Tag Archives: Issue 14

Madeline Puccioni

Madeline Puccioni is a “re-entry” playwright, happy to be back at her real work after grading English 1A papers for 30 years. Her first full-length, TWO O’CLOCK FEEDING, was produced at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco some years ago, and published in West Coast Plays, IV. Since retiring, she’s had over 40 short plays produced, locally, nationally and abroad. Her one-act, PLAYLAND FOREVER, won a spot in the William Inge Festival in 2018. Now she’s a member of PlayGround Theatre Company SF, Towne Street Theatre L.A., Musical Cafe and Play Cafe, Association of Los Angeles Playwrights and Dramatists Guild. She is working on three full-length plays: a musical, FINDING MEDUSA, with composer Jeff Dunn, a drama, TIME AFTER TIME AGAIN, and a history drama MONTICELLO 2020, which is
scheduled for production in PlayHouse Creatures Emerging Playwrights Festival in NYC in March 2021. She lives in Oakland, CA, with her handsome Monroe, and their insane Rat Terrier, KiKi.

Ron Riekki

Ron Riekki’s books include My Ancestors are Reindeer Herders and I Am Melting in Extinction (Apprentice House Press), Posttraumatic (Hoot ‘n’ Waddle), and U.P. (Ghost Road Press).  Riekki co-edited Undocumented (Michigan State University Press) and The Many Lives of The Evil Dead (McFarland), and edited The Many Lives of It (McFarland), And Here (MSU Press), Here (MSU Press, Independent Publisher Book Award), and The Way North (Wayne State University Press, Michigan Notable Book). Right now, he’s listening to Sonic Youth’s “Incinerate.”

Darius Atefat-Peckham

Darius Atefat-Peckham is an Iranian-American poet and essayist. His work has appeared in Indiana Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Texas Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Brevity, Crab Orchard Review and elsewhere. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora (University of Texas Press). Atefat-Peckham lives in Huntington, West Virginia and studies Creative Writing at Harvard College.

Sydney Haas

Sydney Haas (she/they) is a writer and theatre artist based in Seattle, Washington. They spend as much time as possible next to a body of water or behind an espresso machine. She recently graduated from Seattle University with a degree in English and Theatre, and is excited to see where life takes her next. You can find their work in Horse Egg Literary and more at their website, www.sydneymhaas.com.

Katie Ellen Bowers

Katie Ellen Bowers was raised in Charleston, SC, but is now sowing seeds with her husband and daughter in the small, rural town of Heath Springs, SC.

Michael Buckius

Michael Buckius is a writer and filmmaker from Lancaster, PA. He earned his undergraduate degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, and his MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. His work has appeared in Ghost City Review, Masque and Spectacle, Shrew, Write On, Downtown, and elsewhere. His first chapbook, Future Sarcasm, is available now from Tolsun Books.

Austin Garrett

Austin currently lives as an aspirant writer in the small town of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri and recently graduated with a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from Southeast Missouri State University in the much larger city of Cape Girardeau. Outside of writing, he finds peace in spending time with his partner and the occasional hike.

Amanda Hartzell

Amanda Hartzell holds an MFA from Emerson College in Boston. Her work has appeared in New Letters, Paper Darts, High Shelf Press, Petrichor Journal, and The Knicknackery among others. Her writing finished as a finalist in Glimmer Train and won the Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize. Originally from eastern PA, she now live in Seattle with her son, husband, and their dog.

Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen resides in Virginia with her two cats. She’s a graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program. She is the author of the poetry chapbook BAD ANATOMY (Glass Poetry Press, 2018). Hannah is one of the co-editors of the online literary journal Cotton Xenomorph. Her poetry and prose publications include The Offing, The Rumpus, Cherry Tree, Entropy, Drunk Monkeys, Glass: A Journal of Poetry and others. She was a Best of the Net 2018 finalist and a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Steven Rinehart

Steven Rinehart’s works of fiction include Built in a Day (Doubleday), and Kick in the Head (Doubleday). He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener Center, and the Virginia Center for the Arts.

Steve writes and ghostwrites for a former US President, Fortune 100 CEOs, entrepreneurs, and social activists. His creative, persuasive, and nonfiction writing, both under his byline and for principals, has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, London Telegraph, GQ, Out, Harpers, Georgia Review, the Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, and many others. He teaches in the Gallatin School of NYU.

Rinehart teaches Fiction in the low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Queens University of Charlotte