Issue I Poetry


gone before the solstice / past tense pastoral

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Adelina Rose Gowans is a 17-year-old second-generation Costa Rican/Honduran-American writer and artist. Currently, she’s a senior at the South Carolina Governor’s School For the Arts and Humanities, where she studies creative writing. She’s also a 2020 YoungArts Winner in Writing, the first place winner in the Leyla Beban Young Writers Foundation 1,000 words for $1,000 contest, the second place winner of the Hollins University Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, Art Director at Faces of Feminism Media, and the recipient of eleven Scholastic Art & Writing awards including national gold and silver medals. Her work has been previously published or is forthcoming in Ambit Magazine, The Interlochen Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Minnesota Review, Storyscape Journal, Atlas + Alice, Barely South Review, Cargoes Literary Journal, and elsewhere. In her free time, she loves art and fashion, hiking, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending time with her family.

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