Shontina Vernon

December 30, 2016

Shontina Vernon is a writer/musician/performer/educator. Her interdisciplinary work fuses live music, poetic narrative, and multi-media to tell the diverse stories of underrepresented communities. She is a Hedgebrook writer, a National Performance Network touring artist, a recipient of 4Culture’s Artist Grant and a nominated playwright on the Kilroy’s List. Her work has been produced by the […]

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Alison Stagner

December 30, 2016

Alison Stagner’s poetry appears or is forthcoming in journals such as Mid-American Review, The Southeast Review, and H_NGM_N; she is the recipient of the 2015-2016 James Wright Poetry Award. She holds an M.F.A in Poetry from the University of Washington and works as the Events Coordinator for Seattle Arts & Lectures. 2016 Writers Program

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Anis Gisele

December 29, 2016

Anis Gisele lives in Seattle, by way of Manila, Philippines. She is a queer immigrant writer of color whose work is celebrated as much as it is minimized and/or blindly consumed. Her writing draws together personal narrative, intergenerational pain, and identity politics. She has decided to stop writing her bios like resumes. 2016 Writers Program

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Shin Yu Pai

December 29, 2016

Shin Yu Pai is a poet and essayist. She studied creative writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She is the author of several poetry collections including AUX ARCS (La Alameda), Adamantine (White Pine), Sightings (1913 Press), and Equivalence (La Alameda). Her personal essays […]

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Corinne Manning

December 29, 2016

Corinne Manning is the founding editor of The James Franco Review, an online journal dedicated to the visibility of underrepresented artists. Her short fiction has appeared in Story Quarterly, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Moss, The Bellingham Review, The Southern Humanities Review, and as a chapbook through alice blue review’s Shotgun Wedding Series. Corinne has received grants […]

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Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

December 29, 2016

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two collections of short fiction, This Life She’s Chosen and Swimming with Strangers (both published by Chronicle Books). Her stories have been published in One Story, The American Scholar, Willow Springs, and other journals. She has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize and fellowships from the […]

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Casandra Lopez

December 29, 2016

Casandra Lopez is a Chicana, Cahuilla, Tongva and Luiseno writer who currently lives in Seattle. She has an MFA from the University of New Mexico and has been selected for residencies with the Santa Fe Art Institute, School of Advanced Research and Hedgebrook. Her poetry chapbook Where Bullet Breaks was published by the Sequoyah National […]

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Robert Lashley

December 29, 2016

Robert Lashley has had poems published in such journals as Feminete, No Regrets, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and The Cascadia Review. His work was also featured in Many Trails to the Summit, an anthology of Northwest form and Lyric poetry. His full length book The Homeboy Songs was published by Small Doggies press in April […]

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Ramon Isao

December 29, 2016

Ramon Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinnis Award for Fiction, and his stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Hobart, and The American Reader. His screenplay credits include Dead Body, Zombies of Mass Destruction, and Junk (in which he co-stars). He has an MFA from Columbia University, and he teaches creative […]

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E. J. Koh

November 6, 2016

E. J. Koh has appeared in World Literature Today, TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, Pleiades, Columbia Review, and elsewhere. She has been featured in Flavorwire’s “23 People Who Will Make You Care about Poetry” and Culture Trip’s 10 Americans Changing the Face of Poetry. She accepted fellowships at Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Napa Valley’s Writers’ Conference, Vermont […]

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