Author index

F. J. Williams

F. J. Williams has published three poetry collections, Reading Lesson in the Lifers’ Wing (Peterloo), The Model Shop (Waterloo Press) and On Lipstick Beach (Poetry Original Plus). He’s taught in schools and has lectured in English at University College, Chester.

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Two Poems by F. J. Williams Issue 23 | November 2015

Anastasia Vassos

Anastasia Vassos began writing poetry around the age of nine. One of her first poems was a tribute written in Greek to her father, in iambic trimeter. Her travels have taken her through most of Western Europe and the Caribbean, and her work has been published in Blast Furnace and Haibun Today. Currently, she lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts where she is vice president of marketing for a global engineering firm. 

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Thessaloniki, Four a.m. Issue 23 | November 2015

Alina Stefanescu

Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she resides with her partner and three small native species. Her homeland is a speculative fiction. Alina has visited Mumbai/Bombay, everywhere the Euro-rail touches, and as many American truck stops as needed to build her shot glass collection. She will go anywhere if offered a ticket. Read her forthcoming work in PoemMemoirStory, Reservoir, Rivet, Sandy River Review, and The Zodiac Review, among others. Her poetry chapbook, Objects in Vases, will be published by Anchor & Plume in March 2016. More online on her website.

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Koinonia Farms Issue 23 | November 2015

Troy Cunio

Troy Cunio lives everywhere but usually in Orlando, Florida. He started to ramble as soon as he graduated high school. Since then, his travels have taken him to Panama City, Macchu Picchu and more sordid corners of Peru, as well as the Bahamas, the entire northern coast of Spain, Munich, Salzburg, and various places around the United States including remote parts of the Southwest and Southeast. The next major outing will take him to Belize, Mexico, the West Coast, and parts unknown for as long as his cash holds out. Cunio has had poems published in Strong Verse, and Sweet Wolverine. Read his collection, Inkstained Heartbeats or better still, book him for a reading.

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Vignette, Townhouse, 9 a.m. Issue 23 | November 2015

Anne Babson

Anne’s work has travelled all over the world, but more recently to Barrow Street, Cider Press Review, Iota, Iowa Review and Poetry Salzburg, among others. Read her first full-length collection The White Trash Pantheon (Vox Press, 2015) and chapbook, Poems Under Surveillance (Finishing Line Press, 2013).

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Two poems by Anne Babson Issue 23 | November 2015

David Havird

David Havird is the author of two collections, “Map Home” (2013) and “Penelope’s Design”(2010), which won the 2009 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Agni, The New Yorker, Poetry, Sewanee Review, and Yale Review. A professor of English at Centenary College of Louisiana, he has been teaching a May course in Greece since 2009.

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Two Poems by David Havird Issue 23 | November 2015

Ed Shacklee

Ed Shacklee is a public defender who represents young people in the District of Columbia. His poems have appeared in Able Muse, Goreyesque, and Light, among other places. He recently visited Anacostia and Trinidad, and is working on a bestiary.

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The Lounge Lizard Issue 23 | November 2015

Rachel Miller-Howard

Rachel hails from the great state of Michigan. She left the Mitten to attend Wesleyan University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Since then, she’s lived in New Mexico, Antarctica, and Alaska. She is passionate about gluten and fried foods. Her favorite form of travel is a good old fashioned road trip, filled with static radio, gas station snacks, and jumping into mysterious bodies of water.

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Going Places Issue 23 | November 2015

Emily Linstrom

Emily Linstrom has eaten fire and walked on glass for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, The Slipper Room, Brooklyn Circus Co., New York Fashion Week, The Bowery Poetry Club, and various short film installations and music videos. Her writing and photography have been featured by/in Eunoia Review, Goblin Fruit, Nailed Magazine, Project Naked, and Rose Red Review.

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Cretan Love Letter Issue 23 | November 2015

Christine Potter

Christine Potter has gone back and forth across the US without an airplane more times than she can say. She’s flown, too, but lately she prefers a sleeping car on the train. She’s also partial to three-hour vacations on New York’s City Island (Cape Cod without the Providence, RI traffic), and really needs to get back to Scotland. Read her two books of poetry: Sheltering in Place (2013)  and Zero Degrees at First Light (2006), both available at Christine’s blog.

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Four poems by Christine Potter Issue 22 | April 2015

Sandra Sidman Larson

Sandra Sidman Larson has traveled to forty-five of the fifty states, thirty-five countries, and all seven continents. Sitting astride the Antarctic Circle and sharing the experience with a seal was a high (low?) point in her travels. Along the way, she has published three chapbooks, two by Pudding House Press. Sandra has been a finalist for the 2013 Lost Horse Press’ Idaho Prize for Poetry and the 2015 Trio House Press’ Trio Award; and a semi-finalist in the 2015 Concrete Press’ chapbook competition. She is an active member of The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

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Screensaver Issue 23 | November 2015

Kristina Pfleegor

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Kristina Pfleegor has spent parts of her life in Kenya, Minnesota, and Hawaii and has traveled several times within Europe and Southeast Asia, but she is now a writing tutor in eastern Washington. Read her poetry in ASCENT, Bluestem, Gambling the Aisle, and Rock & Sling.

