Paul David Adkins (New York) earned an MFA from Washington University. In 2021, Xi Draconis will publish his collection Long Time Burning. Journal publications include Badwater, Kissing Dynamite, Spillway, and Barzakh. He has received one Best of the Net and six Pushcart nominations and the 2019 Central New York Book Award for Poetry.
Sarah Barnett (Delaware) has had careers as a teacher, librarian, and lawyer, before retiring to Delaware. She is Vice President of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild and enjoys leading Free Writes, teaching writing classes, and composing essays and short fiction while walking her dog on the beach. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, Brevity Blog, Delmarva Review, Delaware Beach Life, and other publications.
Joe Baumann’s (Missouri) fiction and essays have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Iron Horse Literary Review, Electric Literature, Barrelhouse, and many others. He is the author of Ivory Children (2013, Red Bird Chapbooks). His work has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and nominated for Best American Short Stories 2016. He was a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction and holds a PhD in English from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Website: joebaumann.wordpress.com.
Sayan Aich Bhowmik (India) is currently assistant professor in the department of English, Shirakole College, Kolkata. He is the coeditor of Plato’s Caves Online, a semi-academic blog on poetry, culture, and politics. His poems have appeared in South Florida Poetry Journal, Indian Ruminations, Kitaab, Scarlet Leaf Review and Dust Poetry Magazine, among others.
Caroline Bock (Maryland) is the author of CARRY HER HOME, winner of the 2018 Fiction Award from the Washington Writers' Publishing House, and the young adult novels: LIE and BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin's Press. In 2021, she co-edited THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry and Fiction from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She earned her MFA in fiction from the City College of New York. Find her often on Twitter @cabockwrites.
Abby Caplin’s (California) poems have appeared in AGNI, Catamaran, Manhattanville Review, Midwest Quarterly, Salt Hill, The Southampton Review, and others. Among her awards, she has been a winner of the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, a finalist for the Rash Award in Poetry, and a nominee for Best New Poets. She is a physician in San Francisco. Website: abbycaplin.com
Michael Carrino (New York) is a retired lecturer in the English department at SUNY Plattsburgh. He was co-founder and poetry editor of the Saranac Review. He has had seven books of poetry published, most recently, Until I’ve Forgotten, Until I’m Stunned, as well as individual poems in numerous literary journals. He holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College.
Catherine Carter’s (North Carolina) most recent collection of poetry is Larvae of the Nearest Stars (LSU Press, 2019). Her poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry, Orion, Poetry, Ecotone, RHINO, and Ploughshares, among others. Raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, she now lives with her husband in Cullowhee, North Carolina, and is a professor of English at Western Carolina University.
Susana H. Case (New York) is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently, Dead Shark on the N Train (2020, Broadstone Books) which won a Pinnacle Book Award and a NYC Big Book Distinguished Favorite. Case is a professor and program coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology, in New York City. Website: www.susanahcase.com
Jona Colson’s (District of Columbia) poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the 2018 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He is also the poetry editor of This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry and Fiction from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (WWPH, 2021). His poems, translations, and interviews have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. He teaches in Maryland and lives in Washington, DC. Website: jonacolson.com
Will Cordeiro (Arizona) has published work in Agni, Best New Poets, The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Frontier Poetry, Nashville Review, The Offing, Poetry Northwest, The Threepenny Review, THRUSH, and elsewhere. His collection Trap Street won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award. Cordeiro co-edits Eggtooth Editions and is grateful for a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Born and raised in southern Delaware, he received an MFA and PhD from Cornell University. Currently, he teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.
Jill Dalton (New York) is an award-winning playwright whose plays Whistle-blower and Collateral Damage were both semifinalists at the National Playwrights Conference (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center). Her book, My Life in the Trenches of Show Business: Escape to New York - Act 1, is available on Amazon. Dalton is also an accomplished actress with performances in Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, and Wall Street. Websites: www.jilldaltonwriter.com, www.jilldalton.nyc.
Andie Davis (New York) is a Barbadian-Antiguan writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in The Caribbean Writer. She is a global development advisor for the United Nations. The story “Orange,” in this edition, is semi-autobiographical. She says writing it began as an exercise in coping with the dual grief of the pandemic and her mother's worsening dementia.
Chase Dimock (California) teaches literature and writing in Los Angeles and is Managing Editor of As It Ought To Be Magazine. His debut book of poetry is Sentinel Species (2020 Stubborn Mule Press). Chase’s work has been published in Waccamaw, Rappahannock Review, Faultline, Roanoke Review, and Flyway, among other journals. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois. Website: www.chasedimock.com.
