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Lemons –> lemonade. Although we’re sad to announce that due to a medical emergency Alex Lemon will no longer appear, we’re over the moon that not one but two very talented poets will join us in July in his place, swelling our ranks to six. James Cihlar is an astute and deft editor, as well as an award-winning poet. Shana Youngdahl’s second book, Of Nets, was designed, printed, and bound by none other than Zachary Carlsen; her first, Donner: A Passing, tells the peculiarly American tale of the Donner party.

James Cihlar, former editor at Milkweed Editions and author of Undoing, is widely published in journals such as Painted Bride Quarterly, Quercus, Bloom, The James White Review,Verse Daily, as well as in the anthologies Aunties (Ballantine), Regrets Only (Little Pear Press), and Nebraska Presence. He holds a Minnesota State Arts Board grant for poetry and was the winner of the Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner. He is now the books editor at American Poetry Journal.


Shana Youngdahl is the author of the chapbook Donner: A Passing (Finishing Line Press 2008) and of the artist’s book Of Nets (Gendun Editions 2010).  Her individual poems have appeared in the anthology White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood, and widely in journals such as Third Coast, The Briar Cliff Review and Shenandoah.  She is the recipient of  a grant from the Iowa Arts Council.  Her full-length collection History, Advice and Other Half-Truths is a finalist for the Hudson Prize.

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