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"Bitter Fruit"-Abigail George, a Pushcart Prize nominee writes a weekly article/commentary for Modern Diplomacy. She was recently anthologized in the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology IV. A feminist, poet, writer she contributes bimonthly to a symposium on the Ovi Magazine: Finland’s English Online Magazine. She is the recipient of grants from ECPACC, the Centre for the Book and the National Arts Council in South Africa. She has written a novella, books of poetry, and collections of short stories. She was born and raised in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape of South Africa, educated there and in Swaziland and Johannesburg. "I Was Scared of Safe Love."-Trisha Kc Buel Wheeldon recently got up the courage to say out loud that she is a poet. She's a west coast native but her current adventures have landed her in Eglin AFB, Florida with her husband, son, and daughter. She studied creative writing at Brigham Young University-Idaho. She writes both poetry and nonfiction. Trisha's other love is yoga because the practice makes her feel like the phrases and pauses of a poem. Connect with her at https://www.facebook.com/trisha.wheeldon, https://instagram.com/kcbuel/, and https://mobile.twitter.com/kcbuel/ "We All Drink Alone", "Missing Time", and "Stay Under the Radar”-Jason Bertucci is a freelance writer currently residing in Kansas. He has been published in Litterae Magazine and will appear in Akashic Book’s “Thursdaze” series this May. He is an iconoclast and finds inspiration from Beat writers and quirky musicians. He plays electric bass and loves experimenting with effects and new sounds. Jason collects vintage typewriters and loves the island life. He aspires to be a retired beach bum and live out his days in the Caribbean. "Call, Unanswered"-Katie Hibner's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in "Bone Bouquet", "Dead Ink", "Similar:Peaks::", "Dead Ink", and "Smoking Glue Gun" magazines. She has won a Scholastic Gold Medal and third prize in Princeton University’s Leonard L. Milberg '53 Secondary School Poetry Contest. Katie was also a Commended Poet in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year 2014 contest. She is an editor for "Polyphony HS" and "Siblíní Art and Literature Journal". She interns for Coconut Poetry press, and will attend Bennington College in the fall of 2015. “Wilt”-Dan Sicoli, of Niagara Falls, NY, writes about hope and the fallout that comes from offering it up. He is the author of two poetry chapbooks from Pudding House Publications (Columbus, Ohio), Pagan Supper and the allegories. In addition to co-founding/co-editing the literary press and magazine Slipstream, his work has appeared in a variety of litmags, e-zines, and anthologies including ONTHEBUS, Quercus Review, Chiron Review, Bop Dead City, Red Paint Hill Poetry Journal, Santa Fe Literary Review, Barbaric Yawp, Alpha Beat Soup, The Birds We Piled Loosely, EXPERIMEMENTOS, Architrave, Jackhammer Lobotomy, Bathtub Gin, 2River, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, Rock Salt Plum, Stirring, Up the Staircase, and Nerve Cowboy. He has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Currently, he can be found in local dives, saloons and barrelhouses banging on an old Gibson 335 with an area rock'n'roll band. In late summers, he oven-dries home-grown plum tomatoes. "The Next One's on Me"-Eleni Chelioti: I was recently awarded my PhD in English Literature from the University of Birmingham in the UK and I am currently living and working in Athens, Greece. I write poetry in Greek, and prose in English. My short stories 'Stealing Time' and 'Expendable Universes' were recently published in The Rusty Nail and Fuck Fiction respectively. "Menthol"-Chris Wilkensen is the editor of the e-journal Rock Bottom. Originally from Chicago, he has worked and traveled Asia and the Middle East. He currently lives in Saudi Arabia. His short stories have appeared in Thoughtsmith, eFiction, The Story Shack and others. More of his work can be found at chriswilkensen.com. “A Family (Rattle Dreams)”-n.v. baker proudly bears the letters B.A. behind his name in the summa cum laude tradition, though it continues to mystify him what this means or how it is utile in the slightest aside from taking up sorely needed page space—which, he concedes, is always a good start. His scribbles are inspired by the resulting confusion of existing as a stymie tethered between the imagined and the rendered. You can find more of his work in The Crab Creek Review and The Roanoke Review nbakerv@gmail.com

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