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"Mercy" by Gina Marie Bernard
"Coyote" by Zachary Small
"Fourteen and Thirty-Four" 
by B. Bell Gurwiz
Worsted by Garielle Lutz
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Postscript Reading Series: 

Editor Ken Harmon Speaks with Poet Nancy Lynée Woo About Owning the Title "Poet"

Nancy Lynée Woo spends her free time hitching a ride to the other side of maybe. She is an MFA candidate at Antioch University, the recipient of fellowships from PEN America, Arts Council for Long Beach, and Idyllwild Writers Week, and the author of two chapbooks. Find her cavorting around Long Beach, California, and online at nancylyneewoo.com.​

Read her poem "Naysaying the Noise."
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Spring 2021 Volume 12              PRE-ORDER A COPY NOW   

Available Early June 

This issue features fiction by June Caldwell, Seth Clabough, B. Bell-Gurwitz, David Obuchowski, Kayla Kavanaugh, & Sophie Nau among others; poetry by Joanna Acevedo, Despy Boutris, Claire Jussel, Yvonne Nguyen, Kirstin Allio, Tesa Floes, Nancy Woo, Kyle Ferguson, & Asia Calcagno among others; Visual Art by Jamea Richmond-Edwards; interviews with Kirstin Allio & Jamea Richmond-Edwards


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