winter ’16 contributors

ABIGAIL ALLEN
Abigail Allen grew up in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Xavier Review, Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review, Nebo, Confrontation, Crania, Phantasmagoria, and elsewhere. She has also published work in New World Writing, Many Mountains Moving, Forge, and Phantasmagoria under the pseudonym Hiram Goza. Her novel, Birds of Paradise, was published under that name in 2005.
AMBER ROSE WALSH
BARRY ZABELL
Barry, who has attended Gotham Writers in New York City, is currently deep toward the completion of his first novel. When he is not writing, Barry spends time wondering if he should surrender his dream of pitching for the New York Yankees.
BRIANNE M. KOHL
Brianne M. Kohl is a professional liar who cannot be trusted. She has been featured in several publications including The Masters Review: New Voices, The Stoneslide Corrective and The Bohemyth. Find a complete listing of her publications and awards at www. briannekohl.com. Brianne lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter and pet tarantula named Dingo. All of this is true. Or, is it?
CHARLENE LANGFUR
I am a southern Californian, an organic gardener, a Syracuse University Graduate Writing Fellow and my most recent publications are a series of poems in POETRY EAST and in WEBER-THE CONTEMPORARY WEST.
DANIEL SUNDAHL
DAVID FLYNN
DAVID E. HOWERTON
David is a part time programmer and lives in the American River Canyon outside of Auburn Ca. He has done landscaping sign painting cooking and made jewelry to pay the bills. He and his wife live with two bossy cats. He has three adult daughters and eight grandchildren. His hobbies include type design, soapstone carving, walks in the woods, collecting dragons, and a growing library of Science Fiction.
DYLAN KRIEGER & VINCENT CELLUCCI
Dylan Krieger & Vincent Cellucci are partners in crime and poetry in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they each earned an MFA in creative writing at LSU and now work in editing and teaching, respectively. Vincent is the author of An Easy Place / to Die (CityLit) as well as two other collaborations, Come Back River (Finishing Line) and _A Ship on the Line (Unlikely Books). Dylan’s poems have appeared in several print and online publications, including Quarterly West, Deluge, Juked, So and So, Smoking Glue Gun, Small Po[r]tions, and TENDE RLOIN.
JARED PEARCE
Jared Pearce teaches writing and literature at William Penn University. Some of his poems will soon or have recently been shared in Asymptote, Danse Macabre, Dark Matter, Albatross, Emerson Review, and DIAGRAM.
J.E. BURWELL
J. E. Burwell lives and works in western Massachusetts.
JOHN GREY
KUDZAI MAHWITE
Kudzai Mahwite is a young Zimbabwean poet inspired greatly by the works and life of William Shakespeare. He is an Economics student and as part of his studies runs a small-time blog on the African Economy. Kudzai is also a Sportswriter with Football.co.uk.
LEN KUNTZ
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans. His story collection THE DARK SUNSHINE debuted from Connotation Press in 2014 and his new collection I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE AND NEITHER ARE YOU is forthcoming from Unknown Press in March 2015. You can also find him at lenkuntz.blogspot.com
MICHAEL BARTELT
Michael Bartelt was born in Pasadena, CA. He is a high school teacher and basketball coach at the Landmark School in Beverly, MA.
RON BURCH
Ron Burch’s novel “Bliss Inc.” was published by BlazeVOX Books. He lives in Los Angeles. http://www.ronburch.com.
SAVVY MYLES
Savvy Myles is author of The Thirteenth Hour, a young adult series. She is also an avid fan of dinosaurs.
SHARMAINE SUN
Sharmaine Sun discovered she had feelings when she was eleven. In a desperate attempt to avoid expressing them, she turned to writing as not only an outlet but also a distraction. So far, it hasn’t seemed to help. She has been featured in numerous publications including Mosaic and the Monterey County Weekly. She was also named a national medalist in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her poetry in 2015.
SHIVANI SINGH
Shivani is currently a sophomore studying English at Boston University. She hails from the great state of Wisconsin, and when she’s not eating cheese or deeply contemplating a Packers game, you can find her writing poems and exploring Boston.
SONIA KAHN
SONNET MONDAL
Sonnet Mondal is the founder of The Enchanting Verses Literary Review. He has authored eight books of poetry and has performed on invitation at Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia in 2014 and Uskudar International Poetry Festival, Istanbul in 2015. Sonnet is currently one of the featured writers at International Writing Program at The University of IOWA-Silk Routes Project. Sonnet was long listed in The Forbes Magazine’s top 100 Celebrities 2014 edition. His works have appeared in Sheepshead Review, Two Thirds North, Penguin Review, Burning Word literary Journal, The Adroit Journal, California State Poetry Quarterly and Nth Position etc. (Website http://www.sonnetmondal.com)
TOM PESCATORE
Tom Pescatore can sometimes be seen wandering along the Walt Whitman bridge or down the sidewalks of Philadelphia’s old Skid Row. He might have left a poem or two behind to mark his trail. He maintains a poetry blog: amagicalmistake.blogspot.com.
ZOE KEMPRECOS