New Troop Zine ::: CARGO ::: vol 2 issue 3

cargo_coverEditors’ note,

Thanks for clicking. Enjoy the new issue of Troop. Volume Two Issue 3 is Poetry, and lives in the Cargo of life. Talk to you again next issue. Peace.

Thank you to all our contributors, and

Thanks for reading,

The Editors

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::: CARGO Contributors :::

S.j. Cruz is a native of Manhattan and an occasional San Francisco resident. His poetry and prose have appeared in print and on-line. “The Flowers Won’t Die” [Pedestrian Press, 2014] is his first published novel and is available wherever it can be found.

An ink stained wretch, Fred Dodsworth spent most of the last 30 years in newsrooms picking fights. The truth is a slippery bastard and he lost most of those fights. Now he writes poetry and fiction because there’s more truth to be found in fiction than in any news story ever printed.

AMITABH VIKRAM DWIVEDI is university faculty and assistant professor of linguistics at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India; and author of two books on lesser known Indian languages: A Grammar of Hadoti and A Grammar of Bhadarwahi. As a poet, he has published around fifty poems in different anthologies, journals, and magazines worldwide.

Joel Gonzalez is from Sebastopol, California, and currently resides in San Francisco. Joel currently holds two degrees: a BA in English from Sonoma State University, and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Joel has been writing since he was 12, and this will be his fourth publication.

Jessica Lindsley grew up in North Dakota before the oil boom. Her work has been published in The Smoking Poet, Blackwood Press, Thirteen Myna Birds, DEAD SNAKES, Black Popie Review and other publications.

Vimeesh Maniyur is an established bi-lingual poet, novelist and translator from Kerala, India. He has two volumes of poetry and a children’s novel in his credit. He has also penned stories and dramas.  He is a Culcutta Malayali Samajam Endownment winner.

Jamie O’Connell is a poet living in Oakland. She is currently working towards her MFA in Writing at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where she is a merit scholar and writing coach. Her interests include traveling, her dog Daisy, photography, and music. Her poetry has previously appeared in Menacing Hedge.

Jared Roehrig holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English from SF State. His work has appeared in Transfer Magazine, Fourteen Hills, and The Tusk. In 2014 he received the Mark Linenthal Award for Poetry. He has two unfinished manuscripts that cause him grief, and on saturday nights, he writes poetry on an Escort 550 typewriter for strangers in a bar.

Sandra Wassilie lives in Oakland writing poetry and fiction. Born on the other side of the Bay, she was raised in Alaska where she in turn raised her children, now raising their children. She has served as poetry editor for Fourteen Hills and in 2013 cofounded the Bay Area Generations reading series. She has written one chapbook Smoke Lifts about the passing of her father. Her work also appears in Alaska Women Speak, Between the Lines, California Quarterly, Cirque, sPARKLE & bLINK, Transfer, Writing Without Walls, Vitriol, and elsewhere.

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