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Contributors

June 2017

Writers

Lisa Bellamy lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York, and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, where she wants to see an owl but not a bear. She teaches at the Writers Studio and is working on a new poetry collection and a children’s picture book. You can follow her on Twitter @lisalbellamy.

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Robert Bitsko works at a substance-abuse detox facility in Burlington, Vermont. He is the proud guardian of a nine-year-old English bulldog named The Fatz. Like most ex-crystal-meth-addicts, he enjoys coffee and naps.

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Anders Carlson-Wee has bicycled across the U.S. twice, hitchhiked to the Yukon and back, and walked across Croatia and Bosnia. He is the author of the chapbook Dynamite, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England Review, The Missouri Review, and Ploughshares. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Arnie Cooper’s writing has appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, and Poets & Writers. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches English as a second language.

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Brooke Ferguson lives in San Francisco with her dog, Peanut. She has a phobia of fresh fruits (bananas are the scariest), which is a shame because she also has a major sweet tooth. She occasionally tweets @BrookeIsTall.

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Catherine Freeling lives in Berkeley, California, where she enjoys taking long walks on many of the city’s 136 footpaths. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, Mississippi Review, Poet Lore, and Rattle.

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Jessica Halliday hates writing but can’t seem to stop herself. She lives in Spokane, Washington, and teaches at Gonzaga University. Her writing has appeared most recently in Sports Illustrated Online and Better: Culture and Lit. You can follow her on Twitter @jdhalliday12.

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Margaret Hasse is originally from South Dakota and now makes her home in St. Paul, Minnesota, where her poems are stamped on city sidewalks and posted on public transportation. Her fifth collection of poems, Between Us, was released in 2016. Her poem in this issue was previously published online in Sleet Magazine.

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Frances Lefkowitz is the author of the memoir To Have Not, about growing up poor in 1970s San Francisco. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Good Housekeeping, and Utne Reader. She lives in Petaluma, California, and runs the Community Memoir Project, teaching free writing workshops in public libraries.

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Stephen Mitchell is an author, translator, and scholar. His translations include the Bhagavad Gita, the book of Job, and The Odyssey.

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Kathryn Phelan is a freelance editor who splits her time between Dublin and London. (Her heart is Irish, but her boyfriend is British.) She prefers to be in constant motion and will book any cheap-enough flight on principle. She should sleep more.

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Photographers

Sharafat Ali is a freelance photographer based in the Kashmir region of India.

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William Carter’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. He lives in San Mateo, California.

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Erin Conger is a photographer who lives and works in San Francisco.

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Tori Cox lives in Bangor, Pennsylvania.

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Megan Q. Daniels studies documentary filmmaking at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Tanner Early lives in Des Moines, Iowa. He goes to school, works in a grocery store, and does a good impression of Morrissey, the singer for the Smiths.

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Morgan Ellis lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she buys more books than she can read.

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Fernando Pereira Gomes is a Brazilian photographer who lives and works in New York City.

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Jon Kral lives in Boone, North Carolina. He traveled extensively in the Middle East in the 1980s and 1990s, when he was reporting on the conflicts there for The Miami Herald. His photographs have been published in Time, National Geographic, and U.S. News & World Report.

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Johnny Martyr lives in Middletown, Maryland, where he tinkers with old cameras.

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Khunya Pan is a photographer who lives in Austin, Texas.

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Zach Stadler’s photographs have appeared in SurfGirl Magazine, the Star Tribune, and Joyce. He lives in Faribault, Minnesota.

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On The Cover

Laina McWhorter is a photographer and mother who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. She took this month’s cover photograph at the wedding of a couple who celebrated their marriage in an old movie theater. It is an ode to J.R. Eyerman’s 1952 photo of opening night of Bwana Devil, the first color 3D movie.

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