Issue Eleven: Contributors

L.S. Bassen is Fiction Editor for Prick of the Spindle. A finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award and winner of the 2009 APP Drama Prize & a Mary Roberts Rinehart Fellowship, she is a published playwright and reviewer.

Gabriella Brand‘s fiction and poetry have appeared in Room Magazine, The Mom Egg, The Christian Science Monitor, PIF, Chordite, and other magazines in the US, Canada, and Australia. She divides her time between New England, where she teaches foreign languages and Quebec, where she hikes, canoes, daydreams and writes.

Lorraine Caputo is a documentary poet, translator and travel writer. Her works appear in over 100 journals in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia; eight chapbooks of poetry; five audio recordings and ten anthologies. She also has authored travel guidebooks. In March 2011, Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate chose her verse as poem of the month. Caputo has done over 200 literary readings, from Alaska to the Patagonia. For the past decade, she has been traveling through Latin America, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. You may follow her travels at Latin America Wanderer:

Joachim Frank, a German-born scientist and writer, moved in 1975 toAlbany, New York and recently (2008) relocated to New York City. He took writing classes with William Kennedy, Steven Millhauser, Eugene Garber, and Jayne Ann Philipps. He has published several short stories and prose poems in Lost and Found Times, The Agent, Inkblot, Heidelberg Review, Groundswell, Peer Glass, and Open Mic, all print. He wrote three novels, still unpublished. Several pieces of short fiction and poetry were published online, by elimae, 3711 Atlantic, Cezanne’s Carrot, Brilliant, Eclectica, Offcourse, The Noneuclidean Cafe, Ghoti Magazine, Duck and Herring Co. Pocket Field Guide, Hamilton Stone Review, Raving Dove, Bartleby Snopes, Red Ochre Lit, StepAway Magazine, Litbomb, and Black&White. You can find him here:

Anne Hugo has lived outside South Africa since 1986. As Anne Kellas her first book was published in South Africa after her emigration to Australia; her second book was published in Australia and a selection of her work translated into Ukrainian is in press. Her fourth book, The White Room Poems, is currently being set to music by Australian composer Scott McIntyre for performance by baritone Michael Lampard and contemporary pianist Michael Kieran Harvey in 2014.

Lane Osborne is a freelance writer and a graduate of the M.A. in Writing program at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where he lives with his wife and two children. His first piece of creative nonfiction, “Corrida de Toros,” was recently published in Waccamaw.

Margherita Ragg is a freelance writer and teacher based in Milan, Italy. Her work focuses primarily on travel and nature, and other possible declinations of the wider concept of place. She was runner-up to the 2012 Guardian‘s Travel Writer of the Year competition. In 2013 she completed an MA program in travel and nature writing at Bath Spa University and is currently working on her first non-fiction book.

Rouchswalwe hails from the former free city of Frankfurt am Main. At a young age, she was forced to move again and again, landing in small towns out in the middle of nowhere. Nowadays, she finally finds herself in a cityscape again and truly relishes her evening and weekend walks. The city speaks to her at times. And she does her best to listen.

Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Her work has been widely exhibited in major national and international museums, including in solo exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona (2010), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC (2009).

Steven Ray Smith‘s poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, grain, American Athenaeum, The Conium Review, The Cape Rock, Big Muddy, Skidrow Penthouse, The Broken Plate, Bayou, The Raintown Review, Garbanzo, Prick of the Spindle, Poetry South, Meat for Tea, StepAway Magazine, Writer’s Bloc, Dogs Singing – A Tribute Anthology, and others.  He is the president of a culinary school and lives in Austin with his wife and children.

Amy Schreibman Walter‘s debut chapbook, Coney Island and Other Places, was published by Lulu Press in January 2013. You can find her here: