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JAMES BEACH's bio is on the [contributors] page.
PATRICK DOBSON: "I am a writer, scholar, and college professor in Kansas City, MO. I've worked as an investigative journalist, book editor, and built bridges as a union ironworker and had two travel memoirs published by the University of Nebraska Press, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (2015) and Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009). My work has been published in numerous literary magazines and newspapers."
D.S. MAOLALAÍ recently returned to Ireland after four years away, now spending his days working maintenance dispatch for a bank and his nights looking out the window and wishing he had a view. His first collection, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden, was published in 2016 by the Encircle Press. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
MUTAHIRA MOQUEET'S bio is in the GUNM issue.
*Cover artist GENE TANTA: Romanian-born, painter and poet based in central Illinois. [genetanta.com]