Andy Winter (@themythofwinter) is a non-binary trans-femme ice goddess living in the warm tropics of Singapore. They are interested in queer acts and ephemera, and the intersections of poetry, performance and drag. If they are not consulting their tarot cards, they can often be found petting their community cats or strutting down in thigh high boots to the beat of a K-Pop girl group track. They dream of queer kampungs and celestial realms. Their works have appeared in Stellium, Strange Horizons, EnbyLife and beestung amongst others. They were a finalist for the Transpoetics Broadside Prize. Find them chilling at https://whispersinwinter.wordpress.com/
donia salem harhoor (they/she) is a Disabled egyptian-american anthophile. Executive director of The Outlet Dance Project, founder of the Duniya Collective, they are an alum of Community of Writers, Open Mouth Poetry Retreat, & Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute. harhoor was Ground For Sculpture’s inaugural Performing Artist in Residence. A 2022 Frontier Poetry New Voices finalist, they were a 2021 runner-up for Spoon River Poetry Review‘s Editor’s Prize and finalist for Palette Poetry’s Sappho Prize. donia’s work has appeared in Mizna/AAWW’s I WANT SKY, Swim Pony’s TrailOff project, Anomaly, SRPR, and Sukoon magazine. An herbalism apprentice of Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary, their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art is from Goddard College. @dancinghathor
Erin Jin Mei O’Malley is a queer Asian adoptee writer who is based in New York. They have received nominations for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, The Nashville Review, The Margins, and others. They can be found @ebxydreambxy on Twitter.
Honora Ankong is a poet, writer, and educator from Cameroon with an MFA in poetry from Virginia tech. Her debut chapbook of poems chapbook of poems “our gods are hungry for elegies” is out now with Glass Poetry Press. Her other words can be found published at Foglifter, Cream City Review, Poetry Daily, The Maine Review, Lolwe, and elsewhere. They’re a 2022-2023 Fulbright grant recipient to Mauritius & have held fellowships and residencies at Goodyear arts, Hurston/Wright foundation, and Lambda Literary. You can find her @honoora on Twitter & @yungwestafricanpoet on Instagram
Irene Villaseñor’s writing appears in Queer Nature: An Ecoqueer Poetry Anthology, My Phone Lies to Me: Fake News Poetry Workshops as Radical Digital Media Literacy, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, Nat. Brut, Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Santa Fe Writers Project’s Quarterly Journal, and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought. Irene is also a co-curator for the Bespoke Next Gen series at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division bookstore. She was invited to read her poetry at the 2022 Whitney Biennial: Quiet As It’s Kept, as part of an event honoring A Gathering of the Tribes. IG / Twitter: IreneSenor
Malik Thompson is a Black queer man from Washington, DC. He is an avid reader of all genres, a bookseller at Black, queer owned Loyalty Bookstores in DC, and a Janet Jackson super fan. Malik’s poems have been published in Voicemail Poems, Split This Rock’s The Quarry, and other places. You can find Malik’s thoughts on literature via his Instagram account @negroliterati.
Nora Hikari (she/her) is an Japanese- and Chinese-American transgender poet based in Philadelphia. Her work has been selected for publication by Ploughshares, Foglifter, Palette Poetry, The Journal, Washington Square Review, and others. She is the author of two chapbooks: DEAD NAMES and GIRL 2.0, and was a runner-up for the Benjamin Saltman award. Her work seeks to investigate the internal cosmologies of religious trauma, transgender exegesis, and hypermediated cyberlife. When happiest, she can be found at the aquarium with the sharks. She is currently working on two chapbooks and a debut full-length collection. Her website is norahikari.com.
Michal ‘MJ’ Jones is a poet & parent in Richmond, CA. MJ serves as the Editor-In-Chief of Foglifter Press, a premier journal publishing trans and queer writers. Their poems have appeared in Anomaly, Kissing Dynamite, TriQuarterly Review, & wildness. They received their MFA in Creative Writing – Poetry from Mills College. They founded & currently facilitate Litany!, a monthly workshop for a cohort of Black queer poets. They have a debut full-length poetry collection HOOD VACATIONS from Black Lawrence Press, and a chapbook, SOFT ARMOR, from Nomadic Press, both forthcoming in 2023. http://michal-jones.com
Shelby Pinkham (she/they) is a Chicanx, queer, bipolar poet from the Central Valley. Their work hopes to dismantle archives that honor institutions, systems, and policies before people; a visual poetix comprised of collage, paint, and text. Their writing has appeared in Pank, Honey Literary, Flies, Cockroaches, and Poets, and elsewhere. They were a runner-up in Poetry Online’s 2021 Launch Prize and placed second in the 2019 Betty Creative Writing Awards. They earned an MA from Cal State Bakersfield and an MFA from Fresno State. They work as an editor for the Kern County literary journal Rabid Oak and as an educator at Clovis Community College. You can find them on Instagram (@pinkhamshelby).
Stefania Gomez (she/her) is a queer writer, teacher, and audio artist from Chicago’s South Side who received her MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis in 2022. Currently teaching at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, she has received fellowships from the Dirt Palace, Sewanee Writers Workshop, and the International Quilt Museum. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, Annulet, The Missouri Review, The Offing, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She is at work on her first collection of poems, entitled SALVAGE, that explores the way textiles and quilts are used to contend with both personal and collective losses. A full-length collection, the manuscript employs traditional, lyrical forms, as well as visual or concrete poems with innovative forms inspired by traditional American quilt designs, exploring the way in which textiles and quilts are used to contend with both personal and collective losses. She is on twitter @stefaniahgomez and on IG @stefaniagomez_nopeanuts.