Contributors (a cumulative list - Continued)
N - Z
Jason Namey is an MFA student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he is a prose editor for Permafrost Magazine. His stories also appear or are forthcoming in FLAPPERHOUSE, Moon City Review, fields, Two Thirds North and elsewhere. He is from Jacksonville, Florida.
Amélie Olaiz (PD2) was born in León and lives in Mexico City. She is the author of Piedras de Luna (2005) and Aquí está tu cielo (2007). Her work has appeared in Prohibido fumar (2008), Antología mínima del orgasmo (2009), and Three Messages and a Warning (2012), among others.
Elizabeth O’Brien holds an MFA from the University of Minnesota, and her work—poetry and prose—has appeared in The New England Review, Diagram, Sixth Finch, Ampersand Review, B O D Y, Bayou Magazine, decomP, The Pinch, Swink, PANK, Versal, Night Train, The Drum, Juked, Josephine Quarterly, A capella Zoo, The Found Poetry Review, Everyday Genius, The Emerson Review, Slice Magazine, Flashquake, and elsewhere.
James O'Brien (PD2) has been published in Arts & Letters, The Colorado Review, Portland Review, New York Tyrant, The Collagist, Fourteen Hills, Harpur Palate, and several other publications.
Irene Hardwick Olivieri (PD6): “I am always painting about love and relationships, obsessions, parts of life which are often subterranean…felt but rarely talked about. Like the shedding of skin, my work explores transformations; where an undeniable need for change can occur that is both exciting and enlightening. An ongoing theme in my work is rewilding the heart, to inspire deeper connections to wild animals and wild lands. After growing up in south Texas, living in Latin America, finally moving to New York, I developed an intense longing to live in a wilder place. Eleven years ago I moved off the grid in the high desert of Oregon, longing to be closer to nature in a more ancient, vulnerable way. I recently moved to Arizona, right next to Saguaro National Park. I’m intensely excited about the wildlife and wild lands around me. My desire is to take experiences and deep primitive feelings and turn them into paintings; taking something that is not visual, making it come alive.”
Lance Olsen (PD2) is author of more than 20 books of or about experimental fiction, including, most recently, the anti-textbook Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Writing and the novel Calendar of Regrets. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors at Fiction Collective Two and fiction editor at Western Humanities Review, and teaches narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah.
Sarah Paley (PD6) is a writer who lives and works in NYC. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Barrow Street, Agni (online), Best American Poetry blog and other magazines and journals.
Julia Patt (PD3) has never met an abandoned building she didn't like. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and Sweet Briar College, she's placed her stories with such publications as Surreal South '11, A Modern Grimmoire: Contemporary Fairy Tales, Fables & Folklore, and The Postcard Press. She lives in Maryland, where she studies at the Graduate Institute of St. John's College and takes long walks in the cemetery whenever she can.
Samuel Piccone (PD6) is from Colorado. He received an M.F.A. in poetry from North Carolina State University and an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. In 2016, he was the winner of the NC State Poetry Contest, the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Contest, a finalist for the 2016 Patricia Goedicke prize, and first runner-up for the Kay Murphy Prize in Poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including, The Southeast Review, The MacGuffin, Chronogram Magazine, and Thin Air Magazine. He currently serves on the poetry staff at Raleigh Review.
Jessica Plattner (PD1) is an Oregon artist and educator whose work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Italy. In 2011 on sabbatical from Eastern Oregon University, she served as Visiting Artist-in-residence at Medicine Hat College in Alberta, Canada, and Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. The new body of work created during her sabbatical was exhibited at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon, in October 2012. She lives with her partner, artist-musician Dean Smale and their baby daughter Sofonisba.
Jennifer Pullen (PD4) is a 2nd year PhD student in creative writing at Ohio University. Her fiction has been published in Going Down Swinging (AU), Cleaver, and The Rubbertop Review. "To The River" is part of an in-process collection of myth and fairytale based short stories.
