summer ’14 contributors

Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director. Published chapbooks include: ‘Remembrance’, Origami Condom Press; ‘The Conquest of Somalia’, Cervena Barva Press; ‘The Dance of Hate’, Calliope Nerve Media; ‘Material Questions’, Silkworms Ink; ‘Dispossessed’, Medulla Press; ‘Mutilated Girls’, Heavy Hands Ink; and ‘Escape to Cyberspace’, Writing Knights Press. His poetry collection ‘Days of Destruction’ was published by Skive Press; ‘Expectations’, Rogue Scholars Press; ‘Dawn in Cities’, Winter Goose Publishing; ‘Assault on Nature’, Winter Goose Publishing. ‘Songs of a Clerk’ and ‘Civilized Ways’ will be published by Winter Goose Publishing. His novel ‘Extreme Change’ was published by Cogwheel Press; ‘Acts of Defiance’ was published by Artema Press. His collection of short stories, ‘A Glimpse of Youth’ was published by Sweatshoppe Publications. His original plays and translations of Moliere, Aristophanes and Sophocles have been produced Off Broadway. His poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He currently lives in New York City.
Robert Boucheron is an architect in Charlottesville, Virginia, website His academic degrees are Harvard, B. A. in English, and Yale, M. Arch. His stories, essays and book reviews appear in Atticus Review, Bangalore Review, Cossack Review, Digital Americana, North Dakota Quarterly, Outside In Literary & Travel, Poydras Review, and other magazines.
Trey Capps is from Aynor, South Carolina, and he just finished his undergraduate degree in history and English at the University of South Carolina. If he somehow fails to find success as a poet or a traveling folk singer, he will consider applying to history doctoral programs.
David is a poet and student born in Guadalajara, Mexico, currently attending UC Berkeley. He has previously written pieces for Chicago-based literary magazine, Anobium (, and most recently been published in UC Santa Cruz’s Matchbox Literary Magazine. Like any other worthwhile individual, he enjoys both iced tea and continental philosophy.
Frida Clark currently studies International Relations and Comparative Literature at Boston University. Although from Mexico, she was primarily raised in Madrid, Spain and Richmond, Virginia. When not mourning the inevitable death of her youth, she enjoys writing poetry, drawing, listening to music, and using public transportation.
I’m a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary in English, with a lot of focus devoted to philosophy as well. I love being outdoors, and I’m also an avid home cook, amateur home brewer, and record collector.
Isaac Dalonhome is a proud libertarian and pet owner. He currently resides in a half-acre gunroom of baronial splendor in the woods of western Ontario with his dog, Iago, and cat, Nefertiti. He has better wifi coverage than you might imagine.
After a rather extended and varied second childhood in New Orleans, Matt Dennison finished his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University. His work has appeared in Rattle, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and Cider Press Review, among others.
Chris Dungey is a retired auto worker who lives and writes from Lapeer, Michigan. He has the care and feeding of two wood-stoves, sings in a Presbyterian choir, camps at sports car races, and spends entirely too much time in Starbucks. “Superficial” is his fortieth published story. Chris has a collection entitled “The Pace-Lap Blues and Other Tales from the Seventies” available from
Claire T. Feild has had numerous poems accepted for publication in both print journals and anthologies such as The Tulane Review; Chinaberries and Crows: An Anthology; Palimpsest: A Creative Journal of the Humanities; Welter; Pinyon Review; The Chaffey Review; Birmingham Arts Journal; Windmills (Australia); Coup d’Etat; Kudzu; Twisted Endings (Canada); Dark Lane Poetry Collaborative (U.K.); Dual Coast Magazine; and The Carolina Quarterly. Her first poetry book is Mississippi Delta Women in Prism. Her second collection of poetry is Southern Aunts, The 1950s. Her Origami chapbook is Indigo Blues. Her second book, A Delta Vigil, is forthcoming.
Greg Goomishian was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a student studying English and History at UC Berkeley. His literary work ranges from laughably amateur to magnificently talented, depending all in all upon what mood you are in. His short bio stops at fifty words, an interesting
M. Krockmalnik Grabois’ poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, most recently for for his poem, “Birds,” published in The Blue Hour, 2013. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, is available as an e-book.
Ray Greenblatt has lived in New England, the West Indies, and along the Eastern Shore. He has written short stories, essays and poetry which have been published across the U.S. in periodicals as diverse as America, English Journal, and Joseph Conrad Today. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the Anthony Byrne Prize for Poetry. He was also the editor of the magazine General Eclectic. A teacher for many years, Ray Greenblatt has taught writing in the Philadelphia Writers Conference as well as spoken at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California.
m.f. nagel was born in anchorage Alaska, Her Athabaskan and Eyak heritage gave her a love of poetry. m.f. now lives and writes near the banks of the Matanuska river in the Palmer Butte, Alaska, where the moose, wild dog~ roses and salmonberries Provide unending joy and inspiration.
Matt is a junior at William & Mary and is currently studying abroad at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has been published in Leiden, Effervescence at the University of Richmond, as well as in Jump!, Bullet Quarterly, and The Gallery at William & Mary.
Jessye Stein is a senior at Boston University. She is originally from a town that is not very far from Boston. She will soon graduate with a degree that (hopefully) demonstrates that she has developed critical thinking skills over the last four years. She loves the idea of acorns.