Chen Chen is the author of the poetry collection "When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities" (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2017), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. A Kundiman and Lamda Literary Fellow, Chen is pursuing a PhD in English and creative writing at Texas Tech University.
Jessica Baran’s third poetry collection "Common Sense" was published by Lost Roads Press in March 2017. She previously served as the director of the St. Louis community arts forum Fort Gondo. She co-curates the poetry series 100 Boots at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Her writings have appeared in "Pool Poetry," "The Awl," and "Poetry Society of America." She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
Jacqui Germain is a poet, freelance writer, and an Arts and Culture contributor with ALIVE Magazine based in St. Louis, MO. She is a Callaloo Fellow, Emerging Poets Incubator Fellow, and author of "When the Ghosts Come Ashore," published in 2016 through Button Poetry. She's been featured in Huffington Post, St. Louis Public Radio, and Ploughshares Journal's Activist-Poet Spotlight Series, and has poems published in multiple journals, in addition to Sundress Publication's 2015 Best of the Net Anthology and "Crossing the Divide," an anthology of St. Louis poets, published in 2016 by Vagabond Books. Her writing often involves an excavation of history and memory, attempting to challenge linear assumptions of time, progress, power and experience through an intimate lens.
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