Angelina Martin

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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

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).

Ragi Gupta

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

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.

Michael J Carter

Michael J Carter is a poet and clinical social worker. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College he holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MSW from Smith. Poems of his have appeared in such journals as Boulevard, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts Magazine, Western Humanities Review, among many others. He lives with his two hounds and spends his time swimming and knitting.

Rob Colgate

Rob Colgate is a Filipino-American poet from Evanston, IL. He holds a degree in psychology from Yale University and is currently pursuing his MFA in poetry with the New Writers Project at UT Austin, where he serves as the nonfiction editor for Bat City Review and is working towards a certificate in critical disability studies. His work is featured in Best New Poets 2020; his first chapbook, So Dark the Gap, was published by Tammy in March 2020 and won the 2020 ReadsRainbow Prize for poetry. You can find him at robcolgate.com.