Gene Kwak is from Omaha, Nebraska. He is in the final year of his MFA Fiction Program at UMASS-Boston.
Jonathan Papas is an MFA candidate at UMass-Boston. His work has appeared in PANK, We Are Champion, Willow Springs, and others.
T. J. McLemore grew up on a cattle ranch in Paris, Texas. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 2006, he spent four years living on community farms, touring with an indie rock band, and working as a ghostwriter and freelance editor. In his time away from the academy, he learned that a few of his favorite things in the world, in no particular order, are drinking bourbon, hunting, milking goats, and mountaineering, though he cautions against doing any two of these at the same time. He entered the MFA program at Boston University in the fall of 2010.
Hairee Lee is finishing her final semester at Emerson College and working on her thesis which will be a collection of short stories. She has a bachelors degree in chemistry from the University of Toronto, has taught high school chemistry in London, and works as a freelance writer when she's not working as an office assistant at Emerson. Hairee enjoys karaoke, running, and drinking on her free time.
Born in Miami, Florida, in 1987, Charles A. Donate is the only son of Cuban immigrant
parents. He received his BA from Florida State University and is a current MFA student in creative writing at Boston University. Much of his writings are compelled by broad interests in the Cuban idiom, political philosophies and nostalgic memories cultivated by the voices of his family. Charles is a 2011 Robert Pinsky Fellow.
Think Jeremy Cort is natural?
What is natural about animals released out of boxes? Or thought-dreams treated with toxic chemicals? Latex laced with viruses?
Vision production is intensely polluting, and the audience may suffer horribly at its confinement-- before such performers are killed by electrocution, strangling, stomping, or poison gas.
Please don't remain silent. It's better than you think.