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Contributor Bios

Sara Jimenez

Sara Jimenez is a Filipina-Canadian artist living and working in New York. The past 3 years Sara has
shown at Space Womb, Salon, Estrogenius, Live Love Live, Nolita House and Rewind. Her work focuses on
psychological portraits, exploring the relationship between fantasy, instincts, desires, and the subconscious.
Her work is available to view at, or you can contact her at

Justin Rigamonti

Justin Rigamonti, who received his MFA in Poetry from UC Irvine, teaches composition in Portland, OR. He is currently finishing work on his first collection of poems, Songbird Disorder.

Elizabeth Wyatt

Elizabeth Wyatt drinks cheap Malbec and runs up mountains. But not in that order.

Cynthia Mitchell

Cynthia makes moving pictures, still pictures, and pictures with words.

Susan Davis

Susan Davis teaches and coordinates undergraduate creative writing at the University of California, Irvine. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Pequod and Cincinatti Review. In November, a new Dallas-Fort Worth transit station will dedicate the art installation in which her poem “Farm Days” appears. She has two daughters.

Daniel Kukla

Daniel Kukla, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where he works as a freelance and fine art photographer. He is a graduate of The International Center of Photography program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Prior to his photographic education he attended The University of Toronto and received his B.Sc. in Evolutionary Ecology, Biology, and Evolutionary Human Anatomy. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada, China, Singapore and Spain, and has been published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, On Earth Magazine, New York Post, National Geographic (website), and for the NYC Department of Transportation.

Michael Barach

After having grown up in Philadelphia, PA, Michael Barach worked as a writer and editor for Moment Magazine and for RoyalShave, a company that sells exclusive straight razors and shaving products. Currently Michael writes and teaches poetry in Tallahassee, FL. His recent projects include a book of collaborative poems and artwork.

Brandi George

Brandi George’s poems, which have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Ruth Lilly 2010, have appeared or are forthcoming in Cimarron Review, Fugue, Harpur Palate, Quercus, The Dirty Napkin, and Best New Poets 2010. Brandi currently resides in Tallahassee, where she is finishing her MFA at Florida State University.

Joe Heaps Nelson

A native of Iowa and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he has been exhibiting since 1992. He has shown at Gawker Artists, Fountain Art Fair, Governor’s Island Art Fair, Leo Kesting Gallery, Jack the Pelican Presents, Dumbo Art Center, and the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. He has been interviewed for Gawker, Heyoka Magazine, and Trigger Magazine. He writes for Whitehot Magazine.

Steve Geng

Steve Geng’s first book, a memoir about him and his sister Veronica titled “Thick As Thieves” was published in 2007 to critical acclaim in the trades (starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews), a rave in the New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice), the Philadelphia Inquire, the LA Times and other journals around the country, as well as in magazines like Penthouse and Elle (Best Non-fiction of 2007). Since then he’s been working on a novel that takes place during the Algerian Crisis in Paris in 1961. Ex-army brat, ex-junky, ex-shoplifter, and ex-con, he’s also been an actor and Greenwich Village saloonkeeper. He lives and writes in New York City.