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sam sax is a queer, jewish, poet, & educator. He's the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series and ‘Bury It’ (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & the MacDowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion, author of four chapbooks & winner of the Gulf Coast Prize, The Iowa Review Award, & American Literary Award. His poems have appeared in BuzzFeed, The New York Times, The Nation, Poetry Magazine + other journals. He’s the poetry editor at BOAAT Press & will be a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University this Fall.
Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship, and received her MFA in poetry from NYU where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of additional fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program. Her work has been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her book Ugly Music, forthcoming from YesYes Books, was chosen for the 2017 Pamet River Prize. Her poems can be found in Washington Square Review, Bennington Review, The Adroit Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere. Her heart is in Brooklyn.
Kendra Langdon Juskus is a freelance writer and editor whose poetry and/or nonfiction has been published in Ruminate, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Books & Culture, and City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness (UChicago Press 2015). Her writing has received awards from Ruminate, Prairie Light Review, and the Humane Society of the United States. Originally from New York's Hudson River Valley, she lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons.
B.B.P. Hosmillo is the author of Breed Me: a sentence without a subject / Phối giống tôi: một câu không chủ đề (AJAR Press, 2016) with Vietnamese translation by Hanoi-based poets Nhã Thuyên & Hải Yến. A Pushcart Prize & four-time Best of the Net nominee, his writing is anthologized in Bettering American Poetry (2016) and has appeared in Apogee Journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Connotation Press,SAND: Berlin’s English Literary Journal, The Collapsar, The Nottingham Review (UK), & Transnational Literature (Australia), among many others. His interviews can be read in Misfits Magazine & VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. He is the founding co-editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art (www.queersoutheastasia.com).
Gabrielle Grace Hogan is a poet from St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Sonora Review, Spiral Orb, Ghost City Review, and others. In 2017, her poem "pools" won the Academy of American Poets Prize. She will be graduating with her BS in Creative Writing from Bradley University in spring 2019, with plans to pursue her MFA the following fall. Other than poetry, her great loves include conservation, podcasts, and being a lesbian. Find her social media and also poems at https://gabrielleghogan.wixsite.com/website.
Jackson Holbert was born and raised in eastern Washington. His poetry has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Muzzle, and Best New Poets 2016.