ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The Fine Arts Work Center's Writing Coordinator Salvatore Scibona recorded all audio of the Writing Fellows reading their work.
The 2011–12, 2012–13 Visual Arts Fellow Nicholas Des Cognets contributed art to this issue.
Fiction Fellow LEOPOLDINE CORE was born and raised in Manhattan. Her poems and fiction have appeared in Open City, The Literarian, Joyland Magazine, The Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail and No, Dear, among others. She is an Emerging Fiction Fellow at The Center for Fiction.
AJA GABEL's fiction can be found in New England Review, New Ohio Review,Bat City Review, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. Her stories have been awarded honorable mentions in the Atlantic Monthly and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Virginia; she is currently a PhD candidate in creative writing at the University of Houston, where she is also a fiction editor for Gulf Coast.
Fiction Fellow ANNIE SLONIKER grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, and was educated at Harvard and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her writing received the Prairie Lights Short Fiction Award at Iowa and has appeared in A Public Space. She is currently working on a novel.
Poetry Fellow JOSHUA RIVKIN has received fellowships and awards from the Inprint-Brown Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Poetry Society of America, as well as a travel fellowship to the Krakow Writer's Seminar, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford University. His work has appeared in Slate, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Best New Poets and elsewhere. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Poetry fellow JACOB SUNDERLIN received an MFA from Purdue University, where he edited poetry for Sycamore Review. He has worked as a line cook, bread baker, hod carrier, ad stuffer, banjo player, tutor, and teacher. Some of his poems appear in Caketrain; Forklift, OH; and La Petite Zine. He is from Indiana.
reading Dear Reader and A Jabber is a Wrestler Who Always Loses
Second-Year poetry Fellow MARGARET REGES, a native of Michigan, is the recipient of degrees from the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her recent honors include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Vermont Studio Center, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Shenandoah, Michigan Quarterly Review, and New Orleans Review.
Poetry Fellow SARA MILLER holds an MFA from the University of Montana, where she studied poetry with Richard Hugo. She has published poems in theYale Review, America, and First Things, and has work forthcoming in Poetrymagazine. Her book reviews and feature articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Ms., and Kirkus Reviews, among other publications. She is the recipient of an AWP poetry award.
reading It Comes to Grief, Bodily, Roots, Too Late, and Cairo
Second-Year fiction Fellow MICHAEL HINKEN grew up in Peoria, Illinois, and holds an MFA in prose from the University of Michigan. His work has appeared in West Branch, Third Coast, Provincetown Arts, Fiction Writers Review and elsewhere. In 2011 he was a fellow at the Sozopol Fiction Seminar, and one of his stories earned an honorable mention in the 2011 Puschcart Prize anthology. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he teaches writing at the University of Michigan. He is working on a novel set in the Russian Far East.
Poetry Fellow MIRIAM BIRD GREENBERG grew up on a farm in Texas and spent her childhood roaming the nearby creeks and caved-in barns. She has been awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a 2010 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and residencies from Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and Headlands Center for the Arts. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she teaches ESL and from 2007-2012 collaborated with the audience immersive performance group Odyssey Works. Her chapbook, All night in the new country, will be out with Sixteen Rivers press in 2013.
reading Scimancy, I Passed Three Girls Killing a Goat, and The Arrival
Fiction Fellow KATIE BELLAS is a graduate of Duke University and the fiction MFA program at Brooklyn College, where she received the 2011 Himan Brown Award in Creative Writing. Her work is forthcoming in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading. She currently lives in Brooklyn.