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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 with her husband and young son in Northern Virginia, where she can often be found riding horses cross-country. Her poetry was recently featured 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 to explore questions around the repetitive accumulation of decisions, feelings, experiences and the physical composition of places and things. Individual components stack to amass a painting, a sculpture, a seeming habitat, a painting, a life, with images ranging from small assemblages to very 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

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