Post Road Magazine #25
Post Road #25


Will Allison is the author of two novels, What You Have Left, named one of 2007's notable books by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Long Drive Home, a New York Times bestseller. He lives outside of New York City and is a contributing editor for One Story.

Megan Mayhew Bergman lives on a small farm in rural Vermont with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, and mostly-decrepit menagerie of animals. Scribner published her collection Birds of a Lesser Paradise and will also publish her forthcoming novel, Shepherd, Wolf. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, Ploughshares, Salon and elsewhere.

Nichole Bernier is author of the novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. (Crown/Random House), a finalist for the 2012 New England Independent Booksellers Association fiction award, and has written for magazines including Elle, Self, Health, and Men's Journal. A contributing editor for Condé Nast Traveler for fourteen years, she was previously on staff as the magazine's golf and ski editor, columnist, and television spokesperson. She is a founder of the literary blog Beyond the Margins, and lives outside of Boston with her husband and five children. She can be found online at and on Twitter@nicholebernier.

Kelly Braffet is the author of Save Yourself, forthcoming from Crown in August 2013. Her previous work includes the novels Josie and Jack (2005) and Last Seen Leaving (2006), along with a random smattering of short fiction and essays. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University, and lives in New York state with her husband, the writer Owen King.

Teri Carter's essays and short stories can be found in Columbia, West Branch, , and other journals and anthologies. She has a BA from the University of Minnesota, where she was awarded the Marcella de Bourg Fellowship in creative writing, and she holds an MFA from San Jose State University. Teri lives in northern California where she is working on her first book.

Tan ChaoChun is a contemporary Chinese poet, who is a member of the Chinese Writers Association and the president of Beibei Writers Association in Chongqing, China. He was honored with the second Chongqing Literature Award and earned the fourth Xuelin Cup Nostalgic Youth Poems Award. He is the author of the poetry collections Eyes of Year, An Eternal Journey, and The Sound of Life.

Don Cummings' play, A Good Smoke, was a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill theater conference. It had a reading at The Public Theater starring Meryl Streep and has been optioned for production. The Fat of the Land was a semifinalist for the Kaufman & Hart Award for new American comedy. The Winner was a finalist for the Heideman Award at A.T.L. Piss Play is about Minorities received the Golden Pineapple award for best play at The Cringe Festival. A graduate of Tufts University and The Neighborhood Playhouse and a member of the E.S.T. Writers Unit, he also makes movies.

Trinie Dalton's books include Wide Eyed (Akashic), Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney's: co-edited with Eli Horowitz and Lisa Wagner), Mythtym (Picturebox), Sweet Tomb (Madras Press) and Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio). Trinie's books alternate between art projects and fiction, and sometimes combine the two. She teaches fiction and critical writing at USC, SVA and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Visit her at

Karin C. Davidson is originally from the Gulf Coast. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Iron Horse Literary Review, New Delta Review, Saw Palm, The Los Angeles Review, Passages North, and elsewhere. Her fiction has been shortlisted in several writing competitions, including the Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize, the Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition, and the Bridport Prize. She has an MFA from Lesley University and is the recipient of A Room of Her Own Foundation's Spring 2012 Orlando Prize for Short Fiction, the 2012 Waasmode Short Fiction Prize, and a Peter Taylor Fellowship for the 2012 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop.

Jonathan Dixon is the author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced. His work has appeared in The Milan Review, Sleepingfish, the Boston Phoenix, and the New York Times, among others. He lives in New York with his wife and son.

Joseph Fazio's fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review Online. A graduate of the Boston University Creative Writing Program, he recently completed his first novel, which contains zero mentions of cell phones and dozens of references to heavy metal, and is eager to get back to work on his neglected collection of short stories. He lives with his wife in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ezra Feinberg is a psychologist in private practice in New York City. He has taught courses in psychoanalysis and psychology at The New School and the University of California, Berkeley, and he currently works with adults, couples, and adolescents in his practice. Formerly of the band Feast, in 2004 he created the band Citay, which has released four albums.

Edward Hardy is the author of two novels, Keeper and Kid (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press) and Geyser Life (Bridge Works). His short fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, GQ, Witness, The New England Review, Boulevard, Epoch and many other magazines. He has won three fiction fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, he teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program at Brown, and he lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Carl E. Hazlewood is a Brooklyn-based artist and curator, born in Guyana, South America. The co-founder of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark, New Jersey, his art is in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, among others.

