Michael Mejia

Michael Mejia is the author of the novels TOKYO and Forgetfulness, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including AGNI, DIAGRAM, The Collagist, Seneca Review, and My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.

Michael Mejia is the author of the novels TOKYO and Forgetfulness, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including AGNI, DIAGRAM, The Collagist, Seneca Review, and My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, he is editor-in-chief of Western Humanities Review, co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, and a professor of creative writing at the University of Utah.

Emily Raboteau

Emily Raboteau writes at the intersection of social and environmental justice, race, climate change, and parenthood. Her books are The Professor’s DaughterSearching for Zion, winner of an American Book Award; and the forthcoming Lessons for Survival.

Emily Raboteau writes at the intersection of social and environmental justice, race, climate change, and parenthood. Her books are The Professor’s DaughterSearching for Zion, winner of an American Book Award; and the forthcoming Lessons for Survival. A contributing editor at Orion Magazine, Raboteau’s essays have appeared and been anthologized in The New Yorker, the New York TimesThe NationBest American Science WritingBest American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. She is a professor at the City College of New York (CUNY) and lives in the Bronx.

Amelia Worsley

Amelia Worsley teaches in the English Department at Amherst College. She is author of the forthcoming Singing by Herself: Lonely Poets in the Long Eighteenth Century, and has published widely on eighteenth-century and Romantic British Literature.

Amelia Worsley teaches in the English Department at Amherst College. She is author of the forthcoming Singing by Herself: Lonely Poets in the Long Eighteenth Century, and has published widely on eighteenth-century and Romantic British Literature.

Ebony LaDelle

Ebony LaDelle is the author of Love Radio—which was People‘s best book of the summer, a 2023 Audie Award Finalist, a 2023 Michigan Notable Book, Apple Books’ best book of 2022, an Amazon’s Editor Pick, and was featured on the Today show.

Ebony LaDelle is the author of Love Radio—which was People‘s best book of the summer, a 2023 Audie Award Finalist, a 2023 Michigan Notable Book, Apple Books’ best book of 2022, an Amazon’s Editor Pick, and was featured on the Today show. Prior to being an author, Ebony was a brand marketing director in book publishing and worked at Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, among others. Born in MI, awoken at Howard University, and cultivated in Brooklyn, Ebony can usually be found eating out somewhere or being the undisputed Mom Friend of any group. You can follow her on social at @ebonyladelle.

Anis Mojgani

Anis Mojgani is Oregon’s current Poet Laureate and the author of five books of poetry. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in journals Bat City Review, Rattle, Buzzfeed Reader, Thrush, and Forklift Ohio, amongst others.

Anis Mojgani is Oregon’s current Poet Laureate and the author of five books of poetry. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in journals Bat City Review, Rattle, Buzzfeed Reader, Thrush, and Forklift Ohio, amongst others. A two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, Anis has done commissioned work for the Getty Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Portland Timbers, and has been awarded artist residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Bloedel Nature Reserve. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland, OR, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Literary Arts. His latest collection is In the Pockets of Small Gods.

Tomás Q. Morín

Tomás Q. Morín is the author most recently of the poetry collection Machete and the memoir Let Me Count the Ways. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tomás Q. Morín is the author most recently of the poetry collection Machete and the memoir Let Me Count the Ways. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at Rice University.

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Debra Magpie Earling

Debra Magpie Earling is the author of The Lost Journals of Sacajewa and Perma Red. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Debra Magpie Earling is the author of The Lost Journals of Sacajewa and Perma Red. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She retired from the University of Montana where she was named professor emeritus in 2021. She is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation. She is Bitterroot Salish.

Dr. Shane Doyle

Dr. Shane Doyle (Apsáalooke) is a Montana-based scholar, writer, performing artist, and community advocate whose work focuses on the deep history and cultural heritage of the Indigenous people of the Northern Great Plains.

Dr. Shane Doyle (Apsáalooke) is a Montana-based scholar, writer, performing artist, and community advocate whose work focuses on the deep history and cultural heritage of the Indigenous people of the Northern Great Plains. Doyle holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University and completed a post-doctoral research appointment in genetics with the University of Copenhagen in 2016.Shane helped lead the Yellowstone Revealed All-Nations Teepee Village in the summer of 2022 and is currently a full-time cultural consultant who lives in Bozeman, MT.

Jerid P. Woods

Jerid P. Woods, also known as Akili Nzuri, is a writer, educator, PhD Candidate, and literary influencer.

Jerid P. Woods, also known as Akili Nzuri, is a writer, educator, PhD Candidate, and literary influencer. He was born and raised in Natchez, MS and survives on an unwavering commitment to ignite a passion for reading in the youth; he also exists as a living testimony to the power of shared stories and knowing one’s self. He is the owner and creator of Ablackmanreading.com and the Instagram blog: @ablackmanreading. He is also one half of the dynamic podcast duo, @booksarepopculture available for streaming on all services.