Trevor Kaiser Allred
Trevor Kaiser Allred is a writer, arts advocate, and community builder. He writes with the belief that literature and philosophy should help us live and not require academic training to understand. His work concerns everyday things and what we learn from them. Instead of writing about mythology or trying to appear intelligent, he writes about The Legend of Zelda or about the word cute. His first book, a collection of poems, deals with the difficulty of growing up, becoming your own friend, and making sense of experience. Then a Voice of Power will be available for your hands and heart soon enough. Currently, he is couchsurfing around Europe, meeting wonderful people and taking language exams, because he’s “all about that life”. He also likes reading, museums, taking subways, and tries to be better in so many, many ways. He looks up to people like Saul Williams and Albert Camus. Life is too short to be insincere. He works as the Community Relations Manager for 1888 Center, a non-profit organization that serves as a regional catalyst for cultural heritage and literary arts in Orange County, California and beyond.
He is also a poet with The dA Center for the Arts, a non-profit organization enhancing the quality of life for Pomona and the greater community by educating and providing opportunities for the arts. You can learn about his plans for publishing and other projects on his website or keep in touch and chat with the guy on twitter, instagram, and facebook.
Montreux Rotholtz is a poet, editor, and helpful nuisance. Her debut collection, Unmark, was selected by Mary Szybist as the winner of the 2015 Burnside Review Press Book Award and was published by Burnside Review Press in 2017. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Black Warrior Review, Prelude, jubilat, the PEN Poetry Series, Fence, and elsewhere; and she holds degrees from the University of Washington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and a good dog named Toast.
- “Desert” and “Lex Talionis”
- “Fury” and “Policy”
- “August” and “Homeland”
- “Three poems”
Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. Her other books include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California.
- “Of Roots & Roamers“
- “Late Summer After a Panic Attack,” “The Visitor,” and “Bust“
- “The Burying Beetle“
- “Killing Methods“
- “A New National Anthem“
Photo by: Jude Domski