Issue #11 Contributors

July 20, 2015

Featured authors and artist



Robert Earle 2With more than 90 stories in literary journals across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., Robert Earle is one of the more widely published contemporary writers of short fiction. His third novel, Suffer the Children, has just been published. He also has published two books of nonfiction, Nights in the Pink Motel: An American Strategist’s Pursuit of Peace in Iraq, and Identities in North America: Search for Community. A Pennsylvanian, Earle pursued a diplomatic career for twenty-five years and now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has degrees in literature and writing from Princeton and Johns Hopkins.


jen.rittenhouse 018-1Jenn Warpole is a painter whose work investigates the insubstantiality of forms as they exist in space. She seeks to make visible in paint that which is unseen and felt. She received both her Certificate and Masters of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was honored to be the recipient of the Henry Scheidt Travel Scholarship. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as The Lapelle Gallery, Gross McCleaf, The International House and The Woodmere Art Museum, where she received the Coverly-Smith award for painting. She was selected to be Artist in Residence for The Philadelphia Artist Collective in 2013 for their production of Timon of Athens. She has also been selected for residency by the Vermont Studio Center. She currently resides and paints in Philadelphia.


DianaWhitneyheadshotDiana Whitney‘s first book of poetry, Wanting It, was released in 2014 and became a small-press bestseller. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Crab Orchard Review, The Rumpus, and many more. This year, Diana received a Promise Award in poetry from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and won the Women’s National Book Award poetry prize. A yoga teacher by trade, she blogs about the darker side of motherhood for The Huffington Post and runs a yoga studio in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and fourteen chickens.


Picture of Rain WrightRain Wright writes creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She was raised on Hawai‘i Island and received her BA and her MA in English with a focus in creative writing from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Rain is currently a second year PhD student at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She finds great joy and fulfillment in the classroom as a student and as an instructor. Rain won the 2014 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Biography Prize for her work “A Way With Water.” In 2015, she won second place in the Ian MacMillan Writing Awards for a creative nonfiction piece titled “Shrines.”



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1277708_360277747436809_476424913_oCaitlin Crowley is a fine arts film and darkroom photographer in the Midwest. Caitlin works in medium and large format film, instant film, and other alternative processes. She enjoys photographing the natural and “previously unnoticed details.” Her work has recently been published in F-Stop Magazine, Portland Review, and Helen Magazine. In addition to photography, Caitlin also enjoys rollerskating, coffee, and making sushi.


Brad Garber photoBrad Garber’s photographs, paintings and mixed media have been shown in Oregon and Washington since 1997. His works have made it onto the front cover of Vine Leaves 2014 Anthology, and in Gravel Magazine, Off the Coast, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, Dirty Chai, tNY Press and Foliate Oak in 2015.



Iryna LialkoIryna Lialko was born in Central Ukraine in 1981. In 2006 she graduated from the Ukrainian National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture. Since 2014 she has been residing and working in the United States. Her art works are in the private collections of people from many countries.