Craig Dobson’s (England, UK) fiction and poetry has been published in Active Muse, Better Than Starbucks, Black Works, Eunoia Review, Flash, The Frogmore Papers, The Interpreter’s House, Literally Stories, The London Magazine, New Welsh Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Rialto, Runcible Spoon and THINK. His work is forthcoming in Short Fiction Magazine.
Sue Eisenfeld (Virginia) writes about nature, travel, adventure, history, and culture. She is the author of Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South and Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal. Her essays have been listed five times among Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. Website: www.sueeisenfeld.com.
Amy L. Fair (Oregon) makes her home in rural Oregon, where she teaches at a community college. She says she plans to grow old without any grace whatsoever. She is a native of West Virginia.
Jay P. Fleming (Maryland) is the photographer for this issue’s cover photo and author of a new narrative photo book, Island Life (October 2021). Born and raised in Annapolis, Fleming grew up with an affinity for the water. He has been a full-time photographer since 2015, after working in the field of fisheries and seafood marketing. His first book of photography, Working the Water, was published in 2016. He leads photography workshops in the Chesapeake Bay region and manages a studio on Kent Island, Maryland. Website: jayflemingphotography.com.
Alfred Fournier (Arizona) is a writer and community volunteer in Phoenix. He runs poetry workshops for Connect and Heal, a local nonprofit. His poetry has appeared in Plainsongs, The Main Street Rag, Third Wednesday, Welter, Ocotillo Review, among others, and his creative nonfiction has been in Lunch Ticket, Toho Journal, and is forthcoming in Kind Writers and The Perch Magazine.
David Galloway (New York) is a writer and college professor of Russian. Born and raised in Maryland, for the past twenty-five years he has lived in upstate New York. His poetry and essays have most recently appeared in Atlanta Review, Typehouse, Permafrost, and Penn Review, and he is the author of poyms for people (Kelsay Books, 2021), his first full-length collection.
Lillie Gardner (Minnesota) is a writer and pianist based in St. Paul. She is a recent grant recipient of the 2020 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's Next Step Fund. She studied creative writing at New York University and has been published in The Slag Review and the Long River Review. She especially loves to explore Midwestern voices, dysfunctional family dynamics, and musical approaches to prose. Website: lilliegardner.com
Michael Gazda (Texas) lives and writes in Austin, where he is a software engineer while studying creative writing through the Harvard Extension School. He was raised in Pennsylvania and lived in North Carolina, Boston, and Ireland. His work has appeared in the Epoch Press Literary Journal.
Jessica Gregg (Maryland) is a former journalist whose poetry has appeared in Broadkill Review, Canary, Yellow Arrow Journal, Global Poemic, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, and Art in the Time of Covid-19 from the American Writers Review. Her chapbook, News from This Lonesome City, published in 2019.
Brandon Hansen (Montana) is from Long Lake, a village in northern Wisconsin. He attended Northern Michigan University, in Michigan’s beautiful upper peninsula, and is currently a Truman Capote Fellow in the University of Montana’s MFA program, specializing in creative nonfiction. He loves fishing and plays a mediocre game of chess.
Benjamin Harnett (New York) is a poet, fiction writer, historian, and digital engineer. His poetry has appeared recently in Poet Lore, Saranac Review, ENTROPY, and the Evansville Review. His short story "Delivery" was Longform's Story of the Week; he was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in Poetry; and he has been nominated for a Pushcart. He lives in Beacon, NY with his wife Toni and a collection of eccentric pets. He works for The New York Times.
Shirley Hilton’s (Iowa) writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattle, Briefly Write, Backchannels, and The Edison Literary Review, among others. Her poems “Dance” and “Maria Arena” have been set to music by jazz musician Ryan Middagh. A personal coach, she blogs about work and life at: shirleyhilton.com. She is currently completing edits on her first novel.
Fatimah Iqbal (Maryland) is the featured student writer in this issue. She graduated from Churchill High School, in Potomac, and is now a student at the University of Maryland. She describes herself as an “existential teenager during the pandemic.” Though she says her “path may lay in the fog, it’s paved by her work and the perilous worlds created.” Her story selected for this issue of Delmarva Review is from the student anthology New Voices of the Potomac (reviewed in this issue), edited by Neal P. Gillen.
Abigail Johnson (Delaware) is a senior at Salisbury University, studying theatre. She is interested in all different kinds of creative expression, including music, dance, theatre, and creative writing. In addition to poetry, her personal nonfiction has previously been published in Delmarva Review. When not writing or on the stage, she enjoys taking walks in nature and practicing yoga.
