Country Music
an online journal of poetry
Home Issue 8 Contents Author Bios Archives Manifesto Submit
Issue 8 Bios Issue 7 Bios Issue 6 Bios Issue 5 Bios Issue 4 Bios Issue 3 Bios Issue 2 Bios Issue 1 Bios

Ryan Bender-Murphy lives in Austin, TX. His poems have appeared in Better, Everyday Genius, Front Porch, Phantom Limb, Spork, and elsewhere. His chapbook of poems, First Man on Mars, was released by Phantom Limb Press in 2013. He is the editor-in-chief of the poetry journal Hardly Doughnuts.

Mark Cunningham's latest book is Helicotremors (Otoliths). "And Suddenly It's Evening," is a recent chapbook on the Beard of Bees site.

Maria Flaccavento hails from southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. She is co-founder of the online literary and arts journal littletell. Her work can be found in The Apiary, Bedfellows, the Fanzine, Madcap Review, and S/WORD. She aspires to one day be named poet laureate of The Sopranos.

Nathan Hauke is the author of Every Living One (forthcoming from Horse Less Press in 2015), In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes (Publication Studio, 2013), a collaborative talk about getting a small press off the ground in a rural community, entitled Country Music, that was written with his Ark Press co-editor Kirsten Jorgenson (DoubleCross Press Poetics of the Handmade series, 2013), and four chapbooks, most recently Pastoral (years later) (Shirt PocketPress, 2013). His poems have been anthologized in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012) and Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press, 2015). He has a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is a poetry editor for Coconut Magazine.

Eric Hoffman is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently By the Hours: Selected Poems, Early and Uncollected (Dos Madres Press, 2013). Poetry and prose have appeared in Jacket2, Talisman, Big Bridge, Smartish Pace, Rain Taxi, and Caliban, among many others. His biography of poet George Oppen, Oppen: A Narrative, was published by Shearsman in 2013. With Dominick Grace, he edited three volumes of the University Press of Mississippi's Conversations with Comic Artists series: Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations (both 2013), and Seth: Conversations (forthcoming, 2015). He is currently a contributor to the comics website Comics Bulletin. He lives in Vernon, Connecticut.

Sean Patrick Hill is the author of three books of poems: Hibernaculum (Slash Pine Press), Interstitial, and The Imagined Field. Poems recently appeared or are forthcoming in TYPO, Spork, Blueshift Journal, Yes Poetry, and The Pinch Journal. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he publishes broadsides as Green Fuse Press.

Jessie Janeshek's first book of poems is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008).

Ashleigh Lambert is the author of the chapbook Ambivalent Amphibians (Dancing Girl Press, 2013). Her poems and other writing can also be found in Ampersand Review, Anti-, Bone Bouquet, Coldfront, Diagram, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and Sink Review. A native of the Midwest, she now lives in New York.

Dustin Luke Nelson is the author of the forthcoming collection in the office hours of the polar vortex (Robocup) and the chapbook Abraham Lincoln (Mondo Bummer). His 90-minute performance film STRIKE TWO debuted with Gauss PDF in April and his performance piece "Applause" debuted at the Walker Art Center's Open Field in June. His poems have or will appear in the Greying Ghost Pamphlet Series, Fence Magazine, Paper Darts, Opium, 3:AM, the Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. His digital self is housed at

Kylan Rice has poetry published or forthcoming in Ghost Proposal, BROWN GOD, death hums, Bodega, Birdfeast, ILK Journal, Gigantic Sequins, and elsewhere. He is editor for likewise folio and Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art. He lives in Utah.

Eileen R. Tabios loves books, and has released more than 20 print, three electronic and 1 CD poetry collections; an art essay collection; a “collected novels” book; a poetry essay/interview anthology; a short story collection; and an experimental biography. She has also exhibited visual art and visual poetry in the United States and Asia. Her most recent release is SUN STIGMATA (Marsh Hawk Press, 2014). More information is available at

Lucy Tiven's poems have been featured in Lazy Fascist Review, Two Serious Ladies, and The Scrambler. She lives in a pink house in Los Angeles with her best friend and their little cat, Joey, who is a real scamp. She loves late night TV, wine and colorfield painting.

Michael Joseph Walsh is a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Denver and co-editor for APARTMENT Poetry. His poems have appeared in Cloud Rodeo, Coconut, DREGINALD, DIAGRAM, Fence, PANK, RealPoetik, The Volta, and Word For/Word.

Mark Young's most recent books are the eclectic world from gradient books of Finland & a small collection of visuals, Arachnid Nebula, from Luna Bisonte Prods. A new collection, HOTUS POTUS, is due out from Meritage Press in early 2015. Born in Hokitika, New Zealand, he now lives in North Queensland in Australia.

Authors retain all copyrights to their work.