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ROBIN CAINE

This is my fourth year teaching writing full-time at Montclair State University. I  am also directing our Live Literature series, which showcases the work of instructors who teach at Montclair, as well as local authors. My stories have been published in literary journals, most recently in Fringe Magazine. I received my MFA in fiction writing from the University of South Carolina. @RobinCaine1, CaineR@mail.montclair.edu

GRAHAM DASELER

I have a bachelor’s degree in Film and Television Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and work today as a film editor and director in Los Angeles. My articles have been published in Senses of Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal, Moving Arts Film Journal, Film International, and Offscreen.

34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 24 HOLLYWOOD DIVIDED GRAHAM DASELER BANKER’S BUSY BABY KATHRYN BUCKLEY DARLING BETSY ROBIN CAINE BLESSED ARE 
THE PEACEMAKERS JUSTIN CAMPBELL REFUGEE GRANDMA JEFF BAIRD GOING TO COURT KATIE ELLISON MARRAKESH, MOROCCO JOSEPH HEATHCOTT WEBLEY’S LEGACY RK SIMPSON SINGING IN OUR CHAINS STEVEN WINEMAN A ROUND WITH FRIENDS MICHAEL COHEN

KATHRYN BUCKLEY

I write because other than teaching, I cannot see myself doing anything else. I love it! In my New School application essay that I wrote almost ten years ago before I got my MFA there I explained it as being the only world that makes any sense to me. My previous stories and book reviews have appeared online in Toad, The American, and Ebibliotekos, and in print in From the Heart of Brooklyn Volume 2, all publications I am proud to be affiliated with. kathrynabuckley@gmail.com

JUSTIN CAMPBELL

I write because, even if the world today looks different than the literary world of Hemingway, Cheever, or Carver, the slice of a powerful story across your being can still make you shiver, make you stop and gaze into nothing, as the story moves you in a way you never thought words could. I am a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, winner of the 2013 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Award for African American College Writers. My work has been published or is being published in The Conium Review, The Faircloth Review, Margins, and others. My non-fiction pieces can be found on the theology and culture blog, The Two Cities, where I am a regular contributor. Justin.Campbell@lmu.edu

KATIE ELLISON

I am in my third and final year at the University of Idaho’s MFA program in creative nonfiction. I have an essay at civileats.com and I was the recipient of the Jacqueline Award for Prose from my alma mater, Wellesley College, in 2006.

MICHAEL COHEN

I wrote academic books during the 34 years I taught at the University of New Orleans and Murray State University (The Poem in Question 1983, Hamlet in My Mind’s Eye 1987, Murder Most Fair 2000). After retiring I started writing personal essays and have been publishing them since 2006. Certain activities—golf, flying small planes, birding, starwatching, sailing—are ones I associate with good times with people I love. This is especially true of golf, and in A Round with Friends I try to give an overview of the places I’ve played and the people who’ve made me most content.

STEVE WINEMAN

Above all, what I have discovered as I have been writing essays these last two years is a voice that feels authentic and that seems to integrate the parts of me that had written fiction and political analysis into a larger whole. My essays have appeared in Written River, Spooky Action at a Distance, Eunoia Review, and Down in the Dirt Magazine, and I am hoping to publish a collection of essays in the next year.  I really think that voice is the key issue for every writer, and that once you find your voice, the result is bound to be interesting.

JEFF BAIRD

I graduated from Connecticut College in 2012, where I studied English literature, writing, and history, and now live in Manhattan, where I’m completing my second year of Teach For America, teaching sixth graders English and writing at a charter school in Harlem. While teaching remains a tremendous passion of mine, I am always searching for chances to write. jeffwbaird@gmail.com

JOSEPH HEATHCOTT

I am a writer, curator, and educator based in New York, where I teach at The New School.  My work has appeared in a wide range of venues, including MIT Galleries, Queens Museum of Art, the Town Hall Galleries in Stuttgart, Camera Obscura, Folly Magazine, On Site Review, Bosphorous Art Quarterly, Wintethur Portfolio, and Art Documentation.

RK SIMPSON

I am writing much more than I did while I was working.  I find it slow and difficult work, but I love the challenge of trying to put down on paper (or, on the screen) words that precisely state what I mean or what I saw, what I felt, etc.  I love the challenge of laying out a story so its drama builds continuously but not too fast; of luring the reader on by dropping hints of things to come;  of crafting the last words of each paragraph into an intriguing or beautiful sentence.

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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