Leah Angstman is a transplanted Midwesterner, unsure of what feels like home anymore. She has served as editor-in-chief of Alternating Current Press for two decades, bringing over 200 books by independent authors and poets into the small press. She writes historical fiction, poetry, and plays; has had 20 chapbooks published; and has earned two Pushcart Prize nominations. Recently, she won the 2013 Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest and took Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction (Washington and Lee University), the 2013 Baltimore Science Fiction Society Poetry Contest, and the 2013 West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Suisun Valley Review, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Tupelo Quarterly, and Shenandoah. She can be found at leahangstman.com.
The Midwest Finds Its Voice
Shonkwiler's take on the Midwest shows how hardcore and unbreakable the human spirit truly is....