Fiction | kim d. hunter, Editor
Lolita Hernandez is the author of two collections of short stories, Making Callaloo in Detroit, a 2015 Michigan Notable Book, and Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plant, winner of a 2005 PEN Beyond Margins Award. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in a wide variety of literary venues. She is also a 2012 Kresge Fellow. After more than thirty-three years as a UAW member at General Motors and twelve on the faculty of the University of Michigan Creative Writing Department at the Residential College, she recently retired to Las Vegas, Nevada, from her native Detroit.
Paul Jaussen is an associate professor of literature at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He is the author of Writing in Real Time: Emergent Poetics from Whitman to the Digital (Cambridge University Press), as well as numerous essays and reviews in such publications as Chicago Review, Jacket2, Six Feet of Distance, and New Literary History. He is currently at work on a second book of criticism, as well as his first novel.
Born and raised in Detroit, Cal Freeman is the author of the books of poetry Fight Songs (2017) and the pamphlet Heard Among The Windbreak (2016). His writing has appeared in New Orleans Review, Passages North, The Journal, Commonwealth, Drunken Boat, and The Poetry Review. He is a recipient of the Devine Poetry Fellowship and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and creative nonfiction. He teaches at Oakland University.