Issue 30 Contributors

Bill Bauer’s latest book of poetry, Last Lambs: New and Selected Poems of Vietnam, was a 2014 Eric Hoffer Legacy Award Finalist. He lives with his wife, Kathy, on the island of Maui.

Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet and essayist whose poems have either appeared or are forthcoming in African American Review, Indiana Review, The Southern Quarterly, Split This Rock’s “Poem of the Week,” and elsewhere. Connect with her and read more of her work at

Lisa Dordal is the author of Mosaic of the Dark (Black Lawrence Press, 2018) and teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt University. Her poetry has appeared in Best New Poets, CALYX, The Greensboro Review, Vinyl Poetry, and Ninth Letter.

Patrick Dundon is a graduate of the MFA program at Syracuse University where he served as Editor-in-Chief for Salt Hill Journal. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in BOAAT, Sixth Finch, The Adroit Journal, Birdfeast, DIAGRAM, Word Riot, Smoking Glue Gun, Poor Claudia, and elsewhere. He currently lives, writes, and teaches preschool in Portland, OR.

Eleanor Hooker is an Irish poet. Her second poetry collection, A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press), was published in October 2016. Eleanor holds an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. She is a helm on Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat. Her website is

Marian Kilcoyne is an Irish writer based on the west coast of Ireland. She has, in the past been a teacher at senior level, worked professionally in education and management for an Aids Organisation, and reviewed fiction and non fiction for the Sunday Business Post, Ireland. She attended the Seamus Heaney Centre summer school at Queens University Belfast in 2013. She has been published or is forthcoming at Prelude,The Louisville Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Crannog, Ofi Press, Frogmore Papers, Cyphers, Apalachee Review, New Contrast, Quiddity, Right Hand Pointing, Grey Sparrow Journal, Off The Coast, The Galway Review,The Liner, Into The Void, Roanoke Literary Journal, Banshee Literature, The Catamaran Literary Reader, The Worcester Review, and others. In 2017 she had two poems long listed for the 2017 Dermot Healy prize for poetry. Her website is

Greg Koehler is a poet and ethicist from Austin, Texas.

Steve Lovett grew up in South Dakota and now lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and his beagle, Pinto.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bull: Men’s Fiction, The Carolina Quarterly, The South Dakota Review, The Nebraska Review, and The Midwest Quarterly. He teaches at Metropolitan Community College and the Omaha Correctional Center and moonlights as a blues musician, singing and playing guitar and harmonica.

LaTanya McQueen received her MFA from Emerson College and her PhD from the University of Missouri. Her essay collection And It Begins Like This is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of two poetry collections, The End of Pink (BOA, 2016) and Rag & Bone (Elixir, 2011), as well as a collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past (OSU Press, 2017). A recipient of fellowships from the NEA, American Antiquarian Society, and Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, she is an associate professor of Creative Writing at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press.

Horace Pippin was an American painter born in 1888. After serving in World War I, he built a powerful body of work that included Biblically infused explorations of African American life. He died in 1946. Cover, “Victorian Interior II” (1945). Arthur Hopsack Hearn Fund, 1958, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sara Watson lives in Pittsburgh with her two best friends, Cindy and Soso. Her poems have appeared in BOAAT, The Southern Review, and PANK, among others.

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