Issue #1 Contributors


September 20, 2014


Featured authors and artist




David Biespiel is the author or editor of ten books, including recent books of poetry Charming Gardeners and The Book of Men and Women; Poems of the American South, published in the Everyman’s Library series; and the forthcoming collection of prose, A Long High Whistle: Reflections on Poetry.





Barbara HarrounBarbara Harroun is an assistant professor of English at Western Illinois University where she teaches creative writing and composition. Her work has previously appeared in the Sycamore Review, issues of Another Chicago Magazine, Buffalo Carp, Friends Journal, In Quire, issues of Bird’s Thumb, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland, Requited Journal, Festival Writer, and Red Wolf Journal. It is forthcoming in i70 Review, Sugared Water, Per Contra, The Riveter Review, Catch and Release, Pea River Journal, and Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal. She lives in Macomb, IL with her favorite creative endeavors, Annaleigh and Jack, and her awesome husband, Bill.




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Craig Reinbold‘s work has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Brevity, New England Review, Iowa Review, Ruminate, and a number of other more or less literary places. He is an assistant editor at and helps manage the Essay Daily, a blog-cum-conversation about all things essay. At the moment, he resides in Wisconsin, with his wife and son and dog, Olive.





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Two-time Pushcart Prize and Kentucky Poet Laureate nominee, Sheri L. Wright is the author of six books of poetry, including the most recent, The Feast of Erasure.

Wright’s visual work has appeared in numerous journals, including Blood Orange Review, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journal, and Subliminal Interiors. In 2012, Ms. Wright was a contributor to the Sister Cities Project Lvlds: Creatively Linking Leeds and Louisville. Her photography has been shown across the Ohio Valley region and abroad. Currently, she is working on her first documentary film, Tracking Fire.



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Margo LemieuMargo Lemieuxx has been an artist since the first grade when she got into trouble with her teacher for “decorating” her workbook. Besides printmaking, she paints in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, and makes handmade books. She exhibited recently at Art Basel Miami; The Contemporary Art Center in Hanoi, Vietnam; and the Blanche Ames National. Believe in Water, a poetry chapbook from Finishing Line Press, was published in 2013. She holds an M.Ed. degree from Curry College and an MFA from UMass Dartmouth, and is associate professor in the Art & Graphic Design department of Lasell College, Newton.



Toby_Oggenfuss-001 (1)Tobias Oggenfuss is a Swiss-American Conceptualist and Surrealist photographer, who explores his subject matter by applying motion to the camera while the shutter is open. He calls this style of photography “Perspectives in Motion.” The development of this new style of photography is directly linked to his invention of an entirely new lens system for still frame cameras, video and cinematography cameras, which has recently received patent pending status from the USPTO. He studied furniture design, drawing, and 3DD, but he taught himself everything he knows and does in photography. Some of his work can be seen here .



fabio with glassesFabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics using tiny objects and whatever is considered to have no worth by the mainstream. His acrylics are made using the stenciling technique on canvas, board, old vinyl records, and other media. He often puts a quirky twist to his subjects or employs an unusual perspective that gives a new angle of view. Fabio lives in Bologna, Italy and his work can be viewed here.