for January 2013

  • Colin Asher’s writing has appeared in nearly two dozen publications, a few reputable. He drinks his morning coffee from a cup emblazoned with Nelson Algren’s mug shot.
  • Kylie Byrd was born on an island, and has lived in the desert, the snow, and the rainforest. Her aspiration after finishing graduate school is to become an editor, and perhaps, by proximity, a writer. She has three old dogs.
  • Robert Cohen is the author of several novels, most recently Amateur Barbarians and Inspired Sleep, and a collection of stories, The Varieties of Romantic Experience. He teaches at Middlebury College.
  • Colin Dickey is the author of Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith and Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius.
  • Scott Geiger is a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in fiction. He guest-edited Man-Made Lands, a special edition of the journal Ninth Letter featuring architectural and landscape proposals alongside the short stories of Seth Fried, Ben Stroud, Kate Bernheimer, and others.
  • Caia Hagel’s personality profiles, travelogues, and design and art critiques appear regularly in magazines and on TV networks internationally. She has won a few awards for her kooky little films.
  • Diana Hamilton is a poet.
  • Daniel Handler writes books under his own name and as Lemony Snicket.
  • Greil Marcus is the author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, and The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice, and other books. His column, Real Life Rock Top Ten, runs monthly in the Believer.
  • Sabrina Orah Mark is the author of the poetry collections The Babies and Tsim Tsum.
  • John Miranda is an independent-film producer living in Los Angeles.
  • Erik Morse is the author of Dreamweapon (2005) and, with Tav Falco, Mondo Memphis (2011). He is also a contributing writer to Frieze, Bookforum, Frame, Dazed and Confused, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.
  • Jack Pendarvis has written three books.
  • Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a founding member of Poems While You Wait, and the author, most recently, of the novel-in-poems Robinson Alone.
  • Damion Searls is a translator and the editor of Thoreau’s The Journal: 1837–1861 and Melville’s ; or The Whale. He is currently writing a novel of analog life, as well as a biography of Hermann Rorschach and history of the Rorschach Test.
  • Ross Simonini is interviews editor for the Believer, a founder of NewVillager, and a visual artist who blogs at
  • Carmen Winant is an artist, writer, and former competitive distance runner. She is a regular contributor to Frieze, WAX, and Aperture magazines, and is a coeditor of the online journal the Highlights.