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Guest Poetry Editor

Laura McCullough


When The Saints Come
by Josip Novakovich

Josip was a finalist for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. He has published the novel, April Fool’s Day, three short story collections including Infidelities, and four collections of narrative essays. He has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The O. Henry Prize Stories. He teaches Creative Writing at Concordia University, Montreal.

by Tony Hoagland

Tony’s newest book of poems, Application for Release from the Dream, was published by Graywolf Press in September 2015. His most recent collection of essays about poetry is Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, 2014, also from Graywolf. He teaches at the University of Houston.

Engineering in Four Cars
by Kristen Arnett

Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She was awarded Ninth Letter‘s 2015 Literary Award in Fiction, was runner-up for the 2016 Robert Watson Literary Prize at The Greensboro Review, and was a finalist for Indiana Review’s 2016 Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared or is upcoming at North American ReviewThe Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Volume 1 Brooklyn, OSU’s The Journal, Catapult, Bennington Review, Portland Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her debut story collection, Felt in the Jaw, was published by Split Lip Press and was recently award the 2017 Coil Book Award. Her novel, Mostly Dead Things, will be published by Tin House Books in Summer 2019.

Also Featuring

Ben Gwin

Brandi Granett

Brian Petkash

Charlie Bondhus

Charlotte Pence

Christopher Martin

Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Gail Tyson

Giuseppe Taurino

James Reidel

Janna Silver-Smith

Joel Dias-Porter

John Repp

Jon Riccio

Julie E. Bloemeke

June Sylvester Saraceno

Katherine Rauk

Kristen Arnett

Leslie McGrath

Marianna Nash

Maron Tate

Michael Waters

Mihaela Moscaliuc

Miranda Roehler

Renée Ashley

Robert Vivian

Steven Thomas Howell

Teege Braune

Travis Wayne Denton

William Wright

Willie Davis

Cover, Layout & Artwork by:

Chris Rypkema


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