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Zinta Aistars
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Zinta, the writer who explored secondhand shopping for this issue, is the creative director of Z Word, LLC, a writing and editing service. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary magazine The Smoking Poet (www.thesmokingpoet.com) and the author of three published books in Latvian — a poetry collection, a story collection and a children’s book. Zinta lives on a small farm in Hopkins, where she raises chickens and organic vegetables, wanders the woods between writing assignments and clatters away on the keyboard writing a novel.
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