IJ Spring Issue 3

Issue 3

Joigny | Kauai | Mopti | Punakha | Kii Hanto

Contributor Bios

Benjamin Kirkpatrick

Chandler Leachman

Cristina J. Baptista-

Cristina J. Baptista is a Portuguese-American poet, writer, educator, and bibliophile. Most recently, her work has appeared in Structo Magazine, The Wayfarer, Cura, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Fordham University and currently teaches American Literature at a private school in Connecticut. She is also a 38th Voyager—one of 85 people in the world selected to travel on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, an 1841 wooden whale ship that is the last remaining one in the world—as well as a documenter and poet of the Portuguese immigrant experience aboard whale ships.

Gordie Roomba

Heidi Morrell-

Heidi writes in Los Angeles and lives in an old house with her two kids, patient husband, one dog and two cats. She’s been ardently writing since age nine, but only recently, began to submit her work to the wider world.

Jordan Mounteer (cover)-

Jordan Mounteer has appeared in numerous Canadian and American publications, including Matador Network, Hush Magazine, and Rebelle Society. He has spent the last five years traveling throughout Japan, South America, South East Asia, and Australia/N.Z.

Peter Leddy (credits/editors note)

Rachel Hoffman-

Rachel Hoffman is a widely-traveled Oregon writer whose work in Africa earned her a PhD. Her memoir, Toubab, from which her published piece is excerpted, says what her academic work could not. She is the recipient of several residencies and her debut novel, Packer and Jack, won an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship and was published in 2013.