John Blair’s sixth book Playful Song Called Beautiful was published in 2016 by the University of Iowa Press. He teaches at Texas State University.
Faisal Mohyuddin is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children (Eyewear 2018), winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize for Poetry and a 2018 Summer Recommendation of the Poetry Book Society, and the author of the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone 2017). The recipient of the Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner and a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, he serves as […]
Wendy Cannella’s recent publications include the essay “Angels and Terrorists” featured in The Room and The World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn from Syracuse University Press, and the prose poem “Immortality” selected for a special section of shorts in the 35th anniversary issue of Mid-American Review. Other poems have appeared or are forthcoming in […]
Heather Sager grew up in Minnesota and lives in Illinois. An author of fiction and poetry, she has had work appear in Heavy Feather Review, Literary Orphans, Columbia Journal, and other magazines.
Sharbari’s fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Catamaran, Caravan Magazine, Inroads, among others. She was on the writing team for Season One of the TV Series, “Quantico” on ABC. Most recently she wrote the screen adaptation of Mitali Perkin’s Middle Grade novel Rickshaw Girl. Her debut book The Ocean of Mrs. […]
Blue Nude (Waiting for a Mammogram) A Matisse Blue Nude hangs in the waiting room— lush blue thighs, arms spun in ecstasy, or surrender. My mother painted the same pose— her version hangs in our WC. Did Matisse instruct his model to fold herself up? Hold your breath, he might have said. Be blue. Be […]