Post Road Magazine #30
Post Road #30

CONTRIBUTORS


Elizabeth Albert's work is exhibited nationally and is in the collections of the Butler Institute and the Naples Art Museum. She has received fellowships from the NEA/Mid-Atlantic Arts Council, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. She is currently Associate Professor at St. John's University in New York. Website: http://elizalbert.com.

Gabriel Blackwell is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Natural Dissolution of Fleeting-Improvised-Men. His essays and fictions have appeared in many issues of Conjunctions, in Tin House, DIAGRAM, The Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere. With Matthew Olzmann, he edits The Collagist.

John Brattin is an artist who depicts haunting mental locations through a variety of mediums beginning primarily with drawings, which are then utilized as a basis for experimental film works. His work has been screened and exhibited internationally. He lives and works in New York City.

Jennifer Burbank is a working artist and independent curator living in Fairfield, Connecticut. After receiving a MFA from Pratt Institute in 2000, she has exhibited consistently in both New York and Pennsylvania. Her paintings explore issues of place and the environment, and their relationship to emotional dislocation. Website: www.jenniferburbank.com.

Sheila Cameron left mainstream entertainment to focus on art and family in 2005. She received her BA in Fine Art and Writing from Loyola University in Maryland and continues to explore the role of fine art in entertainment and social media from her home studio in Nevada City, California.

Katrina Carrasco 's fiction explores gender performance, otherness, and the weird experience of inhabiting a human body. Her short stories have appeared in Quaint Magazine and Circa, and she is writing a novel about a detective who uses both female and male disguises in her undercover work. Katrina received her MFA from Portland State University.

Rhiannon Catherwood is a PhD candidate at Northern Illinois University where she teaches English and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, and critical work have appeared in Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, Towers Literary and Creative Arts Magazine, Autostraddle, The Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, 34thParallel , and Plenitude. She believes in life writing as a way to understand ourselves and the world around us. Find her at http://rhiannoncatherwood.wix.com/author

Adrienne Celt 's debut novel The Daughters will be published in August 2015 by W.W. Norton/Liveright. Her short fiction can be found in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, EPOCH, Ecotone, Puerto del Sol, Carve Magazine, Blackbird, and many other places. Her comics and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, The Millions, the Tin House Open Bar, Bat City Review, Bookslut, The Southeast Review, and elsewhere. Find her online at adriennecelt.com or on her webcomic, loveamongthelampreys.com

Erin Cowgill is a contemporary artist and photographer living in Paris. She frequently photographs elite sports in Europe, working within the limitations of the craft to find moments of artistic grace. Her piece for this issue was a winner in PDN's The Shot Sports Photography Contest, 2011.

Elisabeth Dahl is a Baltimore-based writer whose essays, short stories, and poems have appeared at NPR.org, The Rumpus, OZY, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and elsewhere. Her first book, a middle-grade novel with line drawings entitled Genie Wishes, was published by Abrams Books in 2013.

Ruth Danon is the author of the poetry collections Limitless Tiny Boat (BlazeVOX, October 17, 2015), Living with the Fireman (Ziesing Brothers, 1981), and Triangulation from a Known Point (North Star Line, 1990), and a book of literary criticism, Work in the English Novel (Croom-Helm, 1985). New work has appeared in NOON: The Journal of the Small Poem, and is forthcoming in The Florida Review. Her poetry was selected by Robert Creeley for Best American Poetry, 2002, and her poetry and prose have appeared in Versal, Mead, BOMB, The Paris Review, Fence, Boston Review, 3rd Bed, Crayon, and many other publications in the U.S. and abroad. She is a professor of creative and expository writing in the School of Professional Studies of New York University and founding Director of the SPS Summer Intensive Creative Writing Workshops.

Glenn Deutsch's writing has appeared in Confrontation, The Literary Review, and Notre Dame Review, among other journals, and in national consumer magazines and metropolitan and alternative newspapers. A former editor of Third Coast, he lives in Kalamazoo, where he is completing a story collection and his first novel.

Matthew Dicks is the author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, and the upcoming The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, as well as the rock opera The Clowns and the musical Caught in the Middle. When he isn't writing, he fills his time as an elementary school teacher, a professional storyteller, a wedding DJ, a minister, a blogger, and a life coach. Matthew is a sixteen-time Moth StorySLAM champion and GrandSLAM champion who has been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and This American Life. He's the co-founder and producer of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization.

Lindsey Drager is the author of the novel The Sorrow Proper. She is a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Denver.

Natalie Eilbert is the author of the debut collection Swan Feast, published this year by Coconut Books. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Conversation with the Stone Wife (Bloof Books, 2014) and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous. (Big Lucks Books, 2014). Recently a winner of the 2015 Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry through Summer Literary Seminars, she is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Julia Fierro is the author of the novels Cutting Teeth, and the forthcoming The Gypsy Moth Summer. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Julia founded The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop in 2002, and it has since become a creative home to over 2,500 writers.

