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Mad Hatters' Review Issue 13 Working Stiffs
Masthead Spring 2012

Founder (RIP 1948 – 2011)   Carol Novack  Bio | Tribute | Eulogy
Editor-in-Chief
Managing Editor   Alla Michelle Watson
Art Director   Gene Tanta
 Poetry Editor   Susan Lewis
Fiction Editors   Marc Lowe
Matt Maxwell
Wit & Whimsy Editor   Amy Marie Bucciferro
Creative Non-Fiction Editor   Ann Bogle
Multimedia Editor   CamillE Bacos
Contest: Wild and Wyrd Judge   CAConrad
Contributing Editors   Marja Hagborg
Larissa Shmailo
Web Editor   Shirley Harshenin

 

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Carol NovackCarol Novack, Founder (RIP 1948 – 2011). Click here for bio.

 

 

 

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Marc VincenzMarc Vincenz, Editor-in-Chief, was born in Hong Kong to Swiss-British parents during the height of the Cultural Revolution. He divides his time between Iceland, Switzerland and NYC. He works as a journalist, poet, writer, translator, editor, composer, artist and book designer. Marc is Editor-in-Chief of Mad Hatters’ Review and MadHat Press, and is a member of the editorial board of the Boston-based Open Letters Monthly. Recent poems and translations have appeared in or are forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Exquisite Corpse, Tears in the Fence, Guernica, The Potomac, Asymptote, Spillway Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Nth Position, Lantern Review, MiPOesias and Inertia.

Recent books include: Upholding Half the Sky (Casa Menendez/MiPOesias, 2010), The Propaganda Factory, or Speaking of Trees (Argotist, 2011) and Pull of the Gravitons (Right Hand Pointing, 2012). Secret Letter, his translations of Swiss poet, Erika Burkart's poetry collection >Geheimbrief<, is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press in 2013. A new English-German bi-lingual collection of his poems More Breathing Exercises / Zusätzliche Atemübungen is forthcoming (2013).

You can contact Marc here.

Read Marc and Gene's collaborative tribute poem here. Listen to Marc's recitation of Carol and his collaborative poem here. Listen to Marc's music contribution this issue here and here. Listen to another of his recitations here.

 

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Alla Michelle WatsonAlla Michelle Watson, Managing Editor, originally from Ukraine, now lives and works in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her writings have appeared in various publications including The Midwest Journal, Verbsap, Skive, Salome Magazine, and others. Her art hangs in living rooms of assorted friends and family.

 

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Gene TantaGene Tanta, Art Director, was born in Timisoara, Romania and lived there until 1984, when his family immigrated to the United States. Since then, he has lived in DeKalb, Iowa City, New York, Oaxaca City, Iasi, Milwaukee, and Chicago. He is a poet, visual artist, and translator of contemporary Romanian poetry. His first poetry book is called Unusual Woods (BlazeVOX, 2010). His second poetry book is called Pastoral Emergency. [Sample]

Tanta earned his MFA in Poetry from the Iowa's Writers' Workshop in 2000 and his PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009 with literary specialization in twentieth-century American poetry and the European avant-garde. His poems, translations, and artwork work may be found in journals such as: EPOCH, Ploughshares, Circumference Magazine, Cream City Review, Exquisite Corpse, Watchword, Columbia Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, and Drunken Boat. Tanta has had two collaborative poems with Reginald Shepherd anthologized in Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry. Most recently, he has chaired a panel at the 2010 AWP titled, Immigrant Poetry: Aesthetics of Displacement. Currently, he is preparing to live in Romania as a Fulbright Scholar for 2012-2013.

Read Gene and Marc's collaborative tribute poem here. View Gene's art contribution this issue here.

 

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Susan LewisSusan Lewis, Poetry Editor, is the author of How To Be Another (Cervena Barva Press, 2012), At Times Your Lines (Argotist e-Books, 2012), Some Assembly Required (Dancing Girl Press, 2011), Commodity Fetishism, winner of the 2009 Cervena Barva Press Poetry Award, and Animal Husbandry (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Her poetry and fiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and published in a great number of journals, including Atlanta Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boog City, Cimarron Review, Eclipse, The New Orleans Review, Phoebe, Raritan, Seneca Review, Verse (online), and Verse Daily. Her website is www.susanlewis.net.

