Post Road Magazine #21
Post Road #21


Caren Beilin's fiction has appeared or will appear in McSweeney's, Fence, and The Lifted Brow.

Belle Boggs is the author of Mattaponi Queen, winner of the 2009 Bakeless Prize in Fiction and shortlisted for the 2010 Frank O'Connor Short Story Award. She lives in Chatham County, North Carolina and is working on a novel.

Weston Cutter is from Minnesota, has had work recently in Ploughshares, the Southern Review, and the Gettysburg Review, edits the book review website Corduroy Books ( and his first book of stories, You'd Be a Stranger, Too, has just been published.

Matthew Di Paoli received his BA at Boston College where he won the Dever Fellowship and the Cardinal Cushing Award for Creative Writing. He recently finished his MFA at Columbia University for Fiction. He has been published in the West Coast Journal, Stylus, Naked Singularity, and Gigantic literary magazines. Currently, he is writing a novel entitled Idol of Id and teaches in the Advanced Creative Writing Summer Program at Columbia University.

Norman Finkelstein is a poet, critic, and Professor of English at Xavier University. His most recent books are Inside the Ghost Factory (Marsh Hawk Press, 2010) and On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred in Contemporary American Poetry (Iowa, 2010).

D. Foy lives in Brooklyn. His stories and poems have appeared in Kitchen Sink, Trampoline House, and Berkeley Fiction Review, among others. An excerpt from the middle of a novel, The Last Time I Was a Woman, was published in Evergreen Review, two stories were published in Quick Fiction and The Georgia Review, and a poem appeared in Willows Wept Review. His story "The Burden" was included in a trio nominated for the 2008 National Magazine Award for Best Fiction. Woven out of autobiography, drawings, photographs, cultural criticism, philosophical inquiry, letters, and poetry, Foy's current project, Patricide (from which "Dirt' is excerpted), is the first volume of a projected six-volume work called If He Is Healthy: A Gutter Opera.

Elizabeth Bales Frank is a New York-based novelist, screenwriter, essayist, and fourth-generation fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Some of her work can be found at her website,

Donald MacLeod Harrison received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers in 2010. He published a story in the 2009 Roanoke Review, he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he received honorable mention in the 2008 Atlantic Student Writing Competition. He is hard at work on a novel.

Trent Hergenrader is a PhD candidate in creative writing at UW-Milwaukee. His short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Cicada, and other fine places. His story "Eshkara" received special mention in Publisher's Weekly's starred review of John Joseph Adams' Federations anthology, and his story "The Hodag," set in northern Wisconsin during the depression, was selected by Ellen Datlow for The Best Horror of the Year #1. He teaches creative writing, composition, professional writing, and literature at UWM. This is his first published piece of creative nonfiction.

Michelle Hoover teaches writing at Boston University and Grub Street. She has published fiction in Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and Best New American Voices, among others. She has been a Bread Loaf Writer's Conference scholar, the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and in 2005 the winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction. Her novel, The Quickening, was released by Other Press in June and has been shortlisted for the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize.

Eson Kim's work has appeared in Cream City Review, Flashquake, Lumina, and Inkwell, with work forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, and Yemassee Journal. She received a 2009 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and was named a finalist for the Arts & Letters Prize and the Glimmer Train Family Matters competition. She recently received the David B. Saunders Award and a nomination for the Pushcart Prize. She currently lives in New Jersey where she hopes to one day make sense of those jug-handle turns.

Michael Kimball is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels: Dear Everybody, How Much of Us There Was, and The Way the Family Got Away. Each of his novels has been translated (or is being translated) into many languages and Tyrant Books will re-release How Much of Us There Was in the spring of 2011. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Prairie Schooner, Post Road, Open City, Unsaid, and New York Tyrant. He is also responsible for Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), the documentary films I Will Smash You and 60 Writers/60 Places, and the conceptual pseudonym, Andy Devine.

Caroline Leavitt's ninth novel, Pictures of You, will be published by Algonquin Books in January 2011. She can be reached through

Knox Martin's first solo exhibition, featuring his abstract "Woman" paintings, premiered at the Eagan Gallery in 1954. The New York Times responded, "...the blood of Goya runs through his veins." An original member of the 8th Street Club with other leading artists and poets of the time, Martin is still vital at eighty-seven years. His "Woman: Black and White Paintings" were recently exhibited at Woodward Gallery, NYC.