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Fear in Kenya Issue 23 | November 2015

D.B. Goman

D.B. Goman, an educator, activist, and singer/songwriter, has traveled extensively, working in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. His poetry, stories, and travel essays have appeared in various journals including The 2River View, Ditch Poetry, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, Storyacious, and Travelmag. He currently lives in Canada.

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Yukon River Aurora Issue 23 | November 2015

Vicki Stannard

Vicki is based in the UK but travels whenever she can and loves to discover new places, cultures, languages and literatures.  An Arabic linguist, she enjoys spending time in the Middle East and North and East Africa, and tries to visit at least one new region in Europe every year.

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Night Flight Issue 23 | November 2015

Jason Warren

Jason Warren is an Australian waif adopted by London. He’s a neurologist and sometime poet.

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Imaginary Oceans Issue 23 | November 2015

Megan Foley

Megan Foley is burrowed in at her home, the southern Midwest, to study poetry. But whenever there is gas to scrounge, and time, she’s spreading her sight out over America.

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Night Becomes Day Over the West Issue 23 | November 2015

Susan Volchok

Susan Volchok is a New York writer born and bred who has only recently begun to balance extensive overseas travel with American adventures, including that overnight in Susanville. She has published widely in journals and anthologies ranging from The Kenyon Review, n +1, and The Virginia Quarterly to Best American Erotica, and in mainstream magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times. Besides authoring fiction and essays, she is a licensed New York City guide offering New York Walks.

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Susanville CA: Notes From The Road Issue 23 | November 2015

Kelly Hill

Kelly Hill grew up road-tripping across Europe, camping in the rain, and watching endless hours of the Travel Channel. She spent a year as an exchange student in Berlin, discovered her love of tragic Irish plays in London, walked across Scotland, celebrated New Year’s around a campfire in the mountains of Guatemala, learned to eat potatoes like apples in Peru, and now lives in a Javanese, rice-farming village. As a Peace Corps education volunteer in Indonesia, she enjoys teaching her students English and fueling her tropical fruit addiction.

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It’s Salty Issue 23 | November 2015

Eugenia Hepworth Petty

Eugenia’s travels have taken her to twenty-two countries on four continents. Much of her writing and artwork is influenced by her time as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine in the mid-1990s, where she lived a rural village life without running water or internet access. She is the author of Pamyat Celo/Memory Village, and her writing and/or photography has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Cascadia Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Sun Magazine, and Terra Incognita.

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Two poems by Eugenia Hepworth Petty Issue 22 | April 2015

Dylan Crawford

Dylan Crawford is originally from northern California and studied Slavic Literature and Languages at UC Berkeley. He is a writer and educator currently living in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, with his wife and two children.

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Hyacinth Issue 22 | April 2015

Stephanie Papa

Stephanie Papa is a writer, editor and teacher currently working towards an MFA in Poetry in Paris, France. Spontaneous travel keeps her curious. Her most recent love affair is with Brazil. Her work has been published in Cleaver Magazine, Four Chambers Press, great weather for media, and Paris/Atlantic.

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Edinburgh, Alone Issue 22 | April 2015

Wilda Morris

Wilda Morris is widely published in print and on the web. She has had the good fortune of travelling in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America—but not nearly as much as she would like. Read her book, Szechuan Shrimp and Fortune Cookies: Poems from a Chinese Restaurant, published by RWG Press.

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The Road to Managua Issue 22 | April 2015

Megan Hallinan

Megan Hallinan has been wandering since she was a teenager but is a New Englander at heart. She has lived in France, Ireland, and Senegal, and is somehow an officer in the United States Navy. She has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin and a master’s degree in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in London, but you can always visit her website.

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The Value of Small Money Issue 23 | November 2015

Rimas Uzgiris

Rimas Uzgiris is Lithuanian-American with dual citizenship who enjoys exploring his new home in the Old World as well as returning to his old home in the New. As a Fulbright Scholar with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he left Brooklyn to teach at Vilnius University, in Lithuania. A poet, translator, editor and critic, his work has appeared in AGNI, Barrow Street, Hudson Review, The Iowa Review, Quiddity, and other journals.

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Two poems by Rimas Uzgiris Issue 22 | April 2015

Craig Cotter

Craig Cotter was born in 1960 in New York and has lived in California since 1986. New poems have appeared in many places, including Assaracus, Court Green, and Poetry New Zealand. Read his fourth book of poems: After Lunch with Frank O’Hara.

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1955-D and 1945-S Issue 22 | April 2015

Tommy McAree

Tommy McAree likes to travel. He’s lived in Indonesia, Central America, South Africa, and Ithaca, New York, and on the moon. If you don’t believe him, he doesn’t blame you.

