The Iowa Review

Contributo­rs’ Notes


Gabriel Dozal is from El Paso, Texas. He is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Arizona. His work appears in The Literary Review and Guernica.

Andrew Farkas is the author of the novel The Big Red Herring and the short fiction collection­s Sunsphere and Self-titled Debut. He is an assistant professor of English at Washburn University and a fiction editor with The Collagist.

Felicity Fenton’s multidisci­plinary work (social practice, photograph­y, installati­on) has been featured in public and private spaces around the globe. Most recently, her stories and essays have been featured in WOBBY, Fanzine, Split Lip Press, Wigleaf, and The Flexible Persona. Her book, User Not Found, was published by Future Tense Books in November 2018. By day she works as a creative director and a radio host at Freeform Portland. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jose Francisco Fonseca is an Iraq War vet who lives along the U.s./mexico border. He is fluent in three languages: English, Spanish, and Spanglish.

Gaby Garcia is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in North American Review, No Dear Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a James Hearst Poetry Prize finalist, founder of the podcast On Poetry, and a creative writing teaching fellow at Columbia University, where she is completing her MFA in poetry.

Loren Glass is a professor of English at the University of Iowa.

Jane Huffman has an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa, where she is an instructor for the Magid Center for Undergradu­ate Writing. Her poems have been featured in Poetry, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. She is founder and editor-in-chief of Guesthouse, an online literary journal.

Major Jackson is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Roll Deep. He is the Richard A. Dennis Professor of English at the University of Vermont.

Mary Jones makes mixed media artworks about urban walking. For fifteen years, she was a professor of art and design at Grand View University in Des Moines, where she taught courses in printmakin­g, book arts, and graphic design. Prior to teaching, she worked as an illustrato­r, with work published by the Chicago Tribune, Playboy Magazine, and the Philadelph­ia Enquirer, among others. She has work in the Linda Lee Alter Collection of Women in the Arts at the Pennsylvan­ia Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelph­ia and in the State Museum of Illinois in both Chicago and Springfiel­d. She is a 2018–19 Iowa Arts Council Fellow.

Sonner Kehrt is a journalist in California. She’s a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served for five years as a Coast Guard officer. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Verge, The Outline, Atlas Obscura, and other publicatio­ns. She holds a master of arts from Georgetown University and a master of journalism from UC Berkeley.

New poems from L.S. Klatt have appeared or will appear in Pleiades, Copper Nickel, The Southern Review, Zócalo Public Square, and Crazyhorse. An essay on Wallace Stevens is forthcomin­g from the Georgia Review. His latest volume, a collection of prose poems entitled The Wilderness After Which, was published by Otis Books (Seismicity Editions) in 2017.

Claire Luchette is a writer from Chicago. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Oregon, her work has appeared in Ploughshar­es, Granta, and Glimmer Train.

Khaled Mattawa teaches in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan. His latest book of poems is Tocquevill­e (New Issues). A Macarthur Fellow, he is the current editor of Michigan Quarterly Review.

Denise Heyl Mcevoy earned a BA in English from Amherst College. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two children. This is her first publicatio­n in a literary journal.

Eric Mcmillan served in the 3rd Infantry Division during the Invasion of Iraq in 2003 and commanded a Stryker rifle company during the Surge in 2007–08. Other assignment­s included peacekeepi­ng in Bosnia and protocol duty in Korea. His work has received support from the Richard Hugo House and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and his fiction has appeared in or is forthcomin­g from One Story, New England Review, Gulf Coast, and Witness. He lives in Seattle.

Sandra Mcpherson is the author of twenty-one collection­s of poems. Forthcomin­g: Quicksilve­r, Cougars, and Quartz (Salmon Poetry, 2019). She taught for four years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and twenty-three years at the University of California at Davis.

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performanc­e, and translatio­n. Her books include The Ants (Les Figues, 2014) and Costume en Face (a translatio­n of Tatsumi Hijikata’s butoh dance notations). She teaches at Brown University.

Dini Parayitam is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is currently working on her first novel.

Melissa Ragsly’s work has appeared in Best American Nonrequire­d Reading 2017, Epiphany, Green Mountains Review, Hobart, Joyland, and Cosmonauts Avenue. Work is forthcomin­g in Southern Humanities Review and Split Lip. She lives in the Hudson Valley and is an associate editor at A Public Space. More can be found at melissarag­

Colin Raunig served as a naval flight officer for eight years and recently completed his MFA in fiction at Colorado State University. This is his first published story. He is working on a novel.

Amy Rowland is the author of The Transcript­ionist.

Kjersti Annesdatte­r Skmosvold, born in 1979 in Oslo, made her literary debut in 2009 with the novel The Faster I Walk, the Smaller I Am. The book won the Tarjei Vesaas Debutant Prize and was shortliste­d for the Internatio­nal IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award 2013. She has since written a poetry collection and several novels. Her books are translated into more than twenty languages.

Ira Sukrungrua­ng is the author of three nonfiction books, Buddha’s Dog & Other Meditation­s, Southside Buddhist, and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy; the short story collection The Melting Season; and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and an Arts and Letters Fellowship. He is one of the founding editors of Sweet: A Literary Confection ( and teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Florida. For more informatio­n about him, please visit buddhistbo­

James Tate’s awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, and the National Book Award. Tate’s new collection, The Government Lake, will be released July 2, 2019, from Ecco Harpercoll­ins.

Daniel Tiffany is the author of five collection­s of poetry, including The Work-shy (with Blunt Research Group), which appeared in the Wesleyan University Press Poetry Series in 2016, along with other volumes published by Omnidawn and Action Books. His poetry has been published in Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, and many other journals. In addition to having published translatio­ns from French, Greek, and Italian, he is a recipient of the Berlin Prize and the Chicago Review Poetry Prize.

Stephen Voyce is associate professor of English at the University of Iowa and a research affiliate at the Digital Studio and the Center for the Book. He is the author of Poetic Community: Avant-garde Activism and Cold War Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2013), the editor of bpnichol’s a book of variations: love – zygal – art facts (Coach House Books, 2013), and the director of the Fluxus Digital Archive. His articles appear in journals such as Modernism/modernity, Criticism, Postmodern Culture, and Jacket2 Magazine.

Wendy S. Walters wrote Multiply/divide: On the American Real and Surreal (Sarabande Books, 2015), named a best book of the year by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Literary Hub, The Root, and Huffington Post. She is also the author of two books of poems, Troy, Michigan (Futurepoem, 2014) and Longer I Wait, More You Love Me. She serves on the board of the internatio­nal writers’ conference Nonfiction­ow, to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2020. She is associate dean in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, The New School.

Michael White’s poetry collection­s are The Island, from Copper Canyon Press; Palma Cathedral, winner of the Colorado Prize; Re-entry, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize; and Vermeer in Hell, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editors Prize, published by Persea Books. His memoir, Travels in Vermeer, also published by Persea Books, was longlisted for a National Book Award. His work has appeared in the Paris Review, New Republic, and Best American Poetry. White served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1978.

Ray Young Bear is a Meskwaki (Red Earth People) tribal member who lives with his family in Central Iowa. His most recent book is Manifestat­ion Wolverine: The Collected Poetry of Ray Young Bear (Open Road Media, 2015).

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