Post Road Magazine #33
Post Road #33


Jennifer Belle is the best-selling author of four novels, Going Down, High Maintenance, Little Stalker, and The Seven Year Bitch, (all published by Riverhead). She has sold pilot scripts to HBO and Fox. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Ms., Harper's Bazaar, Black Book and several anthologies. She leads writing workshops in her home in Greenwich Village, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Workshop members have included famous authors, a playwright of a Tony Award winning Broadway play, performance artists, the executive producer of the David Letterman show, a speechwriter for mayor Bloomberg, Rothko's grandson, and one movie star.

Michael Brelsford holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. He teaches at the Universities of Bridgeport and New Haven and is at work on a novel.

Retired from a career of teaching literature & creative writing during which he published one novel (A Slight Lapse), a smattering of stories, & a spattering of lit crit about, mostly, 18th-Century fiction, Robert Chibka lives on the tender inner elbow of Cape Cod with his wife & girlfriend, who are the same wonderful woman.

Jacqueline Doyle's flash chapbook The Missing Girl (Black Lawrence Press) will be out in September 2017. She has flash published and forthcoming in The Pinch, Quarter After Eight, PANK, Monkeybicycle, Sweet, Vestal Review, The Café Irreal, Threadcount and Hotel Amerika. Her work has earned three Pushcart nominations, three Best of the Net nominations, and two Notable Essay citations in Best American Essays. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Annie Hartnett is the author of the novel Rabbit Cake (Tin House Books, 2017). She was the 2013-2014 Writer in Residence for the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and she now teaches classes on the short story and the novel at GrubStreet, an independent writing center in Boston. Annie lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Pete Hausler lives in Queens, New York with his wife and two daughters. He has been the nonfiction editor of Post Road since the magazine's inaugural issue in 2000.

B. P. Herrington was born and raised in the Big Thicket of Texas. He received an Overseas Academic Research Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he earned a PhD in musical composition. He currently teaches at Sam Houston State University. This is his first published story.

Hiro Ichikawa (1959-2017) grew up in the family business of a wedding kimono maker, in a small city in Japan known for its silk industry. The traditional designs and rich colors of the textiles impacted his early life. As he got older, after studying painting and drawing in Tokyo for two years, Ichikawa was drawn more to Western art and decided to come to New York to study. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 1984, and decided to stay in Brooklyn to pursue his painting career in the United States. He exhibited his works in many galleries in New York City beginning in the late 1980s, including the Woodward Gallery. Ichikawa also began having solo shows in Japan in the 1990s. In search of better studio space, he moved to Beacon, NY in the spring of 2001. Living close to the river and mountains, his abstract works became noticeably influenced by nature. Ichikawa's work also explored the connection between contemporary art and the traditional Japanese aesthetic, which had roots in his early childhood.

Anthony Inverso's work has been published in Water~Stone Review, Carve Magazine, Word Riot, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Bartleby Snopes. He lives outside Philadelphia, PA.

Amy Lemmon is the author of two poetry collections: Fine Motor (Sow's Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009); she is co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of the chapbooks ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press, 2011). Her poems and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. Amy is Professor of English at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology and Poetry Editor of the online literary magazine

Nicholas Patrick Martin has difficulty referring to himself in the third person, though he enjoys the odd author bio. He lives in the heart of the heart of the country.

John William McConnell lives and works in New Jersey with his wife and two kids. He is presently finishing up an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, and his works have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, The New Orleans Review, and an anthology from Acre Books.

Roberto Montes is the author of I Don't Know Do You, named one of the Best Books of 2014 by NPR and a finalist for the 2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry from The Publishing Triangle. His poetry has appeared in The Volta, Guernica, The Literary Review, Whiskey Island, and elsewhere. A new chapbook, Grievances, is forthcoming from the Atlas Review TAR chapbook series.

Kara Moskowitz's work has appeared in The Citron Review and The Fish Anthology. She received an MFA in fiction from The New School in 2015. When she isn't writing, Kara exercises the opposite side of her brain as a structured finance attorney in New York.

