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Leanne Ogasawara has worked as a translator from the Japanese for over twenty years. Her translation work has included academic translation, poetry, philosophy, and documentary film. Her creative writing has appeared in Kyoto Journal, River Teeth/Beautiful Things, Hedgehog Review, Entropy, the Dublin Review of Books, the Pasadena Star newspaper, Sky Island Journal, etc. She also has a monthly column at the science and arts blog 3 Quarks Daily. Forthcoming essays in Pleiades Magazine and the Gulf Coast JournalFind out more here.

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Venice: A Drowning City
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Andrew J. Older is a legal assistant and aspiring law student residing in DC. He has been published in Flash Fiction Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Trouvaille Review.

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Pockets of Dust
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Ken Olson lives in the Pacific Northwest. His haiku poetry has been selected for the Red Moon Anthology five times, the 2019 Special Issue of Right Hand Pointing, and featured in Ion Codrescu’s new book, The Wanderer Brush. In 2019 Ken published stories in Crack the Spine, Sky Island Journal, and Silver Needle Press. In 2020, the inaugural edition of the Centifictionist, Wild Roof Journal, and The Closed Eye Open.

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Noveldog’s Castle
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The Writer
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Up Periscope
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This Horse & Cowboy Thing
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Bibiana Ossai is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing program at Long Island University, Brooklyn where she was awarded the Marilyn Boutwell Creative Writing Award for Fiction. She is the winner of the Equinox Journal 2019 poetry contest and an Idyllwild Arts Writers Week fiction fellow. Her works appear in The River, The Book Smuggler’s Den, Refractions (iō literary online journal), Sad Girls Literary Blog, and The Republic Journal.

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A Young Heart’s Dangerous Hobby
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Victor Pambuccian is a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University. His poetry translations, from Romanian, French, and German, have appeared in Words Without BordersTwo LinesInternational Poetry ReviewPleiades, and Black Sun Lit. A bilingual anthology of Rumanian avant-garde poetry, with his translations, for which he received a 2017 NEA Translation Grant, was published in 2018 as Something is still present and isn’t, of what’s gone, Aracne editrice, Rome.  

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the dried-up
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Anna Papadopoulos has been a cashier, columnist, wedding photographer, chandler, marketing professor and corporate executive. She adores New York City’s gritty beaches and littered streets and even though she knows the odds of winning the lotto are impossible, she believes that it will happen. She and her husband share their home in Staten Island, NY with their twin sons, daughter, a poodle, a Siberian cat and her mother’s neglected Lenox collection.

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My Brother Tells His Story
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My Friends Are All Dying
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Effie Pasagiannis is an NYC lawyer, writer & curator. Her poetry has appeared in journals & anthologies, notably in Mantis, Stanford University’s poetry journal (2019). Her first poetry book Anagnorisis was published by Dancing Girl Press in January 2020. Effie is working on a chapbook of villanelles and a short story collection. One of these short stories is being adapted into a feature-length film by Nomadis Images (production slated for Spring 2021). As a curator, Effie brings together artist and writers to collaborate and showcase their work. She looks forward to many more events and readings post-pandemic.

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Comfort of Togetherness
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Ilari Pass holds a BA in English from Guilford College of Greensboro, NC, and an MA in English, with a concentration in literature, from Gardner-Webb University of Boiling Springs, NC. Her work appears or forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Rat’s Ass Review, As It Ought To Be, Triggerfish Critical Review, Kissing Dynamite, The American Journal of Poetry, Unlikely Stories, Rigorous Magazine, Common Ground Review, Free State Review, Rejection Letters, and others.

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Drawing Amnesia
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I Can See the Roar in You
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Lawrence Paulson is a writer of fiction and poetry in Hyattsville, Maryland. His poetry has been published in Southern Voices and Eunoia Review and received an International Merit Award in the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition. A short story received an honorable mention in the 2014 Northern Colorado Writers Contest and was published in the contest anthology, Pooled Ink. He has been a journalist, copy editor, association executive, publisher, and the owner of an unsuccessful yarn shop. A native of New Jersey, he received a B.A. in literature from New College of Florida.  

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Themo H Peel is a writer and illustrator based in Edinburgh Scotland. He has published two young adult science fiction novels, and has poetry published in Arlington Literary Journal. This essay is part of a series of poems and essays called MEN about the influential men in his life. As an artist and tutor he has a passion for inspiring diverse (minority, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, disabled) young people to use art as a tool for self-actualisation. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Yale University and an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh University.