Michael Martone was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the home, then, of Eckrich Meats. Martone ate sandwiches constructed with Eckrich cold cuts: Bologna, Old Fashioned Loaf, Olive Loaf, Honey Loaf, and Pickle & Pimento Loaf. As Martone chewed, he hummed the famous Eckrich jingle: "Talk about good as good can be it's Eckrich with a big, big E." And, then, swallowed.

Micah Nathan is the author of the novels Gods of Aberdeen and Losing Graceland. His work has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Bellingham Review, Boston Globe Magazine, Glimmer Train, and other national publications. He is the 2010 recipient of Boston University's Saul Bellow Prize in Fiction and has been a finalist for the Tobias Wolff Award for Short Fiction. He currently lives in the Boston area with his wife, their dog, and an assortment of curiosities.

Raised in Michigan but now living in Southern California, Martin Ott and John F. Buckley began their ongoing games of poetic volleyball in 2009. Poetry from their collaboration Poets' Guide to America has been accepted in more than twenty-five publications, including Big Muddy, Center, Confrontation Magazine, Evergreen Review, G.W. Review, and Zyzzyva.

Elizabeth Powell's first book, The Republic of Self, won the New Issues First Book Prize. Recent work appears in: Mississippi Review, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, Slope, and elsewhere. She teaches at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont. She is the Editor of Green Mountains Review.

Asad Raza lives in New York City. Among recent projects, he produced Tino Sehgal's 2010 rotunda exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum, New York and Alia Raza's ongoing video series, The Fragile White Blossoms Emit a Hypnotic Cascade of Tropical Perfume Whose Sweet Heady Odor Leaves Its Victim Intoxicated.

James Scott's fiction has been published in One Story, American Short Fiction, Quick Fiction and other journals, and has been nominated for the Best New American Voices Anthology and the Pushcart Prize. He has received awards to Yaddo, the Millay Colony, the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the New York State Summer Writers' Institute. Currently, James writes for the music magazine Under the Radar and teaches workshops at Grub Street.

Janice Shapiro is the author of Bummer and Other Stories. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and dog.

Meredith Steinbach is the author of five books of fiction, including Zara, Reliable Light, The Birth of the World as We Know It; or, Teiresias, Here Lies the Water, and forthcoming in 2011, The Charmed Life of Flowers. She is Professor of English & Literary Arts at Brown University and has received the Mary Ingraham Bunting Fellowship at Harvard-Radcliffe, Yaddo residency, National Endowment for the Arts Literary Fellowship, Rhode Island Artist Grants, travel grant for study in France and Greece from the Watson Institute, O. Henry Award for the Short Story, and the Pushcart Prize.

Peter Stenson has stories and essays published or forthcoming in Blue Mesa Review, REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, and Upstreet. He is currently working on his MFA in fiction at Colorado State University. He is in the middle of his endeavor to bowl 365 days in a row.

Barry K. Wade (1951-1993) earned a Yale BA and an MFA at Brown University. As Editor and Vice President at W.W. Norton with a special focus on literature, he was instrumental in bringing many beautiful, useful, life-enhancing books into the world. "Winter Sky" is thought to be his first published story.

William Walsh is the author of Unknown Arts, Questionstruck, Pathologies (all from Keyhole Press), and Without Wax (Casperian Books). His stories and derived texts have appeared in many journals, including Quick Fiction, Artifice, Annalemma, Caketrain, New York Tyrant, Rosebud, Quarterly West, Lit, and No Colony. He blogs at The Kenyon Review and teaches writing at UMass Lowell.

Tracy Winn's linked short story collection, Mrs. Somebody Somebody, a Random House Reader's Circle Selection, is a Massachusetts Book Awards Must Read, a finalist for the Julia Ward Howe Prize and the winner of the 2010 Sherwood Anderson Foundation Award. She works with Gaining Ground, a non-profit farm in Concord that gives away all of its fresh produce for hunger relief.

Kristine Woodward and Director John Woodward are founders and co-owners of Woodward Gallery, NYC, established in 1994 and currently located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Visit:

Koren Zailckas was twenty-three when she wrote the international bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood. Her newest book is Fury: a Memoir.


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