schooner.

Jacqueline Kolosov

Jacqueline Kolosov has new poetry and prose in The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and Prairie Schooner. She has published 3 poetry collections, most recently Memory of Blue (Salmon, 2014) and several YA novels, among them A Sweet Disorder and Paris, Modigliani & Me. Find her at

Mary LaChapelle

Mary LaChapelle is author of House of Heroes and Other Stories and recipient of the Katherine Anne Porter, PEN/Nelson Algren and Whiting Foundation Awards, as well as fellowships from NYFA, Hedgebrook, Edward Albee and Bush foundations. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

Gabriel Levin

Gabriel Levin is the author of five books of poems, most recently Coming Forth By Day. The University of Chicago Press published his essays, The Dune's Twisted Edge: Journeys in the Levant, in 2013. He was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Suffolk in 2014. He lives in Jerusalem.

Maja Lukic

Maja Lukic's work has been published or is forthcoming in Prelude, The South Carolina Review, Posit, Canary, Chiron Review, and other journals. She lives in New York City.

Laurin Becker Macios

Laurin Becker Macios holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire, where she taught on fellowship for three years, and is program director of Mass Poetry, a poetry outreach organization serving Massachusetts. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Pinch, Third Wednesday, Mudlark, and more. You can find her online at

Nicholas Mainieri

Nicholas Mainieri’s debut novel, The Infinite, will be published by Harper Perennial in the Fall of 2016. He can be reached through his website,

Rupendra Guha Majumdar

Dr. Rupendra Guha Majumdar teaches in the Faculty of English, Delhi University, India and has published four books of poetry in English (Blunderbuss, Apu’s Initiation, Tomcat, The Hiroshima Clock). His poems have featured in The Oxford Book of Animal Poems (Oxford University Press, 1992) and Spotlight On Poetry: Poems Around the World 3 (Harper Collins, 1999). He was a Visiting Fulbright Fellow in the English Department at Yale University in 1981 and 1992 and a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University in 2014-15.

John Mauk

John Mauk has a PhD in rhetoric from Bowling Green State University. His first full collection, Field Notes for the Earthbound, a novel in stories, was published in 2014 by Black Lawrence Press. Currently, Mauk teaches writing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Gail Mazur

Gail Mazur's 7th poetry collection, Forbidden City, will be published spring 2016 by University of Chicago Press. Earlier collections have been finalists for the National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Massachusetts Book Prize. She is founder of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series and is Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

John McAuliffe

John McAuliffe is an Irish poet based in Manchester. A Better Life (2002) was shortlisted for a Forward Prize and Of All Places (2011) received a Poetry Book Society Recommendations. His fourth book, The Way In (Gallery, 2015), is just out. He writes the regular Irish Times poetry column and teaches poetry at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing.

Wendy Mnookin

Wendy Mnookin is the author of five books of poetry. Her most recent, Dinner with Emerson, will be published by Tiger Bark Press this spring.

Christopher Munde

Christopher Munde's poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, The Hollins Critic, The Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He completed his MFA at the University of Houston in 2008, and received an Academy of American Poets Prize in the same year. Presently, he lives and teaches in western New York.

Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson is the author of Blue House, published in the New American Poets Chapbook Series, and Capital City at Midnight, recipient of the 2014 BLOOM Chapbook Prize. He is founder and editor of Under A Warm Green Linden, an online archive of interviews with poets.

Jennifer Newhouse

Jennifer Newhouse is the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Chowan University. She earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as SAND, Nimrod, Triquarterly, Blue Lyra, and Canary.

James Norcliffe

James Norcliffe is a New Zealand poet and editor and has also written several award-winning novels for children. Last year with Harry Ricketts and Siobhan Harvey he edited a major anthology, Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page (Random House), and next year Victoria University Press will bring out his ninth collection, Dark Days in the Oxygen Café.

