Arsenic Lobster poetry journal Issue Thirty-two
Summer 2013
Andrew Aulino
Andrew was born in Camp Springs, MD, on Andrews Air Force Base, a fact that would set two important precedents for him. First, he was named after the installation where he was born. Second, he has moved a great deal, completing his seventh cross-country move at the end of 2011, to Sacramento, where he currently resides.

Kelly Boyker
Kelly lives in Seattle, Washington and wishes it really would rain every day, as the myth goes. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Opium Magazine, PANK, Prick-of-the-Spindle, Scythe, FRiGG, Wicked Alice and Apercus Quarterly as well as many other journals. She recently finished partaking in the collaborative anthology Fainting Couch Idioglossia from Blood Pudding Press. Her chapbook, Zoonosis, is forthcoming from Hyacinth Girl Press in 2013. In her spare time she rides her horse Shadowmere through the lands of Skyrim where she is the leader of the Dark Brotherhood and the head mage at the College in Winterhold.

Risa Denenberg
Risa is an aging hippie poet currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She earns her keep as a nurse practitioner, although she’ll tell anyone who’ll listen that she holds little faith in Western medicine. She does not own a television, follow news blogs, or read the newspaper, and only listens to Canadian radio, so she can’t really follow chitchat about current events or popular culture. She prefers to spend her nonworking hours savoring solitude or reading and writing poetry. In other words, she’s a hermit. Along with Mary Meriam and Jessica McFadden, she is a mistress of Headmistress Press, dedicated to publishing fine lesbian poetry. Her most recent book of poems, Mean Distance from the Sun, was published by Aldrich Press.

Adam Deutsch
Adam has had poems in journals like Iron Horse Literary Review, Pank, Barn Owl Review, Thrush, Spinning Jenny and Forklife, OH. He presently teaches college composition and creative writing in San Diego, runs things over at Cooper Dillon Books, ferments all kinds of stuff, and pours magnificent beer at the AleSmith Brewing Company.

Nandini Dhar
Nandini divides her time between Miami, Florida and Kolkata, India. She hand writes all her poems, and loves exploring hole-in-the-wall coffee-shops.

Robin Wyatt Dunn
Robin lives in The Town of the Queen of the Angels, El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles. He is a Member of the Horror Writers Association, and is proud to have been born in the Carter Administration. You can find him at

Kate Magnolia Glasgow
Kate is a southern girl who lives and writes in the windy city. She is a recent graduate of the MFA Poetry program at Columbia College Chicago, and her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, The Blessing and the Burden, Quantum Poetry Magazine, The Naked Feather, Wired Ruby Magazine, and Black Tongue Review. She currently serves as co-editor for Black Tongue Review, a literary & arts magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, music, painting, walking dogs, and spirituality.

Camille Hugret
Camille lives with her husband on an island in the Pacific Northwest. When not writing she tends their burgeoning farm which, owing to a certain weakness in character is currently more of a hospice for chickens in their twilight years. She believes in laughing like a loon, drinking like a fish and dancing like a tarantula in a windstorm.

Rich Ives
Rich is a musician and artist as well as a writer who plays fiddle, dobro, octave mandolin, several varieties of banjo, cittern, piano and just about any other instrument he can get his hands on. He is related to George Homer Ives, the first man to be hung in Montana by vigilantes.

Claire Molek
Claire feels better when she puts words together. She works in the art world, and is essentially a professional hype. She believes in you, and is always in love.

Laura Madeline Wiseman
Laura keeps four cats, one dog, a husband, and an organic garden, year-round. She is an Iowan transplant living in Nebraska. She is the author of Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012) and First Wife (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013).

Tanya Mayers
Tanya is a self-taught artist from Lancashire, England. Her art ranges from Gothic, Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow & more. As a child she was always letting her imagination run away with her and still does as an adult. Liking to get her imaginations down on paper, her big-eyed girls represent a mood or feeling. She thinks anybody can relate to at least one of her girls. Her art is a combination of the whimsical with the melancholy. It’s the light, feminine subject matters and sense of style and detail, mixed with the macabre or surreal that she aims for. You can see a childlike point of view throughout her work, that perspective of the world as an unknown and magical, but not an always comforting, place. She hopes you’ll find her work dark yet charming!