Issue Four Contributors
Joanna Cleary is an undergraduate student double majoring in English Literature and Theatre and Performance at the University of Waterloo. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Cicada Magazine, The HIV Here and Now Project, and Subterranean Blue Poetry, among others. She is also currently a Poetry Editor for Inklette Magazine.
Charita Gil is a writer from the Philippines. Writing is her passion and editing her professional job. She studied journalism, but she is writing fiction and poetry instead. Céline Dion and Thalia are her idols, and she is serious about being a French and Spanish bathroom singer. She is really an introvert, but many probably don't believe that. She is currently studying Spanish at Instituto Cervantes de Manila. Her first-ever work of romantic fiction was published by My Special Valentine in 2011. Her latest work has been published by 101 Words. Visit charitagil.com to check out what she is up to.
Robert Guffey is a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University – Long Beach. His most recent book is Until the Last Dog Dies (Night Shade/Skyhorse, 2017), a darkly satirical novel about a young stand-up comedian who must adapt as best he can to an apocalyptic virus that destroys only the humor centers of the brain. Guffey’s previous books include the journalistic memoir Chameleo: A Strange but True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security (OR Books, 2015), which Flavorwire has called, “By many miles, the weirdest and funniest book of 2015.” A graduate of the famed Clarion Writers Workshop in Seattle, he has also written a collection of novellas entitled Spies & Saucers (PS Publishing, 2014). His first book of nonfiction, Cryptoscatology: Conspiracy Theory as Art Form, was published in 2012. He’s written stories and articles for numerous magazines and anthologies, including them The Believer, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Black Dandy, Catastrophia, The Chiron Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Mailer Review, Pearl, The Pedestal, Phantom Drift, Postscripts, The Third Alternative, and TOR.com.
Kevin Heslop is a student of poetry whose work is published in chapbook form with The Blasted Tree. He has won the Poetry London and Occasus Literary Journal prizes. As an actor, he has appeared as Creon and Katherine Minola. He organizes London Open Mic. Poetry.
Albert Katz has been a professor of Cognitive Psychology for over 40 years and is now on the cusp of retiring. In his undergraduate days, he had aspirations to be a poet, gave readings in coffeehouses and published some poems in long-defunct small literary journals. He found it increasingly harder to write poetry once he started graduate work, and through most of his academic career published extensively in scientific journals instead. As retirement started to loom, he found that his poetic voice began to reappear, after almost 50 years dormant. Over the last two years he has published (or had poems accepted for forthcoming publication) in Ariel Chart, Ascent, Pangolin Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Soft Cartel, among others. “Four Births” is his first short story to be published.
John LaPine has an MA in Creative Writing & Pedagogy from Northern Michigan University (NMU) and volunteered as Associate Editor of creative nonfiction & poetry at Passages North, NMU's literary journal, for three years. His work has appeared in the Foliate Oak Literary Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, The Rising Phoenix Review, & Glass Poetry's Resist series, and is forthcoming in Glint Literary Journal, Apofenie, yell/shout/scream, Petrichor, & Midwestern Gothic. He begins teaching English at Butte College in August 2018.
Michael Lithgow’s essays and poetry have appeared in academic and literary journals, including the Literary Review of Canada, ARC, Contemporary Verse 2, American Communication Journal, TNQ andThe Fiddlehead. His first collection of poetry, Waking in the Tree House, was published by Cormorant Books in 2012 and shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation First Book Award. Work from this collection was included in the 2012 anthology Best Canadian Poetry in English (Tightrope Books). He currently lives in Edmonton, AB and teaches at Athabasca University.
Maria Meindl is the author of Outside the Box from McGill-Queen’s University Press, winner of the Alison Prentice award for women’s history. Her essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in journals including The Literary Review of Canada, Descant, Musicworks, and Queen Street Quarterly, as well as in the anthologies The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood, and At the End of Life: True Stories about How We Die. She has made two series for CBC Radio’s Ideas: Parent Care and Remembering Polio. Maria is the founder of Draft, a reading series featuring works-in-progress by established and emerging writers. She teaches movement classes in Toronto.
Sam Mills is a writer from Berkshire, England. He is the author of Nightmares, an illustrated short story collection. His work has been published in a handful of places online.
Amy Mitchell is The /tƐmz/ Review's social media editor (as well as a writing editor) and a college professor. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Western University. Her reading tendencies have been described as "promiscuous"; she is interested in a wide range of fiction and poetry, and particularly enjoys finding new and interesting works in translation.
Andrea Moorhead was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1947. Editor of Osiris and translator of contemporary Francophone poetry, Moorhead publishes in French and in English. Poems and translations have appeared in journals such as Abraxas, Indefinite Space, The Bitter Oleander, Phoenix, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Ginosko. Poetry collections include From a Grove of Aspen (University of Salzburg Press), The Carver’s Dream (Red Dragonfly Press), and À l’ombre de ta voix (Le Noroît). Translations include The Edges of Light (Hélène Dorion, Guernica Editions), Night Watch (Abderrahmane Djelfaoui, Red Dragonfly Press), and Dark Menagerie (Élise Turcotte, Guernica Editions, 2014).
Adam Pottle’s writing explores the dynamic and philosophical aspects of Deafness and disability. His 2011 poetry collection Beautiful Mutants was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Acorn-Plantos Prize. His 2013 novel Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley won the 2014 Saskatoon Book Award, and his 2016 novella The Bus won the Ken Klonsky Award. The Bus was also shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards and the ReLit Award. He lives in Saskatoon.
Brittany Renaud was born in Chatham, Ontario, and currently lives in London, where in 2016 at Western University she earned an Honours of Arts with a Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature, and a Minor in Comparative Literature and Culture. She has been published in Harmonia Press, Synaeresis, and Occasus. She has been awarded 3rd place and an Honourable Mention for experimental writing in Occasus, and “Judge’s Choice” for the Alfred Poynt Poetry Award in 2016.
Aaron Schneider’s stories have appeared/are forthcoming in The Danforth Review, filling Station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, untethered, and The Maple Tree Literary Supplement. His story “Cara’s Men (As Told to You in Confidence)” was nominated for the Journey Prize by The Danforth Review. He runs the Creative Writers Speakers Series at Western University. His first book, Grass-Fed, is forthcoming from Quattro Books in the fall of 2018.
Joseph Schreiber is a writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He is Criticism/Nonfiction editor at 3:AM Magazine. His reviews and essays have been published in a variety of literary sites and publications, including Numéro Cinq, Quarterly Conversation, Minor Literature[s], and RIC Journal. He also maintains a literary site called Roughghosts and tweets @roughghosts.
Gervanna Stephens is a Jamaican poet and proud Slytherin with congenital amputation living in Canada. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rhythm & Bones, Bone & Ink, Rose Quartz, Okay Donkey, 8 poems, TERSE, WusGood.black, Enclave and Anti-Heroin Chic. She hates public speaking, has two sisters who are way better writers than her, and thinks unicorns laugh when we say they aren’t real. Tweets @gravitystephens
Alvin Wong is a fifth-year Theatre Studies student at York University, minoring in Creative Writing with a certificate in Urban Studies. He is the senior editor of Inspiritus Press, where he also leads the Crossroads Literary Festival on his campus. He has been published in Half A Grapefruit Magazine.