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ASPEN GAINER

Writing is in my soul. It is the medium through which I express who I truly am. All my work has some of me in it, whether I draw from the pantheon of emotions I feel day to day, or whether I sketch out pieces of someone’s personality that intrigues me.

I recently graduated with a degree in Professional Writing from MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I have worked in public affairs and as a newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the managing editor of an Edmonton-based literary journal, Other Voices. I now run my own communications business. aspengainer.com inthewildspaces.wordpress.com

 

AK KULSHRESHTH

I have bachelors and masters degrees in engineering, and a PhD in management. I work in a technology company in Singapore. I have had short stories published in Silver Fish 4 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Muse India (Hyderabad, India), Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), Mascara Literary Review (Newcastle, Australia), and Newleaf (Bremen, Germany).

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 22 15 POUNDS SAM POLK IS POETRY DEAD? DAVE MORRISON THE WIFE AND 
THE PIANO TEACHER UTE CARSON VIETNAM VETS STEVEN MCBREARTY MAXIMUM FIDELITY CARLY PLANK SOON WE’LL BE DEAD JOSH FLEMING INFLECTION AK KULSHRESHTH
Writing is in my soul. It is the medium through which I express who I truly am.
ASPEN GAINER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 22

DAVE MORRISON

After years of playing guitar in rock & roll bars in Boston and NYC, Morrison now lives in coastal Maine and writes poetry.  Morrison was interviewed in the Premiere Issue of 34thParallel Magazine, After the Music, along with his poem My Love.

Other poems of his in the mag are: Black Crow in Issue 02, Sad Ancestors 04, Quitter 06, and Work Ethic 10. Morrison has published nine books of poetry including Clubland (poems about rock and roll bars in verse and meter, Fighting Cock Press 2011) and Stethoscope (JukeBooks 2014). Shake Hands With Your Heart is published by  JukeBooks.

CARLY PLANK

Before I began to write more seriously, I was interested in a career in biology in order to educate the public about the dangers posed to the Great Lakes by invasive species. I have lived in Michigan and spent summers on the water for my entire life, so freshwater ecosystems were one of my first passions.  cap002@aquinas.edu

UTE CARSON

German-born Carson pictured with grandchildren, Zachary and Alexander (leaning in). Carson’s story The Fall won the Grand Prize for Prose and was published in the short story and poetry anthology A Walk Through My Garden, Outrider Press, Chicago, 2007.  utecarson.com

STEVEN MCBREARTY

A collection of my stories, Christmas Day on a City Bus, has been published by McKinney e-Publications.  The Hermanos Brothers, was published in Issue 19 of 34thParallel Magazine.

Other stories have appeared in Short Story Writer’s Showcase, the Austin Chronicle, Chick Lit Review, Stories That Lift, The Prose Menagerie, Slugfest, Short Stories Bi-Monthly, Words of Wisdom, Nocturne Horizons, Balcones, and Carve, among other publications.

JOSH FLEMING

My background is in anthropology (BA Penn State, 2004) and thus my motivation to write derives directly from my explorations into how people interact with one another—especially in the context of the darker facets of society (homelessness, addiction, poverty, mental health).

ijustdontgiveajosh@gmail.com

SAM POLK

I grew up in Los Angeles, studied English at Columbia University, and spent eight years on Wall Street. At 30 I quit, because I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life. I didn't plan to become a writer—I just wanted to find a purpose.

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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