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the lovely Miranda Field

Sometimes bad things happen to the best people of all. In this case, the bad thing that happened was that we, the occasionally forgetful but always well-meaning editors of Washington Square, forgot to include a few contributor bios in our latest issue.

Here’s what you need to know about the best people of all. And if you could buy Issue 28, read their work, diss our copy-editing skills at your local bar, and then google the shit out of these brilliant folks, well, that would be greatly appreciated.

Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for mini-interviews with these writers.

Bryan Emory-Johnson’s poems have appeared previously in the Denver Quarterly, Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, and New American Writing, among others. He teaches at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he also directs the creative writing program.

For more of Bryan’s work, check out this poem in DIAGRAM.

Miranda Field’s first book, SWALLOW, won a Katherine Nason BakelessLiterary Award, and was published by Houghton-Mifflin in 2002.  Her work has received a Discovery/The Nation Award and a Pushcart Prize, and appears in several anthologies, including NOT FOR MOTHERS ONLY (Fence Books), LEGITIMATE DANGERS:  American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande), and the BEST OF THIRTY YEARS OF THE PUSHCART PRIZE ANTHOLOGY.  She lives in New York City with poet Tom Thompson and their two sons.

Visit her website!

Emily Howorth lives in Oxford, Mississippi.  Her fiction has appeared in New Madrid, PANK, Pindeldyboz, and elsewhere, and was recently recognized by Boulevard in its 2010 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers.  She holds a BA in English from Vassar College and an MFA in fiction from Texas State University, where she was a W. Morgan and Lou Claire Rose Fellow. ”

More of Emily’s writing in PANK.

Rachel Inez Lane is currently nomadic after finishing her MFA at Florida State University in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, Boxcar Poetry Review, LA Review, and Rattle. She is a finalist in the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry given by Nimrod International, and is working on her first book of poetry entitled, This Heart Goes Bang.

Check her out at Rachelinezlane.com.

Tessa Mellas is a PhD student at the University of Cincinnati. Her fiction has appeared in Fugue, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Light Speed Magazine, New Orleans Review, StoryQuarterly and Washington Square Review, and is forthcoming in Pank.

A story by Tessa in PANK. And the cool thing about this is that you can listen to her read it out loud!

–Julie Buntin

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