Liz Napieralski lives in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has finally resigned herself to the fact that she’s not leaving anytime soon. If you were to steal her purse on any given day, you’d find a book or two, a whole lot of pens that she’s not that nice about sharing, a notebook shamed by all the scraps of paper she inevitably writes on instead. (And not much cash. So don’t steal her purse. It’s not worth it.)
Liz has worked as an editor and writer for Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine, FlagLive!, Santa Fe and THE magazine.
Her work has recently appeared in The Legendary, Navigating the Heavens, and The Más Tequila Review.
Kevin McGuirk published poems in Cincinnati Poetry Review and Clifton. It’s not his fault both publications are now defunct; besides, that was a long time ago and the statute of limitations, etc. He has studied with Louise Glück, John Ashbery and Michael Harper and credits workshop experiences with them for his love of raw vegetables.
Here’s a quote Kevin just made up: “To Hell with ghosts; they’re just not getting the job done.” Another: “It’s important to remember that ‘fiction’ always has the last word in ‘science fiction.’” McGuirk cites as his biggest influences Don Bogen and Terry Stokes. “Bogen taught me about precision,” says McGuirk, “and hearing Terry Stokes read ‘Crimes of Passion: The Slasher’ taught me the beauty of nightmares, of surrendering completely to the voice of the other.”
McGuirk is reachable at kevinmcguirk [at] me [dot] com