Susan Notar has flown over Iraq in helicopters wearing body armor and makes a mean beurre blanc sauce. Her work has appeared in a number of publications including Gyroscope, Written in Arlington, Antologia de Poemas Alianza Latina, Penumbra, Joys of the Table An Anthology of Culinary Verse, Springtime in Winter: An Ekphrastic Study in Art, Poetry, and Music. She works at the U.S. State Department helping vulnerable communities in the Middle East.
Tobi Alfier is a multiple Pushcart nominee and multiple Best of the Net nominee. “Slices of Alice & Other Character Studies” was published by Cholla Needles Press. “Symmetry: earth and sky” was published by Main Street Rag. She is co-editor of San Pedro River Review (www.bluehorsepress.com).
Zeina Lee is a junior attending Suffield Academy in Connecticut, America. She is a profound visualizer and observant artist talented in the art of observation with an especially color-keen sense. She developed her skills in media art and graphic design by learning traditional art techniques and computer software tools; Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign and so on. She plans to continue pursuing her interests in art to expand on her creativity and perspective. First and foremost, Zeina’s creative acumen shines through in both her artwork and her presence at Suffield. Her participation in Art Special has resulted in successful school-wide art exhibitions each spring for the past two years. Zeina presents her work and ideation in a way that is not only creative but also in a way that enlivens her peers to follow her lead.
Issue 98, published April 2021, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Tobi Alfier, Carter Ayles, Daisy Bassen, Hannah Story Brown, James Butcher, Michelle Cacho-Negrete, Robin B. Carey, Juan David Cruz-Duarte, Pernille AEgidius Dake, John Dorroh, Connor Doyle, Kim Farleigh, E Laura Golberg, Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon, Chris Innes, Zeina Lee, Laney Lenox, S Frederic Liss, Alice Lowe, Elizabeth Mayer, James McKee, Seojin Moon, Susan Notar, Colette Parris, Andrew Posner, Danny Rebb, Jim Ross, Eugene Shin, Julie Sonnek, Lesley Stanley, Richard Weaver, Kelley Jean White, Jean Wolff, John J. Zywar.
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