Randall Horton

Randall Horton is author of the memoir Dead Weight and several books of poetry, including Pitch Dark Anarchy and The Lingua Franca of Ninth Street. He is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award and is Professor of English at the University of New Haven.

Emma Lower

Emma Lower was an Editorial Assistant at Boston Review. She holds a master’s degree from University of California–Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Yale.

Mary Kathryn Nagle

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and the former Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program.

Jack Parlett

Jack Parlett is author of The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr and Fire Island: A Century in the Life of an American Paradise, as well as the poetry chapbook Same Blue, Different You. He is a Junior Research Fellowship at University College, Oxford, where he teaches modern U.S. literature and […]

Yiru Zhang

Yiru Zhang, born in Nanjing, China, is a finalist for the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction and a recipient of the Literary Journal’s New Criticism Award. She has works published or forthcoming in Reed Magazine, the Florida Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Gordon Square Review, and other venues. She is currently working on a collection of […]

Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan is the author of the memoir Fairest, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the Atlantic, LitHub, Guernica, Catapult, and many other publications. Meredith has also contributed to several books, most recently the fiction collection Anonymous Sex. Meredith lives in Baryville, New York […]

Simone Person

Simone Person is a Black queer femme, two-time Pink Door Writing Retreat fellow, and editor for just femme & dandy. Their debut prose chapbook, Dislocate, won Honeysuckle Press’ 2017 Chapbook contest, and their debut poetry chapbook, Smoke Girl, won Diode Edition’s 2018 Chapbook contest. You can find them on Twitter and Instagram at @princxporkchop and […]

Adebe DeRango-Adem

Adebe DeRango-Adem is a writer and former attendee of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University), where she mentored with poets Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka. She is the author of three full-length poetry books to date: Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House, 2010), Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015), and The Unmooring (Mansfield Press, 2018). […]

Nijla Mu’min

Nijla Mu’min is an award-winning writer and filmmaker from the East Bay Area. Her work is informed by poetry, photography, fiction, and dance. Named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2017, she tells stories about Black girls and women who find themselves between worlds and identities. Her debut feature […]

Edin Hajdarpašić

Edin Hajdarpašić is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago and author of Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914.