Issue 38 Contributors


Lori Brack's essays and poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction, Another Chicago Magazine, The Fourth River, Superstition Review and its blog, and Mid-American Review. She manages a new project dedicated to the development of artists in Salina, Kansas.

Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, a chapbook published in 2016 by Indolent Books and a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominated poet. His poetry has appeared in Arts & Understanding Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Kettle Blue Review, Radius Literary Magazine, Pretty Owl Poetry and other publications. He lives with his husband Stephen in Malden, Massachusetts, and serves as an associate poetry editor for Indolent Books. He is also currently deputy director for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Poetry, book reviews, and upcoming events can be found at

Mary Coons is a graduate student at UMass Boston currently completing an MFA in creative writing. Her work has previously appeared in Cartridge Lit, Bad Pony, and The Golden Key. 

Laura E. Davis is the author of Braiding the Storm (Finishing Line, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Tinderbox, Pedestal Magazine, Muzzle, and Corium, among others, and anthologized in Bared and The Doll Collection. Laura is a freelance writer in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner and son. 

Justin Holliday is an English lecturer and poet. His work has appeared in Occulum, The Airgonaut, (b)OINK, gobbet, Fire Poetry, and elsewhere.

Jen Karetnick is the author of three full-length poetry collections, including The Treasures That Prevail (Whitepoint Press, September 2016), finalist for the 2017 Poetry Society of Virginia Book Prize, as well as four poetry chapbooks. The winner of the 2017 Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, she has had work appear recently in Cutthroat, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, Verse Daily and Waxwing. She is co-editor of SWWIM Every Day. See more

Freesia McKee is author of the chapbook How Distant the City (Headmistress Press, 2017). Her words have appeared in cream city reviewThe Feminist WirePainted Bride QuarterlyGertrude, Huffington Post, and Sundress Press’s anthology Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity. She has performed poetry in bookstores, prisons, classrooms, summer camps, arts groups, and youth programs. Freesia lives in North Miami.

Jennifer (Eisenhauer) Richardson is an Associate Professor in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy and an affiliated faculty member with the Disability Studies Program at The Ohio State University. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly, Wordgathering, Breath and Shadow, Connotations Press, and Visual Culture and Gender. Her 2013 essay appearing in South Loop Review was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her academic writing, appearing in multiple journals, focuses on representations of mental disability.  

Theresa Senato Edwards has published two full-length poetry books, one, with painter Lori Schreiner, winning The Tacenda Literary Award for Best Book, and two chapbooks. Excerpts from her newest manuscript, Wing Bones, can be found in Stirring, Gargoyle, The Nervous Breakdown, Thrush Poetry Journal, Hermeneutic Chaos Journal, Amethyst Arsenic, Bop Dead City, UCity ReviewRise Up Review, and Diode Poetry Journal. Edwards was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, received a creative writing residency from Drop Forge & Tool, and is Editor in Chief of The American Poetry Journal (APJ). Her website: https://tsenatoedwards.   

Alison Taverna received her MFA in poetry & publishing from Chatham University. Her chapbook, What Hollywood Taught Me, won the 2015 Robin Becker Prize from Seven Kitchens Press. She currently is the Assistant Editor at Autumn House Press & the Poetry Instructor at Pittsburgh's Creative & Performing Arts High School.  

Robert R. Thurman is an artist, musician and poet. Thurman is the author of SYSTEMS (2015), CONNECTIONS (ZimZalla 2017) and MACHINE LANGUAGE (Spacecraft Press 2018). Robert’s work has appeared in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, Columbia Journal, Eyedrum Periodically, Vlak 4, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine the Arts and Humanities, Rune: The MIT Journal of Arts and Letters, The Monarch Review, Rampike, and Exquisite Corpse. His work has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles and London.