bio: Alison Fraser

Alison Fraser is Associate Curator of the Poetry Collection at the University at Buffalo and editor of The Collages of Helen Adam.

bio: David Melnick

David Melnick was born in Illinois in 1938 and raised in Los Angeles, educated at the University of Chicago (where he studied with Hannah Arendt) and the University of California at […]

bio: Dior J. Stephens

Dior J. Stephens is a proud Midwestern pisces poet. He is the author of SCREAMS & lavender, 001, and CANNON!, all with Ghost City Press. Dior holds an MFA in Creative Writing from […]

bio: Assotto Saint

Photo by Beckett Logan A key figure in LGBTQ+, African American and Haitian art and literary culture of the 1980s and early 1990s, Assotto Saint was a trailblazer who heavily […]

bio: Tiff Dressen

Tiff Dressen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their latest book is Of Mineral (Nightboat Books, 2022). SONGS FROM THE ASTRAL BESTIARY (lyric& Press, 2014) is their first […]

bio: Wo Chan

Wo Chan who performs as The Illustrious Pearl is a poet and drag artist. They are a winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and the author of Togetherness (2022). Wo […]

bio: Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up 3 miles from the CIA and currently lives in Denver, CO. She is the author of Aerial Concave Without Cloud, and That Gorgeous Feeling, Underground National, […]

bio: Eric Sneathen

Eric Sneathen is a poet and queer literary historian living in Oakland. He is the author of Snail Poems (2016) and Don’t Leave Me This Way (2023). With Lauren Levin, […]

bio: Noah Ross

Noah Ross is a bookseller, editor, and poet based in Berkeley, CA. Noah is the author of Swell (Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, 2019), and an editor at Baest: a […]

bio: Carrie Hunter

Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, her MA TESOL from San Francisco State University, edited the small chapbook press, ypolita press, and […]

bio: Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang is a poet, library rat, trauma monster, harpist, and Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California. She is the author of The Sunflower […]

bio: Kay Gabriel

Kay Gabriel is a poet and essayist. With Andrea Abi-Karam, she co-edited We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics. She’s the author of Kissing Other People or […]