ISSUE #44 CONTRIBUTORS


June 20, 2019


Featured Authors and Artist


John Leonard

John Leonard is a writing professor and assistant editor of Twyckenham Notes, a poetry journal based out of South Bend, Indiana. He holds an M.A. in English from Indiana University. His previous works have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Rappahannock Review, Sheila-Na-Gig, Fearsome Critters: A Millennial Arts Journal, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Rockvale Review, Blue Earth Review, Neologism, Anti-Heroin Chic, PoeticDiversity and Burningword Literary Journal. His work is forthcoming in Chiron Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Roanoke Review, Rock & Sling and Genre: Urban Arts. John was the 2016 inaugural recipient of the Wolfson Poetry Award, 2018 recipient of the Josephine K. Piercy Memorial Award, and the 2019 recipient of the David E. Albright Memorial Award and Hatfield Merit Award. He lives in Elkhart, Indiana with his wife, three cats, and two dogs. You can find him on Twitter at @jotyleon.


Bill Marsh

Bill Marsh is a college teacher and part-time beekeeper based in Chicago. His work appears in Ascent, Belt Magazine, Bluestem, and Writing on the Edge, among other journals and anthologies.





Claire Robbins

Claire Robbins serves as the creative non-fiction editor for Third Coast Magazine, holds an MFA in fiction from Western Michigan University, teaches college writing, and has published work in Nimrod, Muse/A Journal, and American Short Fiction.






Ronald Walker

Ronald Walker is an artist working in the Sacramento area of California. He works in a style he terms “Suburban Primitive.” This style combines his interest in the origins and functions of art along with life in the suburbs. Mr. Walker holds both a MA as well as a MFA in painting and his work has been shown in more than 200 exhibitions over the years including 40 solo exhibits. Most of his work is gouache on board finishing up with a black colored pencil. 







Additional Imagery By


Jacob Newman

Jacob Newman is a visual artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is currently a college student, hoping to work in advertising and graphic design after school. His mediums include film, photography, digital art, comic books, and paint. His influences include Marcel Duchamp, Kenny Scharf, Renè Magritte, and Edward Hopper, among others. When he isn’t making art, he is busy creating programs as a college radio DJ at Radio 1190 in Boulder, Colorado.



Richard Nickel

Richard Nickel is an active artist and educator and has been published in several Lark books on ceramics, including 500 Tiles: An Inspiring Collection of International Work Lark Books, 500 Animals in Clay, 500 Figures in Clay and 500 Bowls. Since 2007, he has been an associate professor of ceramics and art education at Old Dominion University. In 2016 Richard began Norfolk Growler Company, developing methods to produce handmade ceramic growlers.



Anthony R. Westenkirchner

Anthony R. Westenkirchner once killed a man in self-defense with an Oxford comma. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in The Finger Literary Journal, Santa Ana River Review, Juste Milieu Lit & Art Zine, Genre: Urban Arts, 3Elements Review, The Bear Review, Owen Wister Review, New Southerner, Fearsome Critters, The Tulane Review, The Manhattanville Review, The Reject Pile, Apparatus Magazine, and will be featured in a forthcoming anthology of multi-modal fiction published by Twelve Winters Press. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Anthony is a voracious reader who enjoys alpine skiing and witty condescension. He currently lives with his wife and their three children in Kansas City, Missouri.