Calvin Olsen

Calvin Olsen holds an MFA from Boston University, where he received a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship. His poetry and translations have appeared in The Missouri Review Online, Tar River Poetry, The Interpreter’s House, and Gravel, among many others. He currently lives and delivers pizzas in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Luz Pichel

Luz Pichel is the author of El pájaro mudo (Ediciones La Palma, 1990) and La marca de los potros (Diputación de Huelva, 2004), both in Spanish. The poems that appear here are drawn from her Galician-language collection Casa Pechada (Fundación Caixa Galicia, 2006), later rewritten in Castrapo as Cativa en su lughar (diminutos salvamentos, 2013). Her most recent book is tra(n)shumancias (Ediciones La Palma, 2015).

Dawn Potter

Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Her most recent poetry collection is Same Old Story (CavanKerry Press, 2014).

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh

Hannah Baker Saltmarsh is an Assistant Professor of English at Dillard University and lives with her family in New Orleans. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Yale Review, Feminist Studies, and other journals.

Adam Scheffler

Adam Scheffler grew up in California, received his MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently working on finishing his PhD in English at Harvard. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Antioch Review, The Massachusetts Review, Southwest Review, Colorado Review and many other journals. He is the winner of River Styx’s 2014 International Poetry Contest, and his work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Ralph Sneeden

Ralph Sneeden lives in New Hampshire, and his work has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in Ecotone, Harvard Review, Southeast Review and Southampton Review. The manuscript for his second book, BARCAROLE, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Mae Swenson Poetry Award. The title poem of his first book, EVIDENCE OF THE JOURNEY, received the Friends of Literature Prize from POETRY magazine.

Caroline Talpe

Originally from northern France, Caroline Talpe graduated Wellesley College with a B.A. in English Literature. In addition to translating Jean-Pierre Chambon's poems into English, she is collaborating on a collection of poems by David Ferry translated into French, forthcoming in early 2017.

Jason Tandon

Jason Tandon is the author of three collections of poetry, including Quality of Life (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award. He teaches in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.

Rebecca van Laer

Rebecca van Laer's poetry and criticism has appeared in DMQ, The Iowa Review, The Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and at Brown University’s pre-college program for high school students. Rebecca is a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University where she studies modernist literature.

David Wagoner

David Wagoner has published 20 books of poems, most recently After the Point of No Return, (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). He has also published ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist, was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Lilly Prize in 1991, six yearly prizes from Poetry, two yearly prizes from Prairie Schooner, and the Arthur Rense Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2011. He was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for 23 years. He edited Poetry Northwest from 1966 to 2002, and he is professor emeritus of English at the U. of Washington.

Yun Wang

Yun Wang is the author of poetry books The Book of Jade (Winner of the 15th Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, Storyline Press, 2002), and The Book of Totality (Salmon Poetry Press, 2015), as well as the poetry chapbook The Carp (Bull Thistle Press, 1994). She is a cosmologist at Caltech.

David White

David White currently teaches creative writing in Tempe, Arizona. His poetry has appeared in THRUSH Poetry Journal, Potomac Review, Paper Nautilus, PRISM international, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. He currently lives in the desert Southwest with his family.

Joyce Wilson

Joyce Wilson is editor of The Poetry Porch, a literary magazine on the Internet since 1997. Her poems have appeared recently in Alabama Literary Review, The American Arts Quarterly, The Lyric, and Ibbetson Street. She is currently working on an essay about the Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan for the Mezzo Cammin Timeline for Women Poets.

Julian Zabalbeascoa

Julian Zabalbeascoa lives and teaches in Boston. Among other journals, his short stories have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Short FictionGlimmer Train, Ploughshares, Post Road, Shenandoah, and Sonora Review, and have been translated into Basque by Asun Garikano for the magazine Erlea.

Linda Stern Zisquit

Linda Stern Zisquit has published five full-length collections of poetry, most recently Return from Elsewhere (co-winner Outriders Poetry Project, 2014) and Havoc: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013). Her translations from Hebrew poetry include These Mountains: Selected Poems of Rivka Miriam (2010), Let the Words: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (2006), and Wild Light: Selected Poems of Yona Wallach (1997). Born in Buffalo, NY, Zisquit lives in Israel and is Poetry Coordinator for the MA in Creative Writing Program at Bar Ilan University.


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