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Thirty Cents Issue 23 | November 2015

Judy Darley

Judy Darley is a British poet, fiction writer and journalist who has travelled in Borneo, North America and extensively in Europe, most recently Budapest. Recent publications include poetry, flashes and short stories in Germ, Headstuff and Streetcake. Read her debut collection: Remember Me To The Bees. She blogs at SkyLightRain

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Strays Issue 22 | April 2015

Shoshauna Shy

Shoshauna Shy remembers her travels in Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, and the United States best by whatever book of poetry she was reading at the time she was there. Her fourth collection, What the Postcard Didn’t Say received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. She’s a founder of Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf.

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Five poems from Shoshauna Shy Issue 22 | April 2015

Jeremy Radin

Jeremy Radin was born in Los Angeles but don’t let that fool you. He’s much more comfortable in miserable weather. The forests of Oregon make more sense to him than language. At Loch Lomond, he took his shirt off in the rain and made animal sounds with his friends on top of a mountain. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming in venues such as Epigraph, The Rattling Wall, and Souvenir.

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Next to the River Issue 22 | April 2015
Gritsev Calls Issue 22 | April 2015

Karen Benning

Karen Benning has enjoyed hiking and cycling in Tunisia, New Zealand, and Europe. After twenty-plus years of living in Anchorage, Alaska she has started to find things to write about right here at home. Which, of course, means it’s almost time to relocate.

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Anchorage in the Great Land Issue 23 | November 2015

Ariana Nadia Nash

Ariana Nadia Nash very much enjoys exploring the earth but would always be happier swimming. She has lived in California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Hawaii in the last ten years and plans to live next year in New Mexico. She has travelled to over twenty countries and has never in her life gone more than six months without flying. Read Instructions for Preparing Your Skin, which won the 2011 Philip Levine Prize in Poetry.

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The Pond

Jane Kirwan

Jane Kirwan was born into an Irish family in England, started travelling as a baby, escaped to work in Nigeria, got stuck in London but dragged the poor child all over the world; once the daughter was eighteen she said: I’m off a life in the Czech Republic, without to be honest much thought except desire for a builder. In love with Irish rain and French trains, Jane’s favourite time away has been travelling alone through India. Read or visit her online.

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Two poems by Jane Kirwan Issue 21 | October 2014

Kate McCahill

Kate McCahill has travelled with her trusty red backpack through Asia, South America, and the South Pacific, and her essays and poems have been published in various journals and anthologies. She teaches English in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Gokarna Issue 23 | November 2015

Gabrielle M. Peterson

Gabrielle Peterson is a poet and painter currently living in Chicago, Illinois. She recently received her BA at Carleton College, and has been published in Carleton’s literary magazine, The Manuscript, in addition to the premiere issue of the arts and literary publication, Chimes & Sirens. She has been writing for the past four years and plans to continue until she has nothing left to say.

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the ground unfurls Issue 21 | October 2014

Margaret McMullan

Margaret is the author of six award-winning adult and young adult novels including Sources of Light. She received a Fulbright to research and teach at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, which she wrote about in her forthcoming memoir, and has recently edited Every Father’s Daughter, an anthology of essays by women writing about their fathers with an introduction by Phillip Lopate, due out in Spring 2015. Her novel-in-stories Aftermath Lounge is also due in Spring 2015. Visit her here.

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Life Jacket Issue 21 | October 2014

Douglas Penick

Douglas Penick was a research associate at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, wrote the Canadian NFB’s series The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Leonard Cohen, narrator) and libretti for two operas: King Gesar and Ashoka’s Dream (Santa Fe Opera) with Peter Lieberson. Short pieces have been published in, among others, Agni, Bombay Gin, Cahiers de L’Herne, Hyperallergic, and Parabola. Read A Journey of the North Star and Dreamers and Their Shadows. (Photo credit: Martin Fritter)

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Cheng Man Ch’ing Issue 21 | October 2014

Sarah Sadie

Sarah Sadie locates herself in the middle of the USA and occasionally in otherworlds as well. Online, she blogs the intersections of theology and poetry at Sermons from the Mound. An editor as well as writer, her poems appear in places such as Literary Mama, Midwestern Gothic, and the Mom Egg, to name a few. Her life consists of kids, gods and poems, not necessarily in that order.

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Byzantium at the Bus Stop; Byzantium at the Mall Issue 21 | October 2014

Askold Skalsky

A Ukrainian by birth, Askold Skalsky’s travel credentials include escaping with his life from what used to be Yugoslavia and with his money from what still is Greece and Italy. Lately he has been living quietly in Maryland. Last year he was published in The English Chicago Review, One Trick Pony, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Tellus. One of his pet peeves is having to write any bio that is other than the dull roll-call of publications and insincere phrases of editorial bootlicking.

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Romance Issue 21 | October 2014

Caroline Swicegood

Caroline took her first solo trip to another country at 23, after unexpectedly losing her job and deciding to spend part of her severance pay on a week in Venice. Since then, she’s driven across the country, travelled to Canada and South America on her own, and spent a couple of weeks in Turkey with her partner. She has an MFA in fiction and her work has appeared in several literary magazines such as Bird’s Thumb, Upstreet, and others. She recently moved to Istanbul and is working on a book manuscript set in Venice, inspired by that first solo trip.

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Hamam Issue 21 | October 2014

George Guida

George Guida is the author of seven books, including a forthcoming collection of poems, Pugilistic (WordTech Editions, 2015). He is Poetry Editor of 2 Bridges Review and Professor of English at New York City College of Technology.

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Amaszonas, S.A. Issue 21 | October 2014

James B. Nicola

James B. Nicola’s career as an often-itinerant stage director has brought him from Florida to Alaska, including fun college towns like Missoula, MT; Laramie, WY; and Norman, OK. His book, Playing the Audience, won a Choice Award. He has published poems in Atlanta Review, Tar River, Texas Review, and more. Read his first full-length poetry collection, Manhattan Plaza, or visit James here.

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The Fields of May Issue 21 | October 2014

Zoe Karathanasi

Travelling is in Zoe’s blood; she’s Greek by birth, currently living in Paris, and her favourite places on earth are Scotland and Thrace.  Although travelling is grounding, she has always wanted to go to the moon. Read her work in Ink, Sweat and Tears, Open Mouse of Poetry Scotland, and Weyfarers Poetry Magazine.

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Santé Issue 21 | October 2014

Emily Avery-Miller

Emily is a flat-footed, wide-eyed New Englander who has battled blisters from Vancouver to Geneva and shed a little skin in Guangzhou. She holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Emerson College in Boston, where she also teaches. Her work has appeared in Bird’s Thumb and 48 Review.

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Before We Let the Hens Out Issue 21 | October 2014

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown grew up in northern Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and now calls the Washington, DC area home, though he’s not quite sure what that means. He is the author of the novella Bound (2012) and the poetry chapbook Winnower (2013). His work can be found in The Portland Review, Warscapes, and Windhover, among others.

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Outside Ngaoundere Issue 22 | April 2015

Jamie Donohoe

Jamie Donohoe was born in the Midwest, then moved to Northern California where he was soon trapped in a couch. He escaped, and fled to warmer climates. He has published in The Aurorean, The Cape Rock, and FreeFall, and is currently serving a term of many years as an English teacher; please send tonic and weapons.

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on a wrought iron bench in Bristol Issue 21 | October 2014

Bill Yake

Bill has identified butterflies outside the illustrated Paleolithic caves of the Pyrenees, encountered wind witches in the Alvord Desert and wigmen in New Guinea, traded songs in the Peruvian Amazon, and eaten couscous and roasted goat gonads in Tunisia. His poems mainly show up in magazines and anthologies serving the environmental and literary communities—from Wilderness Magazine to Anthropology and Humanism and from Rattle to ISLE. His two collections of poetry, This Old Riddle: Cormorants and Rain (2003) and Unfurl, Kite, and Veer (2010) are published by Radiolarian Press.

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Two poems by Bill Yake Issue 21 | October 2014

Mike Puican

In 1970, after hearing Jerry Rubin speak, Mike Puican hitchhiked from a little town in Pennsylvania to Chicago to join the revolution. He is still waiting for that revolution to happen. Since then, he has lived in Chicago and Toronto. His poetry has been published in the US and Canada in journals such as: Another Chicago Magazine, Malahat Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review and Parthenon West.

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Two poems by Mike Puican Issue 21 | October 2014

Gail Peck

A Canadian with wanderlust, Gail Peck has travelled to every continent except Antarctica, which remains on her to-do list. Siem Reap, Hue, Bangkok, Sydney, Christchurch, Ushuia, Xian, Denali, Marrakesh, Venice, Paris, Istanbul, Santorini…the list is long and growing. She has published many poems, and has won honourable mention in Ontario Poetry Society competitions.

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High Jumping Silver Issue 21 | October 2014

Melissa Ann Goodwin

Melissa Ann Goodwin’s poetry won a top prize in the 2010 Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Competition. Her books, The Christmas Village and its sequel, Return to Canterbury, are the culmination of her lifelong dream to write the kind of books she loved to read as a child. She is currently working on her third book, a historical novel inspired by her mother’s experience as an evacuee at the start of World War II.

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Ocean Point Issue 21 | October 2014

Samantha Walters

Samantha is currently growing roots in Ohio with her partner and daughter, but stays true to the life of the traveling derelict. She has most recently explored the U.S. on two cross-country road trips, and frequently returns to Costa Rica and Nicaragua so her daughter will fall in love with the land of her ancestors.

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Morning Trip to the Mechanic Issue 20 | May 2014

Kim Suttell

Kim Suttell, born in California, has crisscrossed the USA many times and landed in New York City. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and makes regular visits back to Central and Eastern Europe. She has published in The Cortland Review, Geist, and Right Hand Pointing. You can see more of her work here.

