Issue 2, Volume I
Bronwyn Mills, Editor, holds an MFA from UMass, Amherst, and a Ph.D. from NYU where she was an Anais
Nin Fellow. Later a Fulbright Fellow (La République du Bénin, West Africa) she travels widely, and has
lived in New York City, Istanbul, Turkey; Latin America; and Paris, France. For many years a dance and
theatre writer for regional arts publications in New England, she is also a Senior prose editor for Tupelo
Quarterly. Books include Night of the Luna Moths (poetry,) Beastly's Tale (a fabulist novel); and she is currently
working on Canary Club, a novel set in medieval Spain. Her work has appeared in IKON, Frigate,Talisman: a
Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Tupelo Quarterly, and forthcoming in Agni Online. She guest-edited the
Turkish issue of Absinthe; New European Writing (#19.) Bronwyn has taught at Stevens Institute of Technology;
Kadir Has University in Istanbul; and Abomey-Calavi in Bénin. From time to time she publishes work
on African vodou. Bronwyn lives and writes in a tiny mountain village far, far away.
Nejat Cihan Yurdaün, is a recipient of the Selçuk Altun Literary Scholarship. His first novel, İlk Sabah (The First
Morning), was published in 2008 to much acclaim. He has a Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University (Bosporus
University), where he currently teaches in the Department of Western Languages and Literature. He was the founding editor of the journal Unsaying, and was a contributing writer for Yol Edebiyat (Road
Literature). This is the first time an excerpt from his second novel, The God of Small Deaths, has been published
Eric Darton, Editor, has published a number of books, including the New York Times bestseller Divided We
Stand: A Biography of The World Trade Center (Basic Books, 1999, 2011), and Free City, a novel, (WW
Norton, 1996). He is also the author of an ongoing work of free scholarship, Book of the World Courant,
available at www.bookoftheworldcourant.net. Recently his essays have been published in
Tupelo Quarterly www.tupeloquarterly.com. More of his work may be found at www.ericdarton.net and
here at The Wall. Darton leads Writing at the Crossroads, a workshop for prose writers, a sampling of
whose work appears in this issue.
Michael Hawley's short stories have been or soon will be published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Boston
Review, Cimarron Review, The New Yorker, Post Road Magazine, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Southern
Review and elsewhere. Samples of his work can be found at michaelhawleyfiction.com. He lives in New York
Jan Schmidt recently retired as the Curator of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The New York Public
Library for the Performing Arts. Her fiction has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, The Long Story and New York
Stories. In Downtown she published a series of oral history interviews with hard-core, risky individuals and
their brushes with salvation. Her essays have appeared in New York Stories and American Letters and
Commentary. With J.D. Rage, she co-edited Venom Press and its quarterly poetry and fiction
magazine, Curare, for eight years. Her short story collection Collateral Regeneration was a semi-finalist for the
Eludia Award from Hidden River Arts, 2015.
B. J. Atwood-Fukuda lives and works in Spuyten Duyvil (Bronx, NY) and Woods Hole, Mass. Her work
appears in Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present (2003), Free Radicals: American Poets
Before Their First Books (2004), American Letters & Commentary, The Mad Hatter’s Review and Tupelo
Quarterly. The current piece is one of a long-running series, Trainwreck.
Hardy Griffin has a Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University. He has published translations in the Istanbul
Biennial, Words Without Borders, and for the award-winning photographic study Armenians, which
documents the lives of Armenians living in contemporary Turkey. He has published writing
in Alimentum, Assisi, The Washington Post, American Letters & Commentary, and a chapter in Writing
Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2003).
Denise Milstein's fiction has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Hobart, and the Potomac Journal of Politics and
Poetry, among others. She lives in New York City and teaches qualitative research at Columbia University.
Scott Rossi is a painter who chooses images that are aesthetically pleasing to him and juxtaposes them in his
work, creating provocative connections between disparate subjects. He lives in New York City.