Steve Himmer teaches at Emerson College in Boston, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing. His stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Hobart, The Los Angeles Review, Night Train, Pindeldyboz, PANK, Emprise Review, and Everyday Genius. He edits the web-journal Necessary Fiction. The Bee-Loud Glade is his first novel.

Brandon Hobson's fiction has appeared in NOON, Puerto del Sol, Web Conjunctions, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, New York Tyrant, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. His book reviews have appeared in The Believer, The Collagist, and The Faster Times. He lives with his wife and son in Oklahoma.

Zhong Jie is a lecturer in English at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China, who got his MA in British and American Literature from Southwest University. He received the Second Lotus Translation Prize in 2006. He is currently working on a provincial-funded program on the Chinese Adaptation of Shakespeare.

Holly Karapetkova's poetry, prose, and translations from the Bulgarian have appeared widely. Her first book is Words We Might One Day Say from Washington Writers' Publishing House.

Suzanne Koven is a primary care doctor in Boston and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Her monthly column, "In Practice," appears in The Boston Globe and she blogs for Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe Books section, Psychology Today, The, and elsewhere. Visit her website at

Kerry Lanigan is a gerontologist and new author who works and writes in Chicago. Her fiction has appeared in Burningword, Curbside Splendor, and The Cossack Review.

Scott Laughlin studied journalism and literature at Boston University, where he was a student of Alberto de Lacerda. He has lectured on Russian Literature in San Francisco and St. Petersburg, Russia and is English Department Chair at San Francisco University High School. He has also published poetry and nonfiction in ZYZZYVA, The Poetry Conspiracy, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian and is co-founder and Associate Director of Disquiet: The Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. The program is dedicated to the memory of Alberto de Lacerda.

Paul Lisicky is the author of Lawnboy, Famous Builder, The Burning House, and Unbuilt Projects. His work has appeared in Fence, Ploughshares, The Rumpus, Tin House, Unstuck, and other magazines and anthologies. He is the New Voices Professor at Rutgers University and he teaches in the low residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College. A memoir, The Narrow Door, is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2014.

Michael Lowenthal is the author of the novels The Paternity Test, Charity Girl, . The recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Wesleyan writers' conferences, the MacDowell Colony, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Lowenthal has also been awarded Lynchburg College's Thornton Residency and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize. He has taught creative writing at Boston College and Hampshire College, and since 2003 has been a core faculty member in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University. He can be reached at

Lesley Mahoney is a Boston-based editor and writer whose nonfiction has appeared in various local publications, including Edible Boston. She works in higher education, following a ten-year run in the newspaper business. She earned an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's November 2011 Short Story Award for New Writers.

Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of Heaven; Quakertown; and Break the Skin. He has also published three memoirs, From Our House, Turning Bones, and the recently released, Such a Life. His first book was the short story collection, The Least You Need to Know. He teaches in the MFA Program at The Ohio State University.

Jacob Melvin has a Master's Degree in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the winner of the Gloria Goldstein Howton Scholarship in Creative Writing, and his work has appeared in Aura. Currently, Jacob teaches composition and literature courses at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama.

Tova Mirvis' first novel The Ladies Auxiliary, published in 1999, was a national bestseller and a selection of the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her second novel, The Outside World, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2004. Her essays and fiction have appeared in various publications including Poets and Writers, Good Housekeeping, and The New York Times Book Review. Her third novel, Visible City, will be published by Houghton Mifflin in January, 2014. She lives in Newton, MA.

Katie Moulton is the Associate Editor of Indiana Review. Her music and book reviews have appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Riverfront Times. She received the Omar Castaneda fiction fellowship and a 2011 "Writer in the World" travel fellowship to Nepal.

Meaghan Mulholland's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Playboy, Five Chapters, Meridian, and the Colorado Review, among other publications. Recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, she is currently revising a novel set in Palermo about a family of Sicilian puppeteers.

Bonnie Nadzam's work has appeared in Harper's Magazine, Granta, The Iowa Review, Epoch, and many others. Her first novel, LAMB, was the recipient of the 2011 Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize.

