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Issue 2 Poetry

[OAKLEY AYDEN]

Three side yard garden haikus and dad / Mountain mahogany

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Oakley Ayden (she/her) is an autistic, bisexual writer from North Carolina. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Ghost City Review, The Cabinet of Heed, Maw: Poetry Journal, Brave Voices Magazine, Sledgehammer Literary Journal, Motherscope Magazine, Not Very Quiet, The Minison Project, Neologism Poetry Journal and elsewhere. She lives in California’s San Bernardino National Forest with her two daughters. Find her on Twitter (@Oakley_Ayden) or Instagram (@Oakley.Ayden).

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[ASHLEY SAPP]

Escape / Deer Cyclone

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Ashley Sapp (she/her) resides in Columbia, South Carolina, with her dog, Barkley. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Carolina in 2010, and her work has previously appeared in Indie Chick, Variant Lit, Emerge Literary Journal, Common Ground Review, and elsewhere. Ashley has written two poetry collections: Wild Becomes You and Silence Is A Ballad. She can be found on Twitter @ashthesapp and Instagram @ashsappley. Website: https://linktr.ee/ashsappley

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[JACQUELINE BROWN]

jim croce warned you about this

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Jacqueline Brown is an Irish-American studying at the University of
Pennsylvania. Her work has previously appeared in The Publishing Post, FEED, Stay Journal, The Blake-Jones Review, the debut issues of Truffle Magazine and The Initial Journal, and elsewhere.

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[KELLI LAGE]

Dusk’s Forgotten Sonnet

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Kelli Lage lives in the Midwest countryside with her husband and their dog, Cedar. Lage is currently earning her degree in English Education. Lage states she is here to give readers words that resonate. Awards: Special Award for First-time Entrant, Lyrical Iowa. Lage has had poems published in Lyrical Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa’s campus magazine, Uprising, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Asylum Magazine, the Telepoem Booth Project, The Haiku Foundation, and others.

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[ANDRE PELTIER]

Martha Wayne’s Pearl Necklace

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Andre F. Peltier is a Lecturer III at Eastern Michigan University where he has taught African American Literature, Afrofuturism, Science Fiction, Poetry, and Freshman Composition since 1998. He lives in Ypsilanti, MI, with his wife, children, turtles, dog, and cat. His poetry has appeared in Big Whoopie Deal, Fahmidan Journal, and Tofu Ink and is forthcoming in The Great Lakes Review, La Piccioletta Barca, Prospectus, Sledgehammer, Griffel, The Write Launch and an anthology from Quillkeepers Press. In his free time, he obsesses about soccer and comic books.
Twitter: @aandrefpeltier

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[RENA SU]

Poem in which I starve off the midwinter using Wii Sports Resort / Patch Notes 02.2021

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Rena Su is a writer from Vancouver(ish) and writes a little too frequently about dinosaurs, cyborgs, and offbeat pop culture references. She is the author of the chapbook Preparing Dinosaurs for Mass Extinction (ZED Press, 2021). Her work has been recognized by the Pulitzer Centre, The Poetry Society of UK, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, among others. When not writing, Rena enjoys coding impractical things, watching documentaries, and playing the ukulele. She thanks you for stumbling across the vast expanses of the literary world and landing on her work.

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[ACE BOGGESS]

Wilderness / What’s Going to Happen When I Get Out?

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Ace Boggess is author of five books of poetry—Misadventure, I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So, Ultra Deep Field, The Prisoners, and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled—and the novels States of Mercy and A Song Without a Melody. His writing has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Notre Dame Review, Mid American Review, River Styx, and many other journals. He received a fellowship from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and spent five years in a West Virginia prison. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia. His sixth collection, Escape Envy, is forthcoming from Brick Road Poetry Press in 2021.

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[EMMA MOORE]

Love & Discord / If This Screen Wasn’t One-Sided

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Emma Moore is seventeen years old and is currently a senior in the Creative Writing Department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Her work has not been published thus far, but she has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She loves Studio Ghibli, has a massive candle/incense collection, and might be a little bit too obsessed with making Spotify playlists for her friends. She hopes one day to live somewhere with a nice view and as many animals as she can fit into her house.

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[KIERAN WYATT]

Sparrows

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Kieran Wyatt lives on the Fylde Coast. He is co-chair of GenSex (@GenSexResearch), an interdisciplinary research group, asking probing questions about gender and sexuality. His work has been published by a variety of publications, including Eunoia Review, The Art of Everyone, Small Leaf Press, and the Minison Project. He graduated from Edge Hill University in 2018 with honours in Creative Writing.

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[SHEA SEUFERT]

Conduite

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Shea lives in Wilmington, North Carolina and is the co-host of the CoolZone Podcast. He likes taking walks.