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Amanda Moore


Amanda Moore’s debut collection of poetry, Requeening was selected for the National Poetry Series by Ocean Vuong and published by HarperCollins/Ecco in October. It was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award and featured in Oprah Magazine’s annual Favorite Things Issue. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Best New Poets, ZZYZVA, Ploughshares, and LitHub. Although it shocks her former teachers and classmates to no end, Amanda is a high school English teacher and lives by the beach in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and daughter. 


Amorak Huey

started his education in homeschool before leaping to public school in eighth grade. He graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1988 and now teaches at Bowling Green State University, which proudly proclaims itself a public university for the public good. He is author of four books of poetry, including Dad Jokes from Late in the Patriarchy (Sundress Publications, 2021) and co-founder of the small poetry press River River Books.  

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Anthony Madrid


lives in Victoria, Texas. His writing has appeared in Best American Poetry, Boston Review, CONJUNCTIONS, FENCE, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, Lana Turner, LIT, and Poetry. He is the author of three books, all from Canarium: I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (2012), Try Never (2017), and Whatever’s Forbidden the Wise (2023). Website at

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Elsbeth Pancrazi

Elsbeth Pancrazi’s first poetry collection, Full Body Pleasure Suit, was the 2017 Wrolstad Contemporary Poetry Series selection from Tavern Books. Her work explores the territory between official and unofficial, public and private, named and unremarked-on versions of reality. She is the proprietor of a fake press called “Friends and Friends of Friends Printing.”

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Keith Taylor

has authored or edited 20 books and chapbooks, the most recent of which are All the Time You Want: Selected Poems, 1977 -2017 from Dzanc Books, and What Can the Matter Be? from Wayne State University Press. His collection, The Bird-while was published by Wayne State University Press in 2017 and won the Bronze medal for the Foreword/Indies Poetry Book of the Year. He has received Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, among others. After a series of mostly menial but formative jobs, he worked for most of 20 years as a bookseller, before teaching for a few years in the writing programs at the University of Michigan.

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Melissa Fite Johnson

is the author of three full-length collections, most recently Midlife Abecedarian (Riot in Your Throat, 2024). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Pleiades, HAD, Whale Road Review, SWWIM, and elsewhere. Melissa, a high school English teacher, is a poetry editor for The Weight, a journal for high school students, and Porcupine Lit, a journal by and for teachers. She and her husband live with their dogs in Lawrence, KS, where she co-hosts the Volta reading series at the Replay Lounge.

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Molly Raynor


is a poet and educator. Her poetry has been published in several literary magazines including Vinyl, The Rumpus, Porkbelly Press and Split Lip Magazine and her chapbook ZAFTIG is forthcoming from Fifth Avenue Press. She co-founded RAW Talent with Donté Clark, a youth performing arts program in Richmond, California, and Staying Power, a youth-driven arts activism program in Ypsilanti. Her work is highlighted in the documentary film, "Romeo Is Bleeding" which was on Netflix. She serves as the Director of Community at 4.0 Schools.

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Monica Rico

is Mexican American and the author of PINION, winner of the Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry selected by Kaveh Akbar. Follow her at



Robin Gow

(it/fae/he & él y elle) is a trans poet and witch from rural Pennsylvania. Fae works
as a community educator, calling folks into discussions around queer and disability justice.

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Sofia Fall

is a writer from Michigan, where she attended Ann Arbor Public Schools and was a member of the illustrious CHS poetry club. Her writing appears in The Shore, TRANSOM, and the anthology collection Dear Human at the Edge of Time: Poems About Climate Change in the U.S. She works in climate policy and communications in Seattle. 

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