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Issue 21, Cualquiera, Contributors | October 2017


Contributors’ Notes No. 21

Laura Juliet Wood has lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for 20 years. Her translations of prose and poetry in Spanish have appeared in Mexico City’s The Ofi Press and the anthology Solamente en San Miguel, Volumes I and II. Most recently her poems have been published by SOL magazine, Haibun Today, Crab Creek Review, The Hollins Critic, The Los Angeles Review, The Atlanta Review, Minerva Rising and West Marin Review. All Hands Lost, published by Finishing Line Press in 2013, is her first book of poems.

Mario Duarte lives in Iowa City, Iowa and is an alumnus of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems and short stories have appeared in aaduna, Arachne Press, Carnival, Chicago Literati, Corazón Land Review, Medusa’s Laugh, Slab, Huizache, RavensPerch, Steel Toe Review, and Storyscape.

Abigail Carl-Klassen grew up in a small town in the Texas panhandle and lived for many years on the U.S.-Mexico border where she worked in community development and the public schools. Later, she earned an MFA from the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual Creative Writing Program and taught at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas El Paso. She has done docupoetic work with migrant workers, Old Colony Mennonite communities in Mexico and Texas, social workers, homeless communities, immigrant communities along the U.S.-Mexico border and most recently, with Central American migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico. Her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Catapult, Cimarron Review, Willow Springs, Guernica, Aster(ix) and Kweli, among others. She is a staff writer for Poets Reading the News and her chapbook Shelter Management is now available from dancing girl press.

Elijah Matthew Tubbs lives and writes in Arizona. Recent work is featured in Sonora Review, The Collagist, Passages North, and elsewhere. He is co-founder of ELKE “a little journal” and is an associate editor for Four Chambers Press.

Alicia Mountain’s first book, High Ground Coward (University of Iowa Press, forthcoming 2018), won the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Thin Fire, which is forthcoming from BOAAT Press. A queer poet and PhD candidate at the University of Denver, Mountain earned her MFA at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Cynthia Hogue has published fourteen books, including nine collections of poetry, most recently Revenance (2014) and In June the Labyrinth (2017). She co-translated Fortino Sámano (“The overflowing of the poem”), from the French of poet Virginie Lalucq and philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy (Omnidawn 2012), which won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2013. Hogue was a 2015 NEA Fellow in Translation, and is currently the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University.

Juanita Rey is a Dominican poet who has been in this country five years. Her work has been published in Pennsylvania English, Harbinger Asylum, Petrichor Machine and Madcap Poets.

Abel Folgar was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuala and currently resides in Miami. A lifelong lover of fútbol, his first word was (much to his mother’s dismay) “gol.” If footie wasn’t a year round sport, he’d be way more poetically productive. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Noble/Gas Quarterly, Sliver of Stone, and LaFovea.com.

Valerie Jeremijenko holds a PhD from Deakin University’s Creative Arts and Communications Department, an MFA from Arizona State University in Creative Writing, and a BA (Hons) from Queensland University in English, Drama and Religion. She is also the founder, owner and director of Yama Yoga Studios in Doha, Qatar and of Yama Yoga Retreat Center in Pcheliste Bulgaria, just outside of Veliko Tarnovo. Her book, How We Live Our Yoga, was published by Beacon Press in 2001; her short stories have appeared in Grasslands Review and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Currently she serves as Associate Dean of Students at VCUQuatar.

Abigail Allen up in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Her work has recently appeared in Xavier Review, Big Muddy, Columbia College Literary Review, Valley Voices, Numero Cinq, and others. She has also published work in New World Writing, Many Mountains Moving, Forge, and others under the pseudonym Hiram Goza. Her novel, Birds of Paradise, was published under that name in 2005.  

David Rodríguez López is a Spanish photographer currently residing in the Canary Islands. You can view more of his work at www.instagram.com/davidofficialclub and www.flickr.com/photos/daviguez.

James Cervantes’ latest book, From Mr. Bondo’s Unshared Life, is available from Hamilton Stone Editions, and at Amazon. Other books include Sleepwalker’s Songs: New & Selected Poems, Temporary Meaning, The Headlong Future, and The Year Is Approaching Snow. He was editor of The Salt River Review for thirteen years, and is currently disguised as foreign correspondent for Hinchas de Poesia. He is the editor of In Like Company: The Salt River Review & Porch Anthology, published by MadHat Press, 2015.

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