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Contributors Tanner Ballengee is an artist and skateboarder from Topeka, Kansas, currently residing in Tempe, Arizona. He is a graduate of Washburn University and has been published in Inscape Literary Journal, VLP Magazine, Damfino Press, and South Florida Arts Journal, along with many self-publications. KB Ballentine’s work has appeared in numerous journals and publications, including Alehouse, Tidal Basin Review, and Haight Ashbury Literary Journal. A finalist for the 2014 Ron Rash Poetry Award, she was also a 2006 finalist for the Joy Harjo Poetry Award and was awarded the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize in 2006 and 2007. Fragments of Light (2009) and Gathering Stones (2008) were published by Celtic Cat Publishing. Her third collection, What Comes of Waiting, won the 2013 Blue Light Press Book Award. W.S. Brewbaker was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He currently attends the University of Virginia, where he studies Political & Social Thought and Poetry Writing. His work is forthcoming in Lost Coast Review, Bird's Thumb, After Happy Hour Review, and Stepping Stones Magazine. David Colodney studies poetry in the MFA program at Converse College, and served as Poetry Editor of the South85 literary magazine. He holds a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, and has written for The Miami Herald and The Tampa Tribune. David has recently been nominated for Best New Poets 2015, and his poetry has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Night Owl, Egg, and in the New York School and Diaspora issue of Valley Voices. David lives in Boynton Beach, Florida, with his wife, three sons, and golden retriever.
 
 Glenna Cook is great-grandmother approaching eighty. She graduated from University of Puget Sound with a BA in English Literature at age 58, has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, mostly in the Northwest, and is a resident alumna of Hedgebrook. Besides writing, her time is occupied with family, church, reading, yoga, meditation and biking. Isabella David McCaffrey is a writer and poet. Her award-winning chapbook, THE VOICES OF WOMEN, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2016. She's also a staff writer at Easy Street Magazine, a literary off-shoot of The Lascaux Review. Isabella lives in Philadelphia with an ever-expanding menagerie of animals and children. For more on her work, please see www.IsabellaDavid.com Mckendy Fils-Aime is a Haitian-American poet and educator living in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is a co-organizer for the wildly popular poetry reading, Slam Free or Die. He is an eight-time veteran of the National Poetry Slam and a perennial semi-finalist. Mckendy is a Callaloo Fellow who has been published in Freezeray, Word Riot, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and elsewhere. The only thing Mckendy likes as much as poetry is his sneaker collection. Gyroscope Review 5! 5