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Welcome back to DUM DUM Zine’s Text Message Interviews! This month we interview J Ryan Stradal, one of our favorites here in the L.A. lit scene and DUM veteran, who who debuted his first novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, last summer.
María Cristina Hall writes poetry and edits for the literary magazines Mexico City Lit and La Cigarra. She is currently a professor of English at the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City. Her work can be found in Apogee Journal, New Poetry, Surgam, Registro MX, and mcristinafernandez.net.
Chris Barton’s work has appeared in Hobart, Funhouse, Entropy, Word Riot, Metatron, and Potluck Mag. He did a project on George Washington Carver in the 5th grade. He enjoys Frank O’hara, Lydia Davis, and Osamu Dazai books. He sometimes uses twitter: @chrisnbarton. A thousand hugs.
Oliver Zarandi is an editor and writer. His latest stories appear in Hobart, Vol 1 Brooklyn and Witchcraft Magazine. He is working on his novel, Bodies, which is about bodies. Contact him on @funhousemag
Elizabeth Hall is the author of I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris (Tarpaulin Sky Press) and Two Essays (Eohippus Labs). She lives in San Pedro and plays bass in the band Pine Family. For more work check out her Tumblr.
George Duckerlives in little cottage by the freeway. His work has appeared in The Awl, Believer, Bookforum and The Rumpus. Follow his occasional posts on Instagram @georgeno4 if you're so inclined.
Jacklyn Janeksela can be found in felled limbs, Oddball Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, Berfrois, Barrelhouse, Uut Poetry, Pig Latin, Thought Catalog, Luna Magazine, and Talking Book. She is in a post-punk band called the velblouds. She is an energy.