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Darren Demarree Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. Allen Forrest Allen Forrest is a writer who has created cover art and illustrations for literary publications and books, the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection. Forrest’s expressive drawing and painting style is a mix of avant-garde expressionism and post- Impressionist elements, creating emotion on canvas. Matthew Saindon Maryland native Matthew Saindon studied Photography and Evo- lutionary Psychology at Goddard College in Vermont. He draws from this experience to experiment with light and color,- crafting hand made camera lenses using found objects. Each lens is fashioned to reflect images that challenge the view- er, and asks them to question their internal biases in re- lation to how they expect to see the world. He has shown his work extensively at galleries and museums throughout Balti- more, New York, Vermont and California. Matthew lives and works in Baltimore’s Highlandtown Arts District with his wife and two children 111