Berry Grass is originally from Kansas City, got their MFA in Tuscaloosa, and now lives & teaches writing in Philadelphia. Their chapbook, Collector’s Item, was published in 2014 by Corgi Snorkel Press. Their essays appear in The Normal School, BOAAT, Bedfellows, Hobart, and Sonora Review, among other publications. When they aren’t reading submissions as the Nonfiction Editor of Sundog Lit, they are embodying what happens when a Virgo watches too much professional wrestling.
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 Selections from his unpublished manuscript, The Urgency of Fruit, have been published in online and print journals from Puerto Rico, México, Bolivia, Argentina and California.
Translation by Raquel Salas Rivera
Alba Ariet se ha dedicado a los estudios literarios desde el año 2007. Tiene un bachillerato en Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez y se encuentra terminando una Maestría en Estudios Hispánicos de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Río Piedras. Le interesa estudiar las luchas de identidad cultural y la reivindicación de la mujer en la literatura. Además, disfruta de contemplar una noche estrellada, de colaborar con quien la necesite y ama a los gatos. La puedes contactar escribiéndole a su correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alba Ariet has been studying literature since 2007. She has a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and is currently completing her M.A. in Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She is interested in studying the history of identitarian struggles and women’s rights in literature. She also enjoys starry nights, collaborating with those who need her, and loves cats. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Sophia Terazawa is the author of I AM NOT A WAR (Essay Press).
photo credit: Dylan Lowry
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
Jesse Rice–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.