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What It’s Like to Only Know Your Father Through Stories Other People Have Told You by Tayler Geiger

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Tayler Geiger is a writer and performer currently living in St. Louis, MO. He is an active participant in the national slam poetry scene, having earned a selection for the finals showcase at the 2012 National Poetry Slam, and a 6th place team finish at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. He also served as Writer-In-Residence at the MITCH Collective in Martin’s Ferry, OH, and is the recipient of the 2014 James Merrill Prize for Poetry. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from In Parenthesis, Unshod Quills, and Spires.

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Two Poems by Heather Knox

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Heather Knox is a poet, teaching artist and editor currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, [PANK], decomP magazinE, and others. She loves the rain even when she doesn’t and wears sweaters year-round.

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ROB VAN DAM VERSUS JOHN CENA FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP by Franklin K.R. Cline

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Franklin K.R. Cline’s work has been featured in B O D Y, Matter, Beecher’s, and The Chariton Review. He lives in Kalamazoo, MI, with three cats and his fiancée, author Rachel Kincaid.

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BIRTHDAY by Jean C. Howard

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, performance poet Jean Howard resided in Chicago from 1979 to 1999. She has since returned to Salt Lake City. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Off The Coast, Clackamas Literary Review, Harper’s Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, Eclipse, Atlanta Review, Folio, Forge, Fugue, Fulcrum, Crucible, Gargoyle, Gemini Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Painted Bride Quarterly, decomP, The Tower Journal, Minetta Review, The Burning World, The Distillery, The Oklahoma Review, Pinch, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Pisgah Review, ken*again, Chronogram, The Cape Rock, Quiddity Literary Journal, Grasslimb, Rattlesnake Review, Concho River Review, Spillway, Spoon River Review, Verdad, Wild Violet, Willard & Maple, Wisconsin Review, and The Chicago Tribune, among seventy other literary publications. Featured on network and public television and radio, she has combined her poetry with theater, art, dance, video, and photography.

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Three Dreams for the Price of One by Chen Chen

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Chen Chen is a University Fellow in poetry at Syracuse University, where he also serves as Poetry Editor for Salt Hill. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in Connotation Press, PANK, Ghost Proposal, Fjords, Foothill, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art & Action, Nepantla: A Journal for Queer Poets of Color (in partnership with Lambda Literary), among other publications. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, Tent: Creative Writing, and the Saltonstall Foundation.

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Columbus Circle by Jennilie Brewster

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Jennilie Brewster has traveled around the United States making art. Her fellowships include the UCROSS Foundation and the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Brewster assists with the Renegade Reading Series in Brooklyn. She grew up on a farm in Maryland and lives in New York City on Roosevelt Island.

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I’ve Avoided Sentimental Until Right This Second by Lisa Summe

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Lisa Summe was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and earned her BA and MA in English at the University of Cincinnati. Her poems have appeared in Sundog Lit, Revolution House, Fourth River, Mead, and elsewhere. Currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Tech, she lives in Blacksburg, Virginia where she teaches writing and works as the poetry editor of the minnesota review and the associate editor of Toad.

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Two Poems by Jackson Burgess

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Jackson Burgess studies at the University of Southern California, where he is a Greenberg Fellow for Poetry and Editor in Chief of Fractal Literary Magazine. Jackson has placed work in Rattle, The Adroit Journal, The Monarch Review, Tin House Flash Fridays, and elsewhere. He leads a poetry workshop on Skid Row and lives at jacksonburgess.com.

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TO HUNGER by Cynthia Roth

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Cynthia Roth is an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellow and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in poetry at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She lectures on design and typography at SIU Carbondale, co-owns a sculpture studio, and likes to fish. Her new poetry chapbook from Dusie Press is titled Ekphrasis. An e-version of Ekphrasis will be posted on the Dusie site this summer.

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Still Life with Kendrick Lamar’s Mama’s Van Driving in Reverse by Cortney Charleston

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Cortney Lamar Charleston was raised in the Chicago suburbs by two South Siders, but currently lives in Jersey City, NJ. He is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and its premier performance poetry collective, The Excelano Project. He is also a founder and editorial lead for BLACK PANTONE, an inclusive digital cataloging of black identity. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Lunch Ticket, Specter Magazine, Kinfolks Quarterly, Bird’s Thumb, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, among others.

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