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University), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past (Finishing Line). Her recent work appears in The Journal, Quiddity, and The Southern Review. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs. Find her online at A PhD student in creative writing at Georgia State University, J O S H U A M A R T I N has published or has poems forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review, Borderlands: The Texas Poetry Review, Salamander, Nashville Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Florida Review Online, Raleigh Review, and elsewhere. He was recently awarded a fellowship to the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and is currently working on his dissertation. F A I T H M E R I N O ’ S short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Crab Orchard Review, Notre Dame Review, and The Moth, among others. A 2017 WxW fellow, her first novel is scheduled for release in 2020. She lives in Sacramento with her husband, two sons, and two elderly, high-needs dogs. J A C Q U E L Y N R O C H E L L E N A S T I lives and works in New Orleans. She recently

received her MFA in Poetry from the University of New Orleans, where she won the 2018 Maxine and Joseph Cassin Prize for best poetry thesis. Her poems can be found, or are forthcoming, in The Pinch, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. D A W N N E W T O N was trained as a writer of fiction, receiving an M.A. in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University, but she swerved into the genre of memoir as a result of a cancer diagnosis. She has published short stories, essays, and poems in 1966: A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, Gargoyle, the Baltimore Review, and The South Carolina Review. “Juglans Nigra” received an honorable mention in the 2018 Gulf Coast Nonfiction Contest. Dawn’s memoir Winded is forthcoming from Apprentice House Press in the Fall of 2019. Dawn is the mother of three children, now fully grown. She lives in East Lansing with her husband, Tim Dalton; her dog, Clover; and scads of dog hair. Read her blog at S O N A T A P A L I U L Y T Ė is a contemporary Lithuanian poet and translator. Her book Sonatos won the Salomėja Nėris prize (a best book of the year award). She lives in Vilnius, Lithuania. F R A N C E S C O P E T R A R C A (1304–1374), also known as Petrarch, largely is remembered today for a book officially titled Rerum vulgarium fragmenta. Its 366 poems detail how the speaker unrequitedly carried a torch for a beautiful, married, and devout woman named Laura while she was alive, and for a quarter-century after she died of bubonic plague. I R E N A P R A I T I S is a poet and translator. A professor of creative writing and



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Carolina Quarterly 68.2 Spring/Summer 2019 Sneak Peek  

Carolina Quarterly 68.2 Spring/Summer 2019 Sneak Peek