River Teeth Print Journal

Contributors’ Notes 20.2

Spring 2019

Elizabeth Miki Brina is a writer of literary nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Hyphen, New Delta Review, and Under the Gum Tree, among others. Her first book, a memoir, is under contract with Knopf.

Fleda Brown’s collection of essays with Sydney Lea, Growing Old in Poetry (Green Writers Press), came out in 2018. The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2017. Her eighth collection of poems, No Need of Sympathy (BOA Editions, Ltd.) came out in 2013. Her memoir is Driving With Dvořák (University of Nebraska Press, 2010). Professor emerita at the University of Delaware, past poet laureate of Delaware, she lives in Traverse City, Michigan, and is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington.

Jeff Gundy’s eighth book of poems, Without a Plea, is just out from Bottom Dog Press. Recent essays and poems are in Cincinnati Review, Artful Dodge, and Terrain. He regularly reviews books for The Georgia Review, teaches at Bluffton University in Ohio, and is at work on a nonfiction manuscript titled Wind Farm.

Rosanna N. Henderson’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review, Salt Hill, Fourth Genre, and West Branch. She grew up in both Virginias and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

EmmaJean Holley is an MFA candidate in nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa. Her work has been published in Columbia Journal, among other places.

Anne McGrath’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ruminate, Lunch Ticket, Brevity Blog, and other publications. Her audio stories have aired on National Public Radio, the Brevity Podcast, and Petrichor Audio Magazine. McGrath is an assistant contest editor at Narrative Magazine, a reader at Hunger Mountain, and a graduate of the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives with her family in the Hudson Valley. Learn more about her work at annemcgrathwriter.com.

E. J. Myers was born in Denver and raised in Colorado, Mexico, and Peru. He has worked in a wide variety of professions and trades, including inpatient health care, emergency medical services, carpentry, cabinetmaking, and freelance writing. He currently lives in Vermont. Myers has authored twenty-two published books to date: five novels, four nonfiction books, and thirteen children’s novels. Recent essays have appeared in Hamilton Stone Review, and forthcoming essays are scheduled to appear in Cagibi, Story|Houston, and Wilderness House Literary Review.

Sam Pickering grew up in Tennessee and has spent the past fifty years in New England, where he taught English at the University of Connecticut. He has written some thirty books and hundreds of articles entertaining himself and the occasional general reader. He is also an amateur rummager and wanderer having lived in the Mid-East, Britain, Australia, and Nova Scotia.

Evan Reibsome is a veteran of the Iraq War, an Assistant Professor of American literature at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and the Director of the Veterans Empathy Project. His research examines writers, from the Civil War to the Iraq War, who have developed literary strategies to disrupt popular ideologies of militarism that have persistently persuaded generations of young men and women to go to war.

Chris Siteman lives in Massachusetts. He teaches in the English departments at Suffolk University and Bridgewater State University. His chapbook, Part X of Me, is forthcoming from Pen & Anvil Press. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Sugar House Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Salamander, The Worcester Review, The Carolina Quarterly and Consequence Magazine, among numerous others.

J. David Stevens teaches English at the University of Richmond. Recent essays appear or are forthcoming in Post Road, Sonora Review, and The Gettysburg Review. His most recent book is I and You, a story collection from Arc Pair Press.

Jill Talbot is the author of The Way We Weren’t: A Memoir (Soft Skull, 2015) and the editor of Metawritings: Toward a Theory of Nonfiction (Iowa, 2012). Her essays have appeared in AGNI, Brevity, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Longreads, The Normal School, The Paris Review Daily, and Slice Magazine, among others. She teaches in the creative writing program at the University of North Texas.

Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a Top Ten Debut for Spring 2014 and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction.

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