Role: Contributors

Hoa Nguyên

Hoa Nguyen (she/her/hers) was born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, DC, area. Nguyen studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, Texas—their home of 14 years. She is the author of four full-length collections of

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (she/her/hers) 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

Lorna Dee Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes (she/her/hers) 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

Cate Marvin

Cate Marvin (she/her/hers) 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 (she/her/hers), 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