Post Road Magazine #32
Post Road #32


Greg Ames is the author of Buffalo Lockjaw, a novel that won the Book of the Year Award from the New Atlantic Independent Bookseller's Association (NAIBA) and received top ranking in The Believer's reader survey. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney's, Southern Review, The Sun, and North American Review. His collection of short stories, Funeral Platter, will appear in Fall 2017. An assistant professor in the English department at Colgate University, he splits his time between Hamilton, NY, and Brooklyn.

Andrea Cohen's fifth collection, Unfathoming, will be published by Four Way Books in early 2017. Other recent books include Furs Not Mine and Kentucky Derby. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Cohen directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Writers House at Merrimack College.

Nancy Dickeman's poems and essays appear inPoetry Northwest, The Seattle Review, River City, The Seattle PI, Common Dreams and other publications. She is a recipient of a Commendation Award from the National Poetry Competition, and received her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Washington where she won an Academy of American Poets Award. Her poetry manuscript is titled Stunned with Sugar and Fire. She is co-founder and literary curator for a multidisciplinary exhibit addressing the atomic era, Particles on the Wall. Her first novel manuscript, a nuclear age story, is titled The Wind-Scattered World.

Sharon Dolin is the author of six poetry collections, most recently, Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). The recipient of a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant, she directs and teaches in Writing About Art in Barcelona each June: .

Thomas Dolinger is a PhD candidate at Harvard, where he studies modern and contemporary poetry.

Author of the short-story collection, Don't Erase Me,Carolyn Ferrell was awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the John C. Zachiris Award given by Ploughshares. Her stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories of the Century and Children of the Night: the Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present . Ferrell teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives with her husband and children in New York.

Colin Fleming 's fiction appears in Commentary, Boulevard, AGNI, Cincinnati Review, and the VQR, with nonfiction running in Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, JazzTimes, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. He is writing a memoir, Many Moments More: A Story About the Art of Endurance, and a novel about a reluctant piano prodigy, The Freeze Tag Sessions.

Adam J. Gellings is a MFA student at Ashland University, where he studies Creative Writing. You can find his work in Quarter After Eight, Rust + Moth, andThe Tishman Review.

Jennifer Genest grew up riding horses and playing in the woods of Sanford, a mill town in Southern Maine. Her story, "Ways to Prepare White Perch," won the New Delta Review Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Short Fiction in 2014, and was selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 (very) Short Fictions. Her story inPost Road was created from a scene in her novel, The Mending Wall, which is currently seeking publication. Jennifer's writing has been published inThe Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review, Cactus Heart, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere. She lives in Southern California with her husband and young daughters.

Michele Glazer 's most recent book is On Tact, & the Made Up World (Iowa) . She teaches in and directs the MFA and BFA programs at Portland State University.

Elizabeth Gold is the author of the memoir, Brief Intervals of Horrible Sanity. Her poems have appeared in Field, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Meridian and other journals, as well as on Poetry Daily. A former New Yorker, she currently lives in Bristol, UK.

Tanya Grae is a PhD candidate at Florida State University and holds an MFA from Bennington College. She has won an Academy of American Poets Prize, and most recently, the 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Prize (selected by Yusef Komunyakaa). Her chapbook, Little Wekiva River (Five Oaks Press), is forthcoming, and her recent poems have appeared in AGNI , New South, The Los Angeles Review, The Adroit Journal, The Florida Review. Find out more at:

Nicole Haroutunian is the author of Speed Dreaming (Little A, 2015). She is co-founder of the reading series Halfway There and co-editor of the digital arts journal Underwater New York. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Woodside, Queens.

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five full-length books of poetry, including Incomplete Knowledge, runner-up for the Poets' Prize in 2008, and most recently, Into Daylight, published by Tupelo Press in 2014 as the winner of the Dorset Prize and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award in 2015. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, his poems have recently appeared in Best American Poetry 2016, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The New York Times Magazine, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, and in many other journals. He lives in Massachusetts.

