Rachelle Cruz is from Hayward, California. She is the author of God’s Will for Monsters, which won the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize (Inlandia, 2017), Self-Portrait as Rumor and Blood and co-editor with Melissa Sipin of Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology of Philippine Myths (Carayan Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in As/Us, New California Writing 2013, LARB, Yellow Medicine Review, Jet Fuel Review,The Lit Pub, The Bakery, The Collagist, Bone Bouquet, PANK, Muzzle Magazine, KCET’s Departures Series, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, among others. She hosts The Blood-Jet Writing Hour. She is a recent recipient of the Manuel G. Flores Scholarship from PAWA. An Emerging Voices Fellow, a Kundiman Fellow and a VONA writer, she lives, writes and teaches in Southern California.
Trina Burke is the author of Battledore (Slash Pine Press, 2017), Wreck Idyll (Dancing Girl Press, 2013), The Best Divorce (Alice Blue, 2012), and Great America (Dancing Girl Press, 2011). Her poems have appeared in Heavy Feather Review, The Nashville Review, Beecher’s, juked, TYPO, Horse Less Review, and others. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and lives in Seattle.
Amy MacLennan’s work has been published in Cimarron Review, Folio, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Linebreak, Pearl Magazine, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet’s Market, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Spillway, The Oregonian, The Pedestal Magazine, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review. She is the Managing Editor of The Cortland Review and a poetry editor for Bone Bouquet. She has published two chapbooks: Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012), and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011). She has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac and on Verse Daily. Her first full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, was published by MoonPath Press in 2016, and it was a runner-up for the Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award.
Youna Kwak’s poems, essays, and translations have appeared in journals including Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Conversant, Harriet, Horizon Review, The Offing, Po&sie, Talking River, and La Traductière. Her translation of Véronique Bizot’s short story collection Gardeners (Les Jardiniers) appeared with Diálogos Press in 2017. She lives, writes, and teaches in Southern California.
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