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Two poems by Kim Suttell Issue 20 | May 2014

Gary Maggio

Born in Brooklyn, Gary Maggio has resided and written in Albany, NY for thirty-five years. He spends his days as a standardized patient, acting and teaching for medical students, and writes memory pieces, occasionally of stays in Spain and France. Now and then his pastels pass muster and are part of juried exhibits and art shows.

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Two poems by Gary Maggio Issue 20 | May 2014

Bradley K Meyer

Bradley K Meyer writes from Dayton, Ohio. He has adventured through forty-four of the forty-eight states he acknowledges as legitimate. His favorite animal is the Virginia opossum. He feigns international recognition having read in Canada once and having, on a separate occasion, sold a copy of his book of poetry, Hotel Room (Vostok East Press, 2013), to a Polish woman.

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10-100 Issue 20 | May 2014

Uche Ogbuji

Uche Ogbuji was born in Calabar, Nigeria and has been a traveler ever since. His poems, fusing Igbo culture, European Classicism, U.S. Mountain West setting, and Hip-Hop influences, have appeared worldwide. He lived, among other places, in Egypt and England before settling near Boulder, Colorado, the first place in his life where he has lived more than three years. His collection of poetry, Ndewo, Colorado is a Colorado Book Award Winner. He is editor at Kin Poetry Journal, runs the @ColoradoPoetry Twitter project, and is a founding, former editor at The Nervous Breakdown.

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Igbo Directions in Amsterdam Issue 21 | October 2014

John Amen

John Amen travels between a small apartment on the left bank of the Cocytus and a bungalow at the base of Olympus. He’s the author of four collections of poetry, and founded/edits The Pedestal Magazine.

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hands off Issue 20 | May 2014

Lauren McKenzie Reed

Originally from Virginia, Lauren McKenzie Reed has taught everything from Composition to Creative Writing, and Grammar to ESL Poetry electives. In addition to teaching and writing, she has traveled, studied and worked in several other countries, including Germany, Mali, and the United Kingdom. She is currently teaching English as a Second Language to future teachers in Ukraine with the Peace Corps, so she has much more travelling and writing ahead of her.

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Ukrainian Now Issue 20 | May 2014

Catherine Bull

Catherine Bull is a poet lately of Portland, Oregon. She has traveled in Australia, Britain, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, and New Zealand, and and has driven across the United States five or so times. She has recent work in Beatdom and FIELD, teaches on occasion at the Attic Institute in Portland, and writes about poetry and poetics, plus film reviews here. She has appropriately literary degrees from Oberlin College and U.C. Davis

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First Day in Sydney, 1992 Issue 20 | May 2014

Kassandra Montag

Kassandra Montag has traveled to most of the contiguous United States, studied abroad in Ireland, vacationed on Grand Cayman Island, volunteered in Haiti, vagabonded through Belgium, Denmark, England, Hungary, Italy, Northern Ireland, Portugal and Wales, and currently lives in Holland. Her work has been published in Midwestern Gothic, Platte Valley Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others.

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Two Poems by Kassandra Montag Issue 20 | May 2014

Anna Weaver

Raised in Oklahoma, Anna Weaver has yet to find a more satisfying sky or a better sunset on three continents. Not that she’d admit it if she had. Last summer she crossed the South China Sea four times between Singapore, Manila, Macau, and Jakarta. A frequent reader at local open mics, she has performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, and Raleigh. Her poems have been published in Star*Line, Utter, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and elsewhere, and she has twice been translated into Polish. She lives in North Carolina with her two daughters and keeps track of all this here.

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Two Poems by Anna Weaver Issue 20 | May 2014

Krista Genevieve Farris

Krista Genevieve Farris is a poet run amok. Her husband and three boys are very patient with her compulsive writing habit and know not to turn on the ceiling fans above her piles of poems. She is equally enthralled with distance running, giving all ample time to play with the fan to restore good flow. Krista has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Social Change from Indiana University. Visit her blog.

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Seamstress Issue 20 | May 2014
Freedom Fries Issue 22 | April 2015

April Lindner

April Lindner backpacked solo across Western Europe when she was 22. Since then, she has returned to Europe seven times, most recently to take part in an Ignatian Pilgrimage across northern Spain, to teach two study tours in Greece, and to research a novel partially set in Italy. April lives in Pennsylvania, and has published two poetry collections and two young adult novels.

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Gifts: Naxos Issue 20 | May 2014

Maryann Ullmann

Maryann Ullmann is currently the Out of the Forge Writer-in-Residence in Braddock, PA and holds an MFA in Fiction at Chatham University where she served as the 2011 Margaret Whitford Fellow. Her work has appeared in Cultural Survival Quarterly, Halfway Down the Stairs, Permafrost, and Prime Number, among others. She traipses restlessly around the globe with an imaginary llama named Svenz who feeds on alfalfa and dulce de leche. Her most stable home is

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How to Cross the Widest Highway in the World Issue 19 | December 2013

Bernard Henrie

Henrie says he finds extra travel money by repairing, but not replacing his thirty-five-miles-to-the-gallon Honda Civic. His first trip was to North Africa, just after Algeria gained independence from France; and that experience made him aware of a political world larger than American Democrats and Republicans.
Ever since, he has combined politics and the literary. You can read his work at Asian Cha or Blackbox Manifold.

