Fisayo Adeyeye is the author of Cradles (Nomadic Press 2017), the current Poetry Editor of Fourteen Hills, a Co-Curator of the VelRo Graduate Reading Series, and he has works published in The Collapsar, The Birds We Piled Loosely, and The Wildness.
Poet, Nomadic Press
Cyrus Armajani lives in Oakland with his wife and two sons. He teaches reading and creative writing to youth who are incarcerated. Benefits of Doubt (Nomadic Press) is his first book.
Peter Bullen started writing after discovering that people will give you their attention if you are standing at the front of a room, holding text and quivering in fear. He'll do almost anything for attention. His first chapbook 'Wallflower' is just out from Nomadic Press.
MK Chavez is a writer and a champion of public health and social justice. She is the author of Virgin Eyes, Mothermorphosis, Dear Animal, (Nomadic Press) will be released in October 2016. Chavez is co-founder and curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, and the co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She has been a fellow at VONA, Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, and Antioch Writers Workshop. Chavez believes in... Read More →
Event Manager, Nomadic Press
I am an original founder of Oakland's Beast Crawl Literary Festival. I am also the author of the poetry collections "We Shoot Typewriters" and "Notes From an Orgy." I edit poetry for the Oakland Review and edit fiction for Full of Crow Online.
Chair, English and the Humanities, Cogswell College
Soma Mei Sheng Frazier is an East Coast Native living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her two fiction chapbooks, Salve (Nomadic Press) and Collateral Damage: A Triptych (RopeWalk Press), earned praise from Nikki Giovanni, Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket), Antonya Nelson, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Molly Giles, Michelle Tea and others. You can find her work online at Eclectica Magazine, Carve Magazine, Eleven Eleven and Kore Press. New work is... Read More →
Association of Black and Brown Writers, Nomadic Press
| Vernon Keeve III is a black and queer writer from Virginia, and a high school teacher in Oakland, CA. He has read his poetry at the SF Poetry Jazz Festival, the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and the Oakland Book Festival. He has poetry and essays published in Ishmael Reed's Konch Online Journal, Black Girl Dangerous, Entropy, and Foglifter, and Blues Arrival: Stories of the Queer Black South and Migration; received the Zora Neale Hurston Award... Read More →
Nazelah Jamison is a gifted poet, emcee, and vocalist who has learned from and graced the stage with some of the finest people in entertainment today. She has competed on and/or coached 12 National Slam teams; and has performed poetry & music across 3 continents. Until she retired (ha!) in 2014, she hosted and co-produced The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic, an on-going monthly poetry slam in Oakland, CA, as well as performing at venues around the... Read More →
nick johnson was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland but now calls Oakland home. He received his BA in English from Morgan State University and his MFA in Creative Writing from the California College of the Arts. His work has been featured on KPFA's Rude Awakening, and has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Brilliant Corners, Red Light Lit, Metazen, Samizdat, and Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War. His... Read More →
sam sax is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series selected by Terrance Hayes. His second book ‘Bury It’ will be out on Wesleyan University Press in 2018. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & The Michener Center where he served as the Editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of four chapbooks. Winner of... Read More →