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Kristin Abraham is the author of two chapbooks:  Little Red Riding Hood Missed the Bus (Subito Press, 2008), and Orange Reminds You of Listening (Elixir Press, 2006); her poetry, lyric essays, and critical writing have appeared in numerous journals and literary magazines, including Best New Poets 2005, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, The Journal, LIT, H_NGM_N, and Rattle.  She teaches at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming.


Emily Anderson’s fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous journals including DIAGRAM, Caketrain. McSweeney’s, and Requited.  She lives in a tiny town in Pennsylvania.


Melissa Barrett is the author of False Soup, a veg-friendly recipe book from Forklift, Ink. Her poems have received honors from Tin House, Indiana Review, and Gulf Coast, and can be found in current or forthcoming issues of No Tell Motel, Sotto Voce, and Grasslimb.


Jeremy Benson writes stories, poems, criticism and letters. He edits the literary magazine reviews for NewPages.com, and is experimenting with a mail-order poetry blog, the Aloha Project.


Tamiko Beyer is the author of bough breaks (Meritage Press, forthcoming). Her poems have appeared in diode, Sonora Review, OCHO and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor of Drunken Boat and leads writing workshops through the NY Writers Coalition. She is a founding member of the queer, multi-racial writing collective Agent 409, and is a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Fellow.


Matt Bialer is a literary agent for book authors at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates in Manhattan.  Before that, he was a book agent at the William Morris Agency in New York.   He also does black and white street photography with work in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York and The New York Public Library.   He is also an accomplished watercolor landscape painter.  A book entitled The Best of America Watermedia II (Kennedy Publishing, Fall, 2010) will feature his work. His poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming from Green Mountains Review, Retort Magazine, Le Zaparogue, Forklift, Ohio  and Postscripts Magazine. . A poetry chapbook is forthcoming in 2011 from Stanza Press (PS Publishing, UK).   Matt lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.   www.MattBialer.com


Timothy Bradford’s poetry has most recently appeared in Upstairs at Duroc, ecopoetics and Drunken Boat, and it is forthcoming in No Tell Motel. Nomads with Samsonite, his first book, will be published by BlazeVOX [books] in 2011. From 2007 to 2009, he was an associate foreign researcher with the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent in Paris while working on a novel. Currently, he is teaching English composition at the University of Central Oklahoma. He lives with his wife and two sons and an ever-changing menagerie just outside of Oklahoma City.


Melissa Broder is the author of the poetry collection WHEN YOU SAY ONE THING BUT MEAN YOUR MOTHER (Ampersand Books; 2010). She is the chief editor of La Petite Zine and curates the Polestar Poetry Series at CakeShop. Her poems appear in many journals, including: Opium, Five Dials, Swink and The Del Sol Review. Find her online at www.melissabroder.com.


Erika Jo Brown is from New York, where she founded the Chinatown reading series Floetry at 169.  She is editor of Stretching Panties magazine, an annual print collection of experimental poetry, architecture and drawing.  She’s currently a MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


Oni Buchanan is the author of Spring, a Poetry Honors winner of the 2009 Massachusetts Book Awards and selected by Mark Doty for the 2007 National Poetry Series. Her first poetry book, What Animal, was published in 2003 by the University of Georgia Press. Oni is also a concert pianist, has released three solo piano CDs, and actively performs across the U.S. and abroad. She lives in Boston, where she maintains a private piano teaching studio.


Stephanie Burns received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New School University.  She has been published in the tiny, LUNGFULL, The Sink Review and has five poems forthcoming on the Verse website.  She lives in Greensboro, NC.


Caroline Cabrera grew up in South Florida.  She currently lives in Amherst, Massachusetts where she attends the MFA program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst.  She is managing editor of Slope Editions.  Her poems have appeared in Jellyfish Magazine.


Jack Christian is the author of the chapbook /Let’s Collaborate/ from Magic Helicopter Press. His poems have appeared recently in Web Conjunctions, Drunken Boat, Sixth Finch, Cimarron Review, and notnostrums.


Lisa Ciccarello is the author of two chapbooks: At night (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) & At night, the dead (Blood Pudding Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Glitterpony, elimae, Otoliths, Anti-, Poor Claudia, & Saltgrass, among others. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona & currently lives in Portland, OR.


