Issue 1 Contributor Info

Carly-Anne Ravnikar is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where she was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award, the Case Bank Student Leadership Scholarship, the Z-Chi National Scholarship, an Academic Achievement Award, and the Teresa Peck Award. Her poetry has appeared in The Bathroom, Monkey Puzzle, Outhouse and Straylight; her visual art has been featured in Outhouse and the Racine Arts Council’s Truth, Trust, and Transition exhibition, and her micro play, “Bo(a)r(e)d,” was produced by the UW-Parkside Original New Play Festival. She lives in Racine with her partner-in-crime, Nicholas, and two cats.

Daniel Bosch directs Writing & Publishing at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.  New poems
by Daniel are forthcoming in The Paris Review and The Times Literary Supplement.

Daniel Borzutzky‘s books include The Book of Interfering Bodies (Nightboat Books, forthcoming), The Ecstasy of Capitulation (BlazeVox, 2007), Arbitrary Tales (Triple Press, 2005), and the chapbooks One Size Fits All (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and Failure in the Imagination (Bronze Skull Press, 2007). He is the translator of Song for his Disappeared Love by Raul Zurita (Action Books, forthcoming); Port Trakl by Jaime Luis Huenún (Action Books, 2008); and One Year and other stories by Juan Emar, which was published as a special issue of the Review of Contemporary Fiction. Journal publications include Fence; Chicago Review; TriQuarterly; Action, Yes; Conjunctions; Words Without Borders; Circumference; American Letters and Commentary; Mandorla; Denver Quarterly and many others.

Dave Demske longs for a return to the Taoist Golden Age
and would rather work anonymously, believing creation is affected by observation. He sporadically produces illustrations, paintings or assemblages, examining the absurdities of our existence without claiming to know a damn thing about what’s truly going on. [Ed. note- see more of his work at].

David Romtvedt lives in Buffalo, Wyoming and serves as the poet laureate for Wyoming.  His most recent book of poems is Some Church from Milkweed Editions.

Ish Klein‘s book, Union! came out  April  2009 through  the Canarium Press.  Her poems have been published in Make Magazine, The Canary, Gare du Nord, The Hat magazine, X-connect,  Bridge, Spork and are online.  Her films have screened all over the world and at Philadelphia’s ICA, you can see some of them here:

Johannes Görannson: My books are Dear Ra, A New Quarantine Will Take My
Place and Pilot (“Johann the Carousel Horse”). I’ve translated a bunch
of Swedish books including most recently With Deer by Aase Berg,
Collobert Orbital by Johan Jonson, Ideals Clearance by Henry Parland
and others. I’m co-editor of Action,Yes and Action Books and I keep a
blog at

Julie Strand lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the Education Coordinator at Woodland Pattern Book Center. Dancing Girl Press published her second chapbook, The Mae West Defense, in 2009. Strand’s poetry has appeared in Wicked Alice, Arsenic Lobster, WOMB Poetry, Rock Heals (A Narrow

K. Silem Mohammad is the author of Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), and The Front (Roof Books, 2009).  He edits the poetry magazine Abraham Lincoln with Anne Boyer, and is a co-editor of the forthcoming Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf (Edge Books, 2010).  He teaches literature and creative writing at Southern Oregon University.

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Night Music (BlazeVox Books, 2008) and Strange Machine (Gold Wake Press, 2009).  A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her writing appears or is forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review, The Colorado Review, Shenandoah, New Letters, and other periodicals. Awards include residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Prairie Center for the Arts, as well as a scholarship to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers’ annual poetry conference.

Nicholas Michael Ravnikar lets milk dribble down his chin and doesn’t wipe it, just so he can smell like a baby. [editor’s note: he also edits The Bathroom Magazine and was a founding member of the BONK! Performance Series in Racine, Wisconsin.  Recently, he pioneered the Racquetball Chapbook Tournament which will have it’s inaugural event in spring of 2010].

Rebecca Wolff is the author of Manderley, Figment, and most recently The King. Her novel The Beginners is forthcoming from Riverhead Books in 2011. She is editor of Fence and Fence Books and a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute, and lives in Athens, New York.

Sean Francis was born and raised in Utah, but lives today in Chicago, where he teaches humanities at Columbia College and writes about art.  Currently in the works is his memoir “Former-Day Saint:  A  Renegade Mormon Comes Clean.

Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of two books of poetry, c.c.(Krupskaya Books, 2002) and On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008). He also has several chapbooks out, including AAB (Slack Buddha Press, 2004), Futures, Elections (Dos Madres Press, 2004)and Musique Noir (Overhere Press, 2006). A new book of poems, the Hero Project of the Century, is forthcoming in 2009 from The Backwaters Press. He recently completed a manuscript of poetry commissioned by Atelos Books. His website is located at the following link:

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