Contributors’ Notes

Corrine Binnings is a Jamaican student at Cameron University, Oklahoma, majoring in English – Creative Writing. She sees the pen as her voice and writes for fun, for emotional release, and to inspire others.

Claire Condon, a junior at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN is studying Communications, English Writing, and PR/Advertising. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Claire now spends her days in South Bend writing for HerCampus and brainstorming Instagram captions.

Kraig Dafoe is a student at Washburn University in Topeka Kansas studying English with an emphasis in writing.

Brad Herrington, a senior English major at California University of Pennsylvania, is from Amity, Pennsylvania. He is a creative writing concentration, enjoys running and bowling, and hopes to open a reading-oriented cafe.

Andrew Hyde-Strand is a senior attending South Dakota State University and will graduate in Fall of 2016. He grew up in Eden Prairie Minnesota and is an English Major with an emphasis in literature. The few free moments he has are occupied by playing guitar and rugby. Currently, he is writing a chapbook of poetry on the dualistic nature of melancholy while working full time.

Andrew Johnson is a junior English Major at the University of Minnesota Morris and is originally from Duluth, Minnesota.

Taylor Moné, a junior attending Frostburg State University, is from Glen Burnie, Maryland. She participates on the women’s lacrosse team and has been writing poems since a very young age. This is her first publication.

Meghan O’Hern is a senior at Bradley University, from Bartlett, IL where they are studying English and Creative Writing. They would like to thank Writehouse Ink for always being a safe place to land.

Benjamin Ostrowski is a student, musician, and poet at Brown University. He studies psychology and will graduate in the Spring of 2017. Benjamin grew up in a pink seaside town called Niantic in Connecticut with his mother, father, sister, and brother.

Victoria Parker, a senior English major at Rhode Island College, is from Riverside, RI. She enjoys writing poetry and playing videogames. She has previously been published in Shoreline.

Melissa Parthemore, a senior creative writing major at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, is from Winston Salem, North Carolina. She has previously been published in VIATOR Magazine.

Diego Barcacel Peña, a junior creative writing major at SUNY Geneseo, is from the Bronx, New York. He is a member of Guerrilla Geneseo and Sigma Tau Delta. He enjoys fantasizing about Franz Kafka, William Carlos Williams, and Shakira. His poems have been published in Gandy Dancer.

Cal Louise Phoenix is an undergraduate student and tutor of creative writing and sociology at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. The great joys of her life include binge watching documentaries, attending synagogue, and her cats Filburt and Gojira. She was the winner of Beecher’s 2015 Contest in nonfiction, and her poetry has recently appeared in Cactus Heart, HOUND, and the Apeiron and Scapegoat reviews.

Jared Ricardo is a Junior at The Ohio State University. He majors in creative writing, focusing on poetry and short fiction. As well as reading and writing, he is very passionate about all things dealing with photography and image making.

Dana Rigg currently lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is an English major at James Madison University, following an unhappy two-year stint in the Computer Science department. She was previously published in The Fall Line.

Shundrika Smith, a junior English major at Northwestern State University, is from West Monroe, Louisiana. She is a junior editor of Argus, the literary magazine at NSU, and she enjoys reading whenever possible.

Jonathan VanNote, from Golden, Colorado is a junior at Quest University. He enjoys composing music and is a novice and unpublished writer.

A.R. Zarif is originally from Chicago and is currently an undergraduate at New York University. He is pursuing a degree in English and American Literature with a minor in Art History and Creative Writing. He has previously been published in the London Journal of Fiction and the Hartskill Review.