writers / contributors
Dan Chelotti’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Tarpaulin Sky, Free Verse, Gulf Coast, Bateau, Poets for Living Waters, and in the anthology, State of the Union: 50 Political Poems (Wave Books). A chapbook, The Eights, was published by the Poetry Society of America after being selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. An essay of his is also forthcoming in Hotel Amerika. He received his MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and now teaches writing at Elms College.
Richard Froude was born in London in 1979. He moved to the US in 2002 and is most recently the author of The History of Zero (Candle Aria Press 2008). He has translated the work of Charles Baudelaire and the Old Testament's Song of Songs, written collaboratively for the screen with Stacy Elaine Dacheux, and is currently writing a nonfiction novel about his life with Carlo Collodi's wooden boy, Pinocchio. Recent writing appears or is forthcoming in Witness, Tarpaulin Sky, Birkensnake, and online at Conjunctions. A PhD candidate at the University of Denver, he works and writes with the elderly and terminally ill at the University of Colorado Hospital. A new book, FABRIC, will be published in 2011.
Jim Goar’s book, Seoul Bus Poems, is available from Reality Street Editions (UK). A second book of poems, The Louisiana Purchase, is forthcoming from Rose Metal Press. In 2009 he was invited to read his poetry at the SoundEye Festival in Cork, Ireland. He is currently studying Jack Spicer’s The Holy Grail and composing a new Arthurian quest, The Dustbowl. His poetry has been published in Typo, Harvard Review, Octopus, LIT, Cimarron Review, New Delta Review, Jacket, Blackbox Manifold, and in numerous other journals. He edits the online journal, past simple.
Matthew Langley is the author of two chapbooks, (...) and Letters Toward Jim. His work has appeared in publications such as Bombay Gin, One Less, El Pobre Mouse and on the web in No Tell Motel and Past Simple. Most recently, his work appeared at Harmony Gallery in Los Angeles, CA as part of a collaboration with artist Stacy Elaine Dacheux entitled flora & fauna. He is currently a teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System.
Grace Yukich is a sociologist. She does research on religion, politics, race, and cities. In September 2010, she will receive her PhD in sociology from New York University and will begin a position as Religion & Public Life Fellow at Princeton University. She is writing a book on the New Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith network of U.S. religious activists advocating for immigrant rights. She works with local NYC community groups on issues of poverty, homelessness, and environmental awareness to help make the city a more vibrant and equitable place to live.
Jonathan Yukich’s work is published by Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether Press and Original Works Publishing. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, Australia and Europe. His work has been recognized by the Kennedy Center (winner of the 2003 Paula Vogel Award for Playwriting), the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (finalist 2009), the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Heideman Award finalist 2007), and Dramatist Magazine (listed as one of the top 50 playwrights to watch). His plays have also been presented and developed by several theatres and conferences, both in New York and regionally. Recently, his commissioned work, Finding Don Quixote, received its premiere at Dickinson College last October. Also, his play “A Short History of Weather” appears in The Best Short Plays of 2009, published by Smith & Kraus and released in December. Upcoming, his play Balls will receive a workshop with the hotINK International Play Festival at New York University. He lives and teaches in New York.