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AUTHORS Lisa Stice Lisa Stice is a poet/mother/military spouse who received a BA in English literature from Mesa State College and an MFA in creative writing and literary arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage. While it is difficult to say where home is, she currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, daugh- ter and dog. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of a poetry collection, Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016). You can find out more about her and her publications at and Joseph Felkers Joseph Felkers is a junior at Catholic Central High School, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His work appears or is forthcoming in SOFTBLOW, decomP magazinE, Rust + Moth, and Superstition Re- view, among others. He is a genre editor for Polyphony H.S., a poetry reader & mentee with The Adroit Journal, and an ice cream connoisseur at his local parlor. Taylor Kobran Taylor Kobran holds an MFA from Hollins University. Her work has been published in the Nottingham Review, Lunch Ticket, Emerge Literary Journal, City Quill, and the Ilanot Review. She enjoys spending time with her dog and alphabetizing her overflowing bookcase. She lives in New Jersey. Sharif Shakhshir Sharif Shakhshir is an Arab/Latino writer who studied cre- ative writing at UC Irvine and USC. His work is known for exploring the perspectives of the unwanted and unloved who are inevitably seen as the villains of our society. His work appears in Specs Journal, Guide to Kulchur, and The Matador Review. 110