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Fabrice Poussin, The Heights

Alex Dreppec
Poetry - "Blooming Bee," "[INSERT TITLE OF POEM HERE]"

Alex Dreppec was born in 1968 near Frankfurt as Alexander Deppert. He attended The University of Colorado Boulder for his Ph.D., studying psychology and linguistics. Alex has published both science and poetry in numerous German journals and anthologies. In 2008, he was featured in the best-selling Der Große Conrady, and he was awarded the prestigious Wilhelm-Busch Prize in 2004. Alex has also had English works published in Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, Notre Dame Review, Parody on Impression, Orbis, The Interpreter's House, The Journal (UK), and others.

Olive Fitzgerald
Poetry - "Inheritance" 

Olive Fitzgerald is a queer poet from London, England. Their work tends to explore class, gender, mental illness, love, and occasionally bizarre, post-apocalyptic hellscapes (because everyone needs a way to vent their frustrations now and then). They are currently living and studying in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Maddie Solomon
Poetry - "w h e n  d i d  w e  s t o p  t a l k i n g ?" 

Maddie Solomon is a creative writing sophomore at Denver School of the Arts. 

Christopher Stolle
Poetry - "Nested Egos," "Intaking Emptiness"

Christopher Stolle’s poetry has appeared in more than 100 magazines in several countries, including most recently or forthcoming in Burningword Literary Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal, Flying Island, Writing Raw, Branches, Indiana Voice Journal, Snapdragon, and in three anthologies. He has also published two nonfiction books with Coaches Choice: 101 Leadership Lessons From Baseball’s Greatest Managers (2013) and 101 Leadership Lessons From Basketball’s Greatest Coaches (2015). He works as a development editor for Penguin Random House, and he lives in Indianapolis.

Serena Solin
Poetry - "Gneiss," "Year of Penance"

Serena Solin is a senior at Columbia University working her way through the ecopoetry of contemporary African-American writers and making some of her own on the side. A New Jersey native, she enjoys malls, barley tea, and yellow light. Her work has appeared in various Columbia publications as well as in The Atlas Review and theEEEL.

Stephen C. Middleton
Poetry - "Always the Audience," "Forgotten Chords"

Stephen C. Middleton is a writer working in London, England. He has had five books published, including A Brave Light (Stride) and Worlds of Pain / Shades of Grace (Poetry Salzburg). His work has appeared in several anthologies, among them Paging Doctor Jazz (Shoestring) and From Hepworth’s Garden Out (Shearsman, 2010). For many years, Stephen was the editor of Ostinato, a magazine of jazz and jazz-inspired poetry, and The Tenormen Press. Stephen’s current projects (prose and poetry) relate to jazz, blues, politics, outsider (folk) art, mountain environments, and long-term illness.

Rowan Johnson
Flash Fiction - "Trapped"

Rowan Johnson holds a doctorate from the University of Tennessee as well as an MA from the University of Nottingham, England. He has published various forms of writing, including two novels, poetry, and flash fiction. His work has been published in Wordriver Literary Review, Laptop Lit Mag, and in the 2012 Writers Abroad anthology, Foreign Encounters. He has also written numerous travel articles for publications such as Redbook, The Complete Woman, and SEOUL magazine.