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Editor: Kelly Easton


Kelly Easton holds a Master of Arts in French Translation and Conference Interpretation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). She spent fifteen years interpreting in the halls of diplomacy, working with the words of others. She now tends to her own writing. She lives in Northern Virginia, where she can often be found riding horses cross-country. Her poetry has recently appeared in The Galway Review and Cathexis Northwest Press (January, March 2023). 

Art Editor: Lauren Rapp

Lauren Rapp is a DC-based artist currently focused on painting, sculpture and furniture design. Her recent body of work employs playful, minimal, anthropomorphized shapes, color and abstraction  to explore questions around the repetitive accumulation and deconstruction of perception, relationship, social mores, personality, environments and objects; with images ranging from small assemblages to large scale paintings. Her work has been featured on the cover of the Washington Post Magazine and she was awarded the Windsor Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund Grant. She holds an MFA from the University of Windsor in Canada. You can find her work at


Poetry Reader: KB Ballentine


KB Ballentine received her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Ballentine’s eighth collection, Spirit of Wild, launched in March with Blue Light Press. Her earlier books can be found with Iris Press, Blue Light Press, Middle Creek Publishing, and Celtic Cat Publishing. Ballentine resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and teaches composition, creative writing, theatre arts, and literature to high school and college students in addition to conducting writing workshops throughout the United States.

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