PRJ3 Contributors


ADRIANO PAULINO is a Brazilian citizen living and working in Belo Horizonte. He earned a degree in advertising and in 1997 adopted graffiti. In 2011, he joined the project Street Art Without Borders, and his stenciled works of graffiti, most created by hand, were pasted in cities in Europe (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, etc), Shanghai, and other locations. His work has been published in both national and international magazines, and it can be seen, in hidden street corners, across Brazil.

AMANDA MISKA lives and writes in Northern Virginia. Her work has been featured in or is forthcoming from Whiskey Paper, Buffalo Almanack, CHEAP POP, jmww, Cartagena, The Collapsar, Storychord, Five Quarterly, Cartridge Lit, Cactus Heart, and Counterexample Poetics. She is the fiction curator at Luna Luna Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @akmiska.

AMY BLYTHE currently lives in Kildare, Ireland. She graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a Masters in Creative Writing, and has since found herself working in the accounts department of a stationery firm in Dublin – which she finds very stationary indeed. She has previously been published in Crannóg Magazine, The Stinging Fly and The New Writer.

ANA MARIA CABALLERO worked in finance, journalism, wine importation, and even for the Colombian government before recently taking time off to become a mom. Now she focuses her efforts on writing poetry and book thoughts, which can be read at The Drugstore Notebook. Her work has appeared in Big River Poetry Review, Elephant Journal, Really Systems, Aviary Review, CutBank, Ghost House Review, Dagda Publishing, Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, and Boston Poetry Magazine, among others. It is forthcoming on East Coast Ink. She also writes a weekly poetry post for Zeteo Journal’s “Zeteo is Reading” section.

ANDY JONES is a poet, MC, faculty member at UC Davis, radio talk show host, public speaker, and essayist. Andy has taught writing, creative writing and literature classes at the University of California, Davis since 1990, and since 2000 has hosted “Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour” on radio station KDVS. Among the 1,000 guests he has interviewed on the radio show have been Margaret Atwood, Sherman Alexie, T.C. Boyle, Ralph Nader, and Gary Snyder. Dr. Andy also coordinates and hosts the twice-monthly Poetry Night Reading Series, which has featured performances by most of Northern California’s best poets. Dr. Andy has published widely, including poems, essays, and interviews, and is currently working on a variety of book projects, including a book on creativity and professional development, and a book on teaching with social media. His most recent poetry book, Where’s Jukie?, features essays by his wife, the essayist and blogger Kate Duren. Recent projects include publishing a book of poetry, Split Stock, and founding Eager Mondays, LLC. He is the Poet Laureate of Davis, California.

ANNA GRAGERT is a passionate writer, sometimes photographer, cat lover, and Audrey Hepburn enthusiast. Some of her many writings have been featured on Thought Catalog, Hope Inside Love, White Ash Literary Magazine, You & Me Medical Magazine, The Horror Writers Association’s Horror Poetry Showcase, and HelloGiggles. Anna also has a photography blog, Youtube Channel, and Twitter, which you should check out if you enjoy virtual self-reflections and attempts at humor.

ANTHONY MARTIN (@pen_tight) is a mutt mixed with a little Timber Journal, Cheap Pop, The Conium Review, WhiskeyPaper, Squawk Back, and Lunch Ticket, among other wicked things.

ASHLEY MACIAS is a downtown Phoenix based artist born in Laguna Niguel whose artwork is strongly influenced by everyday interactions and complexities of life through nature and consciousness. Self taught at a young age, Macias’s mind always runs wild with imaginative ways to translate the things we see, think & feel. Her techniques in bold line work are often inspired by the natural raw organic flow in plants, the aging of people, and a deeper awareness of complex human emotions.

BARBARA HARROUN is an Assistant Professor of English at Western Illinois University where she teaches creative writing and composition. Her work has previously appeared in the Sycamore Review, issues of Another Chicago Magazine, Buffalo Carp, Friends Journal, In Quire, Bird’s Thumb and Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. It is forthcoming in i70 Review, Sugared Water, Requited Journal, Per Contra, and The Riveter Review. She lives in Macomb, Illinois with her favorite creative endeavors, Annaleigh and Jack, and her awesome husband, Bill.

