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Harley Taff is a non-binary author that grew up in the desert side of Washington. They have had a passion for writing since they were able to write, drawing a lot of inspiration from human behaviors and colors. They are now a senior Pacific University studying Creative Writing and Editing and Publishing. Harley is currently working as Layout Editor for Silk Road Review: Literary Magazine and has previously worked as Managing Editor. Harley has won two writing contests and has had a few pieces of art published in various small journals. Kwan Ann Tan is a writer from Malaysia and a student at Oxford University. Her work has previously been featured in The First Line, Half Mystic, Porridge Magazine and L’Ephemere Review, and she can be found on Twitter at @KwanAnnTan or at kwananntan.carrd.co. Sarah Terrazano is a senior at Brandeis University, where she reads a lot and sleeps a little. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Merrimack Review and Collision. She also won the 2018 Ramon Feliciano Poetry Prize through the Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prizes. She is the poetry editor at Blacklist Journal, Brandeis’ literature & arts journal. Brooke Thomas is a legal assistant living and working in Charleston, SC. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in English Literature in May 2018. When not hard at work, you can find her hiking in the Pisgah National Forest or working on her writing. Her future plans involve getting her PhD. in English and eventually teaching in a university. Jane Thomas is a continuing student at the University of Oxford. She is a regular in the spoken word scene in Oxford, and a personal tutor and dedicated word hunter. Her poetry processes some complex personal and universal themes including dementia and grief. Naomi Tornow is a senior at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. For the past four years she has enjoyed major coursework in English (focused in creative writing) and Sociology, with a minor in Philosophy. Between school and sleep, she makes as much time as possible for gardening, cooking and dancing. She writes poetry with the understanding that it should outgrow her name. Veronica Isabel Torres (who uses the name Veronica Isabel with her visual art) is a Puerto Rican writer and photographer, and has spent 24 years on this planet. She is a senior at Florida International University, but spent her freshman and sophomore years at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Both institutions have shaped who she is as a person and artist. Being fluent in both English and Spanish, she has had the opportunity to be published in HerCampus.com, as well as Claridad

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Oakland Arts Review Volume 4  

Oakland Arts Review Volume 4  

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