Shelly Oria is the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 (which earned nominations for a Lambda Literary Award and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction). She is also the co-author of Clean, a collaborative novella Shelly was commissioned to write for McSweeney's. Shelly's fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and Electric Literature's Recommended Reading among many other places. A recipient of grants and fellowships from MacDowell, LMCC, and the Sozopol Seminars in Bulgaria, she lives in Brooklyn and has a private practice as a life & creativity coach.

Glen Pourciau's first collection of stories won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. His second story collection, View, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in March 2017. He's had stories published by AGNI Online, Antioch Review, Epoch, New England Review, Paris Review, and others.

J.T. Price has lived in Brooklyn since 2001. His fiction has appeared in The New England Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Joyland, Opium Magazine, Floodwall, and Electric Literature; nonfiction, interviews, and reviews have been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB, The Scofield, and The Millions.

David Raney has been a writer, editor, and teacher for half his life and hopes to continue that trend. He's fond of boring his friends by repeating that Michelangelo had a sign over his workbench reading Ancora imparo (I am still learning). His work has appeared in several dozen journals, magazines, and books. He lives near Atlanta with his wife, children, and Volkswagen-sized dog.

Justin Reed received his BA from Cornell, his MFA from Florida State University, and his MPhil from the University of Cambridge. His fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Epoch, Consequence, Flash, and elsewhere. His stories have also been runners-up for the Lex Allen Prize and the George Harmon Coxe Award.

Robin Richardson is the author of two collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry Magazine, Hazlitt, Tin House, Partisan, Joyland, and The North American Review, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and Lemon Hound Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson's latest collection, Sit How You Want, is forthcoming with Véhicule Press. Poems from the collection have been adapted to song by composer Andrew Staniland for The Brooklyn Art Song Society. Richardson's memoir Like Father is forthcoming.

Kate Osana Simonian is an Armenian-Australian writer of fiction and essays. She attends the English PhD program at Texas Tech as a Presidential Fellow. In 2017, she received the Nelson Algren Award and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her work has been published by, or is forthcoming in, Ninth Letter, The Kenyon Review Online, The Chicago Tribune, and The Best Australian Stories. Ask her about her story collection and novel.

Mahreen Sohail's stories have appeared in A Public Space, No Tokens, Cosmonaut's Avenue and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied on the Fulbright scholarship and is also a former recipient of the Charles Pick South Asia Fellowship. She lives in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Sophia Veltfort's work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Harvard Review, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and The Saturday Evening Post online. Her fiction was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Her nonfiction was a finalist in the Norman Mailer College Writing Awards and a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays. A 2012 Marshall Scholar, she holds degrees from Yale, Oxford, and the University of East Anglia.

Nicola Waldron is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Bennington Writing Seminars, and the recipient of the U.K.'s Bridport Prize for poetry and the 2014 Broad River Prize for prose. Her essays and poems have recently been featured in AGNI, Your Impossible Voice, Mason's Road, Fish Anthology 2015, The Common, Places Journal, and Sonora Review, among others. "My Thick Waist" was listed as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2015 and "Girl at the Watershed" was chosen by Kwame Dawes for the South Carolina Poetry Initiative chapbook competition and published in 2013. Nicola currently teaches creative writing at the University of South Carolina and in the community.

Suzanne Warren is a Seattle-based fiction writer and essayist whose work appears or is forthcoming in Narrative, Gulf Coast, Versal, and The Cincinnati Review. Writing awards include fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Catskill Center, and the Ucross Foundation. She teaches at the University of Puget Sound and is currently at work on a collection of short stories entitled Bad Gift.

Theodore Wheeler is the author of the forthcoming novel Kings Of Broken Things (Little A, Aug 2017) and a collection of short stories, Bad Faith (Queens Ferry Press, 2016). His short fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices, New Stories from the Midwest, The Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review, among others. He lives in Omaha with his wife and their two daughters.

Amelia Zahm lives in rural Northeastern Oregon and spends her time in the mountains, valleys, and canyons of Wallowa County, either on foot or on horseback. In addition to writing, she works as an acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Her work has been published at Manifest-Station and Oregon East. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University.