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Erin Fristad is of the Northwest. She’s from a family of miners, loggers, commercial fishermen and teachers. She talks to strangers. She picks up hitchhikers. Her poetry has been published in journals and anthologies including: Rosebud, americas review, The Blue Collar Review, Hanging Loose, The Seattle Review, Floating Bridge Review, Working the Woods, Working the Sea: An Anthology of Northwest Writing , New Poets of the American West, and Raising Lily Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy The Workspace. You can learn more at www.erinfristad.com . Alan D. Harris is a 60-year-old graduate student who writes short stories, plays, and poetry based primarily upon the life-stories of friends, family and total strangers. Harris is the 2011 recipient of the Stephen H. Tudor Scholarship in Creative Writing, the 2014 John Clare Poetry Prize, and the 2015 Tompkins Poetry Award from Wayne State University. In addition, he is the father of seven, grandfather of seven, as well as a Pushcart Prize nominee in both 2013 and 2014. 
 Born in the psychic hub of North America (New York’s Hudson Valley), M.A. Istvan, Jr., is a complete disgrace to his people when it comes to tapping into lunar energies, bending keys, communing with archangels, employing healing crystals to cure cancers, sensing cold spots in the most haunted of cemeteries, wilting garden weeds with a mere dogged stare in their direction, understanding the chiromantic significance of a triple-line girdle of Venus, and distinguishing a blank ceramic tile to be cast off with the cigarette butts in an ashtray from what is the very rune of Odin to be cast for divination! Jeff Jeppesen lives and writes in Warner Robins Georgia. His work can be found in Every Day Poets, Strange Horizons, The Linnet's Wings and Every Day Fiction. For several years, he was an associate editor at Every Day Poets. Oonah Joslin has now spent most of her life in Northumberland and so feels entitled to write about it. Tim Kahl [http://www.timkahl.com] is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books 2009) and The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup (http://greatamericanpinup.wordpress.com/) and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios [http://linebreakstudios.blogspot.com/]. He is also editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song [http://www.cladesong.com]. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center. Jessica Fordham Kidd lives in Coker, Alabama with her husband, children, and dog. She is the associate director of first-year writing at the University of Alabama. Her poems have appeared in Sliver of Stone, Waccamaw, and The Paris Review, among others. She has work forthcoming in Goblin Fruit and Ideomancer. Gyroscope Review 5! 6