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Clark’s Diary
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Nathan Perrin is a Quaker pastor who spends his time between Wisconsin and Illinois. He writes devotionals for Barclay Press, and is currently working on a book centered around Friends theology, COVID-19, and Christmas. He holds an MA in Quaker Studies from Barclay College. He is currently a doctoral student for Northern Seminary studying Christian Community Development.

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The Best of Weed and Whiskey
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Matt Petras is a Pittsburgh-area writer and educator. His journalism has been published in The Daily Beast as well as local publications like PublicSource, Pittsburgh Current, and The Mon Valley Independent. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Chatham University, focusing on fiction and concentrating in pedagogy.

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Andy Peyrie is an autodidact who started writing to ameliorate the boredom of some of his paying (yet nevertheless unmonitored) jobs.

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Joe Phipps is a writer from Logan County, West Virginia, an MFA Candidate at Syracuse University, and a lover of comic books.

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Love’s an Accurate Word for It
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Supriya Lopez Pillai is a writer and mother based in Oakland, California.  Recent fiction and poetry have been published in Sky Island JournalThe Margins (Asian American Writers Workshop), Meat for Tea: The Valley Review, and as part of the installation Art in the Time of Covid (Raspberry Neon Art House)She is a 2021 Pushcart Award nominee.  From 1997 – 2001 she was an editor and writer at Stress Magazine, focused on hip hop and the contemporary socio-political issues of the time. She is the Executive Director of the Hidden Leaf Foundation, dedicated to transformative change and social justice movement building. 

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Nalini’s Daughter
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Simon Plant is an Aussie expat short writer and dancer who lives in NYC with his husband and cat. When he’s not performing on a stage somewhere, you’ll find him writing something or neurotically watering houseplants (it’s not an addiction…). He grew up in Sydney, Australia before finding his place in the world as a professional ballet dancer. His stories have appeared in anthologies by the following: Red Cape Publishing, Raven and Drake, Not a Pipe, Breaking Rules Europe, Hiraeth, and Black Hare Press. You can learn more about Simon and his writing endeavors at his website:

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I Hate Snow
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Sarah Plummer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Social and Cultural Thought at Virginia Tech. She is a proud Appalachian who, in former lives, worked in journalism and theater.

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Julia Ponder is a poet and teacher living in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her poetry and creative non-fiction have been published in several print and online publications, including Chronogram805LitShawangunk ReviewTHAT Magazine, and The Sonder Review.

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Winter Prayers
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New Year
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Olga Ponjee (she/he) is a Dutch screenwriter and amateur bricklayer, gardener, seamstress & dragking. Partner of two, mother of three, sleeper of little. Ponjee’s flash fiction, Rate & Review, was translated by Camilla Maltas.

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Rate & Review
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Elizabeth Powers has lived and wrote in many different places, but somehow always returns to the area of Cleveland, Ohio. She received her MFA from Eastern Washington University, and works in electronic communications to pay the bills. You can normally find her bopping around coffee shops, binge-watching bad television with her significant other, or chasing after her young daughter.

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Sara Primo is a high school and middle school English teacher and yoga teacher, living and working in Philadelphia with her partner and two kids. She has led poetry readings with high school students in NYC and led poetry workshops with the elderly in connection with Dementia Arts. An educator for the past nineteen years, you can find more of her writing on Medium.

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Home Was
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Kacie Prologo is a Rust Belt writer who has spent her life wrapped up in the kinds of familial mythology that runs rampant in her hometown of Alliance, Ohio. As a student in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program, Kacie spends her time translating this family folklore into both fiction and nonfiction. Her work has been featured in Scribble magazine, Fearsome Critters, The Finger Literary Journal, and Weasel Press.

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Valley Mission Blues
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Paul Pruitt is a law librarian at the University of Alabama. He has published a number of poems over the years, most recently with the Birmingham Arts Journal. He is currently working on a series of poems entitled “Scenes from Childhood.”

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Dream What Dreams
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Vacuum Tubes
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Jeremy Pulmano is a senior at Princeton University studying Computer Science with a certificate in Creative Writing. He is currently writing a poetry collection on Filipino-American identity and erasure for his senior thesis. When he’s not writing poetry, he’s usually dancing. When he’s not dancing, he’s probably sleeping.

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Boy of All Skies
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A founder of the 80’s hardcore band The Clitboys and the poet laureate of Vista Street Community Library in Los Angeles, MK PUNKY is the author of many books, most recently a memoir of housing a homeless man, The Unexpected Guest (Diversion Books). “Inside Out” is an excerpt from MK’s collection The Year of When, 365 daily poems beginning with the same word.

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Inside Out
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