Issue 2, Volume I
Bronwyn Mills, Editor, holds an MFA from UMass, Amherst, and a Ph.D. from NYU where she was an Anais Nin
Fellow. Later a Fulbright Fellow (La République du Bénin, West Africa) she travels widely, and has lived in New York City,
Istanbul, Turkey; Latin America; and Paris, France. For many years a dance and theatre writer for regional arts publications in
New England, she is also a Senior prose editor for Tupelo Quarterly. Books include Night of the Luna Moths (poetry,) Beastly's
Tale (a fabulist novel); and she is currently working on Canary Club, a novel set in medieval Spain. Her work has appeared in
IKON, Frigate,Talisman: a Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Tupelo Quarterly, and forthcoming in Agni Online.
She guest-edited the Turkish issue of Absinthe; New European Writing (#19.) Bronwyn has taught at Stevens Institute of
Technology; Kadir Has University in Istanbul; and Abomey-Calavi in Bénin. From time to time she publishes work on African
vodou. Bronwyn lives and writes in a tiny mountain village far, far away.
Nejat Cihan Yurdaün, is a recipient of the Selçuk Altun Literary Scholarship. His first novel, İlk Sabah (The First Morning), was
published in 2008 to much acclaim. He has a Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University (Bosporus University), where he currently teaches
in the Department of Western Languages and Literature. He was the founding editor of the journal Unsaying, and was a
contributing writer for Yol Edebiyat (Road Literature). This is the first time an excerpt from his second novel, The God of
Small Deaths, has been published in English.
Eric Darton, Editor, has published a number of books, including the New York Times bestseller Divided We Stand: A Biography
of The World Trade Center (Basic Books, 1999, 2011), and Free City, a novel, (WW Norton, 1996). He is also the author of an
ongoing work of free scholarship, Book of the World Courant, available at www.bookoftheworldcourant.net. Recently his essays
have been published in Tupelo Quarterly www.tupeloquarterly.com. More of his work may be found at www.ericdarton.net
and here at The Wall. Darton leads Writing at the Crossroads, a workshop for prose writers, a sampling of whose work appears
in this issue.
Michael Hawley's short stories have been or soon will be published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Boston Review, Cimarron
Review, The New Yorker, Post Road Magazine, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Southern Review and elsewhere. Samples of his
work can be found at michaelhawleyfiction.com. He lives in New York City.
Jan Schmidt recently retired as the Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public Library for the
Performing Arts. Her fiction has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, The Long Story and New York Stories. In Downtown she
published a series of oral history interviews with hard-core, risky individuals and their brushes with salvation. Her essays have
appeared in New York Stories and American Letters and Commentary. With J.D. Rage, she co-edited Venom Press and its
quarterly poetry and fiction magazine, Curare, for eight years. Her short story collection Collateral Regeneration was a semi-
finalist for the Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts, 2015.
B. J. Atwood-Fukuda lives and works in Spuyten Duyvil (Bronx, NY) and Woods Hole, Mass. Her work appears in
Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present (2003), Free Radicals: American Poets Before Their First Books (2004),
American Letters & Commentary, The Mad Hatter’s Review and Tupelo Quarterly. The current piece is one of a long-running
Hardy Griffin, Editor, has a Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University. He has published translations in the Istanbul
Biennial, Words Without Borders, and for the award-winning photographic study Armenians, which documents the lives of
Armenians living in contemporary Turkey. He has published writing in Alimentum, Assisi, The Washington Post, American
Letters & Commentary, and a chapter in Writing Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2003).
Denise Milstein's fiction has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Hobart, and the Potomac Journal of Politics and Poetry, among
others. She lives in New York City and teaches qualitative research at Columbia University.
Scott Rossi is a painter who chooses images that are aesthetically pleasing to him and juxtaposes them in his work,
creating provocative connections between disparate subjects. He lives in New York City.
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