winter ’13-’14 contributors

Read all about our talented contributors to the Coup d’Etat Winter ’13-’14 issue here (more bios coming soon):
WILLIAM AKIN
RANDALL BROWN
Randall Brown teaches at Rosemont College’s MFA Program. He’s the author of the award-winning collection Mad to Live, and his work appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Flash Fiction and Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction. He blogs regularly at FlashFiction.Net and is the founder of Matter Press. He earned his MFA in Fiction at Vermont College, and (more importantly) his son was recently accepted into Boston University’s School of Communications. Go Terriers!
ZORAIDA CABRERA
VALENTINA CANO
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, The Scarlet Sound, The Adroit Journal, Perceptions Literary Magazine, Welcome to Wherever, The Corner Club Press, Death Rattle, Danse Macabre, Subliminal Interiors, Generations Literary Journal, Poetry Super Highway, Stream Press, Stone Telling, Popshot, Golden Sparrow Literary Review, Rem Magazine, Structo, The 22 Magazine, The Black Fox Literary Magazine, Niteblade, Tuck Magazine, Ontologica, among many others. You can find her here: http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com
KYLE CLAUSS
Kyle Clauss is a New Jersey-born, Pennsylvania-raised writer. His nonfiction work and literary criticism have appeared on BostInno and The Arts Fuse, and he can be heard weekly on WTBU’s The Beanpot with Reimer & Clauss. In 2011, Clauss published a collection of short stories titled Figments. Clauss currently resides in Brookline, Mass.
PATRICK COLLINS
AMANDA DOMURACKI
Amanda Domuracki is a film and television student with hopes of a career in screenwriting. She has written two novels and numerous short stories, poems, and short films, and is heavily involved with producing for butv10. She is originally from New Jersey and when she’s not writing, she enjoys electronic music and gaming.
CHRISTOPHER DUNGEY
PAGE ELLERSON
CLAIRE FEILD
Claire T. Feild is an English composition instructor. She has had poems accepted for publication in numerous print journals such as Boston University; The Tulane Review; Chinaberries and Crows: An Anthology; Palimpsest: A Creative Journal of the Humanities; Zymbol Magazine; Folio; Welter; The Path: A Literary Magazine; Pinyon Review; The Chaffey Review; Calidum Literary Magazine; Birmingham Arts Journal; Windmills (Australia); Coup d’Etat; Twisted Endings (Canada); Dark Lane Poetry Collaborative (the U.K.); and The Carolina Quarterly. Her second collection of poetry, Southern Aunts, The 1950s, has just been published (summer 2013). An Origami chapbook titled Indigo Blues was published fall 2013 by the Origami Poetry Project. Her first poetry book is Mississippi Delta Women in Prism.
KRISTEN GAST
Kristen Gast studies Religion and Psychology at Boston University. She is from the great state of California and will physically fight anyone who says it is overrated. She loves animals, movies, people, and astrophysics, among many other things. Her biggest fear is Kevin Spacey, and her favorite thing about herself is her teeth.  Like most people, she has been writing from a young age, and also like most people, she daydreams about writing The Next Great American Novel. For now, she sticks to short stories and the occasional really bad poem.
YAZMIN GOOREN
KYLE HEMMINGS
Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been published in Elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Blaze Vox, Matchbook, and elsewhere. He has two upcoming chapbooks: Underground Chrysanthemums (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Terminal (White Knuckle Chapbooks).He loves 50s Sci-Fi movies,  manga comics, and pre-punk garage bands of the 60s.
MARK JACKLEY
KYLE JEPSON
DREW MCLOON
NINA MISRA
RODNEY NELSON
Rodney Nelson’s work began appearing in mainstream journals long ago; but he turned to fiction and did not write a poem for twenty-two years, restarting in the 2000s. So he is both older and “new.” See his page in the Poets & Writers directory http://www.pw.org/content/rodney_nelson for a notion of the publishing history. He has worked as a copy editor in the Southwest and now lives in the northern Great Plains. Recently, his poem “One Winter” won a Poetry Kit Award for 2011 (U.K.); it had appeared in Symmetry Pebbles. His “Upstream in Idaho” received a Best of Issue Award at the late Neon Beam (also England). The chapbook Metacowboy was published in 2011; another title, In Wait, in November 2012. Bog Light and Sighting the Flood have just appeared. The chapbook Fargo in Winter took second place in the 2013 Cathlamet Prize competition at Ravenna Press, Spokane. Directions From Enloe has won third in the Turtle Island Quarterly contest. Nelson’s chapbook of prose narratives, Hill of Better Sleep, is out from Red Bird Chapbooks. Mogollon Picnic, poems (Red Dashboard), is already in print; and the poetry ebook Nodding in Time (Kind of a Hurricane Press) is “up.”
KENNETH NICHOLS
Kenneth Nichols teaches writing at Oswego State University and Cayuga Community College. His work has appeared in publications including Main Street Rag, Lunch Ticket, Skeptical Inquirer, the Tin House blog and PopMatters. He is also responsible for the writing craft site Great Writers Steal, accessible at www.greatwriterssteal.com.
LOREN SMITH
JON STEINHAGEN
MENEESE WALL
Meneese Wall amalgamates various vocations inside her Santa Fe crucible – writer, graphic designer, business partner, wife, domestic slave, healthcare guru, and mother to a catalytic daughter (not necessarily in that order). More of her creative dexterity can be found on her website – www.mountainmetropolis.com.