Lawrence Raab (PD1) is the author of seven collections of poems, including What We Don’t Know About Each Other (winner of the National Poetry Series, and a Finalist for the National Book Award), The Probable World, and Visible Signs: New and Selected Poems, all published by Penguin. His latest collection is The History of Forgetting (Penguin, 2009). He teaches literature and writing at Williams College.
Jacob Rakovan (PD2) is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in poetry and a Gell poetry prize finalist. He is a resident of Rochester, New York.
Dan Raphael (PD4 & PD6) published his 19th book, Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid. Current poems appear in Caliban, Unlikely Stories, Otoliths and Across the Margin.
Joseph Rathgeber (PD4) is a writer and high school English teacher from Clifton, New Jersey. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Fourteen Hills, J Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, Main Street Rag, Aethlon, and elsewhere. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The Literary Review, Ellipsis, Assaracus, Hiram Poetry Review, the Blue Collar Review, Consequence, and elsewhere. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and he received a 2014 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.
Mark Russell Reed (PD3 & PD4) works as a freelance copy editor through A Clean Copy Editing Services. His poetry has appeared in the Urban Green Man anthology, Phantom Drift # 3, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Attic Atheneum in Portland.
Jessica Reisman (PD2) has appeared in an array of magazines and anthologies. Five Star Speculative Fiction published her first novel, The Z Radiant. She dreams awake, has visions asleep, and enjoys tea and artful cocktails while living in Austin, TX with well-groomed cats.
Bruce Holland Rogers (PD2) lives in Eugene, Oregon, and teaches in the MFA program of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. His stories have twice won the Micro Award for the year's best story of under a thousand words published in English. More stories at
Rena Rossner (PD4) is a graduate of the Writing Seminars program at The Johns Hopkins University, Trinity College Dublin and McGill University. She lives in Jerusalem where she works as a Literary and Foreign Rights Agent. Her poetry and short fiction has been published or is forthcoming from Thrice Fiction, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Rampallian, MiPoesias, The 22 Magazine, Exterminating Angel Press, The Prague Revue, and more. Her cookbook Eating the Bible was published recently by Skyhorse Publishing. Her first novel is out on submission.
Keith Rosson’s fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Cream City Review, PANK, Redivider, December, and more. His debut novel, The Mercy of the Tide, will be published by Meerkat Press in 2017. He’s also a legally blind visual artist - which certainly has its own unique set of challenges - with clients that include Green Day, the Goo Goo Dolls, Against Me, and more. Pictures and words at keithrosson.com.
David Russomano was awarded the Faber and Faber Creative Writing MA Prize in 2014 by Kingston University. In addition to being nominated for both The Pushcart Prize and Sundress Publications’ 2012 Best of the Net Anthology, his poetry has appeared in various print and online publications, including Poetry Quarterly, Structo, and Elbow Room.
Sofia Samatar (PD3) is the author of the novel A Stranger in Olondria (Small Beer Press, 2013). Her work has appeared in a number of places, including Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, and Apex Magazine. She is Nonfiction and Poetry Editor for Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, and lives in California.
Care Santos (PD2) is one of Spain's most versatile and prolific writers, with many an award under her belt. Born in Mataró, Barcelona, in 1970, she is the author of over 40 books in different genres, including novels, short story collections, young adult and children's books, poetry, etc. She has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Primavera Prize for Novel, the Ateneo Joven de Sevilla, the Gran Angular prize for young adult literature, and the Barco de Vapor prize for young adult literature, among many others. Her most recent adult novel is Habitaciones cerradas (Planeta, 2011). Her work has also been translated into Basque, Galician, French, German, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, and Portuguese, as well as English.
