Contributors - Issue 129 (2012)


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 Evergreen Review Issues No. 116 and No. 121.  (A poem dedicated to Evergreen Review Issue No. 11 was published in Issue No. 117.)  He also worked with Francis Ford Coppola, John Korty, George Lucas, Steve Wax, and other prominent filmmakers.  Part 1, 2, and 3 of 40 have been published in Evergreen Review Issues No. 122, 124, and 126.

Celia Bland’s poetry and prose has recently appeared in Poetry International, Lumina, and Fifth Wednesday, and is upcoming in The Narrative ReviewDrunken Boat, and The Boston Review. Her essay, “Secret Book Written in the Dirt,” will be included in an upcoming collection devoted to the poetry of Jean Valentine (University of Michigan).  Her collaboration with visual artist Dianne Kornberg, “The Education of the Virgin,” will be published in 2012.  She is writer-in-residence at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley.

Roger Boylan's novel Killoyle was published by Dalkey Archive Press. A second novel, The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad, was published by Grove Press. As a critic and essayist, Boylan is a regular contributor to Boston Review, and his work has appeared in The Economist, The New York Times Book Review, The Literary ReviewThe Scotsman, and The Texas Observer among many others. He currently lives in Texas and is finishing another novel, provisionally titled Midwestern Mulligatawny.

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 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.  Parts 1, 2, and 3 of 40 have been published in Evergreen Review Issues No. 122, 124, and 126. 

Kenneth H. Brown's literary archive resides at the Harry Ransom Center at the U. of Texas, Austin.  His play, The Brig (Living Theatre 1963, revival 2007) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, won many awards, and has had over 300 productions worldwide.  He has written more than 20 plays, 6 novels, 4 books of poetry, and countless stories and essays published internationally in more than a dozen languages.  He is 75 years old and lives in Brooklyn.

Al Charity is a third generation Maryland native, who currently lives just outside of Washington, DC.  He is working on a novel loosely based on parts of the childhood he wanted to have.

Rob Couteau is the author of the novel Doctor Pluss, the anthology Collected Couteau, the memoir Letters from Paris, and the poetry collection The Sleeping Mermaid. In 1985 he won the North American Essay Award, a competition open to North American writers and sponsored by the American Humanist Association. His work as a critic, interviewer, and social commentator is featured in books such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera, by Thomas Fahy, Conversations with Ray Bradbury, ed. Steven Aggelis, and David Cohen’s Forgotten Millions. His writing has appeared in over thirty-five literary publications.

Jason Hardung's work has appeared in numerous journals including: New York Quarterly, 3AM, Word Riot, Evergreen Review, Chiron Review and Monkey Bicycle to name a few.  He has been nominated for a Pushcart.  His first full length book of poetry, The Broken and the Damned, was published by Epic Rites Press in 2009.  His next book will be put out by Lummox Press in the fall of 2012.  He lives in Ft. Collins.

Stacy Hardy is a writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds the dual position of researcher and editor on the staff of the Pan-African journal Chimurenga. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, including DongaSweet MagazineLitnetPocko TimesArt South AfricaCtheory and, of course, Chimurenga. Several of her short stories have been published in books, literary anthologies and catalogues. She recently completed the libretto for an opera in collaboration with South African poet Lesego Rampolokeng.

Siobhan Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Lost Relatives andthe editor of Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand Writers in Discussion and Our Own Kind: 100 New Zealand Poems about Animals. Her poetry has been published in international magazines and anthologies such as Asheville Poetry ReviewBooknotes – New Zealand Book Council Magazine, fin, foam:e, In the redLandfall, Listener, The Lumiere reader, Kaupapa: New Zealand writers, More Sweet Lemons: international writing with a hint of SicilianPoetry New Zealand (featured poet, issue 33), Poetry Salzburg, Snorkel 1 & 7 and Swings and Roundabouts.

Bettina Jonic studied ballet for 10 years with Theodore Kosloff and Bronislava Nijenska, and music and singing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Vienna’s Academy of Music and the Paris Conservatory of Music. She made her singing debut at the Festival d’Aix en Provence. Her developmental work includes her own Actors Work Group in London, and collaborations with Peter Brook in Lisbon and Paris. She has had two poetry collections published; Briefs (Covent Garden Press) and Déjà  Vu (Arfuyen Press, Paris). She is in the final stages of writing With and Without Sam: Volumes One and Two, which inform the letters she received from Beckett, housed in the archives at Trinity College Dublin.

Aruni Kashyap is from Assam, a state in India’s north-eastern region which produces a quarter of world’s tea and is home to a three decades long secessionist insurgency; his first novel is forthcoming from Penguin India in July 2012. He studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Mark Kerstetter steals time away from restoring an old house in Florida to write poems and make art out of wood salvaged from demolition sites. He is the former poetry editor of Escape into Life and writes The Bricoleur.

Lyn Lifshin’s books include Another Woman Who Looks Like Me, her prize winning book about the famous, short-lived race horse, Ruffian. Her most recent books are BallroomAll the Poets (Mostly) Who Have Touched meLiving and Dead: All True, Especially the Lies. In Spring 2012, NYQ books will publish A Girl Goes into The Woods. For other books, bio, photographs see her web site:

Peter Tieryas Liu likes to wander the world with his wife and collect toys no one else has. Some of his work is published or forthcoming in places like the Bitter OleanderCamera Obscura Journal of Literature and Photographythe Indiana Review, and Pank's "This Modern Writer." You can follow his writings at

William Meffert graduated from Duke University and Yale Medical School. After a Yale surgical residency, he served as a thoracic surgeon in Vietnam, and was in private practice for over 30 years. He has volunteered as a surgeon in Haiti, Russia, and China. Currently retired, he consults for the Stanford University Department of Surgery and works as a carpenter for Habitat For Humanity.

Christopher G. Moore, a Canadian, is the creator of the award-winning Vincent Calvino Private Eye series and the author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy. His Vincent Calvino series has been optioned and is being developed for a Hollywood feature film. Asia Hand, the second in the Calvino series, won the 2011 Shamus Award for best original paperback. The German edition of Cut Out, titled Zero Hour in Phnom Penh, the third Calvino novel, won a German Critics Award for international crime fiction in 2004 and Premier Special Director Book Award Semana Negra, Spain in 2007.  His non-fiction books include Heart TalkThe Vincent Calvino Reader, and The Cultural Detective. He is also the editor and contributor to Bangkok Noir, an anthology of short stories set in Bangkok.  His latest novel is titled The Wisdom of Beer

Bradford Morrow is the author of six novels, including Trinity FieldsGiovanni’s Gift, and most recently, The Diviner’s Tale.  His first collection of short stories, The Uninnocent, was published this December by Pegasus Books, and an anthology on death co-edited with David Shields, The Inevitable, came out with Norton last year as well.  Open Road Media, Morrow’s ebook publisher, published Fall of the Birds in Fall 2011 as a Kindle Single.  He lives in New York.

Caleb Powell was born in Taiwan. Recent works of his are in Fourth Genre, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Post Road. His Chinese bio and related publications follow: 柏越(Caleb Powell)生于台湾台北市.他的作品在Owen Wister Review ("The Meaning of Tao Lin"), Mobius: The Journal of Social Change ("Double Fuck the Party Central Committee"),与 Pedestal Magazine ("Yīn Dào: An Etymology")等等.

Mike Topp was born in Washington, DC. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. His recent books include SASQUATCH STORIES from Publishing Genius: Sasquatch Stories, by Mike Topp.

Jamie Woods lives just outside of Swansea, in Wales. He has had a short story published in The First Line, and there are several more available on his website ( ) for you to read.