Featured Authors

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 […]

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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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