QPOC13 | Queer & People of Color Issue 2013

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Nayelly Barrios

Nayelly Barrios is a Rio Grande Valley native. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Puerto del Sol, Boxcar Poetry ReviewThe Paris-American and elsewhere. She is co-editor and co-founder of Ostrich Review.

Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen, author of The Heart’s Traffic & co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. They’re a Kundiman, Lambda & Norman Mailer Poetry Fellow, a member of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation & Macondo. An organizer, they worked in Asian American communities of San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside, & Boston. They are Cream City Review’s editor-in-chief. www.chinginchen.com

Jim Elledge

Jim Elledge’s Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist was recently published by Overlook Press. His H, a collection of prose poems, was issued by Lethe Press, and his A History of My Tattoo: A Poem won the Lambda Literary Award for gay poetry in 2006. With David Groff, he edited Who’s Yer Daddy? Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners. He lives in Atlanta.

Joseph O. Legaspi

Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago (CavanKerry Press) and two chapbooks: Subways (Thrush Press) and Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of the inaugural Blair Prize. He co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American writing. He lives in Queens, NY with his husband.

Sarah Maria Medina

Sarah Maria Medina is a poet and a fiction/creative non-fiction writer from the American Northwest. Her poetry has been printed in Raspa Literary Journal, As/Us Literary Journal, and Semicolon Journal, among others. She is also the author of a chapbook of poetry titled Girl Turnin’ Queen and Other (Broken) Havana Love Stories. She currently resides in Mexico, and is working on her Havana memoir.

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore is Professor of English and Interim Director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a member of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and she teaches literature and creative writing at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes (Minnesota, 2011), which won the Lambda Literary Award and was a finalist for the Publishers’ Triangle Award.

Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes is a Queer, Brown/Colombian/Latina, poet, writer, scholar, artist, & political activist. Her performance, creative writing, and photography have been seen or are forthcoming in San Francisco’s SomArts, Galeria de la Raza, the SICK Collective, the Mixed Race Queer and Feminist Zine, Brown and Proud Press, The Progressive, Wilde, the Blue Lyra Review, and From the Ground Up. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Daniel A. Olivas

Daniel A. Olivas is the author most recently of the award-winning novel, The Book of Want (University of Arizona Press, 2011). His fiction, poetry and essays have been widely anthologized including in Sudden Fiction Latino and Hint Fiction (both from W. W. Norton, 2010), and New California Writing (Heyday Books, 2012). www.danielolivas.com

Jake Ricafrente

Jake Ricafrente’s work has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Sewanee Theological Review, The South Carolina Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from The Johns Hopkins University and is an editor at Smartish Pace. He works as a copywriter in Atlanta.