November 20, 2015
Featured authors and artist
Megan Bush received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She lives in an off-the-grid cabin on an island in Southeast Alaska. She is working on a memoir about her family’s experience with Schizophrenia. Her work has been published recently in Cactus Heart Press, Shade Mountain Press and Saltfront.
Jacob Guajardo lives in Gainesville, Florida. His work has appeared or is forthcoming at Hobart, Necessary Fiction, Midwestern Gothic, The Blueshift Journal and elsewhere. Jacob is an aspiring harpist, a Tori Amos enthusiast, and a Cersei Lannister supporter.
Karen J. Weyant’s poetry has been published in Arsenic Lobster, The Barn Owl Review, Caesura, Cold Mountain Review, Copper Nickel, Harpur Palate, Hobart, Poetry East, River Styx, and Whiskey Island. Her most recent collection of poetry, Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt, won Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook contest and was published in 2012. She teaches at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown, New York. In her spare time, she explores the Rust Belt regions of Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. Her website is www.karenjweyant.com.
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Monica DiGiovanni holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in the Studio for Interrelated Media department with a focus on Performance Art. She spent four months in artist’s residency at Welcome Hill Studios. As well as being an artist she is also a writer and teaches yoga and meditation. View more of her work at: www.mywildbeat.com.
Stewart Manley is a law lecturer at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His photography has appeared or is forthcoming in Human Rights Defender, Quail Bell Magazine, Gravel, Off the Coast and The Tishman Review. His poetry is forthcoming in Queen’s Quarterly.
Bill Wolak is a poet who lives in New Jersey and teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University. He has just published his thirteenth collection of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands: New and Selected Love Poems with Nirala Press. His most recent translation with Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Love Me More Than the Others: Selected Poetry or Iraj Mirza, was published by Cross-Cultural Communications in 2014. Recently, he was a featured poet at The Mihai Eminescu International Poetry Festival in Craiova, Romania.