“I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out." —Katherine Dunn
Tim Greenup's poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, LEVELER, BOAAT, Midwestern Gothic, Redivider, and elsewhere. He teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College. Without Warning is his first book.
Aileen Keown Vaux
Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction. Consolation Prize is the first book chosen for the Channeled Chapbooks Series.
Tiffany Midge is an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her work is featured in McSweeney’s, Waxwing, Moss, and more, and her humor columns are published in Indian Country Media Network. Midge’s poetry collection “The Woman Who Married a Bear” (University of New Mexico Press) won the Kenyon Review’s Earthworks Prize for Indigenous Poetry and a Western Heritage Award. She lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she is the Poet Laureate. Her newest book, Bury My Heart at Check E. Cheese’s, will be out soon from Nebraska Press. Scablands Books will publish her forthcoming poetry collection, Horns in late 2019. Horns is "an homage to varied states of the feminine grotesquerie, humor, and the taboo.”
Simeon Mills is a writer, cartoonist, and teacher. His novel The Obsoletes was published in May of 2019 by Skybound Books. His graphic novel Butcher Paper received a 2012 Artist Trust grant. Chapters of Butcher Paper have appeared in The Florida Review, RiverLit, Rock & Sling, The Pinch Journal, and Okey-Panky. He majored in architecture at Columbia University and received his MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and now teaches drawing and visual storytelling for the Design Department at Eastern Washington University. Photo by Rajah Bose.
Kathryn Smith’s poems have been published or are forthcoming in such publications as Poetry Northwest, Bellingham Review, Redivider, Mid-American Review, Southern Indiana Review, and The Collagist. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Eastern Washington University and the recipient of a grant from the Spokane Arts Fund.
Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize, Astrophil Press, 2010) and several chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018), which she and her collaborators adapted into a multi-genre live performance they called a feral opera. She lives in Spokane, WA.
Emma Noyes (Sinixt band of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation) is an artist, researcher, and educator living and working in Spokane, WA. Noyes has continued the story telling traditions of her family by finding new ways to depict characters of chaptix’/coyote stories with an emphasis on coyote’s wife, mole woman. Drawing inspiration from both sides of her family, she incorporates her appreciation for Scandinavian art and design as a nod to her Danish heritage. She mainly works in brush and ink and has just recently started trying digital work. She has kept a daily journal full of illustrations for over ten years. Noyes’s artwork is created in a little studio in the home where she lives with her partner (Jake), daughter (Maren), and mostly-good dog (Ketchpen). Scablands Books will publish Noyes’s book Baby Speaks Salish in 2020.