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Marcus A Lund

has been writing fiction and poetry that he hopes “points out the absurdity that comes with the truth”. In high school, Marcus was awarded the Creative Writer of the Year Award. Marcus has tried his hand at many trades, all the while writing on the side. He has written dozens of stories. He is working on his first novel. He graduated with a BA in English from Portland State University, Oregon, in the United States. He lives with his partner, violinist Stella Roshi-Moles, and their dog, Iris.

Stephen Benzel

lives in Louisville where he teaches Sunday school, makes jigsaw puzzles, writes stories, and reconciles balance sheets. He was previously published in Noneuclidean Café and has begun a new project at epic-puzzle.com.

Kate Buckley

has written two books of poetry, A Wild Region (Moon Tide Press, 2008) and Follow Me Down (Tebot Bach, 2009). Two poems in Follow Me Down are Pushcart Prize nominees. Recent poems have been published in Shenandoah, North American Review, and Bellingham Review. A ninth-generation Kentuckian, Buckley lives in Laguna Beach, Southern California, US, with her spaniel, Murphycat. She is finishing an MFA in poetry at Spalding University. KateBuckley.com

Alex Daniel

is a psychology graduate of Georgia Southern University. He tells us he enjoys reviewing music, writing in lowercase, and asking questions. When he is not researching human navigation in virtual environments, he is working on completing his first collection of short stories. tdaniel16 at gmail dot com

Alan Emmins

is a journalist and non-fiction writer. His writing has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been published in Time Out, Dazed & Confused, Stern, GQ, FHM, Arena, Playboy, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Politiken, Berlingske Tidene, Ud og Se. alanemmins.com, editred.com.

William Falo

lives with his wife and two daughters. Falo’s stories are published in Skive Magazine, Delivered, Mississippi Crow, Bottom of the World, Cantaraville, Joyful!, Skyline Review, First Edition, Foliate Oak Review, Oak Bend Review, Four Branches Press, The View From Here, and many others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Hugh Fox

was born and schooled in Chicago, United States, and married Peruvian Lucia Ungaro de Zevallos. He says he learned Spanish well enough to pass for a Chilean in Argentina, and an Argentinian in Chile. He visited all the pre-Columbian ruins in South America and began to see things no one had ever seen before, like that Mochica Indian writing in Peru was ancient Lebanese. He is 78 with 102 books published, mostly poetry, four on archaeology, and 30 novels in his bookcase waiting to be discovered and made into movies.

Sarah Frost

is a 36-year-old single mother to a five-year-old boy. She works as an editor for Juta Legalbrief in Durban, South Africa. Frost has been writing poetry for 14 years, and has an MA in English Literature, including a module in Creative Writing, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has been published in various South African journals and some in the United States. She is working towards her first anthology.

Jeffrey Allan Hanson

worked for years as a laborer, a cement worker, a roofer, a janitor, and a security guard. He joined the Navy and spent six years travelling to ports-of-call across the Western Pacific. He studied literature at San Diego and finished with an MA in American Lit, then after teaching at Ohio prisons for a dozen years, he took a Doctorate in Creative Writing at Ohio University. He teaches English studies at Hocking College in southeastern Ohio, United States, and lives a quiet life with his wife, Marilyn, and three dogs. His writing has been published in Blood Orange, The Houston Literary Review, and Forge.

Irène Mathieu

is a 2009 graduate of the College of William & Mary (BA in International Relations) Virginia, United States. She has been writing about her experiences in the Dominican Republic in The Motochaska Diaries.

Elizabeth Meaney

has published a novella, Bennett Riley, and her poetry has been published in The Furnace Review, The Literary Bohemian, Ya’Sou Literary Magazine, and Cicada Magazine.

Dave Morrison

is a writer of novels, short stories, poetry, and, he says, many notes on scraps of paper. After years of playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston (the Trademarks and True Blue) and NYC (the Juke Savages), he now lives in coastal Maine, United States. Dave’s poetry and short stories have been published in FRiGG, Thieves Jargon, Rattle,Void, Rumble, Mad Hatters Review, His fifth poetry collection Black Boat Black Water Black Sand was recently published by Moon Pie Press.

Barbra Nightingale

has just written a memoir, My Year of Ex-Husbands and Other Strangers, as well as a companion book of poems, Endings Are Only Beginnings in Disguise. Her poetry books include The Ex-Files, Lovers Never Die, and Geometry of Dreams. She has had more than 200 poems published in poetry journals and anthologies. Nightingale is a Senior English professor at Broward College, South Campus, Hollywood, Florida, United States.

Kristen Stein

says she paints from everyday experiences. “The most mundane things can make a beautiful painting.” She paints and lives in Philadelphia, and is the author and illustrator of children’s books, The Vegetarian Lion, and Oh Sweet Child of Mine. Her art features in cable television SYFY’s Warehouse 13, and in the movie The Roommate, starring: Leighton Meester. Her work is exhibited in galleries in the US and in several websites including her own, StudioArtworks.com.

Matthew Ward

lives and writes in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. In 2004, his novella, Jake With a Snarly Smile On His Chops, was published by Independence Jones (Australia). In 2006 World Audience (US) published his short story anthology, Her Mouth Looked Like a Cat’s Bum. In 2008, his book of poetry, Cats Creep the Fire to Art, was published by World Audience. Ward is shopping around his latest collection of short stories, John F Kennedy Lives in the Future! He dreams of writing the great Australian novel, and failing that, the great American one. He is also the publisher of Skive Magazine (2003 - 2010), and the CEO of both publishing houses, Skive Magazine Press and Mary Celeste Press.

Erin Whittinghill

is a second-year student in MA English/MFA Creative Writing at Chapman University, Orange County, California, US, and holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, US. She says the combination of these degrees will undoubtedly render her highly employable. Whittinghill is working on a collection of short stories and a chapbook of poems.

It is not only form or style that makes me write, but the discovery process of the inner self.
JOANNA JEANINE SCHMIDT 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 44
My mother and I have this special connection.
MARI CASEY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 43
I tried to fix my head, hang out with people, stop writing for a bit.
POLINA SIMAKOVA AKA AGRIPPINA DOMANSKI 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 42
I am a writer because writing keeps me sane.
NATASHA NOAH 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 41
I write to stay alive, to feel human.
MILENA PETROVIC 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 40
As is frequently the case, I began this story with a vague concept: in this case a story about sex.
LIZ FYNE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 39
Thoughts of gender, identity, and expectations. And Adrienne Rich poetry.
REBECCA DIMYAN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 38
The poems are about the competition, jealousy, frustration, friendship, loss, and joy that all bands experience.
JOE DE PATTA 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 37
When it all falls away we find ourselves still alive, and so we continue.
JOSHUA DULL 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 35
I’m an artist because it allows me to be free.
SHANNON MARIE KELLY 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 27
Words are the only tools that I even remotely know how to use.
MOURA MCGOVERN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 25
Most of my poetry deals with gang violence and the impact it has on someone's life.
KANISHKA LAMPKIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 14
I write because I’m good at it. Sure, I dress up good too.
ETKIN CAMOGLU 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 30
I want to discover, to explore what I don’t know yet.
TANIA VERHELST 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 32
When music beat me up and threw me out of the car I began to write.
DAVE MORRISON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01
I like a poem that blows itself wide open at the end.
SUSAN WHITMORE 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 31
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