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Two Poems by Annie Woodford

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I am a poet, a reader, and a teacher living in Roanoke City, VA. I am originally from Southside Virginia, where Virginia and North Carolina meet in a red dirt tangle of back roads and Bright Leaf tobacco. I earned an MA in creative writing at Hollins College and teach developmental English at the local community college here in Roanoke. I had a poem in the most recent edition of Appalachian Heritage and have poems forthcoming in The James Dickey Review and Cold Mountain Review.

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Let Us Now Speak of Temperate Zone Fruits by Laryssa Wirstiuk

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Laryssa Wirstiuk lives in Jersey City, NJ with her dachshund Charlotte Moo. She teaches creative writing and writing for digital media at Rutgers University. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Crab Fat, Gargoyle Magazine, and Up the Staircase Quarterly. http://www.laryssawirstiuk.com

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Postcard by Yun Wei

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Yun Wei received an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College and studied international relations at Georgetown University. Her writing awards include the 2014 Geneva Literary Prizes for Fiction and Poetry, and the Ray Bradbury Short Story Award. Her work has appeared in Brooklyn Review, Maudlin House, [Five] Quarterly, and elsewhere. She now works on international development in Switzerland, where she subsists on a daily diet of cheese, chocolate and mulled wine. You can find her at: pomegranateway.blogspot.com

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Old ways by Milla van der Have

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Milla van der Have (1975) wrote her first poem at 16, during a physics class. She has been writing ever since. In 2013 one of her short stories won a New Millennium Fiction Award. Milla lives and works in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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Look by Olivia Olson

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Olivia Olson is a librarian working in metro Detroit. Some of her recent work is out or forthcoming in Winter Tangerine Review and Spry Literary Journal. She is also the editor of SiDEKiCK Literary Journal, which aims to publish a diversity of poetic voices.

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Post-Human by Ben McClendon

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Ben McClendon is a PhD student in creative writing at the University of Tennessee. He previously studied poetry at Northern Arizona University after teaching high school English for several years. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Yemassee, Toad Suck Review, Chautauqua, Redivider, Rattle, and elsewhere. He currently works as an editor for Grist: The Journal for Writers, Sundress Publications, and Four Ties Lit Review. Ben lives with his husband in Knoxville.

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Two Poems by Luther Hughes

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Luther Hughes was born in Seattle, Washington, but currently lives in Chicago where he is pursuing his B.A. in poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Luther’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Modern Poetry Quarterly Review, Chelsea Station Magazine, About Place Journal, Good Men Project, Toe Good Poetry, and other journals. He curates, “Shade,” a literary blog for queer writers of color. You can follow him on Twitter @lutherxhughes. He thinks you are beautiful.

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Two Poems by Zoe Etkin

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Zoe Etkin is a Los Angeles based poet and doula.

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Two Poems by Josh English

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Originally from New Jersey, Josh English spent the first part of his adult life working as a songwriter and performer while living in New York before shifting his focus to poetry. Josh currently lives and teaches in Columbia, SC where he is an MFA Candidate at the University of South Carolina.

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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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