Lorraine Schein (PD2) is a New York poet and writer whose work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Hotel Amerika, Enchanted Conversation, and Witches & Pagans. She has a story in Alice Redux, an anthology about Alice in Wonderland. Her poetry book, The Futurist’s Mistress, is available from mayapplepress.com
Lawrence Schimel (PD2) writes in both Spanish and English and has published over 100 books in many different genres as author or anthologist, including Fairy Tales for Writers (A Midsummer Night's Press). He has won the Lambda Literary Award twice, for PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality (with Carol Queen; Cleis) and First Person Queer (with Richard Labonté; Arsenal Pulp); his picture book No hay nada como el original (Destino) was chosen for the White Ravens 2005; and his picture book ¿Lees un libro conmigo? (Panamericana) was selected by IBBY for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities 2007; among other prizes and honors. He lives in Madrid, Spain where he works as a Spanish-English translator.
Elizabeth Schumacher (PD2) was born and raised in Pleasant Valley, IA downhill from a cemetery. Her publications include Sonora Review, Paper Radio, Ship of Fools, and Chiron Review’s Punk Issue. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD in English with Creative Writing emphasis from the University of South Dakota.
Matt Schumacher, co-poetry editor of Phantom Drift, has a new book, Ghost Town Odes, coming out from redbat books in their Pacific Northwest Writers Series. His poetry chapbook, favorite maritime drinking songs of the miraculous alcoholics, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. His poetry has recently appeared in Witness and Dalhousie Review. Matt lives near a Paul Bunyan statue in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
Peter Sears (PD2, PD3, PD4), who has a long record of publishing poems, teaching, and community service, has been named Oregon's seventh Poet Laureate. His most recent book is Small Talk: New & Selected Poems from Lynx House Press. Sears lives in Corvallis, Oregon.
John W. Sexton (PD6) was born in 1958 and lives in the Republic of Ireland. His fifth poetry collection, The Offspring of the Moon, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2013. His sixth collection, Futures Pass, is also forthcoming from the same publisher. His poem “The Green Owl” was awarded the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007 for best single poem, and in that same year he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. His poems are widely published and some have appeared in Apex, The Edinburgh Review, The Irish Times, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Ireland Review, Rose Red Review and Strange Horizons.
Nisi Shawl (PD1) won the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for her story collection, Filter House (Aqueduct Press, 2008). Shawl is one of the founders of the Carl Brandon Society, and co-author, with Cynthia Ward, of Writing the Other: a Practical Approach. She edited WisCon Chronicles 5: Writing and Racial Identity. Something More and More, a collection celebrating her WisCon 35 Guest of Honor status, appeared in May 2011 from Aqueduct Press. Her poem “Transbluency” appeared in the June/July issue of Stone Telling. Shawl is an alumna of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and serves on its Board of Directors.
Anja Notanja Sieger (PD3) received her BFA in printmaking and creative writing from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. Since then she has traveled to France, worked in a puppet theater and worked as a street performer. Currently she resides in Milwaukee, WI where she is now a full time fabulist. She can be found on-line at www. anjanotanja.com and writes custom letters from her website
Kimberly Simms (PD6) is a teaching artist, mother, poet, and homesteader. She is a first generation American with a Masters in English from Clemson University. She was recently chosen as the 2016 Carl Sandburg Writer-In-Resident. My poems have been published in a variety of journals including Poem, The Asheville Poetry Review, Eclipse, Plains Song Review, The South Carolina Review, Aim Magazine, Timber Creek Review, The Blue Collar Review, Kakalak (Honorable Mention Prize), and Growing Up Girl (anthology). In September 2003, fifteen of my poems were published in a limited edition anthology from Ninety-Six Press of Furman University: Quintet. I have also been published in Rising (UK), The Absinthe Literary Review, Ape Magazine London (UK), The South Carolina Poetry Society (Contest winner), and The Millennium Sampler of SC Poetry.
Marge Simon (PD3) appears in publications such as Strange Horizons, Niteblade, DailySF Magazine, Pedestal Magazine, Dreams & Nightmares. She edits a column for the HWA Newsletter and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She has won the Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award, the Bram Stoker Award™, the Rhysling Award and the Dwarf Stars Award. Collections: Like Birds in the Rain, Unearthly Delights, The Mad Hattery, Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls, and Dangerous Dreams. Member HWA, SFWA, SFPA.
