Issue #36 Contributors

February 20, 2018


Featured authors and artist


Lynne Feeley is a writer and teacher based in Somerville, MA. She earned her doctorate in English from Duke University, and she currently teaches American Studies at Harvard. Her courses focus on the literature of slavery and abolition. She is at work on a series of creative nonfiction essays about upstate New York, where she grew up. Her writing has appeared in Avidly and Mortar Magazine.



Hun Kyu Kim studied MA painting in Royal College of Art in London where he currently lives. His paintings are delicately painted on silk with traditional oriental pigment used for ancient East Asian religious paintings. Kim makes fables by creating a contradictory situation and metaphor from a history that takes place at the point where the time and the space cross each other and the gazes of the individuals who belong to it. The stories get converted into the visual images; they cannot be regulated clearly, and they reveal the life, itself, of the human beings, which is like a puzzle. Through the device called the “fable,” they compressively show the whole process in which the history of the human beings and the barbarism that is inherent unceasingly circulates without any regard to the east and the west.


Jillian Merrifield has an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Studies. Her creative work has appeared in CutBank, Midwestern Gothic, CHEAP POP, and elsewhere and has been nominated for Best of the Net.




Robert Rothman lives in Northern California, near extensive trails and open space, with the Pacific Ocean over the hill. His work has appeared in the Atlanta Review, The Alembic, Existere, The Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Westview, Willow Review, and over fifty other literary journals.




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Kathleen Galvin is a Georgia-based writer and documentary photographer completing an MFA in creative writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Cowboy Jamboree, Georgia Backroads Magazine, UnLost Journal, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, The Tishman Review, Pithead Chapel, and Xavier Review.




James W Johnson was born and raised in Upstate NY and moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1978. He received an MFA from Texas Tech University in 1981 and has continued to live in Lubbock as a studio artist. While being primarily a painter, James has produced a complex body of work in a wide variety of mediums such as painting, video, drawing, sculpture, etching, digital, mixed media, and furniture. James W Johnson has spent over 80,000 hours making art, has participated in over 190 exhibitions worldwide, and has at least 1,000 pieces in public and private collections. Website:



Ivan Santiago is a photographer with an incurable muscle weakness disease called dermatomyositis. He took up photography as a way to help exercise his muscles to get them stronger and ended up loving it. When he takes photos, it makes him see the beauty of what is around him, beauty he never noticed before. He loves to share his work with others and hopes to evoke emotion with his photographs for years to come.