February 20, 2015
Featured authors and artist
Brock Jones received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wyoming and is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. Over the last decade, he’s served four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan for the US Army. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Ninth Letter Online, Lunch Ticket, Sugar House Review, and other journals. He currently lives in Utah with his wife and daughter.
Sarah Marty-Schlipf’s essays have appeared inBellingham Review, BLEED, and The Rumpus. She lives in rural central Illinois, where she writes, teaches, makes art, and makes mischief with her husband and two ornery dogs.
Jessica Nissen splits her time between NYC, where she works as a scenic artist for the entertainment industry and Vermont, where she keeps a studio and occasionally teaches in the Art Dept. of Middlebury College. Since 1991 she has exhibited paintings, drawings and installations extensively, and has participated, both as an artist and as an organizer/curator, in several large-scale interdisciplinary art events. Nissen received an MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art in 1998, a BA from Middlebury College in 1990, and earned undergraduate credits from the Rhode Island School of Design and Tyler. She has been a fellow at The Corporation of Yaddo and the Chautauqua Institution. Jess also owns a red electric guitar that she likes very much.
Hubert Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely indistinguishable from four-fifths of people living in Brooklyn. He received his MFA from The New School and was a finalist for last year’s Calvino Prize. His fiction has also appeared in The Normal School and No Tokens.
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Anne Krinsky is a London-based painter and printmaker who creates installations in response to archived collections. Her projects with archives have been exhibited in US libraries, museums and universities, most recently in her 2013 show, Anne Krinsky: Reconfigurations at The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA. Her first exhibition with a UK archive, Anne Krinsky: From Absorb to Zoom / An Alphabet of Actions in the Women’s Art Library, a site-specific digital print installation funded by Arts Council England, is on view at Goldsmiths University of London in March 2015.
Krinsky’s work appears in many collections, including the British Museum, Boston Public Library, the Graham Gund collection and Paintings in Hospitals, London. She has had numerous residencies in the US and abroad. Her 2014 residency at the Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, India was funded by a UK Artists International Development Fund Grant. Learn more about Anne on her Website.
Jeffrey Z Rothstein is a freelance writer and artist. He was born and raised in New York, but moved to the Midwest to attend graduate school and decided to stay after earning his degree. He has recent and upcoming literary work in the “Lost City Writers” anthology, Kitchen Sink, Newer York Press, and Apparent Magnitude. His artwork can usually be found gracing walls, lamp-posts, and parking fee kiosks in Madison Wisconsin; which is fine by him, since he thinks of himself as a guerrilla artist, although he is always happy to get exposure in journals and group shows.