Noel Sloboda (PD2, PD3, PD4) has recently appeared in Redactions, Salamander, Harpur Palate, and Modern Language Studies. He is the author of the poetry collections Shell Games (2008) and Our Rarer Monsters (2013) as well as several chapbooks. Sloboda has also published a book about Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein. He teaches at Penn State York.
John Brown Spiers (PD2) is a student at the University of Georgia in Athens, where he lives in a house with twice as many animals as people. His work has appeared in Monkeybicycle and McSweeney's Internet Tendency and is forthcoming in Hyphenate.
Adrian Stumpp (PD2) is currently working on his MFA at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. His work has appeared in journals such as The Saint Ann’s Review, Eastown Fiction, New Horizons and Paper Nautilus, among others, and has been anthologized in Various Authors (The Fiction Desk) and WTF?! (Pink Narcissus Press). He is currently soliciting a novel, Carpe Mañana, and his collection All the Variables & Other Love Stories won first place in the 2009 Utah Arts Council book-length manuscript competition.
Anita Sullivan (PD1) has two poetry collections, The Middle Window (a chapbook from Traprock Books, 2008), and Garden of Beasts (Airlie Press, 2010). She has published essays and poems in a variety of journals, and holds an MFA in poetry from Pacific Lutheran University . She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Mathias Svalina (PD2) is the author of Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center) & I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur (Mud Luscious Press). His book The Explosions is forthcoming from Subito Books. With Alisa Heinzman & Zachary Schomburg he co-edits Octopus Books.
Tai Taeoalii (PD6): “Growing up as a bi-racial child in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a predominatly white, suburban environment, I inadequately fabricated a self-perception of pariahdom. Tormented with that angst and confusion at such a young age, I was fortunate to discover that the arts were a perfect way to express the frustration of my cultural identity. Through my artistic explorations I realized my auto-didactic ability, which led to experimentation with nearly every type of art-form, but none have captured and retained my affections as strongly as drawing with a ballpoint pen, so that has been my central focus for the past 8 years.” www.artbytai.com
Geronimo Tagatac (PD1) has published fiction in journals and anthologies, including, Orion, Alternatives Magazine, The Northwest Review, Best Writing of the American West and Tilting the Continent, Growing Up Filipino II. He’s been the recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. His short fiction collection, The Weight of the Sun, was nominated for an Oregon Book Award. Geronimo lives and writes in Salem, Oregon.
David Eric Tomlinson (PD1) is a writer who has an unhealthy relationship with caffeine. He can usually be found in the coffee shops of north Dallas, USA, furiously finishing his first novel. “The Ornithologist’s Last Wish” is David’s first published short story. You can read more of his work online at
Graham Tugwell (PD3) is an Irish writer and performer. The recipient of the College Green Literary Prize 2010, his work has appeared in over fifty journals, including Anobium, The Quotable, Pyrta, THIS Literary Magazine and L’Allure Des Mots. He has lived his whole life in the village where his stories take place. He loves it with a very special kind of hate. His website is
Julie Turley (PD4) is a writer and research librarian living in New York City. She has published stories in the North American Review, Otis Nebula, and Western Humanities Review. Her story for Western Humanities Review won the first Annual Utah Writer’s Contest, judged by William Kittredge. Although she writes in cramped spaces on the lower east side of Manhattan, the American West continues to inspire her fiction.
