(parenthetical) issue twelve: contributors

Adam Abbas is more interested in what’s muttered after the phone call than the phone call itself. His oeuvre includes the poetry collection A State A Statue A Statute (2014, Steel Bananas). His poetry and fiction can be found in publications such as Lantern, Static, Bywords, and Ultraviolet Magazine. He lives in Winnipeg. Twitter: @adam_m_abbas

Claire Farley lives and works in Ottawa, where she is the co-founder and editor of Canthius, a feminist literary journal. Her poetry has been published in The Apeiron Review, The Minetta Review, Ottawater, The Peter F. Yacht Club, some mark made, and by above/ground press.

Alexandra Greene is from Toronto, though she currently resides in Montreal. Her writing has appeared in Queen’s Feminist Review, Ultraviolet Magazine, and The Undergraduate Review. She enjoys handwritten letters, feeling the feels, autumn, and the sea.

Kyle Kinaschuk is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. His poetry and prose have appeared in journals such as The Capilano Review, filling Station, PRISM international, text, and FreeFall Magazine.

Jordan Laffrenier is a writer and student at York University who co-curates the EWAG Word Night reading series and open mic, among other artistic projects in and around Toronto.

Amy LeBlanc is currently completing a BA in English Literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary, where she is Project Editor for Nōd magazine and co-coordinator of the SU Campus Food Bank. She hopes to pursue a career in fiction and poetry, and is currently working on a novella. Her future plans include completing an MLIS or an MA in English Literature.

Lori Baker Martin is assistant professor of English at Pittsburg State University. She’s had both poetry and fiction published in magazines like Prick of the Spindle, The MacGuffin, The Little Balkans Review, Room Magazine, Grass Limb, The Knicknackery, Midwest Quarterly, Kansas Time + Place, 150 Kansas Poets, and in a Kansas Notable Book poetry collection, To the Stars Through Difficulties. Martin has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa, Pittsburg State University, and Independence Community College. She has worked as a reader for both The Iowa Review and NPR. She is a founding member of the Astra Arts Festival in Independence, Kansas, and was director of the visiting writers’ series at ICC. Martin has been awarded for her work in The Cincinnati Review and Kansas Voices.  She is poetry editor of The Midwest Quarterly. Martin graduated from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop where she was named a Truman Capote Fellow and received the Clark Fischer Ansley Award for Excellence in Fiction.

Reid Millar has not yet been defined by a trade. He is not of legal ages: drinking for example, and he cannot vote. Perhaps by the time you read this he will have been accepted into a university of his liking, and will be preparing for a post- secondary experience. Regardless, he is currently in high school and goes to class as often as he can. He has blonde hair, as does his brother, while his mother has red hair and his father has brown hair. He likes to think of his family as a rainbow when they stand near each other. He is a native of Toronto and lover of music. He spends his time flipping through record bins and spending money he doesn’t have (see first sentence above). He once introduced bill bissett to a crowd of people and once had dinner with Steve McCaffrey at an Italian Restaurant. This is his first published poem.

Ben Robinson has always lived in Hamilton, Ontario, and recently graduated from McMaster University’s English Department. His poems have appeared in subTerrain, Hamilton Arts & Letters, and Self-Addressed Envelopes found in the mailbox.

Eric Rubeo is a fourth year undergraduate studying Creative Writing, English Literature, and Adolescent English Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is the Editorial Intern for the Miami University Press, the (volunteer) Fiction & Poetry Editor of Happy Captive Magazine, and a Writing Consultant at the Howe Center for Writing Excellence.

Ali Sohail is an undergraduate student and budding writer currently residing in Alberta, Canada. Some of his recent work has appeared in The Malahat Review, CV2, The Puritan, and The Sandy River Review.