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Contributor Bios – November 2019

Samuel Berrettini is an undergraduate student at St. John’s College in Annapolis. His work has previously appeared in Better than Starbucks!, Poetry Super Highway, and TL;DR Magazine.

Orson Carroll makes dark ambient/experimental soundscapes. He is the also the noise-making pseudonym of Edward Lee. Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. His debut poetry collection “Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge” was published in 2010. He is currently working towards a second collection. Edward also makes other musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective and Lego Figures Fighting. His blog/website can be found at

Jeanne DeLarm lives in a Connecticut shore town and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Her poems have been published in various journals, one being nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Currently she works on a novel based on Long Island in 1776. She received an MFA from Fairfield University. Other work can be read in the Light Ekphrastic, The Lightning Key Review, and Zingara Poetry Review.

Mandy May is a Baltimore-based writer and designer. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing from the University of Baltimore and is currently working toward her Doctorate in Interaction Design. She believes in ghosts, magic, and the splendor of a body failing. She has three cats.

Lexi O’Donnell is currently a sophomore at the University of Kentucky studying Digital Media and Design. With an emphasis on collage and photography, she creates obscured and distorted imagery to mirror effects of the mind on one’s reality.

JoAnne Poniatowski is an illustrator/writer at heart and a designer by trade. My love for nature and recording it in drawings has always been a part of who I am as an artist. Though it has been a roundabout journey with many offshoots, it is almost a relief to be back to drawing nature after the inevitable forays through abstraction, conceptual art, and developing my work into a business. Digital drawing, in particular, has allowed me to expand past the restrictions of tangible media and work as freely as I would like while still maintaining a classically illustrative visual quality that I enjoy.

Genevieve Stevens is pursuing an MA in Poetry at the Royal Holloway University in London. Her dissertation is on the relationship between poetry and visual art in the twentieth century.