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Volume 9 Contributors

E. Kristin Anderson

Summer 2019: Two Poems

E. Kristin Anderson

E. Kristin Anderson is a poet and glitter enthusiast living mostly at a Starbucks somewhere in Austin, Texas. She is the editor of Come as You Are, an anthology of writing on 90s pop culture, and her work has been widely published in magazines. She is the author of nine chapbooks of poetry including A Guide for the Practical Abductee, Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night, Fire in the Sky, 17 seventeen XVII, and Behind, All You've Got (forthcoming). Kristin is an assistant poetry editor at The Boiler and an editorial assistant at Sugared Water. Once upon a time she worked nights at The New Yorker.

Daniya Baiguzhayeva

Summer 2019: Two Poems

Daniya Baiguzhayeva

Daniya Baiguzhayeva is studying English Literature at the University of Cambridge. Her work has been published in Literary Review, BAIT, and transition, among others.

Chelsea Margaret Bodnar

Summer 2018: Three Poems
Summer 2019: Three Poems

Chelsea Margaret Bodnar

Chelsea Margaret Bodnar / 1990 / not even faintly like a rose. She is the author of Basement Gemini (Hyacinth Girl Press) and dead people's bedrooms (Ghost City Press). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in: The Bennington Review, Wyvern Lit, Sad Girl Review, Rogue Agent, Thirteen Myna Birds, Freezeray, and others. She is Very Happy to Be Here with all of you Fine People.

Jennifer Bullis

Summer 2019: Three Poems

Jennifer Bullis

Jennifer Bullis is author of the chapbook Impossible Lessons (MoonPath Press). Her poems and essays appear in Gulf Coast, Tinderbox, Water~Stone Review, Terrain.org, Bellingham Review, and Under a Warm Green Linden. She is a Pushcart nominee and an Artsmith Residency fellow, and her manuscript of resistance poems, “The Tongue of Narcissus,” was a finalist for the Brittingham & Pollak Prizes. Currently she is librettist for a cantata reinterpreting the mythical Sirens, to be performed by Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Burning River Baroque of Cleveland.

Maialise Carney

Summer 2019: Oh Velvetine

Maialise Carney

Maialise Carney (@maialisec) is a writer from the Boston area. When she isn’t staring at blank word documents, she is working on her application to become a professional hermit. Her short fiction and poetry has appeared in The Bridge and Sagebrush Review. Read more of her work at maialisecarney.wordpress.com.

Chris Cleary

Summer 2019: Free to a Good Home

Chris Cleary

Chris Cleary is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, in which many of his stories are set. He is the author of four novels: The Vagaries of Butterflies, The Ring of Middletown, At the Brown Brink Eastward, and The Vitality of Illusion. His work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Belle Ombre, Easy Street, The Brasilia Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, and other publications. His story "An Idea of the Journey" is anthologized in the award-winning collection Everywhere Stories.

Juliet Cook

Summer 2011: Five Poems, Three Photos
Summer 2012: Six Poems
Summer 2013: Five Poems
Spring 2014: Three Poems
Winter 2015: Six Poems
Spring 2015: A Review of Michelle Detorie's AFTER-CAVE
Fall 2015: Review of Matilda's Battle Waltz by Tracie Morell
Winter 2017: Three Poems
Summer 2019: Four Poems

Juliet Cook

Juliet Cook's poetry has appeared in a small multitude of magazines. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks, recently including From One Ruined Human to Another (Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective/Dark Particle Press, 2018) and Another Set of Ripped-Out Bloody Pigtails (The Poet's Haven, 2019). She also has another new chapbook, the rabbits with red eyes forthcoming from ethel.

Cook's first full-length individual poetry book, Horrific Confection, was published by BlazeVOX. Her more recent full-length poetry book, A Red Witch, Every Which Way, is a collaboration with j/j hastain published by Hysterical Books in 2016. Her most recent full-length individual poetry book, Malformed Confetti was published by Crisis Chronicles Press in late 2018.

The poems appearing within the Summer 2019 Issue of Menacing Hedge also appear within a new May 2019 chapbook, DARK PURPLE INTERSECTIONS (inside my Black Doll Head Irises), published by Cook's own Blood Pudding Press for Dusie Kollektiv 9. (See more HERE).

