Issue #2

RICK ATTIG is an essayist and fiction writer who has shared two Pulitzer Prizes as a former member of The Oregonian’s Editorial Board. He was inducted into the University of Oregon School of Journalism’s Hall of Achievement in 2015.

LOUISE BARDEN is the author of an award-winning chapbook, Tea Leaves. A former university English instructor and marketing executive, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and Corvallis.

C. WADE BENTLEY lives, teaches and writes in Salt Lake City. His collection, What Is Mine, was published in 2015. He enjoys wandering the Wasatch Mountains and playing with his grandchildren.

J.A. BERNSTEIN is the fiction editor of Tikkun magazine and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. His works has appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, Tin House Online and elsewhere.

A native of New York’s Mohawk Valley, BETHANY BOWMAN lives in Indiana and works at Taylor University. Her poems have appeared in The Comstock Review, Art House America and others.

KEVIN CONDER is an American expat living in Stockholm with his wife and children. His poetry has appeared in Opium, Quiddity, North American Review and others. He is also a screenwriter and author of two published novels.

BRITTNEY CORRIGAN is the author of the collection Navigation and the chapbook 40 Weeks. She edits poetry for the online journal Hyperlexia: poetry and prose about the autism spectrum and works at Reed College.

SANTINO DALLAVECCHIA is a poet and essayist from Michigan. He edits See Spot Run, a literary and arts journal, and divides his time between Lansing, Detroit, and Grand Rapids.

ELIZABETH DEBUNCE attends Lewis & Clark College and spends much of her free time knitting hats and listening to Te Mountain Goats. Her work has appeared in Gold Man Review and elsewhere.

JENNIFER DORNER leads workshops at Te Attic Institute in Portland and hosts the open mic ‘Fridays on the Boulevard.’ Her poetry has appeared in VoiceCatcher and is forthcoming in Verseweavers.

BRIAN DOYLE is an essayist, author, editor Portland Magazine, a three-time winner of the Pushcart Prize and self-described ambling shambling Oregon writer. His latest novel is Martin Marten.

JACK ESTES is the author of A Field of Innocence, a memoir of his service in Vietnam. His articles and essays on post traumatic stress disorder have appeared in many national publications. His novel A Soldier’s Son is forthcoming in 2016.

JONATHAN GREENHAUSE’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, Aesthetica, Gargoyle and RHINO, among others. He lives in Jersey City with his wife, his son and his dog.

PAT HANNON teaches writing at the University of Portland. A Catholic priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross, he is the author of four essay collections. At times he may be found quietly reading in the corner of a brewpub, sipping a pint.

DAVID HATHWELL is a former English teacher currently studying piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Widely published in journals such as Tampa Review and The MacGuffin, he has a forthcoming chapbook, Muses.

ELIZABETH HEALD lives in Portland and is a founding member of Full Frontal Writing Collective. Her work has been featured in NYpress, Jitter Press and Devilfish Review. HENRY HUGHES is the author of four collections of poetry, including Men Holding Eggs which received the Oregon Book Award. His newest collection, Bunch of Animals, is forthcoming. He teaches at Western Oregon University.

SARAH ISTO, a long-time resident of Juneau, Alaska, is a retired family doctor, author and published poet. She and her husband spend March and September at a remote cabin in the foothills of Denali.

A.M. KAEMPF is a bookseller and a contributing editor at Te Northwest Review of Books. His work has appeared in The Millions and The Threepenny Review.

CORBIN KOTTMANN is a freelance blogger from Washington, Missouri who attends Truman State University. He is finishing his first novel while completing degrees in English and Communication.

JEANNE KRINSLEY has been writing since she was fve and is currently working on a fantasy novel set in the American southwest. She lives in Portland with family, friends and a stuffed anteater.

BILL LAING is a photographer and digital artist living in Corvallis, Oregon. His work focuses on people, the natural world and commonplace things we encounter every day.

