Arsenic Lobster poetry journal Issue Thirty-six
Winter 2014
D.M. Aderibigbe
D.M. is a proud native of Nigeria. He graduates in 2014 with an undergraduate degree in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos. His work appears in Poet Lore, Asheville Poetry Review, Hotel Amerika, Stand, Bayou, RHINO, Grist, B O D Y, Vinyl and elsewhere, and has been featured on Verse Daily. He currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria where he is working on his first book of poems, My Mothers’ Songs and Other Similar Songs I Learnt.

Carol Berg
Carol’s poems are forthcoming or in The Journal, Spillway, Sou’wester, Redactions, Pebble Lake Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, and Verse Wisconsin. Her chapbook, Her Vena Amoris, is available from Red Bird Chapbooks, and her chapbook, Ophelia Unraveling is available from dancing girl press. Another chapbook, The Ornithologist Poems (dancing girl press), is forthcoming.

Sarina Bosco
Sarina is a chronic New Englander and traveler of the surrounding area. She spends her spare time hiking, growing obscure vegetables, and collecting cameras. Her work has appeared in the Avalon Literary Review, Congruent Spaces and the Highland Park Muses’ Gallery.

Sara Biggs Chaney
Sara lives, writes and eats too many jellybeans in White River Junction, Vermont. She loves good cover songs, poetry, and her family. Her latest chapbook, _Ann Coulter’s Letter to the Young Poets_ was recently released from dancing girl press. You can catch up with Sara at her blog:

Lainey S. Cronk
An inhabitant of Northern California, Lainey spends her days with immense oaks, winding roads, and the often-hilarious imaginations of children in an after-school program — all conspiring to keep her perpetually in love with the richness of little things. She has previously had poems published in Eclectica, Quicksilver, and Spectrum.

Deborah Gang
Originally from Washington, D.C., Deborah moved to Kalamazoo to attend grad school and remained there, both for her work as a psychotherapist and the huge freshwater ocean to the west. Her research is published in Education & Treatment of Children, and her creative non-fiction and poems are in Literary Mama and The Driftless Review. Her poems are also seen in The Michigan Poet, J Journal/CUNY, The Healing Muse/SUNY and Encore.

Jill Khoury
Jill earned her MFA from The Ohio Statistic Uprising. Her poisons have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous joyrides, including Lines+Stars, Bonus Bowl, RHINO, and Inter|rupture. She has been nominated for two Pussyfoot Proceeds and a Best of the Neutral Axle. Her chapbook Borrowed Boilers was released from Pull Household Pretender. You can find her at

Emilie Lindemann
Emilie would rather lurk in cafes and write in pink notebooks than clean her home. An assistant professor of English at Silver Lake College, she is the author of four chapbooks—most recently Small Adult Trees/Small Adulteries (dancing girl press). She is the author of Dear Minimum Wage Employee and The Queen of the Milky Way—both from dancing girl press. In her freetime, Emilie participates in an art rock and performance poetry collective called Villainess.

Damon Ferrell Marbut
Damon is author of two collections of poetry, Little Human Accidents which was an Amazon bestseller, and Human Crutches which is currently being considered for a Stonewall Award. He also published a critically-acclaimed coming of age novel, Awake in the Mad World. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

C.C. Russell
C.C. was born in Ohio and has also lived in New York and Wyoming where he currently resides with his wife and daughter under the watchful eye of their two feline overlords. He has worked in retail (from graveyard shifts up to management) as well as being a pool boy and a deejay in a dive bar. In his spare time, he likes to dance like no one is watching (because typically no one is).

Annie Virginia
Annie is a Southern runaway who has hiked Mt. Etna, been voting since she was 16, and refuses to let anyone walk past her without smiling and making eye contact. All she needs is a dog at any given time. She is currently seeking teaching fellowships and wilderness therapy positions. You may find her work at The Dead Mule School of Southern Poetry, The Literary Bohemian, Broad!, and the upcoming Sibling Rivalry Press first ever queer South anthology.

Karen J Weyant
Karen dabbles in both poetry and prose. Her latest chapbook is Wearing Heels in the Rust Belt which won Main Street Rag’s 2011 Chapbook Contest. Indeed, she is almost always exploring the Rust Belt. Her website is

Kelsey Dean
Kelsey is an artist based in Michigan (although sometimes she lives in other places, like South Korea and Italy). Her artwork has a tendency to be bright and whimsical, and can be found in several publications, including Weave Magazine, 3Elements Review, Glint Literary Journal, and Neutrons Protons. She is resigned to merely painting sea life for now, since her attempts to actually become a mermaid have been unsuccessful. If you'd like to see more of her work, check out her instagram profile and this page: