Biography Issue 1.

Cynthia Bargar has been published in The Centrifugal Eye, Boiling River and the farewell edition of Poesia. She has a poem, “Don’t Wear Pearls to Therapy,” forthcoming in Gargoyle. Her picture poem, “Chimera,” a collaboration with artist Nick Thorkelson, spent many days on a Boston fence as part of the exhibit, Windows on Fort Point. She splits her time between Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Mel Bosworth is the author of the novel FREIGHT and the poetry chapbook EVERY LAUNDROMAT IN THE WORLD. He lives in Western Massachusetts. Visit

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated as a Jewish refugee from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine in 1993. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and is in the University of Pennsylvania’s Comparative Literature Ph.D. program. Julia’s poetry has appeared in Green Mountains Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Guernica, and Nashville Review, among others journals. Her manuscript, The Bear Who Ate the Stars, is the winner of Split Lip Magazine’s Uppercut Chapbook Award, and can be purchased from Split Lip Press. Most recently, she was the winner of Burlington Book Festival Short Works Writing Contest and runner-up of Southern Humanities Review’s Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. Julia is also the Editor-in-Chief of Construction Magazine. Find out more by visiting her website.

Kelly DuMar is a playwright and poet who facilitates Writing Truth and Beauty Workshops for creative writers. Her poems have been published in literary journals, including Tupelo Quarterly, Poydras Review, Kindred, the Milo Review, and more. Her chapbook, All These Cures, won the Lit House Press Chapbook Contest and will be published in 2014. Kelly founded and produces the Our Voices Annual Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, now in its 8th year. Her website is

When not guided by the voices of Nature, Falconhead can be found at a desk in the forests writing Poetry, Fiction and Drama. And though forbidden by the Muses, he has been known to dabble in the Dark Arts, such as Painting, Photography, and Video Poetry. His writing has appeared in Emerge Literary Journal among others. And his photography has appeared in Blueline Magazine and Skin To Skin Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter here & here:

Lauren Hilger was awarded the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014. Her poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Cortland Review, DIAGRAM, Harvard Review Online, and Kenyon Review Online, among other journals. She serves as Poetry Editor for No Tokens Journal.

Craig Ledoux is a writer and visual artist from Keene, New Hampshire. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Madcap Review, a semiannual online journal of art and literature. His work has appeared in The Onion River Review.

Katherine Minott, M.A. is an artist whose photographic work reflects the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi–the celebration of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Camas: Nature of the West, New Mexico Magazine, New England Review, Thistle Magazine, and Visual Language Magazine. When a photo op crosses her path, she considers it a gift from the almighty Photo Gods, thus making her a Believer in all things magical and aesthetic. Please visit her website at

Jon Mozes is a writer and occasional performer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His nonfiction has been published in Under the Sun and his poetry at Jon also received The Monti’s Hippo Award for Best Overall Story, and he’s been made a finalist for several other awards, including Glimmer Train Stories’ “Family Matters” and RIVER STYX’S microfiction contests. Jon earned his MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis.

Christopher Woods is a writer, teacher and photographer who lives in Texas. He has published a novel, THE DREAM PATCH, a prose collection, UNDER A RIVERBED SKY, and a book of stage monologues for actors, HEART SPEAK. His photographs can be seen in his gallery –