issue two

issue two

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issue two is a hand-bound 5″x7″ cardboard book with a wrap-around color cover, and a cord with glass beads to help secure this literary treasure. It features flash fiction/nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from over thirty creatives across the globe. This little book showcases the power of the page in a series of explorations ranging in style and voice.

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Contributors:

Scott Alumbaugh is a writer, designer (print and web), and part-time sailing instructor living in Davis, California. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Hunger Mountain, and elsewhere. More at scottalumbaugh.com.

 When Megan Atencia isn’t feeding her bearded dragon or cuddling with her puppy, she stresses out about teaching at an alternative high school and survives off of the prayers of her ancestors.

 Liza Michelle Bevams is a storytelling enthusiast based in Colorado. Currently, she is at work on a long-form study about self-preservation in wild and lonely places.

 Darrell Urban Black is an American artist living in Frankfurt, Germany. Fascinated with space, he began creating pen and ink drawings. He worked his way to canvas and mixed media, transitioned into a vibrant palette, and never looked back.

 Virginia Boudreau is a retired teacher living on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Her poetry and prose have appeared in a wide variety of international literary magazines.

 Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations & publications in Best of the Best CanadianPoetry BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1,600 others across 43 countries.

 Steff Crabtree is an artist who lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. She works in a variety of mediums to portray body positivity, queer love and acceptance of mental illnesses.

 DAH is a Pushcart and Best Of The Net nominee, and the lead editor for the poetry critique group, The Lounge, and the author of nine poetry books. He lives in California, and is working on his tenth poetry collection.

T. K. Dalton’s work appears in Apogee, The Millions, Duende, The Common,and elsewhere. He is finishing work on The Intimate Register, a memoir about language and the body.

 Troy Farah is an independent journalist and photographer living in California. His work has appeared in Tin House’s blog, WIRED, Ars Technica, and elsewhere. He co-hosts the drug policy podcast Narcotica. His website is troyfarah.com

 Howie Good is the author most recently of What It Is and How to Use It from Grey Book Press and Spooky Action at a Distance from Analog Submission Press. He co-edits the journals Unbroken and UnLost.

 Jessie Gould is a Chicago-born writer of poems, short stories, and screenplays. She has a BA in Journalism/Media and currently works as a personal assistant in Las Vegas.

 Mandy Henderly is a writer living in North Carolina with her family. Her work is forthcoming with Literary Mama and published with Mother.ly. Mandy studied poetry at Bluffton University for her undergrad and the University of Dayton in graduate school.

Kat Hofland is a poet living in Phoenix, Arizona. She works in energy policy. Her writing has been featured in Light, Insight II, and Write On, Downtown.

 Hilary King’s poems have appeared in Fourth River, The Cortland Review, Belletrist, PANK and other publications. She lives in Northern California, and when not writing and pondering Facebook, works at a historic garden.

 Mary Krakow is a retired educator in Central Oregon. She writes flash, middle grade, and magazine articles. Visit Mary’s website for writers at www.findyourwritingnerd.com

 Jeff Kronenfeld writes for Vice, Psychedelics Today, and other outlets. His fiction has been published by the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Ripples in Space: A Sci-Fi Journal, and others.

Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Art.  She resides in Graham, NC with her cats, Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.

 Richard LeBlond is a retired biologist living in North Carolina. His essays and photographs have found favor in numerous U.S. and international journals.

 Sherri Levine is an artist and poet living in Portland, Oregon.  She is the author of In These Voices. She is the recent recipient of the Lois Cranston Poetry Prize by CALYX magazine. sherrilevine.com

 Nathan Lupstein’s poetics are rooted in the abstract and vulnerable. He lives in Aurora, Illinois with his wife and two dogs. Lupstein published An Ode to Chaos in 2018.

 Dylan Mabe is a poet, author, and painter from rural Virginia. He is pursuing degrees in History and English and he is a constant reader of poetry and science fiction.

 Jennifer MacBain-Stephens went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and now lives in Iowa. She is the author of four poetry collections and ten chapbooks. Recent work is in The Pinch, Cleaver, and Zone 3http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/.

Israela Margalit is a critically acclaimed playwright, TV writer, concert pianist, recording artist, and since 2016 an author of short fiction, with awards or honors in all categories.

Tonia Markou is a polyglot and globetrotter with an unhealthy obsession for stationery, mugs and Chuck Taylors. Her work has appeared in Corvid Queen, Dime Show Review and other journals.

 Mira Martin-Parker earned a BA at The New School for Social Research, and an MA in philosophy and an MFA in creative writing at San Francisco State University.

Toti O’Brien is the Italian Accordionist with the Irish Last Name. Based in Los Angeles, she makes a living as a self-employed artist, musician and dancer. And yes, she writes.

 Nichelle Santagata is a writer, dancer, photographer, explorer who chills with cats. She received her Bachelor’s in English Literature and Master of Liberal Studies from ASU, and Postgraduate Certificate in Comparative Literatures and Cultures from University of Bristol.

 David Spicer has poems in Santa Clara Review, Delta Poetry Review, Chiron Review, Synaeresis,Alcatraz, CircleShow, His latest chapbook is Tribe of Two (Seven CirclePress). His website is www.DavidSpicer76.com.

Travis Stephens was raised on a Wisconsin dairy. He is a tugboat captain now and resides in California with his family.

 Marc Swan’s latest collection, today can take your breath away, was published by Sheila-na-gig Editions in 2018. He is a retired vocational rehabilitation counselor and lives in coastal Maine with his wife Dd, an artist, clothing designer and maker.

C.G. Thompson’s poems have appeared in North Carolina Literary Review, Jersey Devil Press, and Redheaded Stepchild, and have been displayed in Winston-Salem, NC, as part of Poetry in Plain Sight.

 Bill Wolak has just published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His collages have appeared in the 2019 Seattle Erotic Art Festival.