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Kristen Scott, MFA, MA, Ph.D
Candidate, Editor in Chief, Founder, Web Master & Designer
Kristen D. Scott is a six-time nominee of the Pushcart Prize in poetry for six works from her 2014 collection OPIATE. She is an award-winning essayist for her work on Federico Garcia Lorca and his books the Divan del Tamarit, Poet of the Deep Song, and essay, "The Duende."
She has published in several anthologies, newspapers, and ezines, including two front covers from Nacional Newspaper in Albania, the San Diego Poetry Annuals, Nomos Review, Perigee, Alesbuyia, and published two poetry collections from Garden Oak Press; LIAISONS (2012) and OPIATE (2014). She has been translated into Arabic, Albanian, Türçe, and Italian.
Scott is currently the Editor-In-Chief, founder, and web designer of KNOT Magazine.
Editor, Translations & Interviews
Rachid Filali was born in Algeria in 1964 and has been a journalist since 1985. Filali is a researcher in linguistics and is fluent in a number of languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Chinese, Japanese. He expressed his view about the universe and life in his first collection of poetry published in 2007. The second book published in 2014. In addition to these, he has published two books on world literature. He is also scientifically published in his study book about bees. Currently, he is collaborating with a number of Arab and foreign magazines and works as corrector and revisor for the newspaper Elkhabar-Elriadi.
Penny Perry, Co-Editor
Fiction & Nonfiction
Penny Perry is a six-time Pushcart nominee in fiction and poetry, Perry is the author of an honorable mention chapbook "What Women Do" for Earth's Daughters, and a winner for the west coast poets for Persimmon Magazine. She is a co author of the chapbook "Maiden, Mother, Crone." Garden Oak Press published her poetry collection "Santa Monica Disposal and Salvage" in 2012. She was a screenwriting fellow at AFI. PBS funded and screened a film she wrote from her own short story. Her first novel Selling Pencils and Charlie (Garden Oak Press) published in 2020
Imene Benanni, Ph.D
Poetry Editor & Translator
Imene Bennani is a Tunisian scholar who graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Sousse (Tunisia) and at present works as an assistant at the University of Kairouan. She is currently preparing her Ph.D. in Contemporary Arab American Poetry. Her fields of interest include (Arab) American Literature, literary theory, cultural studies, and literary translation.
Saloua Ben Amor, MA, Ph.D Candidate
Editor & Translator
Saloua Ben Amor is a Tunisian educator and holds an MA in Canadian Literature. She is a committed educator and instructor. Ben Amor is known for her translation work in English, French, and Arabic.
Ben Amor will publish in the forthcoming San Diego Poetry Annual, 2022