St. Katherine Review Issue 7.1


Copyright © 2018 Saint Katherine Review Volume 6 | Number 1
ISSN 2157-1759

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Editorial Staff:

Editors | Fr Kaleeg Hainsworth & Gaelan Gilbert
Managing Editor | Angela Doll Carlson

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Issue 7.1 Contributors

Micah Bhachech is a biracial Desi from the American South. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and cat where he enjoys tabletop role-playing games and rap music. He’s been a tutor, teacher, and researcher especially interested in the intersections between religion, politics, and social justice.

Dmitry Blizniuk is an author from Kharkov, Ukraine. His most recent poems have appeared in The Pinch Journal, River Poets , Dream Catcher, Magma, Press53, Sheila Na Gig, Palm Beach Poetry Festival and many others. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he is also the author of The Red F?rest (Fowlpox Press, Canada 2018).

Maryann Corbett earned a doctorate with a specialization in medieval studies and linguistics and expected to be teaching Beowulf and Chaucer and the history of the English language. Instead, she spent almost thirty-five years working for the Minnesota Legislature as an in-house legal writing teacher, editor, and indexer. She is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Street View from Able Muse Press. Her third book, Mid Evil, won the Richard Wilbur Award for 2014; she is also a past winner of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. New work is forthcoming in America: The Jesuit Review, Pangyrus, The Arkansas International, and other journals. A fifth book, In Code, will be published by Able Muse in 2020.

Jessica Fischoff is the Editor and Owner of [PANK], author the little book of poems, The Desperate Measure of Undoing (Across the Margin, 2019) and Editor of the upcoming Pittsburgh Anthology (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020). Her thoughts on editing appear in Best American Poetry and The Kenyon Review. Her writing appears in Diode Poetry Journal, The Southampton Review, Fjords Review and Yemassee.

D.A. Gray’s poetry collection, Contested Terrain, was published by FutureCycle Press in October 2017. His work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Appalachian Heritage, Rattle: Poets Respond, Still: The Journal, The Windhover, and War, Literature and the Arts among many other journals. Gray holds an MFA from The Sewanee School of Letters and an MS from Texas A&M-Central Texas. Retired soldier and veteran, the author writes, teaches and lives in Central Texas.

Evan Gurney is an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His poems have recently appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Dappled Things, Relief, and Still: The Journal, and in 2018 he published Love’s Quarrels (University of Massachusetts Press), which examines the complex history of charity in early modern England.

Charles Hughes is the author of the poetry collection, Cave Art (Wiseblood Books 2014), and was a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the 2016 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His poems have appeared in the Alabama Literary Review, The Christian Century, the Iron Horse Literary Review, Literary Matters, Measure, the Sewanee Theological Review, Think Journal, and elsewhere. He worked as a lawyer for thirty-three years before his retirement and lives with his wife in the Chicago area.

Sarah Law lives in London UK, and is a tutor for the Open University and elsewhere. She has published five collections of poetry, with a sixth, Therese: Poems, forthcoming from Paraclete Press in 2020. Her pamphlet, My Converted Father, was a Poetry Book Society Winter 2018 selection. She edits the online journal Amethyst Review for new writing engaging with the sacred.

Michael Lyle has always written, but he’s also been a producer/director at a television station, an English teacher and an ordained minister. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Canary, The Carolina Quarterly, Dappled Things, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Hollins Critic, Leaping Clear, The Main Street Rag, MockingHeart Review, Mudfish, The Opiate, Pilgrimage, The Windhover and other journals. Michael’s chapbook The Everywhere of Light (Plan B Press) was published in 2018. Gathered Stones, Divine Encounters in Everyday Life, a collection of stories from his early years in ministry, was published in 2005 and his other creative nonfiction has appeared in The Christian Century and Rock & Sling. Michael lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. More about him at

Katherine Maynard hails from Chapel Hill, NC but now lives in South Burlington, VT where she currently teaches humanities & communication at the Community College of Vermont.
Her poems have been published in Sojourners, Kodon, His magazine, Welcome Home, & the online anthology, Lament for the Dead. Her tendency to daydream caused her second grade teacher to recommend a hearing test. Turned out the inner life was just far more interesting than rote classroom learning. She hopes this keeps her empathetic to student wonderings.

Charles J. Musser lives in Lansing, Michigan with his wife, Inna, two golden retrievers, Sunny St. Patrick and Shenandoah, and a cat named Pushkin. His poetry has been widely published in online and print venues. He has just published his first novel, “Gichi Manidoo,” available in print and ebook on Amazon, and as an audio book on Audible.

Jeremy Michael Reed holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee, where he was the editor-in-chief of Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts and assistant to U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. His poems and essays are published or forthcoming in Still: The Journal, Western Humanities Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and elsewhere, including the anthology Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene. He is an associate editor for Sundress Publications and an assistant professor of English at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.

Lisa Rhoades is the author of The Long Grass, forthcoming from Saint Julian Press this fall, and Strange Gravity, selected by Elaine Terranova for the Bright Hill Press Poetry Award Series and published in 2004. A chapbook, Into Grace, was published by Riverstone Press in 2003. In addition to teaching in a variety of venues, she works as a pediatric nurse in a private office in Manhattan. She lives on Staten Island with her spouse and their two children. Follow her at

Whitney Rio-Ross has poems recently published in Rock & Sling, Waccamaw, LETTERS Journal, Belmont Story Review, and So to Speak. She received her Master’s in Religion and Literature from Yale Divinity School and now teaches English at Trevecca Nazarene University. She lives with her husband and practically perfect pup in Nashville, TN

Siavash Saadlou is a writer, translator, and teacher. His fiction has appeared in Margins, his nonfiction in Public Radio International, and his poetry in Scoundreltime. His translations of contemporary Persian poetry have been published in numerous American literary journals, including Washington Square Review, Pilgrimage Press, Visions International, and Writing Disorder. Saadlou holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California, where he was also an English Composition teaching fellow. He lives in Tehran, Iran.

Originally from Alabama, Austin Segrest teaches at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.

Brent Short lives in Kansas City, Missouri and is Director of Library Services at Park University. His poetry chapbook, The Properties of Light was published in 2015 by Green Rabbit Press. His poetry has appeared in Eads Bridge Literary Review, Inklings, Sandhill Review, Tar River Poetry and Windhover.
Richard Spilman is the author of In the Night Speaking and of a chapbook, Suspension. His poems have recently appeared in Ascent, Mobius, and Presence and will soon appear in The Apple Valley Review.

William Woolfitt is the author of three poetry collections: Beauty Strip (Texas Review Press, 2014), Charles of the Desert (Paraclete Press, 2016), and Spring Up Everlasting (forthcoming). His fiction chapbook The Boy with Fire in His Mouth (2014) won the Epiphany Editions contest judged by Darin Strauss. He edits Speaking of Marvels, a blog that features interviews with authors of chapbooks, novellas, and books of assorted lengths.