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Issue 4 Contributors

TREVOR ABBUD is an up-and-coming author writing speculative fiction. Having developed a taste for literature as a young adult, Abbud took a serious interest in writing. His short stories and poems have been published by Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, GFT Press, GNU Journal, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Chantwood Magazine, The Broke Bohemian and Seshat Magazine. Abbud is currently developing a collection of short stories. // MY BOY, PAGE 25

GLEN ARMSTRONG holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Conduit and Cloudbank. // OF, PAGE 7

BRIAN MICHAEL BARBEITO resides in Ontario, Canada. A poet and landscape photographer, he is the author of Chalk Lines (Fowl Pox Press, 2013). // PHOTOGRAPHY, PAGES 8, 17, 36 & COVER PHOTO

AN BLOCK is a native of Brooklyn NY, teaches at Boston University and is Contributing Editor at the Improper Bostonian. He has an MA in History and is a Master of Wine. His recent fiction has appeared in Buffalo Almanack (recipient of its Ink slinger Award for Creative Excellence), Umbrella Factory Magazine (a Pushcart Prize nominee), The Maine Review, Constellations, Contrary, Per Contra, Litbreak, Torrid Literature, Menda City Review, Amarillo Bay, Literally Stories, Drunk Monkeys, New Pop Lit, Lowestoft Chronicle, The Citron, DenimSkin, Burningwood Literary Journal, Crack The Spine, The Bicycle Review, Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, Flash Frontier, Falling Star, Blue Bonnet Review, and The Binnacle. // THREAD THE NEEDLE, PAGE 33

BETTY J. COTTER is the author of the novels Roberta's Woods (Five Star, 2008) and The Winters (winner of the R.I. State Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship, 2005). She holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and blogs at swampyankeewoman.wordpress.com. // THE BROKEN HEART OF AN ABANDONED POTATO BARN, PAGE 11

MIKE DAVIDSON is a former college English instructor whose poems have appeared in several journals. He is a past recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award in Poetry. // SOUTHBOUND, PAGE 5

SARAH DAVIES is originally from the North, exiled in Bedford. She is older than she cares to admit and works mentoring young people, trying to fit in writing between work and family. Her poetry has been published in Magma, the Rialto, Snakeskin, Obsessed with Pipework, Iota and Interpreter's House, among others. // ALL THE FUN, PAGE 23

DEBORAH L. DAVITT remains as astonished as anyone else that she writes poetry—and even more so that people read it. Nothing could seem more improbable, and yet, here we are. For more about her increasingly implausible assortment of poetry, short stories, and novels, please see www.edda-earth.com. //INVERSE, PAGE 28

SALVATORE DIFALCO is the author of four books. He splits his time between Toronto and Sicily. // SIMULATION, PAGE 19