Founding Editor
Poetry, Prose and Features Editor

Ravi Shankar is Associate Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Central Connecticut State University. His first book of poems Instrumentality, published in 2004 by Cherry Grove, was named a finalist for the Connecticut Book Awards. He reviews poetry for the Contemporary Poetry Review and along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, is the co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East and Beyond (W.W. Norton & Co., 2008). You can read some of his poems in The Cortland Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Blackbird and Word for Word, listen to some of his poems From the Fishouse and The Carrboro Poetry Festival, read reviews at The Iowa Review, Time Out New York, Electronic Book Review, Poets & Writers, peruse an anthology of Asian-American writing he helped co-edit in Big City Lit, read an article about him in the Chronicle of Higher Education and an interview with him in Jacket magazine.

Founding Editor/Art Editor Emeritus
Michael K. Mills is a visual artist, photographer, and graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York. He has an MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design. He does not play the bass guitar.

Managing Editor
Aaron Hawn has an MFA from Columbia University, teaches at John Jay College, is finishing a novel about anarchists in Barcelona, and is Assistant Fiction Editor at Fence.

Web Editor
John Joynt  enjoyed marriage, the birth of his son, and changing jobs last year.  He has been published in a variety of online literary magazines. His poetry can currently be viewed in the latest issue of Jack Magazine and Pregnant Moon Review. His band Raspberry Goulet can be seen  at

Web Editor/Site Designer
Shawn M. McKinney has an MFA in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts (1994). His design work has been published in Type In Motion, Digital Type and Typography Now 2. Critical writing includes articles in Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, Journal of Mass Media Ethics and International Journal of Comic Art. He served as Discussant for “W(h)ither the Touch,” an AIGA paper session at the 93rd CAA Annual Conference. He taught as Assistant Professor, UT-Austin, from 1999-2005. During that time he also served as Design Consultant, School of Journalism, and as Design Advisor, Orange Magazine. Currently, he teaches as Professor of Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA.
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Contributing Editor
Sina Queyras recently edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets for Persea Books. Her third collection of poetry, Lemon Hound, won the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her fourth collection, Expressway, is due out from Coach House Books in 2009. She is currently Markin Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary. When she is not writing, editing, or pawing the latest arts and literary news on Lemonhound, she likes to wear a cape.

Contributing Editor
Jean-Jacques Poucel is Associate Professor of French at Yale University where he teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature. He is the author of Jacques Roubaud and the Invention of Memory (UNC Press, 2006) and co-editor of Pereckonings: Reading Georges Perec (Yale French Studies 105). He is currently writing a study of French lyrical poetry from the early nineties to the present.

Contributing Editor
Jenna Kalinsky was born and raised in Los Angeles and has lived in New York, Germany, and now Toronto, Canada where she teaches writing at The University of Western Ontario, Humber College, and the Toronto Writers' Centre. She received her MFA from Columbia University; her writing has appeared in the LA Times bestselling The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (Dutton), winner of the 2005 National Jewish Book Award, EM Literary, The Oklahoma Review, Eleven Bulls, NYC BigCityLit, 12 Magazine, So To Speak, CAJE journal and numerous magazines.  She is working on a novel and a collection of poetry.

Contributing Editor
Catherine Daly has run several reading series in LA, including one with the Electronic Literature Organization at the UCLA Hammer Museum. Catherine Daly's books include DaDaDa (Salt) and Locket (Tupelo). A former
technical architect and software developer, she has taught creative writing,
literature, critical theory, women's studies, and history of mathematics.

Submissions Editor
Leslie McGrath lives in Stonington, CT and works as a holistic health counselor specializing in the optimization of creativity through wellness. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Warrior Review, Poetry Ireland, and elsewhere. She was the winner of the 2004 Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her chapbook, Toward Anguish, won the 2007 Philbrick Poetry Award and was published by The Providence Athenaeum. She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. Her interview with poet Dick Allen is forthcoming in The Writers’ Chronicle.

Editorial Team
David Cappella is a member of the English Department at Central Connecticut State University. He has co-authored (with Baron Wormser) two books on the teaching of poetry, Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000) and A Surge of Language: Teaching Poetry Day to Day (Heinemann, 2004). He travels through the country giving workshosp to teachers and students. His poetry has appeared in Diner, The Connecticut Review, The Bryant Literary Review, The Bradford Review, Dragonfly: A Quarterly of Haiku, and other journals.

Editorial Team
P.F. Potvin is the author of The Attention Lesson (No Tell Books). His work has appeared in Boston Review, Sentence, Detroit Metro Times, MiPOesias, Sleepingfish, and elsewhere. Spy him at

Editorial Team
Rob McLennan is the author of ten poetry collections, most recently stone, book one (Palimpsest Press, September 2004) and what's left (Talonbooks, April 2004). He also has a number of recent chapbooks, including fourteen hearts: a grist (Cubicle Press: St. Catharines, ON), corrective lenses (Bad Moon Books: Ottawa) & g h o s t s (Furniture Press: Columbus, Ohio). Also the editor/publisher of above/ground press and the longpoem magazine STANZAS, Rob edits the cauldron books series through Broken Jaw Press, and most recently, the anthologies evergreen: six new poets (Black Moss Press), side/lines: a new canadian poetics (Insomniac Press) and GROUNDSWELL: the best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (cauldron books #4, Broken Jaw Press). He currently lives in Ottawa, where he co-ordinates events & the semi-annual Ottawa small press book fair through the small press action network-ottawa (span-o). He is completing a novel, a collection of essays, and a poetry manuscript, the news. With Ottawa poet Stephen Brockwell, he edits In 1999, he won the CAA/Air Canada Award for most promising writer (in any genre) in Canada under the age of 30.

Recent work has or will appear in Queen Street Quarterly (ON), Versal (Czech Republic), echolocation (ON), Prairie Fire (MAN), The Antigonish Review (NS), Open Letter (ON), Grain (SK), filling station (AB) & Canadian Literature (BC).

His clever website can be found at, and he spends much of his time filling his clever blog

Editorial Team
R.G. Evans's poetry, fiction, and reviews appear in journals including MARGIE, Paterson Literary Review, Alehouse, and The Literary Review.  He holds an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and he teaches high school and college English in southern New Jersey.

Editorial Intern
Stephanie Hoos is currently attending Connecticut College in New
London. She is an English major concentrating on analytical writing,
specifically her thesis. She has interned with Drunken Boat for about
2 years as Ravi Shankar's personal assistant. She's worked on various
tasks including obtaining permissions agreements as well as editing
written work for the magazine and film footage from performances and
events. She is hoping to become an editorial intern for a publishing
company after graduating in June of 2009.

Greg Garcia manages the myspace page for DB ( Greg grew up with three channels of television (what kid counted PBS, really?) and lots of toy guns. He is a professional musician, a professional graphic designer, and a father of two wily girls. Currently, Garcia is enrolled in the Professional Education Program at Central Connecticut State University, where he studies to become a high school English teacher. With a minor in writing, Garcia anxiously awaits publication, while avidly collecting rejection letters as a hobby.

Editorial Intern
Nicole Lalime is a student at Central Connecticut State University, where she is studying English and Creative Writing. She is a peer tutor at the CCSU Writing Center, and has recently joined the editorial staff of the University's literary magazine, The Helix.

Editorial Intern
James Davis is hopeful that he will be in a respectable MA program by Fall 2008. Where he will pursue a degree in English Literature.

Assistant Web Editor
Blake Powers
is a Senior at Central Connecticut State University, majoring in Graphic and Information Design. In his spare time he is building his own website to showcase his work at