Issue 3, 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 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.
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 issue 2.
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).
Miriam Palma Ceballos lives in Sevilla, Spain, where she teaches in the German Literature department at the University of Sevilla. Her research area is German literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, especially women's writing. Among her
translations, is the novel El Baño (The Bath) by Yoko Tawada. Palma's poetry includes Ruidos. Silencio. Ruidos (Sevilla, 2012) as
well as the book from which our selections came, Exilios. Hacia el azul (Sevilla, 2015.) Other poetry has appeared in various
literary magazines, Nueva Grecia, En sentido figurado, and in anthologies, Enredando (Sevilla, 2010), Recital del Chilango
Andaluz del 2009, II Encuentro de poetas andaluces de ahora (Málaga, 2013), Telegráfic among others. Most recently she has
published a novel, La huella de las ausencias. Un relato sobre Walada, about the famous 11th century Moorish woman poet from
Cordoba. Palma is active in the Sevilla poetry scene and has been an important participant in the poetry group, Entreversadas,
which sponsors readings and other literary activities in the area. Palma is also an enthusiast of DMT, dance movement therapy.
Pavel Šrut is an award-winning poet, essayist, writer and translator belonging to the generation of post-war Czech writers
whose voices gained prominence in the flowering of the Prague Spring, voices silenced after the 1968 Soviet Invasion
of Czechoslovakia. After his collection Worm-Eaten Time (Červotočivé světlo), an elegy for his fallen homeland written quite
soon after the Invasion, was banned, Šrut stopped writing poetry for ten years: he felt, in an occupied country without the
freedom to express himself openly, poetry no longer had meaning. Ultimately, the need to speak won out and he returned
to writing, publishing unofficially, although his voice had greatly changed in the intervening years as a result of its suppression.
In 2000, Šrut earned the Jaroslav Seifert Award, Paperback, a compilation of his samizdat works, Poems (Brožované básně)
and his screenplay in verse, Evil Beloved (Zla milá). In 2012, Šrut received the Czech PEN club’s Karel Čapek Prize for lifetime
achievement in literature. In 2015, Mr. Šrut was named Writer Laureate of the Czech Republic for his lifelong contribution to
Czech letters. Šrut is also a celebrated writer of children’s literature. The first volume of his trilogy, The Oddsockeaters
(Lichožrouti), garnered all the top Czech literary awards for children’s fiction when published and was also nominated for the
prestigious Hans Christian Andersen prize in 2010. A major animated feature film based on The Oddsockeaters just won the
Children’s Jury Award at the 34th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
Deborah Garfinkle is a poet, writer and translator living in San Francisco. Her first book-length translation, The Old Man’s
Verses: Poems by Ivan Diviš was nominated for the 2008 Northern California Book Award. In 2012, Ms. Garfinkle was awarded
an NEA Translation Fellowship and a PEN Translation Grant for Worm-Eaten Time: Poems from a Life under Normalization,
selected translations from the work of current Czech Writer Laureate, Pavel Šrut. A shorter version of the book, Worm-
Eaten Light, was published in Prague in 2014 with help from a grant from the Czech Ministry of Culture. Worm-Eaten Time, the
complete translation from which these selections come, was published in 2016 by Phoneme Media in a bilingual edition. She is
currently translating the work of the young Czech poet, Jonáš Hájek. Her criticism, translations and creative writing has
appeared in literary reviews, newspapers and journals in the US and abroad.
Katie Kehrig is our Issue 3 Portfolio artist. A New York City-based painter, she studied at the Stevenson Atelier before
receiving her BFA from Parsons. Her portraits are held in private collections.
Sam Farhi, Pocket Anthology Curator, is a writer on leave from Ithaca. He is the author of New York Lives, an upcoming comic
book drawn by Sam Ferri (MAD Magazine) and Shamus Beyale (Ghetto Klown). Currently, he is laboring on his debut
novel, Sapsuckers, and a dance film, Artemis.
Stefania Pia is a writer, artist, DJ and creative director currently residing in Northern Italy between Milan and Venice. She's
formerly a resident DJ of NYC's Soho Grand and Paul’s Baby Grand. She is currently working on a retrospective of her ten years
in NY titled Amerika1491 and she DJs parties for Armani Prive in Milan. She is a frequent writer for Vogue Italia Online, and has
designed eyewear with Selima Optique as well as others. Her contribution to New York’s downtown culture will last forever
and we miss her!
Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, rapper, music producer and editor that’s released several albums, short films and five books
of poetry. He’s the co-editor of Paris Lit Up, The Opiate and the co-founder of Those That This, Satori Ideas and Visceral
Brooklyn. Malik curates/ hosts Poets Live and The Wordists in Paris, France. He's also the vocalists for the rap group Madison
Washington on Def Pressé.
Genna Rivieccio received her degree in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University and is the editor-in-chief of The
Opiate, a literary quarterly. She has, thus far, published two novels, She's Lost Control and You Into It? A Novella About Not
Being Into It.
Jacklyn Janeksela is a wolf and a raven, a cluster of stars, & a direct descent of the divine feminine. she can be found; &
elsewhere. she is in a post-punk band called the velblouds. her baby @ femalefilet. her chapbook fitting a witch//hexing the
stitch (The Operating System, 2017). she is an energy. find her @ hermetic hare for herbal astrology readings.
Bruce Sherfield has gone around the world and hasn't read a poem he didn't want to like. He has been equally published and
punished in his life continuum. He is the showrunner at AWOL writing workshop @ Shakespeare & Co. in Paris.
Kimarlee Nguyen was born and raised in Revere, Massachusetts. A full-time English teacher at the Brooklyn Latin School, she
received her MFA degree in creative writing from Long Island University Brooklyn. She is a 2017 VONA/Voices fellow and has
received grants from the Cullman Center Institute for Teachers and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her fiction has
been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in the Adroit Journal, Day One and PANK, among others.
Jacob Matkov writes poetry in Brooklyn, NY where he teaches first year writing and is the coordinator of the English / Creative
Writing graduate programs at LIU Brooklyn. He is a co-founding editor of visceral brooklyn and his poems have been published
in fields magazine, voicemail poems, Maudlin House, thosethatthis, Downtown Brooklyn and others. He received his BA from
Arcadia University and his MA and MFA both at LIU Brooklyn.
Alexis Matias is a photographer and culture influencer. Originally from Far Rock, Queens, Mr. Matias has documented the party
culture of NYC for years. He connects worlds of artists together and continues to make art happen.
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