Editor's Note


Rebecca Aronson
Drew Blanchard
Myron Ernst
Adam Ferrari
Carrie Green
Angie Macri
Christiaan Sabatelli
Sarah J. Sloat
Lindsay Marianna Walker
Mark Wisniewski


Daniel Browne
Michael Gavaghen
Matthew Hobson
Shelagh Shapiro


Bill Capossere


Henry Rollins
Alison Smith

Art & Photography

Gary Lanier
Jarod Rosselo
Heather Whitman

Book Reviews

Atmospheric Disturbances
Our Keen Blue House

Contributor's Notes


Contributor's Notes

Rebecca Aronson has poems recently or forthcoming in American Poetry Journal, Quarterly West, The Georgia Review, Ecotone, and others. Her first book, Creature, Creature, won the Main-Traveled Roads Poetry Book Contest and was released in 2007. She is a contributing editor to The Laurel Review and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Drew Blanchard is a doctoral candidate in Irish Studies and Latin American literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Guernica / a magazine of art & politics, Notre Dame Review, Meridian and elsewhere.

Daniel Browne grew up in West Palm Beach and now lives in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in Slice Magazine, and he has written about arts and culture for The Believer, Mojo, Before the Mortgage, The Forward, and Meatpaper.

Bill Capossere's work has appeared in Harper’s, The Colorado Review, Rosebud, and other journals, as well as in the anthologies In Short and Short Takes. His nonfiction has twice been recognized in the “notable essays” section of Best American Essays and this year he received two Pushcart Prize nominations for fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Rochester, NY and is currently in his final year of a low-residency MFA at the Mt. Rainier Writing Workshop.

Tom DeMarchi teaches at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. When not writing or sleeping, he's directing the Sanibel Island Writers Conference ( His stories, articles, and interviews have appeared in The Miami Herald, Quick Fiction, The Writer's Chronicle, The Southeast Review, The Pinch, The Florida Book Review, and Gulfshore Life. Because of his haircut and monochromatic fashion sense, he is often mistaken for a police officer.

Myron Ernst received an M.A. (ABD) in French and Italian from the University of Iowa. He has taught French and Italian for several years at SUNY-Plattsburgh. He is now retired co-owner/director, with his wife, of a private Montessori preschool. They live in a log cabin in the woods of Vestal, New York.

Adam Ferrari is a graduate student studying creative writing at the University of Central Oklahoma, although he has recently pawned his spirit and applied to law school. His poetry has been published in Poetry Midwest, Ghoti, Word Riot, Cantaraville, New Plains Review, and Aquapolis.

Michael Gavaghen was a reporter for the Elizabeth, NJ Daily Journal (defunct) and a press secretary for Congressman Steven J. Solarz (also defunct) before selling out and becoming a dull corporate drone. (Think of Dilbert’s pointy-haired boss, then add thirty pounds.) He lives in Weston with a family that continues to tolerate him.

Corey Ginsberg is the Editor of Gulf Stream. She's in her third year in the MFA program at FIU, and is working to complete a collection of essays for her thesis. Her work has most recently appeared in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Third Wednesday, CaKe, Tuesday Shorts. Her favorite writer is Kurt Vonnegut.

Carrie Green was born in DeLand, Florida, and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She received a 2005-2006 Artist Fellowship from the Louisiana Division of the Arts and has received professional development funding through the Kentucky Arts Council. She has a poem forthcoming in ABZ: A Poetry Magazine.

Matt Hobson's fiction has twice won the Robert Olen Butler Prize and has been published in journals including Hayden's Ferry Review, River City, The Chattahoochee Review, and South Dakota Review. He lives with his wife and two children in Tallahassee where he is a PhD candidate at Florida State University.

Gary Lanier, currently a South Florida resident, has been an avid photographer since his childhood in Texas. Though he has no formal training, he followed and learned from his older brother, who became a professional photographer. Gary’s motto is: “It’s all about the angle.” He encourages management trainees at work to take up photography to improve their observational skills and to look at challenges from all different angles.

Angie Macri received an MFA from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in journals including Fugue and Southern Indiana Review and was featured in The Spoon River Poetry Review. She was recently awarded an individual artist fellowship from the Arkansas Arts Council.

Jamie May is the Reviews and Interviews Editor of Gulf Stream. He is an MFA candidate in Fiction at FIU.

Jarod Rosello is an MFA student in creative writing at Pennsylvania State University. His comics and fiction have appeared in or are forthcoming in Sonora Review, Gulf Stream, Cause & Effect, the delinquent, and Neon. His self-published comics are available at

Christiaan Sabatelli holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Florida, where he had the pleasure of working with Michael Hoffman, and completed his thesis under the guidance of William Logan. Christiaan has been published in a number of national magazines, including Writer’s Journal, A Gathering of Tribes, Revelry, and New CollAge.

Shelagh Shapiro’s stories have been published in various literary journals, including Short Story, North Dakota Quarterly and The Baltimore Review. A graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program, Shelagh hosts the radio program Write The Book, which features interviews with authors, poets, agents and editors, for WOMM-LP in Burlington, Vermont. Write The Book is also available at and on iTunes as a Podcast. She lives in South Burlington, Vermont with her husband and two sons.

Sarah J. Sloat grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Germany, where she works for a news agency. Sarah’s poetry has appeared in RHINO, Court Green, Bateau and Front Porch, among other publications. Her chapbook, In the Voice of a Minor Saint, is due in early 2009 from Tilt Press.

David Svenson is working towards his MFA in Poetry from FIU. He enjoys traveling and would gladly drive to Seattle tomorrow morning, nay, tonight. Beef jerky and Red Bull are his road trip vices of choice.

Lindsay Marianna Walker is a Ph.D. student at the Center for Writers. She serves as Poetry Editor for Juked. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in West Branch, The Southern Quarterly, The Bare Root Review, The Jabberwock Review, Voix du Vieux, Stirring, Product, Pindeldyboz and 971 Menu.

Heather Whitman graduated from U.C. Irvine with a master’s degree in Health Psychology. She is currently spending the year in Korea, teaching English, taking millions, perhaps billions, of pictures.

Mark Wisniewski is the author of the books One of Us One Night, Confessions of a Polish Used Car Salesman, and All Weekend with the Lights On. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2008.