Yolande is a PhD student in English at the University at Albany. She is a poet, painter, & translator. Her work has appeared in Poems for the Millennium: The University of California Book of North African Literature, Eleven Eleven, Rattapallax, & CELAAN Revue du Centre d’Études des Littératures et des Arts d’Afrique du Nord; she was also co-editor of Marivaudage: théories et pratiques d’un discours. She will never finish her so far decade-long project of translating the complete works of Franco-Algerian poet Jean Sénac.
Ben is the author of the novel The Sea Beach Line. His other works include the nonfiction monograph Punk in NYC's Lower East Side 1981-1991, which was recently published in Spanish translation in Chile. He received his MFA from the City College of New York, and is currently pursuing a PhD in English at SUNY Albany. More about his work can be found at bennadler.com
Victorio Reyes Asili
Victorio is an activist, poet, essayist and artist living in Albany, New York. His poems have been published in Acentos Review, The Mandala Journal, Pilgrimage Magazine, Mobius, Word Riot, The Pine Hills Review; and the anthologies It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop (2017), and Chorus‒A Literary Mixtapea (2012). His essays can be found at Awst Press and She Breathes. Reyes Asili served as the executive director of The Social Justice Center of Albany for eleven years. He is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University at Albany.
Janna is a fiction writer and sometime wedding harpist, dog musher, and developer of a children's Spanish language program. She holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she worked documenting the Lower Tanana Athabaskan language, and an MA in English from Montana State University - Bozeman. She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at SUNY Albany with an interest in the non-anthropocentric narrative implications of new materialisms. Her work has appeared in Mamalode Magazine and Ladybug.
Kennedy Coyne was once told by Zadie Smith that she should be a stand-up comedian.
Originally from The Bronx, Kiana is an undergrad at SUNY Albany who studies English and Creative Writing. She enjoys poetry, a good cup of tea, and birdwatching. Her notepad is full of ideas ranging from fictional stories to playful doodles.
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