Role: Contributors

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the first Tibetan female poet to be published in English and is the author of three collections of poetry: My rice tastes like the lake, In the Absent Everyday and Rules of the House, all from Apogee Press. My rice tastes like the lake was a finalist for the Northern California

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes is “The Most Famous Poet You’ve Never Heard Of” and is back to not being able to keep her dishes washed now that she’s back on her Pacifica shore reviving her groundbreaking press, MANGO Publications. Recently settled in Olympia, she writes under Douglas fir: poetry, fiction, nonfiction (philosophy, memoir and a study

Cate Marvin

Cate Marvin has published three books of poems: World’s Tallest Disaster, Fragment of the Head of a Queen, and Oracle. A recipient of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Monica J. Casper

Monica J. Casper, Director of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, wears many hats, even when she’s not wearing a hat. Some days, she is a scholar and an editor and a teacher, while other days she is the alpha female who slays scorpions and wipes up puppy mess and bakes muffins.

Shefali Milczarek-Desai

Shefali Milczarek-Desai, an Arizonan since age 3, is a writer who has taken scenic detours into lawyering and mothering. Shefali’s writing has appeared in This Bridge We Call Home, Edible Baja Arizona, Sojourner, Inland Shores, The UCLA Women’s Law Journal, and The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. She also writes a bi-monthly column