Contributors

Poetry

A lifelong Georgia resident, Megan Gehring lives with her husband in Marietta. She is completing a Master of Arts degree in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University, where she completed a BA in English in 2010. Megan has been previously published in Share.

Christopher Martin lives in Acworth, Georgia, with his wife and son. He is a first-year student in the MA in Professional Writing program at Kennesaw State University. Chris’s work has appeared in Share Art and Literary Magazine, Loose Change, and, most recently, Still (www.stilljournal.net).

Joe Kmiecik is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his girlfriend, Nora. He received his MFA from Emerson College.

Alyse Knorr is the poetry editor of So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, based out of George Mason University, where she is pursuing her MFA in poetry and teaching undergraduate English.  Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Salamander, The Minnesota Review, elimae, Moria, Dark Sky Magazine, and the online anthology Poetry Ark, among others.

Kristian Rodriguez‘s work has also been featured in Stone Canoe Journal, Issue 5.

Jesse Wide is a high school English teacher in the greater Atlanta area. He wrote his first poem riding on a train to Quincy, Illinois.

Non-fiction

Adele White was raised, married, and brought up her own two children all within a five-mile radius on Long Island, NY. Once the kids were on their own, Adele and her husband, Peter, shed most of their possessions and moved to Athens, Georgia to live a simpler life.

Fiction

Andrew Forrest Baker hails from mid-Georgia, where he learned to skip rocks on picturesque lakes, stress the vowel sounds in any number of words, and write Southern Gothic stories of equal parts compassion and vitriol.  He resides in Chicago, Illinois, and attends the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Whitney House lives in Edgewood with Adam, Gilbert, the dog, and Harold, the cat.

Scott Riley Irvine lives in Atlanta and attends Georgia State University.  His writing can be found online at killauthor, Thunderclap!, For Every Year, and Used Furniture Review. He is presently working on a novella that will probably never see the light of day.

Charles Stephens was born and raised in Atlanta, where he now resides. He is a graduate of Georgia State University. His inspirations include, but are not limited to: Camille Paglia, Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Essex Hemphill, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Susan Sontag, and Todd Solondz.

Art

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, MaDora Frey lives, teaches, and makes art in New York City. She received her MFA at the New York Academy of Art and studied at the Florence Academy in Florence, Italy.  Frey has exhibited widely both domestically and internationally with solo shows in Seattle, Washington and New York City. She was awarded the Prince of Wales fellowship in Normandy, France, and has been published in New American Paintings. Frey is also an active member of the New York City women’s art collective, TART.

Frey sees her work as a type of self-portraiture that is bound by both the personal and collective unconscious. She finds power and truth in the mystery of a work, a metaphor for the complexity of the human psyche. In this, her work is not only about herself but also attempts to speak of the human condition. Her sketchbook offers a day-to-day quandary of personal life, desire, and her connection to the outside world.

You can see more of her work at madorafrey.com

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