BEAU BOUDREAUX teaches English in Continuing Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. His first book collection of poetry, Running Red, Running Redder, was published in the spring of 2012 by Cherry Grove Collections. He has published poetry in journals including Antioch Review and Cream City Review, and also in anthologies along with The Southern Poetry Anthology.

BILLY REYNOLDS was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama (“The Rocket City”). His awards include the Tennessee Williams scholarship in poetry from the Sewanee Writers’Conference and an Emerging Artist grant from the Greater Kalamazoo Arts Council. In 2007, he received the John Ciardi scholar in poetry award from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His poems have been published in Iron Horse Literary Review, Hunger Mountain, Sewanee Theological Review, and Third Coast, among others. Currently, he lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

CHRISTOPHER DICICCO loves his wife and children—and writing short stories in the attic of his home in Yardley, Pennsylvania. His work has recently appeared in Nib Magazine,Intellectual Refuge, Sundog Lit, Cease, Cows! and Bohemia Arts & Literary Magazine—and is forthcoming in The Cossack Review, Flash Fiction Online, and WhiskeyPaper. You can follow him on twitter @ChrisDiCicco or visit him at his blog.

DANNY POWELL is a writer and filmmaker. He was a 2013 Edward Albee Fellow and a 2012 Tofte Lake Center writer-in-residence. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Penny Ante Feud and Blunderbuss Magazine, and his feature directorial debut, Homer and Penelope, premiered last year.

DAVID R. BOWMAN has poems and stories in Poem, Plain Spoke, The Atlanta Review, Brooklyn Voice, Grub Street, Main Street Rag, River Oak Review, and Inkwell as well as many others. He is currently living between Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Clearwater Beach, Florida working on an American Indian (Blackfoot) novel.

ED HIGGINS has poems and short fiction in various print and online journals including Monkeybicycle, Pindeldyboz, Otoliths, Tattoo Highway, Word Riot, Foliate Oak, Bare Root Review, and Brevity, among others. He and his wife live on a small farm in Yamhill, Oregon, raising a menagerie of animals including two whippets, a manx barn cat (who doesn’t care for whippets), two Bourbon Red turkeys (King Strut and Nefra-Turkey), and an alpaca named Machu-Picchu.

ELIZABETH CROWELL has poetry most recently published in The Worcester Review, The Sheepshead Review, The Hollins Critic, and The Healing Muse. Her essay, “The Tag,” won the 2011 Bellevue Literary Review Burns Archive Prize for Non-Fiction, judged by Jerome Groopman. An essay, “The Twin We Lost,” was published in The Boston Globe in March 2013. She lives outside Boston with her wife and two children.

GAYATRI LAKHIANI CHAWLA is a French teacher and poet from Mumbai, India. She holds a Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University, an International Diploma in Teaching (University of Cambridge), and a degree from Alliance Française de Bombay. Her poems have been published in The American Poetry Anthology, The Indian P.E.N., The Brown Critique, and The Journal of the Poetry Society (India). Her poem “Anagram” won the 2013 Commendation Prize at The All India Poetry Competition (New Delhi, India).

GRANT CLAUSER is the author of the books Necessary Myths and The Trouble with Rivers. By day he writes about home technology and dreams about fly fishing. Poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cortland Review, Moon City Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and others. In 2010, he was Montgomery County Poet Laureate. He started the Montco Wordshop in Lansdale, teaches poetry writing at Philadelphia’s Musehouse, and runs the blog unIambic.

JAMIE ELLIOTT KEITH makes her home in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she writes and volunteers in the community.

JASON MOSSER is a Professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has published poems, reviews, and articles, as well as a book on New Journalism. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, he lives according to his home state motto: Mountaineers Are Always Free.

JEFFREY ALFIER is winner of the 2014 Kithara Book Prize for his poetry collection, Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre Press, 2013). He is also author of The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press). His recent work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Arkansas Review.