Cook also sometimes creates abstract painting collage art hybrid creatures.

Cook's tiny independent press, Blood Pudding Press, sometimes publishes hand-designed poetry chapbooks and sometimes creates other art.

Find out more at JulietCook.weebly.com.

Dez Deshaies

Summer 2019: Roleplaying Manual for a Decaying Parent

Dez Deshaies

Dez Deshaies is a writer, game designer, and multimedia artist currently based in Chicago. Recently, his work has appeared in the Adler Planetarium. He is on Instagram and Twitter @dezfjh. For more information, please visit www.deshaies.org.

Dante Di Stefano

Summer 2019: Two Poems

Dante Di Stefano

Dante Di Stefano is the author of two poetry collections: Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016) and Ill Angels (Etruscan Press, 2019). His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in American Life in Poetry, Best American Poetry 2018, Prairie Schooner, The Sewanee Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. Along with María Isabel Àlvarez, he co-edited the anthology, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America (NYQ Books, 2018).

Beth Gilstrap

Summer 2019: Still Soft, Still Whole

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Beth Gilstrap is the author of I AM BARBARELLA: STORIES (2015) from Twelve Winters Press and NO MAN’S WILD LAURA (2016) from Hyacinth Girl Press. She serves as Fiction Editor at Little Fiction | Big Truths and a reader at Creative Nonfiction. Her work has been selected as Longform.org’s Fiction Pick of the Week and recently chosen by Dan Chaon for inclusion in the Best Microfiction Anthology. Her work has appeared in Ninth Letter, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Minnesota Review, Hot Metal Bridge, and Wigleaf, among others.

Beth Gordon

Fall 2017: Three Poems
Summer 2019: Two Poems

Beth Gordon

Beth Gordon is a poet, mother and grandmother, currently landlocked in St. Louis, MO. Her poems have been published in numerous journals including Into the Void, Noble/Gas, Five:2:One, SWWIM, Verity La, Califragile, Pretty Owl Poetry, and Yes Poetry. Her chapbook, Morning Walk with Dead Possum, Breakfast and Parallel Universe was published in May 2019 by Animal Heart Press. She is also Poetry Editor of Gone Lawn.

E. Thomas Jones

Summer 2019: Three Poems

E, Thomas Jones

E. Thomas Jones is a queer poet from Ellijay, GA and a current MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas. She was the recipient of the 2018 Lily Peter fellowship and is an assistant poetry editor for The Arkansas International. She has remained humble thanks to her mother, who, when told which poems were taken by a journal, grimaced and asked: “Why those?”

Nikki Saltz

Summer 2019: While I'm Away

Nikki Saltz

Nikki Saltz is a writer from South Africa, now residing in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been published by The Puritan, (parenthetical) magazine, the Toronto Star, & Chatelaine Magazine. Niki's short story, Louise Tomorrow, was the winner of the Ontario Book Publisher's Organization's 2018 short story competition. Nikki is working on her first novel, also titled Louise Tomorrow, with support from The Toronto Arts Council. She is currently the Screenwriter in Residence at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Catherine Sinow

Summer 2019: The Boy Who Would be Fox

Catherine Sinow

Catherine Sinow lives in San Diego. Her stories have appeared in publications such as Reservoir, The Summerset Review, and FRiGG; one of her small lit zines was shortlisted for a 2017 Broken Pencil Zine Award. She’s a graduate of the writing program at Colorado College and today she lives in San Diego and works in literary publicity. Find her other work at catherinesinow.com.

Jack Somers

Summer 2019: Deep Cuts

Jack Somers

Jack Somers' work has appeared in WhiskeyPaper, Jellyfish Review, Coffin Bell, The Molotov Cocktail, and a number of other publications. He lives in Ohio with his wife and three children. You can find him on Twitter @jsomers530.

Donna Vorreyer

Spring 2013: Five Poems
Fall 2014: Six Poems
Summer 2019: Two Poems

Donna Vorreyer

Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress, 2013) as well as eight chapbooks, most recently The Girl (Porkbelly Press, 2018).