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Contributor Bios – May 2020

Annaliese Baamonde is a housewife. She likes noodles and leggings, and she hopes you enjoy her work.

Marlayna Demond is a photographer who is constantly trying to find better work-life balance and make more time for non-work photography and other fun things. Marlayna works full time photographing at UMBC, and in addition also photographs weddings, events, and editorial and portrait work. She also co-runs BaM Co-Create, a business that promotes local makers and produces markets where guests can explore their creativity and shop locally.

James Croal Jackson (he/him/his) is a Filipino-American poet. He has a chapbook, The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017), and recent poems in DASH, Sampsonia Way, and The Green Light. He edits The Mantle ( He works in film production in Pittsburgh, PA. (

F. X. James is the pseudonym for an oddball British expat hiding out in Minnesota. When not dissolving in another savage summer or fattening up for the next brutal winter, he’s writing poems and stories on the backs of unpaid utility bills, and drinking too much dark ale. His words have appeared in many a magazine, and on a lucid day he can see all sorts of crazy things.

Erin Lehrmann is an artist and teacher who lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information and more images of her work please visit:

Mario Loprete is an Italian artist.

Nicole K. Ostrowski enjoys all types of art and has recently started playing with digital art. She especially enjoys screenprint and folk art styles. Her digital art experiments can be viewed at

Jared Pearce wrote The Annotated Murder of One (Aubade, 2018). His poems have recently been or will soon be shared in Lucky Jefferson, American Writers Review, Call Me [Brackets], and Full Bleed. Further:

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