Laurel Blossom’s sixth book and second book-length narrative prose poem, Longevity, will be published in 2015 by Four Way Books, which also published Degrees of Latitude in 2007. Lyric collections include Wednesday: New and Selected Poems, The Papers Said, What’s Wrong, and a chapbook, Any Minute. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including 120 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, edited by Billy Collins, and in national and international journals including Poetry, Pequod, The Paris Review, Pleiades, xconnect, and Harper’s, among others, and online at FRiGG,, Tupelo Quarterly, Per Contra, and elsewhere. Blossom has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and Harris Manchester College (Oxford University), where she was elected Regent Emeritus in 2008.

Kevin Catalano is the author of The Word Made Flesh (firthFORTH Books, 2012), a collection of flash and short stories. His fiction has appeared in PANK, Booth, Pear Noir!, Atticus Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Fiddleblack, and others. He has an MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark University, where he also teaches literature and composition. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Nadine Darling lives and writes on the North Shore of MA with the love of her life and several assorted kids and dogs. She’s been published in a bunch of places and has won some stuff. One time, there was a giant novelty check with her name on it hanging on the living room wall. That was cool.

Roy Kesey’s latest books are the short story collection Any Deadly Thing (Dzanc Books, 2013) and the novel Pacazo (Dzanc Books, 2011/Jonathan Cape, 2012). His other books include the short story collection All Over, the novella Nothing in the World, and two historical guidebooks. He has received an NEA creative writing fellowship, the Paula Anderson Book Award, and the Bullfight Media Little Book Award. His short stories, essays, translations, and poems have appeared in more than a hundred magazines and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories and New Sudden Fiction.

klipschutz (pen name of Kurt Lipschutz) is an American poet, songwriter, and occasional journalist who has been based in San Francisco since 1980. In spring 2013, Anvil Press issued his first collection in ten years, This Drawn & Quartered Moon. Previous books include The Erection of Scaffolding for the Re-Painting of Heaven by the Lowest Bidder (o.p., 1985) and Twilight of the Male Ego (2002). He has co-penned over a hundred songs, chiefly with Chuck Prophet, including the entirety of the internationally acclaimed 2012 release Temple Beautiful.

Robert Aquinas McNally is the author or coauthor of nine books of nonfiction and the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently Songs of the Two Names, which won the Grayson Books Poetry Chapbook Award in 2012. His poems have appeared in a long list of anthologies and journals, and four times they have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A native of Ohio, McNally now wanders in the woods and writes in Northern California.

Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 800 publications, including and The North American Review. His first book, The So-Called Sonnets, is available from the Silenced Press website or via Amazon books. To hear his music and view more poems visit his website, or TheBruceMcRaeChannel on Youtube.

Gary Moshimer has stories in Word Riot, SmokeLong Quarterly, Monkeybicycle, Necessary Fiction, Pentimeno, Jersey Devil Press, Camroc Press Review, and other places. He’s been nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times.

E. Martin Pedersen has lived in Messina, Sicily, for the last thirty-five years. Any day now he may move back to his native San Francisco. In the meantime, he writes. His poems have appeared recently in Strong Verse, The Rotary Dial, Paper Wasp, Lyrical Passion, and others. Stories are in Grey Sparrow Journal, Literary Orphans, Bareback Magazine, American Athenaeum, and others.

Vincent Poturica has worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka and Minnesota. Originally from the South Bay of Los Angeles, he lives in Gainesville where he is an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Florida. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Birkensnake, Bodega, Squawk Back, and elsewhere. He tweets @vpoturica.

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 43 | Spring 2014