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Poetry

Angie Mason
Issue 13
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Inventory. Spring. Amity.

Angie Mason lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Her poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in Bluestem, Nashville Review, and Tar River Poetry. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Jennifer Macbain Stephens
Issue 13
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#7 Serpentine

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in Iowa where she likes to rock climb. She is the author of four full length poetry collections and twelve chapbooks. Her chapbook Teeth Have a Hardness Scale of 5 is forthcoming from Sputnik and Fizzle. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from The Pinch, Cleaver, Yalobusha Review, Zone 3, and Grist. She also hosts an indie reading series sponsored by Iowa City Poetry called Today You Are Perfect. Find her online at jennifermacbainstephens.com.

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Ally Harris
Issue 13
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My Luxurious Escalade

Ally Harris is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: Dispersal (The Song Cave, 2019), Her Twin Was After Me (Slim Princess Holdings, 2014) and floor baby (dancing girl press, 2011). She has poems in Apology Magazine, Denver Quarterly, Bennington Review, BOAAT Press, Grist Journal, Salt Hill, The Volta, and more. She was the recent recipient of a Regional Arts & Culture Council Grant for a project related to her reading series Submission, based out of Portland, OR. You can follow her on Twitter at @submissionpdx.

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Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
Issue 12
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Archive

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach emigrated from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine as a Jewish refugee when she was six years old. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania where her research focuses on contemporary American poetry about the Holocaust. Julia is the author of THE MANY NAMES FOR MOTHER, winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry prize, forthcoming from Kent State University Press in the fall of 2019, and The Bear Who Ate the Stars (Split Lip Press, 2014). Her poems have recently appeared in or are forthcoming from POETRY, Best New Poets, American PoetryReview, TriQuarterly, and Nashville Review, among others. Julia is the Editor-in-Chief of Construction Magazine (www.constructionlitmag.com) and when not busy chasing her toddler around the playgrounds of Philadelphia, she writes a blog about motherhood (https://otherwomendonttellyou.wordpress.com/). Check out her website at www.juliakolchinskydasbach.com

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Benjamin Winkler
Issue 11
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LXVI.

Benjamin Winkler lives in Philadelphia, PA. His work has been published in The Ilanot Review, Makeout Creek, and Lockjaw Mag. Find him on social media at @cmdrcallowhill.

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Raena Shirali
Issue 11
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the villagers’ story

Raena Shirali is the author of GILT (YesYes Books, 2017). Her honors include a 2016 Pushcart Prize, the 2016 Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, the 2014 Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, & a “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Prize in 2013. Her poems & reviews have appeared in Blackbird, Ninth Letter, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Pleiades, Four Way Review, & several other journals. She has performed at Indiana University, Wright State University, Slam Free or Die!, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, Columbus College of Art & Design, & elsewhere. Born in Houston, Texas, & raised in Charleston, South Carolina, the Indian American poet earned her MFA from The Ohio State University. Most recently, she was the Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry. She currently lives in Philadelphia & serves as a poetry reader for YesYes Books & Muzzle Magazine.

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GRIST POETRY

Laura Rashley

Ode to Venison

Laura Rashley is a writer and editor living in Charleston, South Carolina. She holds a degree in English from the College of Charleston, and her poems have been featured in Prairie Schooner, Poetry Quarterly, Fall Lines, and others, in addition to having been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. A Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a National YoungArts Finalist, she currently works as an editorial manager, has recently adopted a second cat, and ran her first marathon last January.

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Alison Missler

Summer’s Volta

Alison Missler lives in Tampa, Florida where she teaches creative writing at a local middle school. She is co-founder and co-host for the Read Herring reading series and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

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Angie Mason

Inventory. Spring. Amity.

Angie Mason lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Her poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in Bluestem, Nashville Review, and Tar River Poetry. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Jennifer Macbain Stephens

#7 Serpentine

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in Iowa where she likes to rock climb. She is the author of four full length poetry collections and twelve chapbooks. Her chapbook Teeth Have a Hardness Scale of 5 is forthcoming from Sputnik and Fizzle. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from The Pinch, Cleaver, Yalobusha Review, Zone 3, and Grist. She also hosts an indie reading series sponsored by Iowa City Poetry called Today You Are Perfect. Find her online at jennifermacbainstephens.com.

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