Jeanpaul Ferro

There are notable people buried in Swan Point Cemetery.  Thomas Dorr of the Dorr Rebellion.  Four Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.  Aunts and uncles and cousins of Presidents, celebrities, black sheep that inhabit every family. The fathers of American horror, H.P. Lovecraft and C.M. Eddy, Jr., battle for tourist attention.  Painter Robert Henry is near […]

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Melanie Hoffert

  So far, Iceland is black lava. So far, Iceland is water of all sorts: glacially tinted ocean, sulfur-soaked hot springs, and sleet-laden rain. So far, Iceland is rump-facing sheep and horses with blonde-ancient manes. And today, Iceland is a wish. According to local lore, the spirit of a woman named Guðrún Ósvífrsdóttir’s grants three […]

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Kirsten Wasson

During the first few weeks after moving to L.A. for my mid-life crisis, I drove around having no idea where I was. Ever. Some days I ended up in Santa Monica where the Pacific was pounding the shore and people were surfing in wet suits in February’s miraculous 75-degree weather. Other days found me turning […]

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Sharon Chmielarz

Sharon Chmielarz’s latest books of poetry are Calling , a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2011, and The Sky Is Great the Sky Is Blue. She’s the recipient of the 2012 Jane Kenyon Award from Water~Stone Review.  You can hear her read on www.sharonchmielarz.com

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Chad Hanson

Chad Hanson serves as Chairman of the Department of Sociology & Social Work at Casper College. His creative nonfiction titles include Swimming with Trout (University of New Mexico Press, 2007) and Trout Streams of the Heart (Truman State University Press, 2013). His collection of poems, Patches of Light, won the Meadowhawk Prize (Red Dragonfly Press, […]

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J.L. Conrad

J.L. Conrad is the author of A Cartography of Birds (Louisiana State University Press). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Third Coast, Jellyfish, Salamander, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Mid-American Review, Phantom Limb, Revolution House, The Laurel Review and Forklift, Ohio, among others. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she is working […]

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Theresa D. Smith

Theresa Smith’s poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Crab Orchard Review, Harpur Palate, Verse Daily, and Ascent, among others. While at Purdue University for her MFA in poetry, she was Poetry Editor of Sycamore Review and won an Academy of American Poets Award.

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Caroline Sutton

Caroline Sutton’s essays have appeared in The Literary Review, North American Review, and Cimarron Review, among others.  “Missing” marks her second publication with Ascent.   She is the recipient of Southern Humanities  Review’s 2012 Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, and her work received Notable Essay citations in  Best American Essays 2013 and 2014.  Formerly an editor at Charles […]

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Philippa Holloway

Philippa Holloway lives and writes in North Wales where she gained an MA in Creative and Critical Writing a few years ago and is now a Creative Writing tutor. She regularly presents short stories and critical work at International Writing Conferences and is published in the UK and Australia. She is currently working on a […]

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