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Featured Author: Jennifer Trudeau

Jennifer Trudeau was named our featured author this month for her recent nonfiction contribution, "Yellowstoned," as well as her fiction piece, "Without Biting the Fruit of Knowledge." When I was seven or eight, I took a notebook and a pencil under a tall white pine in our front yard in northern Michigan. I hid under […]

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Featured Author: Amy Leach

Amy Leach was named our featured author this month for her recent nonfiction contribution, "Warbler Delight." Amy Leach teaches literature and writing at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Her writing has been published in The Iowa Review, A Public Space, and The Wilson Quarterly. She is working on a collection of essays about […]

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Featured Author: Colette LaBouff Atkinson

Colette LaBouff Atkinson was named our featured author this month for her contributions to Identity Theory over the years, including most recently her interview with writer Mark Monmonier. Colette LaBouff Atkinson’s nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Points of Entry, River Teeth, Santa Monica Review, Seneca Review, Small Spiral Notebook, and Los Angeles Times […]

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Featured Author: Sumanth Prabhaker

Sumanth Prabhaker was named our featured author this month for his short story "A Hard Truth About Waste Management." Sumanth Prabhaker is 23 years old and lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife, Emily. He’s currently studying for an MFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and working as the […]

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Featured Author: Emily DiGiovanni

Emily DiGiovanni was named our featured author this month for her contributions to our Summer Poetry Selections. I bought my first book of poetry when I was twelve years old. The book was Diane Wakoski’s The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems. I distinctly remember the first line that hit me as true, a moment where Wakoski gives […]

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Featured Author: Nick Antosca

Nick Antosca was named our featured author this month for his short story "Amphibian." Nick Antosca. 23 years old. Average height and appearance. Last night he looked out an airplane window for the first time in six years. He saw his house. The glow of suburban sprawl is lifeless green and looks like another planet, […]

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Featured Author: Charles J. Shields

Image courtesy Jen Fariello Charles J. Shields, author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, was named our featured author this month for his nonfiction story "Doing in the Great Pasha." F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. Charles J. Shields discovered this isn’t true; however, Act I may be […]

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Featured Author: Tyler Smith

After growing fatter in Houston, Texas, where he allegedly received a degree in Latin American Studies and English at Rice University, Tyler Stoddard Smith decided to put his degrees to work by going to the nexus of English Lit and Latin American Studies—Prague. He ran around in Prague for a while with his friend and […]

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Featured Author: Anne Boyer

Born in 1973, Anne Boyer grew up in Salina, Kansas, just south of the world’s largest ball of twine. Formative years spent in the middle of nowhere meant far too many reruns of the Jeffersons, lukewarm orange pop at harvest time, and late nights at The Outhouse, the legendary punk venue plopped right down in […]

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Featured Author: Kevin Sampsell

Kevin Sampsell was born in Kennewick, Washington around the time people landed on the moon. In middle school he carried around a blank book which he used to pen bad pop songs lyrics in. This book was a favorite among his classmates who passed it around when the teachers weren’t looking. Despite being a lifelong […]

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Featured Author: Tom Bradley

When Tom Bradley was a little boy he was given a gazetteer for Christmas. As little boys will, he looked up all the places in the world that start with the F-word. There were two, Fukien in China and Fukuoka in Japan. Little did he suspect that he would one day be exiled to both. […]

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Featured Author: Susannah Breslin

Identity Theory articles: "While You Were Out" | "A Family Portrait" | "Come See Allycin" | "Sex $75" Susannah Breslin was born and raised in Berkeley, California, which, of course, explains it all. A faculty-brat of the highest order, Breslin grew up riding horses, reading of Tove Jansson’s Moomins, and avoiding both hippies and feminists. […]

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Featured Author: Robert Birnbaum

I was born in Bamberg, Germany, on February 20th, 1947. My parents, Alfred and Rachel Birnbaum, had been displaced by the war from their homes in Lvov in the Ukraine. My parents are the only two survivors of two large Jewish families. After a brief stint in an American displaced persons camp our family of […]

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