Jackie Clark is the editor of LIT magazine.  She is also the series editor for Poets off Poetry on coldfrontmag.com, a monthly series where poets write about music.  Her chapbook Office Work is out now from Greying Ghost Press.  She lives in Jersey City and blogs occasionally at nohelpforthat.wordpress.com.


Francisco Q. Delgado earned his M.A. in English at Brooklyn College.  In 2005, he graduated from SUNY New Paltz, where he also won the Vincent Tomaselli Short Story Award.  His fiction has appeared in Skive Magazine, Plain Spoke, Boston Literary Magazine, Ghoti Magazine and Underground Voices.  He is the 2009 winner of the Many Mountains Moving Flash Fiction Contest. 


Adam Deutsch was born on Long Island, New York and has his M.A. from Hofstra University (2005) and M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008). He’s been in journals like juked, Anti-, No Tell Motel, Barn Owl Review, and Pank. He’s the publisher at Cooper Dillon Books, and lives in San Diego.


DJ Dolack’s most recent work can be found in Handsome, Lonesome Fowl and Diode magazines, and his collaborations with Allison Titus can be found in The Denver Quarterly, Fou and The Journal. His video reviews and Tourist Trap, NYC video series can be found at Coldfront magazine, and his chapbook, 12 Poems, is available at djdolack.tumblr.com. He teaches writing at Baruch College and lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.


Winner of DIAGRAM’s 2010 Innovative Fiction Contest, Sutherland Douglass’ work has also appeared in, or is forthcoming from, PANK, Fiction International, trnsfr, and Sidebrow among others. In 2009, Douglass was a finalist for both the Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Residency and Black Warrior Review’s Fifth-Ever Fiction Contest.


Matthew Falk is a small part of the pantomime in Baltimore, where he is an MFA candidate in fiction writing. His stories, poems, and reviews appear here and there from time to time. He works for Mayapple Press.


Adam Fell’s first book I AM NOT A PIONEER will be published in February 2011 by H_NGM_N BKS. His chapbook Ten Keys to Being a Champion On and Off the Field (H_NGM_N 2010) is available as a free pdf here: <http://www.h-ngm-n.com/storage/SH76_NewChap.pdf>. Adam’s poems have appeared in Tin House; Forklift, Ohio; DiagramCrazyhorsenotnostrums; Sixth Finch; & Fou; among others. He lives in Madison, WI, where he teaches at Edgewood College & co-curates the Monsters of Poetry Reading Series.


Jessica Fjeld is the author of two chapbooks: The Tide, available from Pilot Books; and On animate life, for which she was awarded a Poetry Society of America fellowship. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts and is a contributing editor at jubilat. She lives in New York City.


Brian Foley is the author of the chapbooks The Constitution (Horseless Press, 2011), The Black Eye (Brave Men Press, 2010), & The Tornado is Not A Surrealist (Greying Ghost, 2008) His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Typo, Saltgrass, Fou, Poor Claudia, Glitterpony, Caketrain, LIT, Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. He edits SIR! Magazine, curates The Deep Moat Reading Series, and with EB Goodale runs Brave Men Press. He lives in Northampton and attends UMass Amherst program for Poets & Writers


Jennifer H. Fortin loves & lives in Brooklyn. Any day now, Dancing Girl Press will release her chapbook If Made Into a Law; another chapbook is forthcoming in early 2011 (Dusie Kollektiv). With three other poets, she edits LEVELER (www.levelerpoetry.com).


Emily Kendal Frey is the author of AIRPORT (Blue Hour 2009), FRANCES (Poor Claudia 2010), and THE NEW PLANET (Mindmade Books 2010) as well as three chapbook collaborations.  Her first full-length collection, THE GRIEF PERFORMANCE, will be published by Cleveland State University Poetry Center in 2011. She lives in Portland, Oregon.


Kristin Gilchrist has a daughter and a husband who rock her world.  She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with some poems recently published in the Prism Review.


Liz Green grew up in New Jersey and received her MFA from Warren Wilson College. Recent work appears in Forklift, Ohio and on anderbo.com.  She is currently pursuing her MS in Counseling at Loyola in New Orleans.