Bryana Joy (Pennsylvania) is a writer, poet, and painter who works full-time sending illustrated snail mail letters all over the world. She has lived in Turkey, East Texas, and England, and currently resides in the Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania. Her poetry has appeared in dozens of literary journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Blue Earth Review, and DIALOGIST. Website:www.bryanajoy.com.
Holly Karapetkova (Virginia) is the current Poet Laureate of Arlington, Virginia. She is the author of Words We Might One Day Say, winner of the 2010 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Award, and Towline, winner of the 2016 Vern Rutsala Poetry Contest (Cloudbank Books). She holds an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English and comparative literature and teaches in the Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University. Website: karapetkova.com.
Ronan Keenan’s (District of Columbia) fiction credits include publication in Pif Magazine, The Virginia Normal, Flash Fiction Magazine, From The Well 2018, and 2020 anthologies. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Irish Times and World Policy Journal, among others.
Susan Land (Maryland) is the featured fiction writer in this issue of the review. She earned an MA from Johns Hopkins and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her stories have recently appeared in Bellevue, Nimrod, The Literary Review, Roanoke, Bethesda Magazine, Potomac Review, and Gargoyle. She writes and teaches in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Margaret Mackinnon’s (Virginia) poems have appeared in Poetry, Image, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and other journals. Her first book, The Invented Child, won the 2011 Gerald Cable Book Award and the 2014 Literary Award in Poetry from the Library of Virginia. Naming the Natural World received the 2017 Sow’s Ear Poetry Review chapbook award. She and her family live in Richmond.
Judith McCombs (Maryland) grew up nomadic, in a geodetic surveyor’s family. Her poems have appeared in Delmarva Review, Potomac Review (Poetry Prize), Saranac Review, Innisfree, Nimrod (Neruda Award), Poetry, Shenandoah (Graybeal-Gowen Prize); and The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She won Maryland Arts Council's highest Award for poetry. A former Detroit Arts College professor and visual artist, she founded Kensington Row Bookshop's Poetry Readings and is vice president of Federal Poets.
George R. Merrill (Maryland) is the featured nonfiction writer in this issue of the review. He is an Episcopal Church priest and pastoral psychotherapist. Merrill is a writer, photographer, and former nonfiction editor of the Delmarva Review. He has authored two books on spirituality: Reflections: Psychological and Spiritual Images of the Heart and The Bay of the Mother of God: A Yankee Discovers the Chesapeake Bay. A native New Yorker, he provided counseling services in Hartford, Connecticut, and Baltimore before moving to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His essays, some award winning, have appeared in regional magazines and are broadcast twice monthly on Delmarva Public Radio.
Jill Michelle (Florida) teaches at Valencia College in Orlando. Some publications in which her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming include The Cypress Dome, The Fox Hat Review, Wizards in Space, Please See Me, 86Logic,Sutterville Review, Paper Dragon, Halfway Down the Stairs and Prospectus. She is currently writing an acrostic collection exploring music and memories, Certain Songs: Poems for Scratched Souls.
E. Ethelbert Miller (District of Columbia) is a literary activist, author of two memoirs and several poetry collections. He has hosted the WPFW (89.3 FM, Washington, D.C.) morning show On the Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller, and The Scholars on UDC-TV, which received a 2020 Telly Award. For ten years, he was an editor of Poet Lore, one of the oldest journals in the U.S., and he was on The Writer’s Center board, in Bethesda. Miller received a D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities grant and a Congressional award in recognition of his literary activism. His latest book If God Invented Baseball (City Point Press) was awarded the 2019 Literary Award for poetry by the American Library Association’s Black Caucus.
Devon Miller-Duggan (Delaware) teaches poetry writing at the University of Delaware. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (Tres Chicas Books), Alphabet Year, (Wipf & Stock), and The Slow Salute, (Lithic Press Chapbook Competition Winner, 2018). Her poems have been published in The Antioch Review, Massachusetts Review, Margie, Spillway, and Delmarva Review, among others.
Irina Moga (Canada) lives and writes in East York, Ontario. Her latest book, a collection of poems, Variations sans palais, was published with Éditions L’Harmattan (France) in 2020. Her work has appeared in literary magazines including Canadian Literature, carte-blanche, PRISM International, Foreign Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly, and elsewhere. Website: http://www.irinamoga.com/;Twitter: @pictopoems.
Kristina Morgan’s (Arizona) book-length memoir Mind Without a Home; A Memoir of Schizophrenia was published by Hazelden Press (2013). She received an MFA in creative writing/poetry in 2007 from Arizona State University. In addition to Delmarva Review, her writing has been published in various journals, most recently in Quartet. Her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, for a short story and for a personal essay in Delmarva Review.
Suzanne O’Connell’s (California) published work also can be found in Good Works Review, North American Review, Chiron, The Griffin, Crack the Spine, Poet Lore, The Poetry Super Highway, San Diego Poetry Annual, and other literary journals. O’Connell was nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and received Honorable Mention for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize, in 2019. Her two poetry collections, A Prayer For Torn Stockings and What Luck, were published by Garden Oak Press. Website:suzanneoconnell-poet.net.
Marlene Olin (Florida) was born in Brooklyn, raised in Miami, and educated at the University of Michigan. Her short stories and essays have been published in The Massachusetts Review, Catapult, PANK, The Baltimore Review, and other literary publications. She is the recipient of both the 2015 Rick Demarinis Fiction Award and the 2018 So To Speak Fiction Prize. She occasionally tweets at @writestuffmiami.
Laura J. Oliver (Maryland), M.F.A., is an award-winning writer, developmental book editor, and private writing coach who has taught writing at the University of Maryland, St. John’s College, and The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda. She is the author of The Story Within (Penguin Random House), a widely praised book on writing. Her short stories and essays have been published in magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. Website: www.thestorywithin.com.
John Palen’s (Illinois) poems have been published in Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The MacGuffin, upstreet, Off the Coast, and Ocotillo Review, as well as in anthologies published by Wayne State University Press and Milkweed Editions. Three times a Pushcart nominee, his latest collection, Distant Music, came out from Mayapple Press in 2017. He lives on the Illinois Grand Prairie.
Richard Peabody (Virginia) is a poet, teacher, publisher, and founding editor of Gargoyle Magazine. He was editor for the anthology series Mondo and runs Paycock Press. He has taught creative writing courses and workshops at St. John's College, The Writer’s Center, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University. His book of poetry, Guinness on the Quay, was published by Salmon Poetry (2019).
Brian C. Potts (Indiana) is a husband, father of 12, and lawyer in Indiana. His poetry appears in The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, The Westchester Review, Penumbra, and The Antonym. He won Bracken’s Award for “Best Bio *Ever*” for “Husband and father of 10.”
Billie Pritchett (Kentucky and Korea) is assistant English professor at Kyungnam University in Masan, Korea. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Murray State University. His work has appeared in New Madrid and Quail Bell.
Abby Provenzano (Massachusetts) is an MFA candidate in creative writing-fiction at Emerson College. She is the fiction editor of Redivider, a writer/contributor at Interlocutor Magazine, an editorial intern at Art + Deco Agency, and an affiliated faculty member/instructor in the Writing Studies Program at Emerson College. Her work has been published in Stork Magazine, The Black Fork Review, Blind Corner Literary Magazine, The Foundationalist, The Michigan Daily, Blueprint Literary Magazine, and Runestone Journal, among others.
Louise Robertson (Ohio) serves as the marketing director for Writers' Block Poetry Night in Columbus. She counts among her publications, awards, and honors a jar of homemade pickles she received for running a workshop as well as a 2018 Pushcart Prize nomination (Open: A Journal of Arts and Letters) and a 2018 Best of the Net nomination (Flypaper).
Gibbons Ruark (North Carolina) has published poems widely for over fifty years. His latest collection is The Road to Ballyvaughan. Recent poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The Irish Times. Ruark has won numerous awards, including three poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, in Ireland, and a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife Kay in Raleigh.
Kelly R. Samuels (Wisconsin) is the author of the full-length collection All the Time in the World (Kelsay Books, 2021) and two chapbooks: Words Some of Us Rarely Use and Zeena/Zenobia Speaks. She is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee with work appearing in Salt Hill, The Carolina Quarterly, The Pinch, The Massachusetts Review, and RHINO. She lives in the Upper Midwest.
Emily Shilton (California) is a Canadian writer living in San Francisco. She studied English literature and engineering at the University of Waterloo, where her poetry won the HeForShe Writing Contest. Her fiction appears in 300 Days of Sun.
Irene Hoge Smith (Maryland), a graduate of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis writing program, has been published in Prick of the Spindle, Amsterdam Quarterly, Vineleaves Literary Journal, Wisconsin Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Stonecoast Review. She is completing a memoir about her mother, the late Los Angeles poet francEyE, who, after fleeing a bad marriage and four daughters, lived with Charles Bukowski in the early 1960s. Website: Irenehogesmith.com.
Samn Stockwell (Vermont) has published in The New Yorker, Agni, and Ploughshares, among others. Her two books, Theater of Animals and Recital, won the National Poetry Series (USA) and the Editor’s Prize at Elixir, respectively. Recent poems are in Gargoyle and Sugar House Review, and are forthcoming in Plume, among others.
Adam Tamashasky (Maryland) teaches writing at American University, in Washington, D.C. In addition to the Delmarva Review, his work has appeared in The Cold Mountain Review, the Innisfree Poetry Journal, and recently in the international anthology Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown, published by Penguin. His website is: adamtamashasky.com
Adam Tavel (Maryland) is the featured poet in this edition of the review. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Green Regalia (2022, Stephen F. Austin State University Press). He is professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where he also directs the Echoes & Visions Reading Series. He won the 2017 Richard Wilbur Awardfor his third poetry collection, Catafalque (University of Evansville Press), and is the recipient of the 2010 Robert Frost Award from the Robert Frost Foundation. Website: adamtavel.com.
Diane Thiel (New Mexico) is the author of eleven books of poetry and nonfiction, including Echolocations and Resistance Fantasies. Her new book of poetry, Questions from Outer Space, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in Spring 2022. Thiel's work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies. Her honors include PEN, NEA, and Fulbright Awards. Thiel received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brown University. She is a Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico and Associate Chair of the Department of English. With her husband and four children, Thiel has traveled and lived in Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia, working on literary and environmental projects. Website: www.dianethiel.net.
Tara Thiel (North Dakota) is a writer and photographer who describes her art and stories as recontextualized nonfictions that examine the fragility and temporality of life, including in man-made objects. She is a U.S. Navy veteran, a Southern transplant to the Midwest, and a visual artist pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing and literature. Her work has been published in Twyckenham Notes, Variant Literature, Inkwell Journal, and others.
Sue Ellen Thompson (Maryland) is the Delmarva Review featured writer for nonfiction in this issue. Her fifth book of poems, THEY, was published in 2014. An instructor at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland since 2007, she has previously taught at Middlebury College, Binghamton University, University of Delaware, and Central Connecticut State University. She received a Pushcart Prize, the Pablo Neruda Prize, two Pulitzer Prize nominations, and an Individual Artist Award from the state of Connecticut. In 2010, she won the Maryland Author Award from the Maryland Library Association. Website: sueellenthompson.com.
Richard Tillinghast’s (Tennessee and Hawaii) poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Paris Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of twelve books of poetry and five of creative non-fiction. His thirteenth book of poetry, Blue If Only I Could Tell You, is forthcoming in 2022 (White Pine Press). He has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, the British Council, and the Irish Arts Council. A native of Memphis, he has lived in Ireland and now divides his time between Hawaii and Sewanee, Tennessee.
Sophia Vesely (Florida) published a poetry collection, The Road to Amour de Soi (2020, Amazon.com), that explores the complexities of first loves and heartbreak to empower young women through the notion of self-love. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bitchin’ Kitsch, The Blue Marble Review, Writer’s Egg Magazine, Girls Right the World, Bridge Ink, Route 7 Review, Oddville Press, and Triggerfish Critical Review. She is from St. Petersburg.
Alexa Weik von Mossner (Austria) is a writer and ecocritical literary scholar living in Austria. On the fiction side, she has written 163 episodes of the German TV drama series FABRIXX. Her first short story was published earlier in 2021, in Orca literary journal. Website: www.alexaweikvonmossner.com
Kathryn Weld's (New York) work has appeared in The Midwest Quarterly, The Southeast Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Cortlandt Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Connotations Press, Still, the Journal, and others. She published a chapbook in 2019, Waking Light (Kattywompus Press).
Katherine J. Williams (District of Columbia), associate professor emerita at George Washington University, is an art therapist/clinical psychologist. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies including Poet Lore, The Northern Virginia Review, 3rd Wednesday, Voices, Passager, The Poet’s Cookbook, The Widows Handbook, and How To Love The World, Poems of Gratitude and Hope, edited by James Crews. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Stephen Scott Whitaker (Virginia) is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, co-editor of The Broadkill Review, and a teaching artist with the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Whitaker’s writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Great River Review, The Maine Review, The Shore, Crab Creek Review, Oxford Poetry, and other journals. Mulch, a novel of weird fiction, is forthcoming from Montag Press.