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August, 2013

Den Afrasiabi, Hoa Nguyen, Ken Hill, Jen Mazza, Paul Rusconi, Cindy St. John, Jennie Thwing (not pictured)

Dena Afrasiabi

Austin, TX – Dena’s fiction has been published in Kartika Review and Enizagam and is forthcoming in the anthology Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-American Writers (University of Arkansas Press). She earned an MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark University and is currently working on her PhD. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is co-editor of the online literary magazine, Elsewhere.

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Ken Hill

New Brunswick, NJ – Ken is an artist and educator who lives and works in New Brunswick, NJ, where he is pursuing an MFA at the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts.  Ken’s work has been included in juried and invitational exhibitions in numerous venues, including the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art.  Recently, his work was featured in a solo exhibition at Atlas Fine Art in Tucson, AZ.  Ken has taught art in public schools in both PA and AZ, and will be a part-time lecturer at… more »

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Jen Mazza

NY, NY – Jen received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has exhibited in solo shows at the Jersey City Museum, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in NY, as well as in multiple group exhibitions which include: Komposition des Zufalls at Galerie Edgar Frei (Bern, Switzerland), Personal Effects at Gallery Affero (Newark, NJ), and Small is Beautiful at Flowers Gallery in New York. Honors include residencies at Yaddo, The Millay Colony, VCCA and Jentel. Mazza was also chosen as Artist in Residence at the Newark Museum in 2008. Her… more »

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Hoa Nguyen

Toronto, ON – Hoa is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Your Ancient See Through (Sub Press, 2001), Hecate Lochia (Hot Whiskey, 2009) and As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012). Hoa’s poems have appeared in numerous journals including, most recently, The Baffler and Spoon River Review. Her essays and poems have been included in the anthologies Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa, 2010), The Best of Fence (Fence Books, 2009) and Black Dog, Black Night (Milkweed, 2008) among many others.
    
Since 1994, after earning her MFA in Poetics from New College of California in San… more »

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Paul Rusconi

Brooklyn, NY – Paul Rusconi lives in Brooklyn. His fiction has been published on Amazon.com and in Southword. His plays have been developed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC), WordBridge (Florida), the Miranda Theatre Company (NYC), and the Key West Theatre Fest. Cape Cod Souvenirs was produced at Altered Stages (NYC). These Two Couples Went to Italy won the Mark Twain Comedy Playwriting Award and is published by Dramatic Publishing. He has an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas.

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Cindy St. John

Austin, EX – Cindy is the author of three chapbooks: Be the Heat (Slash Pine Press), City Poems (Effing Press), and People Who Are In Love Will Read This Book Differently (Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including the Southern Review, H_NGM_N, No Tell Motel, Peaches & Bats, and Cimarron Review. She holds an M.F.A. from Western Michigan University.

In addition to writing, Cindy publishes a letterpress poetry and art collaboration called Headlamp (www.theheadlamp.org). She teaches literature and creative writing to teenagers in a public school; she also runs a visiting author series and publishes… more »

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Jennie Thwing

Glassboro, NJ – “I am a Philadelphia-based artist and film maker. I have exhibited my work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seattle, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, the Center for Art and Visual Culture in Baltimore, the Fondazione Mudima per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan, the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA) in Cyprus, The New York Studio Gallery and Soho 20 in New York and was recently chosen as a New Courtland Fellow and a 2009 semifinalist for the PEW Foundation grant.

Using video, installation, and animation I create imaginary… more »

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