Issue 8, Volume II
Mark David Wyers completed his BA in literature at the University of Tampa and his MA in Turkish studies at the University of
Arizona. From 2008 to 2013 he was the director of the Academic Writing Center at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, during
which time he drew upon his master’s thesis to write a historical book-length study titled “Wicked Istanbul”: The Regulation of
Prostitution in the Early Turkish Republic. He has since dedicated himself to working on translations of Turkish novels,
published examples of which include Boundless Solitude by Selim İleri, The King of Taksim Square by Emrah Serbes, The Pasha
of Cuisine by Saygın Ersin, and The Peace Machine by Özgür Mumcu, and in 2019 his translations of The Girl in the Tree by
Şebnem İşigüzel and Stepmother Earth by Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu will be released. His translations of Turkish short stories
have been published in a number of anthologies and journals.
Portfolios and InSight:
Fiction and Poetry:
Bronwyn Mills 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 most recently 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. Read more at https://bronwynmills.org/
Eric Darton 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 issue 2.
Hardy Griffin 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 New Flash Fiction, Alimentum, Assisi, The Washington
Post, American Letters & Commentary, and a chapter in Writing Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2003).
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