Issue #13 Contributors


October 20, 2015


Featured authors and artist

AleAlex Barbolish was born and raised in Nicholson, PA. He holds a BA in history from the University of Scranton, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in education. His work has appeared in Colere, Hippocampus, Gravel, and The Copperfield Review, among others.



Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter’s fiction has been published in a number of literary magazines and received awards including the October 2014 Africa Book Club Award, 2014 H.E. Francis Fiction Award, 2012 Cobalt Fiction Prize, 2011 Arthur Edelstein Short Fiction Prize and three Pushcart Prize nominations. Her debut novel, Losing Touch, was released in July (OneWorld Publications). She is currently working on her second novel set in post-apartheid South Africa, titled The Geography of Kitchen Tables.



James Reidel headshot

James Reidel’s most recent book of verse is Jim’s Book (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). He is also the author of My Window Seat for Arlena Twigg and other poems (Black Lawrence Press, 2006). In 2013, he was winter-spring James Merrill House fellow. He recently published Fairy Tales (New Directions, 2015), four dramolettes (verse plays) translated from the German of Robert Walser, and is currently working on new prose poems and a translation of the collected poems of the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard for Seagull Books.



Robert Zurer

Robert Zurer was born in New York City, grew up in Greenwich Village and has lived and worked there all his life. He graduated from Reed College and has been drawing and painting since childhood. He is self-taught, although he studied privately with Wade Schuman for a number of years. He is inspired by Gorky, Bacon, Neel, Lassnig, Balthus, De Kooning, Hopper, Turner, Bosch, Grosz, Dix, Feininger, Millet, Church, Kahlo, Benton, Dove, Kandinsky, Burchfield, Carrington, Howson among many others. Visit his website at:



Additional imagery by


Jennifer Lothrigel

Jennifer Lothrigel is an artist and poet residing in Southern, CA. Her work is an exploration of the feminine psyche, both personal and archetypal. She creates intuitively, draws from the mystery of the unconscious, and weaves her findings together. To learn more about her work please visit her website at:



"The Amygdala Project XX" by Abigail Nelson, 22 x 30 Acrylic and Gel on W/C Paper, Mud Season Review

Closely observed reality, whether inner or outer, that leads to a meditation on the nexus of the spiritual and the material, has been the focus of Abigail Nelson‘s painting and mixed media work for close to 30 years. She lives and paints in a cottage by the ocean in Nahant, MA. Visit her website at:



Robert Tokley

Robert Tokley was born in Belleville Ontario Canada where he currently resides with his wife, daughter and two sons. He has been painting for three years now and has had his works shown in Belleville where he is a member of the Quinte Arts Council. Visit his website at: