Contributors  April 2017 | issue 496

Greg Ames is the author of the novel Buffalo Lockjaw. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Hamilton, New York, where he is an associate professor at Colgate University. His collection of stories, Funeral Platter, will appear in October 2017.

Lynn Davis is a writer who lives in North Carolina. “The Diver” is her first published poem, unless you count the one she wrote in sixth grade that everyone teased her about.

Tracy Frisch is a homesteader, freelance journalist, and local troublemaker. She grows vegetables on a hundred-acre farm in upstate New York.

Megan Denton Ray is enrolled in the mfa program at Purdue University and has been published in Cimarron Review, Ruminate, and Otis Nebula. She has an identical twin sister and a tiny birthmark in the shape of a clover.

DAVID RUTSCHMAN is a Soto Zen priest and hospice grief counselor. His work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Waxwing, and Witness. He lives in California with his wife and two young children.

Sparrow lives in Phoenicia, New York. One of his hobbies is making lima-bean soup for his ninety-eight-year-old father. His latest book is How to Survive the Coming Collapse of Civilization (And Other Helpful Hints).

Debbie Urbanski is a writer who lives in central New York. She is obsessed with mountains, vegetarian cookbooks, and the herd of stink bugs that wanders around her home.

David Zoby splits his time between Casper, Wyoming, and Homer, Alaska. His writing has appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fourth Genre, and The Missouri Review. A lifelong waterfowl hunter and fly fisherman, he has a fishing blog at

On the Cover

Goran Jovic is a freelance photographer who lives in Imotski, Croatia. He took this month’s cover photograph, of a young boy resting against a boat, on Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania.