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.
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.
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.
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.
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.