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Two Poems by Bernard Henrie Issue 20 | May 2014

Janice D. Soderling

Janice D. Soderling is a wannabe time traveler. There must be a better warp to live in. A previous contributor to Literary Bohemian, she also has current work at The Dark Horse, Light, Mason’s Road, Rotary Dial, The Stockholm Review and Rattle’s feature, Poets Respond.

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Words I have traveled, sadly beyond Issue 19 | December 2013
So There They Were at the Beach Again, Looking Around Issue 22 | April 2015

Eldon (Craig) Reishus

Eldon (Craig) Reishus lives beneath the Alps outside Munich (Landkreis Bad Tölz - Wolfratshausen). He’s an old school Exquisite Corpse contributor with recent work featured or forthcoming at such venues as Am Erker, BODY, theEEEL and Word Riot. A German-English translator and an all-around web and print media pro, he originates from Fort Smith, Stuttgart, Dachau, Owatonna, Bloomington, Granite Falls, Ytterboe at Saint Olaf, Minneapolis, Portland’s State Street, Berlin’s Schlossallee, and Munich’s Schellingstrasse. Visit his blog.

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The Last Gentleman Issue 22 | April 2015

Colin Honnor

Colin Honnor runs a fine arts press in the Cotswalds and is a widely published poet both in print and online. A former editor of Poetry and Audience, you can find his work in places such as Agenda, Envoi, Orbis,The Rialto, and The Wolf.

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Transcendental Nocturne Issue 20 | May 2014

Emma Aprile

Emma travels whenever she can find a good excuse. She has tagged along on trips to Great Britain and Hawaii, and she admires a good beach jaunt as much as a week in a big city. Her work can be found close to home in The Louisville Review and anthologized in The Beach Book.

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Three poems by Emma Aprile Issue 19 | December 2013

Sean J Mahoney

Sean has swum with whale sharks in Mexico and has been out-boozed by Franciscan monks in Ireland. Damsel fish in the Philippines found Sean quite appetizing. Sean and his wife live in Santa Ana, California, where palateras frequent their street and ring bells. They ring bells quite often. With the help of aspirin and water Sean recovers. After he’s eaten, of course. You can find Sean’s work here and there both in print and online.

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Morgan’s Issue 19 | December 2013

Aileen Bassis

Aileen Bassis was born in New York City and now lives across the Hudson River in Jersey City. She’s a poet and visual artist with a long career in book arts, printmaking, photography and installation. Her artwork has been widely exhibited across the US and can be viewed here. You can find her poems at Eunoia Review, Haggard and Halloo, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Still Point Arts Quarterly and Underwaternewyork.

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Bulgarian Pantoum Issue 19 | December 2013

Marc Harshman

Marc Harshman’s travels include the Black Mountains of Wales again and again, Denmark, Iceland, Iceland again, the Isle of Skye, Iceland again, and the mountains of home, again and again. He leads a double life as a poet and children’s book author. Read his most recent collection, Green-Silver and Silent. You can find his work in anthologies or in places like 5 AM, The Georgia Review, and Shenandoah. His eleven children’s books include The Storm, a Smithsonian Notable Book.

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Postcard Issue 19 | December 2013

Kate Bernadette Benedict

Kate Bernadette Benedict has traveled a great deal…around New York City. She has dipped a toe into France and England and gone total immersion in Ireland and Maine. Her travels in what James Hillman called the Dream and the Underworld have been the most transformative. Her poems have appeared in countless literary magazines and anthologies and she is the author of two full-length poetry collections. Her highly esteemed online poetry journals are now closed, but permanently archived and worth a read: Bumbershoot, Tilt-a-Whirl, and Umbrella.

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When You Get There Issue 19 | December 2013

Joe Evans

Joe Evans has been a stained glass artist, a company director, a gardener and a musician. His poetry has been published in Lighthouse and Sarasvati as well as various online collections. He is currently absorbed in a sequence of narrative poems set on a small island in 1278, a project which he now understands to be wildly over-ambitious. He has two children.

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A Funeral in Zarra Issue 19 | December 2013

Sadie Ducet

Sadie Ducet appears here and there, in places like Midwestern Gothic and Off the Coast and that corner of your mirror. Her work is curated by Sarah Busse, one of Madison, Wisconsin’s Poets Laureate and co-editor of Verse Wisconsin.

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The New Place Issue 19 | December 2013

Michael Sarnowski

Michael Sarnowski’s poetry can be found in Foundling Review, Memoir Journal, Potomac Review, and r.kv.r.y,, among others. He currently lives in Rochester, New York, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Walls in Warsaw Issue 19 | December 2013

Christopher Locke

Christopher Locke spent the last year living in Guanajuato, Mexico and Kittery Point, Maine; talk about your culture shock. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Alimentum, Arc Poetry Magazine, Poetry East, Rattle, and many others. His first full-length collection of poems, End of American Magic, is currently available from Salmon Poetry. Waiting for Grace & Other Poems (Turning Point Books) and the memoir, Can I Say (Kattywompus Press) are both forthcoming in 2013. Visit him here.

