In Search of Mariachis
by David Shumate

David Shumate is the author of High Water Mark  (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), winner of the 2003 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and The Floating Bridge (University of Pittsburgh Press in 2008.)  His poetry has appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including Good Poems for Hard Times and The Best American Poetry. He is the recipient of an NEA Poetry Fellowship and is poet-in-residence at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Review of The Floating Bridge at Barn Owl


We are Clay
by Russell Evatt

Chosen by David Shumate as the winner of Epiphany's first chapbook contest, We Are Clay is the first collection of a poet who is certain to publish many more. About this chapbook, David Shumate writes, "Russell Evatt's poetry is at once earthly and enchanted.  Welcome this fine poet in the springtime of his career."

Reviews of We Are Clay:
Dave Bonta at Via Negativa


Movie Plots
by Nick Admussen

Nick Admussen was born in St. Louis, Missouri and has lived in Nanjing, Dalian, Los Angeles, and New Jersey, where he now resides.  His poetry has appeared widely in magazines including the BostonReviewBlackbirdDIAGRAM, the Kenyon Review Online, and Epiphany.  A Pushcart nominee in 2011, he is currently finishing a full-length manuscript.  Nick has written book reviews for the Boston Reviewand the Boxcar Poetry Review, and he writes the blog series "Materials Wednesday" for the Kenyon Review Online.

Reviews of Movie Plots:
Dave Bonta at Via Negativa
Nathaniel Kostar at Haggard & Halloo
Dorothee Lang at Daily S-Press