Issue Zero Contributors
Andrew Brobyn is a Toronto based writer of poetry, fiction, criticism, and essays. He studied philosophy
and natural sciences at the University of Guelph, then Creative Book Publishing at Humber College. Andrew has
had his work published in Feathertale Review, Ascent Aspirations, and The Puritan’s Town-Crier. He now works
in the publishing community, pursuing his artistic passions whenever time permits.
Gavin Corey lives in Boston. Previously, his work has appeared in Poetry Pacific, The Rotary Dial, The Hydeout,
Haiku Journal, Writing Knights Press, and LIEF Magazine. He is the author of the chapbook “Stranger People.”
You can e-mail him at email@example.com
Madan Dev has recently retired as a Professional Nuclear Engineer after serving some thirty years with the US
Department of Energy and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He lives in Centerville, OH. He is also a
member of the Ohio Poetry Association.
Elizabeth George is a native of Dayton, Ohio. She is pursuing her education as an English major at Wright State
University. Her poetry has been featured in Nexus Literary Journal. She is involved in the community, and has
participated in several volunteer opportunities, as well as mission work. Her poetry is a reflection of the rewarding
experiences she has had volunteering.
Ara Hawkins was the indie music/art editor at Virago Magazine. She has interviewed Bill Ward of Black Sabbath,
Chris Mars of The Replacements, comedian Margaret Cho, and several artists and filmmakers. She describes
her work as "the Jackson Pollock behind every Norman Rockwell." She believes that if you stay true to yourself,
your audience will find you. Authenticity is a magnet.
Kat Howell is a real gone girl wandering the bush of Australia with nothing to protect her but her trusty sidekick,
Buffalo Bones, and her snarky grimace. Lighting her durries by the fire of the sun, ochre dust and sweat in her
squint, she carries home on her back and was last seen heading for the hills.
B.A. Johnston is a fat lazy chud who lives with his mother in Hamilton, Ontario. He only leaves the house to
play shows, work as a fry cook, and to go on sporadic dates that his mom gets for him at her hair salon. He plays
sad weird songs about deep frying, pirates, poutine and love on his trusty keyboards and guitar. He has released 6
albums and has spent the last 8 years touring the country on the bus.
Liz McGehee is an MFA candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder & self-proclaimed child of the Gulf Coast.
When she's not climbing mountains & fording swamps, she's building a country inside her mind. Her work has
appeared in New Delta Review, Cloud Rodeo, The Volta & Up the River.
Liz Schoppelrei is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She is pursuing a B.A. in Spanish, but also holds minors in German
and English Creative Writing as well as certificates in Women's Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
She is a feminist and an advocate for the LGBTQIA community. In fall 2016, she will attend graduate school for her
Masters in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Dan Weckesser writes from Cadiz, Ohio. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. from Bowling Green
State University, and a J.D. from Ohio Northern University. He has performed his work in both the United States
and Canada, and has an award winning Haiku portfolio. Drinks good beer.