Kirby Moses is an 19-year old Trinidadian writer and poet who has always had a keen interest in reading, immersive storytelling and writing her own short stories and poems from as early as 4 years old. She enjoys using the art of spoken word as a form of activism particularly for women’s rights and empowerment of BIPOC. She has been performing as an international spoken word artiste since the age of 14 and is currently a Literary Teaching Artist.
Jessica Le is an undergraduate student at Western University. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Watch Your Head: Writers & Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis (Coach House Books, 2020), The Rumpus, Cold Strawberry Collective’s Alt Mag, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, The Nearest Sweetest Thing (Anstruther Press) is forthcoming in Fall 2021. She lives in Ottawa.
Born in Tokyo, half Japanese, Kathleen Hellen (she/her/hers) has won prizes from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, as well as the H.O.W. Journal, Washington Square Review, and Washington Writers’ Publishing House for her collection Umberto’s Night. Hellen’s poems have appeared in Barrow Street, The Carolina Quarterly, Colorado Review, jubilat, New American Writing, New Letters, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, The Sycamore Review, Verse Daily, and West Branch, among others. Her credits include two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Hellen’s latest poetry collection is The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin.
Angelina Martin is a poet, comedian, and waitress. She has been published in literary magazines such as Sea Foam Mag, Corvus Review, and Okay Donkey Mag as well as in the book Anthology: The Ojai Playwrights Conference Youth Workshop 2006-2016. Come May, she’ll once again be hosting her stand up show Buzzkill at the Buzz Mill every Wednesday in Austin, Texas. Find her on Twitter and Instagram most waking hours at @angelinaJmartin.
Y-Bình Nguyễn (she/they) is a proud daughter to American War in Vietnam refugees. She is a descendant from a rural farming community in An Giang, Việt Nam, and currently situated in The City of Immigrants: Lawrence, Massachusetts. She is currently the Literary Curator & Program Director at El Taller, an independent bookstore & café. She is the co-founder of the budding community project Exposed Brick Literary Magazine. Her work has been published in Vănguard, Red Pocket Press, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for Black April in 2018, and in Harvard’s Freedom School Magazine. She was recently awarded NESCBWI’s Windows and Mirrors Scholarship and was a finalist for Grub Street’s Emerging Writer Fellowship. Y-Binh’s poetry & prose focuses on the poignant themes of transgenerational trauma & healing, critical compassion, queer coming of age love stories, and visionary fiction. She is a passionate educator with a praxis of communal learning; one of her favorite places in the world to teach and learn is Mamelodi, South Africa. On sunny days, you can find her relearning how to grow food, immersed in works by creatives of color, and figuring out how to be the best role model for her younger sisters (Bao Tran and Nieves).
Kate Wilson is the Associate Editor of TERSE. Journal, an Interview Correspondent with Half Mystic, and a Poetry Reader with Alien Magazine. Their work can be found at Pressure Gauge Press, Poets.org, and Parentheses Journal, among others. They cannot do a somersault, but they can be found on Twitter @pasta_slut.
Dan Carroll (he/him/his) is a writer and student at DePaul University in Chicago. He’s bisexual. He’s from Hartford County, Connecticut. He’s had poetry published in Eunoia Review and Crook & Folly. You can follow him anywhere @dancarroll__
Saba Keramati is a multiracial writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from University of Michigan and UC Davis. Her work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Santa Ana River Review, Barren Magazine, and elsewhere.
Ragi Gupta is a Content Strategist at the Pixstory app and a recent Creative Writing and Journalism graduate from the University of Washington. Their work explores mental health and gender and has appeared or is forthcoming in Bricolage, Capillaries, and Stone of Madness Press. Connect with them on Twitter: @RagiGupta_
Matty Bennett’s debut poetry collection What Are The Men Writing in the Sugar? is forthcoming from Rebel Satori Press (2021). His poems have appeared in Juked, Watershed Review, Bookends Review, and many other journals. He earned his MFA in poetry from Virginia Tech. Currently, he works as a recruitment manager for Teach For America, and he is a head high school cross country and track coach in Providence, RI.