Contributors

Rosemary Brusnahan is a 23 year old inert mass of fluid and gunk. It likes the outdoors. Dogs make it smile usually, as do cats. The dirty laundry on the floor feels like a chore. Which it is. Vegetables at the store appeal to it. It lives with a roommate that encourages getting off its ass. But it brings home candy, so comb see comb saw.

Monica Claesson is a Spanish student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She fell in love with poetry in high school, and has been writing ever since. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and anything involving the great outdoors.

Noah Diaz is an Omaha-based actor and poet. His poems have been featured in 13th Floor MagazineThe Gateway, and Prairie Schooner. He won the 2013 Omaha Prose Slam, sponsored by the University of Nebraska – Omaha’s creative writing department. As an actor, he is the recipient of five Theatre Arts Guild Awards, three Broadway World Awards, the Elaine Jabenis Award, the Barbara Ford Award, and the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award. He’s currently studying to become a sign language interpreter.

Blair Emsick grew up in Omaha. She is studying English and Journalism at UNO. Her writing typically deals with the precarious balance between existentialism, enlightenment, and binge drinking - three past times she actively indulges in when shes working, studying, and getting her heart broken. Her muses are beer, cigarettes, and Mahalia Jackson. She can also read palms and minds.

Larkin Flora lives and writes for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyo. She received her BA in English from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.

All proceeds from Howie Good’s latest book of poetry, Fugitive Pieces (Right Hand Press, 2014), go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Visit http://www.righthandpointing.net/#!e-chapbooks/c1qi1

philip gordon is a creative writing student from Vancouver Island, an editor of the literary magazines Ash Tree Journal and text, and reader for PANK. His work has been published in VallumThe PuritanThe YOLO PagestheNewerYork(parenthetical), and in numerous other places. philip is a sex-positive pansexual feminist, lover of shades, and proponent of the Oxford Comma. he can be stalked at twitter.com/greymusic_ and grey-music.tumblr.com.

Ariel Haine is an artist and musician who lives in Portland, Ore. She studied at Lewis & Clark College and more of her work can be seen in The Puritan and Wilde Magazine.

Kyle Harvey is the editor of Fruita Pulp. His first collection of poems Hyacinth (Lithic Press 2013) was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in American Life in PoetryElectric CerealFat City Review,Heavy Feather ReviewHOUSEGUESTMama LiberadaMetatronOssuary WhispersPilgrimageReality HandsSHAMPOO and SP CE. His new serial poem, July, was recently published by Lithic Press.

Shana Bulhan Haydock is a young, South Asian, trans*/non-binary and queer writer, artist and activist. They currently reside in Massachusetts, USA, though they grew up mostly in India. They work with The Freedom Center, a radical mental health collective that hopes to provide sanctuary for psychiatric survivors. Shana’s work has appeared or will appear in such publications asReveries & RageWindow Cat PressThe Outrider Review(parenthetical) zineaaduna literary magazine, and the Everyday Abolition project. You may also find more information on Shana’s personal website: http://www.cruxate.com

Amanda Huckins is a collagist and a political witch.

Sophie Johnson lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is fluent in French and Spanish.

Kiara Nicole Letcher is a poet who currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her MFA from The University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014. She has appeared in Green Mountains ReviewStone Highway Review and Pismire. She will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body.

louis packard is seven hundred feet tall and loves mercilessly. he drives around downtown chicago and never drives off a bridge no matter how much he wants to. professional sad jock, runs a 4.20 40 yd dash. can be found on twitter @monster_ultra

Jennifer Pane was raised in south Omaha, came of age in Philadelphia, and currently calls Omaha’s Gifford Park neighborhood home. This is her first literary publication. When she is not preparing her infant daughter for revolt against the gender binary, Jennifer enjoys long walks in the Loess Hills, and singing classic rock ballads out of tune with her partner.

David Tysdal is a Nebraskan born in Spain and raised in Virginia. He feels most at home while riding a bicycle and needs to buy a helmet. He loves his friends and his cats.

Ameen Wahba (b.1996) grew up on a farm. He currently plays bass in bands and and goes to school in Omaha, Nebraska. His Twitter handle is @ameenwahba.

Rachael Wolfe earned a BA in English and Gender studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She helps to run SP CE Commons, a poetry studio and community space located near downtown Lincoln. She has been published in Handsome and Bone Bouquet. Her chapbook, Sauce, was released in Fall 2012.


William Johnson is the cofounder and managing editor of New Bile. He is currently studying British literature at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Jordan Mapes is the cofounder and managing editor of New Bile. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska MFA in fiction writing. She has been published by EAB Publishing and Myth Ink Books.

New Bile is an independent literary journal based out of Omaha, Nebraska focused on emerging voices in contemporary literature.