Contributors Spring 2010

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Dawn Allison lives in North Carolina. Her work has been featured in Bound Off, Burst Literary E-zine, The Writer's Eye Magazine, and as a winner of the Whidbey Student Choice Award, among others.


Mel Bosworth is the author of When the Cats Razzed the Chickens (Folded Word Press, 2009). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Prick of the Spindle, Annalemma, Lamination Colony, Wrong Tree Review, elimae, mud luscious, and Wigleaf, among others. In 2009 he received his first Pushcart Prize nomination for his story Leave Me as I Lessen (Heron, Folded Word Press, 2009). Mel lives, breathes, writes, and works in western Massachusetts. Visit him at


Stephen Dixon teaches fiction at Johns Hopkins University. He has published fifteen collections of short fiction and fifteen novels. His  62-story collection WHAT IS ALL THIS? is to be published this summer by  Fantagraphics Books  His most recent novels are Phone Rings (2005), and The End of I (2006) and Meyer (2007). He has received two NEA fiction fellowships, a Guggenheim, a Literature Award from the Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters, an O.Henry Prize, a Stanford University Stegner fellowship, 1964, and the Train Prize (Paris Review).


Robert Kaye has short fiction published or forthcoming in various print and online venues including Green Mountains Review, Slow Trains, Cicada, Pindeldyboz, Snake Nation Review, Carve, Bryant Literary Review, The Rose and Thorn, decomP, Writers Bloc, descant and elsewhere. He is completing his first novel about Sasquatch fakery, software fiascos and the quest for a good cup of coffee.


Sarah Kennedy is the author of six books of poems, most recently Home Remedies (LSU Press 2009).  She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  Her work is recent or forthcoming in Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and Antioch Review.  Sarah Kennedy is a contributing editor at West Branch and Shenandoah and teaches at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia.


Alexis Levitin: See Staff Bio


T.C. McCarthy earned his PhD from the University of Georgia, before embarking on a career that brought him closer to war than he wanted.  He now lives in the deep south with his wife, three kids and two dogs, and refuses to own a gun.  T.C. is currently represented by the Alexander Field Literary Agency. 


Jacqueline Michaud published her debut collection, The Waking Hours: Poems & Translations, in 2007.  Her second collection of poems, White Clouds, was published in 2009.  Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including New England Review, Breadloaf Quarterly, Florida Review, American Letters & Commentary, New Laurel Review, and The Breath of Lips Parted: Voices from the Robert Frost Place, among others. She also translates the work of Francophone writers, and recently completed a collection of poems by the 20th century French poet, Jacques Prévert.  A member of the American Literary Translators Association, Michaud received her BA in French Literature from Skidmore College. The poet divides her time between homes in Maryland and Maine.


M.E. Parker's short fiction has recently appeared or is forthcoming in 42Opus, Alimentum, The Briar Cliff Review, The MacGuffin, Night Train, Smokelong Quarterly, Weber Studies and numerous other publications.


Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo was born in 1901 at Tananarive (Antananarivo), the capital of Madagascar.  Primarily self-taught, he was hired in 1924 as a proofreader for the publisher, Imprimerie de l'Imerina, where he worked until his death by suicide in 1937.  Rabearivelo edited anthologies of Malagasy poetry, and wrote plays, fiction, and literary criticism.  In addition, he wrote seven volumes of poetry in French.  Among his best known works are Presque-Songes (Almost Dreams), 1934, and Traduit de la Nuit (Translated from the Night), 1935.  The latter appeared recently in its first complete English translation by Robert Ziller (Lascaux Editions), who writes of Rabearivelo:  “With remarkable originality, he synthesized Europe's prevailing urban surrealism with his own comparatively bucolic surroundings ... Tragically, he died just prior to the flowering of the Négritude movement in Paris, having never met Césaire, Senghor, and other African luminaries.  Nevertheless, at the time of his death, Rabearivelo was recognized as Africa's first modern poet.”


Margaret A. Robinson's work will soon appear in "Margie" and "Smoken' Review."  Her poems have recently been published in "Philadelphia Stories" and "Stickman Review."  Robinson has chapbooks at Pudding House ("Sparks") and Finishing Line Press ("Arrangements").  She lives in Swarthmore, PA and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Widener University.


David SlavittSee Staff Bio


Alice Teeter writes poetry. Her chapbook String Theory won the Georgia Poetry Society’s 2008 Charles B. Dickson chapbook competition, judged by Lewis Turco. A collection of poems When it happens to you… was published by Star Cloud Press in 2009.


Elizabeth Thorpe's short stories and excerpts from her novel-in-progress have appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Press 1, Puckerbrush Review, Stolen Island Review, and the Maine Review, among others.  She teaches at Drexel University and in the University of the Arts Pre-College program.  She earned her MFA from Goddard College.


Santiago Vizcaino, at the age of twenty-six,  had two major successes. His first book of poetry, Destruction in the Afternoon, won Ecuador's 2008 Ministry of Culture National Literary Projects Award and his first book of  literary criticism, Silence in the Work of Alexandra Pizarnik, also won first prize in the essay category of the same competition.  His poetry, only now being translated into English for the firsrt time, has appeared in or is about to appear in Words Without Borders, Connotation Press; An On-Line Artifact, Bitter Oleander, and Eleven/Eleven.





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