Summer 2015 Contributors

Katarina Boudreaux is a writer, musician, composer, Argentine tango dancer, and teacher — a shaper of word, sound, and mind. She returned to New Orleans after residing in Texas, Connecticut, and New York. She has been published in such publications as The Bacon Review, PANK, and Calliope. New work is forthcoming in Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, The Beechwood Review, Far Away Places and YAY!LA.

Catherine Bowen Emanuel works as director of the Center for Student Success, a tutorial lab, at Reinhardt University. She also teaches creative writing within the English department. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Cold Mountain Review, The Phoenix. Kalliope, New River Free Press, and Crossroads.

Yuan Changming, 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of 5 chapbooks (including The Origin of Letters [2015]), is the world’s most widely published poetry author who speaks Chinese but writes in English. Growing up in a remote village, Yuan began to learn the English alphabet at 19, and published several monographs on translation before moving to Canada as an international student. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently co-edits Poetry Pacific and runs PP Press with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Since mid-2005, Changming has had poetry appearing in 1039 literary publications across 34 countries, including Best Canadian Poetry (2009,12,14), BestNewPoemsOnline, Cincinnati Review and Threepenny Review.

George Drew was born in Mississippi and lives in upstate New York. He is the author of five collections, most recently The View from Jackass Hill, winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press, 2011. His sixth, Fancy’s Orphan, will be published in 2017 by Tiger Bark Press; his chapbook, Down & Dirty, in June, 2015 by Texas Review Press; and his New & Selected, Pastoral Habits, in 2016 by Texas Review Press. Recently, Drew was an Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and his poem will appear in the Paterson Literary Review; another poem was a finalist for the Knightville Poetry Contest and will appear in The New Guard; another was the winner of the St. Petersburg Review Poetry Contest and will appear in Issue 8; one of his Southern poems was selected for inclusion in the anthology Down to the Dark River and will be published in 2015 by Louisiana Literature Press. Drew has published reviews and essays in Louisiana Literature, Main Street Rag, The Texas Review and BigCityLit, among others.

Marina Favila is a Shakespeare professor at James Madison University. She has published on early modern drama, film, and poetry in various academic journals, including Modern Philology, Upstart Crow, Cahiers Elisabethains, Hellas, CEA Forum, and (forthcoming) Texas Studies in Literature and Language. She has published two short stories in Jersey Devil Press and (forthcoming) Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.

Abby Hogelin is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Georgia College & State University. While there, she served as Assistant Fiction Editor for Arts Letters: A Journal of Contemporary Culture and Circulation Assistant for the Flannery O’Connor Review. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn University. Her previous publication includes Issue 9 of Canyon Voices.

Emily Hoover is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University, teaching English composition, and working on a linked short story collection about her home state of Florida. Her recent poetry publications include Potluck Magazine and FIVE2ONE Magazine, her fiction has appeared in TheNewerYork Press, The Flagler Review, 0-Dark-Thirty’s The Review, and Flash Fiction Magazine, and her book reviews have been featured in Southern Literary Review, Fiction Writers Review, and Ploughshares.

Jason Jones lives in Roanoke, VA, where he works as a bartender. New poems can be found in Saw Palm, The Cumberland River Review, and Dark Matter Journal.

Jennifer Juneau’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Fiction, The Million Writers Award, a Sundress Best of the Net award, and has been published in numerous journals such as the Cincinnati Review, Evergreen Review, Fairy Tale Review, Fox News Sports, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Pank, Passages North, Seattle Review, and elsewhere.

Kelsey Liebenson-Morse is currently working on her M.F.A at West Virginia University. She is an amateur baker and avid runner. Most recently her work appears in The Rappahannock Review.

Tim Rutherford grew up in rural Kentucky, where his parents encouraged him to be a doctor or a lawyer. Tim left home to attend Western Kentucky University and emerged on graduation day as a journalist. Already an accomplished photojournalist and reporter, in college he learned he had a passion for telling stories – and helping others get their stories told. For more than three decades he did just that – writing for print and performing at storytelling festivals. Today, he writes a digital food and drink publication,, and is completing a book for History Press of Charleston on the history and evolution of Savannah’s culinary scene.

Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Houston and Chappell Hill, Texas. He has published a novel, The Dream Patch, a prose collection, Under Riverbed Sky, and a book of stage monologues for actors, Heart Speak. His work has appeared in The Southern Review, New England Review, New Orleans Review, Columbia and Glimmer Train, among others. His photographs can be seen in his gallery –