Issue No. 31

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Joy E. Allen | Fiction

Joy E. Allen is a writer living in Los Angeles. She has work featured or forthcoming in Post Road Magazine, The MacGuffin, The Molotov Cocktail, and Word Riot. She is the assistant managing editor of Anthropoid.co and is at work on a novel.

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Taira Anderson | Fiction

Taira Anderson lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is a fiction editor for Isthmus and volunteers with the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas and Hugo House. She is currently working on a collection of short stories inspired by the inescapability of American pop music.

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Jason Goodvin | Fiction

Jason Goodvin is an MFA candidate at the University of Kansas and is currently trying to develop a not-horrible thesis. He has a bachelor’s in history and spent several years in the banking industry after college. He lives in Lawrence with his wife, Amber, and son, Walt. This is his first published story.

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Hali Fuailelagi Sofala | Poetry

Hali Fuailelagi Sofala is a Samoan-American poet and teacher. She earned an MFA in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is currently seeking a doctoral degree in English from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her work has recently been published in CALYX, Moon City Review, Juked, and in The Missouri Review’s online “Poem of the Week” series. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Kodi Saylor | Poetry

Kodi Saylor is a human being born in California, raised in Texas, educated in New York, living in North Carolina. Kodi Saylor shops at Walmart. Kodi Saylor likes to watercolor. Kodi Saylor makes poems.

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Caitlin Scarano | Poetry

Caitlin Scarano is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s PhD program in creative writing. Her work can be found in Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, and Chattahoochee Review. Her first chapbook, The Salt and Shadow Coiled, was published by Zoo Cake Press in the spring of 2015.

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Patti Trimble | Poetry

Patti Trimble writes poetry as practice, hoping to more closely observe the world. She was cofounder of the Tuolumne Poetry Festival and is known for readings and performances in the U.S. and Europe. Her two 2014 spoken-word CDs, both released by San Francisco’s Out of Round Records, are Hello Heaven! Poems from Arabic Sicily with singer Ramzi Harrabi and In the Middle of the Night of the Road of My Life I Found Myself in a Tangled Wood with eclectic musician Peter Whitehead. Find her online at www.pattitrimble.com.

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Charles Boisseau | Nonfiction

Charles Boisseau is the seventh of nine children born into an oddball family from Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, and now collects a paycheck from a state government agency. In 2009, Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, graciously presented him with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. He lives in Austin with his girlfriend, Beth; their cat, Figaro; and an occasional miscreant. He enjoys hobbies such as traveling, running, eating, and napping.

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Nathan Knapp | Nonfiction

Nathan Knapp’s essays and fiction have been published in Frequencies, Yalobusha Review, The McNeese Review, Parcel, Specter Magazine, and others. The editor of The Collapsar, he currently lives and writes in Stillwater, Oklahoma. More of his work can be found at www.nathanknappwrites.wordpress.com.

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Chad Hanson | Art

Chad Hanson serves as Chairman of the Department of Sociology & Social Work at Casper College. He is the author of Swimming with Trout (University of New Mexico Press, 2007), Trout Streams of the Heart (Truman State University Press, 2013) and Patches of Light: Prose Poems (Red Dragonfly Press, 2014). His recent awards include the Meadowhawk Prize and a Creative Writing Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council. His photos appear regularly on wyofile.com. For more information, visit www.chadhanson.org.

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Sam McBride | Art

Sam McBride’s artistic practice is centered in painting—especially its materiality, mechanics, and history—though it often manifests in multiple media, including printmaking, sculpture, installations, videos, and writing. McBride received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and is a current Painting & Drawing MFA candidate at the University of New Mexico.

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Maria S. Picone | Art

Maria S. Picone is a writer, painter, and photographer who lives in Boulder, Colorado. She is an MFA student at Goddard College who will be graduating this summer. She believes in making art that reflects and critiques reality. In her free time, she volunteers for Bead for Life, an organization that helps Ugandan women. Her website is mariaspicone.com, or you can follow her on Twitter @mspicone.

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Ana Prundaru | Art

Ana Prundaru is an artist, trilingual translator, and animal welfare advocate. Her new work appears in The Offbeat, Litro Magazine, Crack the Spine, and Unbroken.

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David Sheskin | Art

David Sheskin is a writer and artist who lives in Bethel, Connecticut. His work has been published and exhibited in numerous publications and galleries. His most recent artwork can be found on his webpage, theartofdjsheskin.weebly.com. “Elements” represents the creative integration of art and text, which Sheskin calls ARTXT or ART THAT SPEAKS.

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Daniel Weinberg | Art

Daniel Weinberg is a public library cataloguer and reference librarian. He has had three letters in MAD Magazine and poetry in cc&d, scars.tv, the 1999 California Poetry Calendar, The Omnivore, Laughing Boy Review, and others. In October 2011, he wrote for What the Butler Saw at the Chicago Street Theatre in Valparaiso, Indiana. He reads at poetry open mikes around Chicago. He is also Shmooz the Clown and has studied movement and mime for the past year.