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Allison Albino

Allison Albino is a Filipina-American poet and French teacher who lives and writes in Harlem. Her work has either appeared or is forthcoming with The Rumpus, The Lantern Review, Pigeon Pages, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, The Fine Arts Work Center and Tin House. …

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Still

By Erica Miguel I’ve been living in one of the last remaining old-growth redwood forests of California for thirty years. I sit in silence practicing The Path of Stillness for five hours a day. The rest of my time is spent deciphering the sacred language in the pages of The Totality of Truth. After thirty years, …

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Patrick Mathieu

Patrick Mathieu was born in Haiti and migrated to New York City at the age of 11. He majored in Concert Dance at City College; professionally toured the United States, Puerto Rico, Romania with numerous dance companies; and was featured as dancer/actor in George Wolf’s production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at The Public Theatre. …

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Francis Estrada

Francis Estrada was born in the Philippines and moved to America in 1988. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is a visual artist who has a fine arts degree in painting and drawing from San Jose State University and works as a museum educator, freelance art educator, and traditional Filipino martial arts instructor. In …

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Second Person

By Patrick Mathieu You Who woo For narcissistic Return   Regarding friend As toy To be manipulated   You Competing Solely to prove You’re Better than   Thinking friend When favor You need   Profit When favor Is sought   You With sonorous Timbre of glee When speaking Of friends’ failures   Using Honesty As …

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Love Is a Verb

By Allison Albino After a long day at work, my mother drives twenty minutes out of her way, to the mall, parks, takes the escalator up to Roli Boli for an order of mozzarella sticks (which she herself doesn’t eat). She brings them home to me for no reason, just because they are my favorite: …

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Bill Yarrow

Bill Yarrow is the author of five full-length books of poetry and five poetry chapbooks. His poems have been published in Gargoyle, PANK, Contrary, Diagram, Thrush, Chiron Review, RHINO and many other journals. His most recent book is ACCELERANT from Nixes Mate Books.

Erica Miguel

Erica Miguel is a writer living in California. She’s an accomplished tea drinker and dog lover. Despite her love of redwood trees and watching moonrises in the desert, she still has one foot in NYC.

Oleander

By Karen Pittelman Each day you return with terrible news of the world, hoping only to slip home unseen.   And even our locked front door is never locked enough, you startle at my softest palm, watch windows in your sleep.   I know you would build me a cabin of hard pine and cedar, …

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