Cover Artist:Katheryn Holt
Katheryn Holt studied painting at the University of Southern California and graduated with a BFA from ArtCenter College of Design. She has been featured in national juried competitions including the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, the Santa Cruz Art League, the Bolinas Museum, and won first place at the American Pastel Society. Her work has had eight shows at Tria Gallery, New York, and two at her current gallery, Desta Gallery in Marin. Her studio is in Sausalito, California.
Born in Russia, A. Molotkov moved to the U.S. in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. His poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things (Airlie Press, 2016), Application of Shadows (Main Street Rag, 2018), and Synonyms for Silence (Acre Books, 2019). He has been published by Kenyon Review, the Iowa Review, the Antioch Review, the Massachusetts Review, Atlanta Review, Bennington Review, Tampa Review, Pif, Volt, 2River View, and many more. Molotkov has received various fiction and poetry contests and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. His translation of a Chekhov story was published by Everyman’s Library. His prose is represented by Laura Strachan at the Strachan Literary Agency. He coedits the Inflectionist Review.
Poetry: Dorianne Laux
Dorianne Laux’s most recent collection is Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected, W.W. Norton. She is also author of The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award. She teaches poetry at North Carolina State and Pacific University.
Fiction: Peter Ho Davies
Peter Ho Davies’s books include The Fortunes, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the best-selling The Welsh Girl, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. His stories have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic, the Paris Review, and Granta, and been anthologized in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a winner of the PEN/Malamud and PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Awards, he teaches at the University of Michigan.
Translation: Atsuko Kanamaru
Atsuko Kanamaru has been a member of haiku group USA Tazu no Kai for more than ten years. She also belongs to a small haiku group in Tokyo, where she lives. A world traveler, her favorite place to visit is Mongolia.
Yoko Komori has won several Japan-based contests for writing haiku and tanka poetry. She has published essays and poetry in the Heisei Coterie Literary Magazine, a U.S.-based journal of Japanese-language poetry, and is also part of the USA Tazu no Kai haiku group.
Zack Rogow has received the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award for Translation. www.zackrogow.