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Suzanne Cleary

SUZANNE CLEARY’s most recent books are Crude Angel (2018) Beauty Mark (2013), both published by BkMk Press. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, her other awards include the John Ciardi Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of PSA. Her poems appear in Best American Poetry and in journals including The Atlantic, Southern Review, and Poetry

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Geffrey Davis

GEFFREY DAVIS is the author of three books, including the forthcoming One Wild Word Away (BOA Editions 2024). His second collection, Night Angler, won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and his debut, Revising the Storm, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Davis lives in the Ozarks and teaches for

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Michael Collins

MICHAEL COLLINS’ poems and book reviews have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 70 journals and magazines. He is also the author of the chapbooks How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water and Harbor Mandala and the full-length collections Psalmandala and Appearances, which

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Joseph Kidney

JOSEPH KIDNEY has published poems in Arc, Vallum, The Fiddlehead, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (in Arabic translation), and forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry 2024. He was shortlisted for a Canadian National Magazine Award. His chapbook Terra Firma, Pharma Sea is available from Anstruther Press. He is currently completing a PhD in early modern drama at Stanford University.

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Ben Riggs

Ben Riggs is a writer, teacher, and podcaster. He traveled the world teaching in his 20s. During his journeys, he tutored a princess, saw both the Sahara and Mt. Fuji at dawn, and discovered his wife and fellow traveler, Tara. He has settled down in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he teaches English and

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Santee Frazier

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Santee Frazier earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Syracuse University. He is the author of the poetry collections Aurum (2019) and Dark Thirty (2009). Offering non-romanticized and realistic portraits of great beauty, Santee’s poems afford a rare look at the truths of survival

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Celia Dropkin

Born in Belarus in 1887, Dropkin joined her husband in New York in 1912. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Dropkin’s poems appeared in avant-garde Yiddish literary publications. Her poems are infused with erotic energy, and their themes – sex, love and death – shocked her contemporaries. But they were enamored by Dropkin’s angry and passionate

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C.G. Hanzlicek

C. G. Hanzlicek was born in Owatonna, Minnesota, in 1942. He received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1964 and an M.F.A. from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1966. He is the author of nine books of poetry: Living in It, Stars (winner of the 1977 Devins Award for Poetry), Calling the Dead,

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Uncle Jim

“His feet leapt inches from God-given ground./His smile was toothy, laugh snapped toothy joy./His head—his heart—his head was tightly wound:” | by Ben Riggs

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Allen Shadow

ALLEN SHADOW’s poetry has been published widely in the small press, including two chapbooks. Billy Collins has called his work “Engaging,” while Library Journal has cited it for “startling imagery.” He has been a finalist in one of Poetry International’s Tiny Chapbook competitions, a finalist for the 2022 Omnidawn Poetry Broadside Prize, and a quarterfinalist

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Anna Gasaway

ANNA ABRAHAM GASAWAY (She/Her) is a stroke-surviving, disabled writer that has been published in Mom Egg Review, the Los Angeles Review, Literary Mama and others. She has performed curated essays for So Say We All and recently received her MFA with an emphasis on Poetry at San Diego State University. She is currently working on her chapbook

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Goldberry Long

GOLDBERRY LONG is the author of the novel Juniper Tree Burning. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, and The Rumpus. She lives in California with her family, where she teaches fiction writing at the University of California, Riverside. poems

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