Contributors - Issue 119 (2009)


David Alpaugh

David Alpaugh has hosted poetry readings in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a decade. His controversial essays "The Professionalization of Poetry" (serialized by Poets & Writers Magazine in 2003) and "What's Really Wrong with Poetry Book Contests?" (recently posted by Rattle and have spurred wide discussion, both on line and off. Heavy Lifting, his second collection of poetry, was published in 2007 by Alehouse Press.

Aliya Tyus-Barnwell

Aliya Tyus-Barnwell is an 80s baby and a Brooklyn native. Though she's accustomed to horns and sirens, she hopes one day to move to a little house in the country and write while listening to birdsong and jazz.

MIchael Brandonisio

Driven by who knows what, Michael Brandonisio has been working on a batch of poems over the last few years. A few have surfaced in Monday Night, Thieves Jargon and Yellow Mama. His other creative pursuit is taking photographs. He lives in NYC.

Wendy Ashlee Coleman

Wendy Ashlee Coleman is a freelance writer in the midwest. This is her first short story.

Barbara Flug Colin

Barbara Flug Colin - Frigate senior contributing editor, Henry Viscardi School writer-in- residence, anthologized essayist, published poet - is an athlete. A sport, too, is an identity for somebody to recreate, in a language, the sensuous origin. Skiing begins The Genealogy of a Sport: Skiing, Tennis, Swimming. A work in process.

Donavon Davidson

Donavon Davidson has been published in Quay: A Journal of the Arts, SNreview, and Holly Rose Review (forthcoming). He currently lives in Vermont, where he is an adjunct professor at the Community College of Vermont.

Matt Jasper

Matt Jasper has published in Rollerderby, Grand Street, Fine Madness, Foot-Worship News and other fine venues. An advocate of writing about mental illness from a mentally ill point-of-view, he collects schizophrenic autobiographies and hopes his new book entitled Moth Moon (Fall 2009, BlazeVOX) will be numbered among them.

Jennifer Juneau

Jennifer Juneau’s fiction and poetry have appeared in Able Muse, Cincinnati Review, Portland Review, Seattle Review, Verse Daily and so forth. She is the recipient of two prizes from the California State Poetry Society, and her collection of poems, More Than Moon, was a National Poetry Series finalist. She lives and writes in Zurich, Switzerland.

Kristie Betts Letter

Kristie Betts Letter teaches Shakespeare to reluctant teenagers, writes educational handbooks and married the math teacher across the hall. Her publications include short stories in The North Dakota Quarterly, The Southern Humanities Review, Pangolin Papers, and Washington Square; and poetry in The Wascana Review. Her debut novel, The Three Marlenas, about the statistical probability of a man dating three women with the same name, has been picked up by Writer's House, and hopefully will soon be available.


klipschutz has published two books of poems, Twilight of the Male Ego (2002) and The Good Neighbor Policy (1989); and is the publisher of the limited edition handmade collectable ALL ROADS. . .But This One (2006). Individual poems can be found in Poetry (of Chicago), Ambit (U.K.), and FUCK! He lives in San Francisco.

Rich Mallery

Rich Mallery writes every free second he has. He writes on walls, the stack of bills on his dresser, his arms - anything that has room for words.

Andrew McCarron

Andrew McCarron is a poet born and raised in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. The inspiration for his work continues to draw from the Hudson River, Catskill Mountains, and – in particular – a small hamlet called Annandale-on-Hudson in northern Dutchess County. Poems of his have appeared in the Hudson Review, Colorado Review, Southwest Review, Evergreen Review, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and Hanging Loose Magazine. His first collection of poems, Mysterium, is slated to be published by Edgewise Press in the near future.

Kathryn Savage

Kathryn Savage is a freelance writer with work appearing recently in City Pages, Metro Magazine, and Nerve. She is at work on a collection of short stories, and lives in Brooklyn.

Lee Stern

Lee Stern writes a poem a day. He’s published about sixty of them, most recently in jubilat and Poet Lore.

Michael Earnest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet lives, writes and teaches in Montreal. He is the author of nearly 100 pieces of journalism, short fiction, poetry and scholarship. Recent work has appeared in 34th Parallel, The Binnacle, Bywords and Poetry Canada Magazine. Michael Sweet is also a National Teachers Hall of Fame - Wall of Fame Inductee.

Grayson Stocks

Grayson Stocks is a disgruntled student who remains relatively unpublished. He writes biographies that are often longer than the poem they accompany. This is likely because the only thing that he appears to like more than literature is himself. Or maybe he is just whimsical.

Brian Van Reet

Brian Van Reet's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and has been nominated to appear in Best New American Voices. He is currently at work on a collection of stories set in Iraq.

Siobhan Webb

Siobhan Webb lives in western MA and is working towards becoming an LCSW with a focus on childhood trauma. She has previously been published in The Altruist.

Hiromi Yoshida

Hiromi Yoshida 's poems have appeared in Bathtub Gin, Flying Island, and the Matrix anthologies of literary and visual arts. "Thanksgiving 2003" was read as part of a Random Acts of Poetry performance at College Mall in Bloomington, IN.