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Dan Chelotti's recent work has appeared, or is forthcoming in Fence, Bateau, North American Review, Gulf Coast, notnostrums, Court Green, Handsome, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a regular contributor to Flying Object, and is the author of two chapbooks, The Eights (PSA) and Day Later (False Indigo Press). He teaches writing for Elms College.

Katie Condon is currently an undergraduate at Elms College. "Fort Knox is Warm" and "Lost Vendetta" are her first poems to be published.

Jennifer H. Fortin's first book of poems, Mined Muzzle Velocity, will be published by Lowbrow Press in late 2011. Poor Claudia is putting out a chapbook of hers soon. With three other poets, she co-founded & co-edits the online poetry journal LEVELER.

Tyler Gobble is lead editor at Stoked Journal, blog editor of The Collagist, and a contributor with Vouched Online. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming from PANK, Everyday Genius, and Used Furniture Review, among other places.  Find him here.

Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Alen Hamza immigrated to the United States when he was fifteen years old. He currently teaches ESL at a refugee-resettling agency in Louisville, KY, and will begin the MFA program at the Michener Center for Writers at UT-Austin in the fall. His work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Harpur Palate and on National Public Radio.

Vince Hazen is the featured artist for Issue 2.  More of his work can be found here.

Brandi Homan is the author of Bobcat Country (Shearsman, 2010) and Hard Reds (Shearsman, 2008). She is also a cofounder, with Becca Klaver and Hanna Andrews, of the feminist press Switchback Books.

Donald Illich has published work in LIT, The Iowa Review, Nimrod, and other journals. He was a semi-finalist for the Boston Review/"Discovery" Poetry Contest. He lives in Rockville, Md.

Rob MacDonald lives in Boston and is the editor of the online journal Sixth Finch. His poetry has appeared in Octopus, No Tell Motel, H_NGM_N and other journals. Last New Death, a chapbook, is available from Scantily Clad Press.

Andrew Morgan teaches writing at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. His work has most recently appeared in the magazines Conduit, Fairy Tale Review, and Pleiades.

Sally Molini co-edits Cerise Press. Her work is forthcoming in Barrow Street, American Letters & Commentary, Forklift Ohio, Denver Quarterly, Cimarron Review, and other journals. She lives in Nebraska.

Rich Murphy taught writing and literature at Bradford College and Emmanuel College in MA before coming to Virginia Commonwealth University. His credits include two books of poems Voyeur and The Apple in the Monkey Tree; chapbooks Great Grandfather, Family Secret, Rescue Lines, and Hunting and Pecking; and essays on poetics in Folly Magazine, The International Journal of the Humanities, Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Reconfigurations: A Journal for Poetics Poetry / Literature and Culture, Fringe, Big Toe Review, and Journal of Ecocriticism.

Philip Byron Oakes is a poet living in Austin, Texas (USA). His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Cricket Online Review, Otoliths, Moria, E ratio and Blue & Yellow Dog. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, Cactus Land (77 Rogue Letters) 2009 and Sard (Otoliths) 2010. http://philipbyronoakes.blogspot.com/

Nate Pritts is the author of four full-length books of poems - most recently Big Bright Sun (BlazeVOX) & The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books). His fifth, Sweet Nothing, is forthcoming from Lowbrow Press in late 2011. He is the founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N & H_NGM_N BKS. Find him online at www.natepritts.com.

Francis Raven's books include Architectonic Conjectures (Silenced Press, 2010), Provisions (Interbirth, 2009), 5-Haifun: Of Being Divisible (Blue Lion Books, 2008), Shifting the Question More Complicated (Otoliths, 2007), Taste: Gastronomic Poems (Blazevox, 2005) and the novel, Inverted Curvatures (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005). Francis lives in Washington DC; you can check out more of his work at his website: http://www.ravensaesthetica.com/ .

Ron Riekki is the author of Leave Me Alone I'm Bleeding, Gyspy Daughter Press, and U.P., Ghost Road Press. He organized THE U.P. BOOK TOUR 2011, from Jun 23 to Jul 23, featuring 60 Michigan authors participating in 45 events in 30 days in 20 U.P. cities.

Matt Ryan is the author of the forthcoming Read This Or You're Dead To Me (Hopewell Publications). He is the publisher and editor of Lowbrow Press and teaches creative and academic writing at Concordia University St. Paul.

Michael Schiavo is the author of The Mad Song, and the chapbooks Ranges II (Forklift, Ink.), 275 Ocean Avenue (Gondola), and Beautiful School (Gondola). His poetry has appeared in such places as Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, The Normal School, The Yale Review, La Petite Zine, LIT, Wag's Revue, and Fourteen Hills. He lives in Vermont.

Peter Jay Shippy's most recent book is How to Build the Ghost in Your Attic (Rose Metal Press, 2007). These poems are from a new project, Kaputnik.

Kyle Thompson has previously placed work in Boston Review, MiPoesias, AGNI, and elsewhere.

Jon Thrower lives and works in and around the bricks of St. Louis, Missouri. He is, to varying degrees, writer, teacher, editor, and pataphysical orchid. Previous work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiddleback, BlazeVox, Story South, Poetry Midwest, and Atropos Press among others.

Angela Veronica Wong is the author of the forthcoming chapbook 25 little red poems on dancing girls press , and two previous chapbooks on Flying Guillotine Press and Cy Gist Press. Recent poems have appeared in Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, and Columbia Poetry Review. Find and follow her on Twitter and visit her at www.angelaveronicawong.com.


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