Jessica Van de Kemp, BA, B.Ed, MA, (PD6) is the author of the poetry chapbook Spirit Light (The Steel Chisel, 2015). Her poem, “Slant of the Girl,” was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize. The recipient of a BlackBerry Graduate Scholarship in English Language and Literature and the winner of a TA Award for Excellence in Teaching, Jessica is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Waterloo. Website: jessvdk.wordpress.com | Twitter: @jess_vdk
Jodi Varon (PD1) is the author of Drawing to an Inside Straight: The Legacy of an Absent Father and The Rock’s Cold Breath: Selected Poems of Li He, translations from the Chinese. Her most recent work appears in Texas Hold ‘Em: Gambling Stories and WomenArts Quarterly Journal. An interpreter of the contributions of Chinese Americans in eastern Oregon, she also writes for the Oregon Encyclopedia. She is a professor of English at Eastern Oregon University.
Nico Vassilakis (PD2) works with both textual and visual alphabet. Recent books include Staring @ Poetics (Xexoxial Editions, 2011), West of Dodge (redfoxpress, 2010), Protracted Type (Blue Lion Books, 2009), staReduction (Book Thug, 2008), and Text Loses Time (Many Penny Press, 2007). His Vispo videos have been shown at festivals and exhibits of innovative language art. He was a founding member of the Subtext Collective. Nico, along with Crag Hill, edited THE LAST VISPO: A Visual Poetry Anthology 1998 - 2008 published by Fantagraphics Books (Fall 2012).
Alex Vigue (PD4) is a student of creative writing at Western Washington University. He has studied under Bruce Beasley, Oliver De la Paz, and Kelly Magee and he recently had two poems published in Labyrinth Literary Journal.
Eric Vithalani (PD2) teaches English at Coastal Carolina Community College and holds a MFA from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington; his home base is in Wilmington, NC. His work can be seen in Lilies and Cannonballs Review, Kakalak: An Anthology of Carolina Poets, Blood Orange Review, inscape, Sliver of Stone Magazine and other publications. In other news, Eric recently rode a bicycle from coastal North Carolina to Western Kentucky.
The latest book by Ray Vukcevich (PD1) is Boarding Instructions from Fairwood Press. His other books are Meet Me in the Moon Room from Small Beer Press and The Man of Maybe Half-a-Dozen Faces from St. Martin’s. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Read more about him at ww.rayvuk.com
Don Webb (PD3) teaches "Writing the Science Fiction Novel" for UCLA Extension. He has 18 published books, his newest, Overthrowing the Old Gods (Inner Traditions). He has been in every SF/F/H prozine from Analog to Weird Tales. He is a recognized expert on the magic of Late Antiquity. As a Texan, he has a secret chili recipe. Write him at
Tom Weller (PD4 & PD6) is a former factory worker, Peace Corps volunteer, and Planned Parenthood sexuality educator. He currently lives in Greencastle, Indiana, and serves as the Student Support Services writing specialist at Indiana State University. His fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies including Silk Road, Little Patuxent Review, Pilgrimage, Epiphany, Litro, Booth, Phantom Drift, Paper Darts, Shooter Literary Magazine, Bite: An Anthology of Flash Fiction, and One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: Fifty Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories.
Kellie Wells (PD6) is the author of two novels, Fat Girl, Terrestrial and Skin, and a collection of short fiction, Compression Scars.
Fiction by Durand Sheng Welsh (PD4) is forthcoming in 2014 in the TOR anthology Midian Unmade, edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison. His work has also been published in Apex Magazine, Crossed Genres, and a few other venues. Additionally, he was the winner of the 2007 Apex Halloween competition. He is a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop at UC San Diego 2008, having been tutored by Neil Gaiman, Nalo Hopkinson, and Geoff Ryman. He has worked as a police officer in Sydney, Australia, for the past thirteen years.
Erik Wennermark (PD4) writes prose and teaches in Hong Kong. "Caper Bros" was initially conceived during a long, hot Alabama summer spent guzzling the Champagne of Beers and playing Fallout 2.
Leslie What (PD2, PD3, PD4), is a Nebula Award-winning writer and finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. She’s taught writing at UCLA extension and at the Clarion Writers’ Workshop and is the fiction co-editor for Phantom Drift. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Recent work appears in Unstuck Annual, Serving House Journal, Utne Reader, and other places.
