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Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

Chronicle of an Unsung Song Written by Melina Papadopoulos

Melina Papadopoulos is a recent college graduate. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Plume, Booth, The Monarch Review, among others.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

Sixth Avenue Hos by Marie Manilla

West Virginia native Marie Manilla is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her novel, The Patron Saint of Ugly, received the Weatherford Award. Shrapnel won the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel. Stories in her collection, Still Life with Plums, first appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Mississippi Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. Learn more at www.mariemanilla.com.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

Northern Ignorance and Southern Evidence by Dave Harris

Dave Harris is a spoken word poet and playwright from West Philly. As a playwright, his plays have been featured at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, New Haven Arts and Humanities Co-Op High School, Yale Playwrights Festival, the Annual Festival of New Work, UMASS Amherst, The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and the Yale Repertory Theater. As a poet, his work has been published or is forthcoming in The Huffington Post, Button Poetry, Upworthy, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, The New Journal, Blueshift Journal, Freeze Ray Poetry, Up the Staircase Quarterly and The Misanthropy amongst others. He is one of the winners of Write Bloody Publishing’s 2016 Book Contest, and his debut collection of poetry will be published in 2017.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

The Favorite by Kelly Flynn

Kelly Flynn is an MFA student at Butler University in Indianapolis, where she reads for Booth. Kelly has maintained a herd of show rabbits since childhood and travels the country showing and judging rabbits in her spare time. Find her on twitter @iamkellyflynn.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

The Isle of Devils by Cassandra A. Clarke

Cassandra A. Clarke received her MFA in Fiction from Emerson College. Her work has been previously published at: Electric Literature, Cartridge Lit, Entropy, Gone Lawn and other speculative places. She’s the Chief Editor of the new-weird literary magazine, Spectator & Spooks and a proud member of The Pug Squad writing collective. When not writing, Cassandra can be found training to be an instructor at her dojang, Jae H. Kim Taekwondo, in Cambridge, MA.

Creative Nonfiction | October 22, 2016

My First Mugging by m. h. burkett

From Louisiana, m. h. burkett has been in denial the 16 years he has lived elsewhere. He has lived in Virginia for “a house and two kids” worth of time. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Reed Magazine, Stirring, Forge, The Penmen Review, and Buffalo Art Voice.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

After Nightmares: A Catalog of Dreams on 20mg of Citalopram by Danielle Zaccagnino

Danielle Zaccagnino is from Queens, New York. She is in her third year of the MFA program at Texas State University. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, The Butter, Puerto del Sol, SAND Journal, and Rust + Moth. She is a poetry reader for Third Point Press and Front Porch Journal.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

August on the Haul Road by Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas is a New Jersey-born-and-raised queer South Asian traveler. She has been published in Brown Girl Magazine, is a VONA/Voices fellow and writes about her adventures as a travel professional and long-distance bike tourist.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

Snapshot by Brittany Hailer

Brittany Hailer has taught creative writing classes at the Allegheny County Jail and Sojourner House as part of Chatham University’s Words Without Walls program. Her work has appeared in The Fairy Tale Review, Gravel Magazine,HEArt Online, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. She is the nonfiction editor for IDK Magazine and MFA program assistant at Chatham University.

Creative Nonfiction | August 22, 2016

Dust by Lucie Bonvalet

Lucie Bonvalet is a writer, a visual artist, and an MFA candidate in nonfiction at Portland State University. She is a frequent participant in Portland’s OuLiPo reading series, 1000 words, and her writing appears in Women in Clothes (edited by Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton and Heidi Julavits) and Café Globulot, a French art & culture zine. Her drawings and paintings can be found at: lbonvalet.tumblr.com

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Something Dark Like Jazz by Amy Sprague

Amy lives and writes in a small town on Lake Superior. She started a lot of colleges, started a lot of stories, and is working on her memoir. Poems and essays have appeared in Frigg Magazine, The Writing Disorder, Open Minds Quarterly, Third Wednesday, Haggard and Halloo and elsewhere.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

The Best Man by Peter E. Murphy

Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the author of seven books and chapbooks including Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. His recent essays and poems appear in The Common, Diode, Guernica, The Hawaii Pacific Review, The Lindenwood Review, Mead, The New Welsh Reader, Passager, Rattle and Rhino. He is the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which organizes the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers in the U.S. and abroad. www.peteremurphy.com

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Conatus by Annalise Mabe

Annalise Mabe is a writer fro Tampa, Florida. She is completing her MFA at the University of South Florida where she writes nonfiction, poetry, and comics. Her work has appeared in Brevity, The Offing, The Rumpus, Booth, Word Riot, Hobart, and was nominated by The Boiler for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. She reads creative nonfiction for Sweet: A Literary Confection and teaches composition and creative writing at USF.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Two Kinds of Love by Emmett Lindner

Emmett was raised in New England, and has been happily corrupted by the L.A. weather after only three years in the city. He graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in creative writing, and has since worked in television development and private aircraft chartering. He now resides in East Hollywood.

Creative Nonfiction | July 20, 2016

Mom Before New York by Rachel Ann Brickner

Rachel Ann Brickner is a writer from Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in PANK, Corium Magazine, and Burrow Press Review, among others. Currently, she’s at work on a collection of short stories about love, women, and capitalism and a memoir about debt.