Michael Hess is a writer and filmmaker who lives in Toronto. He has regularly published in international and national journals such as The Malahat Review, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, The Big Muddy, and Shenandoah. His work has appeared in three anthologies; most recently, his essay "What Do You Wear to a Nudist Colony?" was included in The Best Gay Stories 2016 (Lethe Press). He has twice been a finalist for The Iowa Review Awards in the nonfiction category. His films have played at the NYU Director's Series, NewFest, and the Kansas International Film Festival. For more information:

Dylan Hicks is a writer, musician, and the author of the novels Amateurs andBoarded Windows. His recordings include the forthcoming Ad Out and Dylan Hicks Sings Bolling Greene, a collection of songs written to accompany his first novel. His journalism has appeared in The Village Voice, TheNew York Times, Slate, The Guardian, TheLos Angeles Review of Books, The Star Tribune, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Nina Hale, and their son, Jackson.

Stephen Hitchcock is the executive director and chaplain of The Haven, a low-barrier day shelter and housing resource center in Charlottesville, VA. His poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including:storySouth, Streetlight Magazine, Geez,Devouring the Green, and Back Talking on the Mountain of God.

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Roll Deep (Norton: 2015), winner of the 2016 Vermont Book Award and hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "a remixed odyssey." He is the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English at University of Vermont.

Jess E. Jelsma holds an MFA in prose from the University of Alabama and is currently a doctoral candidate in creative writing at the University of Cincinnati. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Indiana Review, The Normal School, The Chicago Tribune, and various other publications. She is presently at work on Anatomy of an Affair, a serialized nonfiction podcast, and can be found online at

Matt Jones is a graduate of the University of Alabama MFA in Creative Writing Program. His work has appeared in Okey-Panky, Slice Magazine, The Journal, and various other publications. He and his partner are currently working on Anatomy of an Affair, a serialized nonfiction podcast. He can be found online at

Joe Lewis is a nationally known artist, author, and professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine. He is President of the Noah Purifoy Foundation, and co-founding director of Fashion Moda. Lewis' artwork is exhibited widely both here and abroad. He has written for Art in America, The LA Weekly and Artforum; he has received many fellowships and awards. In 2008, the New York Foundation for the Arts named him Deutsche Bank Fellow in Photography.

Dave Madden is the author of If You Need Me I'll Be Over There, a story collection, and The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy , a work of nonfiction. His shorter works have appeared inHarper's, The Normal School, Prairie Schooner, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He's received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.

Edward Mayes 's books of poetry include First Language (Juniper Prize, University of Massachusetts Press) and Works & Days (AWP Prize in Poetry, University of Pittsburgh Press). He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina and Cortona, Italy with his wife, the writer Frances Mayes. Their latest collaboration is The Tuscan Sun Cookbook (Random House).

Gail Mazur 's seventh poetry collection, Forbidden City, was published in 2016 by University of Chicago Press. Among her earlier books of poems are They Can't Take That Away from Me, a finalist for the National Book Award; Zeppo's First Wife, winner of the Massachusetts Book Prize and finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Figures in a Landscape. Mazur is the founding director of Cambridge's Blacksmith House Poetry Series and serves on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She was Senior Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College, and in 2017, Visiting Professor in Boston University's MFA Program.

Charles McGill, a multi-disciplinary artist who has exhibited widely, is a recipient of a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and a 2014 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. The majority of his work over the past fifteen years falls under the auspices of what the artist calls "The Artifacts from the Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club"—a conceptually-based body of work that incorporates golf bags and other objects into statements that explore race, politics, sex, and class, and is infused with satire and socio-political digs. Artist website:

Rebecca McGill holds an MFA from George Mason University. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

Former Richard Hugo House and Jack Straw FellowRoss McMeekin's short stories have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Redivider, Tin House Flash Fiction Fridays, and elsewhere. He edits the literary journal Spartan and writes a weekly column for the Ploughshares blog.

