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Megan J. Arlett’s writing has appeared in Best New Poets 2019 and Kenyon Review. She was born in the UK, grew up in Spain, and now lives in Texas, where she is pursuing her PhD.
Mark Brazaitis lives in Morgantown, West Virginia. He has worked as an English professor, a Peace Corps volunteer, a deputy mayor, and a carnival worker.
Teetle Clawson lives in Portland, Oregon, and rises early to start her day in the dark. She’s currently writing a memoir.
Nicholas Dighiera is a writer and woodworker whose work has appeared in River Teeth and Creative Nonfiction. He lives in Seattle, Washington, and would like to grab a beer with you.
John Frank writes memoir, comedy, and songs. His full-length singer-songwriter release The Two of Us is available on all streaming platforms. He lives in Ohio.
Tracy Frisch grows food and flowers for her physical and spiritual sustenance and organizes for environmental justice from her home in rural Upstate New York.
Sara Luzuriaga graduated from Yale in 2021 and lives in Lyon, France, where she teaches English in primary schools. She is currently writing a short-story collection about a first-generation American family.
Linda McCarriston teaches creative writing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland. Her poetry books include Little River and Eva-Mary.
Andrea Potos’s new poetry collection, Her Joy Becomes, will be published later this year. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and after working in independent bookstores for many years, she still prefers to be surrounded by books.
Anselma Cardenas’s photography has appeared on National Geographic’s website. She lives in Pasco, Washington.
William Carter’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He lives in San Mateo, California.
Susie Forrester lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. For five years she was a DJ for East Stroudsburg University’s radio station, which helped her overcome her fear of public speaking.
Jon Kersey taught photography at the University of California, Santa Cruz, before he retired. His hobbies include reading, surfing, and bike riding.
Matt Kollasch has worked as a librarian in the U.S. and Poland. Now a househusband in Berlin, Germany, he frequently explores the city with his camera.
Alex Kustanovich is a screenwriting instructor and academic librarian who lives in Brooklyn.
M.T. Maliha lives in New York State and is the author of the Waverly Estate trilogy.
John Lynner Peterson grew up in central Minnesota then traveled the world with his camera before finding a wife and a dog in Lexington, Kentucky.
Artemis Thea Salisbury’s hobbies include fishing, camping, and gluten-free baking. Her photography has been published online by The Lighthouse Tribune and the organization Real Progressives. She lives in West Valley City, Utah.
Ángel J. Sánchez lives in Getxo, Bizkaia, Spain. His photo in this issue was a finalist in the architecture category of the 2021 Hamdan International Photography Award.
Cole Thompson lives in Laporte, Colorado. He photographs exclusively in black and white and loves dogs and donkeys.
Zoe Weil regularly talks to plants and wildlife. She is especially chatty with newly unfurling leaves and amphibians during their spring migration. She lives in Surry, Maine, and is president of the Institute for Humane Education.
Jon Kral traveled the world as a photojournalist before retiring to the North Carolina mountains, where he lives a quiet life with his wife, their dog and cat, and his beloved Leica cameras. The photo on this month’s cover is a candid moment from a photo shoot near Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1977.
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