Elizabeth Flock is a New York and Mumbai-based writer with a deep interest in social issues and foreign reporting. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes India, the Atlantic, Vice and the Village Voice. She is working on a book on modern love in Mumbai.

Megan Garbe is an artist from Fairfield, Connecticut, primarily working in oil on canvas. Her subject matter typically portrays spirit animals in fantastical and surreal settings. She graduated from Salve Regina University with a BA in Studio Art, Painting. Her work can be seen on her website: www.megangarbe.com.

Caitlin Garvey is a student of creative nonfiction in Northwestern University's MFA program. Her writing focuses on mental health and her personal battle with major depression. She teaches English at a two-year college in Chicago, where she lives with her girlfriend and her cat.

Alena Graedon's first novel, The Word Exchange, was completed with the help of fellowships at several artist colonies, including MacDowell, Ucross, and Yaddo, and is being translated into eight languages. It was a New York Times Editors' Choice pick and selected as a best novel of 2014 by Kirkus, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times Book Review and The Believer magazine, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Debra Gwartney is the author of a memoir, Live Through This. Her most recent essays have appeared in Tin House, Prairie Schooner, and The Normal School. She teaches in the Pacific University MFA Program, and lives in Western Oregon.

A Professor at Georgia State University, Beth Gylys' third book of poetry, Sky Blue Enough to Drink, is forthcoming from Grayson Books. She has two previously published award-winning collections of poetry: Spot in the Dark (Ohio State UP 2004) and Bodies that Hum (1999 Silverfish Review Press) and two chapbooks Matchbook (La Vita Poetica Press 2007) and Balloon Heart (Wind Press 1998). She has had work published in many anthologies and journals including Paris Review, Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares.

Matt Hart is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless (Typecast Publishing, 2012) andDebacle Debacle (H_NGM_N Books, 2013). A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band TRAVEL.

Sarah Hauser works in a variety of media, exhibiting internationally. Her work is included in the collections of Malloy Family Foundation, RM Fine Arts (London), NY Public Library, NY Historical Society, Iowa Biennial Print Exhibition, and KIWA collection (Japan). Sarah Hauser is represented by Woodward Gallery. Websites: http://sarahhauser.neoimages.net and http://woodwardgallery.net/hauser.html.

Robert Janz is an artist whose fifty years of productivity stretches the definition of drawing. In the studio or in the street, no material or surface within reach is safe from his hand. Janz will draw anything anywhere. Internationally shown, Janz works from his NYC studio today at 82.

Cindy Kane grew up in Washington, DC, during the Vietnam War era, absorbing the period's powerful political climate. She is a self-taught artist whose multimedia work is born out of a deep sense of connection to the political and environmental issues of our times. Website: http://www.cindykane.com/index.html.

kHyal's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and beyond. Her work has been published in Raw Vision, Knotwe, Rhizome, Mondo 2000 and Artforum. Website: MegaGlam.com.

Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. She had a recurring role on HBO's "Sopranos" as Joanne Moltisanti, and has appeared in films by John Sayles, Martin Scorsese, Nancy Savoca, and Larry David, among others. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Solstice, Coastal Living, Bark Magazine and WBUR's Cognoscenti blog. She is married to Chris Cooper, an academy-award winning actor. Jesse, (Simon & Schuster 2010), a chronicle of the remarkable life and untimely death of her son, was described by Tom Perrotta as "an incandescent memoir, glowing with a mother's love for her disabled son."

D. Dominick Lombardi is a painter, sculptor and mixed media artist as well as an art writer and curator. His current series "Shift Paintings" are works informed by a constant stream of unprompted thoughts and images that are adjusted and utilized by want and appeal.

Linda I. Meyers is a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst. She lives in NYC and practices in Princeton,NJ and NYC. She has published papers in academic books and journals. "The Spring Line," her first published essay, is excerpted from "The Tell," a memoir in progress.

Dolan Morgan is the author of two story collections, That's When the Knives Come Down, (A|P, 2014) and INSIGNIFICANA (CCM, 2016).

Margaret Morrison's paintings incorporate figurative elements as well as surreal subjects and still life images. She is a tenured professor of drawing and painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, at the University of Georgia. Morrison's paintings are in private collections throughout the world and have been included in numerous American museum and university exhibitions. She is represented by the Woodward Gallery, NYC.

Brian Morton is the author of five novels, including Starting Out in the Evening and Florence Gordon. He's also written two mystery novels under the pen name Raymond Miller. He directs the writing program at Sarah Lawrence College.

Jennifer Murvin's stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, The Sun, Mid-American Review, The Cincinnati Review, Bellingham Review, Phoebe, Baltimore Review, and other journals. She was recently the winner of the 2015 American Short(er) Fiction Contest, judged by Stuart Dybek, and an Honorable Mention in Phoebe's 2015 Fiction Contest. Jen teaches writing at Missouri State University and is recurring faculty for theRiver Pretty Writers Retreat. Find more of her work at www.JenniferMurvin.virb.com.

