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gail labovitz Gail Labovitz is a writer living in Los Angeles. She has studied in such programs as the Writers’ Studio in New York and the Writers’ Program of the UCLA Exten- sion. Her previous publications include several short stories in Jewish and/or feminist journals; this is her first “experimental” piece to be published. In her “day job” she is an academic of religious studies at a small private liberal arts university. amy lauren Amy Lauren authored Prodigal (Bottlecap Press, 2017) and God With Us (Headmistress Press, 2017). Her poet- ry appears in Sinister Wisdom, Cordite Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. Drop her a line at amylaurenwrites.com. diane G. martin Diane G. Martin, Russian literature specialist and graduate of Willamette University, has published fiction and memoir in New London Writers, a vignette in Vine Leaves Literary Review, creative nonfiction in Poetry Circle, Open: Journal of Arts and Letters, and Breath and Shadow. Her poetry has appeared in the Willamette Review of the Liberal Arts, Portland Review of Art, Pentimento, Twisted Vine Leaves, The Examined Life, Wordgathering, Dodging the Rain, Antiphon, Dark Ink, Gyro- scope, Poor Yorick, and upcoming in Shanti, in addition to translated poetry in Rhino. Her photos have been exhibited in the US, Russia, and Italy, published in Conclave, Slipstream, Dodging the Rain, Stonecoast Review, Dark Ink, and soon in Tulane Review. She has broadcast essays on Maine Public Radio, as well as participating in radio programs and documentaries in the US and Russia. She has recently completed a collection of memoirs.Long-time resident of San Francisco, CA, Maine, USA, St. Petersburg, Russia and, more recently, Sansepolcro, Italy, Diane has traveled widely and often, owing to immigra- tion restrictions, reluctantly. The themes of exile, disabili- ty, and displacement pervade her work. frank meola Jang holds a BFA from University of Colorado at Denver. She has completed a poetry mentorship through AWP’s Writ- er-to-Writer program and is a member of Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO, where she also practices her visual art. She has previously published in Dash Literary Journal and the Poeming Pigeon. caleb milne Caleb Milne is originally from Morgantown, WV. Currently, Caleb lives and teaches in Indiana.  129