SPRING TELLS ME, by Wren Hanks

Wren Hanks is the author of Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press) and Ghost Skin (Porkbelly Press). His recent work appears in Best New Poets 2016, Gigantic Sequins, Drunken Boat, decomP, Jellyfish Magazine, and elsewhere. His third chapbook, gar child, is forthcoming in 2017 from Tree Light Books. He lives in Brooklyn and tweets @suitofscales.

FOUR WARNINGS FROM THE DEAD, by Jamondria Harris

Jamondria Harris is a poet & artist living in Portland, Oregon. They use words, sounds, wires, instruments, textiles & what falls into their hands to engage with blackness, desire, decolonization, fairy tales, femme supremacy, & body horror. They are a VONA Workshop Fellow, among other things. Their music can be found at soundcloud.com/meroitic.

HEX POEM TO COLONIZERS, RECOLONIZERS, AND HATERS, by Claritza Maldonado

Claritza Maldonado, better known as Clari [as stated by her gold cadenita], is a Chicago Rican creative writer, poet, and researcher. She holds a BA in Linguistics with a minor in Latina/o Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Come Fall 2017, she will be a graduate student at Brown University in the American Studies Ph.D. program with a Public Humanities bend. Her research and creative writing purposefully overlap by way of language and content. As an aspiring curator/educator, she aims to make her work undeniably Spanglish, undeniably woman, and undeniably situated between cityscape and island. Her poems are stories of familia, history, and resistance.

WE HAUNT THESE WALLS IN THE HOMES OF OUR MURDERERS, by Suzi Garcia

Suzi F. Garcia is the daughter of a Peruvian immigrant, and a Poetry Editor at Noemi Press. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with minors in Gender Studies and Screen Cultures, and her work has been featured in or is forthcoming from Apogee, Vinyl, the Offing, and more.

DEFENSE MECHANISMS, by Kristin Chang

Kristin Chang has been published or is forthcoming in Tinderbox Poetry, The Margins (Asian American Writers Workshop), Connotation Press, and elsewhere.  She has been nominated for Best New Poets and Best of the Net.  Located at kristinchang.com, she is currently on staff at Winter Tangerine.

I DON’T WRITE ABOUT RACE, by June Gehringer

June Gehringer is a mixed-race trans poet from Omaha. She is a co-founder of tenderness, yea and her work has been published by Paper Darts, Barrelhouse, Metatron, Spy Kids Review, and others. She tweets @unlovablehottie and she loves you, like, a lot.

THEY LOVED SO MUCH ABANDONED by Amy Jo Trier-Walker

Amy Jo Trier-Walker lives and works on a tree and herb farm in Indiana and is the author of two chapbooks: Trembling Ourselves into Trees (Horse Less Press, 2015) and One Winter Night in the Pines (The Dandelion Review, 2016). She is the winner of the 2016 Permafrost New Alchemy Contest, and her work can be found in New American WritingCaliban online, Ghost OceanTinderbox Poetry Review, and inter|rupture, among others.