Contributors - Issue 122 (2010)


Stan Adler has had fiction, poetry, reviews, and critical essays published in numerous publications, both slick and lit. Five chapters from his novel Words for Some Lost Reason have been published in Issues No. 116 and No. 120 of Evergreen Review. He has worked at American Zoetrope with Francis Ford Coppola, Steve Wax and other prominent filmmakers.

Both raised in Michigan but now living in Southern California, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott began their ongoing games of poetic volleyball in May 2009. Poetry from their collaboration Poets' Guide to America has been accepted by Apocryphaltext, Bryant Literary Review, Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts, Compass Rose, Conceit Magazine, Confrontation Magazine, Connecticut River Review, Eleven Eleven, Splash of Red, and Untamed Ink.

Blurb: "All hell breaks loose when, in John Bennett's recently published novel, Children of the Sun & Earth, a drug cartel of seasoned Vietnam vets goes up against the entire intelligence community of the U.S. government..." — Available from Hcolom Press.

Brad Brown's drawing projects tend to be large, open-ended series that can remain unfinished for years. His largest project to date, The Look Stains, began in 1987 and consists of tens of thousands of works on paper that are continually worked on, torn up, re-drawn, and re-contextualized.  His work is in the permanent collection of MoMA (NY), SFMOMA (SF, CA), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), among others.  

In the 1980's, Barbara Flug Colin researched what art is, why art lasts, what the art process has in common with other forms of recreation, and other questions she had, by crashing art history classes, interviewing artists, and playing U.S.T.A. tennis. She has recently decided to publish some of those interviews.

Matthew Dickens' poetry has appeared in several publications including Zygote In My Coffee, antimuse, Hobo Camp Review, madswirl, and Haggard and Halloo. He resides in Tennessee with his wife and two daughters.

Yotam Hadass lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. His latest work features a journal of poems whose fictional writer is a man self-exiled in the desert. Three of these poems are forthcoming in the spring issue of Sawbuck. He is the co-founder and editor of Leveler, an online poetry magazine. He makes a living at

Greg Hittelman is a writer, film and theater director, and senior partner in an international strategic consulting firm. He is director of the documentary Willful Infringement, which premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Greg has been an acclaimed theater director, producer of a nationwide DJ tour, a valet parker, an award-winning screenwriter, and the private bartender for Frank Sinatra. Widely traveled, he calls many places home.

Russell Hoover is a Contributing Editor of American Book Review and was its Managing Editor for four years. His work has appeared in American Book Review, New York’s Downtown Magazine and the anthology An Illuminated History of the Future. Understanding Zowie is a work-in-progress.

Writer, theatre director, critic Marek Kedzierski has written three  novels in Polish and one in English and commented on a variety of  subjects pertaining to modern literature, drama and art. As co-editor  of the Polish monthly Kwartalnik Artystyczny (Artistic Quarterly) he  has prepared special issues on Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon,  Robert Pinget, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett and Thomas Bernhard.  Beckett and the Austrian controversial author Bernhard have remained  Kedzierski´s focus of attention for over two decades. He has  translated their novels, written on their work, staged it in Poland,  USA, France, Germany and Sweden. He has organized international Samuel  Beckett festivals in Strasbourg (1996), Berlin (2000, with Walter  Asmus), Cracow (2002, 2006) and Zurich (2006, with Thomas Hunkeler).  He lives in Paris and Freiburg, Germany.

Tom LaMarr’s novels, October Revolution and Hallelujah City, have been widely and favorably reviewed.

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.

Laura Manuelidis is a physician/scientist who studies the causes of dementia. She has published poetry in The Nation, Connecticut Review, Oxford Poetry, Innisfree Poetry, Reflections and other journals. Her book of poems, Out of Order, is available online.

Michael March was born in 1946 in New York - a time when the Cold War swung low over blue alligator sewers - and the gods retained life in their own keeping. He is the author of five collections of poetry: Goya, When she danced, Disappearance, Only a Promise, and The Way Back. "Without poetry there would be chaos. Dogs bark at strangers - but these are the loved roads." Michael March lives in Prague.

Sjohnna McCray's work has appeared in Willow Springs, The Black Warrior Review, Shenandoah, The Greensboro Review, and Callaloo. Currently, he's working on poems and essays while teaching English at Truman College in Chicago, Illinois. Poems are forthcoming in the African American Review and Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature.

Adam Moorad's writing has appeared in 3 A.M., elimae, Mad Hatters' Review, PANK, Pindeldyboz, Word Riot, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn and works in publishing.

Arjuna Newman is a writer and a visual artist. Due to an interest in photography, many of Arjuna's poems have a documentarian quality. He is working on a collection called unexpected poems, LA, which he hopes to finish by the end of next year.

Poems by Ron Singer have previously appeared in journals including alba, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, New Works Review (featured poet, Fall 2008) and Word Riot. Three of these poems are in the 2009 anthology, Poetic Voices Without Borders-2 (Gival Press). To date, Singer has also published two books: a chapbook, A Voice for My Grandmother (Ten Penny Players/bardpress); and an e-book of three long stories, The Second Kingdom (Cantarabooks). He is currently in southern Africa, working on a book of interviews with pro-democracy activists (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press). He has been invited to participate in the March 12 commemoration of the life and work of poet/activist Dennis Brutus, in Durban, South Africa.

John Thornton's fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Night Train, A Capella Zoo, and other places. He is the creator and artist of the webcomic The Man Who Hates Fun and writes and performs with the Fiction Circus literary magazine/performance troupe/phenomenon. He lives in Brooklyn.

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.