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Iris A. Law, Cofounder and Editor

Iris A. Law is the author of Periodicity (Finishing Line Press, 2013); a Kundiman fellow; and a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Notre Dame. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, as well as in the anthology A Face to Meet the Faces (U of Akron, 2012). A teacher, publishing professional, former board member for the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Iris lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Cofounder and Associate Editor

Mia Ayumi Malhotra is the author of Isako Isako (forthcoming September 2018), winner of the 2017 Alice James Award. She holds a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from the University of Washington, and her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Indiana Review, The Greensboro Review, Best New Poets, and DISMANTLE: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has received fellowships from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and Kundiman. Mia lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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Pranaya S. Ayyala, Editorial Intern

Pranaya S. Ayyala is an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is pursuing a minor in creative writing and a major in accounting. She is an avid reader and writer hoping to bring her work to the world.