Contributors - Issue 121 (2009)


Brian Beatty

Brian Beatty's jokes, poems and stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Conduit, elimae, Exquisite Corpse, Gigantic, Hobart, The Lowbrow Reader, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Milk, Opium, Phoebe, The Quarterly, The Rake and Seventeen. He lives in Minneapolis, where he sometimes performs stand-up comedy, wearing or not wearing a bear suit.


Lisa Marie Brodsky

Lisa Marie Brodsky's work has appeared in The North American Review, Born Magazine, The Southern Ocean Review, and Circle Magazine. In 2008, Parallel Press published her chapbook, "We Nod Our Dark Heads," and Salmon Publishing will be publishing her full-length poetry book, "Motherlung," in 2012. Currently, she is at work on a full-length book entitled, "Romantic Circus Songs." She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.


Aedan Cagney

Aedan Cagney is the pen name of a young writer who would rather remain unknown for now. A scribbler of both sweet and sordid thoughts, he hails from a working-class community in Cleveland, OH. More of his writing can be found at "deep Cleveland junkmail oracle" and "The Burning Shore Review."


David Comfort

David Comfort is the author of three popular nonfiction titles from Simon & Schuster. His current release from Citadel/Kensington is The Rock and Roll Book of the Dead, The Fatal Journeys of Rock's Seven Immortals. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Eclectic Literary Forum, Pacific Review, Coe Review, and Belletrist Review. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee and a former finalist for the Faulkner Award, Nelson Algren Award and America’s Best.


Hester Eisenstein

Hester Eisenstein is a professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Her most recent book is Feminism Seduced: How Global Elites Use Women’s Labor and Ideas to Exploit the World (2009, Paradigm Publishers). She doesn’t wear the veil, but respects the contradictions in dress among those Islamic and Orthodox Jewish young women in her classes who wear a variety of imaginative head-coverings along with their sexy blue jeans.


Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons posts new writing every day at his website His fifth full-length book, Travels Inside the Archive, a transcription of the first full year's postings, is forthcoming. Additionally, Bent Sørensen of Aalborg University will translate 60 of Gibbons's prose pieces into Danish. The collection, Jagged Timeline, will be published by Eyecorner Press in Denmark. Robert is Poetry & Fiction Editor of Janus Head. He has previously had work in issues #117 and #118 of Evergreen.


Mason Hoffenberg

Mason Kass Hoffenberg (1922-86) is the co-author of Candy (1958) with Terry Southern and the author of Until She Screams (1955, under the pseudonym Faustino Perez) and Sin For Breakfast (1957, under the pseudonym Hamilton Drake) for Maurice Girodias’ Olympia Press Traveler’s Companion Series. He served, from 1961–63, as editor of The Olympia Press Review in Paris. After the critical and popular success of Candy, Hoffenberg failed to complete another major work, due in large part to his lifelong struggle with drug addiction, though he continued to write privately, travel extensively and wield a specter-like influence over the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s.


Alan Kaufman

Alan Kaufman's books iuclude Jew Boy, Matches, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature (co-edited with Barney Rosset).


Paul Kavanagh

Paul Kavanagh has been published in Sleeping fish, Burnside Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal and Marginalia. His short story, "Why Am I So Lazy?", was published in Issue #118 of Evergreen.


Francis Levy

Francis Levy is the author of the novel Erotomania: A Romance, and the blog, The Screaming Pope. He is co-Director of the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination. He recently completed a new novel, Seven Days in Rio and a short story collection, The Kafka Studies Department with illustrations by Hallie Cohen.


Don Shields

Don Shields hails from Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his companion cats, aged 22 & 24.


Mike Topp

Mike Topp was born in Washington, D.C. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. Mike's most recent book is Shorts Are Wrong (Autonomedia). He is working on his next book, Sasquatch Stories.


Peter Werbe

Peter Werbe is a staff member of the almost 50-year old anarchist publication, Fifth Estate, and is also host of a long-running Detroit talk show.


Keith Wilson

Keith S. Wilson is an Affrilachian poet currently living in Northern Kentucky. A selection of his poetry was performed in Follow the Drinking Gourd: A Black History Month Cabaret Performance at Transylvania University. His work has also appeared in the literary journals NKUExpressedand Appalachian Heritage and most recently in Mobius: The Journal of Social Change.