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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David Keplinger

DAVID KEPLINGER is the author of eight books of poetry, including Ice (Milkweed Editions 2023) and Another City (Milkweed Editions, 2018) which was awarded the 2019 UNT Rilke Prize. He’s the recipient of two fellowships from the NEA, the Emily Dickinson Prize from PSA, the T.S. Eliot Award, the Colorado Book Award, and other honors.

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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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Christian Campbell

CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL is a Trinidadian Bahamian poet, essayist and cultural critic, and the author of Running the Dusk (Peepal Tree Press, 2010), which won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, was a finalist for the Forward Prize for the Best First Collection and the Cave Canem Prize among other awards. Running the Dusk was also translated

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Steve Scafidi

STEVE SCAFIDI is the author of Sparks from a Nine-Pound Hammer (Louisiana State University Press, 2001), For Love of Common Words (LSU 2006), The Cabinetmaker’s Window (LSU 2014), To the Bramble and the Briar (University of Arkansas Press, 2014) and a chapbook Songs for the Carry-On (Q Avenue Press, 2013). He has won the Larry Levis Reading Prize, the James Boatwright Prize and

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Katharyn Machan

KATHARYN HOWD MACHAN, author of 40 collections of poetry (most recently, in 2022, Dark Side of the Spoon from The Moonstone Press) has lived in Ithaca, New York, since 1975 and, now as a full professor, has taught Writing at Ithaca College since 1977. After many years of coordinating the Ithaca Community Poets and directing

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Rob Carney

ROB CARNEY is the author of the flash-essay collection Accidental Gardens (Stormbird Press 2021) and eight books of poems, most recently Call and Response (Black Lawrence Press 2021) and The Book of Sharks (Black Lawrence Press 2018), which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. He is a recipient of the Robinson Jeffers/Tor

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Mariam Ahmed

MARIAM AHMED is a Californian poet and author of Moments of Astral Projection (The Offending Adam 2021). Pakistani-born American by way of Folsom, CA, Mariam earned a BA from UC Davis and an MFA in poetry at San Diego State University. Her work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Flint Hills Review, Folly

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