Contributor Profiles

Renée Ashley

Renée Ashley’s most recent collection of poems is Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea.


Ella DeWolf

Ella DeWolf is a masters student at the University of Wyoming in the Weinig Lab, where she spends most of her time nordic skiing or swabbing the undersides of water lilies.

Mike Dyall-Smith

Mike Dyall-Smith is a senior lecturer in microbiology at Charles Sturt University, NSW Australia.


H. L. Hix

H. L. Hix‘s selected poems, First Fire, Then Birds, features microbes (marine diatoms) on its cover.


Lindsey Lusby

Lindsay Lusby is a poet and editor, and she works at the Rose O’Neill Literary House.


Peter Janssen

Peter Janssen has been accused of thinking like a microbe, but he knows they are smarter than he is.


Mike Jetten

Mike Jetten is professor of Ecological Microbiology at Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL and laureate of various prestigious research grants.


Jeff Lockwood

Jeff Lockwood is an entomologist/ecologist-turned-philosopher/writer and in his capacity as director of UWyo’s creative writing program wonders if his early work in parasitology primed him for administration.


Rupert Loydell

Rupert Loydell is a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University and an artist, editor and poet.


Jill Magi

Jill Magi is an artist, critic, and educator who works in text, image, and textile.  She is on the faculty at New York University Abu Dhabi, and her most recent book is LABOR.


Mary Quade

Mary Quade is the author of the poetry collection Guide to Native Beasts and a fan of beasts both great and small.


Lynn Randolph

Lynn Randolph is a painter living in Houston, Texas.


Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani is a fiction writer, poet, and critic in Houston, Texas, whose most recent novel is Karachi Raj.


James T. Staley

James T. Staley teaches at the University of Washington Seattle.


Robert L. Wallace

Bob Wallace, the Patricia and Philip McCullough Professor in Biology at Ripon College (Ripon, WI), teaches and does research in the fields of aquatic ecology and invertebrate zoology. His favorite organisms to study are rotifers.


Naomi Ward

Naomi Ward lives in Wyoming, where she tries to convince bacterial beasts to give up their deepest, darkest secrets.