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Author Notes

Kiik A.K. is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Clara University. He earned an MA from UC Davis where his poetics thesis was titled “THE JOY OF HUMAN SACRIFICE.” He is a current graduate student at UC San Diego where he is working on a collection of counter-internment narratives, tentatively titled, “EVERYDAY COLONIALISM.” His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades,The Southeast Review, iO,Washington Square, CutBank and The Masters Review. “oxlip and pearl” is dedicated to the poet, activist and theorist, Angela Eunsong Kim.

Chaim ben Avram is a poet from Philadelphia. He currently lives & writes in Honolulu, Hawai’i, and teaches Literature at Kamehameha Schools. Recent work can be found at West Chester Review, decomP, softblow, and LUMINA, Volume XII.

Jill Darling has three poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks), begin with may: a

series of moments (Finishing Line Press), and at the intersection of 3, a collaborative project with Laura Wetherington and Hannah Ensor (Dancing Girl Press). She’s had work published in journals including /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, factorial, Rampike, Horse Less Review,Two Serious Ladies, in the anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders, and forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She teaches at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan-Dearborn.You can find her online at http://www.jilldarling.com/

Dennis Etzel Jr. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, Kansas where he teaches En-

glish at Washburn University. His chapbook The Sum of Two Mothers was released by ELJ Publications in 2013, and his work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, Fact-Simile, 1913: a journal of poetic forms, 3:AM, DIAGRAM, and others. He is a TALK Scholar for the Kansas Humanities Council, and volunteers at the YWCA of Topeka and Midland Hospice Care. [“So I can only tell you”] page 10 Sentences 1 and 2: President Ronald Reagan, Presidential Debate, October 21, 1984 in Kansas City, Missouri. Public domain. [“The mean teacher”] page 11 Sentence 2: From “A Rejection of Closure,” by Lyn Hejinian. Used with permission from the author.

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