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Joey De Jesus is the author of HOAX (forthcoming Operating System, 2020), NOCT- The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019), and co-author, alongside Sade LaNay, of Writing Voice into the Archive vol. 1, edited by Jennifer Tamayo with support from UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender. Joey received the 2019-20 BRIC ArtFP Project Room Commission and 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry. Poems have appeared in Poem-A-Day, Artists Space, Barrow Street, Bettering American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Magazine, The New Museum, The Newtown Literary Review, and elsewhere. Joey is a queer Boricua Adjunct Lecturer and Rank-and-File member of PSC-CUNY at Borough of Manhattan Community College and a member of the Ridgewood Tenants Union. Joey is on hiatus as co-editor at Apogee Journaland sits on the advisory board ofNo, Dear Magazine. Joey lives in Ridgewood where they ran an openly queer abolitionist campaign for New York State Assembly District 38 in 2020. Joey lost to a corporate career politician who moved to the district just in time to run and was financially backed by racist slumlords, prison roofers, and avowed far-right Hindu fascists.
Dennis James Sweeney is the author of the chapbook Ghost/Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Being Haunted, as well as three other chapbooks of poetry and prose. His first full-length book, In the Antarctic Circle, won the 2020 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize and is forthcoming from Autumn House Press in 2021. His writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, Five Points, Ninth Letter, and The Southern Review, among others. A Small Press Editor of Entropy and Poetry Editor of Astrophil Press, he grew up in Cincinnati and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Omotara James is the author of the chapbook, “Daughter Tongue,” selected by African Poetry Book Fund, in collaboration with Akashic Books, for the 2018 New Generation African Poets Box Set. Born in Britain, she is the daughter of Nigerian and Trinidadian immigrants. Recipient of the 2019 92Y / Discovery Poetry Prize, her poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, The Academy of American Poets, Literary Hub and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University and edits poetry for American Chordata. Her debut collection is forthcoming from Alice James Books.
Jimena Lucero is a poet from Queens. She was a 2019 Pink Door fellow and is currently an Emerge-Surface-Be fellow at the Poetry Project. You can find her writing in EOAGH, Colorbloq.org, and more. She co-hosted Mouth to Mouth, an open mic centering queer bipoc voices, with Kay Ulanday Barrett. jimena is currently working on her first poetry manuscript.
L. Reeman is a disabled transsexual cryptid from the Jersey Shore. As a slam poet they toured and competed internationally and hosted prelim/final stages and open mics. They have work in the 2017 Bettering American Poetry anthology and pieces from their most recent chapbook INVENTION OF THE MOUTH (Dream Pop Press, 2019) have been nominated for multiple Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. They want to hear about your favorite bridge.