Jay Baron Nicorvo's poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism have appeared in The Literary Review, Guernica, The Iowa Review, and The Believer. Four Way Books published his debut poetry collection, Deadbeat. He's served on editorial staffs at Ploughshares and at PEN America, the literary magazine of the PEN American Center, and worked for the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses [clmp]. He teaches at Western Michigan University, where he's faculty advisor to Third Coast, and he lives on an old farm outside Battle Creek with his wife, Thisbe Nissen, their son, Sonne, and a dozen vulnerable chickens.

Buki Papillon holds an MFA from Lesley University. She has received fellowships to The Key West Literary Seminar and Vermont Studio Center, and attended the VONA Voices Workshops. She is a 2013 recipient of an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center, for her submission of pages from her recently completed novel. She has also written an interlinked short story collection set in Nigeria. Buki has lived in Nigeria, England and France and currently lives in Massachusetts. Her website is Twitter @bukipapillon.

A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, John Parras is the author of Fire on Mount Maggiore, which won the Peter Taylor Prize for the novel. His creative work has appeared in Salmagundi, Painted Bride Quarterly, XConnect, Oasis and other journals. He is a Professor at William Paterson University. His chapbook Dangerous Limbs: Prose Poems and Flash Fictions is forthcoming from Kattywompus Press.

Samuel Reifler hunkers down in trendy Rhinebeck, New York, where he expects soon to wake up and discover that the whole thing—iPhones, Facebook, e-readers and the hysterical anxiety over the indefinite third person singular pronoun—was just some weird dream.

C. R. Resetarits' latest poetry appears in Solo Novo: 122 Days and Weber: The Contemporary West; new fiction in Avery 7 and Broome Review. Her essay on "Emerson in Paris," will appear in Paris in American Literature: On Distance as a Literary Resource, ed. Jeffrey Herlihy and Vamsi K. Koneru (2012) and her essay on Hawthorne, gender, and genre is in Literary Imagination this summer. She splits her time between St. Louis and West Texas.

Jan Reymond was born in 1979. Working from a young age alongside his cabinetmaker father allowed Jan to acquire techniques that led to the tremendous creative freedom he has today. After getting a veterinary degree and exploring several other professions, Jan decided to devote himself to a life of artistic creation. He finds inspiration in his birthplace and home, the Swiss village of Romainmôtier, a place both surrounded by nature and rich in human encounters. For more, see

Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of four novels, including What She Saw . . . and I'm So Happy for You. Her new novel, The Pretty One, about three sparring sisters, will be published in February 2013 by Little Brown. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Selah Saterstrom is the author of SLAB (forthcoming), The Meat and Spirit Plan, and The Pink Institution (all published by Coffee House Press). Her work can be found in Bombay Gin, Tarpaulin Sky, Fourteen Hills, and other places. She teaches and lectures widely and is on faculty in the University of Denver's graduate creative writing program.

Born a long time ago, in another country, Audrey Schulman has traveled enough to have vomited on four continents, including once onto a Masai tribesman's feet. He, unfortunately, was barefoot. Schulman has published four novels including The Cage, Swimming with Jonah, A House Named Brazil, and most recently, Three Weeks in December. Her books have been translated into eleven languages, reviewed by the New Yorker, and twice been selected as notable books by the American Library Association.

Suzanne Farrell Smith's work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Writer's Chronicle, Hippocampus Magazine, Anderbo, Connotation Press, Muse & Stone, Tiny Lights, and elsewhere. She has taught elementary through graduate school and has stories in Environmental Health Narratives and the second edition of Global Health Narratives, both anthologies for students. She has written a memoir about excavating lost childhood memory. Suzanne writes and teaches in New York City where she lives with her husband and son.

Urban Waite is the author of The Terror of Living and The Carrion Birds. He grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington and went on to study writing at Western Washington University and Emerson College. He now lives in Seattle with his wife. His short fiction can be found in The Best of the West Anthology, The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, Hayden's Ferry Review, AGNI, West Branch and many other publications.

Eric J. Wallace, a Doctor of Spectral Lucidity, lives predominately in his body, which, at the current juncture, spends much of its time in Lynchburg, VA. For more information, links, upcoming events, and a slew of other, mostly rogue gibberings, you are cordially encouraged to visit:

Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002), On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell (Atelos Books, 2011). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). His website is at