Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College in New Jersey. Her work has or will appear this year in Boston Review, Witness, and Jacket. Her book, People are Tiny in Paintings of China, was released from Octopus Books this fall. She lives
near some casinos and the sea.

Anselm Berrigan
has published four books of poetry, the most recent being
Free Cell (City Lights, 2009). The four poems herein are slightly badgered by the creeping a9ectations of Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard, or possibly so, and are part of a big mess of work pushing itself along.

Justin Carroll
is an MFA candidate at Texas State University-San Marcos. He is married and is the father of a rather troublesome basset hound. His work has also been published by
Juked. He loves ice cream, probably too much.

Tina Brown Celona
is 36. She has been studying Edwardian writing, poetics, confessions and prosody at the University of Denver. She hesitates to publish her poems because seeing them in print fills her with unacceptable self-doubt. Her most recent unpublished work is
My Cat Jeoffry, a chapbook about her cat, Jeoffry, who disappeared last June under mysterious circumstances.

J'Lyn Chapman
is the Graduate Academic Advisor and a lecturer in the Department of Writing and Poetics at Naropa University. Her work can be found in
Sleepingfish, Fence, Thuggery & Grace, and Conjunctions. Her chapbook, Bear Stories, was published by Calamari Press.

Cathy Linh Che
lives in Los Angeles. She co-edits
Paperbag: an online journal of the arts (

Sandra Doller's two books, Oriflamme and Chora, were both published by Ahsahta Press; her third book Man Years is forthcoming from Subito Press in 2011. Doller is the founder and editrice of 1913 a journal of forms and 1913 Press, and she teaches at Cal State University. She and her man legally merged their names, but their pups opted to keep theirs.

Brian Foley is the author of the chapbooks The Constitution (forthcoming from Horseless Press, 2011) and The Black Eye (Brave Men Press, 2010) His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Journal, Poor Claudia, Typo, H_NGM_N, Glitterpony, and elsewhere. He edits SIR! Magazine, curates The Deep Moat Reading Series, and with EB Goodale, runs Brave Men Press.

John Gallaher’s fourth book, Your Father on the Train of Ghosts, cowritten with G.C. Waldrep, will be out in spring 2011. These poems are not from it. They’re from something else.

Anne Cecelia Holmes is the managing editor of jubilat. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in SUPERMACHINE, Sir!, We Are Champion, notnostrums, and others. With Lily Ladewig she is co-author of the chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder, forthcoming from Blue Hour Press. She lives in Northampton, MA.

Lily Ladewig's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Denver Quarterly, Absent, Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, and Invisible Ear. With Anne Cecelia Holmes she is the co-author of the chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press, 2010). She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Heather Monley is completing her MFA at Columbia University, where she has also taught fiction. She writes stories about humans, animals, and things in between. Her favorite foods include both vegan nachos and pulled pork.

G.C. Waldrep was once, and traumatically, attacked by a llama during his childhood, at a petting zoo. Subsequent relations have been more cordial.


Cover art by
Kate Aspinall:

Many thanks to our designer,
Greg Mortimer.