Traducidos por/Translated by
Raquel Salas Rivera y/and Kenneth Cumba
Foto tomada por/Photo by Amanda Hernández
Kenneth Cumba (Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1992). Fue estudiante de Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ganador del Primer Certamen Subgraduado de la Facultad de Humanidades en el 2012. Ganador del Premio Guajana en el año 2014. Ha escrito un libro, aun inédito, La urgencia de la fruta, cuyos textos han sido publicados en revistas digitales e impresas, tanto en Puerto Rico como en México, Bolivia, Argentina y California.
Kenneth Cumba (Carolina, Puerto Rico, 1992). He studied Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico and won First Place in the Department of Humanities Poetry Contest in 2012. He also won the Guajana Prize in 2014. Selections from his unpublished manuscript, The Urgency of Fruit, have been published in online and print journals from Puerto Rico, México, Bolivia, Argentina and California.
Chase Berggrun is a trans poet. They are the author of R E D, forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2018, and the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Lambda Literary Spotlight, the PEN Poetry Series, Pinwheel, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Prelude, Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. They received their MFA from New York University.
These poems are from their forthcoming debut collection R E D (Birds, LLC, Winter 2018). They can be found on the internet at www.chaseberggrun.com or @patriphobe.
Laura Kochman is the author of Future Skirt (dancing girl press, 2013) and The Bone and the Body (BatCat Press, 2015). She is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives, writes, and feeds her cat in Philadelphia. Her recent work is found in Pith, inter|rupture, Gigantic Sequins, Entropy, Quarterly West, and others, and she is a book reviewer for Anomaly. She has trouble keeping both succulents and her website alive.
Steven Alvarez is the author of The Codex Mojaodicus, winner of the 2016 Fence Modern Poets Prize. His work has appeared in the Best Experimental Writing (BAX), Berkeley Poetry Review, The Drunken Boat, Fence, Huizache, The Offing, and Waxwing. He lives in New York City.
Sojourner Ahebee, an undergraduate at Stanford University, writes poems about African diaspora identities and the eternal question of home and belonging. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Winter Tangerine Review, and featured by The Academy of American Poets. In 2013 she served the United States as a National Student Poet, the nation’s highest honor for youth poets creating original work. She was invited to the White House by former First Lady, Michelle Obama to garner her award. This summer (2017), she released her debut poetry chapbook — “Reporting from the Belly of the Night,” — a collection of poems that explores black femininity. You can find the chapbook and more about Sojourner at sojournerahebee.com
JesseRice–Evans is a queer Southern poet based in NYC. Read her work in Heavy Feather Review, HOLD, tenderness yea, and in the chapbooks The Rotting Kind (Ghost City Press) and Soft Switch (Damaged Goods Press), among others. She’s a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches writing at the City College of New York and the Cooper Union.
Destiny Hemphill is a poet and healer based in Durham, NC. She is a 2017 Callaloo Fellow and 2016 Amiri Baraka Scholar at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. Her work has appeared in Scalawag, Narrative Northeast, and Button Poetry.