Spring 2009 [Issue No. 16]
Mike Freeman recently moved to New York to marry after living in southeast Alaska for 10 years. “Roll Tide” is taken from a developing collection set in Alaska titled, “Theosophy North: South by Southeast.” Additional excerpts appear or are forthcoming in North Dakota Quarterly, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Weber: the Contemporary West, and LBJ: Literary Bird Journal. Email Mike.
Carol Frith, co-editor of Ekphrasis, has had poems published in Seattle Review, Cutbank, Willow, POEM, MacGuffin, & others. Her chapbooks are from Palanquin, Medicinal Purposes, Bacchae Press, and, most recently, Finishing Line. She received a Special Mention in the 2003 Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her full-length collection is due out from David Robert Books in 2010. Email Carol.
Jen Hirt received a 2009 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She was also the 2004 writer-in-residence at Bernheim Arboretum and was the 2003 recipient of an Ohioana library grant. Her essays and poems have most recently been published in Conduit and Redivider. Essays are forthcoming in The Gettysburg Review and Natural Bridge. She earned her M.A. at Iowa State University and her M.F.A. at the University of Idaho. She lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and teaches writing at Penn State Harrisburg. Email Jen or visit her homepage.
Donal Mahoney has worked as an editor for The Chicago Sun-Times, Loyola University Press, McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing), and Washington University in St. Louis. He's had poems published in or accepted by The Wisconsin Review, Revival (Ireland), The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, Commonweal, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Davidson Miscellany, The Goddard Journal, The Pembroke Magazine, The Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine and other publications. Email Donal.
Henry Marchand’s fiction has appeared in Paradigm, The Seattle Review, The Willow Review, Rosebud, Elysian Fields Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the author of Writing Short Stories, a high school text, and of essays published in The Boston Globe, The International Herald-Tribune, and Common Dreams News Center. A New Jersey native and longtime resident of northeast Ohio, he lives with his family in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he has taught creative writing at Cedar Crest College; he is perhaps the only baseball fan who equally supports the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees, and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. In August 2009 he will begin teaching at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California. Email Henry.
Andrew Rooney recently returned from a two-year teaching assignment at the American University of Nigeria. His novel, The Fact of Suffering, based on his time in Africa, is with an agent. He has a number of degrees, one of which is an MFA from Naropa University. His linked fiction collection, The Colorado Motet, was published by Ghost Road Press, March 2005. Travels in Ekphrasia, a collaborative art/writing chapbook, was published July 2006. Works-in-progress include The Cardinal Heart (crime fiction) and Sofi in a Stroller, a children’s story. Recent fiction has appeared in Please Stay on the Trail Anthology, Open Windows Anthology, Wazee Journal, Edgar Literary Review, Awakenings Review, Spectacle Journal, Hardground 2000, won first prize in Seedhouse magazine's fiction competition (1999), Winnow Press Chapbook Award 2004 semi-finalist, and was a finalist in the Faulkner Novella 2000 Competition. Email Andrew.
Pat Rushin’s fiction has appeared in The North American Review, The North Atlantic Review, Kansas Quarterly, The Crescent Review, Quarterly West, Sudden Fiction, Indiana Review, American Literary Review, Trillium Literary Journal, and elsewhere. His collection of stories, Puzzling through the News, was published by Galileo Press, and his second collection, Quantum Physics & My Dog Bob, is currently looking for a home. His screenplay, The Zero Theorem, is in development with The Zanuck Company in Hollywood, “The one place in the world,” according to Dorothy Parker, “where you can die of encouragement.” He teaches creative writing at the University of Central Florida. Email Pat.
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