The "Do You Have Lots of Faults Too?" Issue


#19 Contributors

Derek Alger is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA writing program, and serves as Editor-at-Large of PIF Magazine. His fiction has appeared in Confrontation, Ducts, The Literary Review, and Night Train, to name a few. He has worked as an editor and reporter for newspapers in the Bronx for over 20 years.

Nina Camp is a direct mail copywriter specializing in herbal remedies for incontinence, insomnia, and pain, and is also an opera singer, as yet unpaid, who favors high-flying Mozart and ornate, moody Handel. Originally from Baltimore, Camp lives in New York City, where she writes personal essays, transcribes her own dreams, and makes lists.

Walter Cummins' fifth story collection, The Lost Ones, was published in 2012. Over the years, more than 100 of his stories have appeared in magazines and literary journals, in addition to the publication of numerous essays, articles, and reviews. He is co-publisher of Serving House Books and currently teaches in Fairleigh Dickinson University's MFA in creative writing program.

Okla Elliott is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois where he works in the fields of comparative literature and trauma studies. He is the author of a collection of short fiction, From the Crooked Timber, and three poetry chapbooks, as well as co-editing, with Kyle Minor, The Other Chekhov.

James Eret was born and raised in Indiana, and was one of the founders of Another Chicago Magazine. His poetry has appeared in numerous San Diego area publications, including The Poetry Conspiracy, City Works, and Balboa Park Poets.

DeWitt Henry is the author of a novel, The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts (winner of the inaugural Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel), and a mid-life memoir-in-essays, Safe Suicide: Narrative, Essays, and Meditations. Both are sequels to his childhood memoir, Sweet Dreams: A Family History. The founding editor of Ploughshares, he is a Professor at Emerson College. (www.dewitthenry.com).

Bruce Holbert is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of the novel, Lonesome Animals, which has been named a finalist for the 2013 Spur Award for Best Novel by Western Writers of America. His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, the New Orleans Review, and Hotel Amerika, to name a few publications.

Julie Kane is the author of Jazz Funeral (2009), which won the Donald Justice Prize, and Rhythm & Booze (2003), a National Poetry Series winner and Poets' Prize finalist. The 2011-13 Louisiana Poet Laureate, she teaches at Northwestern State University of Louisiana and is on the faculty of the West Chester summer poetry conference.

Heather Lang is a poet and critic studying with Fairleigh Dickinson University's low-residency MFA in Creating Writing program. Originally from Salt Lake City, Lang earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she triple majored in Chinese, English, and Asian Studies.

Sonja Larson is the Program Director of Grub Street. Her short fiction has appeared in or been honored by Glimmer Train, Meridian, Nimrod, The Red Mountain Review, and The Hub. She has received awards and scholarships from the Breadloaf's Writers Conference, St. Botolph Club Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison writing program.

Linda Lappin is the author of three novels: The Etruscan, Katherine's Wish, and the forthcoming mystery novel, Signatures in Stone. She was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, graduated from Eckerd College in Florida, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. She now makes her home in Italy and teaches at the University of Rome.

Sid Miller has published three poetry collections, including Dot-To-Dot Oregon and Nixon at the Piano. In 2004, he created the Burnside Review, which is now one of Portland's most well respected journals. He is the father of identical twin baby boys, and therefore, does not get out as much as he used to.

Gloria Mindock, author of the poetry collection, Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson St. Press, 2007) and Nothing Divine Here (U Soku Stapa, 2010), is editor and publisher of Cervena Barva Press. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including River Styx, Phoebe, and Poet Lore, to name a few, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Anna Lillian Moser earned a Bachelor's in English from SUNY New Paltz and has spent the past 10 years toiling away as a reporter with various weekly newspapers in New York and the State of Washington. She currently attends Pratt Institute where she is pursuing an MLS degree.

Joey Nicoletti is the author of the poetry collection, Borrowed Dust (2011), Earthquake Weather, and Cannoli Gangster, which was selected as a finalist for the Steel Toe Books Poetry Prize by Denise Duhamel. He currently teaches creative writing and English literature at Niagra University.

Susan O'Neil is the author of Don't Mean Nothing: Short Stories of Viet Nam and has edited Vestal Review (http://vestalreview.net), an ezine/literary journal for "flash fiction," since it began 12 years ago. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous essays about human/technological issues, based, in part, on her blog for: http://peacecorpsworldwide.org.

Nick Ripatrazone is the author of four books: Oblations (prose poems, Gold Wake Press, 2012), This Is Not About Birds (poems, Gold Wake Press, 2012), The Fine Delight: Postconciliar Catholic Literature (literary criticism, Cascade Books, 2013), and This Darksome Burn (novella, firhForth Books, 2013). His writing has received honors from Esquire, The Kenyon Review, and ESPN: The Magazine, and has been featured at Verse Daily.

Sarah Suzor is the author of a collection of poetry, The Principle Agent, which won the 2010 Hudson Prize and was recently published by Black Lawrence Press. She also has a forthcoming collaboration, After the Fox, co-authored with Travis Cebula and due out in 2014. Suzor's poetry has been published widely, as well as anthologized, translated, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Susan Tepper (http://www.susantepper.com) is the author of the novel, From the Umberplatzen, and the story collection, Deer & Other Stories. Tepper also co-wrote, with Gary Percescope, What May Have Been: Letters of Jackson Pollock & Dori G. She has published over 100 stories, poems, essays, and interviews, in literary journals worldwide, and has received six nominations for the Pushcart Prize.

Richard Weems (www.weems.net) is the author of Anything He Wants, winner of the Spire Fiction Award and finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, as well as the Cheap Stories eBook series available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. He is the founder and director of the BCA Summer Writing Program. His stories have been published in North American Review, The Gettysburg Review, and The Mississippi Review, to name a few.

Mark Wisniewski is the author of the novel, Show Up, Look Good, published by Gival Press in 2011, His other published works include the novel, Confessions of a Polish Used Car Salesman, a collection of short stories, All Weekend with the Lights On, and a book of narrative poems, One of Us One Night. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Southern Review, Antioch Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Gettysburg Review.

Karen Wunsch's is the author of stories and personal essays appearing in The Literary Review, the Beloit Fiction Journal, Hotel Amerika, and Confrontation, to name a few. Her memoir pieces have been anthologized in Voices from the Couch and Escaping the Yellow Wallpaper.

Zvi A. Sesling has ben published in numerous magazines and won several prizes. He edits Muddy River Poetry Review. He is the author of King of the Jungle (Ibbetson Street Press, 2010) and a chapbook, Across Stones of Bad Dreams (Cervena Barva Press, 2011). His next full length volume, Fire Tongue, is due from Cervena Barva Press later this year.