Our Writers: 2014


Michael Berger is a graduate student in poetry at University of Nevada-Las Vegas, as well as a composition instructor. He is the editor of the art and writing magazine The Salted Lash and an assistant editor at Interim. Some of his writing can be found at Pank, The Nervous Breakdown and The Rumpus.

Brooklyn-based writer Ester Bloom’s features, essays, and stories have appeared in Slate, Salon, Bite: An Anthology of Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, the Hairpin, the Awl, the Toast, the Morning News, Nerve, PANK, Bluestem, Phoebe, and numerous other venues. She blogs on culture for the Huffington Post, reviews books for Trachodon and the KGB Bar Literary Magazine, and is a columnist at the Billford and Lilith—for which she also writes the advice column “Aunt Acid.” Follow her @shorterstory.

Sue Fagalde Lick spent many years in the newspaper business before earning her MFA in creative nonfiction at Antioch University-Los Angeles. Her essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in Apple Valley Review, Bellingham Review, Prime Number, Still Crazy, and other publications. Her books include Stories Grandma Never Told, Shoes Full of Sand and Childless by Marriage.

Daniel McDonald was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1987. He holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. He lives in New York City.

Randi Miller lives in Santa Barbara, California with her two children, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and one unbelievably encouraging husband. She is grateful to the editors of Dogwood and to the writers Kelly Samuels and Victoria Woodard Harvey for their unwavering support, friendship, and love of food and wine.

Julie L. Moore is the author of Particular Scandals, published in The Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books. Her other books include Slipping Out of Bloom (WordTech Editions) and Election Day (Finishing Line Press). A Best of the Net and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Moore is a previous contributor to Dogwood and has had her poetry published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review Online, Nimrod International Journal, Poetry Daily, The Southern Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Verse Daily. You can learn more about her work at http://www.juliemoore.com.

Robin Myers (New York, 1987) studied English Literature at Swarthmore College, as well as Latin American poetry and the translation thereof in Buenos Aires. She was named a Fellow of the Latin American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) in 2009. Her poems have been published in the Kenyon Review and Hilda Magazine and, as Spanish-language translations, in Latin American journals such as Letras Libres, Tierra Adentro, and Transtierros. She lives in Mexico City, where she works as a freelance translator.

Rebecca Olson is a poet and editor from Minnesota. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University and her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in cream city review, PANK, Paper Darts, and other literary journals. She lives in Portland, Oregon. You can learn more about her work at http://www.rebeccajeanolson.com.

Julie Sophia Paegle is the author of torch song tango choir and the book-length poem Twelve Clocks (February 2015), both with University of Arizona Press.  Recent and forthcoming poems are published in EPOCH, new madrid, Cincinnati Review, Kenyon Review online, The Giant Book of Poetry, and elsewhere. She lives in the San Bernardino mountains with her husband, sons, and menagerie, and teaches at California State University-San Bernardino.

Mark Polanzak’s stories have appeared in Third Coast, The American Scholar, and The Southern Review, among others. He is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process. He teaches writing and literature at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Shann Ray is the author of Balefire, Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity, and American Masculine, winner of an American Book Award.  His work has appeared in Poetry, Narrative, McSweeney’s, and Montana Quarterly. He has served as a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and as a research psychologist for the Centers for Disease Control. His wife is the best part of the day.

Molly Rogers is the author of Delia’s Tears (Yale, 2010). She is currently working on a book about her mother which she is tempted to subtitle “or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my mom.”

Sarah Harris Wallman teaches writing at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and son. She studied writing at the University of Virginia, the University of Pittsburgh, and all the terrible jobs she had in her twenties. She recently won Prada Journal’s international short story award.

Tracy Youngblom’s full-length poetry collection, Growing Big, was published in 2013 (North Star Press).  Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in many journals, including Shenandoah, New York Quarterly, Cortland Review, Potomac Review, Frostwriting, and others.  She teaches English, literature, and creative writing at a community college, as well as teaching writing for community ed and working privately with students.

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