Sarah Green lives in Athens, OH, where she is a Ph.D candidate in Creative Writing at Ohio University. When she’s not grading papers, she’s writing songs and drinking paw-paw beer. Her poetry has won a Pushcart Prize.


Evelyn Hampton lives in Providence. A chapbook of stories and poems, WE WERE ETERNAL AND GIGANTIC, was published by Magic Helicopter Press in April 2010. Her website is Lisp Service.


Matt Hart is the author of Who’s Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and WOLF FACE (H_NGM_N BKS, 2010).  A third full-length collection, LIGHT-HEADED, will be published by BlazeVOX in 2011.  A co-founder, and the editor-in-chief, of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking and Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter and teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.


Carrie Hohmann was born and raised in Oil City, Pennsylvania and has an MFA from New York University. Her has appeared or is forthcoming in The Allegheny Review, The Connecticut River Review, and Forklift, Ohio. She likes strange postcards, bakes pies, and currently lives in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, but those are always subject to change.


Becca Klaver is the author of the poetry collection LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010) and the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape (greying ghost press, 2009). She’s a founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books and a PhD student at Rutgers University. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY. 


Carla Lake is an undergraduate at University of Maryland, College Park, where she is a member of the Honors program and the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House. She works as a writing tutor and as a student blogger for performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, but in her spare time she likes to dance and train draft horses.


Gregory Lawless is the author of I Thought I Was New Here.  His poems have either appeared in or are forthcoming from InDigest Magazine, Sonora Review, The Cortland Review, Cider Press Review, Zoland Poetry, Third Coast, Thermos, Drunken Boat, and others.  He teaches writing and literature at Suffolk University and the New England Institute of Art.  


Dani Leventhal’s videos are distributed through the Video Data Bank. She has screened her work at Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Gene Siskel Film Center, CineCycle and Anthology Film Archives.  In 2007 she got an Astraea Visual Arts Award and a Women’s Studio Workshop Book Arts Grant. In 2003 she received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 2009 an MFA in film/video from Bard College.


Kelin Loe is the author of the chapbook The Motorist (minutes BOOKS, 2010). She attends the UMass-Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers and lives in Northampton with Michael.


Samantha Mabry lives in Dallas, Texas. She writes mostly about ghosts, families, and families of ghosts. “Bad Spirits” is her first published short story.


Matt Mauch grew up in small Midwestern towns between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, in the snow and wind-chill belt. He is the author of Prayer Book (Lowbrow Press 2011) and the chapbook The Book of Modern Prayer (Palimpsest Press 2010). His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Salt Hill, NOÖ Journal, DIAGRAM, The Journal, Willow Springs, The Squaw Valley Review, The Los Angeles Review, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. The editor of Poetry City, USA, Vol. 1 (Lowbrow Press 2011), Mauch teaches writing and literature in the AFA program at Normandale Community College, and also coordinates the reading series there. He lives in Minneapolis.


Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of Father of Noise, Moongarden and I Your Fate (forthcoming in March, 2011). He lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches at the California Institute of the Arts and works with Machine Project. 


Amy McDaniel contributes to HTMLGiant, and her work has been or will be in Tin House, The Agriculture Reader, and PANK. She is the author of a new chapbook, Selected Adult Lessons (Agnes Fox Press).


Marcus Myers lives in Kansas City, where he teaches gifted & talented middle school students. His writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Mid-American Review, National Poetry Review, New Zoo Poetry Review, Pleiades, Tar River Poetry and elsewhere.


C.J. Opperthauser is a student of English at Central Michigan University. He has had poems published in numerous magazines, including Temenos and Eclectic Flash, and is editor-in-chief and poetry editor for greatest lakes review. He has a deep passion for good poems and good fish dinners. He can be reached at


Alexis Orgera is the author of How Like Foreign Objects (forthcoming, H_NGM_N BKS) and two chapbooks, Illuminatrix (Forklift, Ink) and Dear Friends, the Birds were Wonderful! (Blue Hour Press). Individual poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bat City Review, DIAGRAM, Eleven Eleven, Folio, Forklift Ohio, Fou, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, The Journal, jubilat, Luna, No Tell Motel, The Rialto, Sixth Finch, storySouth, and The Tusculum Review, among others.


