Rusty Barnes lives in Revere, Massachusetts, with his family. He’s published two chapbooks and three full-length poetry collections among his 11 books. With his wife, the poet Heather Sullivan, he edits Live Nude Poems.

Anthony R. Cordello lives and works in Boston. He has work published in decomP, Jellyfish Review, Gravel, The Airgonaut, and most recently in Eunoia Review.

Salvatore Difalco’s new collection, Minotaur and Other Stories (Truth Serum Press), is out this spring. He lives in Toronto.

Joe Donnelly lives and writes in central New York. When he’s not working as a librarian, he’s writing and submitting material across the internet. He has a chapbook titled The ECW and other poems; if you can find it, he’ll reimburse you. A lot of his inspiration comes from eavesdropping on people and reading The Far Side.

Merridawn Duckler is a writer and installation artist from Portland, Oregon, and the author of the poetry collection Interstate (dancing girl press). Her fiction has appeared in Main Street Rag, Green Mountains Review, and Buckman Journal, with recent flash fiction in Forklift, Medusa’s Laugh Press, The Southampton Review, and Queen Mob’s Tea House. She was a finalist for the Sozopol Fiction Fellowship and named to the Wigleaf Top 50. Residencies/fellowships include Yaddo, Squaw Valley, SLS in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vermont Post Graduate Conference, and Sundress. She’s an editor at Narrative, and the international philosophy journal Evental Aesthetics.

Chris Haven is working on a book-length series about Terrible Emmanuel. Other Emmanuel pieces have appeared in journals including Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Hotel Amerika, Atticus Review, Mud Season Review, Poet Lore, and Seneca Review, where they won the Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Prize. He teaches creative writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Mary Kane’s writing has been featured in Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Daily, Brilliant Flash Fiction, Prose Poem Journal, Hiram Poetry Review, and other journals. She has work forthcoming in Moon Park Review and SmokeLong Quarterly, and is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, She Didn’t Float (Harlequin Ink) and After We Talk About the Recent Deaths of Our Parents and About Compassion as Handled by Chekov (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press), as well as one full-length poetry collection, Door (One Bird Books, 2013). She lives on Cape Cod where she can often be found walking.

Michael Meyerhofer’s fifth book of poems, Ragged Eden, is forthcoming from Glass Lyre Press. He has been the recipient of the James Wright Poetry Award, the Liam Rector First Book Award, the Brick Road Poetry Book Prize, and other honors. He is also the author of a fantasy series, and serves as poetry editor of Atticus Review. For more information and an embarrassing childhood photo, visit his website Michael Meyerhofer.

Katie Nickas writes literary fiction with atypical, futuristic, and gender-fluid themes. Her work has or will appear in magazines including Asymmetry, formercactus, Literally Stories, The Furious Gazelle, The Oddville Press, Red Queen Literary Magazine, Reflex Fiction, Sidereal Magazine, Soft Cartel, and STORGY. Follow her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and her blog Katie Nickas.

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His most recent collection is The Gibson Poems published by Cholla Needles, 2019. For more information, including free e-books and his essay “Magic, Illusion, and Other Realities,” please visit his website Simon Perchik. He was interviewed on the television program Ideas and Images: An Interview with Simon Perchik.

Mindela Ruby holds a Ph.D. in English from University of California. Her recent writing appears in Marathon Literary Review, WomenArts Quarterly, Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks, and the anthology Unmasked. Her poetry has been Pushcart and Best of the Net nominated. A former punk disc jockey, she has published the novel Mosh It Up (Pen-L Publishing, 2014). She is the creative nonfiction editor at Ragazine.

Catherine Sinow is a graduate of Colorado College. She lives in San Diego and loves public libraries. Find her other work at her website Catherine Sinow.

Paul Smith has worked as a construction engineer/superintendent for many years. Now he is semi-retired and can devote time to writing. He has worked in exotic places (Honduras, Venezuela, New Orleans) and in mundane places (Nebraska, Buffalo, Cleveland). Every one of those places has the ingredients for good fiction—people! He has been blessed by meeting all kinds. Occasionally those voices from the past he forgot about speak to him. He believes that everyone on Earth has at least one good story. They keep coming back.


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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 53 | Spring/Summer 2019