Issue Five

Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, OR.  She is the co-author of two chapbook collaborations: Baby On The Safe Side (Publishing Genius in 2011) and A Mule-Shaped Cloud (horse less press 2008). Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in: iO, Eleven Eleven, Phantom Limb, Heavy Feather Review, Spork, Sixth Finch, NOÖ, inter|rupture, Jellyfish, Filter, New Delta Review, Burnside Review, Raleigh Quarterly, and elsewhere.

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Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is in tandem with a PhD in English. Work is forthcoming in TYPO and Hambone.
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Cassandra de Alba‘s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Red Lightbulbs, Amethyst Arsenic, Neon, and FRiGG. She has published several chapbooks and is working on another, but title-wise is never going to top 2009’s i am running away and joining a circus whose only act is to make the audience feel really, really bad about being happy.
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Kat Dixon is the author of the poem-book Temporary Yes (Artistically Declined Press 2012). She lives in Atlanta with several million other people.
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Lily Duffy graduated from Towson University in 2011 with a B.S. in English. Her work has appeared in Glass Mountain and Hot Metal Bridge, and in fall 2012, she’ll begin her first year as an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a poetry editor for the online magazine Mixed Fruit.
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Rebecca Farivar  is the author of Correct Animal (Octopus Books, 2011) and chapbook American Lit (Dancing Girl Press, 2011). She holds an MFA in poetry from St. Mary’s College of California and hosts the podcast Break The Line.
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J. Fossenbell writes poems and other stuff. Her work has appeared in Wazee Independent Journal, Everyday Other Things, The Word magazine, and in translation in a handful of publications in Vietnam. She’s in MFA school at the University of Minnesota, is an editor for dislocate magazine, and currently lives in Minneapolis.
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Courtney Hitson  recently earned her MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Her poems have appeared in The Broken Plate, Genesis, Ball Bearings, Columbia Poetry Review, Arsenic Lobster, and are forthcoming in NAP and Founding Review. Her scholarly interests include cognitive rhetorical theory, cognitive neuroscience, theoretical and particle physics, and pedagogical studies. Her non-scholarly interests include freestyle unicycling, anatomy, and compulsive doodling. She is currently co-authoring an online composition textbook for undergrads.
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Laura Kochmanoriginally from New Jersey, is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, where she’s also the poetry editor for Black Warrior Review. Her work is found or forthcoming in Artifice, Copper Nickel, treehouse magazine, elimae, and others.
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Alexis Orgera  lives in southwest Florida. She is the author of two books—How Like Foreign Objects (H_ngm_n Bks) and Dust Jacket (forthcoming, Coconut Books)—and two chapbooks—Illuminatrix (Forklift Books) and Dear Friends, The Birds were Wonderful! (Blue Hour Press). Her poems, essays, interviews, and reviews can be found online and in print in various places such as Barrelhouse Online, Bat City Review, DIAGRAM, Forklift Ohio, Green Mountains Review, Gulf Coast, H_ngm_n, HTMLGiant, The Journal, jubilat, Memorious, No Tell Motel, Parthenon West, RealPoetik, The Rumpus, Sixth Finch, storySouth, and elsewhere.
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Emmalea Russo  is a poet and visual artist. She grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania and has since lived and road-tripped all over the country. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ambush Review, Counterexample Poetics, Otoliths, Yew Journal, and others. She is the founder / editor of em:me magazine, an online journal devoted to experiments in poetry and visual art.
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Sandra Simonds, author of Mother Was a Tragic Girl andWarsaw Bikini, teaches at Thomas University in Georgia.
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Eszter Takacs is a first year MFA candidate and Teaching Assistant at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Her poems have appeared in elimae, The Dirty Napkin, Mixed Fruit, Birdfeast, Utter, and Otoliths. She also plays the flute and will forever be rearranging her furniture.  She was born in Hungary. 
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Emily Toder is the author of Science, forthcoming from Coconut (2012), and the chapbooks I Hear a Boat (Duets, 2010) and Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky, 2010). She lives in Northampton, Mass., where she freelance translates and works in a university archives.
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Lesley Wheeler is a co-editor of Strange Cage (strangecage.org), and recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Last night she drove through the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Visit her at exhibitbaby.tumblr.com.
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