Curtis Perdue is finishing his MFA in poetry at Emerson College where he also teaches in the First Year Writing Program and is the Assistant Poetry Editor for Redivider. He has work forthcoming in Cloudbank and The Common Ground Review.


Derek Pollard is co–author with Derek Henderson of the book Inconsequentia (BlazeVOX 2010). His poems, creative non–fiction, and reviews appear in American Book Review, Colorado Review, Court Green, Diagram III, Pleiades, and Six–Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak, among numerous other anthologies and journals. He is currently Managing Editor of Barrow Street Press and is on faculty at Pratt Institute and at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, New York.


Brett Price lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY.  He is an editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, and Light Industrial Safety, and the author of Trouble With Mapping, a chapbook (Flying Guillotine, 2008).  He curates the Friday Night Series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.  


Dan Rosenberg’s chapbook, A Thread of Hands, is available from Tilt Press, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several magazines, including Forklift, Ohio; Subtropics; Verse Daily; and Sixth Finch. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia.


Zach Savich is the author of Full Catastrophe Living, Annulments, and The Man Who Lost His Head, a chapbook from Omnidawn. The poems from this issue will appear in The Firestorm, forthcoming from Cleveland State University Poetry Center.


Jason Schwartz is the author of A German Picturesque (Knopf).  He lives in Florida.


Kirsty Singer is a semi-native Southern Californian and the daughter of scientists. In her poems she records signs from the universe, which she currently does in Los Angeles. She is delighted to be first published in H_NGM_N, and has three poems forthcoming in GLITTERPONY.


Mary Austin Speaker is the author of two chapbooks—In the End There Were Thousands of Cowboys, and Abandoning the Firmament, (Menagerie Editions 2008 & 2009). She is co-curator and founder of Triptych Readings (www.triptychreadings.com) in NYC, poet laureate of F.E.A.S.T. (http://feastinbklyn.org/), and works as an art director, designing books for Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Her work can be found in recent or upcoming issues of Iowa Review, Boston Review, Gray Tape, Konundrum Literary Engine Review, and elsewhere. In previous iterations, she was poetry editor of Indiana Review, co-curator of Readings Between A&B, and taught creative writing at Indiana University. She loves westerns and astronaut paraphernalia.


Chad Sweeney’s recent collections are Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James, 2010) and The Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney (bilingual chapbook, Forklift)  The selection published in H_ngm_n is from Wolf Milk, the full-length version of the Juan Sweeney poems. Chad is cotranslator, from the Farsi, of The Selected Poems of H.E. Sayeh (White Pine, 2011), coeditor of Parthenon West Review and editor of the City Lights anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds. He teaches poetry and is a PhD candidate at Western Michigan University.  www.chadsweeney.com


Gale Thompson is originally from South Carolina but currently lives in Sunderland, MA, where she attends the University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets and Writers. She teaches composition and creative writing at the University and is the editor of Jellyfish Magazine. Gale has works either published or forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review, Bateau, Glitterpony, Juked, and elimae.


Elizabeth Twiddy’s first collection of poems is Love-Noise (Standing Stone Books, 2010), and her chapbook, Zoo Animals in the Rain (Turtle Ink Press, 2009), includes several poems that have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.  Most recently, her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, POOL, The Alembic, Two Rivers Review, Stone Canoe, Slush Pile, the Australian journal Skive, and elsewhere.  She teaches workshops at the Downtown Writer’s Center through the Syracuse YMCA and serves as an editor for Comstock Review. For more, visit elizabethtwiddy.com.


William Walsh is the author of Without Wax: A Documentary Novel, Questionstruck, and Pathologies. His fiction and texts have appeared in Annalemma, Quick Fiction, Artifice, Caketrain, New York Tyrant, Juked, and other journals. A collection of short stories called Ampersand, Mass. and a collection of Joycean derived texts and poems called Unknown Arts are forthcoming from Keyhole Press in February 2011. He blogs weekly at The Kenyon Review. (http://questionstruck.blogspot.com)


Angela Veronica Wong is the author of two chapbooks, All the Little Red Girls on Flying Guillotine Press and to know this on Cy Gist Press.  Poems are published or forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and Columbia Poetry Review.  Visit her at www.angelaveronicawong.com.


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