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For You, Good Price Issue 18 | June 2013

Christine Bess Jones

Christine has visited Italy and has been blessed with waters thrown from Havana’s balconies on New Year’s Eve. She exhibits her travel-inspired poetry alongside her husband’s fine art paintings in local and regional museums, and has had a handful of publications online and in print. Recently, she was accepted into Lesley University’s MFA program in Creative Writing.

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Port Cities and Pantries Issue 19 | December 2013

Annie Virginia Robertson

Annie Robertson has fallen down in about ten of Italy’s best cities and remembers each by their souvenir scars. She has wandered graveyards in Prague, become bosom buddies with Schiele and Klimt in Vienna, and talked to ghosts in the catacombs in the belly of a mountain in Salzburg. She has lived inside of Greyhound buses going back and forth down the coast between life and love. You may find her work in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature.

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The Weatherman is a Liar Issue 18 | June 2013

Mark Millhone

After graduating from Columbia University with an MFA in Film Direction and winning the Academy Award for Best Student Film, Mark spent many years wandering the vast desert of Hollywood development hell before resurfacing as a screenwriting professor at NYU Film School and the Dysfunctional-Male-in-Residence at Men’s Health Magazine. His humorous columns for that magazine begat his memoir, The Patron Saint of Used Cars & Second Chances.

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Boar Guts and Horse Sense Issue 18 | June 2013

David W. Landrum

David W. Landrum lives and writes in Western Michigan. His poetry has appeared widely in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Europe. Read his chapbook, The Impossibility of Epithalamia, or his prose novella, Strange Brew.

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Boston Graveyards Issue 19 | December 2013

Barbara Daniels

Searching for new birds for her life list takes Barbara Daniels all over the US, and to Italy and the UK as well. Her poetry has appeared in The Literary Review, Mid-Atlantic Review, Solstice and many other journals. Read her book, Rose Fever, by Cherry Grove Press.

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Against Travel Issue 18 | June 2013

Beth McDermott

Beth McDermott has studied abroad in England and Ireland and hopes to return some day in the future. Currently, she resides in New Lenox, IL, and has spent much of the past six years commuting by train to Chicago. Her poetry is forthcoming in DIAGRAM and Harpur Palate.

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Give and Take Issue 18 | June 2013

Wendy Vardaman

Wendy Vardaman has lived in Finland, Italy, the east coast, the west coast, the south, and many states between. She has never owned a car and is always planning the next trip. One of Madison, Wisconsin’s Poets Laureate, Wendy is also co-editor/webmaster of Verse Wisconsin, and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology, Echolocations, Poets Map Wisconsin. Visit her here.

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Never Never Land Issue 18 | June 2013

Sheila Meltzer

A native of Brooklyn, Sheila Meltzer earned a PhD in linguistics from the CUNY Graduate Center, turned, and ran. She’s tried life in New Orleans, rural Vermont, and Catalan Spain. She now lives in Berkeley, hunts software bugs for a living, and dances, for joy. In weekly writing workshops she’s begun coaxing out a life’s worth of buried treasure. Her loot has appeared or will soon be revealed in The Citron Review, Lowestoft Chronicle, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and rkvry.

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Postcard From a Travel Bag Issue 18 | June 2013

Natalie Latta

Natalie Latta is perpetually lost. She asked for directions in Tallinn, forgot them in Barcelona, and woke up in Crimea. A returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in Ukraine, a glass of sweet tea will always be waiting in her beloved Alabama. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus and Specter Magazine. She blogs here.

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Summer in Lviv Issue 18 | June 2013

Tim Laffey

Tim Laffey says he’s an old guy now. When he was young he wrote some, then got sidetracked. He got a city job, got married several times and had a kid, who has herself had kids. The years passed. He retired. He and his permanent wife moved back to the family farm. He’s trying writing again with the time he has left. 

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The Wild Edge Issue 18 | June 2013

Kerry Marino

Kerry Marino was born in Brooklyn, NY to a family with five redheads. She sings, writes, plays music and goes on adventures. Currently, Kerry is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, where she is learning to swim against the currents of traditional gender roles and Russian grammar.

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Native Phantom Issue 18 | June 2013

Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander has traveled Mexico’s highlands, Vancouver’s straits, the continentally altered states, Alaska, US Virgin islands, Borinquen, England, France, Amersterdam, Italy and Greece. His poems have recently appeared in Abridged, Measure, The Nervous Breakdown, Raintown Review, River Styx, and elsewhere.

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Two Poems by Mike Alexander Issue 18 | June 2013

Christine Reilly

Christine Reilly lives in New York, New York, but used to live in London and Northern Ireland.  She teaches at the Professional Children’s School and used to work at Tin House. Visit her website.

