Issue #39 Contributors


August 20, 2018


Featured authors and artist


Peter GalliganPeter Galligan lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and daughter. He is currently pursuing an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (writing and business administration) from Western New Mexico University. His poetry has appeared in Metrosphere. He also produces electronic dance music under the name “Medias Res,” and his releases have been placed on a variety of EDM compilations and downloaded in over 65 countries.




Kristen MacintyreKristin Macintyre is currently an MFA candidate at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. When she is not writing, she teaches freshman composition and drinks coffee in her small garden.






Rosanna StaffaRosanna Staffa is an Italian born playwright and author who has been published by The Sun, Tampa Review and New Rivers Press Anthology, The Best New Writers Vol. 15., among others. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Foreign Languages from Statale University in Milan and an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University. Her plays have been seen on stages in Tokyo, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. She is a recipient of a McKnight Advancement Grant, a Jerome Fellowship and an AT&T/On Stage Grant. Her plays are published by Smith & Krauss, Heinemann and the University of Minnesota Press. The Innocence of Ghosts is included in the Lincoln Center Theatre on Film Library. She is an affiliated member of The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.



Jaleeca YancyJaleeca Yancy (September 23, 1990) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Memphis, Tennessee currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Yancy attended Lipscomb University and received a Bachelor of Science in marketing and graphic design. She is a volunteer art teacher in Harlem and guest artist for The Langston Hughes House. She is presently gaining professional experience as a studio apprentice for Rosalyn A. Engelman Art Studio in Midtown Manhattan. Jaleeca Yancy has presented her work in group shows at National Arts Club, Chinatown Soup, Bronx Art Space, Greenpoint Gallery, Square Root in former Pfizer Pharmaceutical factory and House of Words in Brooklyn.



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Han JeonHan Jeon currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. As an artist, he incorporates his own experience in order to convey his inner mind and how he accepts the current art world. His interests derive from the interaction between the environment and his own perspective, in which Han develops his own understanding of visual perception of cityscapes and base geometry of architecture. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA degree in 2018.




A.C. KochA.C. Koch works almost entirely in black and white, because colorblindness predisposes him to see the world in contrasts. Architecture and streetscapes are his preferred subjects because of the interplay of shapes and textures that can create a great sense of depth and drama in an ordinary scene. His work was recently featured in Burning Word Literary Journal, and in a Westword article during a show of recent work at St. Mark’s Coffeehouse in Denver, Colo. More of his photography can be found on Instagram @henry_iblis, and on his photo blog:




Elizabeth RiggleElizabeth Riggle is a NYC-based visual artist. As a painter, she mines the systems of the body to play forward a theater of the lived and livid from inside out. The scores for “Parts is Parts: Studies for a Visual Vertebral Opera” are the result of continuous drawing of the bones of the human spine. She want to know what the “music of the bones” looks like, so the drawing functions as both research and expression, all parts being equal in the attempt to build a better picture.