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Alexa Doran is a mother, a lyrical gangster, and a PhD student at FSU. She has recently been featured or is forthcoming in CALYX, The Pinch, Gertrude Press, The James Franco Review, Juked and Posit literary magazines. One of her poems about Dada artist Emmy Hennings recently won first place in the Sidney Lanier Poetry competition.

Her work predominantly looks at Peter Pan, Dada women artists, and her son from a feminist perspective. She thinks that our struggles as mothers help connect feminists, and that is what the work she is submitting here is trying to do, among other things.