Daniel Atkinson

April 4, 2018

Daniel Atkinson received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2011. His research focus is on Afro-American vernacular expression and its interaction with the global landscape. His dissertation research was conducted at the former slave plantation turned world’s largest prison, Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana. The research was designed to serve as a […]

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Rachel Trignano

April 4, 2018

Rachel Trignano’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been featured in NPR affiliate WABE’s Storytellers and City Lights series, poet Saul Williams’s Chorus: A Literary Mixtape, and the City of Atlanta’s Elevate public art program. Since 2010, Rachel has been performing her work in Atlanta and Denver, and is published in the Loose Change Literary Magazine […]

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Meredith Clark

April 4, 2018

Meredith Clark is a poet and writer who has received Black Warrior Review‘s nonfiction prize and been named a finalist for both the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and the 2017 Noemi Press Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in the Dusie Kollektiv and Poetry Northwest. These days, she writes about trees, bodies, fragments, and […]

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John Mullen

March 17, 2017

John D. Mullen is a short story author and monologist. He has performed at On the Boards, Bumbershoot, New City Theater, Annex Theater and Park West – Chicago, Mercer Island Youth Theater, Richard Hugo House, The Rendezvous and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His writing has appeared in the L.A. Times, Drawn and Quarterly, Modern Odysseys, […]

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Steve Griggs

March 17, 2017

Steve Griggs is a composer, saxophonist, and writer based in Seattle. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. Since moving to Seattle in the 1990s, he has played with the Jim Knapp Orchestra and Milo Petersen and the Jazz Disciples. He won a Longfellow Chorus Award of […]

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Josephine Ensign

March 16, 2017

Josephine Ensign is a writer, photographer, and nurse. She teaches health policy and narrative medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a 2013 Jack Straw Writer and a 2014 Hedgebrook artist in residence. Her literary nonfiction essays have appeared in The Sun, The Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Pulse, Silk Road, The Intima, The Examined Life Journal, Johns […]

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Steph Kesey

March 16, 2017

Steph Kesey is a multimedia artist working in video, sculpture and installation. Steph is one half the collaboration KeseyPollock; KeseyPollock’s gallery and public works have been supported by The MacDowell Colony, The Rasmuson Foundation, The Seattle Art Museum, MadArt, 4Culture, Artist Trust, Tin House, and many others. Steph is currently at work on a book […]

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D.A. Navoti

March 16, 2017

D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a multidisciplinary storyteller, writer, and composer. He is a descendant of Hopi, Zuni, Akimel O’otham, and Yavapai-Apache tribes, and his artwork investigates what it means to be Indigenous in the 21st century. Navoti’s literary work has been published by Indian Country Today, Spartan, […]

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Hera McLeod

March 16, 2017

Hera McLeod lives in Seattle, but holds true to her Washington, D.C. roots by being unapologetically blunt. She is a woman of color who seeks to empower and educate women through personal narrative. She is the author of the blog Cappuccino Queen, a blog about moving on from an abusive relationship to live the best […]

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Catalina Marie Cantú

March 16, 2017

Catalina Marie Cantú, of Mexican/Madeiran heritage, writes essays, poetry, and prose inspired by her experiences in social justice, domestic relationships, and economic survival. She earned her BA in La Raza Studies, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington. Her poetry has been published in La Bloga, Poetry on Buses, and Raven Chronicles. She […]

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