Eric Appleby is Forklift, Ohio's co-founder, Designer and Publisher. He earns a living as a computer whisperer, web designer and marketing hack for a regional wholesaler. His artwork is featured alongside poems by Charles Wright in the book Outtakes (Sarabande, 2010). For fun, he tap dances, collects vintage Waring Blendors, and plays in a variety of bands. He is also webmaster for H_NGM_N. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Hart is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Forklift, Ohio and the author of Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and three chapbooks: Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005), Sonnet (H_NGM_N Books, 2006) and Simply Rocket (Lame House Press, 2007). His work has appeared in many print and online journals, including Gulf Coast, H_NGM_N, Jubilat, and Octopus. He is, as always, still trying to find a way to get Polyphemus, Todd Rundgren and Haruki Murakami into his bio permanently. Travel is his rock band. He makes a killer Huevos Rancheros—believe it! E-mail: email@example.com
Tricia Suit carries on a number of family traditions in her role as Managing Editor/Test Kitchen Director of Forklift, Ohio. In the 1930s-40s, her grandmother owned a westside Cincinnati diner; her father, a Marine, once had a job driving a forklift. She works as Marketing/Public Relations Manager for the Taft Museum of Art, sings for indie rock band 7 Speed Vortex, and spends her free time spoiling her dog, Olive. She invites you to send recipes, cooking/home economics tips, and mash notes to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Merrill Feitell is using her post as contributing editor to smuggle fiction writers into Forklift, Ohio. They may or may not be dangerous. They may or may not be recognized. Merrill's first book, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes, won the Iowa Award for Short Fiction. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. E-mail: email@example.com
Amanda Smeltz holds an MFA in poetry from The New School. Her work appears in the anthology Why I Am Not a Painter and is forthcoming in Callaloo. She makes a living selling wine at a restaurant in Manhattan; her happy abode is in Brooklyn. If you make nice with her, she'll probably cook you something delicious. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brett Price served as Poetry Editor of Forklift, Ohio for Issues #16 - #23. He now resides in Brooklyn and holds an MFA from Bard College. The author of Trouble With Mapping (Flying Guillotine, 2008), he curates the Friday Late Night Series for The Poetry Project at St. Mark's.