Ian is an American expatriate writer currently residing in Turkey. Strongly influenced by the 20th century witness literature, it became the central tenet to his works, and he wandered conflict zones like Bosnia and Afghanistan in his younger years. His latest works have been about poverty, refugees, human rights and women’s rights in the Middle East and Turkey. His favourite poem is W. B. Yeats’s “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death,” and he lives by a line from the poem, “a lonely impulse of delight.” When he is not travelling, Ian loves being picked on by his 13-year-old son, Edward, for being clumsy and slow at getting pun jokes and reading his first drafts to his 7-month-old cat, Jean-Paul Sartre. His previous two reading cats, Simone de Beauvoir and Ernest Hemingway, ran away with their lovers.
Aaron Apps is holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota and will be attending Brown University for a PhD in English Literature in the fall of 2013. His first book of poetry Compos(t) Mentis came out from Blazevox [Books] in 2012. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in LIT, Denver Quarterly, Verse, Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, Caliban, PANK, Caketrain, Sleepingfish, Spork, and elsewhere. He is also currently co-editing An Anthology of Posthuman Poetry with Feng Sun Chen.
Allesandro Sicioldr Bianchi
Alessandro Sicioldr Bianchi is an italian self-taught drawer born in 1990. His visionary style is influenced by the study of artists like Giraud, Bosch, Bruegel, Serafini, Seba and by his interests toward the relationship between alchemy and psychology. His uncanny subjects are images coming from the unconscious ,represented by the author through a rigorous and elegant style of drawing.
Adam Schwartz’s stories have won Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egen contest, Philadelphia Stories’ Marguerite McGlinn contest, Baltimore City Paper’s story contest and have been published in Arkansas Review, Mississippi Review and Little Patuxent Review. He has an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. For seventeen years, he has taught high school in Baltimore City.
Ahmet Murat Karayilan
"Ahmet Murat Karayilan's work focuses on Heidegger's concept of Dasein, which characterizes human existence as "Being" (versus Cartesian "thinking"), where the subconscious - rather than the conscious - is the defining trait. In these works, Karayilan's figures are omnipresent by their absence: they are a part of the image, yet their environment seems to be shaped by their own mind." Sabrina Yasmin Smith
Dawn Sperber‘s stories have appeared in Annalemma, flashquake, Hunger Mountain, The Pedestal, and Rosebud. She has work forthcoming in Gargoyle Magazine, Third Wednesday, and Witches and Pagans. She lives in New Mexico, where she is at work on a collection of short stories and pursuing an MFA at UNM.
Mary H Fox, PhD. is a Psychologist who studied literature and poetry before matriculating to undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology. She was an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland and for 25 years had a psychology practice. She has published a textbook, many journal articles and a few short stories.She is also becoming a Master Naturalist. Her nonfiction has been published in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review.
Adam McGee is a Pushcart nominee whose poems have recently appeared in Bayou Magazine, Assaracus, The Delmarva Review, RHINO, Kenning Journal, and Euphony. McGee is the associate editor for special exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums, and formerly served as assistant editor and acting managing editor for Transition. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Black Studies. He grew up in rural Delaware but now calls Boston home. www.adammichaelmcgee.com