JOAN COLBY has published widely in journals such as Poetry, Atlanta Review, South Dakota Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly, the new renaissance, Grand Street, Epoch, and Prairie Schooner. Awards include two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards, Rhino Poetry Award, the new renaissance Award for Poetry, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Literature. She is the editor of Illinois Racing News and lives on a small horse farm in Northern Illinois. She has published 11 books including The Lonely Hearts Killers, The Atrocity Book and her newest books from FutureCycle Press—Dead Horses and Selected Poems, which received the 2013 FutureCycle Prize. A chapbook, Bittersweet, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag Press in 2014.

JOHN GREY is an Australian born poet. Recently published in Slant, Southern California Review and Skidrow Penthouse with work upcoming in Bryant Literary Magazine, Natural Bridge and Soundings East.

JOHN G. RODWAN, JR., author of the essay collections Holidays and Other Disasters (Humanist Press, 2013) and Fighters & Writers (Mongrel Empire Press, 2010) as well as the chapbook Christmas Things (Monkey Puzzle Press, 2011), lives in Detroit, Michigan.

LIZ AHL is a poet and teacher who lives in New Hampshire. Her poems, some of which have received Pushcart Prize nominations, have appeared or are forthcoming in Four Corners, White Pelican Review, 5AM, Court Green, Margie, The Women’s Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, Alimentum, and North American Review. Her work has also been included in several anthologies, including Red, White and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004), Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004), and Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence (University of Iowa Press, 2002). She has been awarded residencies at Jentel, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center. Her first chapbook, A Thirst That’s Partly Mine, won the 2008 Slapering Hol chapbook contest; a second chapbook, Luck, was published by Pecan Grove Press in 2010.

LUKE WORTLEY hails from the Bluegrass and says yall a lot and can whip up some fried chicken that’ll make a tomcat smack a bulldog. He’s also currently the fiction editor at Booth: A Journal and the co-founder of Axolotl. You can follow him at @LukeWortley.

MARIUM KHALID, director, playwright, actress and musician, is a founder and co-owner of Saiah Arts International. With a Theater and Performance Studies Degree from Kennesaw State University, Marium has been acting and directing in the Atlanta Metro Area for the past 10 years. Believing in a brave theatre for brave people, Marium strives to challenge her audience through story, location, and interaction. She immerses her audiences in environments that speak to all the senses, challenging the individual on a path to further understand themselves. Marium received Creative Loafing’s “Best Director: Reader’s Choice for 2012,” and her play Rua | Wulf won Creative Loafing’s “Best Show; Reader’s Choice for 2012.” Additionally, she won the “Inspiration Award” for her play City Of Lions and Gods from the 2013 Prague Fringe Festival, the CREATIVITY AND ARTS IMPACT AWARD From Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts 2013, and won “Best Director: Reader’s Choice for 2013” for Moby Dick. Marium was selected as’s 30 artists under 30 to watch. Marium’s recent work includes writing and co- directing TERMINUS, an immersive journey set at the end of the American Civil War, that takes place over 28 acres, with three correlating story lines.

MARLA SINK DRUZGAL is a freelance writer and global explorer. She creates travel adventures for herself following in the footsteps of her favorite authors. An American expat, she currently lives in South Africa, where she posts photos and quips of her adventures on TravelingMarla.

MATT PAUL is an MA student in the UK studying creative and critical writing. His work has previously featured in Zouch Magazine and is forthcoming in Luna Luna Magazine.

MATT ROUSER is a Detroit native who’s traveled, studied, lived and worked internationally and at home. He is a strategist and technologist passionate about urban space, and has devoted his career to understanding how we interact with city environments and assign them meaning.

MICHAEL H. LYTHGOE has an MFA from Bennington College. He grew up on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. He now lives in South Carolina near the Savannah River. He has taught at Syracuse U. His poems appear in Christianity and Literature, Remaking Moby-Dick, Pea River, SixFold, and The Petigru Review. His chapbook, BRASS, won the Kinloch Rivers contest in 2006.

RACHEL HYMAN is the co-editor of Banango Street and founding editor of Anthology of Chicago. She is the author of Dear S, forthcoming from Big Lucks in 2015. Other writing has recently been published or is forthcoming in similar:peaks::, Illuminati Girl Gang, The Scrambler, and VECTOR. She lives in Chicago.

