A Palestinian-American poet attending Swarthmore College. He competed in the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (placing 2nd out of 68 international teams), the National Poetry Slam, and the Individual World Poetry Slam. He is a Pushcart nominee, a 2-time recipient of the Favianna Rodriguez Award for Artistic Activism, and a recipient of the Ghassan Kanafani Palestinian Literature Scholarship. He is currently on staff for Muzzle Magazine. He has poetry published/forthcoming in Diode, the Margins, Thrush, Apogee, and Sukoon. He hopes to continue bringing awareness to Palestinian human rights and socio-economic struggles through art.
Andrew Sargus Klein
Lives, loves, works, and performs in Baltimore. He tweets and writes poems about geology, being queer, highways, and outer space. Some of his favorite poems have found homes at The Offing, Wildness, Fruita Pulp, and Big Lucks. He is also the author of the poetry chapbook Bluemore. He is contributing editor at Platypus Press and a poetry reader at Little Patuxent Review. Along with his partner, Lynne Price, he co-runs the experimental performance series States and Drives, and he is one-half of the poetry-music project Klein/Price. He loves to cover dance and performance throughout Baltimore and would appreciate it if you checked out this essay about running tech for his partner’s dance performance on trauma, recovery, and healing.
A MFA poet based in Brooklyn, New York. He was named one of “10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need to Know” by Remezcla, “30 Poets You Should Be Reading” by The Literary Hub, and “7 Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Artist Doing the Work” by the Offing. His first chapbook “Sad Girl Poems” was published by Sibling Rivalry Press. He has poems published in American Poetry Review, Tin House, Vinyl Poetry, and Literary Hub. His work has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. He founded Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color with the Lambda Literary Foundation and co-founded The Undocupoets Campaign. He is currently working on a full-length poetry manuscript about police violence and mass incarceration.