Nosego's work is inspired by what surrounds him and how elements of the environment are connected. His composition is often a reflection of his childhood and the way he fashioned his toys in his toy box. The disordered toys sometimes at first glance gave the appearance of one piece rather than the multiples it consisted of. The different moments that make up the creatures is based on the way we learn and how we carry those lessons with us. Each element or object that builds the creature is something from its journey. Website: www.nosego.com.

Ellen O'Connell, originally from California, now lives in New England. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Salon, The Nashville Review, Redivider, and other places. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, has been nominated for two Pushcart Awards, and won the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing. She currently teaches writing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and is working on a memoir.

Ryan Parker lives on the East Coast. He works in an office.

Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Visitation Street published by Ecco / Dennis Lehane Books. Visitation Street was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month, Amazon Best Book of 2013, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared inThe New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Self, and House & Garden. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2009. She teaches creative writing at the Writing Workshops Los Angeles and works as a freelance editor. Ivy has a BA from Harvard College in Classical Greek and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in West Adams, Los Angeles with her husband Justin Nowell.

Margaret Roleke is an artist who creates sculptures as well as 2-d work. She uses toys and other found objects in her investigations of consumerism, gender, popular culture and war. Website: www.margaretroleke.com.

Patrick Rosal is the author of three previous full-length collections of poems. His fourth, Brooklyn Antediluvian, is due out in 2016. Boneshepherds was recognized as a notable title by the National Book Critics Circle and the Academy of American Poets. His essays and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, New England Review, Poetry, Grantland, and many other journals and magazines. His writing has been collected in Best American Poetry, Language for a New Century, and elsewhere. He is a former Fulbright fellow and currently a full-time faculty member of the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden.

Alicia Schaeffer holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing has been published in Word Riot and is forthcoming in the collection Beyond Service.

JLSchneider is a carpenter and an adjunct professor of English at a small community college in upstate New York. Winner of the 2015 Prism Review Poetry Contest, his poetry has also appeared in Crazy River, The Taos Review, The Rhode Island Review, Slippery Elm, and Rolling Stone, among others. His poetry collection It's Strange Here will be published in early 2016 by Vine Leaves. You can visit him on the web at www.schneiderjl.com

Mimi Schwartz is the author of Good Neighbors, Bad Times - Echoes of My Father's German Village, winner of a Foreword Magazine Award for Memoir in 2008. Other books include Thoughts from a Queen-Sized Bed and Writing True, the Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (co-editor Sondra Perl). Mimi's essays have appeared in The Missouri Review, Agni, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Calyx, Tikkun, Florida Review, Brevity, The Writer's Chronicle, among others, and seven essays have been Notables in Best American Essays. She is Professor Emerita at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Rick Shaefer's practice includes large, often life-size, charcoal on vellum drawings that capture our attention through their boldness and the arch tension they produce between the gestural and controlled mark making. Beyond their stylistic bravura, the drawings notably interrogate the ties that bind the natural and human worlds. Website: www.rickshaefer.com.

Jennifer Sinor's essays have most recently appeared in The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, and Still Point Arts Quarterly. This fall she finished a collection of essays that take inspiration from the letters of modernist painter Georgia O'Keeffe. She teaches creative writing at Utah State University where she is a professor of English.

Kelsey Stevens is a Junior Advertising student at North Park University in Chicago. As a learning photographer, the camera has become a creative outlet for the things that inspire her daily. Originally from Boston, she plans to relocate to the mountains as soon a diploma is in her hands.

Julia Strayer's fiction appears, or is forthcoming, in SmokeLong Quarterly, South Dakota Review, and Glimmer Train, where she placed first in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers. Her work has been anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015. She earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches creative writing at New York University.

Douglas Trevor is the author of the short story collection The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space, which won the 2005 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 2006 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction, and the novel Girls I Know, which was the recipient of the 2013 Balcones Fiction Prize. He is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, where he teaches in the Helen Zell Writers' Program.

Olivia Worden is adopted from Seoul, Korea and grew up in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught creative writing and diversity/inclusion training at Roger Williams University, Sarah Lawrence College, Andrus and the Westchester County Correctional Facility. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Dark Phrases, The Sarah Lawrence Literary Review and Point of View Productions. She lives in the Bronx.

Kyle York teaches English and humanities related stuff at a university in China. Waiting For Godot is his favorite piece of literature. The film version with Barry McGovern and Johnny Murphy is his favorite adaptation. I once wrote this long, mediocre critical thing about it and Wittgenstein that never got published. I mean he. He did. He knows this play is not in the same ballpark as Beckett, but it was still really fun to write. Kyle's work has also appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Saranic Review, The Copper Nickel, theNewerYork, and elsewhere.