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Shannon Estlund, an artist & educator, lives in Fridley, MN with her husband and two daughters. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received her B.F.A. from the University of Florida. Shannon teaches drawing and painting at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and Augsburg College. Her work has been included in New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazin, as well as Up the Staircase Quarterly and Radar Poetry. Her work has recently been shown at the Crisp-Ellert Museum in St. Augustine, FL, Rosalux Gallery and MN and at the National Galleries of Scotland. You can view more of her work at her website .

Timothy Gerken teaches writing at a small college in Central New York. His writing and photography are attempts to document the world he passes through everyday: the collapsing barns, the glowing fields, people on the street, and the horizon around every corner. He also runs a small art gallery on campus to encourage our community to engage in the practice of seeing. Issue 18 of cahoodaloodaling featured his photo “Bathing Caps Required” on the cover. He works to remember Oscar Wilde’s idea “the object of Art is not simple truth but complex beauty.” See more of his work at his website and on Tumblr.

Thomas Gillaspy is a northern California photographer with an interest in urban minimalism. His photography has been featured in a number of magazines including the literary journals: Compose, DMQ Review and Citron Review. Further information about his work is available at his website.

Kelly Glass is a writing tutor in Lawrenceville, Georgia at Georgia Gwinnett College.   In addition to tutoring, she teaches workshops on research strategies for academic research and creative writing.  Kelly has presented at numerous academic conferences on works by:  Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, and topics such as strategies for assisting non-traditional students in college writing centers.    When not writing, she thinks about hiking; when hiking, she thinks about reading; when reading, she thinks about things she can write about, and so on. This is her first publication in a literary magazine.

KJ Hannah Greenberg, who only pretends at being indomitable, tramps across literary genres and giggles in her sleep. As well, she eats oatmeal and keeps company with a prickle of (sometimes rabid) imaginary hedgehogs. She's been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize in Literature, once for The Best of the Net, and helps out as an Associate Editor at Bewildering Stories. her next collection of short fiction, Friends and Rabid Hedgehogs (Bards & Sages Publishing), will appear this spring. You can find her on her website and on LinkedIn .


A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short-collage films and sound-collage downloads. If you are at all interested and get the time, Google Stephen Mead and the genres of either writing, art, or both, for links to his multi-media work.

Sarah O'Brien

Sarah A. O'Brien enjoys dark chocolate and light wordplay. Sarah is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Boston Accent Lit. Follow her adventures @fluent_SARAcasm and read more of her work at

Cetywa Powell

Cetywa Powell is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. As a photographer, Cetywa received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 International Photography Awards as well as a 2013 National Geographic Daily Dozen selection. Four

photographs have been selected for sale by the Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA (through their site). Cetywa has also been part of exhibitions at galleries in France, New York, Los

Angeles, Maryland, Virginia, Hungary, Florida, the Trieste airport inItaly, Vermont and Texas. To see more photography, visit

Barbara Rady-Kazdan

Tapping 30 years of non-profit leadership, in 2010 Barbara founded Achieving Change Together to advance social justice. In her “encore career,” this Silver Spring, Maryland grandmother writes personal essays and memoir. A contributing author to Contagious Optimism, 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People,, and, her work appears in, and Airplane Reading.

Warren Read

Warren Read is the author of a memoir, “The Lyncher in Me” (2008, Borealis Books) and his fiction has appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Sliver of Stone, Inklette, and Switchback Magazines. In addition, he has had two short plays directed for the stage by Tony winner Dinah Manoff. In 2015 he received his MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Thaddeus Rutkowski

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of the innovative booksViolent Outbursts,Haywire, Tetched and Roughhouse. Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop in New York. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York. He received a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

One of his quirky habits is traveling (often with his wife and daughter) and reading his work aloud. He recently participated in the Singapore Writers' Festival and the City Slam in Dublin, and he read at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans. He also sketches in a notebook (he was a fine arts/painting major in college). He is looking forward to reading in the Stillwater Poetry Festival in Columbia County, Pa. Still another quirky habit is tending to some struggling plants on windowsills.

Terry Severhill

Terry has been writing for many, many years (50) and just last year [2015] started to submit for publication. His works can be found online in many journals including: "A Quiet Courage", "Damnfino", "Mad Swirl", "Red Omnivore" and others. He has poems in several anthologies the latest "Manifest West", from Western Press due for release in November, 2016 and is making his fourth appearance in the anthology "The San Diego Poetry Annual". Terry is a former combat Marine, former construction worker and former toddler. He resides in Vista, California.

Jake Sheff

Jake Sheff is a captain and pediatrician in the US Air Force, married to a Corri whom he produced a modern Maddie with. They, in turn, were adopted by four animals. Home is currently S. California. Poems of Jake’s are featured or forthcoming in Marathon Literary Review, Jet Fuel Review, Foliate Oak and elsewhere. A chapbook of his was published, “Looting Versailles,” (Alabaster Leaves Publishing). He considers life an impossible sit-up, but plausible.

Ruby Singer

I am a freshman at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, California, in the Creative Writing Conservatory. I have not yet been published and am 14 years old.

Laura Madeline Wiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman's recent books are An Apparently Impossible Adventure (BlazeVOX [books]) and Leaves of Absence (Red Dashboard). She is also the author of Drink (BlazeVOX [books]), winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Bronze Book Award and Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles) with artist Sally Brown Deskins, an Honor Book for the 2015 Nebraska Book Award. Her essay on long distance cycling "Seven Cities of Good" is an honorable mention for the Pacific Literary Review's 2015 Creative Nonfiction Award. She teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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