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Toti O’Brien’s work has appeared in Poetic Diversity, Extract(s), Rose Red Review and Ekphrastic California, among other journals and anthologies. Benjamin Ostrowski is a student, musician, and poet at Brown University. He studies psychology and will graduate in the Spring of 2017. Benjamin grew up in the pink, seaside town of Niantic in Connecticut with his mother, father, sister, and brother. Carl "Papa" Palmer, retired Army, retired FAA, now just plain retired, lives in University Place, WA. He has seven chapbooks and a contest winning poem riding a bus somewhere in Seattle. Motto: Long Weekends Forever
 Jane Roop is a retired securities broker living in Kennewick, Washington.
 Cliff Saunders has an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Arizona. He currently lives in Myrtle Beach and works at a South Carolina correctional facility. Claire Scott is an award winning poet who has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She was also a semi-finalist for the Pangaea Prize and the Atlantis Award. Claire was the grand prize winner of The Maine Review’s 2015 White Pine Writing Contest. Her first book of poetry, Waiting to be Called, was published in 2015. She is the co-author of Unfolding in Light: A Sisters’ Journey in Photography and Poetry.
 Poetry by Ron Singer ( has appeared in alba, Anemone Sidecar, Arlington Literary Journal, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, Grey Sparrow, The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, Windsor Review, and Word Riot. His collection of Maine poems, Look to Mountains, Look to Sea (River Otter Press, August 2013), won an award and was nominated for a Pushcart. His eighth book, Uhuru Revisited: Interviews with Pro-Democracy Leaders, was published Feb. 1, 2015 (Africa World Press/Red Sea Press), and can be found in about 100 university and other library systems. Matthew Smart lives in a part of Michigan often overlooked by amateur cartographers. By day he works as an information technology analyst. In his evenings he writes poetry, fiction, and computer code. His writing has appeared in Vestal Review, Unbroken Journal, Smokelong Quarterly and elsewhere. Michael G. Smith’s poetry has been published in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Nimrod, the Santa Fe Literary Review, Superstition Review, other journals and anthologies. The Dark is Different in Reverse was published by Bitterzoet Press in 2013. No Small Things was published by Tres Chicas Books in 2014. The Dippers Do Their Part, a collaboration with visual artist Laura Young of haibun and k Fv֒g&