Jordan Stempleman & Ryan MacDonald | Issue #83 (March 1, 2014)

Jordan Stempleman’s most recent collections of poetry are No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press, 2012) and Doubled Over (BlazeVOX Books, 2009). He co-edits The Continental Review, teaches writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series.

Ryan MacDonald is from Kansas City, Missouri. His story collection The Observable Characteristics of Organisms will be released in September 2014 from FC2. He holds the position of Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he received an MFA in English and an MFA in Studio Art. He is the winner of the 2012 American Short(er) Fiction Award. His website is