RAFAEL ALVAREZ is a short story writer and screenwriter based in Baltimore and Los Angeles. His influences include the bluesman Johnny Winter and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, by Saramago. He was a Baltimore Sun reporter for twenty years and later a staff writer for The Wire. His new collection of short fiction, Tales from the Holy Land, was published in 2014.

RICHARD FOERSTER is the author of six poetry collections. His most recent, Penetralia (Texas Review Press, 2011), was awarded a Maine Literary Award. He has been the recipient of numerous other honors, including the “Discovery”/The Nation Award, Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize, a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and two National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowships. Since the 1970s his work has appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, The Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, The Southern Review, and Poetry. He has worked as a lexicographer, educational writer, typesetter, teacher, and as the editor of the literary magazines Chelsea and Chautauqua Literary Journal. “River Road” is the title poem of a new manuscript-in-progress.

RICHARD J. HEBY is a freelance writer and New York City native. He enjoys photography, nature, and philosophy.

ROHAN GARG is currently a sophomore in high school who attends University School near Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to pursuing his passion for photography, he is a co-editor of his school’s yearly literary publication. As a photographer, he is most interested in capturing images of nature. His photographs are forthcoming in Hothouse Magazine and The Decades Review.

RUBEN GONZALES is an artist, craftsman, entrepreneur, and former bboy making things work in Phoenix, Arizona.

SABA HUSAIN grew up in Karachi, but has lived in Houston for more than twenty years. She returned to school to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Poetry Writing from the University of Houston, and was an assistant poetry editor for the University of Houston’s undergraduate literary journal, Glass Mountain, in 2013-14.

SEAN THOMAS DOUGHERTY is the author of nine books including Nightshift Belonging to Lorca, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Except by Falling, winner of the 2000 Pinyon Press Poetry Prize from Mesa State College. His awards include two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry. Known for his electrifying performances, he has toured extensively across North America and Europe. He received an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University and lives in Erie, PA where he teaches writing workshops.

SUSAN O’DELL UNDERWOOD directs the Creative Writing Program at Carson-Newman University in East Tennessee, which is a lot of capital letters for such a little corner of the planet. She has recently published in a few journals including Oxford American, Tusculum Review, Rock & Sling and The Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume IV, Tennessee. She was a monthly poetry reader during last season’s Tennessee Shines, a live radio program produced by WDVX in Knoxville every Monday night. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from UNC-Greensboro.

TOBI COGSWELL is a multiple Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Credits include or are forthcoming in various journals in the US, UK, Sweden and Australia. In 2012 and 2013 she was short-listed for the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. In 2013 she received Honorable Mention for the Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize. Her sixth and latest chapbook is Lapses & Absences (Blue Horse Press). She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review.

TRAVIS SKRINE is a writer, rock climber, and free spirit.

TRINA GAYNON has poems in the anthologies Saint Peter’s B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints, Obsession: Sestinas for the 21st Century, A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford, Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: Anthology of Sonnets of the Early Third Millennium, Bombshells and Knocking at the Door, as well as numerous journals including Natural Bridge, Reed and the final issue of Runes. Her chapbook An Alphabet of Romance is available from Finishing Line Press.

VINITA AGRAWAL is a freelance writer and researcher in Mumbai. Her poetry has been published in print and online journals. She received a prize from MuseIndia in 2010. Her debut collection of poems, Words Not Spoken, was released in November 2013.

WILLIAM DORESKI has published work in various e and print journals and in several collections, most recently The Suburbs of Atlantis (AA Press, 2013).

WIN BASSETT is a writer and attorney whose nonfiction has been published in The Atlantic, the Paris Review Daily, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Guernica. His fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in The Southern Poetry Anthology series, Image, PANK, and Ruminate. He’s a former assistant district attorney and serves on the PEN Prison Writing Program Fiction Committee. He is the Fiction and Poetry Editor of the Marginalia Review of Books, Managing Editor of Yale’s Letters, and Community Manager for Bull City Press. Win has been interviewed on NPR about the publishing industry and was a Literature Scholar at the 2014 Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference. He’s from southwestern Virginia and is a graduate student at Yale University.

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