February 2013

Devin Doyle
DEVIN DOYLE is going to be published for the first time in the Spring 2013 edition of Newtown Literary journal. He spent most of his childhood between Queens and Long Island, raised by his mother (an aspiring writer) and father (a music teacher/musician). Most of his attention lies in trying to find the doorway into an acting career in between sewing his own welcome mat. mrdevindoyle@gmail.com.

Tim Fredrick
Tim Fredrick is a fiction writer whose work has been published in Burningword, Circa, TC Record, and Changing English. He is also the founding editor of Newtown Literary, a semiannual journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the work of Queens writers and poets. He is currently working on a novel called A Book From Which You Will Learn A Great Deal. More information on Tim can be found at http://www.timfredrick.com.

Jared Harel
Jared Harel’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, American Poetry Review, The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, Ecotone and elsewhere. His poetry chapbook, The Body Double, was recently published by Brooklyn Arts Press. He lives in Astoria, and plays drums for the NYC-based rock band, The Dust Engineers.

Madison Hatta
Madison Hatta transforms angst into joy through the declamation of original, whimsical sonnets on such themes as madness, Time, career & family dysFUNction, and the importance of drinking tea. Madison has graced the open mic at Cornelia Street Cafe’s Poetry of New York series, and was invited to perform at La MaMa Experimental Theatre as part of the Poetry Electric series in Spring 2012. Madison may be thought of as the alter ego of April Lynn James, Performance Poet & Designer of Whimsical Things, or not, as the case may be. In any case, their information may be found at Madison’s blog, www.madisonhatta.com or at April’s site, www.aprillynnjames.com. While you’re there, be sure to visit Madison Hatta’s Peculiari-Tea Shop, where currently Whimsical Things postcards are being offered for sale.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram
Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com) is an award-winning writer, two times Pushcart Prize nominated-poet, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a book-length collection of poetry, a novel, and a nonfiction book of prose and poems. Born in India, Sweta spent her formative years between India, North Africa, and the United States. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries in three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City with her husband. You can follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Words.By.Sweta).