Issue Twenty-Three Contributors

Leah Browning is the author of three nonfiction books for teens and pre-teens (Capstone Press) and a chapbook, Making Love to the Same Man for Fifteen Years (Big Table Publishing, 2009).  Her second chapbook, Picking Cherries in the Española Valley, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press.  Browning’s fiction, poetry, essays, and articles have previously appeared in a variety of publications including Queen’s Quarterly, 42opus, The Saint Ann’s Review, Blood Orange Review, Brink Magazine, and Pequin, as well as on a broadside from Broadsided Press, on postcards from the program Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, and in several anthologies.  In addition to writing, Browning serves as editor of the Apple Valley Review

Jonathan Curelop
is a writer and editor living in New York City. His previous work has appeared in, The Melic Review, Aura and The American Book Review.

Liam Day
is a graduate of the Bread Loaf School of English. He lives in Boston with his wife, Nicole. His work has appeared previously in Beginnings and Slow Trains.

John Grey
is an Australian born poet and has been a US resident since the late seventies. He works as a financial systems analyst. His work has been recently published in Slant, Briar Cliff Review and Albatross, with work upcoming in Poetry East, Cape Rock and REAL.

James P. Hanley, a Human Resources professional, has been published in a number of professional magazines and recently began writing fiction. I’ve had stories accepted by mainstream and mystery publications: South Dakota Review, Fresh Boiled Peanuts, Center, Crime Spree, Timber Creek Review, Futures and others.

Harriett Jernigan is an English and German lecturer at City College of San Francisco and University of California, Davis. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in German Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford University. She spends a lot of time trying to figure out how that happened. She usually does this while living in Germany or Austria. Harriett works as a freelance editor and translator in her spare time, and bakes copious amounts of pastries.

Kevin P. Keating's fiction and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals, including Slow Trains, Exquisite Corpse, Subtle Tea, Cerebration, Fiction Warehouse, The Plum Ruby Review, Ascent Aspirations, Double Dare Press, Tattoo Highway and many others.  He currently teaches English at Baldwin-Wallace College near Cleveland, Ohio.

Mignon Ariel King was born and raised to be an English teacher, but she has been AWOl for about five years now, working 9 to 5, finishing an autobiographical trilogy which includes her first published collection (The Woods Have Words), reading at open-mics, and editing two online journals (MoJo! and U.M.Ph.! Prose).

Meghan Lamb
is a classicist, a modernist:  a contradiction.  She stays up writing all night, but only between the hours of 9am and 5pm.  She wears her short pants long and her opera gloves cuffed at the wrist.  She’s neither here, nor there, but she is someplace, at some time, and will find you when you least expect to be found.

Robert Wexelblatt is professor of humanities at Boston University’s College of General Studies. He has published essays, stories, and poems in a wide variety of journals, two story collections, Life in the Temperate Zone and The Decline of Our Neighborhood, a book of essays, Professors at Play, and the novel Zublinka Among Women, winner of the First Prize for Fiction, Indie Book Awards, 2008.