Sierra DeMulder is a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She enjoys painting, cooking, and playing her ukulele. New Shoes on a Dead Horse is her second book.

Martin Galvin’s most recent book of poetry, Sounding the Atlantic, was published by Broadkill River Press in 2010. His first book, Wild Card (WWPH), won the 1989 Columbia Prize, judged by Howard Nemerov. In addition to Wild Card and the 2007 chapbook Circling Out, he has two other chapbooks: Making Beds (Sedwick Books) and Appetites (Bogg Publications). Awards for his work include first prize for “Hilda and Me and Hazel” in Poet Lore’s narrative poetry contest in 1991, judged by Thomas Lynch, first prize in Potomac Review’s Best Poem Competition in 1999 for “Freight Yard at Night,” judged by Jane Shore, and first prize from Sow’s Ear Poetry Journal for “Cream” in a 2007 national competition judged by Linda Pastan.

Matt Getty lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Cheri, and two daughters, Sophia and Maddy. His award-winning novella, You Will Behave, is available from You can find out more at or drop him a line at

Paul Hostovsky is the author of three books of poetry, Bending the Notes (2008), Dear Truth (2009), and A Little in Love a Lot (2011). His poems have won a Pushcart Prize and been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer’s Almanac, and Best of the Net 2008 and 2009. To read more of his work, visit his website at

Trevor J. Houser has published stories in Pindeldyboz, Zyzzyva, and Story Quarterly, among others. Three of his stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Lucy.

Tara Laskowski is originally from northeastern Pennsylvania. She is a senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, and has had numerous stories and essays published online and in print. Her work is featured in the Amazing Graces anthology (Paycock Press) and in the upcoming anthology Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction. You can find out more at

Ross McMeekin’s stories and essays have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Monkeybicyle, Storyglossia, Matter Press, Foundling Review, Necessary Fiction, and The Rumpus. He is the assistant fiction editor at Hunger Mountain and blogs at

Gary Moshimer has stories in PANK, Monkeybicycle, Night Train, Storyglossia, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Wilderness House Literary Review, and other places. He works in a hospital.

Bobby Parker was born in Kidderminster, England, in 1982. His published books include the critically acclaimed experimental book Ghost Town Music (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press) and a collection of poetry and prose, Digging for Toys (Indigo Dreams Publishing). He was selected as Small Press Poet of the Year 2008 in Purple Patch magazine, and his work has been published in many magazines in the UK and abroad, in print and online. These pieces in FRiGG will be included in his new book, Comberton (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press).

Matthew Sinex is a high school English teacher who lives with his wife and son in Surprise, Arizona. His poetry has appeared in Sugar House Review, Ellipsis, decomP, and The Chaffin Journal. You can find him online at One Dude and His Poems

Amy Sprague is a poet and essayist living on Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in The Abaton, Third Wednesday, The Survivor Chronicles, Escarp, Psychic Meatloaf, and Rose and Thorn. She’s a single mama listening to Ali Farka Toure as she pieces together her memoir. She blogs at Difficult Degrees.

Helen Wickes lives in Oakland, California, and practiced psychotherapy for many years. Her first book of poems, In Search of Landscape, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2007.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 35 | Winter 2012