Psychopomp Magazine Winter 2014 - Page 25

Kyle Hemmings lives and works in New Jersey. He has been published in Elimae, Smokelong Quarterly, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Matchbook, and elsewhere. He loves web comics, manga, and pre-punk garage bands of the 60s.

Sarah Katharina Kayß  *Born 1985 in Koblenz (Germany), studied Comparative Religion and Modern History in Germany and Britain. In autumn 2012, she became a PhD candidate at the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Her artwork, essays and poetry have appeared in literary magazines, journals and anthologies in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Sarah is a recipient of the Austrian-VKSÖ Prize (2012) and winner of the manuscript-award of the German Writers Association (2013). She edits the bilingual literature magazine The Transnational (former: PostPoetry) and lives in London.

Andrea Kneeland's work has appeared in more than 50 journals and anthologies. She likes kittens, cheesecake, and Verner Herzog.

Tammy Ruggles is a legally blind finger painter based in Kentucky. She would like to show others that the blind and visually impaired can create fine art.

Lena Smoot lives in Maryland where she works in book publishing. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Richochet Magazine and the 100 Worlds anthology from Dreamscape Press.

Tori Telfer is a writer and editor in Chicago. She likes to write about sadness and the apocalypse, like any good iPhone-toting child of the 21st century. Her work has appeared in em Review, Gravel Magazine, Watershed Review, and Rock & Sling, among others.


Meagan Trott is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist and illustrator. In 2012, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University. Her paintings have been featured in galleries and print media. As an illustrator, she collaborates on indie video games, creating concept art, sprites, and backgrounds. In her personal work, Meagan explores religious ritual, tradition, and mythology through the lens of the female body. She hopes that her eclectic iconography will demonstrate the value of the experiential, while also constructing a spirituality that is empowering, rather than restrictive.

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