Born in Sadec, Vietnam in the aftermath of war, Samantha Lê immigrated to San Francisco when she was nine. She now lives amongst the foothills and vineyards of California’s central coast where she paints, hikes and reinvents old, family recipes. A recipient of the James D. Phelan Literary Award and the Donor Circle for the Arts Grant, Lê holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San José State University. Her publications include Corridors and Little Sister Left Behind. Her poetry has appeared in Able Muse Review, Bacopa Literary Review, Colere, Reed Magazine and other fine literary journals. Read more →

Garage Wedding

DARRELL DELA CRUZ‘s poems have appeared in The William & Mary Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Rock & Sling, OCA Enizagam, and Thin Air. He has a blog where he analyzes poems: retailmfa.blogspot.com. He graduated with an MFA in Poetry from San Jose State University. Read more →

Two Poems

MARTY MCCONNELL lives in Chicago, Illinois, and received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her first full-length collection, “wine for a shotgun,” was published by EM Press, and her first non-fiction book, “Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop,” is forthcoming in 2018 on YesYes Books. Read more →

Frost Overtakes Eagle Creek

D.A. LOCKHART is a member of the Moravian of the Thames First Nation and lives in Windsor, ON Canada. He is the author of Big Medicine Comes to Erie (Black Moss Press 2016). His work has received numerous grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Read more →

meetings with dead things

ELENA BOTTS grew up in the DC area, lived abroad briefly in Johannesburg and Berlin and currently studies at Bard College. She’s been published in fifty literary magazines over the past few years. She is the winner of four poetry contests, including Word Works Young Poets’. Read more →

Two Poems

SARAH KOENIG lives in Seattle, WA. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Hummingbird, Tinderbox and Calyx. At press time she was job searching, and feels that if inspiration can be found in Help Wanted ads, it can be found anywhere. Read more →


Dan Rattelle is a poet from Western Massachusetts where he still lives with his wife and kids. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Dappled Things, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, The Columbia Review and elsewhere. He is currently working on a chapbook. Read more →

Light Pushing the Dark Away

Charlene Langfur is an organic gardener, a southern Californian and a Syracuse University Graduate Writing Fellow. Her most recent publications include poems in Sugar Mule, The MacGuffin and a series of poems in Poetry East and essays in Evening Street Review and Still Point Arts Quarterly in Maine.
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