Juan Morales is the author of the poetry collections The Siren World,Friday and the Year That Followed, and the forthcoming collection, The Handyman's Guide to End Times. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, the Editor of Pilgrimage Magazine, and an Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he directs the Creative Writing Program and curates the SoCo Reading Series.

April Ossmann is author of Event Boundaries (Four Way Books, forthcoming March 2017), and Anxious Music (Four Way Books) and has published her poetry widely in journals including Colorado Review and Harvard Review, and in anthologies. Her poetry awards include a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and a Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award. Former executive director of Alice James Books, she owns a poetry consulting business (, offering manuscript editing, publishing advice, tutorials, and workshops. She is a faculty editor for the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College. She lives in West Windsor, Vermont.

Halley Parry is a California born writer, currently based in Nashville. This is her first publication.

Ricardo Pau-Llosa is the author of seven books of poetry, the last five with Carnegie Mellon. His latest is Man (2014). He has new work in American Poetry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Fiddlehead, Hudson Review, Island, New England Review, Southern Review, Stand, et al. He is also an art critic and curator.

Lisa A. Phillips, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of Unrequited: Women and Romantic Obsession.

Lia Purpura is the author of eight collections of essays, poems, and translations, most recently a collection of poems, It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful (Penguin.) Her awards include Guggenheim, NEA, and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as four Pushcart Prizes. On Looking (essays) was finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work appears in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Orion, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Baltimore, MD and is Writer in Residence at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Jessica Lee Richardson 's first book, the story collection, It Had Been Planned and There Were Guides, is just out from Fiction Collective Two. It won the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Award. You can read some of her short fiction at .

Matthew Salesses was adopted from Korea. His novel The Hundred-Year Flood was an Amazon Bestseller, Best Book of September, and Kindle First pick; an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015; a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015; and a Best Book of the season at Buzzfeed, Refinery29, and Gawker, among others. Forthcoming are a new novel,The Murder of the Doppelgänger, and a collection of essays, Own Story.

Timothy Scott's stories have appeared in literary journals such asThe Massachusetts Review, New Orleans Review, andColorado Review, and in the anthology Best New American Voices 2010. Two stories received Pushcart nominations. He currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children.

Tara Skurtu is the recipient of a 2015-17 extended teaching Fulbright in Romania, a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and two Academy of American Poets prizes. Her recent poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, and Plume. Tara is the author of the chapbook Skurtu, Romania (Eyewear Publishing 2016), and her debut poetry collection The Amoeba Game is forthcoming by Eyewear in 2017.

Bailey Spencer is an MFA candidate in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Midwestern Gothic,, and The Shallow Ends.

Jason Stoneking is an American poet and essayist who spends most of his time in France. He has authored six books, two feature-length screenplays, one album, and scores of untabulated ephemera. After recently completing a three-volume essay project, supported by two North American reading tours, he has returned to Paris where he is currently focused on poetry, performance art, and an ongoing epistolary project. More about Jason and his work can be found on his website at

Tom Treanor earned an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University and has previously published literature reviews for The Rumpus. Originally from Northern California, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is his first published short story.

Jaclyn Van Lieu Vorenkamp holds a BA in French Literature from Windham College, an MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University, and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a past Associate Editor of Lumina, Vol XIII, the Sarah Lawrence College literary magazine. Her feature articles, essays, and profiles appear regularly in The Palisades Newsletter 10964. She is currently at work on a novel.

Robert Burke Warren is a writer and musician. He's ghost-written for Gregg Allman, and his liner notes appear on the award-winning CD Live at Caffe Lena. His work—musical and literary—is widely available via Google search, and in the Da Capo anthology The Show I'll Never Forget. His 2016 debut novel, Perfectly Broken, is easily obtainable. His songs appear on albums by Rosanne Cash and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, and The Roots used his tune "The Elephant in the Room" as John McCain's entrance theme on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.