MENAGERIE

 
 

Andrew Allport is the author of The Body of Space in the Shape of the Human, which won the 2011 New Issues Prize, and a chapbook, The Ice Ship & Other Vessels. His work has appeared in many national journals, including Boston Review, Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, Orion, and Los Angeles Review. He holds a Ph.D in Literature and Creative Writing from The University of Southern California, and is currently the managing editor of Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts. He lives in Durango, Colorado, where he is frequently mistaken for someone else.
 
Guilherme Bergamini is 40 years old and was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. After graduating in journalism, he has been working with photography for 23 years. Through this art, Bergamini intends to express his experiences, worldview and anxieties. Passionate about photography since childhood, Bergamini is enthusiastic and curious about new contemporary possibilities that this technique allows. Persistent and critical, the art is photography as a way to political and social criticism. Awarded in national and international competitions and festivals, he took part in group and solo exhibitions in 21 countries. He had his work published in several Brazilian and foreign press vehicles. He publishes part of his photographic journey on his website www.guilhermebergamini.com.
 
Mason Binkley lives with his wife and identical twin boys in Tampa, Florida, and works as an attorney. His writing has appeared, or will have appeared, in Necessary Fiction, Jellyfish Review, Barely South Review, Pithead Chapel, Entropy, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other places. You can find him online @Mason_Binkley.

 
Evana Bodiker is a poet from the U.S. South. Her first chapbook EPHEMERA, recipient of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize, was published by Texas Review Press in 2018. Evana’s work is forthcoming or appears in LEVELER, Miscellany, Atlantis Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives and writes in Boston, MA.
 
Erin Carlyle’s work has been featured in literary magazines such as Up the Staircase Quarterly and Driftwood Press, and her chapbook, You Spit Hills and My Body, is published with Dancing Girl Press. She holds a MA in Literary and Textual Studies from Bowling Green State University and a graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from Western Kentucky University. Currently she is assistant poetry editor of Mid-American Review and a MFA candidate at Bowling Green State University.
 
Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, the 2018 Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline and 1,489 others worldwide.
 
Craig Finlay lives in South Bend, Indiana, where he spends most of his time doing library things. He has an MA in English from Western Illinois University and is currently pursuing a creative writing-track MA from Indiana University South Bend, where he is also a full time faculty member. His poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, After the Pause and The Blue Mountain Review. His poem ‘Four Winds Field,’ in the Spring 2017 issue of Twyckenham Notes, was shortlisted for the Sundress Publications Best of the Net Award.
 
Nina Claudia Hessler is an undergraduate medical student from Cape Town, South Africa. She loves logic, literature and long-distance running. She writes in her head while she runs.
 
Naomie Jean-Pierre‘s writing bleeds with the places she has been. She is an MA literature candidate at City College of New York. She hails from Haiti by way of Atlanta and she is currently enjoying joint master’s studies at the University of Paris 7. Her works of poetry and fiction have been published in Fiction Magazine, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Rigorous Magazine, Mud Season Review, and more. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
 
Kristin LaFollette is a PhD candidate at Bowling Green State University and is a writer, artist, and photographer. Her work was featured in the anthology Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets (Z Publishing, 2017) and she is the author of the chapbook, Body Parts (GFT Press, 2018). She currently lives in northwest Ohio. You can visit her on Twitter at @k_lafollette03 or on her website at kristinlafollette.com.

 

 
 
 
 

Hugh McMillan is a poet from South West Scotland. His work has been published widely in Scotland and beyond, and he has won various prizes, most recently the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2017 for Sheep Penned, published by Roncadora; he won the same award in 2009 for Postcards from the Hedge. He has been a winner in the Smith/Doorstop Prize and the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, and has also been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award and the Basil Bunting Award. He has had many books of poetry published, as well as numerous pamphlets. His Selected Poems Not Actually Being in Dumfries was published by Luath Press in 2015, who also in 2016 brought out a book commissioned by the Wigtown Book Festival, McMillan’s Galloway. A new collection, Heliopolis was published in 2018 from Luath. ‘The Conversation of Sheep’ a collaboration with local shepherd Michael Robertson is due soon. He has featured in many anthologies, including Oxford Poets, Best British Poetry, the Edinburgh Book of Scottish Poetry, Scottish Literature and three times in the Scottish Poetry Library’s online selection Best Scottish Poems of the year. His poems have also been chosen three times to feature on National Poetry Day postcards, the latest in 2016. In 2017 he was writer in residence at the Harvard Summer School.
 
Matthew Mitchell is an Ohioan son of a teacher, forged in music, bloomed in prose, stitched together with Cleveland football. His work appears in, or is forthcoming to, journals like Noble / Gas Qtrly, Palaver, 2Bridges Review, Tammy, Chaleur Magazine and Botticelli, among others. He is trying to do much better these days, so give him some time.
 

Hallie Nowak is a poet residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the author of GIRLBLOODED, a poetry chapbook published through the Dandelion Review. Hallie is currently an undergraduate student at Purdue University–Fort Wayne studying English writing. Hallie is a Scorpio. She loves mismatched socks.
 
Judy T. Oldfield‘s work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Portland Review, Gigantic Sequins, Gravel, The Pinch online, Passages North online, and many others. Her flash fiction “Their Lists Long, Their Spreadsheets Lost” was a 2017 Best of the Net Finalist. Judy grew up in the metro Detroit area and earned her BA from Western Michigan University in English and Comparative Religion. Since then, she’s mostly lived in Seattle, but currently resides in Amman, Jordan, where she and her husband work for the same grassroots nonprofit.
 
Clara Paiva is an undergraduate student at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Lunch Ticket, Occulum, FIVE:2:ONE, and elsewhere.

 
Claire Robbins serves as the guest creative non-fiction editor for Third Coast Magazine, holds an MFA in fiction from Western Michigan University, teaches college writing, and has published work in Nimrod, Muse/A Journal, and American Short Fiction.
 

Gretchen Rockwell is a poet and supplemental instructor of English at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI. Xer work has appeared in Glass: Poets Resist, Into the Void, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Crab Fat Review, and the minnesota review, as well as in other publications. Xe enjoys writing poetry about gender and sexuality, history, space, and unusual connections.
 
Paige Thomas studies creative writing and organizational science as an undergraduate at the University of Idaho in the small town of Moscow. She was awarded the 2018-2019 Hogue Literary Scholarship. She spends her free time avoiding snow and walking in rain.
 
Sara Moore Wagner is the Cincinnati based author of the chapbook Hooked Through (Five Oaks Press, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Glass Poetry Journal, Gulf Stream, and Gigantic Sequins, among others, and is forthcoming in journals like Western Humanities Review and Pretty Owl Poetry. She has been nominated for a Pushcart prize, and for Best of the Net. Visit: www.saramoorewagner.com.

 
Cathy Wittmeyer is a MFA student. She is a poet and mother who makes a living as an engineer-lawyer in the sustainable development field. She is lucky to call both the US and Liechtenstein “home.”