Aja Couchois Duncan is an educator and writer of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her work has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and elsewhere. In 2013, she received a James D. Phelan Literary Award.
Sara Marinelli grew up in Naples, Italy. Like her heart, her writing is split between English and Italian. Her work has appeared in several Italian publications and in New American Writing. She also translates for cinema and teaches literature at USF and San Francisco State University. She co-curates Hazel Reading Series, a bi-montly reading series devoted to women writers in SF Bay Area.
Elizabeth M. Montoya is a former mental health social worker, who loves fantasy, sci-fi, and post apocalyptic literature. She currently interns at Somos en escrito, a latino literary magazine, while working on her Nonfiction thesis about memory, loss, and physical spaces.
Associate Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
Born in Sri Lanka, Pireeni Sundaralingam is co-editor of "Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry" (U. Arkansas Press, 2010), winner of the 2011 N.California Book Award & PEN Josephine Miles Award. Her poetry has been published in over twenty literary journals including The American Poetry Review and Ploughshares, featured in anthologies such as Amnesty's "101 Poems for Human Rights", and translated into five... Read More →