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Two Poems by Derek JG Williams

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Derek JG Williams puts words into rows both long and short. He’s an MFA candidate at UMass Boston. His poems are published or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, Salamander, The Cortland Review, Redivider, and Best New Poets 2013, among others. Find him at http://derekjgwilliams.com/

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Audio Tour at Alcatraz Prison by Ranjani Murali

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Ranjani Murali has an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University where she taught creative writing workshops, English, and composition. Her poetry, nonfiction, and translations have appeared in Pratilipi, Phoebe, Cricket Online Review, Kartika Review, and elsewhere. She won the 2014 Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize and has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Vermont Studio Center. She currently freelances as an editor and tutor, and runs Gradwrify, a Facebook-based tutoring service for Indian and other “non-native” English speakers who need help with U.S. graduate school application materials.

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Two Poems by Anna Meister

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Listen to a reading of “I say your name” by Anna Meister.

I say your name

like a bright & snowless winter day I’ve walked in for so long my hands are numbed-through & chapped, a pattern close to moss spread over rocks found high in our climb in Colorado where you held me for a photo in front of likely one thousand pine trees that blurred to an emerald wash behind us & we showed all our teeth because marriage & it hadn’t yet rained & we saw three deer walking to the river which sounded full of

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Two Poems by Karla Cordero

Karla Cordero is a Loft Literary Fellow and Editor of Spit Journal. Her poetry is published and forthcoming in Words Dance Publishing, The Acentos Review, Poetry International, Gutters and Alleyways Anthology and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods, is to be published in 2015 by Dancing Girl Press. You can follow her passion for performance poetry on www.spitjournal.com

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Two Poems by John Mortara

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John Mortara is winner of the 1992 Kindergarten Foot Race at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Pearl River, NY and a recipient of mail. John Mortara is a sad unicorn shivering in Boston, Massachusetts. Their newest collection of poetry is forthcoming with YesYes books. John’s website is johnmortara.com. They are the poet laureate of FEELING VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.

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Two Poems by Joseph Han

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Joseph Han was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. His fiction and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Bamboo Ridge Press, CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art & Action, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Eclectica Magazine, and Hawaiʻi Pacific Review. He is currently a graduate student in English at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa.

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Two Poems by Jane Huffman

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Jane Huffman is Michigan based poet and playwright with recent poems featured in The Boiler, The Mochila Review, Minetta Review, Arroyo Review, Cold Mountain Review, RHINO Poetry, and others. She is currently studying creative writing and theatre arts at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. She was recently the first place winner in the College Student Poetry Contest sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.

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LYING WHERE MY GRANDFATHER DIED, I’M WAITING FOR A SIGN by Sara Henning

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Sara Henning is the author of A Sweeter Water (Lavender Ink, 2013), as well as two chapbooks, Garden Effigies (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming) and To Speak of Dahlias (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Connotation Press, Crab Orchard Review, Greensboro Review, and RHINO, and anthologies such as Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (2013). She holds an MFA from George Mason University, and she is currently a doctoral student in English and Creative Writing at the University of South Dakota, where she serves as Assistant Managing Editor for the South Dakota Review.

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Aubade with Ham by Vanessa Gabb

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Vanessa Gabb is the author of Weekend Poems (dancing girl press, 2014) and midnight blue (forthcoming, 2015). She is the co-founder of Five Quarterly. More stuff at missgabb.tumblr.com.

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New Year by Daniel Bohnhorst

Daniel Bohnhorst was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. His poems have recently appeared in Rattle and Best New Poets 2014. He holds an MFA from Pacific University, and lives in Santa Fe, NM, where he works in violin repair.

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