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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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A BIRD’S NEST, 2 WOMEN AND 1 BOY by Nebeolisa Okwudili

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Nebeolisa Okwudili has his work featured or forthcoming in Ambit Magazine, Yuan Yang Journal, Saraba Magazine, Kalahari Review, and also in national dailies. He won 3rd place in the 2011 Asian International Writing Competition, in the poetry Category.

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SEA STAR WASTING SYNDROME by Michelle Donahue

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Michelle Donahue is a current MFA candidate in fiction at Iowa State where she was the managing editor of Flyway. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Bayou Magazine, Hobart, Poecology, and others.

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Greetings from the World’s Largest Tire by Jim Redmond

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Rubbernecked into the revolving door of itself. Infinity plus one. Material condition: polyester resin reinforced with glass fiber. Cultural significance: polyester resin reinforced with glass fiber. Surface against surface producing no fire. Not even enough recognition to wonder at the means of its enormity, but only to know it again instantly, unavoidable—12 tons of tire—as the unnatural wonder of this world I’ve returned to. Dear Michigan, your monument does not require an onramp, an exit, a national endowment for educational merit. It says, fuck off already, you’re home again and that’s about it. Fun Facts: This monument prefers to be

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Two Poems by Catherine Gonick

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Catherine Gonick’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Pivot, Crack the Spine, Ginosko, Amarillo Bay, Sukoon and Soul-Lit. She won the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize for Poetry and was a finalist in the National Ten-Minute Play Contest with the Actors Theatre of Louisville. As part of a startup company that turns organic waste into energy through green technology, she divides her time between New York and California.

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Magic by Tiana Clark

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Tiana Clark is a Pushcart Prize nominee living and performing in Nashville, Tennessee. She studies at Middle Tennessee State University’s Writer’s Loft program and The Porch Writer’s collective. Her poems have appeared in Southwestern Review, All The Livelong Day: Motif Anthologies, Volume 3, The Raven Chronicles and The Nashville Arts Magazine, among others. Links to her work and future readings can be found at tianaclark.com.

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Docks by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

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Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco lives in California’s Central Valley with her husband, son, and a big black dog. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hobart, Right Hand Pointing, decomP, The Tule Review, Paper Nautilus, and Star 82 Review, among others.

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