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"TOASTING THE MISSING MOON," P R EVIOUS PAGES As a fourth generation Californian, I have a deep affinity for the landscape, lifestyle, and cultural offerings of the Golden State. Just as my home state offers extremes of experiences: desert to ocean, snow to meadow, redwoods to Salton Sea, my creative interests fol low suit. Always a voracious reader, I fil led my childhood with books and music. Writing poetry helped me to make sense of the tiny details in life that seemed to stand out to no one else but me, and finding a way to make the mundane beautiful was a thril l. Find me at lisadowling.weebly.com
Ja'net Danielo is the author of The Song of Our Disappearing, a winner of the Paper Nautilus 2020 Debut Series Chapbook Contest. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mid-American Review, Radar Poetry, The I lanot Review, DIALOGIST, Gulf Stream, Frontier Poetry, and 2River View, among other journals. Original ly from Queens, NY, she teaches at Cerritos Col lege and lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband and her dog. You can find her at www.jdanielo.com.
SEAN CU R FMAN, TWO PHOTOS, PAGES 42 & 4 8
My name is Sean and I am 60 years old. I have had few brain injuries which have changed the way I take pictures, not physical ly but mental ly. I see things that I didn’t see before, like a man hole cover, detailed and beautiful. Almost three years ago, a friend gave me a camera, and I ’ve been hooked ever since. I have a Canon Rebel T6, a Canon 75-300mm, and a Canon 50mm
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