Contributors: Issue 02
Noah Burton was born in Kansas City, Kansas, grew up in Springfield, Virginia, and now lives in Madbury, New Hampshire. He writes poems, plays a banjo like a sitar, and hangs out with his goat friends, Agnus and Sophie. He is currently a teacher and MFA student at the University of New Hampshire. His poems have appeared in Basalt Magazine, Scapegoat Review, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and Kenning Journal.
Stephanie De Couto Costa is an emerging artist born in Montreal. She received her BFA from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2010. Since then, she has participated in a number of exhibitions and residencies and actively participated in the development of collective printmaking based project and exhibitions throughout the city of Montreal by sitting as Vice President of Graff Studio's board of directors in 2013. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Print Media at Concordia University.
Christopher Evans lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and young daughter. He is new to poetry, but his fiction has previously appeared in Grain, The New Quarterly, Joyland and more.
Howie Good's latest book of poetry is The Complete Absence of Twilight (2014) from MadHat Press.
Sarah Grindlay is in her final undergraduate year studying poetry, fiction, English Literature, and Professional Writing. She is the Editor-in-chief of The Warren Undergraduate Review, co- founder of the Unreal City reading series, and the recipient of the 2014 Philip Pickering Award in Poetry. In her spare time, Sarah paints with toothpicks and makes obscure movie references.
Christine McNair’s work has appeared in cv2, Prairie Fire, ditchpoetry.com, Arc, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, Descant, and assorted other places. Her first collection of poems Conflict, appeared with BookThug in spring 2012. She works as a book doctor in Ottawa, is one of the former hosts of CKCU Lit Landscapes, and blogs at cartywheel.wordpress.com.
Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of nearly thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. His most recent titles include notes and dispatches: essays (Insomniac press, 2014) and The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014), as well as the poetry collection If suppose we are a fragment (BuschekBooks, 2014). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books, The Garneau Review), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics, Touch the Donkey and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com
Louise Robertson has earned degrees (BA Oberlin, MFA George Mason University), poetry publications (Pudding Magazine, New Verse News, Third Wednesday) poetry awards (Mary Roberts Rinehart, Columbus Arts Festival Poetry Competition (twice)), and performed at national poetry slam competitions (2013 National Poetry Slam and 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam, both as a representative for Writers' Block Poetry). She is active as a poet and organizer in her local Columbus, Ohio poetry scene serving as staff and marketing director for Writers' Block Poetry and as curator for First Draft Open Mic.
Sara Sutterlin was born in 1988. She writes and lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is the editor and curator of the anthology WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE?, which features 34 women writers. It is available both digitally and in print (limited copies). She publishes e-books as well as zines. Her most recent zine, PISSY BABY, is available via LETTERS FROM BUMMERCAMP DISTRO & PRESS for 3$ or digitally. Published work can be found in THE CHAPESS zine (vol 4 & 5), THE BOHEMYTH, at the RPD SOCIETY, IN INCONNU MAG, GLAMOUR GIRL ZINE, and in THE ALTAR COLLECTIVE (vol 2), in FIELD NOTES (#3) as well as other places around the web and in zines.