MAUREEN LANGLOSS is a lawyer-turned-writer and mother of three, living in New York City. Her work has been published in the Prairie Schooner blog, Literary Mama and other online journals.

ARYN MARSH owns and operates Live Juice in Concord, New Hampshire. She holds a degree from University of York in England and is interested in ways in which movement, sound and language intersect.

JOE MCAVOY drove a battered ’67 VW Beetle convertible into Oregon in 1975 with little other than a copy of Sometimes a Great Notion. He lives in Lake Oswego with his wife, Kyle.

JEAN MOORE’s work has appeared in newspapers, literary journals and magazines. She divides her time between Greenwich, Connecticut and the Berkshires with her husband and their rescue lab, Sly.

SHELLEY MARIE MOTZ lives on Vancouver Island, BC, on the unceded territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. Culture, place, identity and the arts are prevalent themes in her work.

GINA OCHSNER teaches at Corban University and with Seattle Pacifc’s Low Residency MFA program. Her latest novel The Hidden Letters of Velta B is forthcoming in July 2016. She lives in Keizer, Oregon.

KELI OSBORN lives in Eugene where she co-coordinates a reading series and works with community service organizations. Her poems have appeared recently in KYSO Flash and Te Quotable.

PAULANN PETERSEN is a former Poet Laureate of Oregon and past winner of the Oregon Literary Arts Holbrook Award. Her most recent published collection is Understory (2013).

TIAH LINDNER RAPHAEL is a writer and obsessive gardener living in Portland where is managing editor for VoiceCatcher. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Paper Nautilus and others.

JAMILA REDDY is a writer, theatre maker and facilitator of dreams who pursues freedom and magic, wherever it may be. Originally from the South, she is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at California Institute of the Arts.

LYLE ROEBUCK was born on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. His fiction has appeared in Te Arkansas Review, Te Roanoke Review, Redivider and others. He graduated from the University of Illinois and lives in Chicago.

PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT won the 2008 Oregon Book Award for Poetry for A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth She lives in Portland and Dufur, Oregon, where she teaches a notorious poetry workshop.

MATT SCHUMACHER is poetry editor of the journal Phantom Drift. His chapbook, favorite maritime drinking songs of the miraculous alcoholics, just went to print. Ghost Town Odes will be published in 2016.

WAYNE SCOTT is a Portland writer and teacher. His essays have appeared in Te Sun, Salon, and many others, including Te Oregonian, where his commentaries and book reviews have appeared since 1999.

PETER SEARS is the current Poet Laureate of Oregon and author of Small Talk, New & Selected Poems (2014). Three of his poems were performed as a poem cycle for orchestra at the 2015 Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon.

KIM STAFFORD is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of a dozen books, including Wind on the Waves: Stories from the Oregon Coast.

CINDY ST. ONGE is a multi-media poet whose work has appeared in VoiceCatcher, Apeiron Review and other print and online journals. Her video poetry has screened and taken honors at a number of competitions.

JOHN STUPP is the author of The Blue Pacific chapbook and a full-length collection, Advice from the Bed of a Friend. He has worked as a university instructor, taxi driver, radio news writer, waiter, auto factory laborer, paralegal and jazz musician.

AARON TILLMAN teaches English at Newbury College in Brookline, Mass. He received a Short Story Award from Glimmer Train Stories and has recorded stories for broadcast at Tufts University and for Functionally Literate Radio.

SUZIE VANDER VORSTE is a graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati. She writes nonfiction and poetry and has been published in the literary magazine Oakwood. Born in Oklahoma,

ADAM MICHAEL WRIGHT teaches in the Dallas area and is pursuing a second MFA in Documentary Film Production at the University of North Texas. So far, his films are about snakes, puppets, funerals and circuses.

Many of JULIE YOUNG’s stories evoke the people and landscapes of her North Dakota prairie childhood. Her work has appeared in North Coast Squid. She lives in Portland and is an enthusiastic hiker, golfer, reader and political junkie.