Kaveh Akbar's poems appear recently or soon in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Ploughshares, Tin House, and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published by Alice James Books in Fall 2017. The recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida.
jayy dodd is a blxk question mark from los angeles, california– now based on the internet. they are a professional writer & literary editor. their work has appeared / will appear in Lambda Literary, The Establishment, Assaracus, Winter Tangerine, Guernica, & Yes,Poetry among others. they’re the author of [sugar in the tank] (Pizza Pi Press 2016) & Mannish Tongues (Platypus Press 2017). they are a Pushcart Prize & Bettering American Poetry nominee; their work has been featured in Teen Vogue & Entropy. find them talking trash or taking a selfie @ http://jayydodd.net
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
Joshua Jennifer Espinoza is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been published in The Offing,The Feminist Wire, Alice Blue, and elsewhere. Her first book I’m Alive / It Hurts / I Love It was released by Boost House in 2014, and her full length collection There Should Be Flowers was published in 2016 by Civil Coping Mechanisms.
Muriel Leung is the author of Bone Confetti (Noemi Press 2016). A Pushcart nominated writer, her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction can be found or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, The Collagist, Fairy Tale Review, Ghost Proposal, Jellyfish Magazine, inter/rupture, and others. She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and is a regular contributor to the Blood-Jet Writing Hour poetry podcast. She is also a Poetry Co-Editor of Apogee Journal. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California.
Camille Rankine is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants. Her first book of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press, and her chapbook, Slow Dance with Trip Wire, was selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship. She is recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poetry has appeared in American Poet, The Baffler, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Octopus Magazine, A Public Space, Tin House, and elsewhere. She serves on the Executive Committee of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and as president of the board of The Poetry Project. She teaches creative writing at Brown and Columbia, and lives in New York City.
Sarah Clark is a two-spirit Native freelance editor, writer, and consultant, and a current volunteer with VIDA. She is the former managing editor of Drunken Boat, and has worked with a number of literary and arts publications and organizations, including Sundress Press, contemptorary.org, Open City, The Paris Review, and Blackbird. She curated Drunken Boat’s folios on sound art, and on global indigenous art and literature titled “First Peoples, Plural.”
Amy King’s latest book, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. King joins the ranks of Ann Patchett, Eleanor Roosevelt & Rachel Carson as the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award (Women’s National Book Association). She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is currently co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology, Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.
Héctor Ramírez is the son of an immigrant father from Tijuana, México and a Mexican mother from Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. He is a Xicano writer and educator from Covina, California, currently living in Colorado. Héctor received his B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2012 and is an MFA candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he is also the Assistant Director of the CU Boulder Upward Bound program. He serves on the Board of Directors at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and his work has appeared in or is forthcoming from LIT,Apogee, Muzzle Magazine, The Café Irreal, Buffalo Almanack, American Book Review, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, and elsewhere.