After spending eleven months in Portugal without leaving the country, I find myself with a bit of expendable income and nothing to do until the start of my new job in late February. Resolving to see some close friends I met during my time as a graduate student in Scotland, I travel to the UK…

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Jeremy Klemin

Jeremy Klemin was a 2018 Fulbright Fellow in Curitiba, Brazil. You can find other work of his in The New York Times Book Review, LitHub, and The Millions. In 2019, he was shortlisted for The Disquiet Prize in Nonfiction and Disquiet’s Luso-American Fellowship.

Brian Demers

Brian Demers is a graduate of the Art Institute with a BA in Game Art and Design. Currently, he is a freelancer based out of Phoenix, AZ. He prefers to work in traditional mediums, specializing in hand-drawn ink compositions.

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