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AUTHORS andrew miller Andrew Miller retired from a career that included university teaching and research in endangered species and aquatic habitat restoration. Now he has time to pursue his long-held inter- est in creative writing. Recent work has appeared in: Literal- ly Stories, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Fair Observer, Gravel: A Literary Journal, Fiction on the Web, and Microfic- tion Monday Magazine . kelly neal Kelly Neal lives, teaches, and writes in central Texas. He received degrees in literature from the University of Texas, and the Bread Loaf School of English. After 25 years of only sharing his poetry with a small sampling of friends, he has had poems published over the last couple of years by The Axe Factory, A Literation, roguepoetry review 2015, figrootpress, and Viewfinder Literary Magazine. Kelly is currently finishing a project based upon the tarot, “Arcana,” with his sister Donna Neal, a digital artist and painter. james b. nicola 130 James B. Nicola’s poems have appeared stateside in the An- tioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, Tar River, and Poetry East, and in many journals in Europe and Canada. He is the featured poet in the current issue of Westward Quarterly, having once received the same honor from New Formalist. A Yale graduate, he won a Dana Literary Award, a Willow Review award, a People’s Choice award (from Storyteller), and four Push- cart nominations. His nonfiction book, Playing the Audience, won a Choice award. His poetry collections are Manhattan Plaza (2014), Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater (2016), Wind in the Cave (2017), and Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (2018). vivian faith prescott Vivian Faith Prescott was born and raised in Wrangell, a com- munity on a small island in southeast Alaska. She lives in Wrangell at her family’s fishcamp. She has an MFA from the University of Alaska and a Ph.D. in Cross Cultural Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Cirque, Yellow Medicine Review and else- where. She is the author of a full-length poetry c X[۰BYHو^HۙYH Z[Y]\H[\\˂XYYH[XYYH[]\[[\[X\[[ \[\]BY[X\Y[]H]^[]Y]X[X]Y\\”]Y]]\] \[^H]H]X\\K\[B] [ۘ]K[[ۙ\XX][ۜˈ\\H[X\]HYYو\X\Y[ MHY\\ˈYH[ܙH]XYY\[K