Issue 2 contributor info

Robert J. Baumann is from Milwaukee, WI. He lives in Lawrence, KS.

Bryan Coffelt lives in Portland, Oregon where he is working on a MA in Writing/Publishing at Portland State University. Some of his work has appeared in Opium, elimae, Juked, NOÖ Journal, and Lamination Colony. He blogs at

Ambrose Corless-Smith was born in Boise, Idaho. His favorite food is strawberry icecream. His favorite time of the year is March 22 at lunchtime and he is six years old and he likes drawing. Eek Eek & Eek is the first poetry book he has ever wroten.

Clare Cross has been writing since she was six years old, when she figured her parents might stop fighting if she wrote a poem, an effort that proved immediately, though temporarily, successful. She is the author of two plays, TALKING ALL NIGHT and JOB’S WIFE, and numerous stories and poems. Her essays on such works as MAJOR BARBARA, THE ICEMAN COMETH, and Edward Bond’s LEAR have appeared as part of the Gale Research series Drama for Students and have undoubtedly been plagiarized by generations of freshmen desperate to hand in papers they’ve been procrastinating on for weeks.

Dave Demske knows we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.  In addition, Dave has fathered two wonderful children who miraculously are full of love. So he’s got that going for him.

Hanna Gichard is originally from Cedar Rapids, IA. She graduated from Carthage College in 2009 with a degree in Political Science. She is currently living, working, and writing in Lake Geneva, WI.

Ryan Philip Kulefsky teaches writing and rhetoric and 20th century American literature at Columbia College Chicago.

Lacey Hunter

Daniela Olszewska is the author of four chapbooks: The Partial Autobiography of Jane Doe (dancing girl press), Resort to Humming (Scantily Clad Press), The Twelve Husbands of Citizen Jane (Beard of Bees), and The Twelve Wives of Citizen Jane (Spooky Girlfriend Press). She is an Assistant Editor at Switchback Books and the Poetry Editor of Black Warrior Review.

The Racine Public Library sits on the shores of Lake Michigan in the city of Racine, Wisconsin.  It is the happiest place on earth.

Katarzyna (Kat) Rygasiewicz plays Sheepshead at Humble Park, Racine, WI. and writes and performs during exceedingly hot baths.

Samuel Day Wharton has poems appearing or forthcoming in Anti-, Leveler, Pinstripe Fedora, Thirteen Myna Birds & Versal. He is the editor of the poetry journal Sawbuck.

Bruce Worden, one of the most beloved children’s book illustrators of our time, is best remembered for his illustrations for GOODNIGHT KEITH MOON and WHAT ABOUT ME?, a classic tale of taxonomic futility. With his wife, the voice actor Vanessa Mayesky, he created many cherished short films, oh and a son. And their stories about the engaging Chris Novy are as relevant today as they ever were.

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