Volume Nine

released March 2017 | poems by Kell Connor, shelley feller, Phillip Griffith, Julia Madsen, and Jennifer Soong

KELL CONNOR lives in Nebraska. Recent work has appeared in Bennington Review, Witch Craft, and Columbia Poetry Review.

SHELLEY FELLER is an ex- figure skater/gallery gay. they live in Alabama.

PHILLIP GRIFFITH lives in New York City where he writes, teaches, and edits for The Brooklyn Rail. His poetry and other writing have appeared in Prelude, the Asymptote blog, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He grew up in North Carolina and Georgia and recently received his PhD from the Graduate Center, CUNY. 

JULIA MADSEN is a multimedia poet, teacher, and tutor. She received an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University and is a doctoral student in English/Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Blue collar born and raised, she is currently thinking about technology and the working class. She is the video editor at Reality Beach, and has shown video poetry at Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Her video work has appeared in VICE’s “The Creators Project.” Her poems and multimedia work have also appeared or are forthcoming in Jubilat, Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Flag+Void, Word for/Word, Cloud Rodeo, Small Po[r]tions, Deluge, Dreginald, Tagvverk, Alice Blue Review, Devil’s Lake, Versal, Cartridge Lit, Cutbank, Black Warrior Review, TL;DR Magazine, PoetrySeen, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, “Dromology,” is forthcoming from Reality Beach Press.

JENNIFER SOONG thinks writing poetry is a bit like going around with a metal detector while looking for pearls. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and is currently an English doctoral candidate at Princeton University, where she studies poetry and poetics with additional interests in guilt/shame, aesthetics, and Marxist theory. She lives in New Jersey, and her poems are known to occasionally appear in places, some of which are called Berfrois, H_NGM_N, Prelude Magazine, DIAGRAM, and inter|rupture (forthcoming). She is currently working on a first manuscript.