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The Highway Christmas Tree Outlet in April Issue 18 | June 2013

Polly Smart

Polly Smart lives in outback South Australia. She has trekked with ponies and dzos in Nepal and Sikkim, and with Bactrian camels and a husband in far western Mongolia. She has also travelled to New Zealand, China, India, and Bhutan. She has had work published in Australia All Over, Bringing the Water: New Writing From South Australia, and Dirt Roads and Desert Roses.

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House With No Windows Issue 18 | June 2013

Karla Linn Merrifield

Assistant editor and poetry book reviewer for The Centrifugal Eye, Karla’s escaped near death on the Little Colorado River and by a swarm of bees on the Amazon River (they turned out to be a sting-less variety). Her many book credits belie her wanderlust: they include The Ice Decides: Poems of Antarctica, Godwit: Poems of Canada, Attaining Canopy: Amazon Poems and Lithic Scatter and Other Poems. Forthcoming is Athabaskan Fractal and Other Poems of the Far North (Salmon Poetry). Visit her here.

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African Soundscape Issue 21 | October 2014

Sarah Lawrence

Sarah has found that the three most important things in choosing a spouse are location, location, location. Although she and her husband live in Los Angeles, they visit his family in France every couple of years. She’s read her weight in “I’m in Europe and You’re Not” memoirs and looks forward to one day writing her own. Best travel moment? Landing in Geneva and being picked up at the airport by relatives. When the road signs changed from Swiss white to French orange she thought, I’m home.  Read Sarah’s blog here.

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Following Belle-Mère Issue 18 | June 2013

Sonny Z.

Sonny Z. travels as often as he can, to as many places as he can, and has a special fondness for big cities. He loves feeling surrounded, yet utterly anonymous, in places like Tokyo, New York, San Francisco, London, and Paris. For several years he made an annual pilgrimage to Japan for Hanami, the Cherry Blossom Festival. This is his first published piece.

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Numbers Issue 17 | March 2013

Jim Burke

A native to Limerick, Ireland, Jim Burke embarked on an online Creative Writing MA Course at MMU three years ago and hasn’t stopped writing since. He has published poems in Crannóg, Revival Poetry Journal, Shamrock Haiku Journal, and the Stony Thursday Book.

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Two poems by Jim Burke Issue 17 | March 2013

Tonya Ingram

Tonya Ingram is a New York University alumna, a Cincinnati native, a Bronx-bred introvert, and a soon-to-be Los Angeles flower-child. Her work has traveled to Ghana, San Francisco, Michigan, Boston, Washington D.C, New York, and YouTube. She is a rookie to the Narnia of online publication.

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The Country Issue 18 | June 2013

Sachi Cote Kozel

Sachi Cote was born in the Florida Keys, raised on Maine’s snowy seaside, and now lives beside the lakes of the Austrian Salzkammergut. Sachi has lost a shoe in an earthquake while waterfall trevassing in Canyon de Colca, Peru; scaled walls of ice to summit Schafberg before spring’s first melt in Austria; and had her brain pulled to the point of hallucination by the swells of the Tongan Trench. She’s a dancer, wife, and wanderer, and this is her first publication.

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Last-Minute Reservation Issue 17 | March 2013

Maria Apichella

Maria Apichella teaches online for the University of Maryland, Europe, and is in the midst of her PhD in English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. You can find her work in places such as Envoi, Magma, Scintilla Press, and Sentinel Literary Quarterly. Her work will also appear in The Book of Euclid & Other stories & Poems. She was shortlisted for the 2012 Bridport Prize and the Cinnamon Press Short Poetry Collection Award, 2012.

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Two poems by Maria Apichella Issue 17 | March 2013

Dana Guthrie Martin

Dana Guthrie Martin was born and raised in Oklahoma and now divides her time between Missouri and Washington State. Her chapbooks include In the Space Where I Was, Toward What Is Awful and The Spare Room.

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Homecoming Issue 17 | March 2013

Anina Robb

Anina Robb lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two neat kids. She earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has published poems in Nebo, Oatmeal and Poetry, and Rivendell.

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Late Summer Issue 17 | March 2013

Henry Walters

Henry Walters is a falconer and naturalist. He keeps Woody Guthrie’s Bound For Glory in one pocket and a razor in the other, with which he keeps up a meticulous, every-other-day shaving routine in public library lavatories. Henry’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The American Guide, Hawk Migration Studies, Miracle Monocle, Tuesday: An Art Project, and other publications. He writes a biweekly blog about life in the woods for The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Saw Instrumental Issue 17 | March 2013

Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams originally hails from California, and her travels have taken her across Africa, Asia, and Central America. She currently lives in Marburg, Germany with her dog; subsequently, her journeys mostly involve the local forest and a Frisbee. Her work has appeared in The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Matador Travel, Pology, and The Sun Magazine, among many others. She is the current director of the Glimpse Graduate Program at MatadorU. Visit her here.

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Post Office Bay Issue 17 | March 2013