Two Poems by Eloisa Amezcua


Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. She recently finished her MFA at Emerson College and works in Cambridge, MA. She’s received scholarships from the NY State Summer Writers Institute, the Bread Loaf Translator’s Conference and the Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Workshop. You can find more at www.eloisaamezcua.com.

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Tekinoloji by Teniola Tonade


Teniola Tonade is a Nigerian poet and a graduate of Philosophy from the University of Lagos. His poems are forthcoming in More Than a Number: Poems and Prose for Baga, an anthology edited by D. M. Aderibigbe and Jumoke Verissimo. He is currently researching the possibility of sifting original African philosophy from its robust literature.

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Dough by Elizabeth Schurman


Elizabeth Schurman writes in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She is finishing her tenth year teaching English to city kids in public schools. In 2012, she co-founded the Meyer Mansion Arts Society and ran various arts events in Kansas City, Missouri. She has been previously published in 8 1/2 x 11, Knee Jerk Magazine , the Kansas City Star, Fugue, and at presentmagazine.com and ereview.org.

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Two Poems by Nicole Rollender


Nicole Rollender is editor of Stitches. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets, The Journal, Radar Poetry, Salt Hill Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, West Branch and others. Her first full-length poetry collection, Louder Than Everything You Love, is forthcoming from ELJ Publications. She is the author of the chapbooks Absence of Stars (dancing girl press & studio), Arrangement of Desire (Pudding House Publications), and Bone of My Bone, a winner in Blood Pudding Press’s 2015 Chapbook Contest, forthcoming this year. She’s the recipient of poetry prizes from CALYX Journal, Ruminate Magazine and Princemere Journal. Find her online at nicolerollender.com.

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Ascent by Lyn Li Che


Lyn Li Che lives in Singapore, where she tries to do too many things. Her work has been published in The Claremont Review and re:verse.

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Two Poems by Tyler Atwood

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Tyler Atwood comes from a long line of subsistence farmers, but knows very little about the planting or harvesting of crops. He is fascinated by black holes, but knows very little about how they work. He is the author of one collection of poetry, an electric sheep jumps to greener pasture (University of Hell Press, 2014). His poems have appeared in Lunch Ticket, Drunk in A Midnight Choir, The Colorado Independent, and elsewhere. He lives and works in Denver, CO.

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Two Poems by Annie Woodford

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I am a poet, a reader, and a teacher living in Roanoke City, VA. I am originally from Southside Virginia, where Virginia and North Carolina meet in a red dirt tangle of back roads and Bright Leaf tobacco. I earned an MA in creative writing at Hollins College and teach developmental English at the local community college here in Roanoke. I had a poem in the most recent edition of Appalachian Heritage and have poems forthcoming in The James Dickey Review and Cold Mountain Review.

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Let Us Now Speak of Temperate Zone Fruits by Laryssa Wirstiuk


Laryssa Wirstiuk lives in Jersey City, NJ with her dachshund Charlotte Moo. She teaches creative writing and writing for digital media at Rutgers University. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Crab Fat, Gargoyle Magazine, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. http://www.laryssawirstiuk.com

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Postcard by Yun Wei


Yun Wei received an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College and studied international relations at Georgetown University. Her writing awards include the 2014 Geneva Literary Prizes for Fiction and Poetry, and the Ray Bradbury Short Story Award. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Review, Maudlin House, [Five] Quarterly, and elsewhere. She now works on international development in Switzerland, where she subsists on a daily diet of cheese, chocolate and mulled wine. You can find her at: pomegranateway.blogspot.com

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Old ways by Milla van der Have


Milla van der Have (1975) wrote her first poem at 16, during a physics class. She has been writing ever since. In 2013 one of her short stories won a New Millennium Fiction Award. Milla lives and works in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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