Ben Spivey - Jenny Sadre-Orafai - Jamie Iredell - Deirdre Sugiuchi
Ben Spivey is the author of Black God (2012) and Flowing in the Gossamer Fold (2010). Peter Markus said of Black God that, “Black God is a surreal dreamscape of a book…at its claustrophobic core, this book is a love story about time and memory, fear and death. At its dreamlike fringes, it is a book that might have been written by the son of Kafka and Braque. Like our best books, it is a love story in love with its own death.” Spivey’s third novel, Verse for the Dead is forthcoming 2014.
Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of four chapbooks. Recent poetry has appeared in PANK, RHINO, The Bakery, Sixth Finch, ILK, and iO: A Journal of New American Poetry. Recent prose has appeared in The Rumpus, Delirious Hem, The Los Angeles Review, and South Loop Review. She is co-founding editor of Josephine Quarterly and an Associate Professor of English at Kennesaw State University.
Jamie Iredell lives in Atlanta where he teaches writing to college students and serves as fiction editor for Atticus Review. He is the author of The Book of Freaks. His latest book, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, a collection of essays, releases from Future Tense Books in late 2013.
Deirdre Sugiuchi is working on her teenage captivity narrative, Unreformed, which mainly takes place at an evangelical Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic, Escuela Caribe. She is co-founder and curator of the New Town Revue, an Athens-based music and literature series. Sugiuchi’s work has been featured in Guernica, the Rumpus, Flagpole, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Rabbit Box, and other places.