Lorena Alvarado is originally from Huntington Park, CA. Her article on aging, song and Chavela Vargas is upcoming in Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory. She lives in Chicago.
José B. González was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and immigrated to New London, Connecticut at the age of eight. He has published poetry in Callaloo, The Teacher’s Voice, Palabra, Acentos Review, Calabash, Colere, and in anthologies including Coloring Book, Nantucket: A Collection, and Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature, which he also co-edited. His work was most recently included in a special edition of OCHO featuring Latino poets.
Ryan Hibbet’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in (among other places) LIT, Willow Springs, String Poet, Eclectica, Atlanta Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review.
Peycho Kanev is the author of three poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he has received Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Translations of his books will be published soon in Italy, Poland, and Russia. His poems have appeared in more than 900 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and others.
Nika McKagen makes things in Virginia. She listens to Patsy Cline while she walks her dog.
Decades ago, kerry rawlinson gravitated from sunny Zambian skies to solid Canadian soil. She’s the winner of Postcards, Poems & Prose‘s “drawkcaB” Contest, and a finalist in Ascent Aspirations and Mississippi Valley Poetry Contests. Poems accepted (some with artwork) include: Midwest Quarterly, ditchpoetry, Kind Of A Hurricane Press Anthologies, Lantern Journal, 3Elements Review, Unshod Quills, War, Literature & the Arts. Photo-artwork in: Qwerty, Wax Poetry & Art, Centrifugal Eye, and Adirondack Review.
Michael Wasson is nimíipuu from the Nez Perce Reservation and lives in rural Japan. His poems appear in Waxwing, DIALOGIST, Poetry Kanto, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and elsewhere.