Issue #15 Contributors

December 20, 2015


Featured authors and artist

EricBarnes-HeadshotEric Barnes is author of the novels Something Pretty, Something Beautiful and Shimmer, plus short stories in publications including The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and Best American Mystery Stories. By day, he is publisher of three newspapers covering business, politics, the arts and more in Memphis and Nashville. Read more about Barnes at:




Abigail Child, Mud Season Review ArtistAbigail Child has been at the forefront of experimental writing and media since the 1980s, having completed more than thirty film/video works and installations, and written six books. She is a winner of the Rome Prize, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, the Stan Brakhage Award, as well as participating in two Whitney Biennials (1989 and 1997). Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art NY, the Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, Museo Reina Sofia, and in numerous international film festivals, including New York, Rotterdam, Locarno and London. Harvard University Cinematheque has created an Abigail Child Collection dedicated to preserving and exhibiting her work. Child is also the author of five books of poetry and a book of critical writings. Her most recent work is an ongoing trilogy of features on Women and Ideology. As a teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Child has been instrumental in building an interdisciplinary media/film program; her work and practice have inspired a generation of younger artists. View more of Child’s art at:


EDG1Elizabeth Gaucher received her BA in History from Davidson College and her MFA in Creative Writing from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She lives with her family in Middlebury, Vermont. She is the founder of an online journal for creative nonfiction, Longridge Review. Her work has appeared in Still: The Journal, The Pikeville Review, and Brevity‘s nonfiction blog, among other print and online publications. Learn more about Gaucher at:




Richards PhotoJim Richards’ poems have been nominated for Best New Poets 2015 and two Pushcart Prizes, and have appeared recently in Prairie Schooner, South Carolina Review, Juked, Comstock Review, Poet Lore, and Texas Review, among others. He lives in eastern Idaho’s Snake River valley, and in 2013 he received a fellowship from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Read more of Richards’ poetry at:



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Lorette C. Luzajic, Mud Season Review ArtistLorette C. Luzajic is a Toronto-based artist, photographer, and writer. Her work has been shown at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Spoke Club, the Gladstone, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, the Artist Project, and as a 20 foot billboard in New Orleans. She is the editor of, an online journal of “writing and art about art and writing.” View more of Luzajic’s art at:



Wise artist photoRamsay Wise teaches film studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia and English at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. His paintings are mostly motivated by an empty canvas, but he is also interested in working from broad archetypal subjects. He has exhibited at Sager/Braudis Gallery and his paintings can be seen in recent issues of The Sonder Review, Prick of the Spindle, and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.



Carol Wisker, Mud Season Review ArtistCarol Wisker’s education in the visual arts began with learning to make clothing and fiber wall hangings, as she became an avid seamstress in her teens. She studied art, textiles and psychology (BA) at Mansfield University and painting and education (MA) at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, and spent fifteen years studying and teaching from the collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she was employed full-time. Wisker has curated and juried many exhibitions and has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions. She has shown regionally at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia, Rutgers University in New Jersey, the Delaware Museum of Art, Perkin’s Center for the Arts in New Jersey and frequently at the 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia. Her award-winning work in painting, collage, sculpture, hand made paper, and fibers is in many private and corporate collections. View more of Wisker’s art at: