Three Poems

Daughters of Ma-ao grew like stalks of rice, best left to fester in pools of rainwater. Tsoy will only pluck them out, when they begin to gourd on the dirt. Flies feed on the mud burying their bulbs into the plants whose roots blister. Stalks can also thrive in the heat, swollen, until the sun…

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Tara Tulshyan

Tara Tulshyan is a sophomore currently living in Manila. Her works have appeared on DIALOGIST, The Ilanot Review, and The Louisville Reviews, among several others. She is currently working on a collection of poems. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of The Woolgathering Review.

Hailey Renee Brown

Hailey Renee Brown (Ren) is a professional illustrator born and raised in Mid-Michigan. A former field biologist, they moved across the country from Michigan to Pennsylvania, also moving from science to commercial art. A professionally trained artist, they attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, NJ, where they were selected the recipient of the 2017 Norman Maurer Memorial Award as well as the 2019 Joe Kubert Jumpstart Project. They have since worked for a variety of clients from Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment to the Brink Literacy Project.

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