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Elegy by Sophia Holtz

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Sophia Holtz is a writer, performer, and sometimes-illustrator. She has performed her poetry in bars, colleges, and the occasional basement throughout the United States. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in RHINO, decomP, Consequence, H_NGM_N, and others. Find her at sophiaholtz.com

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Two Poems by Chris Philpot

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Chris Philpot is a child of the American West. His poems and translations have appeared in Beecher’s Magazine, (un)civil, and elsewhere. Currently an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Maryland, he lives, teaches, & no longer wears his retainer in Washington, DC.

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THE BEAUTIFUL WRESTLER by Katherine MacCue

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Katherine MacCue is a graduate of the George Washington University where she studied French, History, and Poetry. In October of 2014 she published her first book through ELJ Publications called No Timid Electra. Her work has appeared in various journals including decomP and Midwestern Gothic. She is the recipient of four Pushcart Prize nominations and lives in New York.

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Two Poems by Greg Zorko

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Greg Zorko is from Albany, New York. Now he lives in Indiana where he studies Russian History at Indiana University. Some of his poems have appeared in Hobart, TheNewerYork and FiveQuarterly. He tweets @Zorknogg and blogs at zorknogg.tumblr.com.

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Three Poems by Gina Keicher

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Gina Keicher is the author of Wilderness Champion (Gold Wake Press, 2014) and the chapbook Here is My Adventure I Call it Alone (Dancing Girl Press, 2015). She is an associate editor for Black Lawrence Press. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Ampersand Review, Big Lucks, Birdfeast, elsewhere, inter|rupture, and Whiskey Island. She lives in Ithaca, New York. Visit her online at www.ginakeicher.com.

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Love in the Land of Jellyfish by Saara Myrene Raappana

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Saara Myrene Raappana is the author of Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever, coming in fall of 2015 from Dancing Girl Press. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Blackbird, Cream City Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Subtropics, The Gettysburg Review, and Verse Daily. Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in southern China and is an editor for Cellpoems, a poetry journal distributed via text message. She likes animals, kropsua, ice fishing, and puns.

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Jesus Opens a Condom by Dana Guthrie Martin

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Dana Guthrie Martin’s chapbooks include Toward What Is Awful (YesYes Books, 2012), In the Space Where I Was (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012), and The Spare Room (Blood Pudding Press, 2009). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including Barrow Street, Failbetter, Fence, FRiGG, Juked, Muzzle, and Vinyl Poetry. She was a finalist in the 2013 New South Writing Contest and a finalist for the 2008 Best of the Net Anthology. She is the founding editor of Cascadia Review, a journal that focuses on the work of poets and artists in the Cascadia bioregion.

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Two Poems by Peter LaBerge

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Peter LaBerge is the author of the chapbook Hook (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). His work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Redivider, Copper Nickel, Best New Poets 2014, DIAGRAM, and Indiana Review, among others. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Adroit Journal. For more: www.peterlaberge.com.

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For the Boy Who Went to War and Came Back Fire, Came Back Song by Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

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Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes is a queer, mixed-race, second-generation Colombian immigrant, writer, scholar, artist, and activist. She is committed to creative work as a practice of witness, social documentation, historical memory, radical healing, provocation to action, and as a tool for liberation. Her poetry has been seen or is forthcoming in a number of literary journals and anthologies, including Kudzu House Review, As/Us, Feminist Studies Journal, Nepantla, Yellow Medicine Review, Write Bloody’s ‘We Will Be Shelter’, and others. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

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Two Poems by Tasha Graff

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Tasha Graff is a graduate of the Bread Loaf School of English and Bowdoin College. Her chapbook Similarities (2012) is available from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry has appeared in such publications as English Journal, Ocean Magazine, Epigraph Magazine, Camroc Press Review and From the Fishouse. She recently moved home from Barcelona and lives, writes and teaches on the coast of Maine.

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