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Kelli Allen

Kelli Allen’s work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and internationally. She is an award-winning poet, editor, and dancer. She is the recipient of the 2018 Magpie Award for Poetry. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize. Her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press award. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, arrived from John Gosslee Books (2012). Her collection, Imagine Not Drowning, was released by C&R Press in January 2017. Allen’s collection, Banjo’s Inside Coyote, arrived from C&R Press March, 2019. Her latest book is Leaving the Skin on the Bear, C&R Press, 2022. She currently teaches writing and literature in North Carolina.



Nicholas Christian

Nicholas Christian is a teacher and award-winning writer residing in North Carolina. He is currently working on The Misadventures of Charlie Cole, a collection of short stories. When not grading or writing he spends his time failing to carve beautiful spoons and chasing his pet hedgehog Handsome Hans Houdini.

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