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Choreography by Sarah Sgro

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Sarah Sgro recently received her B.A. in creative writing from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Currently, she works as an editorial intern at Guernica and reads poetry submissions for Weave. This is her first publication.

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Two Poems by Carrie Murphy

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Carrie Murphy is the author of the poetry collection PRETTY TILT (Keyhole Press, 2012) and the chapbook, MEET THE LAVENDERS (Birds of Lace, 2011). Her second full-length book, FAT DAISIES, is forthcoming from Big Lucks Books. She received an MFA from New Mexico State University. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Carrie works as a teacher, freelance writer, and doula in Albuquerque, NM.

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East River Mermaid by Brigit Kelly Young

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Brigit Kelly Young was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and now lives in New York City. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Gabby Journal, The Common, 2River View, Midwestern Gothic and Eclectica Magazine, among others. Links to her work can be found at brigitkellyyoung.com.

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Notes From a Diving Slate Kept by the Bath by Jennifer McGowan

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Jennifer A. McGowan and obtained her MA and PhD from the University of Wales. Despite being certified as disabled at age 16 with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, she has persevered and has published poetry and prose in many magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic. She has been Highly Commended in the prestigious Torbay Poetry Competition and the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition. Life in Captivity and Sounding, her pamphlets, are available through Finishing Line Press. Her website, with more poetry and examples of her mediaeval calligraphy, can be found at http://www.jenniferamcgowan.com and handwritten versions of her poems can be purchased at http://www.handwrittenpoems.co.uk.

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staple this to my dental records by Jess Rizkallah

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Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese-American twenty-something with internet connection and a subtle affinity for the moon and also burritos. She studies English and Illustration at Lesley University and edits Maps For Teeth magazine. Will probably get emotional about whales with you.

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STOMACH MUSCULATURE IN ISLA VERDE by Bindu Bansinath

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Bindu Bansinath’s is a freshman at Columbia University. Her previous publications include PANK, the Smoke Long Quarterly, The Columbia Review, the Susquehanna Review, 2River View. She is forthcoming in CALYX.

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Elegy for the New by Andrew Collard

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Andrew Collard lives in Madison Heights, MI and attends Oakland University. Recent work is forthcoming from Posit, Ex Fic, and Words Dance.

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The Reply by Sarah Fletcher

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Sarah Fletcher is a British-American poet based in London. She was a Foyle Young Poet in 2012 and a two-time recipient for The Christopher Tower Poetry Prize. She has been published in publications such as The London Magazine, Ink Sweat & Tears, and The Cadaverine and in anthologies by The Emma Press and Eyewear Publishing. She is looking forward to a pamphlet publication by Dead Ink in early 2015.

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THE NEW PROMISE by Joshua R. Helms

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Joshua R. Helms completed his MFA at the University of Alabama in 2013. His work has appeared in Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Fairy Tale Review, Phoebe, New England Review, and Redivider, among others. His first book, Machines Like Us, won the inaugural Dzanc Poetry Collection Award (judged by C. Dale Young) and is forthcoming from Dzanc Books in fall of 2014.

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Two Poems by Kasey Erin Phifer-Byrne

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Kasey Erin Phifer-Byrne is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, and an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her poetry appears in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Spillway, and other journals. She is currently the Poetry Editor at Devil’s Lake.

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