Contributors to JERRY #9

Jeff Alessandrelli’s first full-length collection of poetry is the recently published THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (Burnside Review Press, 2014). He is also the author of the little book Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound (Ravenna Press) and three chapbooks, including Don't Let Me Forget To Feed The Sharks (Poor Claudia). His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast and Boston Review, among others. The name of his dog is Beckett Long Snout.

Melissa Barrett's poems have recently appeared in Narrative, Gulf Coast, Web Conjunctions, and Best New Poets 2013. She is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, a Tin House writer's scholarship, and a Galway Kinnell Scholarship from Squaw Valley’s Community of Writers. Read more of her work at

Sumita Chakraborty is in the doctoral program in English at Emory University and is the assistant poetry editor of AGNI Magazine. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in PANK, Boston Review, At Length, and other journals.

Olivia Cook is currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches in the Rhetoric Department at the University, does freelance work for a marketing company, and sells wine at the local Northside grocery store. She is excited to be published, for the first time, in JERRY.

Andrew Field is a PhD student in English at Case Western Reserve University.  He has published essays at B O D Y Literature and the California Journal of Poetics.  Last summer he participated in the Ashbery Home School

Eileen G'Sell's work can be found in DIAGRAM, the Boston Review, Conduit, the Denver Quarterly, and Beautiful Savage, among other journals and magazines. Her chapbook Euphoria Takes One for the Team is available through dancing girl press. She is Lecturer of Writing at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ethan Hon is an Editor at JERRY Magazine. His work has appeared on The The Poetry Blog. He teaches writing in New York City. 

Megan Kaminski is the author of Desiring Map (Coconut Books, 2012) and seven chapbooks of poetry. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas and curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence, KS.

Christopher Kondrich is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013). New poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Cimarron Review, The California Journal of Poetics, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast and The Kenyon Review. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Quarterly.

Bonnie Roy teaches and studies literature in Davis, California. Her poetry has appeared in Diagram, Caketrain, and other journals. She recently collaborated with Joshua Clover on his translation of Jean-Marie Gleize's Tarnac: A Preparatory Act.

Sarah Trudgeon’s poems and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in the London Review of Books, the TLS, Blackbird, the Rumpus, the Collagist, and other publications. She is a recent graduate of the MFA program at the University of Florida, a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship finalist, an itinerant and a freelance writer.

Robert Whitehead is a poet and translator. He received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and fellowships from the Ashbery Home School, Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and The Rensing Center. His work has been published in Gulf Coast, Vinyl, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. More at

Emily Wolahan is an Editor at JERRY Magazine. Her first book HINGE will be published by the National Poetry Review Press in 2015. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Omniverse, DIAGRAM, Boston Review, and other journals. She teaches writing in and around San Francisco.