Contributors’ Notes

Scott Brennan, a visual artist and poet, lives in Miami, Florida, where he teaches English and manages the community garden at Miami Country Day School. His poetry has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Literary Review, The Sewanee Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Cimarron Review, Notre Dame Review, Chicago Review, Third Coast, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The University of Florida.

Andrew Hill is currently a graduate student and French teaching assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Next year he will be teaching English as a lecteur at the French university Paris III while completing his master’s degree and studying troubadour songbooks. He has published short stories and poems in Forge Journal and Inwood Indiana Review, as well as translations of some excerpts from Céline’s prison letters in Toad Suck Review.

Emily Koon is a writer from North Carolina. Her fiction has been published in Quarterly West, Monkeybicycle and Necessary Fiction. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and is working on a novel of Southern magical realism. Emily can be found online at

Audrey McGlinchy was raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a recent graduate of Wesleyan University. During her studies she wrote a collection of poems entitled Aisling, a work that compounds a personal and social history of Irish emigration. Audrey is the recipient of a 2011-2012 Princeton in Asia Fellowship. She currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Jesse Millner’s poems and prose have appeared in River Styx, Pearl, Willow Springs, Atlanta Review, Slant, Cider Press Review, and others. He has published six poetry chapbooks and one full-length collection, The Neighborhoods of My Past Sorrow. His next book, Dispatches from the Department of Supernatural Explanation, will be released in April of 2012. Jesse teaches writing at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.

Andrew Payton is a Maryland native and M.F.A. candidate in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University. His poetry and prose is forthcoming in issues of The Greensboro Review, Bayou, Booth Journal Online, The Portland Review Online, The Madison Review, and The Whitefish Review. He is the poetry editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment.

Jean-Jacques du Plessis is an M.F.A. candidate in painting at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He received his B.F.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a post-baccalaureate certificate from Brandeis University. His work has been exhibited in Boston, Philadelphia, and Rome.

Zana Previti was born and raised and New England. Currently, she is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of California, Irvine, where she is at work on her first novel. Her fiction can be found most recently in New England Review and The Masters Review.

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and four collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the founder and editor in chief of Gigantic Sequins, a literary arts journal. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches grammar and literature. Her poetry has been published in Barrelhouse, Big Lucks, Word Riot, PANK and elsewhere. Follow her on twitter @kimannjosouth.