 

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Marc LoweMarc Lowe, Fiction Editor, resides in Japan. He recently guest-edited the "Sur-noir" edition of Sein und Werden.

 

 

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Matt MaxwellMatt Maxwell, Fiction Editor, graduated from college with three useless degrees and has worked meaningless jobs that he detested. He is employed and employable merely because the people and companies he owes money expect restitution. He has more interests than time to master them and none of the money required to dress the part. At any social gathering, if you happen to see the sneering, mute wallflower, envious eyes openly mocking the privileged, that might be him. If you notice him, then he needs to work harder on being invisible.

 

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Amy Marie BucciferroAmy Marie Bucciferro, Wit & Whimsy Editor, studied critical theory and poetry at The George Washington University and now specializes in digital media strategy and nonprofit organization management, focusing on water and the waterfront, food policy, and community engagement. She currently works for BizBash Media and consults for PortSide NewYork and other local nonprofits.

 

 

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Ann BogleAnn Bogle's, Creative Nonfiction Editor, short stories, prose poems, and essays have appeared online at Black Ice, Big Bridge, Mad Hatters' Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Blip, Wigleaf, Metazen, Minnetonka Review, Big City Lit, fwriction : review, THIS Literary Magazine, Ragazine, Wordgathering, Intellectual Refuge, Thrice Fiction, Altered Scale, Annandale Dream Gazette, Asymptote, Fictionaut, and other journals. Her weblog is Ana Verse. Her short stories have appeared in print journals including The Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Fiction International, Washington Review, and Submodern Fiction. Her poems have appeared at onedit, ~*~ W_O_M_B ~*~, P.F.S. Post, MiPOradio, Argotist Online, and other journals. Her reviews of books and performances have appeared at Chant de la Sirene, Mad Hatters' Review, Rain Taxi, American Book Review, Big Bridge, and in her monthly series, Books at Fictionaut. Audio interviews about her writing and life appear at kaffe in katmandu and Asheville FM.

XAM: Paragraph Series, prose poems, with lithokons by mIEKAL aND, was published by Xexoxial Editions in 2005. dog barks up a tree at the apple left in it under a deerslim moon, 18 poems, was published by Dusie Kollektiv in 2008. Solzhenitsyn Jukebox, five stories, and Country Without a Name, 24 stories and prose poems, were published by Argotist Ebooks in 2010 and 2011.

She earned degrees in English and creative writing from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Binghamton University, and University of Houston. She also serves as Creative Non-Fiction editor at Mad Hatters' Review and fiction reader at Drunken Boat.

 

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CAConrad,taken by Janet MasonCAConrad, Contest: Wild and Wyrd Judge, is the author of The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with Frank Sherlock, The City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010). His newest book of poetry is A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012). He lives in Philadelphia and writes with his friends at PhillySound, and he is a co-foudner of PACE: Poet-Activist Community Extension. Look for him at CAConrad.blogspot.com.

 

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CamillE BacosCamille Bacos, Multimedia Editor, is a filmmaker who belongs to the new generation of Romanian filmmakers that emerged after the collapse of the communist regime. She experiments with the images and words to deconstruct meanings and build visual thoughts. She lives in the heartland of US, in an area that was not touch by any “recent” glaciations where she is nurturing grapes, parrots & her spirit. Her work can be seen here.

View CamillE's film contribution this issue here.

 

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Marja HagborgMarja Hagborg, Contributing Editor, writes short fiction and paints in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

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Larissa ShmailoLarissa Shmailo's, Contributing Editor, work has appeared in Gargoyle, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, Fulcrum,The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, and the Penguin anthology Words for the Wedding. Her books of poetry are In Paran (BlazeVOX [books]), the chapbook A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press), and the e-book Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks); her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism, available through iTunes and other digital distributors. Her translation of Alexei Kruchenych's libretto, Victory over the Sun, is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press.

View Larissa's poem and recitation contribution this issue here.

 

 

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Shirley HarsheninShirley Harshenin, Web Editor, has been with Mad Hatters' Review since its debut issue in 2005. Visit her web design site: Nut-Head Productions. Visit her SRA information website here.

 

 

 

 

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