Matty Byloos is Co-Publisher and a Contributing Editor for NAILED. He was born 7 days after his older twin brother, Kevin Byloos. He is the author of 2 books, including the novel in stories, ROPE ('14 SDP), and the collection of short stories, Don't Smell the Floss ('09 Write Bloody Books).
Shenyah Webb is the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor for NAILED. She is originally from Detroit; she studied Psychology at Michigan State University, and later finished in Industrial Design with an Art Therapy minor at The College of Creative Studies. She lives and works in Portland with her husband and son. She is a visual artist, and musician under the name Lithopedion. Her self-titled EP was released in 2013.
Kirsten Larson is a Contributing Editor at NAILED. She lives near Portland, Oregon. She loves words and is very curious. She received her MFA in writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She writes for The Huffington Post, and is an Adjunct Instructor at Portland State University. Her work can be found in NAILED, Huffington Post, Pathos, M Review, and several other places. She is currently working on two books.
Robyn Bateman writes things and draws stuff in Portland, Oregon, where she lives. She is best described as a perverted, crass old man disguised in the body of a charming young woman. Her bi-weekly comic series College was published by Nailed Magazine in the spring and summer of 2013. She is now the author and illustrator of Failing Haus, a biographical comic chronicling the small events in her life. She has also self-published a handful of silly comics.
Fiona George was born and raised in Portland, OR, where she's been lucky to have the chance to work with authors like Tom Spanbauer and Lidia Yuknavitch. She writes a monthly column "In This Body" for NAILED Magazine, and has also been published on The Manifest-Station, and in Witchcraft Magazine.
Roy Coughlin repairs washers and dryers for a living. In his spare time he lies about being a writer. Roy was part of the original team at NAILED, and was the Junior Managing Editor until June 2014.
Kevin Meyer is a writer and student teacher in Tom Spanbauer’s Dangerous Writers workshop, and Publisher at Noisehole. His work has been published in The Frozen Moment: Contemporary Writers on the Choices That Change Our Lives, SharePDX, Nailed Magazine, and Noisehole. His novel-in-progress, currently titled Two Shots, explores asthma, domestic violence, and why it’s not such a good idea to keep easy access to firearms on the worst day of your life.
John Barrios is a poet and musician. He has been part of the band Curious Hands for eight years. He graduated from Buffalo State College and chased his dreams in the Bay Area for a decade before landing on his literary feet in Portland, OR. Barrios was part of the original team at NAILED, and was a Contributing Editor until May 2014.
I studied the dark arts on the dance floor in Western Europe. With one black cat, I travel to obtuse destinations, like hot tubs, to study humanity and the complex psychology behind it. My wisdom comes from a double helix coded by the mountains, the sea and the silence of a stalking puma. While impossible to locate, I am quite excellent at returning emails and keeping secrets. So, tell.
Joseph Blair, a failing writer by night, a reluctant capitalist by day, and a full-time family man until expiry, can often be found wandering Southeast Portland with a mesmerized face of overwhelm.
Colin Farstad's work has most recently appeared in Spilt Infinitive, Analekta Anthology, and Coal City Review. He is the editor of the short story anthology The Frozen Moment : Contemporary Writers on the Choices that Change Our Lives (Publication Studios, 2011). Colin has been a teacher, editor, writer, event coordinator and connoisseur of classic cocktails for years. Currently he's living in Brooklyn, hard at work writing a novel tentatively titled It's Never Over and working at the literary agency DeFiore and Company.
Trace William Cowen
Trace William Cowen is a writer currently based in Spokane, WA. He considers himself to be a student of pop culture, and publishes work and reviews often, in several publications.
Reyna Kohl grew up in a town without sidewalks. It was all dirt and horseshit there. And confederate flags flying from stakes sticking out of folks' front lawns. She stopped begging her parents for a pony after having fallen from a horse's back into a patch of sharp and brittle bamboo around the age of twelve. She never did ask for one of those flags. I think she always sensed that there was something evil to the thick blood-red triangles, biting, incisor-like, over the edges of the white fabric rectangle. Not even the stars could sway her into feeling okay about it, and she really likes stars. She now lives in a sidewalk-y city. Only a little bit of horseshit, though no horses live there. She makes natural perfumes under the name Botica.
Robert Lashley is the author of The Homeboy Songs (Small Doggies Press, 2014). A semi finalist for the PEN/Rosenthal fellowship, Lashley has had poems and essays published in such Journals as Feminete, No Regrets, NAILED, and Your Hands, Your Mouth. His work was also featured in Many Trails To The Summit, an anthology of Northwest form and Lyric poetry. To quote James Baldwin, he wants to be an honest man and a good writer.
Brian Tibbetts is a print maker, storyteller, musician and writer, living and working in Portland, Oregon. He is co-author of the e-book Crotch (with Julian Smuggles, HOUSEFIRE), the chapbooks The Best Goddamn Book on the Table, Vol. 1 (Mammoth Donkey), and Shaking Hands with Uncle Dick (Laughing Asshole), and co-author of the chapbook Literary Snobs (with Kevin Sampsell, Future Tense). His work can be found in a variety of print and online publications. He is consulting editor of Unshod Quills and Editor in Chief of Portland Review.
Stephen Meads is a writer and thinker living in Portland, Or. In his civilian identity he works at Everyday Music, but in his stealth mode he fights crime -- strike that, reads comics about fighting crime. His work has appeared in the anthology Aim For the Head (Write Bloody), and the Chinatown Newspaper. Played continuously, his iTunes library would last about 150 days.
Sean has fought in a revolution, a war, and helped save lives in New Orleans during Katrina. He’s a wildland firefighter during the summers. He’s been a police officer, a bartender, a incident responder, a supernumerary in an opera, and currently teaches writing at Mt. Hood Community College and Clackamas Community College. He volunteers as the post commander at American Legion Post 134 in the heart of the Alberta Arts District in NE Portland where he paints and writes plays, articles, and books.
Scott Poole is the House Poet for Live Wire! Radio, a weekly public radio show taped in Portland, OR and broadcast throughout the country. He is the author of three books of poetry, The Cheap Seats, Hiding from Salesmen and, most recently, The Sliding Glass Door (2011, Colonus Publishing). He was also the founding director of Wordstock, the annual Portland, OR book festival.
Roderick McClain was born in Illinois. He lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina. You can view more of his artwork by clicking on his name in this very profile.
Zoe Helene is a multidisciplinary artist, environmental activist and ayahuasca journeyer who works tirelessly to communicate messages of hope, conscious living and informed pro-activism to a wide audience. She enjoys learning from frontline thought-leaders and sharing their stories with the world.
Mark Russell is a Portland author, cartoonist and playwright. He is the author of God Is Disappointed in You, a condensed and irreverent re-telling of the Bible, and his plays regularly appear as part of Monkey With A Hat On's Ten Minute Play Fests.