Korey Williams holds a B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.A. from The University of Chicago. He is currently a poetry candidate in Cornell University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. His work appears in OFZOOS, Glitterwolf, Colloquium, and Assaracus.
In This IssueThere Let the Way Appear
Michael Tyrell is the author of the poetry collection The Wanted. His poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2015 and The Traveler's Vade Mecum (Helen Klein Ross, editor; Ren Hen Press, 2016). He teaches writing in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Robert Wrigley has published nine collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Anatomy of Melancholy (Penguin, 2013). His poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The Atlantic, Barrow Street, and The New Yorker, and were included in the 2003 and 2006 editions of Best American Poetry. Wrigley’s honors and awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Idaho State Commission on the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry magazine, the Wagner Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Theodore Roethke Award from Poetry Northwest, and six Pushcart Prizes. From 1987 until 1988 he served as the state of Idaho's writer-in-residence.
In This IssueHis Previous Life as a Lichen
Scott Hightower is the award-winning author of four books of poetry and Hontanares, a bi-lingual (Spanish-English) collection (Devenir, Madrid, 2012). In 2008, Hightower's work garnered a prestigious Barnstone Translation Prize. Besides reviewing poetry for Fogged Clarity, he is a contributing editor to The Journal and the editor of the bi-lingual anthology Women Rowing: Mujeres A Los Remos (Mantis Editores, 2102). He is adjunct faculty at NYU. Hightower, a native of central Texas, lives and works in New York and sojourns in Spain.
In This IssueReview: David Tomas Martinez’ “Hustle”
Shanelle Frederickson is an Alberta-based landscape photographer whose work is inspired by her passion for the outdoors. You can view more of her work on Instagram @grandmotherwolf and at shanellefredrickson.com.
In This IssueOpenings
Kelle Groom is the author of a memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster) and three poetry collections, most recently Five Kingdoms (Anhinga Press). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Her awards include a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Prose. She is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, and is Director of the Summer Program Workshops at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
In This IssueBox of Oxygen
Martha Serpas is the author of three collections of poetry: Côte Blanche (New Issues), The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton), and 2015's, The Diener (LSU). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. Active in efforts to restore Louisiana's wetlands, she co-produced Veins in the Gulf, a documentary about coastal erosion. She teaches at the University of Houston and serves as a hospital trauma chaplain.
Camille Norton’s book of poems, Corruption, was a National Poetry Series winner and was published by HarperCollins Perennial in 2005. Her work appeared in the The Best American Poetry 2010. A frequent collaborator with visual artists and composers, Norton is a Professor of English Literature at University of the Pacific and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at Harvard University in 2015 and 2016.
In This IssueThe Burglars
Ezra Carlsen's stories have appeared in Southern Humanities Review and Fiddleblack Press, among other journals. He received his MFA from the University of Oregon.
In This IssueThe Hungry Eye Always Hunting
Will Oldham is a musician and actor living in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1993, he has released over twenty albums as Palace Brothers, Palace Music, Palace Songs, and the pseudonym under which he has recorded for the past seventeen years, Bonnie “Prince” Billy. As an actor, Oldham has appeared in the films Eden, Pioneer, New Jerusalem, Junebug, Wendy and Lucy, and Old Joy, among others.
Daniel DeVaughn is the executive editor of the arts journal Cumulus, as well as the co-curator of the The Daily Dive, an online forum for the exchange of literature, music and visual art. He holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, and has received fellowships from Sewanee, the Norman Mailer Writer's Workshop, and the Vermont College of the Fine Arts. His poems have most recently appeared in The Nashville Review and Fogged Clarity.
In This IssueFinding the One: A Tortoise Retrospective
Charlie Bondhus's second poetry book, All the Heat We Could Carry, won Main Street Rag's Annual Poetry Book Award for 2013 and the 2014 Thom Gunn Award in Gay Poetry. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Columbia Journal, The Bellevue Literary Review, Copper Nickel, The Gay & Lesbian Review, The Alabama Literary Review, and Cold Mountain Review, among others. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He teaches at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, and is the Poetry Editor at The Good Men Project.