Wherewithal July 2016 Issue
Geoff Anderson teaches English to foreigners. He tries to let his students do most of the talking in Columbus, OH. You’ll learn he is a fan of the Oxford comma. His work can or will soon be found in Rust + Moth, Cider Press Review, and *82 Review, among others.
Beverly Burch’s fiction and poetry have appeared in New England Review, North American Review, Willow Springs, Tinderbox and Poetry Northwest. Her second poetry collection, How A Mirage Works, won the Sixteen Rivers Press competition and was a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award. Her first, Sweet to Burn, won the Gival Poetry Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. Her She is a psychotherapist in Berkeley.
Mariya Deykute is a writer, teacher and performance artist. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts: Boston, but currently lives in Tohatchi, NM on Navajo Nation land and teaches English at the Tohatchi High School. She is a co-founder of the Quincy Art House and the Boston Poetry & Jazz Salon. Her work has appeared in Grasslimb, Salamander, Amethyst Arsenic, Front Porch, Mariyaand elsewhere. She believes in the wilderness above most things. You can find her at mdeykute.com.
Caitlyn Lee has an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University’s Inland Northwest Center for Writers.
Jessie Janeshek‘s second full-length book of poems, The Shaky Phase, is forthcoming from Stalking Horse Press. Her chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia, (dancing girl press, 2016), and Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming, 2017), and her first full-length collection is Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing at Bethany College, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College. She co-edited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). Read more of her poetry at jessiejaneshek.net.
Amy Lauren Jones is a graduate music major at Mississippi College, where she received her B.M. with a minor in English in 2015. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Lavender Review, GERM Magazine, Vagabond City, and The Arrowhead. She hopes to pursue a doctorate in music while continuing to write about life in the Deep South.
Peycho Kanev is the author of four poetry collections and two chapbooks, published in USA and Europe. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.
Jessica Kim is a queer Asian American woman who spend most of her days working with high school students and writing just often enough. She has been published in Sad Asian Girls Club Vol. 1, Yellow as Turmeric, Fragrant as Cloves: A Contemporary Anthology of Asian American Women’s Poetry, The Reader (Hampshire College), and was recently featured on Rock the Chair by Yellow Chair Review.
Sarah Lilius is the author of The Heart Factory (Black Cat Moon Press, 2016) and What Becomes Within (ELJ Publication, 2014). Some of her poems can be found at Tinderbox, The Fem, Flapperhouse, and Drunk Monkeys. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and two sons. Her website is sarahlilius.com.
Derek Otsuji teaches English at Honolulu Community College. His work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, Monarch Review, Poet Lore, and Word Riot.