Contributors’ Notes

Cezarija Abartis‘ Nice Girls and Other Stories was published by New Rivers Press. Her stories have appeared in FriGG, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The Lascaux Review, Waccamaw, and New York Tyrant, among others. Her flash, “The Writer,” was selected by Dan Chaon for Wigleaf’s Top 50 online Fictions of 2012 and “To Kiss a Bear” was selected for Wigleaf’s Longlist 2016. She teaches at St. Cloud State University. Her website is

duncan b. barlow is the author of The City, Awake (Stalking Horse 2017), Of Flesh and Fur  (The Cupboard 2016), and Super Cell Anemia (2008). His work has appeared in The Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, Banango Street, Sleeping Fish, The Apeiron Review, Meat for Tea, Matter Press, and Masque and Spectacle. He teaches creative writing and publishing at the University of South Dakota, where he is publisher at Astrophil Press and the managing editor at South Dakota Review. Before writing, duncan played in bands such as Endpoint, By the Grace of God, Guilt, the aasee lake, and Good Riddance. He lives in Vermillion, South Dakota, with his cat, Monkey.

Emma Bolden is the author of medi(t)ations (Noctuary Press) and Maleficae (GenPop Books). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Best American Poetry, The Best Small Fictions, Gulf Coast, StoryQuarterly, The Pinch, Prairie Schooner, Conduit, and Copper Nickel. She received a 2017 Creative Writing Fellowship from the NEA and serves as a Senior Reviews Editor for Tupelo Quarterly. You can find her online at

Yu-Han (Eugenia) Chao was born and grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her BA from National Taiwan University, MFA from Penn State, and is working towards a degree in nursing. The Backwaters Press published her poetry book, and Dancing Girl Press, Imaginary Friend Press and Boaat published her chapbooks. Her short story collection, Sex and Taipei City, is forthcoming with Red Hen Press. See her writing and artwork at

Katie Hibner is a confetti canon from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Bone Bouquet, inter|rupture, Timber, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Vinyl, and Yalobusha Review. Her criticism has been published by Entropy, Heavy Feather Review, and New South. Katie dedicates all her writing to the memory of her mother and best friend, Laurie.

W.C. Mallery has been a lawyer, a teacher and a tender of bar. He lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and her dog and writes recreationally about people he has known who may now be forgotten. By his writing, he hopes that they will be remembered. This is a chapter from a story about such a person. As a lawyer, the author has worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and in the securities industry. He has taught business law at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, and, most importantly, while a student, tended bar while working summers for the Long Island Railroad.

Sean Negus is a San Francisco-based poet and experimental writer.  His poems have appeared in OtolithsWebConjunctions, Poecology, and DUSIE.  Currently, he is guest editing an issue of DUSIE along with poet and scholar Donny Correia, featuring the work of contemporary Brazilian poetries. A video poem of his, Recursionem Solaris, was recently selected for the International Video Poetry Film Festival in Athens, Greece. Transpoiesis, an experimental web-based project can be accessed online (

Brad Vogler is the author of i know that this ritual (Lute & Cleat), and four chapbooks: Fascicle 30 (Little Red Leaves Textile Series), Amid the Waves Which (Beard of Bees), errand : a version of(Meekling Press), and errand : towards (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, forthcoming). He works with Delete Press, and is the editor/web designer of Opon.