Karen Llagas’s first collection of poetry, Archipelago Dust, was published by Meritage Press in 2010. A recipient of a Hedgebrook Residency, and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, she lives in San Francisco and works as a translator & lecturer at UC Berkeley.
Edward Porter's short fiction has appeared in the Gettysburg Review, the Hudson Review, Colorado Review, Barrelhouse, Best New American Voices, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in Glimmer Train. He holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College, a PhD from the University of Houston, and has been a Madison, MacDowell, and Stegner Fellow. Currently he is a Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University.
I write poetry; my most recent book is The Greenhouse, the poems in which David Baker called "profound, fundamental works, born of a deep interiority and making their intricate ways, phrase by phrase, toward a design both organic and artful.” My next book, Annihilation, is shaping up to be not quite so dire as the title suggests. I just moved from Oakland to Portland, for all the usual reasons. And I'm reading with Peg Alford Pursell's fabulous... Read More →
Janet Thornburg is the author of the short story collection, Rhubarb Pie. Her stories have appeared in Carve Magazine, The Distillery, In The Family, Lumina, The MacGuffin, Phantasmagoria, Phoebe, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Sanskrit. In addition to writing fiction, she has written and performed seven solo shows. Website: www.janetthornburg.com
Genanne Walsh is the author of Twister, awarded the Big Moose Prize for the Novel from Black Lawrence Press. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and lives in San Francisco with her wife and dogs.
John Zic holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His fiction has appeared in The Fabulist, and the museum of americana. His poetry has appeared in Fierce Hunger. He has worked in Bay Area theatre for 30 years, including Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, TheatreWorks, Attic Theatre, and Young Performer’s Theatre.