Contributors’ Notes

Riley Bingham is from New Orleans. He lives in Tuscaloosa, where he is pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. He serves as an assistant editor at Black Warrior Review. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in CaketrainDIAGRAM, and Powder Keg.

Yuh Chen was born in Taiwan. Her paintings are constructed with layered grids of color that create a network of complex compositions referencing natural forms and systems of growth. She received her B.F.A. at California State University of Long Beach in 2012. She earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. She currently attends the Tyler School of Art for her M.F.A. and is expected to graduate in 2016. Her work can be viewed at

shelley feller is an ex-gallery girl and current M.F.A. candidate at the University of Alabama, where they serve as an assistant poetry editor for Black Warrior Review. This is their first publication.

Priscilla Jolly has a postgraduate degree in English literature. She has been working as an English-language teacher for the last two years. Her short stories and nonfiction have appeared in Pine+Basil, eFiction India, The Hamilton Stone Review and Gravel. She lives and works in Hyderabad.

R. Aidan Johnston lives in South Philadelphia.  He is ever grateful to ancestors, living family, friends, and the lands and waters of upstate New York. “Near Bella Fourche, South Dakota” owes a thank you to Fred Eaglesmith and National Public Radio.  It is dedicated to the only Blue.

Mark Lamoureux lives in New Haven, Connecticut.  He is the author of thee full-length collections of poetry: Spectre (Black Radish, 2010), Astrometry Orgonon (BlazeVOX, 2008), and 29 Cheeseburgers / 39 Years (Pressed Wafer, 2013). His work has been published in print and online in CannibalDenver Quarterly,JacketFourteen Hills, and many others.  In 2014 he received the second annual Ping Pong Poetry award, selected by David Shapiro, for his poem “Summerhenge/Winterhenge.”

David W. Pritchard received his M.F.A. from University of Massachusetts Amherst in poetry, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary poetry. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Route 9, TINGE, No Assholes, Red Skeleton, Incessant Pipe, and elsewhere. His chapbook Pastoral Trilogy is forthcoming from the Donald Food Memorial Library. He is working on a manuscript of country-house poems and a series of satirical pamphlets and jestbooks. David is one of the editors of Industrial Lunch, a magazine of poetry and visual art.

Cassie Pruyn is a New Orleans-based poet born and raised in Portland, Maine. She earned her M.F.A. from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her poems and reviews can be found in AGNI Online, ENTROPY, and The Double Dealer, with work forthcoming from The Normal School, 32 Poems, Blue Lyra Review, Lunch Ticket and The Los Angeles Review. She is currently working on her first full-length poetry manuscript.

Nathaniel Rosenthalis was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. He earned his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently a candidate in the M.F.A. poetry program at Washington University in St. Louis. His poems have appeared in Yes, Poetry and he has essays forthcoming from Essay Daily and The Los Angeles Review of Books. His first chapbook will appear in the spring from Deadly Chaps Press.

Spencer Van Dyke lives and writes in Philadelphia. His stories have appeared in Bluestem, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. He is also an editor for The Bookends Review.