Issue No. 12, Spring 2015

"God Will Never Know" -- Stella Rothe
God Will Never Know
Stella Isis Rothe

Julie Brooks Barbour is the author of Small Chimes (Aldrich Press, 2014) and two chapbooks: Earth Lust (forthcoming from Finishing Line Press, 2014) and Come To Me and Drink (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Waccamaw, diode, storySouth, Prime Number Magazine, The Rumpus, Midwestern Gothic, Blue Lyra Review, and Verse Daily. She is co-editor of the journal Border Crossing and an Associate Poetry Editor at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. She teaches composition and creative writing at Lake Superior State University.

Christopher Chamberlin Miner lives in Berkeley, California with his two cats, Isis and Bella. He loves them very much. He also loves music and sound.

S.E. Clark is a recent graduate of Lesley’s Creative Writing MFA program. She lives in an old Victorian house outside of Boston with two cats and several friendly ghosts.

Carolyn Cushing is a poet inspired by nature, slightly obsessed with cells, and currently focused on the places where life and death meet. She has published recently in Plum and Freshwater. In 2012, she was a finalist for the Philbrick Poetry Award of the Providence Athenaeum. Her poetry blog is

Ruth Daniell is a Canadian writer who was named the winner of the 2014 Young Buck Poetry Prize by Contemporary Verse 2 and is a current nominee for the Pushcart Prize for poetry published in One Throne Magazine. Originally from Prince George, BC, she now lives in Vancouver, where she teaches speech arts and writing at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts and runs Swoon, a literary reading series on love and desire that she founded in 2013. Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals across North America and online.

Timothy Day is a restless, absent-minded and awkward person living in Seattle. His fiction has appeared or is upcoming in Menacing Hedge, The Apple Valley Review, Bird’s Thumb, Fiction Fix, WhiskeyPaper, Mulberry Fork Review, Burrow Press Review, and Petrichor Machine. You can visit him online at

Marilyn Horn-Fahey graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a journalism degree and is now a technical editor and freelance writer living in Silicon Valley. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Marathon Review and Waterhouse Review.

Stella Isis Rothe is a Metro-Detroit photographer, actor, and writer. Her work has appeared in Detroit factories that turn into beautiful art galleries after sunset, as well as exhibitions of enlightened darkness, medical arts, and the macabre. Rothe is also a dancer and hopes to infuse grace inside darkness.

Sarah Sadie blogs the intersections of theology, poetry and the kitchen counter at the pagan channel at An editor ( as well as writer, her poems appear in places such as Midwestern Gothic, Literary Bohemian and Literary Mama, to name a few. Her poetry has received the Wisconsin Fellowship Of Poets’ Chapbook Prize, the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Lorine Niedecker and Posner Prizes, and a Pushcart Prize. Her collection, Somewhere Piano, was published in 2012 by Mayapple Press. She is one of two Poets Laureate (2012-2016) of Madison, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Andrea Sherwood is from Western PA. She’s currently living in Pittsburgh and attending Carnegie Mellon University for Creative Writing.

Emily Sholly is a twenty-four year-old writer from Knoxville, Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Spring Hill College. Her short story “Tim of Nowhere” was featured in The Opening Line literary ‘zine. She adores reading and writing, and hates arithmetic.

Halley Sutton spent her childhood traveling through tiny towns in the midwest and writing letters to her favorite book heroines, although none were actually mailed. She lives in Oakland, CA.

Phoebe Wagner is a new college graduate who studied fiction and poetry. She is currently working on a short story collection and full-length poetry book, but her first love is novels. When not hunched over her keyboard in Dunkin Donuts, Phoebe can be found kayaking at the closest lake.