Artist & Author Biographies
LYDIA ARMSTRONG lives in Richmond, Virginia with her cat, where she collects bugs, drinks copious amounts of mint tea, and is working on a novel.
CARY LEE BABCOCK is a poet and fiction writer from Easton, PA with the chill of Maine winter in his veins. With his BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine at Farmington, he has been published through multiple presses such as The Unrorean, The Final Draft, and Serpent Club Press. He is compelled to share his writing to illuminate a new perception of life in a dusty, dark America.
MADELEINE BAZIL was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She currently lives on the windy shores of the North Sea in Scotland, where she studies English Literature at University of St. Andrews. Her writing and art have been published previously in Thistle Magazine, ST.ART Magazine, Stereoscope Magazine, and Matador Network, amongst other publications.
ALEX HABER is a fiction writer from Michigan. His work has been published in The Furious Gazelle, The Bangalore Review, and several other journals. He received his MFA from George Mason University. Visit his website at awhaber.com for more info.
RICH IVES is a winner of the Francis Locke Memorial Poetry Award from Bitter Oleander and the 2012 winner of the Creative Nonfiction Prize from Thin Air magazine. His book of days, Tunneling to the Moon, is available from Silenced Press; a fiction chapbook, Sharpen, from Newer York Press; and Light from a Small Brown Bird, a collection of poems, from Bitter Oleander Press. He is also the winner of the What Books Competition for Fiction and his story collection, The Balloon Containing the Water Containing the Narrative Begins Leaking, has just been released.
KEVIN McDANIEL lives in Pulaski, Virginia, with his wife, 2-year-old daughter, two mischievous Chocolate Labs, and two fuzzy guinea pigs. When he is not thinking about poetry, or writing it, he teaches The Walking Dead: Zombie Narrative as Hope Panacea and Breaking Bad: Ethical Dilemmas and U.S. Male Insecurity at Radford University. His recent poems have appeared, or will appear, in The Sacred Cow, Lavender Wolves Literary Journal, and Z-Composition.
WILLIAM NIXON has published two poetry collections, My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse and Love in the City of Grudges, as well as several chapbooks.
LUKE OTLEY is a roaming poem composer and confused small-time thinker hailing from Cornwall, England. Currently writing in Western Australia, he is collating material for his first chapbook and butchering the bones of a novella.
JONATHAN TREECE is an award-winning editor, poet, and playwright. He has been published in Backbone Mountain Review and Apeiron Review. He lives in Cumberland, Maryland with his wife.