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Ciera Lamoureux

Ciera Lamoureux (7.1).

Ciera Lamoureux was born in Rowlett, TX, moved to Windham, ME, and now resides in DeLand, FL. She has been published in Touchstone, Stetson University’s literary arts magazine, and has an upcoming publication in the College of Charleston’s Miscellany. Her Senior Project, completed this past fall, was a compilation of poems composed from celebrity tweets, which was accompanied by a critical essay.  After graduating this May with a B.A. in English, she hopes to find a foothold for a career in editing.

Jessica Lanay

Jessica Lanay (8.1).

Jessica Lanay is a poet, short fiction, and art writer currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Pittsburgh while assisting at the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. Her work focuses on architectures of interiority, escapism, history of psychoanalysis, and southern culture. Her poetry has appeared in Sugar House ReviewCrab Fat Literary MagazineAcentos ReviewFugue, and others. She has work forthcoming in The Common, Prairie Schooner, and Indiana ReviewHer short fiction was most recently published in Tahoma Literary Review, and Black Candies. A short autobiographical essay was also published in Salt Hill Journal. She is a Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Kimbilio Fellow.

jojo Lazar

jojo Lazar (1.2).

jojo Lazar is a Boston-based multimedia visual and performance artist known as “the burlesque poetess.” She is active in the nu-vaudeville world as the tenor ukulele player in circus band, “Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys,” as well as half of “The Tiny Instrument Revue.” Her poetry has appeared in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, The Starving Artist’s Diet (Jackodile Press), Magpie Magazine, and additionally in her own zines, including “Niblet.” She is a creative writing and zine-making workshop leader with a BA from Brandeis and an MFA in poetry from Lesley University. Visit her keyring site: & The

Mark Lewandowski

Mark Lewandowski (2.3).

Mark Lewandowski’s stories and essays have appeared in many journals, and have been listed as “Notable” in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best American Travel Writing, and twice in The Best American Essays. He has also had work recently republished in Redux and A Small Key Opens Big Doors, one of four anthologies celebrating the 50th birthday of the Peace Corps. Halibut Rodeo, his first short story collection, was published in 2010. Currently, Lewandoski is an Associate Professor of English at Indiana State University. During the 1999-2000 academic year, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Siauliai, Lithuania and, from 1991-1993, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Poland. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University in 1991.

Nate Liederbach

Nate Liederbach (2.1).

Nate Liederbach lives in Salt Lake City where he is a PhD candidate at the University of Utah.

Ella Longpre

Ella Longpre (5.1).

Ella Longpre is the author of the chapbook The Odor of the Hoax Was Gone (Monkey Puzzle 2013) and an untitled chapbook (Awst 2015). Ella’s work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the Voltaelimae, Entropy, and other publications, as a broadside printed by Coconut Books, and was recently published in &Now’s third anthology of innovative writing. Ella is currently Senior Editor of the Bombay Gin Literary Journal.

Mercedes Lucero

Mercedes Lucero (8.1).

Mercedes Lucero is the author of Stereometry (Another New Calligraphy 2018) and the chapbook, In the Garden of Broken Things (Flutter Press 2016).  She is the 2017 winner of the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for Poetry and her writing can be found in Puerto del Sol, The Pinch, Heavy Feather Review, and Curbside Splendor among others. You can see more of her work at

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