Robert Hunter Whitworth (PD4) lives in North Carolina and has written for Paste Magazine and The Classical. He has an MFA from the University of Alaska Ancorage. This is his first published fiction.
Charles Wilkinson's (PD4 & PD6) publications include The Pain Tree and Other Stories (London Magazine Editions, 2000). His stories have appeared in Best Short Stories 1990 (Heinemann), Best English Short Stories 2 (W.W. Norton, USA), Unthology (Unthank Books), Best British Short Stories 2015 (Salt), London Magazine, Under the Radar, Prole, Able Muse Review (USA), Ninth Letter (USA), and in genre magazines/ anthologies such as Supernatural Tales, Horror Without Victims (Megazanthus Press), Rustblind and Silverbright ( Eibonvale Press), Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, Phantom Drift (USA), Bourbon Penn (USA) and Shadows & Tall Trees (Canada), Nightscript (USA) and Best Weird Fiction 2015 (Undertow Books, Canada). Ag & Au, a pamphlet of poems, appeared from Flarestack in 2013. His collection of strange tales and weird fiction, A Twist in the Eye, is forthcoming from Egaeus Press. He lives in Powys, Wales.
Meeah Williams (PD4) is a freelance writer and graphic artist. She has work appearing all over the place. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Sarah Ann Winn’s (PD6) poems, prose, and hybrid works have appeared or are upcoming in Five Points, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Massachusetts Review, Passages North, and Quarterly West, among others. Her chapbooks include Field Guide to Alma Avenue and Frew Drive (forthcoming Essay Press, 2016), Haunting the Last House on Holland Island (forthcoming Porkbelly Press, 2016) and Portage (Sundress Publications, 2015). She holds a Master of Fine Arts from George Mason University and a Master of Library Science from Catholic University of America, and is currently a free-range librarian in Manassas, Virginia. Visit her at or follow her @blueaisling
Laura Winter (PD3) has been widely published and translated. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals. Author of 5 collections, broadsides, performance projects, she shares her life with the visual artist Brad Winter. Together they explore the western landscape of hoo doos, headlands, basin and range, whitewater and rain. Her love for improvised music informs how she approaches the page and language. Improvised music and its spaces create interesting tensions between sound, words and silence; a breathing landscape she uses in her poetry. Some her poetry and music projects include work with Vinny Golia, Torsten Mueller, Garth Powell, Rob Blakeslee, Billy Mintz, Michael Bisio. Winter currently publishes TAKE OUT, a bag-a-zine of art, writing and music. See YouTube for a clip of Laura Winter and Ute Kaiser performing Laura’s poetry from Coming Here to be Alone, in English and German. Found at
Jaime R. Wood (PD4) is the author of Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom (NCTE 2006). Her poems have appeared in Dislocate, Matter, Weird Sisters, Rivets, Juked, ZYZZYVA, and DIAGRAM. She currently teaches in the English department at Clackamas Community College and is the co-founder of IncitED: The Crowdfunding Community for Education. She lives in Portland with her husband and their family of cats. She hopes, one day, to be great.
Born in Puerto Rico, John Yohe (PD6) grew up in Michigan, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. He has worked as a wildland firefighter, deckhand/oiler, runner/busboy, bike messenger, wilderness ranger, and fire lookout, as well as a teacher of writing. A complete list of his publications, and poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing samples, can be found at his website: www.johnyohe.com
Changming Yuan (PD3) is a 5-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013). He grew up in rural China and currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allan Qing Yuan (Poetry subs welcome at ). Recently interviewed by PANK, Yuan's poetry has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and Threepenny Review and more than 700 others across 25 countries.
Art Zilleruelo’s poetry has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Pleiades, Western Humanities Review, James Dickey Review, Lake Effect, and other journals. His chapbook Weird Vocation was published by Kattywompus Press in 2015. His first full-length collection will be published by Unsolicited Press in 2017.